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Old 09-19-2005, 10:28 AM   #721
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I was wondering, would the 1/8 scale RTR from Power Racing Products, the XR80, or the Schuemacher GTR RTR meet the requirements for this SPEC class? Would there be an exemption for folks running an unmodified stock version of either of these vehicles?

Just curious since they are the only 1/8 scale on-road nitro RTRs that I am aware of. I know after downing some research I am leaing towards the Power Racing car. Whether RTR or kit (XR8) I think they come in at a good price point.
Yes you can run either car as long as you have a 5 port stock off road engine.
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:33 AM   #722
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Hey Jeffery ask Walter about the car we saw Sunday at Crystal Park with a 5 port O.S. engine, I was impressed with it's performance had I not been told I would of never guessed it was a 5 port.
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:45 AM   #723
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Hey Jeffery ask Walter about the car we saw Sunday at Crystal Park with a 5 port O.S. engine, I was impressed with it's performance had I not been told I would of never guessed it was a 5 port.
I'm wondering what gearing he were using........
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:08 AM   #724
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R8R, the PRP car is like an actual 8th scale competition car, the other is just an 8th scale buggy with road tires on it. I'd suggest the XR80, if you want to race...
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:31 AM   #725
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oh definately. the XR80 is the one I will be picking up. finishing some home remodeling projects and then it's a dive into the 1/8 scale RC world.

I was reading some of the earlier post, R40, how are you liking that DSM rx/tx? I was leaning more towards a synthesized XS3 or maybe picking up a M8 from eBay but I like that idea of not having to worry about crystals?

What type of radio do you guys/gals run?
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:25 PM   #726
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I too am debating on a synth radio and the spektrum radio. Both that I'm looking at, the JR and the Spek radio, have mostly the same features. The JR will have more model memory. The Spektrum radio is like the older JR XR2/XR3 and I liked how those radios felt.
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:10 PM   #727
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I'm wondering what gearing he were using........
I'll ask next time I see him.
Norm is a perfect example of what I've been saying,and get this he know's nothing about what's been discussed here he just found that engine to be within his price and power range.
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I'll ask next time I see him.
Norm is a perfect example of what I've been saying,and get this he know's nothing about what's been discussed here he just found that engine to be within his price and power range.
Please let us know!! The engine was faster than what I was expecting.
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Please let us know!! The engine was faster than what I was expecting.
Same here who would of thaught I'll find out today and get back with that information.
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:23 PM   #730
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The more support we show to Crystal Park Raceway the better the track facility, James is trying to create a new racing atmosphere with the music and the laid back racing, the best part to me is the oval I ran it for the first time and was impressed by the speed and action on the track.
Support your local track and your local track will support you.

Hopefully Revelations will take notes and follow in suit.
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As for radios, it's kinda tricky, and here's why. With the XS3, you get all the features a club level racer could use, and then some. The Spektrum doesn't have nearly as many features, but it far excedes the XS3 in glitch resistance, and no more freq. conflicts. But then there's the M-8 or M-11. Both have more than enough features, and can still run the spektrum module, best of both worlds. So really, the question is, what do you "Need" and how deep are your pockets...
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Crystal Park with a 5 port O.S. engine
Robbie guess what Toffelmire's car will have in it this weekend with one of those jimmy cranks. I may have found the MT 12 of 21's

Cept he won't be running stock class

With the number of piston explosions I saw at this weekend's race on plus 3's we had no choice but to start looking real hard at an option. (I witnessed 3)
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I went out earlier in the week and played around with the 3 different controllers and think the M8 fits my hands better. I was surprised at the feel of the Spektrum, felt flimsy. I figure with the release of the M11, the M8's will be liquidated at a good price.

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This may be a new guy question, but what is a plus 3? and a jimmy crank?
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I went out earlier in the week and played around with the 3 different controllers and think the M8 fits my hands better. I was surprised at the feel of the Spektrum, felt flimsy. I figure with the release of the M11, the M8's will be liquidated at a good price.

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This may be a new guy question, but what is a plus 3? and a jimmy crank?
"Jimmy Crank" is midwest slang for seriously modded crank.

Plus 3 is the new NovaRossi .21
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