R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2013, 09:09 PM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
LOSTTHEMOJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Hot Springs,AR
Posts: 868
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to LOSTTHEMOJO
Thumbs up Noob Question: Difference between VTA & USVTA classes?

Sorry for the noob question but what is the difference in the classes? I just moved to college a few weeks ago and they have an on-road track here and thought I'd try it out! Before this ive been strictly offroad bcz that's the only kind of tracks they had around my town I lived in b4 college....Any HELP would be much appreciated!
__________________
Im a procastinator...........sometimes.
If 2 people do a 1/2a$$ job, we will do the job right!
Losi XXXT converted to SCT. B4.1(coming soon)
Team Terribles
XBOX Live gamertag: BB Juggernaut
LOSTTHEMOJO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
Jerz616's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dallas,TX
Posts: 1,045
Trader Rating: 49 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOSTTHEMOJO View Post
Sorry for the noob question but what is the difference in the classes? I just moved to college a few weeks ago and they have an on-road track here and thought I'd try it out! Before this ive been strictly offroad bcz that's the only kind of tracks they had around my town I lived in b4 college....Any HELP would be much appreciated!
http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/. Check this page out. It explains the different rules for the two classes. Basically, VTA is a class where the bodies are replicating the only 70's trans-am class. They run 25.5 Novak motors with and non-timing esc from an approved list. They also run specific tires that look like trans-am tires.

USGT is similar in the fact that they have similar rules as far as electronics. This class runs 21.5 motors with a roar approved esc in blinky mode. You must use a threaded tire like the hpi xpatterns with a spoked wheel. The bodies are supposed to replicate the 2door GT class racing. Like the corvettes, vipers, BMW M3 or Audi R8. No sedan or wedge type bodies. VTA is a tad slower the USGT, but still a very fun class. And killer muscle car bodies. USGT is more of your exotic super car type. Check out the site and it will tell you all about it.
__________________
Ryan Gracey

XRAY T4'14/ORCA VXX/ORCA TX 5.0
XRAY XB8'14
Jerz616 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
SWTour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central Coast...CALIF.
Posts: 2,873
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

There are a lot of tracks that use the US VTA Rules platform, and ROAR has changed their rules recently to line up with the US VTA on most concerns (other than only one legal brand of motor I believe) - then there are other places that call their local class VTA or something similar but the rules can be all over the place.

Where I am (in CALIF) there are some tracks using either the US VTA or ROAR VTA Rules, but others use what they call "OUTLAW VTA" which uses the 21.5 motor (any brand) instead of the 25.5 wind motor. It's a tad faster, but it's usually run on bigger tracks.

However they run it - it CAN be a super fun class to run...and they look so cool
__________________
Joe Myers
R/C Racing since 1985 ~ Santa Maria, CA (Central Coast)
2001-2012 - South-West Tour R/C Oval Series...will the SWT be revived?
Things are headed towards a return of the SWT Series, but for
2017 the focus will be on the Encino Velodrome (and dirt oval racing)
SWTour is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:31 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net