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Old 08-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #256
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Hey guys what size tire are you all using in gt class 24mm or 26mm
Sorry to bother but I would just like to bring what I need
This is what we use when we go to "open tire" USGT events.

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/4490/

We have also used VTA fronts on all (4) corners as well.
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This is what we use when we go to "open tire" USGT events.

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/4490/

We have also used VTA fronts on all (4) corners as well.

this is what most of our locals run....I use them too
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speaking of HPI, thanks to them for being a sponsor and for advertising this great event on their calendar

Thank you Collin and HPI

http://www.hpiracing.com/event_calendar.php/
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What is going to be the rule on motor fans for VTA, and pulling the ring off the motor. Will either be allowed. I know there has always been debate about fans. We run chassis mounted fans at our club in Dallas and most have pulled the ring off the novaks. I am planning on coming to the race and want to make sure I'm legal.
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What is going to be the rule on motor fans for VTA, and pulling the ring off the motor. Will either be allowed. I know there has always been debate about fans. We run chassis mounted fans at our club in Dallas and most have pulled the ring off the novaks. I am planning on coming to the race and want to make sure I'm legal.
What ring are you talking about? I have never heard of pulling a ring off. Also, what advantage does it give?
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What ring are you talking about? I have never heard of pulling a ring off. Also, what advantage does it give?
The blue ring around the motor. Helps let the heat escape from the stator.
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What is going to be the rule on motor fans for VTA, and pulling the ring off the motor. Will either be allowed. I know there has always been debate about fans. We run chassis mounted fans at our club in Dallas and most have pulled the ring off the novaks. I am planning on coming to the race and want to make sure I'm legal.
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The blue ring around the motor. Helps let the heat escape from the stator.
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25.5 brushless with 2C LiPo: Novak SS25.5 Pro brushless motor (pn:3425V) or Ballistic 25.5 (pn:3625V- stator only pn:S6625) ONLY combined with any hard-cased 2C 7.4v LiPo pack up to and including 5000 mAh capacity. Novak motors are the ONLY motor allowed at this time. All house track rules regarding LiPo usage apply. Only physical motor timing advance is allowed, however Ballistic motors must not be advanced beyond the last line of the timing range sticker. 12.3 mm rotor diameter only (no "tuning" rotors are allowed, only stock Novak rotors allowed). Using ceramic bearings in the motor makes you a dork. No modifications or optional parts allowed on motor can, endbell, stator, or rotor. No cooling holes or other changes allowed to motor.
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25.5 brushless with 2C LiPo: Novak SS25.5 Pro brushless motor (pn:3425V) or Ballistic 25.5 (pn:3625V- stator only pn:S6625) ONLY combined with any hard-cased 2C 7.4v LiPo pack up to and including 5000 mAh capacity. Novak motors are the ONLY motor allowed at this time. All house track rules regarding LiPo usage apply. Only physical motor timing advance is allowed, however Ballistic motors must not be advanced beyond the last line of the timing range sticker. 12.3 mm rotor diameter only (no "tuning" rotors are allowed, only stock Novak rotors allowed). Using ceramic bearings in the motor makes you a dork. No modifications or optional parts allowed on motor can, endbell, stator, or rotor. No cooling holes or other changes allowed to motor.
That doesn't answer the question of, "Can you take the ring off?"
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If you need to take the ring off then your doing something wrong. If your chassis is efficient and geared properly heat should not be an issue ,even outdoors.
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This should answer it: No cooling holes or other changes allowed to motor.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #268
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sorry guys that was a quick answer from my cell....

I would perfer you have your motor rings on...I know this just might be some more Chuck Norris stuff, but Ive found my motors running cooler with them on...If you look at my cars all my rings are on...

it also helps with tech...now I know some of you have removed and done away with them...if so thats cool...Ill see if I can get Novak to supply some like they did time stickers last year...but the idea is to be able to keep the motors as stock as possible.

Fans are fine...I run one as do most racers Ive seen..

Now for vented end bells or ppl dremel on the cans...even if it wasnt in the rules...ITS A WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME...in reality, its going to cost you money and more time, from replacing internal parts and cleaning....it not faster, but yes around 5 deg cooler...but a good fan is 20 deg cooler...

Now I know some tracks dont mind you running these things....but this is the Nationals, and Im the 1st one to want EVERYONE to come and have a great time, but I have to be fair and stick to the rules as much as possible....

Guys this is one of our TOP USVTA events(Scale Nats other one), we must show our total support and loyalty to the class. And by doing so, we will have true winnners, enjoyment, and total YUMMY fealing when we leave...nobody feeling like they got cheated or out $$$$ over somebody else......and this will raise the bar of

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to new heights that we all can be proud of....

remember guys Im a racer too, just a racer....I do this type of event for all of us...the VTA racers, and the class I love and dedicate a lot of time to...this is our time to shine, and be part of the elite classes of R/C Racing

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Thanks Myron.

The ring isn't s big deal to put back on. The fan is more what I was after. good to know we can still use them.
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I don't have a problem with people taking the ring off, as it really is just a spacer. However, we should all respect Myron's request to keep the rings on the motor at his race. It's his show, and he is asking something simple that should take all of 5 minutes to comply with.
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