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Old 04-06-2008, 10:03 PM   #691
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What we've found is that seasoned racers help newer people out by hooking them up with lots of used stuff. Almost every experienced on road racer has a few stock motors just laying around and obviously lots of NiMh cells to make 4 cell packs from.
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i just like it because it gives me a use for my 12th scale packs that have been sitting around for the last year
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I can't wait for that day. It's going to be insane seeing this class take place so close by to my town. It would be great to travel to other states and compete as teams...
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The USVTA Nats this weekend will feature a "track team" competition...The best finishes from each track's racers will score points for a track team champion.
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8000mah Lipos are now a reality people. Brushless has been mainstream for over 2 years in racing. It stands to reason that this combination is the future of our hobby, which is racing toy cars. It's just a matter of time before NiMH cells (good ones, anyway) are hard to get. They certainly aren't doing themselves any favors by blowing up (due to over-charging/dead shorting/etc..) on a regular basis in the pits at any big race. And, like it or not folks, people will ALWAYS tamper with safety/longevity to go fast. So Lipos will most certainly be seen going up in flames regularly due to some knob charging it like an NiMh, or using too much voltage to charge it, or whatever. Track owners have good reason to be afraid. Who knows what the answer is? Honestly, who wants to check every racers' battery voltage before they go out to race (serious racers know what I'm talking about) as part of the tech inspection to help prevent Lipo's going off? So for now, lets let the people who create the rules decide how best to direct the sport of toy car racing. Meanwhile, let's keep the TransAm cars slow so guys like me can run them competitively. Sorry, but just my $.02. And a pic of my latest......
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I'm glad to see some place are still considering Brushed motors

I'm hoping we get something regular over here in the Phila/South Jersey area - I'm pushing for 27t or 19t and 4cells
I'm sure 27t/4 cell will remain in the mix. The more the merrier
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ApexSpeed I have a new in the bag Pegasus '70 "Mach Racer" body (PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang) that is actually a '69 Mach 1, if anyone is interested in it. I'll bring it with me Friday and Saturday to the Nationals, or I can ship it if you like. If you grab it from me Saturday, I'll make you a deal on it.
I will take that Mustang body off your hands. I will be there Saturday we can work out the deal then.
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Todd Marshall, in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area, is trying to start a Trans AM class for Nitros usinf a lot of the same rules you have already set up.
Ahem, a hint follows....
It would be nice to be able to have an official Nitro/Electric Trans AM Racing class. The electric one you have is fantastic. The rules/etc for this class makes it real easy to run in....

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=216121

301 RACEWAY IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE
1/10 SCALE NITRO TRANS AM RACING
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1. ANY 4WD NITRO CHASSIS

2. HPI VINTAGE TA BODIES ONLY. (other company bodies will be added shortly)

3.HPI VINTAGE WHEELS AND TIRES ONLY (any tire insert may be used)

4. NON MODIFIED OS .12TG BOX STOCK ENGINES ONLY.
the OS .12TG is the only legal motor for the TRANS AM point series.

MORE RULES TO BE ANNOUNCED

ENTRY FEE FOR TRANS AM IS ONLY $15.00
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We've been experimenting with the 21.5/lipo combo. It's awesome and where everyone needs to be. I plan to run that next year.
I am going to be testing a new 21.5 with Lipo this week at Seattle Indoor Raceway, we have been running T/A silver Can 6 Cell, lately we have been seeing people showing up with 17.5s 13.5s just blasting around the track, haveing a blast, the cars are actually Hooking up well. Currently we are running a set 5.8 FDR, with silver can, has anyone set any suggested FDR with the 21.5 on Lipo?

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I am going to be testing a new 21.5 with Lipo this week at Seattle Indoor Raceway, we have been running T/A silver Can 6 Cell, lately we have been seeing people showing up with 17.5s 13.5s just blasting around the track, haveing a blast, the cars are actually Hooking up well. Currently we are running a set 5.8 FDR, with silver can, has anyone set any suggested FDR with the 21.5 on Lipo?

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A lipo 21.5 @ 5.0 FDR is pretty darn close to a 4 cell 17.5 @ 4.0. We've been running them together here and if you gear the 21.5 to its potential it is considerably faster than a 4 cell 17.5 even without the 4.0 FDR restriction.
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I would agree... start exactly 1 FDR above the 17.5 on 4-cell, wherever that might be. I run 17.5 at right around 3.75 FDR and the 21.5 on LiPo was perfect at 4.75 FDR for Trans Am.
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Just checkin out this thread and dig the Trans Am stuff.

Just thought I'd chime in and say that the Pegasus Cuda is definitely a
71 Hemi Cuda.
Gills on the front fenders, shaker hood, and 71 only grille.
The HPI is a 70 for sure, AAR of course. Yeh, Trans Am ride.

Yeh, I'm a 'cuda fan.
71 was the only year with the 4 headlights.
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