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Old 12-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #7156
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is the 25.5 in the store's yet or is it coming later

You can currently buy the stator for the ballistic series motors but the ss version is not yet available.
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That would be my biggest concern, the cars being boring on larger tracks. I could see them being fun still on a 60' layout but on 120' not so much. I think if anything we'll see a spike in the RCGT class when the new rules do go in effect. Guess time will tell.
The FDR limit has been 86'd, so we'll be able to get down the bigger straightaways without having to worry that some other guy has more tread and thus less FDR.

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I bet with the low amp draw of a 25.5 with no timing advance you won't see more than 800-900 mAh being pulled out.

15 minute mains anyone?
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That would be my biggest concern, the cars being boring on larger tracks. I could see them being fun still on a 60' layout but on 120' not so much.
Any perceived "boredom" should be more than offset by trying to nail lines in the middle of a honest-to-goodness pack of cars all racing for that line as well.

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I think if anything we'll see a spike in the RCGT class when the new rules do go in effect. Guess time will tell.
And it's a great thing that alternatives are there for folks who just don't get it. It was said from the beginning in VTA--it ain't going to be for everybody, and that's entirely OK. That's what throws some people about the class is that it doesn't try to be all things for all people. There are some neat classes out there (RCGT being a GREAT example) that cater to folks who get their buzz on with more speed. Heck, if we did RCGT here I'D probably get back in to more TC-like racing.

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is the 25.5 in the store's yet or is it coming later
The 25.5 stator for the Ballistic motors is available from Novak directly via the Shopatron system. Part number is S663X, price shipped is $42.64 (34.99 plus $7.65 shipping, guessing CA residents will have to add tax). I BELIEVE Novak 2 indicated they will sell an entire 25.5 Ballistic motor to-order as well for folks that don't already have Ballistic motors to add the stator assy to.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #7160
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Praise the lord and pass the biscuits. I'm glad of the rules change the cars were getting way out of hand in terms of speed.
The funny thing is that now I have to worry about making weight with my TA-05.
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I bet with the low amp draw of a 25.5 with no timing advance you won't see more than 800-900 mAh being pulled out.

15 minute mains anyone?
OH HELL YES!
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I dont know if I can focus on my car for that long.
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Thanks for making the tough decisions Robk!
I think that this will definitely make the class even better!
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Bravo!!!!

Now just convince the fine folks here in Florida that going slower can be a good thing!

BTW Kevin, the ol' Pro4 is still kicking in RCGT livery these days. LOVE THAT CAR!!!!!
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I really like the new ESC rules. I went to a Tekin to avoid getting run over on the straights by wild cars. With everyone in the same boat now, that won't be a problem.

If another mfg submits an ESC with non-adjustable timing, will it be allowed?

And, how exactly is this motor exchange going to work with Novak?
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I really like the new ESC rules. I went to a Tekin to avoid getting run over on the straights by wild cars. With everyone in the same boat now, that won't be a problem.

If another mfg submits an ESC with non-adjustable timing, will it be allowed?

And, how exactly is this motor exchange going to work with Novak?
http://www.teamnovak.com/product_exchange/index.html

That link is their current exchange program. Hopefully we will get the full lowdown shortly.

Right now i don't see anyone making anything without some timing advance in it, and no way to externally program the esc.
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You could add to the ESC list the original LRP Sphere #80500 and the Novak XBR. They're out of production, but I'm sure there are many of them still out there somewhere. There's even one website that is still selling Novak Super Sport Plus's. I've also got a Chinese GTB knock-off from a company called "EC Power", but I'm not sure how "real" this company is. Probably not worth including.
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Well it looks like I may be selling my Tekin here around fall unless I use it in a rcgt car. So Novak will offer a exchange on the SS motors right?
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I bet with the low amp draw of a 25.5 with no timing advance you won't see more than 800-900 mAh being pulled out.

15 minute mains anyone?
I would sure hope so. I'm pulling out less than that with a 21.5 and a Tekin speedo with all the tricks.

Then again we have a 5.0 fdr rule at our track. When we all start running 25.5 with a 4.0 fdr and see motor temps of 150 again you are probably right.
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