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Old 12-06-2014, 07:28 PM
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Brilliant.........
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by buckeye dan View Post
Prevent the flex when I turn in 3 feet to early!! Lol... Anyone know a place to get big chunks of foam?
I use a foam block from parma and cut it to fit the body.


http://www.amain.com/parma-pse-unive...e2LRoCYPfw_wcB[/QUOTE]

Thanks I will have to try that...and also waiting 3 more feet before I turn..
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Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
My simple solution...
I like it, great looking driver!

I use to race 1/12 electric back when ROAR required all cars to have a driver figure, the good old days I had one taped to my servo of my chassis which position wise was correct for most Group C, prototype and Can Am cars. For sedans I made an plated interior, but I like your solution.
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Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
I like it, great looking driver!

I use to race 1/12 electric back when ROAR required all cars to have a driver figure, the good old days I had one taped to my servo of my chassis which position wise was correct for most Group C, prototype and Can Am cars. For sedans I made an plated interior, but I like your solution.
It was just some bits & pieces from past cars owned, I believe the little CF "arm" was made by Exotek and used to raise the transmission on a 22 buggy / SC truck. Something you could easily make yourself. The mount post was from a Schumacher SV buggy. With the driver figure, I made the hole just big enough to barely fit the post through so it's a tight fit. With the body clip in place, it stays put pretty well. Easy to rotate vs. full removal also, if you just need to get at some wiring quickly, ect.
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I should be racing USVTA right now
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:39 AM
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One thing this thread has always seemed to have is passion, which I think is a good thing. I think it shows how much people care about the class and want it to be around for a long time. However, I can't believe someone made a cooking show reference in an R/C car thread ...but I did know what show they were talking about.

As far as USVTA racing, I was part of a great qualifying heat on Friday night. Had a chance to get TQ but made too many mistakes. Ended up in a 3-way battle for 1st with the cars less than a second from each other. Even though I finished 3rd, I had a big smile on my face.
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Originally Posted by daleepp View Post
I know that a few of you VTA fans have an interest in the full size TransAm Series of old - the series that inspired this 1/10th scale class. I stumbled on this article today and found it pretty interesting. I thought I knew a bit about some of the more obscure body styles used back in the day - but this one was all new to me, and kinda blew me away.

http://bangshift.com/bangshiftapex/b...i-raced-trans/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7l7nDuj1o

Dale - Protoform
A wide body Lincoln MKVII would be awesome - but I'll settle for a Protoform Mercury Cougar!
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A wide body Lincoln MKVII would be awesome - but I'll settle for a Protoform Mercury Cougar!
+1000 a Mercury Cougar like this one from ProtoForm would be awesome...
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Where at, and will you be at Toy's for Tots at CAL next weekend?
Hi Joe, I was at CAL with the blue 'cuda (the one w/o the stripes or black hood) and brought my dog. I'll try to make toys for tots.
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I should be racing USVTA right now
Same here. I really need to get out on the carpet soon.
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I let a local use my back up novak motor and a 5000 battery at my last race
and got my but handed to me with my own stuff roflmao that I thought was my slower equipment ...
and I still came off the stand with a smile on.
so how was every ones race weekend ...
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Originally Posted by rcpaintinpete View Post
I let a local use my back up novak motor and a 5000 battery at my last race
and got my but handed to me with my own stuff roflmao that I thought was my slower equipment ...
and I still came off the stand with a smile on.
so how was every ones race weekend ...
that can't be possible, Pete - Novak stuff is inferior compared to what's spec'ed for ROAR that's why so many people are trying to lobby for open motors in USVTA - because the novak stuff isn't near as good as the other brands

i forgot the sarcasm font, so you'll have to take my work that i'm being that way
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Originally Posted by rcpaintinpete View Post
I let a local use my back up novak motor and a 5000 battery at my last race
and got my but handed to me with my own stuff roflmao that I thought was my slower equipment ...
and I still came off the stand with a smile on.
so how was every ones race weekend ...
Nothing beat getting whomped on by your back-ups. #beentheredonethat
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
that can't be possible, Pete - Novak stuff is inferior compared to what's spec'ed for ROAR that's why so many people are trying to lobby for open motors in USVTA - because the novak stuff isn't near as good as the other brands

i forgot the sarcasm font, so you'll have to take my work that i'm being that way
Considering he's talking USVTA and all the motors were Novak: your comment makes no sense.

Nice try though!
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Originally Posted by hairless_ape View Post
Considering he's talking USVTA and all the motors were Novak: your comment makes no sense.

Nice try though!
i know Pete races at one of 2 tracks - one is USVTA and the other is ROAR... so, my comment does have its merit
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