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Old 08-22-2022, 10:00 AM
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Peak Racing powermax 4200 and Reedy Wolfpack are spelled out in the rules.


I believe the ProTek RC 2S 100C Si-Graphene + HV LiPo Stick (protek 512919) would be legal if charged to normal voltage.
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Old 08-22-2022, 12:27 PM
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I use the protek stick pack.
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GARTPOT 7.4V 4000mAh 50C 2S RC LiPo Battery Hardcase with Deans Plug for Tamiya TT01 RC Truck Car Losi Slash Buggy Team Associated (2 Packs)

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  • I use these to not break the bank for me and my son
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Old 08-23-2022, 04:22 PM
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Thatís a good option for the budget minded, I grabbed a two pack, thanks for posting.
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Originally Posted by chuck in indy View Post
Thatís a good option for the budget minded, I grabbed a two pack, thanks for posting.
I have to being that my son is racing the same classes as me I have to look at it as a budget racer. With that being said I need another transponder for him.
euro truck novice and now mini with an m08r he will be racing being he won it at the tcs at jackson
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Old 08-24-2022, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by chuck in indy View Post
Thatís a good option for the budget minded, I grabbed a two pack, thanks for posting.
I use that one for practice as well, but use the Reedy for the race in case the other one isn't allowed.
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I copied/pasted the TCS general battery rules below

ARTICLE 5: BATTERIES

5.1 Any ROAR approved Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) battery may be used, for any TCS class. Check the ROAR approved Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) battery list here: http://www.roarracing.com/approved_lipo_batteries.php

5.2 Sport Ni-Cd and Ni-MH batteries are legal, for TCS racing. These batteries do not need ROAR approval.

5.3 TCS legal Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) must be 7.4/7.6 volts, 2S-2P specification. NOTE: Despite the ROAR approved list, Sport Packs (round HARD case Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) batteries) may be used on Tamiya models where only a round case battery will fit. This type of battery does not need to be ROAR approved.

5.4 LIPO Battery TECH rules: In the interest of safety, and fairness, all LIPO batteries will be volt metered during TECH Inspection. LIPO batteries exceeding 8.44 volts (2S packs) will not be allowed to race on the track, until they have been discharged to meet the 8.44 rule. 5.5 All battery packs may not exceed 10 degrees above ambient temperature. You will not be allowed to race with “HOT” battery packs.

5.6 All LiPo batteries must be charged in a LiPo sack, at all TCS events!

5.7 Any type of battery connector is permitted to be installed on your battery pack.
Here are the Eurotruck rules

ARTICLE 16: EURO-TRUCK

This is a pure box stock class open to any skill level hobbyist.

Recommended Minimum Skill level: Novice, Intermediate to Advanced

16.1 Legal kits: Item 58632 Team Hahn Racing MAN TGS, 58642 Team Reinert Racing MAN TGS, 58661 Buggyra Racing Fat Fox, and 58683 Tankpool24 Mercedes Actros

16.2 The kit must be built EXACTLY per the instruction manual.

16.3 The ONLY Hop-Op Options permitted are Ball Bearings (ANY BRAND), and any Tamiya servo saver.

16.4 Must use the stock pinion and spur gear.

16.5 Must use the kit supplied Tamiya TBLE-02S/TBLE-04S ESC/THW-1060 Brushed Motor ESC (2-3S) Hobbywing OEM-Same as QUICRUN 1060 BRUSHED ESC (2-3S).

16.6 Must use the kit supplied motor (item 54358 RS-540 Torque-Tuned Motor)

16.7 Battery connector on ESC may be changed to DEANS type or XT-60.

16.8 The Motor Bullet Connectors may not be removed.

16.9 The ESC & Motor wires may not be shortened, or removed!

16.10 All polycarbonate body parts must be used.

16.11 All screws in the kit must be used. You may not omit screws to change the handling of the truck.

16.12 Minimum weight: NONE. No weights, of ANY KIND, may be put on the truck for ballast.

16.13 Adding FOAM material to the kit foam bumper is permitted. You may also use item 54819 Urethane Bumper XL in place of the stock size bumper.

16.14 Tires: Must use kit type tires, and wheels.

16.15 Any grease, or lube may be used to lubricate gears, or moving parts.

16.16 Any Tamiya Hi-Torque Servo Saver is Permitted.

16.17 It’s permitted to mix & match front/rear wheels on the truck for durability.

16.18 Batteries: Any stick-pack type, hard round case LiPO, NiCD, or Ni-MH is permitted. Examples: Reedy Wolf-Pack, or Peak Racing Powermax batteries.
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I haven't bought roar packs in years. Club racing or local trophy races really don't look at that and the main big races I do are tcs and mini z trophy races so save the money
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Reading the TCS batteries rules AND the Euro Truck rules, if we are using a rounded shaped lipo battery it DOES NOT need to be ROAR approved. I personally have used the following rounded hard-case lipo batteries...Reedy Wolfpack, Peak Racing Power Powermax, & Pro-Tek. They have all performed similarly/very similar lap times in my trucks at the track I race at.

An unmodified TT-01 E chassis requires the used of rounded battery case to fit properly. Therefore any round hard-case lipo battery should be legal from truck racing using TCS rules. Most of the lipo batteries like this online are going to be 4000mah (or less). The biggest MAH battery I've ever found was the Pro-Tek 5000mah, but I haven't found that it offered any significant advantage (at the small indoor track I race at).

I believe Gens Ace also makes a rounded hard-case lipo battery
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Old 08-25-2022, 10:27 PM
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Default Gartpot Rounded TT01 Lipo

Lipo fits nice and only $22 ($44 for a two pack).

Was coming off 5 minute heats and mains with 8.05 volts left so Iím sure the 4000mah will be fine.

This is probably the lowest cost RC class I have participated in.

The Tamiya truck bodies are a challenge to paint and finish but cool nonetheless.



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Originally Posted by chuck in indy View Post
Lipo fits nice and only $22 ($44 for a two pack).

Was coming off 5 minute heats and mains with 8.05 volts left so Iím sure the 4000mah will be fine.

This is probably the lowest cost RC class I have participated in.

The Tamiya truck bodies are a challenge to paint and finish but cool nonetheless.


glad I was able to help ive gotten 10 to 15 mins bashing in front of the house with my son with them
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Originally Posted by chuck in indy View Post
Lipo fits nice and only $22 ($44 for a two pack).

Was coming off 5 minute heats and mains with 8.05 volts left so Iím sure the 4000mah will be fine.

This is probably the lowest cost RC class I have participated in.

The Tamiya truck bodies are a challenge to paint and finish but cool nonetheless.


Probably isn't the best but I run practice and at least one qualifying on the one Amazon pack without recharging. Sometimes I go through both qualifying sessions on the one uncharged pack and save the Reedy for the race.
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post
Probably isn't the best but I run practice and at least one qualifying on the one Amazon pack without recharging. Sometimes I go through both qualifying sessions on the one uncharged pack and save the Reedy for the race.
I have cheapie lipos with IR better than the brand names.
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Originally Posted by Shaun Huelskamp View Post
I have cheapie lipos with IR better than the brand names.
me personally have stopped worrying about iir's. I switched all my cars to tamiya because i have more fun with these then the expensive xray like cars
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Originally Posted by Scionara05 View Post

GARTPOT 7.4V 4000mAh 50C 2S RC LiPo Battery Hardcase with Deans Plug for Tamiya TT01 RC Truck Car Losi Slash Buggy Team Associated (2 Packs)

That's all I use in mine - they work well enough to win a state championship.
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