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Old 04-08-2008, 10:25 AM   #231
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Come on now James, you know the only reason that you're not happy about longer mains is because you're memory is shot!!! (Just kidding, LOL!!!)

My opinion is that longer mains are a good idea as they will benefit the consistant driver, minimizing the effect of that one time-robbing bobble.

Besides, the battery and brushless motor technology is here now, let's take advantage of it.

Longer run-time = more FUN !!!

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:12 AM   #232
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Keep in mind that this is a Vintage car related thread and the vintage race length will NOT be 10 mins. Those cars were never designed for that type of use.

With regard to late model cars (b4, XXX-XR, RB5, etc...) bring on the longer mains!!!! We spend all this time preparing our cars, painting bodies, gluing tires, acquiring spare parts, etc... for only 5 minutes of racing.
Now that the technology (Brushless + LiPo) supports longer races, let spend more time on the drivers stand and have longer races. I can't wait.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:20 AM   #233
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I don't think I'd want to race a 30 or 45 minute race like the Nitro guys do but I think 5 minutes is too short. I can't wait to do a 10 minute race!
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:54 PM   #234
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SO, back to the thread.. if there is enough interest, I am into a vintage event.. It would seem from last year that vintage class is too much to hope for.. but maybe we could organize 1 or 2 dates to include and people can plan.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:17 PM   #235
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A vintage race would be fun, but unfortunately I don't think it will work out, the are only a few people willing to commit to it, which makes it hard to get them all together at one event. But I'll be out practicing with one evrytime I come out.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:41 PM   #236
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I've got the cars (Ultima Pro, Tekin RC10T, Kyosho Lazer) to race but I'm not sure I'll have the time.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:12 AM   #237
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If anyone really wants to try vintage racing then ebay is the best place to start. RC10s are very common and still not as expensive as say a Kyosho Scorpion. I've bought several RC10s and most just need a little time to get running correctly again. You can still buy RC10 parts from Ebay all the time and Tower and other online stores can fill in the blanks. Even Burlington Skycraft Hobbies has a good selection of older AE parts.

Just as an aside the RC10s went to a 3/16 rear axle at the B2 and newer from the 1/4 axle from the gold and graphite models. Rear rims were 2.0 inch for the old rc10s which is a problem for new rubber. However you can convert the rear axles to the 3/16 and then you can run the newer 2.2 rims and rubber. Or you can shop around and try to find the 1/4inch axle rims that are 2.2 part number #6805. They are hard to find though.

Vintage racing and model building and collecting is not the same as running todays cars. The fun is trying to get the old cars running well and shopping around for hard to find parts and hop-ups. Its expensive but at the same time almost more fun when you can get a 20 yr old car to run well...

I hope to see a few out this summer to race or practice...
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late at night I have been sick so I had alot of time on my hands, I put together my old lazer zx with old a#% electronics and old yokomo motor. and she runs whooooweee what a blast from the past. I no longer have my collection of bodies with me as they are at my parents house half way around the world lol, but i did have an old toyota celica body and i mounted her up, it actually looks pretty problem is I am using yokomo adaptors and rims/rubber and my rears are bald, fronts still have good life. anyone know what current tires might fit. If i am remembering correctly these rims were larger than roar would sanction at the time, but they later went to that size anyway. here are some pics of some of my vintage stuff and one of the frankensten rc's i have
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I have read through some of the post and you guys think those cars are Vintage, Ha I am really showing my age as I have my old Kyosho Rowdy Baja 2WD Gas 1/8 scale from 1978 Now this is "Old School"
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I have read through some of the post and you guys think those cars are Vintage, Ha I am really showing my age as I have my old Kyosho Rowdy Baja 2WD Gas 1/8 scale from 1978 Now this is "Old School"
Thats not old SCHOOL,thats old AGE HOME!!!:GRIN:
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