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Old 04-16-2008, 07:36 PM
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Does anyone have gearing recommendations for the Novak SS 21.5?

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A 21.5 on LiPo is still not legal in USVTA rules or sanctioned tracks, but start it out about 1 full FDR above the 17.5 on 4-cells and you'll be close. Get it started around 4.5 - 4.7 FDR and work from there.


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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
A 21.5 on LiPo is still not legal in USVTA rules or sanctioned tracks, but start it out about 1 full FDR above the 17.5 on 4-cells and you'll be close. Get it started around 4.5 - 4.7 FDR and work from there.


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Thanks. I should have clarified. We run Trans Am on carpet using Tamiya Silver Can motors with 6 cell NiMH or lipo. We are experimenting to see if a 21.5 brushless would be equivalent to a well-tuned Silver Can. What do you think a good starting FDR would be for the 21.5/lipo combination?

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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
A 21.5 on LiPo is still not legal in USVTA rules or sanctioned tracks, but start it out about 1 full FDR above the 17.5 on 4-cells and you'll be close. Get it started around 4.5 - 4.7 FDR and work from there.


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Will you approve the 21.5/ lipo before the fall season?
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Will you approve the 21.5/ lipo before the fall season?
Pretty please with sugar on top....
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Originally Posted by Pete Thomas
We are experimenting to see if a 21.5 brushless would be equivalent to a well-tuned Silver Can. What do you think a good starting FDR would be for the 21.5/lipo combination?
4.75 FDR is where I would target the drive ratio to start. And no, it will be probably be faster than a silver can motor.



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Will you approve the 21.5/ lipo before the fall season?
I would bet on it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:55 AM
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Great, now I'll have to find more room somewhere in my car to stuff in all the "special effects" for next year!
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Don't worry Rick, I can always lend you a hand and tell you where to "stuff it"
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Can anyone recommend a good touring car for a newbie to touring cars and the T/A class?

After reading many of the posts it seems that the older cars can hang with the newer cars. After searching ebay and the marketplace posts here i'm no closer to figuring out in which car i'd like to invest.

I'm more interested in a shaft drive car from tamiya or associated, but i'm willing to listen to any advice.

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I would recommend a car that your local hobby shop stocks parts for. That way you can get replacement parts easier. Plus more people may be running that car in your area to get setup advice from.
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Originally Posted by pejota
Can anyone recommend a good touring car for a newbie to touring cars and the T/A class?

After reading many of the posts it seems that the older cars can hang with the newer cars. After searching ebay and the marketplace posts here i'm no closer to figuring out in which car i'd like to invest.

I'm more interested in a shaft drive car from tamiya or associated, but i'm willing to listen to any advice.

thanks!!
I just picked up a used TC4 for a very good price, and I plan to use that to race the T/A class if it gets off the ground. If it doesn't, it is still a great car for regular TC racing. I don't see how you can go wrong. In fact, there is a decent looking red bodied one on fleabay right now for about $60.

I just looked at it, and it's a FT TC4.... @ $51.00 for now.

Here's the LINK.
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Originally Posted by pejota
Can anyone recommend a good touring car for a newbie to touring cars and the T/A class?

After reading many of the posts it seems that the older cars can hang with the newer cars. After searching ebay and the marketplace posts here i'm no closer to figuring out in which car i'd like to invest.

I'm more interested in a shaft drive car from tamiya or associated, but i'm willing to listen to any advice.

thanks!!
Any of the cars are good even old cars. If you are interested I have a HPI Pro 4 for sale that has a ton of parts and I can set it up with some Trans AM tires and bodies for you....I will also throw in a High speed steering servo and a Brushed ESC and motor if you like...all you would need would be a radio, receiver and a battery and you are set. The car works great and does very well. PM me if you are interested.
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That Pro4 is definitely one of the faster cars around. A great deal at that price, too.
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
That Pro4 is definitely one of the faster cars around. A great deal at that price, too.
Ummm... WHAT PRICE?!?

How much for that car Kevin K? Sounds nice...
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Originally Posted by Zagar
Ummm... WHAT PRICE?!?

How much for that car Kevin K? Sounds nice...

you have a PM.
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