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Old 11-30-2015, 06:37 PM
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Jim I'm speechless.
I thought it was going to be the 16t also
Now this!
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV View Post
Well Tamiya went and did it again!
For the 2016 TCS season it says we MUST use the REEDY 21.5 MACH 3 motor
with 273 stamped on it!

Come on Tamiya WHY???
Is that any better than the Mach2 that I hated in my V2?
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV View Post
Well Tamiya went and did it again!
For the 2016 TCS season it says we MUST use the REEDY 21.5 MACH 3 motor
with 273 stamped on it!

Come on Tamiya WHY???
Why is right? There is not a similar requirement for GT3 or F!. The most popular class and the easiest to get into is now just the opposite.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:38 PM
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So, cheap car that used to come with a free (to $15) motor, now runs a $90 motor, and will likely change spec again in a year. Genius. It goes well with the S Grips simultaneously getting way crappier and way more pricey. I've been running Sweeps and Shimizus this season. They're cheaper and last ages. Too bad they're tiny!
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:58 AM
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Whatever happened to driving m-chassis just for fun?

This is suppose to be a chassis you put your leftover electronic on..and race for comic relief..
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:48 AM
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Why the strict motor rule in this class? I'd prefer not to spend another $90 on my $120 car. I got into Mini to have fun with at TCS races.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by CSeils View Post
Why the strict motor rule in this class? I'd prefer not to spend another $90 on my $120 car. I got into Mini to have fun with at TCS races.
Very well said.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:53 AM
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If I didn't know any better I would think that Tamiya might just be trying to do away with the class altogether by just P/Oing everyone who drives it so they will go away!
I really would like to meet the idiot who makes these decisions!
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I just did a quick check for availability at Tower, Horizon, Stormer and TQ. Only Tower has the motor in stock. What are the odds that this motor will not be available to everyone before the first scheduled race?
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Should go back to silver can hand outs and use kit ESC.

Seriously stupid.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:20 AM
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meh
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Isn't Tower Hobbies run by Horizon, who are also Tamiya's distribution provider in N America.
I think Tower is Great Planes.
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Originally Posted by howardcano View Post
I think Tower is Great Planes.
I believe the parent company for Great Planes and Tower is Hobbico. They also own Omini Models.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:28 AM
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At least TowerHobbies is very timely on their deliveries.

Omni-models is also very good.
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi View Post
At least TowerHobbies is very timely on their deliveries.

Omni-models is also very good.
I agree. I placed an order with Horizon for a few small parts. They use a FedEx system. I live in the Chicago area. My package went from Horizon in Champaign, Il, to a FGedEx center in Chicago, to a Fedex center near Milwaukee, back to the Chicago and finally to my local post office. In the past I would order things from Horizon because their shipping was so good. But, now I can get things from California as fast as I can from Horizon.
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