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rccartips 04-21-2011 03:49 AM

Old TC Cars - Still Racing Competitively
 
Hi, just a thread for us old time racers still racing competitively with oldschool cars. For us to share photos and videos. Let's have fun and revive these old warriors.

Here's mine, Tamiya 414.

http://www.rccartips.com/hpi-tcx-tamiya-414.jpg

Right now, for my driving style, laptimes:

HPI TCX: 15.5 sec
Tamiya 414: 14.9 sec

Maybe if I get saddle packs I can centralize weight even more for better performance.

alcyon 04-21-2011 04:13 AM

Kawada TC Saddle Pack
 
My Kawada SV-10 Alcyon II Ultimate, the last version of the Alcyon II from 2001 - 2002. Motor in the centerline, midship, saddle pack car, spur above the motor, just like the 414, Pro2, T1..
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...nUltimate1.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...-2011pict5.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...-2011pict1.jpg
see my blogspot for more info and this video.
http://youtu.be/DqT-zoy4_ak

Evoracer 04-21-2011 05:49 AM

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Ohhhh....now you went and did it !! A thread for us old guys. Time to glam up the XXXS....she's gonna want to look her best.

tcian 04-21-2011 06:29 AM

Ill have to get a pic of tc3 up here:nod:

SteveM 04-21-2011 07:10 AM

I still have a FT TC3 that is competitive locally and looks awesome with my Parma Panoz GT body. Running a Team Wave BL esc and a Losi Xcelerin 17.5 motor.

sosidge 04-21-2011 07:22 AM

Still racing a TOP Scythe which I have owned since 2007...

http://blog.digitrc.co.uk/wp-content...pits_1_web.jpg

I don't think I would be any faster with any other chassis.

Was getting beaten recently by a TC3 and Yokomo BD.

Racers get obsessed with the performance advantages of the latest chassis, when really the chassis is one of the smallest influences on the car. Assuming the car is built right and the setup has no major vices, performance is 99% down to the driver, tyres and motor.

nf_ekt 04-21-2011 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by sosidge (Post 8996998)
Still racing a TOP Scythe which I have owned since 2007...

Racers get obsessed with the performance advantages of the latest chassis, when really the chassis is one of the smallest influences on the car. Assuming the car is built right and the setup has no major vices, performance is 99% down to the driver, tyres and motor.

Stop with this non-sense, did you not get that "flavor of the month" memo???

All kidding aside, nice looking car there. The only thing I want to do with my cyclone is get the exotek (sp?) chassis so it is fully updated for running lipo, and some better performance. Other than that I see no reason to get the latest thing. Some of the prices on the latest kits is un-fu#k-ing beleivable.

rbudano 04-21-2011 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Evoracer (Post 8996714)
Ohhhh....now you went and did it !! A thread for us old guys. Time to glam up the XXXS....she's gonna want to look her best.

Nice ride! Mat Francis bling and speedtech towers! I really liked the XXX-S GP.

UrabusDenis 04-21-2011 01:55 PM

Wow , love this thread !

SammyZ 04-21-2011 08:26 PM

old Yokomo SD, from 2004. I race this car weekly.

http://i53.tinypic.com/v30ncl.jpg

1101 04-21-2011 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by rccartips (Post 8996496)
Here's mine, Tamiya 414.

414: Not old enough (just kidding) :lol: :lol:
wheres your TL01 ??

rccartips 04-22-2011 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by alcyon (Post 8996521)
My Kawada SV-10 Alcyon II Ultimate, the last version of the Alcyon II from 2001 - 2002. ...
http://youtu.be/DqT-zoy4_ak

I read your entire blog, nice stuff :nod:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evoracer (Post 8996714)
Ohhhh....now you went and did it !! A thread for us old guys. Time to glam up the XXXS....she's gonna want to look her best.

Glam and run!

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Originally Posted by SteveM (Post 8996965)
I still have a FT TC3 that is competitive locally and looks awesome with my Parma Panoz GT body. Running a Team Wave BL esc and a Losi Xcelerin 17.5 motor.

Nice!

Quote:

Originally Posted by sosidge (Post 8996998)
Still racing a TOP Scythe which I have owned since 2007...

...Assuming the car is built right and the setup has no major vices, performance is 99% down to the driver, tyres and motor.

I remember the Scythe! So true.

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Originally Posted by SammyZ (Post 9000280)
old Yokomo SD, from 2004. I race this car weekly.

Wow this belongs in the clean wiring thread. So nice.

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Originally Posted by 1101 (Post 9000860)
414: Not old enough (just kidding) :lol: :lol:
wheres your TL01 ??

It's coming ;)

BCbud 04-22-2011 10:07 AM

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Good day!

I ran a T1FK04 Xray all last season and intend on running it this year. I also mad an WGT car from old parts I had. The chassis is an associated 10LS 200mm T-bar that I modified and installed a CRC 3.1 1/12 scale link pod to it. The center shock is a spare from my Xray and the front end is CRC/Associated. I started with damping tubes but I removed them and the side springs and installed associated T18 rear shocks with the aluminum threaded upgraded bodies.

cherokee95 04-22-2011 11:24 AM

I like this thread!
I run a TC3 team. If I pay attention I can run with the xrays and tc5/6 lap times. MMpro, LRP x12 17.5,Hitec servo, muchmore premounts and DNA2 body. I'll get a couple pics up when I get home this weekend.

texastc 04-22-2011 01:44 PM

I got a TC3 that I'm using for VTA and and old associated 10LSO that I run and play with. I like what you did with the links BCbud, may do that with a speedmerchant rev5 rear end I have.


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