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Old 10-26-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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Getting back into RC racing and thinking heavily of the Trans-Am class on carpet.

Anybody out there got an opinion on car/motor/speed control that is best for this class?
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chassis is whatever you got/can find cheap, they all seem to work well. definatley 21.5/lipo is the way to go
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:06 PM   #3
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could you use a tt-01 for TA
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you can use any setup for fun racing, I think that the jrxs-type r is the most competitive for the class, especially with 21.5 lipo
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You might take a look at the Vintage Trans Am thread in this section. Read and understand these rules as they are applied at sanctioned events. Your local track may have a modified set of rules they use. The cars are cool looking and the motor combos are designed to keep speeds down to a have fun level. There is also a thread on painted VTA cars. Did I tell ya about the wheels? You can use just about any chassis you want. You do not need anything fancy. Remember, being the fastest is not the goal!
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Getting back into RC racing and thinking heavily of the Trans-Am class on carpet.

Anybody out there got an opinion on car/motor/speed control that is best for this class?
It depends on what you want to get out of your racing. I'm trying to stay relatively inexpensive. You can save and pick up a used touring car. Associated TC3s and 4s are cheap and easy to find and work great. There are still tons of parts for them too. I personally went the eccentric route and picked up a couple of brand new E4JS chassis for $210 each because the kit looks durable and the car is new, so parts sourcing is not an issue. I also don't think a full carbon chassis benefits this class in any way, but that's my opinion. Motor, the only 21.5 sanctioned by USVTA is Novak. That's one I wish I could have back! I went the 17.5 and new 4600 4 Cells. In practice I can keep up with the Jone's, but haven't raced them yet. I wish I'd have gotten the 21.5 kit, pre-wired to the GTB and dove in head first with LiPo and charger. Bodies, the nicest looking are HPI, followed by Pegasus and then Parma. Keep in mind that the HPI bodies are 10" wheelbase, so what ever car you buy should have an adjustable wheelbase.
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The Advice Liljohn1064 gave you is fine but I have never had any problem fitting an HPI shell to any chassis. So I dont really follow him there.

Theres nothing wrong with a prewired GTB. If you are new to brushless then thats an easy way to get it going. Personally I would just buy the Novak 21.5 motor and push it with a Tekin RS. You dont need the Pro just the regular RS will do. Get a cheap lipo for $35 to 50.
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chassis is whatever you got/can find cheap, they all seem to work well. definatley 21.5/lipo is the way to go
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The Advice Liljohn1064 gave you is fine but I have never had any problem fitting an HPI shell to any chassis. So I dont really follow him there.
Sorry for the confusion. It was just something that I had experienced with my Camaros. The center to center marks that HPI forms on the body in the center of the wheel wells are exactly a 10 inch wheelbase, close to 255 mm. Most of the new chassis kits are 259 to 265 mm, or about 10 1/4 inches and up. I had to get narrower "Foam Spec" arms for my cars and then add 4 mm worth of spacers to the rear of the hinge pins and then I had the chassis matching the body. I'm still a little off (less than a mm), but I'm really trying to get into the spirit of USVTA and getting the body to fit the chassis was part of the fun for me. I really need to post some pics.
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