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Old 10-09-2012, 04:34 PM
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There is some interest about a Spec Shortcourse Buggy class so here are rules.
Motor Combo - Novak Club Spec 17.5
Rims - shortcourse rims

That's it!
Any tire
Any brand (Losi, Associated, HPI, Kyosho...)
Any gear ratio
Tweek to your chassis/suspension to your hearts desire.

Tried mine out this past weekend and had a blast

Any suggestions.... Post'em up
Please keep'um looking like a SC buggy.
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Originally Posted by Honu View Post
There is some interest about a Spec Shortcourse Buggy class so here are rules.
Motor Combo - Novak Club Spec 17.5
Rims - shortcourse rims

That's it!
Any tire
Any brand (Losi, Associated, HPI, Kyosho...)
Any gear ratio
Tweek to your chassis/suspension to your hearts desire.

Tried mine out this past weekend and had a blast

Any suggestions.... Post'em up
Please keep'um looking like a SC buggy.
Sounds like a fun/good idea. But instead of limiting to just the novak system, can we just use ROAR "blinky" approved electronics? Don't want to go out and buy another esc just to run one class.
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Oh yeah bebe! Bring on da sc buggies, mines come in dis week. True 17.5 club spec, should be awesome. If you comin out sunday,bring um....we go run one small practice race. If anybody is interested, this is the next class in line to start up. Come on down!!
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Blinky mode is fine, but we will tech your ride, that way keep the cost in check. But if can, make it a package deal w/the club spec 17.5 from novak, cuz thats what was agreed on between the bunch starting the class. Lets leave it to the drivers bebe!!
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I must say they look super cool! Especially the Garanz Racing "Alosiated SCB"! Dat buggah was fast!
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I must say they look super cool! Especially the Garanz Racing "Alosiated SCB"! Dat buggah was fast!
Yeah dat buggah was fast, but illegal!! Awesome buggy Garanz!!
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Blinky mode is fine, but we will tech your ride, that way keep the cost in check. But if can, make it a package deal w/the club spec 17.5 from novak, cuz thats what was agreed on between the bunch starting the class. Lets leave it to the drivers bebe!!
ok, we'll see how that goes. Got like 3 17.5s collecting dust so might as well make use of it. Hope the sc10b parts come out soon so I can convert my sct.
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We have only 2 rules to follow in this class. That is why I put the motor combo first on the list. The esc and motor cannot be modified. The esc has forward only and no timing or brake adjustment. This would make it a fun class due to the low cost of the combo.
As most of you know, there are numerous brands and motors out there. And each has there own good things about them ie... Reedy Sonic, EPIC D3, Express Motorsports Zapper, Redline 17.5, Viper VST 17.5. These motors are adjustable and would be a pain to monitor.

Lets keep it simple and fun...
Novak Club Spec 17.5 and Shortcourse rims.
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I taught what was agreed on was 17.5 spec no timming mode. Any brand motor and speed control was ok. Mine is in the mail and it's not Novak.
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I guess we need to meet and get this worked out.
See you Sunday at the track.
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ok mines is going be there sunday for sure and hopefully my gears come in on time so i can start tweeking on my buggy and come on people get a scb cause it sure was fun racing it this past sunday
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If I have to buy another esc and motor, I guess I'm out then I have another 17.5 spec esc/motor combo from on-road, but that class didn't last long at all, and eventually turned into 17.5 blinky... Don't want to go through that again. Going spec sounds good on the book, but it has its own set of problems, talking from experience.
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Originally Posted by inpuressa View Post
If I have to buy another esc and motor, I guess I'm out then I have another 17.5 spec esc/motor combo from on-road, but that class didn't last long at all, and eventually turned into 17.5 blinky... Don't want to go through that again. Going spec sounds good on the book, but it has its own set of problems, talking from experience.
I hear you Keiji. I have a duo3 17.5, Sonic 17.5, and a Gen 1 Redline 17.5. Also have 3 Tekin RS speedos.
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I taught what was agreed on was 17.5 spec no timming mode. Any brand motor and speed control was ok. Mine is in the mail and it's not Novak.
As long as it's 17.5 with 0 degree timing we should be cool. We going find out on the track. Just my opinion bruddahs.
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As long as it's 17.5 with 0 degree timing we should be cool. We going find out on the track. Just my opinion bruddahs.
The problem with that is, the 0 deg timing varies from different brands. I hear Alan's concern to keep the playing field level, but again from experience, there are some degrees of variance in the max RPMs even on the same motors. This difference is noticeable the slower the class is. Sometimes, you get a dud.

What saves us is that top speed is not as critical as on-road, so a little variance here and there will not affect lap times unless your consistency is that of a pro level.

So I say stick to the original rules. Sorry to jj4x4, but you might have to get that combo exchanged for the novak system. I really like the looks of scb, and want to run it, but I'm gonna hold off on the conversion until it is firmly decided the class will stick to the novak system no matter what.
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