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Old 02-16-2015, 03:54 PM
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I am a purist when it comes to TCS racing, so anything benefiting the series is always welcome with me. I just can't grasp why restricting a body after it has been allowed for so many years is benefiting the series. Yes, the NSX bodies were more difficult to find than other bodies. I have also seen people moving on from the NSX in recent years. Last years race at Jackson, Austin could have mounted a shoe box and still drove away with it. If not for 2nd and 3rd tangling up late in the race, the fastest NSX was in 4th.

Yes, I'm bitter because I have 3 NSX bodies I have used the past two TCS seasons in GT1&2, still in great shape. Now, I need to abandon those and go buy new ones to run one TCS race this season? Just doesn't make sense to me.
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Hey guys,

I just bought a TT02 and preparing to race in the Spec/Novice class at Tamiya Raceway in Aliso Viejo. What size pinion and spur should I run? I am running the torque tuned motor (54358) and a Tekin RS ESC. The track dimensions is 170x60 feet and is asphalt.

Also, if I am running the spec/novice class, can I solder the silver can motor directly to the ESC, or do I have to use the snap connectors that the motor came with?

Thanks for you help!
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Originally Posted by Jethroz
Wasn't aware TCS was a over-the-counter only series. Guess we are also banning the hard-to-find M03, TB03, F104, etc...
The rules are the rules.

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Old 02-17-2015, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Jethroz
Wasn't aware TCS was a over-the-counter only series. Guess we are also banning the hard-to-find M03, TB03, F104, etc...
If anyone is looking for a TB03, F104 or F104v2. Towerhobbies has them in stock.

If you really need an m03 start with #50792 and pick out whatever is not shared with m05 from the manual.
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If anyone is looking for a TB03, F104 or F104v2. Towerhobbies has them in stock.

If you really need an m03 start with #50792 and pick out whatever is not shared with m05 from the manual.
50793 is required as well. (Upper/lower susp. arms, bumpers, body posts.) Between these two part numbers, you've got all the unique parts. You'll also require some 32mm turnbuckles.
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Guess I'm glad I was home long enough between business travels to read that the NSX bodies are a no go. Would have been real bad to show up to race and not have bodies.

Dont like or agree with the body rule, but I wanna race TCS so I have no choice but to follow them.

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Can someone direct me to the track director at Tamiya Raceway? A phone number or email would be nice. I am unable to find his contact on the website.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by looklikeaflip
Can someone direct me to the track director at Tamiya Raceway? A phone number or email would be nice. I am unable to find his contact on the website.
What is your question? There is no such person.
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Originally Posted by looklikeaflip
Hey guys,

I just bought a TT02 and preparing to race in the Spec/Novice class at Tamiya Raceway in Aliso Viejo. What size pinion and spur should I run? I am running the torque tuned motor (54358) and a Tekin RS ESC. The track dimensions is 170x60 feet and is asphalt.

Also, if I am running the spec/novice class, can I solder the silver can motor directly to the ESC, or do I have to use the snap connectors that the motor came with?

Thanks for you help!
Most of the novices running this class will run box stock, or will run the largest pinion to fit the chassis for the given spur gear. Gear ratio is less of a concern in this class, where learning to 'race' is the bigger point.

You can solder the wires directly from the ESC to the motor.
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I might be wrong but that Tekin ESC might not be legal at a TCS
I know that with the TT01 it has to be a Tamiya ESC

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I might be wrong but that Tekin ESC might not be legal at a TCS
I know that with the TT01 it has to be a Tamiya ESC

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It is legal for TCS, so for brushless classes, as long as the blinky firmware is up to date. This would get checked if suspicion arises.

Any brushed motor ESC is allowed in the class; it doesn't have to be a Tamiya brand. If the Tekin RS has brushed motor capability, then its fine.
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Originally Posted by EricP
It is legal for TCS, so for brushless classes, as long as the blinky firmware is up to date. This would get checked if suspicion arises.

Any brushed motor ESC is allowed in the class; it doesn't have to be a Tamiya brand. If the Tekin RS has brushed motor capability, then its fine.
Yes but you cannot run a brushless motor in the spec novice class,
Only the 540, 540Johnson, or the Tamiya Torque Tuned motors

And as for the ESC, you have to run the ESC that comes with the kit!

Look in the rules Eric
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