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Old 07-03-2008, 10:24 AM   #1471
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It's a lot more fun when everyone is running the same speed so it all comes down to setup and driving.

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Anybody else having issues with the front splitter on the cuda and camaro bodies. Mine has gotten so flimsy that it drops and drags. Is it withing the rules to cut it off or is that part of the "cut along the body line" rule
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Anybody else having issues with the front splitter on the cuda and camaro bodies. Mine has gotten so flimsy that it drops and drags. Is it withing the rules to cut it off or is that part of the "cut along the body line" rule
That is a problem I've run into also. A lot of guys are leaving a little extra body for support in the front. Guess I never thought of it as against the rules but it doesn't directly follow the "cut along body lines". I can't really explain it but here are some posts that have pictures. Look at the front end of some of the cars and you'll see the "extra" lexan left for support. #852, #840 (last picture), #724
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I put a coat of sho-goo on the inside of the body on that 'air dam' or what ever you call that front spoiler...I also coat the inside of the fender wheels and anywhere you typically get cracks from crashes. Saves the paint also. Mine is still in good shape...hasn't crack or hangn off yet! tip: moistn your finger and it won't stick to you finger that much and speads easier...
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tip: moistn your finger and it won't stick to you finger that much and speads easier...
Another good method is cutting the fuzzy off 1 end of a Q-tip and using the cut end to spread the shoe goo. Works every time for me.
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I put a coat of sho-goo on the inside of the body on that 'air dam' or what ever you call that front spoiler...I also coat the inside of the fender wheels and anywhere you typically get cracks from crashes. Saves the paint also. Mine is still in good shape...hasn't crack or hangn off yet! tip: moistn your finger and it won't stick to you finger that much and speads easier...
Suggestion .... put a peice of window screen on also. Sho-goo, silver window screen, shoo-goo. Black screen will show thro a light painted car.
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hi just wanted to know if any one is using a tt-01 in this class? i had a tt-01 and did my first vintage race last weekend. what a blast. but i had to run a six cell instead of a four cell. the gearing is way off. does any one know what kind of gearing i need to run ? thanks jay
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hi just wanted to know if any one is using a tt-01 in this class? i had a tt-01 and did my first vintage race last weekend. what a blast. but i had to run a six cell instead of a four cell. the gearing is way off. does any one know what kind of gearing i need to run ? thanks jay
what motor are you running? Suggested gearing is under the "rules" section of the trans am web site
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Option 1: 27-turn ROAR stock motor: No FDR limit, bearings are not allowed.

Option 2: 17.5 brushless: Motor timing advance is allowed. 12.5 mm rotor diameter maximum (no "tuning" rotors are allowed).

Option 3: 21.5 brushless with 2C LiPo: Novak SS21.5 Pro brushless motor (pn:3421) ONLY combined with any ROAR-approved hard-cased 2C 7.4v LiPo pack up to and including 5000 mAh capacity.
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27t brushed/4-cell: 5.4 - 5.7 FDR
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Anybody else having issues with the front splitter on the cuda and camaro bodies. Mine has gotten so flimsy that it drops and drags. Is it withing the rules to cut it off or is that part of the "cut along the body line" rule
It's within the rules as long as it doesn't completely change the look of the front end. In the case of the HPI bodies, most of the front spoiler areas are in need of a little help. Newer bodies I have seen are a LOT thicker up front, so at least it appears as though HPI is aware of the issues.

Here's a good example of how to help the 'Cuda...


Another tip if you don't want to use the ShoeGoo trick is to cut the corner inside the spoiler with a little curve inside, instead of a square edge. The square cut will rip EVERY time, while a rounded corner has much less stress on it...


Both versions are mine, and both survived a lot of front impact. Leaving a little meat on the corner certainly helps, no matter how much is left there.




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hi just wanted to know if any one is using a tt-01 in this class? i had a tt-01 and did my first vintage race last weekend. what a blast. but i had to run a six cell instead of a four cell. the gearing is way off. does any one know what kind of gearing i need to run ? thanks jay
You probably won't have much gearing help with your setup, as no one uses a 6-cell in this class. It's a 4-cell class only, otherwise you are using 21.5 brushless motors. I'd think as long as you can gear the car so your speeds are close to the other cars, you should be fine to get yourself up to speed in the class, before you decide what power choice you want to run in it.



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thanks. can't wait to race again
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Here's a question...

Down in here in Florida they are allowing 17.5/lipo instead of 21.5/lipo...

Does anyone have any experience in running that combo? Frankly, i was looking forward to the 21.5/lipo because i have a 13.5 now and it is CRAZY fast. As a new racer, i'm not coordinated enough to handle that. Will the 17.5 be a significant step down in speed? As far as i know, there's no FDR limit. Fortunately i didn't buy a 21.5 yet or else i'd be CHAPPED.
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Here's a question...

Down in here in Florida they are allowing 17.5/lipo instead of 21.5/lipo...

Does anyone have any experience in running that combo? Frankly, i was looking forward to the 21.5/lipo because i have a 13.5 now and it is CRAZY fast. As a new racer, i'm not coordinated enough to handle that. Will the 17.5 be a significant step down in speed? As far as i know, there's no FDR limit. Fortunately i didn't buy a 21.5 yet or else i'd be CHAPPED.
That combo is like running a stock motor on 6 cells
Do 4cells/ 27turn run with 17.5/lipo?
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Here's a question...

Down in here in Florida they are allowing 17.5/lipo instead of 21.5/lipo...

Does anyone have any experience in running that combo? Frankly, i was looking forward to the 21.5/lipo because i have a 13.5 now and it is CRAZY fast. As a new racer, i'm not coordinated enough to handle that. Will the 17.5 be a significant step down in speed? As far as i know, there's no FDR limit. Fortunately i didn't buy a 21.5 yet or else i'd be CHAPPED.

Check with the race management to see if their current rules are their long-term plans. I know at least one Florida group planning to run the official USVTA rules this upcoming season, so it would be worth it to find out where they stand.

There will be big benefits in this upcoming winter season for running the official rules, so it's going to be more rare to see tracks not following along with the rest of the country.


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Our track in Ft Wayne is going official VTA rules, I think it'd be foolish not to be. It also helps with the _itching that always happens over the rules, this way your explanation simply is "we are inline nationally with the official organization".
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