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Old 06-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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First off I would like to say I am new to the whole 1/10 on-road thing. I have been practicing around the block before I go embarrass myself at the local track. I have a TC3 and a HPI Sprint 2 Flux that has the VTA Mustang body on it and was wondering were can I buy the driver w/ navigator? I looked on eBay with little to choose from. I see some cars on here that are hooked up real nice but I was just curious as to where I can buy an interior with a lot of details and rollcage and decals to make my cars more VTA friendly. Thanks
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There are several options that you can choose from.
A lot of us locally are using an interior from the HPI desert truck.
http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/104815/



You can even split the cost with someone and share drivers (even though one of them doesn't have a steering wheel)
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***Rookie question alert***
First off I would like to say I am new to the whole 1/10 on-road thing. I have been practicing around the block before I go embarrass myself at the local track. I have a TC3 and a HPI Sprint 2 Flux that has the VTA Mustang body on it and was wondering were can I buy the driver w/ navigator? I looked on eBay with little to choose from. I see some cars on here that are hooked up real nice but I was just curious as to where I can buy an interior with a lot of details and rollcage and decals to make my cars more VTA friendly. Thanks
No such thing as embarassing yourself. Good drivers aren't born, they're developed. And trust me when I tell you that no amount of practice by yourself will prepare you for racing on a track with a bunch of other drivers. Have Fun, Don't worry about winning and take time to learn !!
The VTA rules don't require a driver AND navigator. Just the driver. Go to the VTA (part 2) thread and do a search. You'll find a few good choices.
Some really good decals can be purchased from Carl Seils. Thats also his user name. Good Luck and enjoy !!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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(even though one of them doesn't have a steering wheel)
That just makes it even more awesome... mind control.
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The navigator figure mounts very nice on the drivers side with a little shoe goo or tape (the lip on the edge gives you a good mounting area). Having your driver bouncing down the track is a little interesting, so mounting it securely is pretty key.

There are also some clear ones out there if you want to paint your own, and I know some use driver figures from older Tamiya cars (grasshopper, etc).
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Reply #1 Those inner bodies look sweet bro. Thanks for the link. I think I might order those...for some reason I thought they would cost more, but yet again they are only plastic men lol.

Reply #2 Thanks for the advise and I might just hit the track with my rookie driving haha. Maybe getting some real racing practice will get me the feel of the real deal. And I will definitely look up the rules and regulations on VTA. It might not be a requirement to have a navigator, but they sure look awesome in the car lol.

Reply #3 Mind control driving is the best driving I have seen so far lol but I think ROAR won't approve haha.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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Reply #5 I was thinking of just using Gorilla glue or double sided tape...but if Shoe Goo works great than I might just use it. Thanks
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Here is the one I am using:



They have a right hand drive set as well. It is fairly heavy though! You can get these through hobbypro.com
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here is mine
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Yea all those drivers look cool. Mad props to the Z28 Camaro. It looks super sick!
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I use Drywall tape and E6000 (easier to find than shoo goo).



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you can get Shoo Goo at Walmart, you might have to ask the mgr...lol
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you can get Shoo Goo at Walmart, you might have to ask the mgr...lol
pfft. It takes 4 times as long to check out as it takes to get my stuff. I have no patience for Wal Mart. But I digress... actually, locally they don't seem to carry it, but E6000 is basically the same thing from what I can tell. I use it to mend body damage or simply strengthen key areas. It's pretty tough.
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Thanks for posting this question. I ordered the driver and navigator from tower :-)
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you can get Shoo Goo at Walmart, you might have to ask the mgr...lol
LHS out here carries it, and so does Big Lots.

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pfft. It takes 4 times as long to check out as it takes to get my stuff. I have no patience for Wal Mart. But I digress... actually, locally they don't seem to carry it, but E6000 is basically the same thing from what I can tell. I use it to mend body damage or simply strengthen key areas. It's pretty tough.
Many of us also use shoe goo and drywall tape to strengthen the bodies as well. With the flat front ends, they seem to not take a beating all that well, and reinforcing the front and rear seems to be helpful for overall longevity of the body.
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