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Old 01-12-2009, 07:26 PM
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Tamiya has updated the rules with pics of the GT2 motors.


http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by C5R01
Tamiya has updated the rules with pics of the GT2 motors.
http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#
And the mysterious "Mini GT" has disappeared.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
it was fun fun running with everyone out at TAMIYA practice yesterday..

Those F1's look like tons of fun.
practice was fun. gotta do that again next time
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:44 AM
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Hey guys,
Just dropping in to renew my subscription to this thread. Hope everyone had a good holiday.

Looks like a tough year for a lot of folks. Like Doc, the Hickmans, and others.....I would usually have a few tickets already booked by now. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), that isn't the case this year. Perhaps Memphis?

Anywho, I hope everyone has a good 2009 TCS season!
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CarKing
I suppose not!
We still don't show anything it, but the warehouse is doing inventory as we speak, so after Jan. 12th, we will have a better idea. If they arrive between now and then, they will not be added to inventory until our inventory process is complete. Keep an eye on the website for the item 84024 which is the M-Type Bodyset.
UPDATE Jan. 13
RC Body Set F103 Type M - (Clear)
Item #84024 (COMING SOON)

Perhaps not soon enough?
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by stitchy
Sorry, I'm confused. Is my black ringed Novak 17.5 legal for GT2 or no?
Originally Posted by C5R01
Tamiya has updated the rules with pics of the GT2 motors.


http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#
I guess not
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:07 AM
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Wow is it ever depressing reading this thread now. Oh well maybe 2010.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by minimadman2003
Hey guys,
Just dropping in to renew my subscription to this thread. Hope everyone had a good holiday.

Looks like a tough year for a lot of folks. Like Doc, the Hickmans, and others.....I would usually have a few tickets already booked by now. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), that isn't the case this year. Perhaps Memphis?

Anywho, I hope everyone has a good 2009 TCS season!
Bill,
I guess Bruce and I are going to have to Charter are own private jet for future race dates around the country? I know we are in an economic crisis at the moment but there seems to be a trend here that maybe these posted race dates are not confirmed? I know it has to be very difficult for Tamiya to control unforseen circumstances but for us guys that shell out the $$$ to travel across country to race the TCS series it is very expensive and frustrating? But as the old saying goes " How do you make a small fortune in racing start with a large one"
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:55 AM
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If you guys have the Tix already booked go spend the time with your family and stop by and race at SIR. It will help them as you would be a paying customer and not a "free" race weekend. I am sure they will still have some sort of racing that weekend.
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Originally Posted by Difuser
If you guys have the Tix already booked go spend the time with your family and stop by and race at SIR. It will help them as you would be a paying customer and not a "free" race weekend. I am sure they will still have some sort of racing that weekend.
Speaking about Paying Customers, Bruce and I at last years SIR TCS race spent $820 between the two of us on Tamiya Parts!
I know TCS racers need to patronage the existing Hobby shop or facility to keep the doors open. I know the Hong Kong Internet thing has really killed retail sales in the USA and worldwide?
Dan, hope to see you guys next year!
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These two motors have fixed hardware timing. Tampering with the hardware timing or inner winding is not allowed. It is easy for tech officials to determine if the hardware timing has been altered. Both Novak and LRP use 3 screws to attach the motor halves together. One such screw on both motors has a set distance between the motor solder tab and said screw. If this distance is altered we will know the motor has been tampered with. Note: All 3 power wires from the speed control must be used and soldered to the motor solder ta
That's from the rules. The TCS people should also know that in the past, oval racers have been known to unsolder the hall sensor to move it's orientation, and gain timing advance. I don't know if that is possible with these motors, being fixed timing, but it is one more thing to look out for.
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wahooooooo 500 posts any news on RPM limits yet
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:48 AM
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rpm limit .. please ... thats never going to work.
lets run sport tuned motors instead! especially in F1.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by John St.Amant
rpm limit .. please ... thats never going to work.
lets run sport tuned motors instead! especially in F1.
What would that do? The same shenanigans apply, just at a higher level.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:21 AM
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us RCers are a devious bunch
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