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Old 06-04-2010, 08:56 AM   #8761
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...Loved the sequence between 1:35 and 1:45 on this video between you and the white camaro!....
Thank you, please drive through!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:47 AM   #8762
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Man,those vids just remind me of how MISERABLE my car was that day.
I think we tossed every idea at that thing and it just kept spinning lap after lap.
Seeing those vids and getting to hear the tires really helps me realize just how bad my setup was.. Good grief what a bad day of racing......

DARKSIDES pics also remind me I need to get to work on a spoiler too.ty
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LOL, I paused it right at the T-bone, then a frame or two later, you see the right rear tire of the Camaro rolling over RaceAce's hood......good stuff.....
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how about some incar aaction from jackson rc in NJ lat weekend




wow how did you get an onboard, what camera did you use, how did it affect the setup
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I have purchased a used TA05 to run in a VTA/Scale spec class at a local facility. The idea of keeping cost down while maintaining a balanced playing field is what attracted me to this on-road division.

Is running a brushed setup a disadvantage when compared to a brushless system? Basically, will a Nimh brushed car be able to compete against a Lipo brushless car?

Sorry if this question has been addressed in previous posts.
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the white comaro spun in fornt of me i swear


the camera is a key chain camera i got off ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/Spy-Camera-Key-C...item3ca96a8fd9

it doest weight much and its in a tc3 so its already a lead sled and handles like poopy
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I have purchased a used TA05 to run in a VTA/Scale spec class at a local facility. The idea of keeping cost down while maintaining a balanced playing field is what attracted me to this on-road division.

Is running a brushed setup a disadvantage when compared to a brushless system? Basically, will a Nimh brushed car be able to compete against a Lipo brushless car?

Sorry if this question has been addressed in previous posts.
You'll do just fine. Some people actually prefer the brushed motor setup. Just remember, in september the national rules change allowing only the 25.5 BL goes into effect. Overall, the BL is cheaper and more consistant.
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You'll do just fine. Some people actually prefer the brushed motor setup. Just remember, in september the national rules change allowing only the 25.5 BL goes into effect. Overall, the BL is cheaper and more consistant.
I didn't realize that 25.5 BL was going to be the only motor allowed. Guess that answers my question!

Thanks for the response.
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i am new to the vta class...i am looking for a setup for a tc5 i am converting into a vta...the trace is 70x30ft..very technical carpet track..can anyone help me out..i also need a setup for a flowing track 100x80ft...please help...
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i am new to the vta class...i am looking for a setup for a tc5 i am converting into a vta...the trace is 70x30ft..very technical carpet track..can anyone help me out..i also need a setup for a flowing track 100x80ft...please help...
look around and see what kind of rubber tire setup AE has on its site for the TC5 - most guys seems to start with a chassis 'standard' rubber tire setup and tweak from there
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Hey guys whats a good (cheap) starting chassis for vta racing? Thanks for any input!!
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Hey guys whats a good (cheap) starting chassis for vta racing? Thanks for any input!!
TC3, TC4, TC5 (see a pattern forming here?)
Old Xrays, just be certain there is parts support for them (there's a reason some of these cars are dirt cheap!)
Old Losi's like the XXX & mid-motor JRXS (ironically, none of their parts are discontinued like the Type-R's topdeck)


It's all about parts support, because at these speeds, the chassis doesn't matter much at all.
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Also one more question, where can i purchase all the old vintage stickers for the bodies??? Thanks
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TC3, TC4, TC5 (see a pattern forming here?)
Old Xrays, just be certain there is parts support for them (there's a reason some of these cars are dirt cheap!)
Old Losi's like the XXX & mid-motor JRXS (ironically, none of their parts are discontinued like the Type-R's topdeck)


It's all about parts support, because at these speeds, the chassis doesn't matter much at all.
I had the same question and got a response similiar to the one above.

I just picked up a used Tamiya TA05 to run in VTA. This chassis is very popular (in many different classes) where I plan to race so tech help will be there when I need it and parts are not an issue.
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i am new to the vta class...i am looking for a setup for a tc5 i am converting into a vta...the trace is 70x30ft..very technical carpet track..can anyone help me out..i also need a setup for a flowing track 100x80ft...please help...
The kit setup is pretty close out of the box. If the grip is very high, go one spring stiffer front and rear, and lower it about a half mm. If the grip is very low, go one spring softer and make it a little taller. The vintage tires have a little built-in camber due to their unique construction, so I run .5 degrees camber. The main thing you want to do is keep the car balanced between push and loose.
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