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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.
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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.
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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.
Couldn't hold my milk that night!
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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!
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!
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"
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.
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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.
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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Tell me what to buy!
Yes. And to think, there will be no dish wheels to be seen Guess I'll have to go back to my old red white and black paint scheme.
Good to have you on board, Dan.
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Ok guys, I'm going to try and get support for VTA(Vintage Trans-Am). Rules are here-> http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html. There will also be an alternative spec motor. The Johnson 450 (Silver can) motors. And batteries will only have to be 2 cell ROAR approved hard case Lipos. So there won't be a milliamp limit.
Any questions? Just post here.