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Old 02-11-2015, 06:43 AM   #8566
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"NEW RULES EFFECTIVE February 10, 2015."
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a rule change?

For USVTA
"Only physical motor timing advance is allowed, however Ballistic/Boss motors may be advanced beyond the last line of the timing range sticker."
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:53 AM   #8567
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From what I saw, there was some clarification about what bodies are legal in the USGT class.
Yup, so basically cars that ran in the same class at this year's Daytona 24, some are legal, some are illegal...
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"NEW RULES EFFECTIVE February 10, 2015."
cool...you coming to Indy?
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:52 AM   #8569
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Yup, so basically cars that ran in the same class at this year's Daytona 24, some are legal, some are illegal...
Also, USGT tuning rotors have been clarified. Only OEM rotors allowed, NO tuning rotors allowed.

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Old 02-11-2015, 08:08 AM   #8570
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Also, USGT tuning rotors have been clarified. Only OEM rotors allowed, NO tuning rotors allowed.

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What is a tuning rotor?

Say for example, is the optional high torque green rotor legal or illegal to put in my Z3R?
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:16 AM   #8571
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:19 AM   #8572
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LOL....

Maybe we should bump the USGT thread up with this subject.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:06 AM   #8573
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What is a tuning rotor?

Say for example, is the optional high torque green rotor legal or illegal to put in my Z3R?
Illegal... Thunder Power didn't sell the Z3R equipped with the green rotor, therefore, any rotor different than the one included in the package would be considered a tuning rotor. The only legal rotor, by this definition, is the 12.2 red rotor for a Z3R.
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maybe i'm blind (ok I AM blind), aside from some new bodies listed, what changed in the latest rules?
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I thought this was a VTA thread, not USGT.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:55 AM   #8576
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I thought this was a VTA thread, not USGT.
Yeah, that's why I bumped the USGT thread here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-usgt-226.html
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As a racer, I think it is important for the race director to not just call the races, but actually watch the racing and get to know the racers at their track. If the race director wants to split up mains to create a better racing experience for everyone at the track, I think that can be a good thing. Nothing is worse than having a great day of qualifying/racing at the track ruined because the main turned into a bash fest.

If there isn't a good way to split up mains and the best option is to run all cars in one main, the race director has some other options at their disposal that I rarely see used.

- If the start of the race (not just the first 5 seconds) is a bash fest, restart the main. Let the drivers know that you want to see good racing for the first few laps before it becomes an official race to the end. We all should have more than enough battery in our VTA cars that this shouldn't be a problem.

- If there is a car that is driving badly during the main (taking the leaders out or driving through the back-markers), the track director can impose a time penalty on that driver or even tell that driver to pull his car off the track. No reason to let one bad apple ruin the bunch.

- If there is a new/old/less-experienced driver who is laps off the pace, pull them aside before the main and make sure they understand good driver etiquette. Maybe take the opportunity to drive their car around the track to make sure it is mechanical sound.

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We all want good door-to-door racing in VTA. But lets not mistake that for a bash fest.
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What's in Indy?


My hand awaits...
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