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Old 12-27-2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by blewer
If you're not buying the looks agreement lets throw out that every body on the list is available commercially for sale. You don't need the know somebody or have a guy who knows a guy who can get you a meeting a dark back alley with the local TCS pusher to get your TT fix.
Step 1
We admitted we were powerless over TT—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2....

Or

as Ronald Regan once said... "Well!?!?!"
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
Step 1
We admitted we were powerless over TT—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2....

Or

as Ronald Regan once said... "Well!?!?!"
So how about forget the "looks" discussion and move to the "rules" discussion. FWD rules have always been FWD bodies. As Mr. Tomas Schlick, a past DTM driver in his own mind pointed out in an earlier post, The ABT Audi TT is a DTM race body, complete with the cool wide body kit, side skirts, big rear wing, front air dam with splitter and yes, it was a RWD car. Now, if Tamiya had made a street version of the bubble car, then you would be good to go. I'm not even sure the body set was available separate so it would be a good body to talk off the eligible list for the FWD class

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Old 12-28-2013, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rcjunk-yard
Does anyone know if they'll have tires available at the upcoming races?
if you are referring to the Horsham RC race, then most likely John Brown (brownies' hobbies) will be bringing parts/tires/bodies with him

if you want to make sure, reach out and shoot John a PM - and he can hold a set of whatever you're looking for specifically for you. I know he's done it for me in the past
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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I have a speed passion ultra sportsman v2 21.5 BL motor. I noticed that on the roar list it shows the 17.5 version as approved, but I don't see the 21.5 version on the list. The box says roar spec. Anyone know why this motor is not on the roar list?

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Old 12-29-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by f1larry
I have a speed passion ultra sportsman v2 21.5 BL motor. I noticed that on the roar list it shows the 17.5 version as approved, but I don't see the 21.5 version on the list. The box says roar spec. Anyone know why this motor is not on the roar list?

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Stock/21.5 Spec Speed Passion USA Speed Passion SP000040 Competition V3.0 MMM 48.5 June 27, 2011

Stock/21.5 Spec Speed Passion USA Speed Passion SP Competition V3.0 1 cell p/n 1C215V3 50.5 November 27, 2010

Strait from the roar list, not sure if this helps, but they are 21.5s.
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:33 PM
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:35 PM
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2014 TCS season is upon us!
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:13 PM
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This is the fan rule:

Motor Fan Rule: The use of any manufacturer’s cooling fan is legal. However, the fan must be no larger than 1.5 in. by 1.5 in. and must run off of the receiver or direct from the main battery pack. It is ILLEGAL to have a secondary battery to power the fan. No more than 2 fans total are permitted in a vehicle. This includes the speed control fan.
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Does the fan have to be attached to the motor via a clip or strap (like the R1 piece) or can we attach the fan to the chassis via a repurposed screw or adhesive?

I was under the impression that the clip was mandatory, but I scoured the rules and can't find where. Specifically, On the TB04 the screw that holds the gear cover down would almost be better. Well, that and the 30mm R1 piece has been on habitual back order for like three months....

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Old 01-02-2014, 04:23 PM
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I am hoping to run in TCS this year with my TB04 but am a little worried about the modification I needed to make to the motor spacer to get a good ratio for my 17.5. As mentioned by others in the TB04 thread, I was able to get to a good ratio by removing some material on the C shaped spacer that goes between the motor and motor mounting plate so that I could squeeze a large enough pinion in.

Has there been an official word that it would be okay to remove material from the spacer for TCS? I heard that it would be allowed but have not seen that kind of allowance in latest update to the rules.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:11 PM
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I have a PM from Fred, grinding the spacer is fine, or likely will be until Tamiya finds a solution. They are aware of the problem.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:59 AM
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Anyone know when the rule page on the TCS web site will be updated? I forsee many troubles/misunderstandings with the first race up soon!
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:22 PM
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Anyone know the reasoning behind raising of the sedan weights to 1450gm??
I thought we were looking for consistency between years.I didn't really notice any technical changes within the rules that would necessitate the weight increase???!!? And GT2&GT3 both went up 50gm while GT1 only 40gm?? I'm not trying to be a pain or split hairs but I'm not a big fan of 100gm of lead on my car.


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Old 01-06-2014, 08:37 PM
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probably to welcome the new TB04.. we all know its a bit chubby..

i dont mind.. it was a real task to hit the previous weight anyhow... i never hit it..
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:53 AM
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Speaking of TB04...

What is the general interpretation on using the 418 plastics on the TB04?

I'm thinking the 2nd part of rule #3 kills it since the header tags do not list the TB04?

Any Tamiya Hop-Up Option and spare part is allowed and legal as long as it is used in the way it was designed, and installed on the vehicle it was designed for.

Thanks!

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by masterhit
Speaking of TB04...

What is the general interpretation on using the 418 plastics on the TB04?

I'm thinking the 2nd part of rule #3 kills it since the header tags do not list the TB04?

Any Tamiya Hop-Up Option and spare part is allowed and legal as long as it is used in the way it was designed, and installed on the vehicle it was designed for.

Thanks!

Mike Slaughter
I think there are always "race director's discretion" added to every rule as well. I have seen cars such as old 415s, and TA05MS chassis with 417 arms on them, and other suspension parts. I think with the part being used as intended and used on a chassis type it was designed for (i.e. on a sedan if designed for a sedan rather than putting sedan arms on a mini) are the keys.
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