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Old 03-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #691
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One the one hand
It "can" be easier to start a class from nothing, with whatever rules may be

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Starting, and running established classes with tried and true rules are easy to setup and work within, find the correct equipment from the start and go for as long as the class goes, no upgrading of motors, bodies, batteries, tires, etc

imo. it's nice to know what to run, without ambiguity

Lilacs are perfect on the rug for WGT, your results may vary if running on pavement ?

12th scale tires are much cheaper, and smaller, so specing this class is not widely supported
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:10 PM   #692
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This is really the whole problem with electric on-road right now. Nobody will just race an established class. Everybody wants to run the class EXACTLY as they envision it. This is RC racing not Burger King; You do not get to have it entirely your way......
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I have no problem with the Sophia, or the DB9. I run both. I think both look good. I wonder about the rule that specifies how long the hood must be, and I really have a problem with the rule that says they must be front engine. International GT competition has all kinds of cars, examples of which can be purchased now, but can't be used. Why can't I run a 911, when there are more 911s racing around the world than any other kind of car? When there are good looking at least semi scale bodies available that can't be used because of rules, maybe it's time to change the rules.
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You cant run one at a ROAR event because nobody has submitted a Porsche 911 for approval. If somebody makes one and ROAR approves it, then you can run it...as far as your local track, Id talk to your race director about it and see how close he runs to ROAR rules and go from there
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Lilacs are perfect on the rug for WGT, your results may vary if running on pavement ?
Lilacs work fine on ashpalt as long as you prep the tarmac. We blow it off with a leaf blower (gas powered backpack style), and spray with pop.

A harder front tire would be nice outdoors though, everyone i know tends to wear out the front much quicker then the rear (about twice as fast).

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:27 PM   #696
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If the track is prepped the Liliac will work. Just for your information our series(FSEARA) runs WGT with open tires and it's been ROAR santioned for 31 years.I made the rule when we started just because of the fact I did not want to make it a spec tire class.You can run any ROAR legal body. 99% of the drivers run Liliac (specs). One track we went to the traction was not there but with a simple change of front springs everything worked fine!
In about two weeks there will be another body by PF available. If you want to race a 962 get a RJSpeed body and the old Porsche GT1 renamed by PF.If you want to race the HPI bodies go to it. I cell is fine with the 13.5 blinky mode.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #697
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You cant run one at a ROAR event because nobody has submitted a Porsche 911 for approval. If somebody makes one and ROAR approves it, then you can run it...as far as your local track, Id talk to your race director about it and see how close he runs to ROAR rules and go from there
You have either not read the rules or missed the point. ROAR rules specify front engine GTs only, and there is a rule mandating the length of the hood. No one has submitted a 911 because it is illegal under the rules as written. So are Lambos, Ferrari 430s and 458s. BMW M3s are illegal because the hood isn't long enough. Seems silly. At my track, we started running WGT, then a couple of TCs wanted to run, so we let them. More TCs came, now they have a class and won't let us run with them. So we only run once in a while. I haven't tried, but I doubt they would complain if I showed up with a 911, though personally I lean more to an Audi R8.
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imo. it's nice to know what to run, without ambiguity

Lilacs are perfect on the rug for WGT, your results may vary if running on pavement ?

12th scale tires are much cheaper, and smaller, so specing this class is not widely supported
1/10 tires cost a little more, but don't you find they last longer than a 1/12 tire? maybe i am cutting my 1/12 tires down too much or wgt tires not enough?
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You have either not read the rules or missed the point. ROAR rules specify front engine GTs only, and there is a rule mandating the length of the hood. No one has submitted a 911 because it is illegal under the rules as written. So are Lambos, Ferrari 430s and 458s. BMW M3s are illegal because the hood isn't long enough. Seems silly. At my track, we started running WGT, then a couple of TCs wanted to run, so we let them. More TCs came, now they have a class and won't let us run with them. So we only run once in a while. I haven't tried, but I doubt they would complain if I showed up with a 911, though personally I lean more to an Audi R8.

Touche...although I looked it up and the Audi R8 LMS would not be approved either based on the first bullet point (its a mid-engine car according to the wikipedia article). the BMW Z4, would work, or the Ferrari 550, the Dodge Viper SRT, the Nissan GTR or the I believe already mentioned Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3.
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No one has mentioned the Mazda RX8, which I believe won its class at Daytona a few years back.
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No one has mentioned the Mazda RX8, which I believe won its class at Daytona a few years back.
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I just want to see more choices of bodies! Only two choices that work is totally unacceptable

I hope someone out there is listening
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According to Protoform's RCTECH thread, there is a new WGT body being worked on. Check out their thread here - (http://www.rctech.net/forum/team-com...-bodies-5.html)
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Just to prove that Gianna does exist...
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