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Old 01-09-2020, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by mrreet2001
Where are you running at? I haven't seen any Proteks yet at One Eighth Racers.
Still in the build phase for euro but running other Tamiya stuff at a small track in Norwalk so I have the Peak packs. Want to bring the trucks to Toledo before the year is out, but just asking the internet before I get some new batteries.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:32 AM
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At one eighth I have noticed the following will have the biggest effect:

-The silver can lottery
-Driving Style
-Tire Prep
-Diff prep

The batteries were pretty much equal unless we run the 15 min main like we did at the end of the last season. We have even swapped batteries with each other.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:19 AM
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What's the minimum weight in this class ???
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:25 AM
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There was a minimum weight at the TCS race I went to. But unless you're cheating, it doesn't matter. A naked truck, with a mini servo, and micro reciever still clears the minimum weight by tens of grams.
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I agree with the Silver Can lottery. I have one that is particularly fast among many. There was nothing special that I did to it.
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Originally Posted by bertrandsv87
What's the minimum weight in this class ???
You may not add weight. You may not remove weight.

These are the TCS rules that most places roughly follow:

-Legal kits: Item 58632 Team Hahn Racing MAN TGS (TT-01 type E chassis), 58642 Team Reinert Racing MAN TGS (TT-01 type E chassis) & 58661 Buggyra Racing Fat Fox (TT-01 type E chassis)
-The kit must be built EXACTLY per the instruction manual.
-The ONLY Hop-Op Options permitted are Ball Bearings (ANY BRAND) and a Tamiya servo saver.
-Must use the stock pinion and spur gear.
-Must use the kit supplied Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC
-Must use the kit supplied motor (item 54358 RS-540 Torque-Tuned Motor)
-Battery connector on ESC may be changed to DEANS type.
-The Motor Bullet Connectors may not be removed.
-The ESC & Motor wires may not be shortened!
-All body parts must be used.
-All screws in the kit must be used. I.E. You may not omit screws to change the handling of the truck.
-No Minimum or Maximum Weight: No weights of ANY KIND may be put on the truck for ballast.
-Adding FOAM material to the kit foam bumper is permitted.
-Must use kit type tires and wheels. Note: Kit tires may be glued onto wheel.
-Any grease or lube may be used to lubricate gears or moving parts.
-Batteries: Any stick-pack type, hard round case LiPO, NiCD, or Ni-MH is permitted. Examples: Reedy Wolf-Pack or Peak Racing Powermax batteries.
-Any Tamiya Hi-Torque Servo Saver is Permitted.



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Old 01-10-2020, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for posting the rules....Very interesting....
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:56 AM
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Finished everything but adding a receiver and a battery.



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Nice paint and decal work!
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Originally Posted by Primeval
Nice paint and decal work!
Thanks!!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:21 AM
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Anyone know where to get a 24t spline insert for the stock servo saver? I have a few Hitec's laying around but the kit only has 23t and 25t inserts. Local track enforces the stock servo saver rule
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Originally Posted by ironzgti35
Anyone know where to get a 24t spline insert for the stock servo saver? I have a few Hitec's laying around but the kit only has 23t and 25t inserts. Local track enforces the stock servo saver rule
I have never seen one to fit the Tamiya servo saver. You are stuck with Futaba or Airtronics splines.
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TCS rules allow the HD servo saver.. does the do 24 spline?
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
TCS rules allow the HD servo saver.. does the do 24 spline?
None of the Tamiya servo savers have the 24T spline. They fit either Futaba, Tamiya or Sanwa, JR, Acoms and KO
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by nrtv20
Is the Protek battery the only competitive option now? I have a few Peak powermax 4200s available to use but am ready to purchase new packs. Obviously 2 peaks vs 1 Protek is a benefit when I have to pit 3 trucks.
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