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Old 04-24-2015, 09:08 PM
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How long does a set of hpi vta tires last?
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:14 PM
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That's like asking "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?"
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How long does a set of hpi vta tires last?
I run regularly on two completely different tracks, one small track with CRC carpet, and one large parking lot track with very abrasive asphalt. On the asphalt track I get about four race days on the fronts, and eight race days on the rears. On carpet the tires can last an entire season!
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:42 AM
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Awesome. Im just looking for a tire that will last for longer than a hour. I have a sakura xi sport with a 8.5 motor and when im running on ashpault i only get just about a hour out of a set of regular tc tires before i eat threw to the foam
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
That's like asking "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?"
That's exactly what I was thinking.

By the way it's three.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by jason w View Post
Awesome. Im just looking for a tire that will last for longer than a hour. I have a sakura xi sport with a 8.5 motor and when im running on ashpault i only get just about a hour out of a set of regular tc tires before i eat threw to the foam
Don't try running VTA tires with an 8.5! They aren't belted, so they will likely explode.

One hour run time on any tire on asphalt with an 8.5 doesn't sound bad at all!
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Thanks for the direction. I figured that with the added rubber and the off road style foam i might get a little more life out of them
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Don't try running VTA tires with an 8.5! They aren't belted, so they will likely explode.
Totally agree. You should try belted tires. Tamiya and HPI used to make some good belted tires, not sure if that is still the case or not. You might try looking there. If you are looking for a cheap tire that might work, you could always try the Ride tires that are the USGT spec tire. They might work if you are just bashing around with your 8.5. They are quite hard and last for a long time running them in USGT with 21.5 motors.
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I haven't run them on a touring car, but Tamiya type B slicks last a long time on a mini.
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Mcallister released a 1966 chevelle 9''inch wide stocker body its a new release.Its one of the best looking bodies I have seen in a long while with very nice decals that come with it. would the 66 chevelle body be allowed in vta racing? it would be a very cool looking vta race car if it was.
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for you guys who have motor analysers, etc. what is it you mainly use it for and look for on it to help do diagnostics on your motors? Looking at one to use from G-Force but not sure what to look for when using it.
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I was up watching racing at our local track, it was dirt, now carpet. They were running VTA today, looks like great fun. I had the LHS order me a TC6.2 for VTA, can't wait!!
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
for you guys who have motor analysers, etc. what is it you mainly use it for and look for on it to help do diagnostics on your motors? Looking at one to use from G-Force but not sure what to look for when using it.
I got the SkyRC version and I went through my motors to get the "real" timing, than looked to find the Most RPM/KV without spiking the Amp draw.

I started at real 30* and worked my way up through the timing, to find the best numbers for each motor.

I would be curious to test other racers motors, to find numbers/gearing that works for them. (start a data base)
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Originally Posted by mooby64 View Post
I got the SkyRC version and I went through my motors to get the "real" timing, than looked to find the Most RPM/KV without spiking the Amp draw.

I started at real 30* and worked my way up through the timing, to find the best numbers for each motor.

I would be curious to test other racers motors, to find numbers/gearing that works for them. (start a data base)
can you elaborate on "spiking" the amp draw? Sorry newb here the SkyRC one I think looks the same as the G-Force one.
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for you guys who have motor analysers, etc. what is it you mainly use it for and look for on it to help do diagnostics on your motors? Looking at one to use from G-Force but not sure what to look for when using it.
Timing, sensor alignment, and rotor symmetry.
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