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Old 04-29-2010, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Evoracer
Anybody got answers to these ?
We need to get through this years nationals first
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:27 PM
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I posted this info in the Pics & Paint thread as well.

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Was trying to find a minimalist way to mount a driver on my TC3. In total this solution cost less than $10 USD.

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$4.40 (1) Tamiya part Z58124 (0225001) - Driver head/shoulders (http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLDW5&P=7)
$4.00 (1) Traxxas #4919 Servo mounts (2 in package)
N/A (1) Stock TC3 battery strap

I drilled a hole in the side of the battery strap and the base of the servo mount and secured with 1 screw. The entire setup is about 10-15 grams of weight.

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Old 04-29-2010, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by robk
The easiest thing is a bit of scrap lexan to make a shelf. A lot of times I put it on the battery strap, so the driver can come off easily.
+1 This is exactly what I plan in doing

I also like the way yours turned out Brian.
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TICK TOCK....7AM AND 8 HOURS TO CHICAGO/WINTHROP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FOR THE .................

USVTA SCALE CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 1 & 2 2010 Sat-Trans Am & RCGT, Sun- Mini and F1
Doors open 7am, Race 10am each day
The Track @ Harbor Hobby, Winthrop Harbor, IL
(Indoor Carpet track-Hobby shop on site)

$35 1st class, $10 each additional class
Address:
1225 Sheridan Rd.
Suite H
Winthrop Harbor, IL
60096
(847) 246-1762
http://www.harbor-hobby.net/



USVTA will be the CURRENT rules on the website with the following
No one ways - diff or spool only

Tekin max Vegas 200 NO TURBO
Mamba pro NO CHEAT MODE
LRP SPX profile 4
LRP TC Spec profile 6
LRP SPHERE Comp profile 6
KO BMC TBD
SpeedPassion Software versions 091231 and any software start with 10XXXX are illegal
No Black diamonds whatsoever
Final ESC rules will be announced before the race...will be very similar to Novak race, timing may be restricted as well

RCGT
17.5 motor / ESC as above
Only HPI part #4495 26mm Pro-compound Belted tires with Stock inserts allowed
Only 26mm rims that are Non-Dish rims
Any 190mm or 200mm GT or non ROAR body is allowed so no “Race” body…i.e. Stratus, Mazda 6, Alfa etc.
Only the wings that come with the body or after market molded plastic TC wings from HPI can be used….no Mazda or race body wings can be fitted.
1450g

F1
Any RWD 2wd F1 car
foam or rubber tires
Silver can motors >>13,500 rpm limit

Mini
Any 2wd mini car
rubber tires
Silver can motors >>13,500 rpm limit

CYA SOON.....
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:02 AM
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Thanks for the info. I had to back up from my screen about 6 feet to be able to read it, thank goodness for my wireless mouse.
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Originally Posted by Timbulb
Thanks for the info. I had to back up from my screen about 6 feet to be able to read it, thank goodness for my wireless mouse.
lol...also...dont forget to go to Live RC to see how bad Im really doing...lol...cya

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Old 05-01-2010, 02:52 PM
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couldnt be as bad as me... my tt01e broke, my tc3 i just got dont work right, the mamba max esc didnt work and now awaiting the arrival of my replacement, and my body is SOOOOO boring! lol. i just need some new gear, but i cant afford much as of right now.
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Indy RC Racer-- The 2 tracks running VTA in Indianapolis didn't sign on to the head in the car. I think you shoe goo the head to top of roof and brace that when dry.
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I currently run an SC10 and RC10T and am leaning towards picking up an on-road car (carpet track) and running in the VTA class. It appeals to me for a lot of reasons. Is the Tamiya TA-05 a good chassis to run? The TC4 is priced right but I have heard mixed things about it and many of the guys at my local track run or have run the TA05 so advice (and parts support) would be at my disposal. Any thoughts on the Cyclone?
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You will like VTA. Just about any 4wd touring car will work for VTA. With the 21.5 and later this year the 25.5 they don't need the latest greatest battery cause you'll only use about 600mah per heat. As long as you can get parts. With the speed you don't need the latest greatest chassis or speedo.
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Originally Posted by sneako
I currently run an SC10 and RC10T and am leaning towards picking up an on-road car (carpet track) and running in the VTA class. It appeals to me for a lot of reasons. Is the Tamiya TA-05 a good chassis to run? The TC4 is priced right but I have heard mixed things about it and many of the guys at my local track run or have run the TA05 so advice (and parts support) would be at my disposal. Any thoughts on the Cyclone?
quite honestly, you answered your own question...

Q:Is the Tamiya TA-05 a good chassis to run?
A:many of the guys at my local track run or have run the TA05 so advice (and parts support) would be at my disposal

if you have a car that a good portion of the locals run and have good part support - then IT IS the car to run, no online questions need to be asked

For this class ANY chassis will work, I personally run the cyclone and its great best handling car I've ever drove - but I have zero local parts support, anything i need has to come from online shops, ebay and/or Japan or Hong Kong...so its not that great of a chassis to run from a support-point of view

alot of people run the cyclone and a lot of peope run the TA05 - and still you have a good portion of guys running the tc3/tc4....so you are looking in the right directon for 'the' chassis to run - but I believe (in your case), the TA05 would be the better dealio for you
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
quite honestly, you answered your own question...

Q:Is the Tamiya TA-05 a good chassis to run?
A:many of the guys at my local track run or have run the TA05 so advice (and parts support) would be at my disposal

if you have a car that a good portion of the locals run and have good part support - then IT IS the car to run, no online questions need to be asked :)

For this class ANY chassis will work, I personally run the cyclone and its great best handling car I've ever drove - but I have zero local parts support, anything i need has to come from online shops, ebay and/or Japan or Hong Kong...so its not that great of a chassis to run from a support-point of view

alot of people run the cyclone and a lot of peope run the TA05 - and still you have a good portion of guys running the tc3/tc4....so you are looking in the right directon for 'the' chassis to run - but I believe (in your case), the TA05 would be the better dealio for you :)
Originally Posted by speedster1919
You will like VTA. Just about any 4wd touring car will work for VTA. With the 21.5 and later this year the 25.5 they don't need the latest greatest battery cause you'll only use about 600mah per heat. As long as you can get parts. With the speed you don't need the latest greatest chassis or speedo.
Thanks guys...I knew the TA05 would be the right place to start...thought maybe there would be a kit I had looked over.

VTA appeals to me mainly because I don't want to break out the micrometers just to place a body clip!
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:29 AM
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The question about what chassis is good for VTA comes up every now and then. Can someone help me fill in the blanks for the A-main results at this year's USVTA Nat's race.

1. TC5 - driver?
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
6. TC3 - Brian Smith
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. ?
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
The question about what chassis is good for VTA comes up every now and then. Can someone help me fill in the blanks for the A-main results at this year's USVTA Nat's race.

1. TC5 - JC Oaks
2. XRay T2(??) Fred Kellner
3. ?? Rich Murphy??
4.TC5 Ken Pepe??
5. TA05 John Ermer??
6. TC3 - Brian Smith
7. ?? James Deadrick??
8. TA05 v2 Rob King
9. Corally RDX Bobby Awesome
10.TC5 Myron Kinnard??
As you can tell by the questions marks, I'm not 100% on the run down, but the cars I'm pretty sure on.
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
The question about what chassis is good for VTA comes up every now and then. Can someone help me fill in the blanks for the A-main results at this year's USVTA Nat's race.

1. TC5 - driver?
2. T2 007 Fred Kellner
3. Corally PHI 07, Rich Murphy
4. ?
5. ?
6. TC3 - Brian Smith
7. TOP Photon, James Deadrick
8. ?
9. ?
10. ?
Here is the pdf file for all the "A"'s.
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