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Old 05-02-2011, 01:07 AM   #11371
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anyone post the video yet?
no davidw went awol it seems. Stormtroopers have been dispatched.
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no davidw went awol it seems. Stormtroopers have been dispatched.


i was wondering about that scene

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I have a Corally Phi with the stock pullies 42/21, with a 96 spur. To get a 4.0 FDR, I calculate a 47t pinion for a 4.085 actually.
Question A, why 4.o FDR? ---Answered, found it on page 1 million in VTA thread
Question B, how much or how many have had to deviate from this number?---See above, same

Be easy, just a noob trying to get set up for VTA for my first time.
Another question, How good are the factory shocks on the Phi? I need to purchase some replacement parts and wondered if they were worth fixing or should I just opt for the Tamiya 42102's?

Final question, has anyone used the mustang coupe body yet and if so, will the rear tires fit with narrow spacers?

(Easier to edit than wasting more space)
I also run the PHI 07 and it has been a great chassis for VTA. I built it from all my spare parts for the 17.5 TC.

The stock shocks are fine, just rebuild them with only (1) o-ring in the lower portion instead of (2). I use 35 wt oil on all (4) corners. Corally 1.2mm pistons with 17/14 lb Corally springs and 5.5-5.8 ride height with the optional low shock towers. PHI 09 plastic steering blocks and rear hubs. 5 arms up front and 35 in the rear.For carpet, some tracks like 1 deg rear toe and others 2-3, I probably won't change the setup much for asphalt.

I run the pegasus mustang most of the time, but the 68/69 camaro's fit just fine with the standard hexes all around.

FDR, it depends, sometimes I am in the mid 3's with the 36/21 pulley combo and other times high 3's, mid 4's with 42/21.

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Old 05-02-2011, 10:26 AM   #11374
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Did anybody see the VTA race at Mike's Hobby Shop in Carrollton, Texas last Sunday? There were some very cool cars there.
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing-pit_5_cars.jpg

One guy and his 6-year-old son brought 3 '68 Camaros with them.
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing-pit_3_camaros.jpg

Here's a pic of the VTA Main Results from Sunday's race at Mike's Hobby Shop.
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing-vta_main_results.jpg
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Hey guys just ran my first vta race....great time...i have a hpi sprint 2...car was good but i had a problem wit the rear being loose off throttle...do anyone have a basic setup for the car??? diff oils and shocks an springs help is a must...thanks...
I would start with droop, you probably let the rear arms drop too low allowing for massive front weight transfer off-power
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love to see VTA spread....

hey the white Camaro?...what body is it?
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Thanks j......we missed u at the race.....hope to see u next time....still fellas I know someone is racing the hpi sprint....just a little help on a setup???
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Did anybody see the VTA race at Mike's Hobby Shop in Carrollton, Texas last Sunday? There were some very cool cars there.
Attachment 746220

One guy and his 6-year-old son brought 3 '68 Camaros with them.
Attachment 746221

Here's a pic of the VTA Main Results from Sunday's race at Mike's Hobby Shop.
Attachment 746222
Meh. I saw some of it. That blue mustang sure was Sharp.
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love to see VTA spread....

hey the white Camaro?...what body is it?
Not a camaro. It's a 72 trans am body on an hpi pro 3. Body is off a Nikko toy rc car. It's our VTA mascot sits by the VTA sign. It attracts a lot of attention. We use it as bait, and it works.
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Not a camaro. It's a 72 trans am body on an hpi pro 3. Body is off a Nikko toy rc car. It's our VTA mascot sits by the VTA sign. It attracts a lot of attention. We use it as bait, and it works.
Are you talking about this car?
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It's a 1972 Pontiac Firebird. It is our official "Mike's Hobby Shop VTA Mascot" car. It really catches people's attention at the track. I have had 100 people ask me where they can buy that body, but I tell them it was an old Nikko toy car body and nobody makes a Lexan version of it for R/C cars.
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That is hot! I wish that body was available and vta legal. Im a pontiac guy and would run that all the time
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That is hot! I wish that body was available and vta legal. Im a pontiac guy and would run that all the time
Exactly what 100 people have told me. I am trying to get the word out to HPI Racing, Protoform, Parma, McAllister, or even Bolink to get them to make this '72 Pontiac Firebird body. So far I've had no response.
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love to see VTA spread....

hey the white Camaro?...what body is it?
Camaro blaspheme!!! Shows what you know about classic cars... :-P
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I also run the PHI 07 and it has been a great chassis for VTA. I built it from all my spare parts for the 17.5 TC.

The stock shocks are fine, just rebuild them with only (1) o-ring in the lower portion instead of (2). I use 35 wt oil on all (4) corners. Corally 1.2mm pistons with 17/14 lb Corally springs and 5.5-5.8 ride height with the optional low shock towers. PHI 09 plastic steering blocks and rear hubs. 5 arms up front and 35 in the rear.For carpet, some tracks like 1 deg rear toe and others 2-3, I probably won't change the setup much for asphalt.

I run the pegasus mustang most of the time, but the 68/69 camaro's fit just fine with the standard hexes all around.

FDR, it depends, sometimes I am in the mid 3's with the 36/21 pulley combo and other times high 3's, mid 4's with 42/21.

Hope that helps
Thanks, I will work on some changes and see how it goes Thursday.
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Did anybody see the VTA race at Mike's Hobby Shop in Carrollton, Texas last Sunday? There were some very cool cars there.
Attachment 746220

One guy and his 6-year-old son brought 3 '68 Camaros with them.
Attachment 746221

Here's a pic of the VTA Main Results from Sunday's race at Mike's Hobby Shop.
Attachment 746222
Good to see someone knock off that Doherty cat and good to see interest in VTA in Dallas...looks like AWD's hard work is paying off!

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