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motor is roar approved 13.5
esc is roar spec approved esc in blinky setting.
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Should be a very good gp club year for oval again.. long time overdue!!
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There has been plenty of talk and opinions about this VTA class. I say - let the board make a decision and stick with it. That's what they are there for - right?
If you let the racers decide - this is what you get. Tons and tons of different opinions and no real difinitive decision.
I am with PBR (can't believe I am saying this), but you need to be just like Speedworld and the majority that way you will get more to come. Build it up and then next year you can make slight changes if necessary. However, I believe that Billy's rules at Speedworld have been spot on.
Just my two cents - not intended to offend anyone!
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Brushless is more cost effective long term, silver can short term. Who knows how many we'll have in this class and how long it'll last? To raise the initial investment and monetarily push out the guys who are striving to get the class going doesn't seem fair. It's fiscally easier for an outsider to install a silver can motor and brushed esc (which they probably already have) than for some of our club racers who are there every race to buy into a brushless set up....just my two cents. I'll be in the class either way....
The wingless sprints sound like pretty much a sure thing...very exciting to have a new class that's sure to entertain!
I'll try to get the Board together this week or early next week to discuss all of these options and give everybody the info they need to make decisions and get ready to race!!!!!
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I already have a Corally RDX and a Orion 3800 mah battery. All I need are the body, the motor, and the wheels and tires. I think I will spend around $150. Thats' a small price to pay to have fun.
I agree that the silver can motor is a cost effective alturnative. But, lets follow the rules so other racers can run the Ground Pounders VTA class.
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My bad, i thought Gordon had 21.5, but he did say 25.5. (even better) It sounds like a real fun class. I'm all for"spec"racing.
I have a GTB speed control you can use David. All you would need is a 25.5 motor.
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Why don't we test this on the track before we shoot it down here? I'm not opposed to going to with all of VTA's rules if this doesn't work. But at least give it a chance.I'm on a limited budget, so getting a whole new brushless system is a big deal for me, and there are those who are in the same income bracket.
Here are the nationally accepted rules right here:
Body Specifications: Late '60s to early '70s American pony car Vintage Trans-Am bodies only.
Bolink part numbers: BL2262 '68 Chevrolet Camaro BL2263 '65 Ford Mustang
HPI part numbers: 17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda 7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350 17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT 104926 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY 17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok) 105106 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER BODY
Parma part numbers: 10143 - 1969 Z28 Camaro 10141 - 1970 Boss Mustang 10113 - 1970 'Cuda
Pegasus Hobbies part numbers: PGH4001 - 1970 Camaro SS PGH4002 - 1970 'Cuda PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang
Protoform part numbers: #1526 - J71
McAllister Racing part numbers: #286- 1969 Mustang body
Body provided deck lid spoilers allowed (not wings). No additional skirts or raised/extended wings or air control surfaces allowed. Body must be trimmed at body trim lines. Full rear bumper required. It is highly preferred that bodies are detailed in race type livery in period-correct paint schemes. Fluorescent colors, wild graphics, chromes and non-period correct paint schemes are frowned upon. All cars must have a number on the hood, both doors and trunk lid. Wheel covers of any type are NOT allowed. All cars must include a driver figure consisting of at least a head and shoulders.
Driver Figure part numbers (ANY suitable 1/10 driver figure is legal-these are readily available examples)
HPI #104815 INNER BODY SET FOR DT-1 TRUCK BODY
Associated 6180 Driver, unpainted, 1:10
McAllister #423 Stock Interior and Driver #419 SPRINT CAR DRIVER
Tire & Wheel Specifications: The only tires allowed are HPI tire part #4793 "front" and #4797 "rear", using stock tire inserts provided with tire and any HPI Vintage wheels designed to fit these tires. All other tires and/or part numbers are illegal. Wheels and tires designated as "front" must be used as front tires/wheels, "rear" wheels/tires must used as rears. Five or Eight spoke wheels available in various colors. 0mm offset front wheels and 6mm offset rear wheels are intended for 26mm width fronts and 31mm width rear tires. 8-spoke Vintage wheels from #3805 through #3814, 5-spoke Vintage wheels from #3815 through #3822 and Vintage stock car wheels from #3854 through #3860, Vintage Wheel CC Type #33472 and #33473, Vintage Wheel DTP Type #33474 and #33475 are all legal wheels.
Grinding of tire tread is NOT permitted. Sanding of mold seam to remove seam is allowed. HPI Vintage Slicks and HPI Vintage Performance Tires are not allowed. Tire traction compounds are at the discretion of the track. No other altering, changing or softening of the tire is allowed. No "double stuffing" of foam inserts allowed—only single stock vintage tire inserts are allowed.
Chassis Specification: Four Wheel Drive touring car chassis only. Any era or brand 4wd chassis is allowed. An Excel spreadsheet gear ratio and final drive ratio calculator for most touring car chassis is available here.
Motor Specifications: 25.5 brushless with 2C LiPo: Novak SS25.5 Pro brushless motor (pn:3425V) or Ballistic 25.5 (pn:3625V- stator only pn:S6625) ONLY combined with any ROAR-approved hard-cased 2C 7.4v LiPo pack up to and including 5000 mAh capacity. Novak motors are the ONLY motor allowed at this time. All house track rules regarding LiPo usage apply. Only physical motor timing advance is allowed, however Ballistic motors must not be advanced beyond the last line of the timing range sticker. 12.3 mm rotor diameter only (no "tuning" rotors are allowed, only stock Novak rotors allowed). Using ceramic bearings in the motor makes you a dork.
Approved ESCs: Novak- EDGE 2S Brushless ESC (#1850, 1851) Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC (#1718) GTB 2 Sportsman Racing Brushless ESC (#1708, 1709) GTB series part numbers:1710, 1711 Havoc series part numbers:1732, 1733, 1735 Slyder part number: 1712 XBR (DISCONTINUED) part number:1720
LRP A.i. Brushless Reverse part numbers: LRP80100, LRP80150
SPEED PASSION Cirtix Stock Club Race ESC part number: 12280
Battery Specifications: Battery Specifications: 2 cell ROAR-approved LiPo hard cased, 5000 mAh limit Ride Height
Ride Height Specification: Minimum ride height is 5mm.
Weight Specification: Minimum 1550g in race-ready trim
Race Specification: - 5 minute qualifiers - 8 minute mains - Absolutely NO IFMAR-type starts. All heats and mains should be straight-up starts, with random sorts for each heat. Non random sorts should shuffle starting order for each heat.
Optional Main Variations: - 12-20 car A-mains, depending on car counts. - Invert qualifying order based on random hat pull (top 6-10 cars). - "LeMans" type starts where all cars are lined up on an angle to the racing line in order. - Run track in reverse rotation for mains. - Rolling starts
I believe the VTA class calls out for the Novak 25.5 motor only and the USGT class calls out for the 21.5
I hope the VTA goes through it look to be a fun class
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I personally will probably not build a VTA car if the rules are different enough to not allow me to race it at other tracks.
figuring FDR is pretty easy.
spur ÷ pinion = "X" then "X" x internal gearbox ratio = FDR
internal gearbox ratio is the teeth on the driven gear divided by the teeth on the drive gear, be it belt or gear. (i.e. TC3 40 tooth ring gear / 16 tooth pinion gear = 2.5 internal gearbox ratio.
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I would most likely drop on road,
Looking forward to it, I will need all the help I can get