R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree1Likes
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-07-2010, 09:58 PM   #9136
Tech Master
 
IndyRC_Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Been running a 25.5 motor in my VTA this summer against 21.5 VTA cars. I've been running a 4.1 FDR and I'm more than able to hold my own in the infield. However, the 21.5 definately has me beat on the straight. I was really surprised that the 25.5 really didn't feel slower other than the straight.

I decided to go the cheaper route and just upgraded the stator on my existing 17.5 Ballistic motor and turned it into a 25.5 motor. One thing to note is if you do go this route, you may want to buy a new blue motor ring as it doesn't come with the stator.
__________________
I'm currently racing VTA. Check here for rules/info: http://www.usvintagetransam.com/
IndyRC_Racer is offline  
Old 09-07-2010, 10:04 PM   #9137
Tech Master
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Grand Portage, MN
Posts: 1,368
Trader Rating: 41 (100%+)
Default

I am just looking into the possibilities of running this class at our indoor track this winter and was wondering if there is any chassis's that are better then others? also how do you go about a tech inspection? Never having done one just some pointers on how to approach this.

Thanks
jdeadman is offline  
Old 09-08-2010, 08:46 AM   #9138
Tech Champion
 
DARKSIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nashville-Memphis
Posts: 8,572
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default 3rd Annual Music City Championsip - Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010

hey on-road racers,

Its less than 20 days before the MCC#3. Get your rides together and prepare yourself for a great raceday and event. All the things to make this another great race for VTA and TC/RCGT have fallen into place nicely. Here is the rundown.....

Warm-up race is this Sunday Sept 12th at Hobbylobby

MCC#3 is two weeks after on Sunday the 26th at the same location

Track and pits open at 8am
Registration between 9-10am
Paint contest at 10:30am
Drivers meeting at 10:45am
Race #1 at 11am

Best 5 out of 6 scoring

BBQ and drinks for all paid entries
Entry fee is still just $15....bring the Family and get lunch for $5 per person
Trophies 1st-10th in each class

So come on out or go ahead a pre-register and get ready for one of the best VTA/TC races in the country.....

Thanks Myron "BATTMAN" Kinnard

http://www.coolspringsracing.com/Mus...mpionship.html

here are some pics from last year

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...9&l=fc5bd8d003

http://www.hpiracing.com/news/2009090301/
Attached Thumbnails
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing-darksideracing025m.jpg  
__________________
Myron "BATTMAN" Kinnard
Team Associated/Reedy Powered/PROTOform/OTT/1UP
Apex Raceway and Hobbies
1172 Park Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
DARKSIDE is offline  
Old 09-08-2010, 09:11 AM   #9139
Company Representative
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,891
Default

Whenever you have VTA races, you can PM me the info and I can post to our Facebook page:


Name
Location
Dates
Contact
NovakTwo is offline  
Old 09-08-2010, 09:59 AM   #9140
Tech Champion
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: In a land of mini-mighty mental giants
Posts: 8,833
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Kevin K Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin K
Default

2010/11 Hurricane All-Star Carpet Series……5th year


October 2nd- The Track @ Harbor Hobbies in Winthrop Harbor, IL
http://www.harbor-hobby.net/

November 6th- R/CAR Indy Motor Speedway - Indianapolis, IN
http://rcarassociation.homestead.com/index.html

December 4th- Summit RC - Ft. Wayne, IN
http://www.summitrcraceway.com/

January 22nd- Hobby Town USA of Oshkosh, WI
http://www.hobbytownoshkosh.com/

February 26th-The Track @ Harbor Hobbies in Winthrop Harbor, IL
http://www.harbor-hobby.net/


VTA will be run at all the races and was one of the biggest classes last year. This year we will be using the New 25.5 rules and as alway we have a No-1-way rule for the series.

First round is less than a month a way....

Here is the series flyer.....
Attached Files
File Type: pdf 2010-2011 Series Flyer.pdf (181.8 KB, 75 views)
__________________
2013 USVTA World Champion of the World
MOTIV RC presents the Midwest All-Star Carpet Series....15th year running 2017/18!!!
USVTA National Championship....check it out!!!
Im only responsible for what I say NOT what you understand.
Kevin K is offline  
Old 09-08-2010, 10:09 AM   #9141
Company Representative
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,891
Default

Kevin, I just posted your info (link).
NovakTwo is offline  
Old 09-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #9142
Tech Champion
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: In a land of mini-mighty mental giants
Posts: 8,833
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Kevin K Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin K
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NovakTwo View Post
Kevin, I just posted your info (link).
Awesome....thanks for all the support you guys have given all of the VTA racers and racers in general.
__________________
2013 USVTA World Champion of the World
MOTIV RC presents the Midwest All-Star Carpet Series....15th year running 2017/18!!!
USVTA National Championship....check it out!!!
Im only responsible for what I say NOT what you understand.
Kevin K is offline  
Old 09-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #9143
Tech Champion
 
liljohn1064's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Deerfield, WI
Posts: 5,582
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdeadman View Post
I am just looking into the possibilities of running this class at our indoor track this winter and was wondering if there is any chassis's that are better then others? also how do you go about a tech inspection? Never having done one just some pointers on how to approach this.

Thanks
The belt drive cars are smoother, but less punchy than the shaft drive cars. Depending on your driving style, both work well. I have 3 TC3s and 1 Team Magic E4RS up and running. You can't beat the Associated cars in a straight line and the TM car corners better, but both run similar lap times. I'd get a used car that has local parts support and go from there. A used TC5 or JRSX-R make top notch VTA cars also.

John
__________________
John Higgins former student of The Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driving School. The "Team Principal".
liljohn1064 is online now  
Old 09-08-2010, 07:06 PM   #9144
Tech Elite
 
Greg Sharpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ...building minis
Posts: 3,237
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdeadman View Post
I am just looking into the possibilities of running this class at our indoor track this winter and was wondering...how do you go about a tech inspection? Never having done one just some pointers on how to approach this.
Thanks
From my experience the last few years...

Tires: get a feel for how a set of the stock inserts feel when new and after the tires are almost fully worn out. If anyone is cheating with "real" inserts, the tires will feel totally different.

Motors: regardless of whether or not your club runs the motor/esc rules exactly as written, watch for cheaters running uncommon final drive ratios and/or extremely low endbell timing, that's a dead giveaway they are hiding something inside the motor or ESC.

ESC: If you stick to the new rules, you won't be doing much at all here. Conversely, if you allow the adjustable ESCs to be run with limited or zero timing profiles, you should download the ESC Tech sheet from Scotty's IIC thread that outlines how to tech all those ESCs. Even if you tech everyone's ESC before the race, someone will claim that someone else is cheating, so be prepared for a headache.

Weight: If you don't already have a scale, buy an inexpensive digital model (Staples, Walmart, etc.) and write JUDGE in big bold letters across the top of it.

Hope that helps!
__________________
Why don't we endurance race more often?
Greg Sharpe is offline  
Old 09-09-2010, 11:55 AM   #9145
Company Representative
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,891
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottrik View Post
Generally speaking, only available directly from Novak. Have a look at:

http://www.teamnovak.com/products/br...vta/index.html
Months ago, we instituted a direct-to-dealers program so that hobby shops could carry the Novak VTA-specific items. Dealers who are interested, can contact [email protected] for the application.
NovakTwo is offline  
Old 09-10-2010, 01:39 PM   #9146
Tech Elite
 
hotrodchevy14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,447
Trader Rating: 112 (100%+)
Default

Has anyone tried the mcallister stock car interiors ? how are they mounted in the bodies?
hotrodchevy14 is offline  
Old 09-10-2010, 01:59 PM   #9147
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wauconda, Illinois
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I use a threaded aluminum standoff that is attachd to either the chassis top plate or to the speedo heat sink with a long set screw like 1/2 inch long. I use red loctite for the set screw into the standoff and a button head screw and washer for attaching the driver to the other end of the standoff.
If the driver is not quite located where is needs to be, I will use a piece of .060 inck thick lexan sheet as a shelf to relocate the driver figure.

Bob Oaks
bob o is offline  
Old 09-13-2010, 09:34 AM   #9148
Tech Elite
 
hotrodchevy14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,447
Trader Rating: 112 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob o View Post
I use a threaded aluminum standoff that is attachd to either the chassis top plate or to the speedo heat sink with a long set screw like 1/2 inch long. I use red loctite for the set screw into the standoff and a button head screw and washer for attaching the driver to the other end of the standoff.
If the driver is not quite located where is needs to be, I will use a piece of .060 inck thick lexan sheet as a shelf to relocate the driver figure.

Bob Oaks
Thanks for the information.
hotrodchevy14 is offline  
Old 09-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #9149
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 289
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default HPI 102993/994 Vintage Performance tires

These appear to be the same tire as the approved USVTA tire but with a more modern tread design. There is interest at out track in allowing these in addition to the Vintage Racing tires. Aside from looks, is there any performance advantage to be gained?
woodys3b is offline  
Old 09-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #9150
Tech Champion
 
k_bojar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 7,009
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to k_bojar Send a message via AIM to k_bojar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodys3b View Post
These appear to be the same tire as the approved USVTA tire but with a more modern tread design. There is interest at out track in allowing these in addition to the Vintage Racing tires. Aside from looks, is there any performance advantage to be gained?
i believe if you read back thru Rob's posts, he said there wasn't any performance gain, but they wore out a lot quicker

just be careful going with them, they aren't the 'popular' tire for vintage racing - so you might have trouble finding them in stock at places
__________________
Bodies By Bean | Team Belly
k_bojar is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Georgia Vintage Trans Am Racing shadow102 Georgia Racing 725 02-24-2012 09:56 AM
Vintage Trans Am Scottrik Electric On-Road 47 02-24-2012 08:21 AM
Vintage Trans-Am TC hlpressley R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 5 10-23-2008 04:00 PM
Thursday Vintage Trans Am racing at Victory in Green Bay Brian F Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 13 05-10-2008 08:37 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:17 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net