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Old 02-18-2015, 03:38 PM
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I was digging through old photos and came across some eye candy for your viewing pleasure




Very nice Rod, just as nice as the new nsx you brought to tamiya last saturday. How long did it take you to paint and apply stickers? I could never line up those sticker..LOL

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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
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
I would like to comment on your inaccuracies. First, I made no mention that brushless motors can be run in the spec/novice class. I did, however state that “In brushless classes, the Tekin is legal. For spec/novice, any brushed motor ESC, Tamiya or other can be run… and that if the Tekin ESC has brushed motor capability, it is legal” … which is absolutely true.

I’ll go ahead and copy/paste the rules for the Spec/Novice class. Nowhere in the TCS rulebook does it state that the “kit included” ESC must be run in the Spec/Novice class… PS: I don’t need to look in the rules… I’ve co-written them for the last 5 years.

GT Spec Novice Rules
The GT Spec class is for Novice drivers only. This class is perfect for new drivers that have little to no experience and just getting into RC racing. Intermediate, Advanced and Expert drivers are not allowed in this class.

Skill Level: Novice Only

1. Legal chassis platforms: TT-01, TT-01R, TT-01E, TT-01R-Type E, TT-02, TT02S and TT-02R.
2. The GT Spec class may use any Tamiya Hop-Up-Option designed specifically for the platforms allowed above. Recommended: Ball Bearing set, Speed Tuned Gear Set, Aluminum motor mount and Oil-filled dampers. These 4 Hop-Up-Options are all you really need.
3. The Kit type closed-end-bell, silver can motor (Mabuchi/Johnson) 540-J and RS 540 Torque Tuned motor (items 54358 & 53689) are the only two motor types allowed for this class.
4. You must run the kit type tires included with the TT kits: Example: Racing Slicks (50454), Racing Radials (50419), Racing Semi Slick Tires (50810). These are the only rubber/vinyl compounds allowed.
5. Medium Narrow 24mm tires and wheels are NOT allowed. All Tamiya Spec Class cars MUST use 26mm wheels and tires.
6. Any Tamiya 190 mm GT or Sports car body is permitted.
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:19 PM
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Eric look at rule number 2
Any Tamiya hop up can be used
Correct me if I'm wrong but Tekin isn't a part of the Tamiya company!
Very good on you co writing the rules, but for all of the tcs races we have ran which
Are many, the track techs go by that rule that if you add anything that is not
Included with the kit, its considered a hop up, and if he changes the esc
That comes with the kit to a better one, is that or is it not considered
A hop up option part then?
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Eric look at rule number 2
Any Tamiya hop up can be used
Correct me if I'm wrong but Tekin isn't a part of the Tamiya company!
Very good on you co writing the rules, but for all of the tcs races we havran which
Are many, the track techs go by that rule that if you add anything that is not
Included with the kit, its considered a hop up, and if he changes the esc
That comes with the kit to a better one, is that or is it not considered
A hop up option part then?
Yes. You are incorrect, and your track techs are technically not interpreting the rules for that class correctly. Electronics do not fall under "Tamiya Hop-Ups" part of the rules. A "Hop-Up Option" part is a Tamiya branded replacement part for the specific vehicle they are offered for. Every class has something to the effect of "Tamiya Hop-Ups only".

Hop-Ups are option parts, electronics are electronics. By your statement, what you are also saying is that a racer must also run a Tamiya transmitter, servos, receiver... and batteries!.... You and I both know that is wrong.
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Originally Posted by EricP
Yes. You are incorrect, and your track techs are technically not interpreting the rules for that class correctly. Electronics do not fall under "Tamiya Hop-Ups" part of the rules. A "Hop-Up Option" part is a Tamiya branded replacement part for the specific vehicle they are offered for. Every class has something to the effect of "Tamiya Hop-Ups only".

Hop-Ups are option parts, electronics are electronics. By your statement, what you are also saying is that a racer must also run a Tamiya transmitter, servos, receiver... and batteries!.... You and I both know that is wrong.
You're totally correct, but this is the rules that the track techs have been going by
For quite some time, and for all of the tcs races we have ran the only non tamiya
Add on option parts that were permitted in the spec novice class were the receivers and batteries . Even the servos had to be tamiya brand.
If these are the rules you are making, as the person who co wrote the rules
You really should clairify this right away on the web site. Because like I said
This is what the track techs go by!
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Originally Posted by fx35rc
Very nice Rod, just as nice as the new nsx you brought to tamiya last saturday. How long did it take you to paint and apply stickers? I could never line up those sticker..LOL

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Thanks Danny. The bodies do take a while (about an hour or two for each color) to mask, paint, and finish...but the results (at least with this livery) are worth it.



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It takes you an hour or 2 to do that???
Wow you do really nice work!!!
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
It takes you an hour or 2 to do that???
Emphasis on each color
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Originally Posted by rtypec
I was digging through old photos and came across some eye candy for your viewing pleasure




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Originally Posted by rtypec
Emphasis on each color
very nice!
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Old 02-19-2015, 04:41 AM
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Sweet job Rod. Look forward to matching up my Mild Seven NSX Concept to your Repsol version in late March.

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Man, Stepping up your game!!!! NICE WORK!
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