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Old 01-11-2018, 06:21 PM
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Note: Regarding the Tamiya 2018 TCS Finals...we will use the NEW FIXED Timing Reedy 21.5 Motor for this race, which you will have to purchase at the event. Furthermore, the Reedy representatives will ensure they are within specification. They will also ensure no one is "cooking" rotors to get crazy RPMS out of the motors.
Interested to see how this fixed timing motor pans out as people get some to prep. I'll believe performance to be equal when I see it. Now, if the motors are matched for competitors during the finals, I see the racing being even. We saw this a few years ago with that 16T Handout Tamiya motor, slow, but nonetheless even. Granted, ESC and Battery combos may have performance gains/losses but a hot motor will still win races. Mini sadly has never really been "spec" and the people who can get a lot of equipment to compare have had the advantage. The real problem seems to be the quality control on what manufacturers sell when we go to a "single make" for motors and they aren't a handout for a specific race. A full matched equipment set (ESC,Batt,Motor) would be the best thing for racing, but that isn't possible. TCS is starting to become a more expensive endeavor as it tries to be more "spec"
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Ah yes, must keep making things simpler and keep dumbing down the masses. Looking forward to running mod sedan this weekend where truly the biggest limiter is one's talent.

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If every class was open mod, my life would be a lot simpler.
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Just in case Fred's checking this forum the rules page, including the PDF, on the TCS site isn't working and when you click on schedule it only shows January dates.
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Interested to see how this fixed timing motor pans out as people get some to prep. I'll believe performance to be equal when I see it. Now, if the motors are matched for competitors during the finals, I see the racing being even. We saw this a few years ago with that 16T Handout Tamiya motor, slow, but nonetheless even. Granted, ESC and Battery combos may have performance gains/losses but a hot motor will still win races. Mini sadly has never really been "spec" and the people who can get a lot of equipment to compare have had the advantage. The real problem seems to be the quality control on what manufacturers sell when we go to a "single make" for motors and they aren't a handout for a specific race. A full matched equipment set (ESC,Batt,Motor) would be the best thing for racing, but that isn't possible. TCS is starting to become a more expensive endeavor as it tries to be more "spec"
Currently a batch of matched brushless motor and high fixed gearing is the best way to equalize motor performance. However I think what people are doing in ETS will be the next logical step in performance control. They use Scorpion ESC with RPM limiter to equalize peak rpm regardless of which motor is being used. This way at least top speed is equalized between cars, which is the biggest concern for Mini.
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Rules package is back up on the Tamiya Web Site!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:16 PM
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Hi, I'm looking to buy Tamiya Premount B3s for display purpose. Looking at like new, no rim curb or scratch, preferably new sets. Will buy 10 sets of tires. Please PM me if you have for sale.

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Shameless plug for my blog here. I just posted my second part for the Spec Novice series on chassis build tips and setup. Please take a look if you are interested.

https://tobyrcadventure.blogspot.com...part-2-in.html
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Shameless plug for my blog here. I just posted my second part for the Spec Novice series on chassis build tips and setup. Please take a look if you are interested.

https://tobyrcadventure.blogspot.com...part-2-in.html

Its not a shameless plug!
Its a news worthy event!
Thanks for taking the time to do this!
Im sure there are many like me out there that enjoy reading your stuff!!!

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In the GT Pro Spec Class is the TT02 white chassis legal?
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Originally Posted by ewippler View Post
I have been compiling a history of TCS regional Races for the last few years. I have a top 30 list of race winners and podium placers from all the regional results posted over the last 20+ years of TCS.

With TCS race #211 completed, I have updated the results. Please see attached files.

BTW - I am missing details for the following races. If any one has the old RC Car Action or printed results for the following, I would appreciate it so I can update the records to get a more complete total.
42 Oct-97
47-64 April 98- Nov 99
66 (GT2) Nov-99
68 Feb 00 (canceled?)
76, 77 Nov 00 - Mar 01

From my results, Doc Mertz, Bruce Hickman and Steve Hickman have attended the most TCS races, over 50 each

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Introductory post, glad to be here. Guess this is the correct forum and thread to post these retro TCS photos.

I have one win from 1994, 2nd ever TCS race, does this count?

Raced a TA01 Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO in the stock 4WD/FWD class. Lived up at Lake Tahoe at the time and drove down to San Jose (RAMS track location) to race. Eric Sands from Tamiya was genuinely helpful and to my surprise I mostly stayed out of everyone else's way during the final race and won!

1994 TCS race #2
RAMS track San Jose, CA
Eric Sands - Tamiya America coordinator

4WD/FWD Modified
1st Tom Aakre ( I think he raced a BMW M3 Jagermiester)
2nd Hobie Kaptan (he also won the concourse with his Ford Escort Cosworth)
3rd Chris Beck

4WD/FWD Stock
1st Thompson Smith (Mercedes-Benz 190E #7)
2nd ?
3rd ?

F1
1st Mark Rebek
2nd Kevin Lockerby
3rd Fred Medel

Jump in the hot tub time machine, 24 years later, guess I need to work on attending some more races.

Cheers, Thompson
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In the GT Pro Spec Class is the TT02 white chassis legal?
Yes it is. From looking at the rules, only none legal parts are the TRF shocks and TT02S suspension components.
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang View Post
Yes it is. From looking at the rules, only none legal parts are the TRF shocks and TT02S suspension components.
Thanks a lot. Are the arms and steering uprights different on the TT02R as compared to the TT02?
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang View Post
Shameless plug for my blog here. I just posted my second part for the Spec Novice series on chassis build tips and setup. Please take a look if you are interested.
Great documentation! Look forward to reading all your posts.
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Thanks a lot. Are the arms and steering uprights different on the TT02R as compared to the TT02?
The rear upright for the TT02R is the aluminum option 3 degree toe in uprights. The stock is the plastic no toe in ones. You'll get a set of the plastic rear upright in the TT02R but they make the car harder to drive in general. The fronts are the same.

TT02 type S on the other hand use TRF415 long reversible arms and TA07 uprights.
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Is this rule still good for 2018 in the pro spec class? It's in the 2018 rules.

Differential: Item 54649 TT02 Diff Locking Block is permitted for the 2017 season.
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