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Old 06-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default TA05 v1 VTA build: comments/questions/answers requested

I was recently turned onto VTA class racing. I have a nice partially upgraded Tamiya TA-05 v1 chassis to start with. In the next week or so I will receive these: Novak Edge 2S and Ballistic 25.5T brushless motor; VTA wheels/tires; VTA car body and driver. There's no turning back. I'm going to build a TA-05 VTA racer.

This will be fun for me and hopefully you too. I personally have zero exposure to rc racing, and I've never owned a TA05 before. So please accept my ignorant questions when they come up.

I'll upload some pics of the beginning product.
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Nice! I'm in the same boat. Just bought a Schumacher MI4cxl with a crapload of parts (I think the chassis looks sexy) specifically for VTA and RCGT. Waiting on my bodies, wheels, tires and driver figures to come in, since the local hobby shop doesn't stock them. Gonna be fun to race it on a track, and also put it on my desk as an ornament when not racing.
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Nice egalsim! Sounds like you've been preparing for this moment much longer than me

I'd never heard of VTA until 2 days ago. It sounds like a simple class of fun.
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Yeah, I think it's going to bring the fun back into TC racing. I know there's a bunch of setup sheets all over the internet for these cars, just google them. I wouldn't be too concerned about getting the perfect setup, just get out there and race it, learn as you go.
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Sweet, that's what I'm talking about.
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I placed my order for VTA body, driver, wheels, and tires with the notorious ActionPowersports.com. Body and wheels were on backorder, so I by substituted similar items in an email. We'll see how that works out
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Why not check out the threads on VTA racing here on RC-Tech?:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-part-2-a.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-city-u-s.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...y-release.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...sion-only.html

The first link will get you TONS of information. The class is designed so that even a ten-year-old car can be competitive.
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I placed my order for VTA body, driver, wheels, and tires with the notorious ActionPowersports.com. Body and wheels were on backorder, so I by substituted similar items in an email. We'll see how that works out
There is one thing else I think you'll need to order, some thicker hex hubs, like these: http://www.speedtechhobbies.com/inde...product_id=166 . Otherwise, the HPI VTA wheels are VERY likely to rub against the kingpins in the front(& possibly the camber link on the rear hubs, too), & that'll screw up how the car runs, Had to use a LOT of spacers on my TA05(inside the wheels) before I found those 6mm hexes....
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Bob, thanks for pointing out that issue before I run into it. I have several spare hex hubs that are even thicker than the 6mm hubs you have. They are from front 2WD Traxxas Rustler/Slash/Stampede. If these 8mm hex hubs are too wide, I'll look into something like what you have.
http://www.hopmeup.com/Items/tra3654...ler%20Stampede

Let me know if these 8mm wide hexes wont work and I'll order some 6mm.
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