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Old 04-09-2011, 10:59 AM   #11191
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hey with 3.3 fdr, Im just wondering?....

and whats up with the Goof/Goofy names this week...you must be watching A Goofy Movie, its ok, me and Mya watch it all the time...we really like the Powerline songs...and the dance moves are great as well...like the perfect cast..sweet..

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Old 04-09-2011, 09:42 PM   #11192
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Motors should not change anywhere based on the size of the track.
True, but I have seen clubs go with differrent FDR for outside as opposed to in on carpet. And I could see why a club with a large track would want to go with 21.5 to unleash the dogs a bit. I dont think its the best decision, but I can see the logic.
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but I can see the (FLAWED) logic.
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True, but I have seen clubs go with differrent FDR for outside as opposed to in on carpet. And I could see why a club with a large track would want to go with 21.5 to unleash the dogs a bit. I dont think its the best decision, but I can see the logic.
We have a small track and have stuck with the 21.5 mostly because of availability. I've never even seen a 25.5 in real life.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:52 AM   #11195
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I need help with gearing, what is the smallest spur gear that will work on Hot Bodies TCX?
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I need help with gearing, what is the smallest spur gear that will work on Hot Bodies TCX?
i'd try around a 102 and go from there - I'm sure a 90t would fit, but not sure what kind pinion combo you'd need
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We have a small track and have stuck with the 21.5 mostly because of availability. I've never even seen a 25.5 in real life.


there ya go lol
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:27 AM   #11198
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that's road course you goof... most tracks don't challenge their drivers like I do my layout. it looked pretty open. and didn't have 3 chicanes like I have on the layout we are running at Thunder RC so the 14.5 laps are probably better with becasue of a higher FDR.
Hey Nash, we are running for the first time in years on the new and improved Intense Raceway in Knoxville TN today. Just practice today but the new layout will make you and your crime fighting sidekick drool. I am worried that the 25.5 Trans Am motor will be too slow though. 9000sf of track with a straight over 100' might be a bit much. Do you know anywhere they are running VTA on a track that big with 25.5?
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there ya go lol

You know you can cut those motor wires right I'm only thought would be you need to the weight
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You know you can cut those motor wires right I'm only thought would be you need to the weight
lol yeah I just got it used wed. That was taken soon as i opened package. I plan on cutting them down to make it easier for the drivers panel and so the wires dont get pushed into belt.
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I am worried that the 25.5 Trans Am motor will be too slow though.
It's NOT all about top speed.
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It's NOT all about top speed.
and if everyone is following the class rules they are all going same speed anyway. I ran mine when i got it last week in driveway and road and was surprised at its speed. was faster then i anticipated for a 25.5
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Hey Nash, we are running for the first time in years on the new and improved Intense Raceway in Knoxville TN today. Just practice today but the new layout will make you and your crime fighting sidekick drool. I am worried that the 25.5 Trans Am motor will be too slow though. 9000sf of track with a straight over 100' might be a bit much. Do you know anywhere they are running VTA on a track that big with 25.5?
Up here in Indy at the big rug we are running 25.5 and our straight is right at 100ft I believe. That little 25.5 is plenty fast enough for a big track.
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Hey Nash, we are running for the first time in years on the new and improved Intense Raceway in Knoxville TN today. Just practice today but the new layout will make you and your crime fighting sidekick drool. I am worried that the 25.5 Trans Am motor will be too slow though. 9000sf of track with a straight over 100' might be a bit much. Do you know anywhere they are running VTA on a track that big with 25.5?
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It's NOT all about top speed.
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As has been said about 1,000,000 times, the slower the cars the closer the racing. True whether real cars, RC cars or slot cars...it's a universal truth.

Example: SCCA race Formula V at Lime Rock Park (very short track) and at Road America (very long track with a BIG hill to the start/finish line. They don't put a bigger engine in the cars at RA, they just race. In fact the ONLY recognized true " dead heat" in SCCA history was Formula V at RA. I've seen pics of finishes there where a large tarp could cover 6-8 cars.

The 'need' for more motor is all in the racers' head. You don't have time to be bored when you're dicing in a pack all the way down the straight with everyone dicing for the preferred line into turn 1.
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