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Old 11-18-2010, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CSeils
This is just for discussion.

With the 2011 TCS season quickly approaching, usually starting in February or March, has anyone heard anything about whether the Tamiya brushless systems have or have not been approved yet?

With about three months until the first regional race, you'd think there would be some sort of update on the testing process.

Also, once they are approved, do you think there will be enough systems too purchase or will some racers have to miss the first couple of races until they are more widely available.
According to the 2011 rules, 3 rule updates, the BL are a go.

Usually the testing comes before the rule release unless you are talking about non-Tamiya employee testing.

Supply and demand is the chance you take. Tamiya gave 3-4 months to decide what classes you want to run so you can get a jump on your spending. I don't know availability or looked into it. Although I would assume that they are available due to the rule changes.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
Thanks Kevin.

Good to know, hoping it wasn't gonna need a bunch of voodoo to run on carpet.
Now, bout that silver can, here we go again.
Tell me that isn't the required motor.
21.5 allowed?
I was just practicing, not racing the FF03 between runs with the F103 so don't know what the motor rules would be. Just ran it "as it was". See you this Saturday at TQ.

CSeils / A-KO - Tamiya brushless systems last I heard will hit the US maybe December (?). As for pricing, the older sensorless Tamiya esc / motor combo was going for about $ 120.00 US in Hong Kong when I was there last month. That in US pricing (HK has no duty, no tax and shipping from Japan to HK is minimal) would be about $ 150.00 - 160.00 US. I would think sensored would be more than sensorless so price and availability..... hope we will all know soon.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by rtypec
Hi All. Does anyone have updates or links to how the teams are doing in Japan? Curious minds would like to know
ya, rod. I will try to update, many fun times as always.
after first day of practice these are the results
Danny Hua: 8th
Mike Zufelt: 5th
Christian Lopez(me): 1st

I will try to keep everyone updated on what goes on here in japan, hte event is being covered by USTREAM also.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:28 AM
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A-KO,

If you go to the rules page, as of 11/2/10 rules, version 3-2, under GT2, rule 2. it says...

2. Motor rules: PENDING! FINAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS UNDER WAY!!

To me that sounds as if it is not locked in yet.

I've also been looking online at some of the major US mail order sites and they do not have any in stock. Neither does Tamiya US.

This is why I'm bringing it up on the forum. If a rule is in place months in advance, we should not have to "take a chance" of getting the proper equipment to participate. Availability is the responsibility of the company holding the series.
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Originally Posted by Serpent_Gordo
ya, rod. I will try to update, many fun times as always.
after first day of practice these are the results
Danny Hua: 8th
Mike Zufelt: 5th
Christian Lopez(me): 1st

I will try to keep everyone updated on what goes on here in japan, hte event is being covered by USTREAM also.



Good Luck to all you guys. Need Pics!
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Serpent_Gordo
ya, rod. I will try to update, many fun times as always.
after first day of practice these are the results
Danny Hua: 8th
Mike Zufelt: 5th
Christian Lopez(me): 1st

I will try to keep everyone updated on what goes on here in japan, hte event is being covered by USTREAM also.
Nice !
All top 10 so far
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Serpent_Gordo
ya, rod. I will try to update, many fun times as always.
after first day of practice these are the results
Danny Hua: 8th
Mike Zufelt: 5th
Christian Lopez(me): 1st

I will try to keep everyone updated on what goes on here in japan, hte event is being covered by USTREAM also.
Keep it up Gordo! We want to see you take the win for USA. If anyone can do it its you! Don't forget my souvenir. :-) I believe there is a stream link for the tamiya's site.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:04 AM
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Yeh Christian!

GO USA!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Serpent_Gordo
ya, rod. I will try to update, many fun times as always.
after first day of practice these are the results
Danny Hua: 8th
Mike Zufelt: 5th
Christian Lopez(me): 1st

I will try to keep everyone updated on what goes on here in japan, hte event is being covered by USTREAM also.

Awesome news Christian...keep it up and get faster. Go Team North America Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Serpent_Gordo
ya, rod. I will try to update, many fun times as always.
after first day of practice these are the results
Danny Hua: 8th
Mike Zufelt: 5th
Christian Lopez(me): 1st

I will try to keep everyone updated on what goes on here in japan, hte event is being covered by USTREAM also.
Awesome! Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by CSeils
A-KO,

If you go to the rules page, as of 11/2/10 rules, version 3-2, under GT2, rule 2. it says...

2. Motor rules: PENDING! FINAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS UNDER WAY!!

To me that sounds as if it is not locked in yet.

I've also been looking online at some of the major US mail order sites and they do not have any in stock. Neither does Tamiya US.

This is why I'm bringing it up on the forum. If a rule is in place months in advance, we should not have to "take a chance" of getting the proper equipment to participate. Availability is the responsibility of the company holding the series.
Sorry I missed that. No it does not sound locked in yet. Perhaps once the worlds are over people will talk about it.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:39 PM
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Exclamation Japan finals! GO LOPEZ GO!!

Lets see right now it's 1:30p.m. Saturday, so they should be in the 2nd round of qualifying. I would like to watch the streaming video but I'm at work and they block all video.
Your doing great Christian keep it going.
Don't forget whatever happens you are already the big winner!

Oh, and Gordo don't let them feed you that egg salad sandwich with the crust cut off. I think that's what killed Timmy's lap times by at least a 2 seconds!
Good Luck and have fun!
P.S. Tell your Dad take lots of pictures and ask him if he found that body I was asking him about!!!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:41 PM
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what body Max?
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it looks like Christian was leading the practice again.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:19 AM
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I have a Xanavi Nismo GT-R - R34 body NIB available if anyone is interested. Please PM me.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=51041
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