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Old 04-04-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Recently heard about this new class to breath life into everybodys electric TC's that are collecting dust on the shelves and was wondering if it was anything anybody was interested in getting going whether its running up at PT on the weekends or having a class at the GO R/C meets.

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I don't have one, but I think it is a great class....the body styles alone would bring in new racers!!!
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yeah i technically dont have one yet either but am buying one very soon. Plus with all the cheap xxx-s and tc3 chassis being sold its not to expensive to get into.
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I run a tc4 at prime time already and that sounds like a good class to run. I will work on getting a body for that. I bet It would be killer on the asphalt course.
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If this class of racing starts im all for it since i alrdy have the body and tires for this class.


But i would say we need to go by the rules of the US Vintage Trans Am RC Racing Series to make it fair.

Go to this site for rules on this class of racing.

http://www.usvintagetransam.com/

Also if we race at PT with this class we should do it on asphalt and not carpet.
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I'd be down for that. I have a rolling chassis I could use. I just have to buy up the rest of stuff. lol, I suppose I have a long way to go.
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I would love to add a Trans Am Mustang to my collection. If this class takes off, I'm in.
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If this class of racing starts im all for it since i alrdy have the body and tires for this class.


But i would say we need to go by the rules of the US Vintage Trans Am RC Racing Series to make it fair.

Go to this site for rules on this class of racing.

http://www.usvintagetransam.com/

Also if we race at PT with this class we should do it on asphalt and not carpet.
yeah i agree with those rules i didnt realize they had an actual site. But i like the idea of nimh only with the 4cell
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If this class is going to start we will need at least 3 to race but it would be nice to have more than 5 at all times.

Also any who is interrested in racing this class please post and get the stuff to race it..

And let us know when you are ready to race and then we could set up a date to race.
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I dont think we should be quite so strict on tires and wheels. But they should look like something you would see on the street. No CS27s or Foams.

I think we should use the official USVTA rules loosley.
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I dont think we should be quite so strict on tires and wheels. But they should look like something you would see on the street. No CS27s or Foams. I also think the official USVTA director has an attitude. Like he has ownership of what the local clubs do.

I think we should use their rules though. Loosley.
i like the idea of using the hpi tires keeps things even. and i see what you mean about the usvta director but there really doesnt need to be any association with the usvta...it just so happens that the rules they laid out are very easy to follow, make this affordable, and level the playing field
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The rules should be used to keep it even. But the only thing i see that we can change is the battery rule of only using 4 cell. I say we go to using 6 cell or lipo if you want.

I do want us to use the hpi vintage tires and wheels with the bodies that are apart of the trans am series.
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Heres what Ive been thinking. (See Picture) This car is almost USVTA legal. The only differrence being that the rims arent HPI, they are Yokomo. The tires are HPI recreational grade rubber, but they are not the Vintage tires.

Before we get started I am requesting these exceptions to the rules.
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I still say stick to the HPI vintage wheels and tires.

I only say this cause all tires perform different and this is the only way to keep it fair and even.

But thats my opinion would have to see what everyone would agree too
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I REALLY want to get this class going! I have ever since it's inception... I like the way that the rules are layed out and dont see any reason to change them. 4 cells on a 27T or 17.5 brushless motor seems to keep things even. There is currently discussion about allowing Lipo with 21 turn brushless motors to keep things even. If you bump it up to 6 cells, then its just stock touring with a different look...

Kent, I see what you are saying on the wheels and tires, but thats what makes the class what it is... With everyone running the same tires, it evens out the playing feild. Also, the width is different from front to rear (31mm in the rear and 26mm in the front)
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