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Old 03-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #13966
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No just had people asking questions about what is and is not legal.

Thanks!
Look at that link that is the official rule set. Robk is in charge of it and sometimes you will find out about stuff here before the official rule set is changed. New speed controllers and bodies if and when they come out, but that link is where to get it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #13967
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No just had people asking questions about what is and is not legal.

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Its really basic in this class. Aside from the ceramic hearings, only because its almost impossible to tech, you can not do anything to the motor except remove the blue ring. If you feel the need to rewind a stator or modify a rotor because you are running at the back of the pack then its time to look at setup and driver error as the cause. Not the equipment.

This class is pretty basic when you break it down. The rules are easy to follow and it makes for a ton of fun.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:57 PM   #13968
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Thanks! We are running a race at the end of the month and want to make sure we have the rules for everyone.

Is there a way to tell if they bought a hand wound stator or not or is it the same thing that comes with the motor? Someone said one is red wire vs orange.... is any of this making sense?
Did you know: All the Novak stators are hand wound? They are, I have been to the factory.

The oval guys seem to think red wire is faster, so Novak sells them red wire stators for their application. This should not concern you for VTA racing.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #13969
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Did you know: All the Novak stators are hand wound? They are, I have been to the factory.

The oval guys seem to think red wire is faster, so Novak sells them red wire stators for their application. This should not concern you for VTA racing.
Yeah. The red wire does nothing for vta. Only purple heatsinks.
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Yeah. The red wire does nothing for vta. Only purple heatsinks.
???? Enlighten me.
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Did you know: All the Novak stators are hand wound? They are, I have been to the factory.

The oval guys seem to think red wire is faster, so Novak sells them red wire stators for their application. This should not concern you for VTA racing.
We know it's not faster but it sure helps being more heat resistant (red wire Epoxy dipped stators). Gives you a little leeway when you car is coming off the track after 4 minutes with an average temp of 165-175 WITH A FAN AND HEAT SINK Can you say ? Sure you can. And yes going around in circles is fun, you just need to do it really really fast (and hard packed clay helps )
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:38 AM   #13972
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???? Enlighten me.
Just picking up the running joke about the purple heat sinks from a few pages back. Thought people might get a laugh out of it. Guess I missed the Mark on this one.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:48 AM   #13973
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A quick question:
With tires being hard to find, is there any thoughts on a possible replacement or alternate? HPI has not had the spec tires available for two months.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #13974
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New to on road and VTA, I am building a car now and I have a question. When I installed my front wheels the back of the rim is rubbing on the top turn buckle ball cup. What options do I have to make the rims clear them and still have full contact with the hex drives? Thanks
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New to on road and VTA, I am building a car now and I have a question. When I installed my front wheels the back of the rim is rubbing on the top turn buckle ball cup. What options do I have to make the rims clear them and still have full contact with the hex drives? Thanks
Usually you can sand the back of the ball cup to clear the rim. This will not affect the performance of the ball cup.

I'm assuming the ball cup is contacting the inside of the rim and rubbing? If not please post pics.
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New to on road and VTA, I am building a car now and I have a question. When I installed my front wheels the back of the rim is rubbing on the top turn buckle ball cup. What options do I have to make the rims clear them and still have full contact with the hex drives? Thanks
EDIT: NM...i was thinking bottom of shock...too early
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i laughed!!!
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Just picking up the running joke about the purple heat sinks from a few pages back. Thought people might get a laugh out of it. Guess I missed the Mark on this one.
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We know it's not faster but it sure helps being more heat resistant (red wire Epoxy dipped stators). Gives you a little leeway when you car is coming off the track after 4 minutes with an average temp of 165-175 WITH A FAN AND HEAT SINK Can you say ? Sure you can. And yes going around in circles is fun, you just need to do it really really fast (and hard packed clay helps )
I knew about the Novak stators all being hand wound thing. But what I read on the Novak web site about red wire just seems to be that there is more attention to detail and quality checking on those stators. Epoxy dipped and red wire are two separate things that sell for the same price, which is slightly higher than the normal stators. Maybe it's just more of a marketing gimmick. I hope NovakTwo can weigh in here and explain it better for us. One thing I noticed is that there is no option on the current web site to purchase a red wire stator in 25.5. But how did I come to own one then? I picked up a used Ballistic and it came with a red wire stator in 25.5.

On another note... Old Dude you should read back about 5 pages. We just spent a lot of time on the tire discussion and it's definitely beating a dead horse at this point. Use the HPI vintage slicks or performance tires if you must, but the normal ones are going to start showing up again at distributors and on-line stores again by next week.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:43 AM   #13979
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New to on road and VTA, I am building a car now and I have a question. When I installed my front wheels the back of the rim is rubbing on the top turn buckle ball cup. What options do I have to make the rims clear them and still have full contact with the hex drives? Thanks
With my TC4 I had a similar issue and I just shimmed out the wheel .5mm and that fixed any rubbing issues
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Here is a picture, hex nut not tightened yet.
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