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Old 02-19-2011, 05:47 AM   #10636
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I can't believe Andy hasn't posted these in this thread yet... so I will.



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Old 02-19-2011, 08:08 AM   #10637
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^ that is beautimus
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:58 AM   #10638
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The front end is kinda retarded, almost Parma looking.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:30 AM   #10639
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The front end is kinda retarded, almost Parma looking.
Uhhh... what?







You might still be inebriated from last night. HPI did a great job with this one, and it looks NOTHING like the Parma Mustang, which isn't even remotely close in proportion to any car I have ever seen.

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Old 02-19-2011, 09:36 AM   #10640
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That grill and headlights remind me of my wonky eyed neighbour who's eyes look in two different directions.
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I think that is as good as it can get with current tech and tooling. Perhaps if it was done with a separate nose piece. IDK I think its beautiful and I am sooooooo thankful that HPI did this. I see it as something that they did just for us, but I hope they sell a bunch of them outside of VTA as well.

On the Parma I think they did ok on the roof line and the top of the hood, but its no where near the nice look of this HPI shell. The nose of the Parma is lost. I have seen some Pegasus shells that painted up ok, but they try to hard to mold the grill into the shell when they should do that with a decal, and sometimes the lexan pulls funny around the nose. I am not a body producer so I guess I dont have the right to criticize. The thing the Pegasus Mustang had going for it was that its only competition was the Parma, and thats over now.
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Andy said there would be TWO new VTA bodies coming from HPI.

I wonder what the second one is and when we will get to see it?
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The front end is kinda retarded, almost Parma looking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHL0MAWkmY&NR=1
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Isn't it amazing what this kind of thing does ? Thanks HPI and Protoform for the blast of enthusiasm your hard work gave us.
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I had wanted to run a pegasus 70 camaro body in the VTA class starting up at my local track (SpeedWorld in Roseville, California) on my Cyclone, but I dropped the body on the car today and it looks.....well it looks ridiculous. The VTA spec tires are half an inch or more in from the fenders; the body kind of swallows the chassis; it doesn't even look close to a racecar.

I can't imagine that spacing the wheels out is VTA legal (and besides, space them out half an inch? yikes!) so it seems like this body isn't really usable.

Has anyone else had this problem, any ideas for a solution, or just suck it up and start with another body?
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I had wanted to run a pegasus 70 camaro body in the VTA class starting up at my local track (SpeedWorld in Roseville, California) on my Cyclone, but I dropped the body on the car today and it looks.....well it looks ridiculous. The VTA spec tires are half an inch or more in from the fenders; the body kind of swallows the chassis; it doesn't even look close to a racecar.

I can't imagine that spacing the wheels out is VTA legal (and besides, space them out half an inch? yikes!) so it seems like this body isn't really usable.

Has anyone else had this problem, any ideas for a solution, or just suck it up and start with another body?
Depends what you're willing to do to make the body "work". I know it will work great (I've mocked one up, haven't painted the body...shame on me) on a 200mm chassis which IS specifically legal for VTA use. Once in a while you see one offered, I think HPI made a 200mm electric chassis, I KNOW 200mm arms and axles were offered for the TC3 though they've become rare as hen's teeth (especially the front arms) as this combination is popular in some dirt oval circles.

The chassis I mocked mine up on was a 200mm TC3 (I've got a few of these) and, to further tote up the "rare" factor, I used a Warpspeed II conversion chassis that has about a 1cm (or maybe half inch) shorter wheelbase than the regular TC3. This looked to be PERFECT per the wheel well cutouts, etc. I'm pretty sure I took some pics of this mocked up...I'll see if I can't dig 'em up.

SO, if you want to look around...

Or offer me CRAZY money...

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I'm setting up an FK05 for VTA. What FDR ratio is being used with the 25.5 motor?
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I'm setting up an FK05 for VTA. What FDR ratio is being used with the 25.5 motor?
Depends on track size, but for most indoor medium sized carpet tracks I've been running between 3.7 - 4.0 with a little timing advance on the motor.
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Depends on track size, but for most indoor medium sized carpet tracks I've been running between 3.7 - 4.0 with a little timing advance on the motor.
Sounds good, thanks
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #10650
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I had wanted to run a pegasus 70 camaro body in the VTA class starting up at my local track (SpeedWorld in Roseville, California) on my Cyclone, but I dropped the body on the car today and it looks.....well it looks ridiculous. The VTA spec tires are half an inch or more in from the fenders; the body kind of swallows the chassis; it doesn't even look close to a racecar.

I can't imagine that spacing the wheels out is VTA legal (and besides, space them out half an inch? yikes!) so it seems like this body isn't really usable.

Has anyone else had this problem, any ideas for a solution, or just suck it up and start with another body?
I ran that body on a Cyclone S and It didnt seem that bad. Here was mine before i went back to off road.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/4670179-post5.html
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