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 Posted: Jan-23-2012 12:26PM
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So jake, is there going to be a car for yourself on that C/W order???

 Posted: Jan-23-2012 11:56AM
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Dave,

Will you be dropping nitro sedan?

 

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 Posted: Jan-23-2012 11:18AM
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Catman: E-Mail sent!

Getting ready to do a CW order, if anyone needs anything! Or we can do Putnam stuff, if you're feeling spendy!

I think the Sprinter class will have a B Main the first race!



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 Posted: Jan-23-2012 11:01AM
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Ivy back with us electric oval guys?be just like old times!I even have a extra cefx lithium fer ya....

 Posted: Jan-23-2012 08:34AM
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No, I don't think a cap limit on battery milliamps is necessary at this stage. There's no guarantees that this class will even materialize into anything.   

 Posted: Jan-22-2012 10:26PM
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Dave, say it ain't soooooooooo!!!!!!

 Posted: Jan-22-2012 09:11PM
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Hey All,

If a guy had been racing nitro for the last 5 years and had NEVER ran brushless? What motor, esc, battary, &  charger would he buy to race sprint and 17.5???

Yes I'm thinking of going back to electric.

Dave Ivey

Dave
 Posted: Jan-22-2012 02:23PM
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If the club where too run a VTA class, then run the Trans Am rules. First, run the Novak 25.5 stock motor with no internal changes to the rotor or bearings. With a final drive of 3.7 : 1 as the limit.

Second, run a non ramping ESC listed on the web site like the Novak GTB, or the LRP A.I., or the Speed Passion Cirtex stock ESC's.

Third, run the ROAR approved 2 cell hard case 5000 mah maximum limit battery.

Fourth, run the minimum weight of 1550g and a minimum ride height of 5mm.

Following the guild lines listed on the web site will produce close racing and a fan favorite with the old muscle cars from the early 60's and 70's.

Gordon.

 Posted: Jan-22-2012 11:44AM
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We've had good success with the silver can in our other classes, but never parallel with 25.5 motors. However, it's the closest thing there is to 25.5 in brushed motors. I plan on running with the silver can to see how comparable the two are, but in all respects I recommend going with the 25.5 brushless motor. You're more than welcome to run a silver can and give any input you have.

 Posted: Jan-22-2012 11:40AM
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Lol! That too.

Actually - I think you just basically ran out of talent!

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 Posted: Jan-21-2012 08:32AM
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Randy, you forgot two other key factors which are arguably more important, cheaper and safer on four wheels! LOL!

Couldn't hold my milk that night!

 Posted: Jan-21-2012 06:00AM
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That's too many cars for me Ford. I would love one. I use to run paved oval and onroad. It was always a blast. As far as you beating me in a full size? I don't recall you ever beating me? I do recall you starting in front of me the last time you ran and if course I was right behind getting ready to pass you when you decided to let me by - Lol! We both know how that ended. Just remember Ford. Contrary to popular belief. A sprintcar is always faster on all four wheels then it is on two.

Lmao!!!!

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 Posted: Jan-20-2012 11:17PM
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Randy,

On a non sprint car note, you should get a 17.5 pan car! I say this because I'm not so sure I can beat you in a toy sprint car, just a real one! LOL!

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 11:14PM
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As far as the VTA class goes, how comparable is the silver can to the 25.5? The price difference is pretty big.

On that note I did get my FT TC3 down out of the rafters this evening, and I'm already picturing my red and black scheme on a '68 camaro body!

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 11:11PM
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Randy, I'm sure Jake will carry some parts if the wingless class gets big. As far as custom works parts being available from over 15 different sites, okay. I wasn't arguing that, I was just saying If I need something I can get Mike Jefferey or Todd Putnam on the phone immediately, half hour call back usually at worst if it's not a major race weekend like the freeze or USOW (speaking of the USOW, hyperdrive was the only chassis to win in the electric sprint classes, and I believe it was the same for Putnam at the sprint car nats, two of the biggest dirt oval events in the nation)and I can get whatever parts or info shipped that day. I don't know locally who stocks any CW stuff? There isn't anyone within an hour of me that does to my knowledge?

Custom works is the least expensive car in the market place, you're right. I'm just throwing options out there. The Putnam, The Hyperdrive, and the JRC are much nicer cars in my opinion. I just helped Ron Bolles put together his GBX3, and it was better than the last custom works car I built, but after putting together my Putnams, and My JRC there's really nothing to me that compares, and I think they are worth the extra investment.

Just like in offroad, is the most popular car an Associated? For sure! Do some people swear by kyosho, or Schumacher, or Durango? Of course! Would some argue that they are much better built cars? For sure, but that's open to ones opinion of "better built"

They can all be great cars in the right hands, I have my preference, and that's what I'm running.

As far as the winningest car in the BotW, I think there were only two or three sprint cars that weren't CW cars in the BotW. I also think a big part of that were Murphy and Webster Being Team drivers, and having basically a mini custom works outlet mall in their trailer. The same could be said with Matt's motors and batteries, it's a brand loyalty thing, and in the right hands they are equally as venerable as a Thunder Power/Duo Revtech/Revtech, etc. If they were outright better and faster than any of the other top tier manufactures, well, then it would probably be the biggest, most well kept secret in the RC world. That's not the case though, they are all great products and cars and can be unbeatable in the right hands.

It's really just the RC version of the old "Ford vs. Dodge vs. Chevrolet"

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 09:28PM
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Ford, I do believe that there are at least 4 hobby shops in the bay area that carry CW parts. If I know Jake - he will start to stock what is necessary. Mail ordering CW parts can be done at over 15 different sites. This is not the case for your car or any other.

CW is also the most cost effective sprintcar on the market. Putnam and Hustler are very expensive cars. Very nice! But very expensive. The majority of us dirt oval guys run CW. Therefore there is a ton of support for anyone that comes out. Never a problem with parts either. I know I carry an arsenal being that we are now a family of 5 sprintcars.

The other reason to run a CW. These cars dominated the Botw series this last year. This car dominates Lsr. Eventually I will switch over to the Murfdogg Sprintcar at some point this year. It is still in development. Until then - CW!

Sherman - we as a family are looking forward to making it down to run with the GroundPounders. Be nice to see some old faces. I am sure we can scrounge up some more people to come run. I will be bringing 3 cars for this class myself.

Can't wait!

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 Posted: Jan-20-2012 08:01PM
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I`m glad to see Buttercup,PBR and KOZ on our club message board. this way we can hope to spread the word about SPRINT CAR ASHPHALT OVAL at our club events.I can see a A,B and C main event if we could get the LSR and SPEEDWORLD crowd to come to our races...we do have fun and put on a good race program...we just have to have the weather behave and were off and racing....keep posting guys get the interest up

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 05:28PM
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Custom Works is the most available car to buy usually if you want to order from tower or a great planes distro. Still, you're going to end up mail ordering most spares unless you count on fellow racers having them at the track, in which case custom works is most common. But saying that Custom works parts are the most available? not a lot of truth to that on the west coast where almost everything dirt oval related has to be ordered. As far as the tuneability of their cars, everybody has a preference. Custom works set up support is good because there are so many and you can ask the guy next to you. The GBX3 is a pretty nice car and Custom works has finally caught on to what the other manufactueres have been doing for a while now with shock mounting, and ackerman in the front, and their rear end has always been solid. I think their kits still lack in the fit and finish department, they come with some janky hardware when they could really put some finishing touches on their kits for only a dollar or two in the cost. Their plastics are a little behind some of the other manufactueres, as they use molded nylon a lot where most other manufacturers use machined delrin which holds up way better, and is much more precise. They finally got the shocks sorted with the GBX3, so they are all good there. and the trans is the standard B3 unit.

I personally drive Putnam cars, I believe they are the class of the feild along with the Hustler from Hyperdrive which there will be a few of in the GP feild. They both use a different design front end than the Custom Works cars, which custom works has taken a lot of cues from. Both cars come with fully machined components instead of molded plastics, and some of the industry leading fit and finish. I haven't run a Hyperdrive, but as for Putnam, his customer service as far as setup questions, explanation, etc is by far and away twice as good as any company I've ever dealt with in my 20 years of RC. Todd Putnam will not get off the phone with you untill you fully understand whatever it is you wanted to know.

Like I said, we all have our preferences. Custom Works cars, easy to get, mass produced. Other manufacturers are more cottage industry with very high attention to detail but you pay a little more. Parts for just about all of them are a phone call away.

I've always run Putnam Epic based motors with my MMP and GTB's, I have never felt out gunned by anything. And with the warranty service Thunder Power Provides you will have to pry Those packs from my cold dead hands! Their Replacement Policy is second to none.

I'm sure Kevin could tell you more about the hyperdrive cars, Himself, Mike Hite, and Mike Ramsey are all running them.

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 04:29PM
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EDUB - When it comes to the car itself. Custom Works GBX2 or GBX3 are both the ticket. The parts are readily available as opposed to some of the other Manuf.

The CW car is the easiest to get set up as well.

When it comes to tires. I run nothing but RC4Less. They are excellent for pavement and very consistent. TM makes a great tire as well. Kevin Osmon can tell you more on those.

Speed Control must be a Tekin. Even in Blinky, there is nothing better.

Motors and Batteries - Murfdogg all the way! I know Kevin will suggest Revtech as well. They both hit real hard.

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 Posted: Jan-20-2012 03:29PM
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Need advice for the wingless sprint setup. Way too lazy/busy to research it on my own.

Tell me what to buy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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