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Old 01-09-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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The new Vintage Trans-Am section in our on-line store is ready for inspection. We have included a link to the store section in our top menu here:

TeamNovak's New Items Page

In the store area we have categorized the items into four groups: Electronics, Re-Manufactured, Replacement Parts, Optional Accessories. All of these items, except the three custom USVTA products, can also be found elsewhere in our store. We have included them here so that they will be easier to locate.

Vintage Trans-Amô Store

If you have specific questions concerning this program, or these particular products for the series, please post them here. We are projecting a shipping date for the custom items, end of January 2010.
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can a combo option be added with the havoc 2S and the ballistic 25.5?

great to see the separate section, very nice.
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pretty neat. hopefully see penetration over into all the '540' classes out there in time with the 25.5

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can a combo option be added with the havoc 2S and the ballistic 25.5?

great to see the separate section, very nice.
We have been discussing both a Havoc 2S/Ballistic 25.5 "combo" and a Havoc Pro/Ballistic 25.5 "system". Systems are soldered/wired/tested together; combos are just sold together in separate packaging.

The pricing for these additional offerings would not be as attractive as the Havoc 2S/SS Pro 25.5 system (@129.99) which we are offering to keep the entry cost down for both new guys interested in getting involved in the USVTA, and for anyone else racing on a budget.

Any other suggestions concerning the store, or our overall program, just post them in this thread. We are preparing a press release to send to magazines and feature on our website; we hope to have it ready next week. I wanted to get the store items posted quickly, because then we have real information to discuss.
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Very good, thank you NOVAK! (now where's that Kinetic? )
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pretty neat. hopefully see penetration over into all the '540' classes out there in time with the 25.5

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This overall program should be relatively easy for local clubs or tracks to adopt for their controlled-cost classes. We hear occasionally from RDs that they have made the decision and implemented some form of Havoc/SS Pro equipment. This way, their racers can have confidence that they don't need to keep buying ever more expensive/complicated electronics to just have fun.
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We have commented, in a number of threads, that our motors are factory-set to 30 degrees: the Velocitis, SS Pros and Ballistics. There must be a lot of misinformation floating around.

Here is a Technical Update we prepared on Ballistic Timing (PDF):

BALLISTIC MOTOR TIMING INFORMATION

We are in the process of re-doing our Ballistic timing label to feature numbers 45--30--15 to make adjustments easier.
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There must be a lot of misinformation floating around.
Ya think?!?!?!

BTW, very cool Novak is doing this.
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whats the reasoning again why the 25.5 stator is more expensive than other speciality stators? I recall a reasoning but don't have a link to it (got asked by buddy about it).
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whats the reasoning again why the 25.5 stator is more expensive than other speciality stators? I recall a reasoning but don't have a link to it (got asked by buddy about it).
Our 25.5 wound stator requires two of the most expensive components; material and labor. The wire we use has a very high copper fill--the more you use, the higher the motor cost. And, because the wire for the 25.5 is so long, it requires two employees (here in California...) to wind the stator.

So, both parts and labor are more costly than low wind versions of the motors.
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thanks for the info. Thats along the lines of what I remembered.

Got 2 Refurb Havocs on the way for VTA.
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Just moving some questions over from another thread...
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What do you think would cause the perceived power increase from the 21.5 Ballistic over the SS Pro that I experienced on the track? The 20*F hotter temps on the Ballisitc with the same settings and track reports that racers are dropping 3 teeth when moving to the Ballistic.

Is the Ballistic more efficient?
Is it just a normal manufacturing anomaly between these specific motors?

How am I getting away with running 60* total timing (no timing advance on the motor with 30* Tekin Boost & no Turbo) on an SS pro with a 4.45 FDR and coming off an 8 minutes race under 170*F? I've got a spool and running a bit of drag brake too.

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I got kind of a related ballistic question, are the ballistics more RPMish of a motor? Reason being that to get it to start to perform, I turned up the timing 10 degrees past N, and then dropped my pinion size down from a 33 tooth down to a 28 tooth, it performed much better.
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So the Ballistic motor has adjustable timing and the SS Pro does not?
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