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Old 12-12-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Tamiya 2017 TCS new Class (EURO Semi-Truck GT) TT01 EURO Truck

What racer think of this new EURO Semi-Truck GT?
Team Hahn Racing MAN TGS (TT-01 Type-E Chassis)
https://youtu.be/ADv_aLbuAoo
https://youtu.be/hwQlaeJEu4c
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They have been running these at the local hobby shop - NorCal Hobbies - stone stock kits only, with a spec battery. They can't keep them in stock and they have a waiting list in the shop.
Racing is fun to watch, and looks like a great way to get new racers. Quite a few off road guys bought them to try on road.
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Here's a video from last Sunday's race at Norcal Hobbies.

https://youtu.be/tuWIJG53D6E
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Here's a video from last Sunday's race at Norcal Hobbies.

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Hobbytown Fresno has ordered 12 kit and have sold 8, I have painted 3 truck bodies.
Only thing I don't like is the battery rule I think it should be any 5000 mAh battery. Not some batteries that I can't use in any other car. That is a waste of money in a affordable class.
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Hobbytown Fresno has ordered 12 kit and have sold 8, I have painted 3 truck bodies.
Only thing I don't like is the battery rule I think it should be any 5000 mAh battery. Not some batteries that I can't use in any other car. That is a waste of money in a affordable class.
You need to use round end batteries in order to fit the chassis.
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In the GT3 class you use to be able to grind the ribs out to run standard lipo batteries. Yes I have bought the reedy batteries so I can race at the Northern California TCS race January 29, 2017. It would be nice to be able to run standard lipo.
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In the GT3 class you use to be able to grind the ribs out to run standard lipo batteries. Yes I have bought the reedy batteries so I can race at the Northern California TCS race January 29, 2017. It would be nice to be able to run standard lipo.
Really, the round lipo pack is dirt cheap..plus I like the Ideal of keeping everything bone box stock and not to have to worry about what is battery of the month..
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I'm trying to buy one now, they look so fun.
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Looks like fun.
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I would be into this if my club ran it.
Love it!

Since Nor-Cal moved to San Jose its just too far of a drive for me to make it down.
Otherwise I'd be all over that.
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The Trucks are really popular in the UK as well. its a great stock class.
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My concern is that since it's technically just a novelty body shell on a standard TC chassis, it won't have much longevity. Box stock classes often don't last long.

I wonder why they chose the TT01E platform rather than the TT02 platform.
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I agree the class will die fast, at least locally here. We have RC experts and sponsored drivers now getting into the class.
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I agree the class will die fast, at least locally here. We have RC experts and sponsored drivers now getting into the class.
Just do a leaders shot. Every time the leader crosses the loop, they take a shot of spirits.
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