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Old 12-16-2015, 03:52 AM
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I really want to do scale spec as my TC class, at least once I graduate from novice. I have an old Novak Ballistic motor still in its packaging that i was going to use. Is there a recommended ESC that will work and be legal for both Novice and SS?

Also, I am not THAT keen on the look of the trans am bodies and was hoping to get a cool looking GT body from the same era, does anyone know of an approved list of GT bodies for SS? Or what I should look for online?

As always, I thank you for your advice and consideration of the queries of a newbie.

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Old 12-16-2015, 05:59 AM
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You can get a hobbywing just stock ESC, those are $50. They're competitive with anything on the market, even the $200 ECSs. Get the more expensive ECSs if you plan to race mod in the near future.

Here are the scale spec rules:

1/10th scale electric chassis. 5mm minimum ride height. Tamiya 540 silver can motor or Novak SS Pro 25.5t (PN: 3425V), Ballistic 25.5t (PN: 3625V), and Ballistic Boss VTA Edition (PN: 3626V) brushless motors. 12.3mm rotors only. No restriction on endbell timing. ROAR-approved Non-Timing ESC for brushless motors. HPI D Compound or Gravity RC USGT pre-mount tires. Realistic, scale bodies must be run on all chassis. VTA bodies may run included rear-deck spoilers. GT bodies may run included wings, or option wing sets that emphasize scale appearance. Maximum 6-cell NiMH or NiCd batteries or maximum 7.4v 2S lithium technology batteries. Lithium technology batteries must be in hard case. 4wd: 1450g minimum weight. FWD: No minimum weight. M-Chassis: No minimum weight. Open tire on Mini rims. The spirit of Scale Spec is reasonable cost, scale-appearance, even, competitive racing. Scale livery is encouraged. Drivers are encouraged to operate both within the letter and spirit of the rules.

Looks like you can run any GT body you want. I don't think you can run any of the bodies we run in touring car since they really aren't realistic.

Here is a site that carries a lot of GT and VTA bodies. I believe Kody may have some but he carries mostly touring car bodies.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...01&s_maker_id=
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:24 AM
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Shoot me a PM. If you don't have a chassis yet, I can hook you up with a good deal on an Xray T4 with a few options, a Justock ESC, and a couple bodies to get you going.

EDIT: I might have a servo, too.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by grippgoat
Shoot me a PM. If you don't have a chassis yet, I can hook you up with a good deal on an Xray T4 with a few options, a Justock ESC, and a couple bodies to get you going.

EDIT: I might have a servo, too.
I thank you for the offer, but a large part of this for me is actually building the kits. Not because I think I can create a car that is better than anyone else, especially since I am new at this, but I am considering it therapy.

My current medical situation contains a lot of downsides and I am using RC, and the building of cars, as a counterpoint to those downsides.

It is why I am also building an offroad buggy and 1/12 scale kit as well. Plus, the building is just enjoyable

So, again, thanks for the offer, and if I was mostly interested in the driving aspect of the hobby I would definitely jump on it. But the building of the kit (whichever I pick) is a LARGE part of my inspiration for re-entering the hobby. Hopefully it makes sense, and isn't TMI

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Originally Posted by StillLearning
I thank you for the offer, but a large part of this for me is actually building the kits. Not because I think I can create a car that is better than anyone else, especially since I am new at this, but I am considering it therapy.

My current medical situation contains a lot of downsides and I am using RC, and the building of cars, as a counterpoint to those downsides.

It is why I am also building an offroad buggy and 1/12 scale kit as well. Plus, the building is just enjoyable

So, again, thanks for the offer, and if I was mostly interested in the driving aspect of the hobby I would definitely jump on it. But the building of the kit (whichever I pick) is a LARGE part of my inspiration for re-entering the hobby. Hopefully it makes sense, and isn't TMI

Marc
Understood. I'll bring the ESC with me on saturday. It was given to me, so it's free if you want it.

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Just a reminder to all, we have a track build for the new layout at the CC before the race this Saturday. We will be starting at 1:00. Many hands make quick work of it, so please come help.

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Old 12-18-2015, 10:14 AM
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I fully intend to be there, hopefully with my newly purchased CRC 1/12 kit (still in its box) and a lot of questions to ask. And, of course, to help in any fashion I can during the build.

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Old 12-18-2015, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by oldrcr
Just a reminder to all, we have a track build for the new layout at the CC before the race this Saturday. We will be starting at 1:00. Many hands make quick work of it, so please come help.

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Won't get there till 2:30 but will help with what is left to do.
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The track opens at 1pm but when are we allowed to run on the track. Same time as always or earlier?
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Gym opens at 1 but takes 2+ hours to clean barriers, label the barriers and mark the carpet.

I'm guessing we'll get on the track earlier than normal but it will most likely be 3:30 - 4:00
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Here's the build schedule again.

We start at 1pm. My goal is to open the track to cars at 4pm.

Q1 at 6.
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Ok cool!
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If all goes well, you'll have an appearance from the bearded fella who lives in the woods. Life finally slowed down and I'm itching for some Scale Spec action.

Now, ya'll still use lipos? :-P
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:03 PM
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Great evening at the races! Love the layout. It races really well. Just did a quick autopsy of the mod 12 car... the servo died! I guess you need that to work to make the corner at the end of the straight!

Go Seahawks!!!!!!!!!!!!
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