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Old 04-05-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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Ok Racers here it is.
A compiled list of information, and links to help guide you on your quest to build and race 12th scale.

Tips & Tricks of 12th scale tuning

12th Scale Tires Made Simple (Sort-of) by Christian Tabush
On-Point Racing - '12th scale Pro Tips' Part 1
On-Point Racing - '12th scale Pro Tips' Part 2
On-Point Racing - '12th scale Pro Tips' Part 3
R/C Car Handling website; Everything you need to know about vehicle dynamics
Pod Droop vs Chassis Sag - Bruce Carbone -
Gear Rollout Chart
Spur Gear calculator
Setup Sheet Database
Setup & Build Tips by Andy Griffiths
How to extend the life of your tires
How to build a Ball DIfferential, by Dave Irrgang (IRS)
How To Solder Correctly
Xenon Rollout Sheet
Wheel spec chart (credit to kimihiko-yano.net)
Motherload of RC setup, building, etc, answers to everything one could want to know, compiled by Arno at petit RC
Edwards setup & tutorial videos

12th Scale Forums
12th Scale Thread
Classic 12th scale
How to mount a 12th scale body


Ok, now this is the fun part, where you get to pick out your favorite new kit
Colors optional

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Team Associated RC12R5.2
Team AE Forum
Volker Worlds Setup Sheet
Howhart Worlds Setup Sheet

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CORALLY 12SLX
Corally Forum

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"CRC Xti-WC"
CRC Forum

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Kyosho Plazma 1/12th
Kyosho Forum


Plazma LM Series




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On Point 1/12 Conversion Kit

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RSD RR12
RSD RR12 Forum

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Roche Rapide P12

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Schumacher SupaStox GT12
RCTech Forum

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Team SpeedMerchant
SpeedMerchant REV8-Pro

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Serpent S120LTR
Serpent LTR Forum

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Tamiya RM-01
Tamiya RM-01 Forum
Setup Info




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T.O.P Rebel 12
Top Racing USA
Top Racing Forum

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VBC Lightning 12
VBC L12 Forum

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X12-15
XRAY XII-15 Forum

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Yokomo R12C3.1
Mark Payne R12C3 Knowledge Base
R12C Build article
Yokomo Forum

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The Zen-RS conversion for the Associated R5



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Popular Electronics, Servos, Speed Controls, Accessories & Information for 1s Racing
TQ Racing Wire14g - 16g


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Boost=electronic timing advance, this is the most efficient way to drive a brushless motor, the timing is applied incrementally to keep peak performance from 0 rpm to max rev limit, the issue here is that a 17.5 motor for instance, is now as quick as a 13.5 motor for 1s, and more like a mild mod motor with 2s.

Timing= a mechanical adjustment to the endbell of a motor like in the brushed motors of days gone by. This method of timing advance will also increase performance to a point, but in doing so the motor will produce more heat, and reduce durability over time.

Blinky mode refers to no electronic timing advance.
Open esc = boosted, or modified.
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Airtronics (Sanwa) Super Vortex Zero 1S ESC

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G Force 1s 120A

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HobbyWing
XERUN 120A 1S V3.1
Setup info

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LRP
SXX Comp VII

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Reedy BlackBox
Discussion thread

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ORCA VX 1s

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Team Orion Vortex 1s

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SpeedPassion Reventon Pro 1.1 EX

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Viper VTX1

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Novak 1S Lipo Booster


LRP-X 12 series timing info
4-dot = 27.5°
3-dot = 32.5°
2-dot = 37.5°
1-dot = 42.5°
0-dot = 47.5°
You read the timing with the dots facing you.
Reto Koenig
LRP electronic GmbH / Germany

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Futaba
Digital Brushless
BLS 651


Digital
S9650


Analog
S9602

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JR
Z3650

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KO Propo
PDS-951

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Spectrum H5020G


Tire & Tools

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John's BSR Tires


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Pro One R/C Wheels
Pro One R/C introduces the new Pro12 wheels. These 1/12 wheels offer a unique offset which enables the car to have faster corner speed and better handling.


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Ultimate Tires

Every tire is sorted for it's hardness using a duromenter and measured in three points for accuracy.
Materials are top quality and in optimal conditions from manufacturing until you open the resealable bag.
The carbon rim provides ultra lightness, massive strength and extreme precise accuracy.
Developed and made in Japan

Mobgum Tire Truer Wheel Support

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And here is a an easy to use Tyre Truer-Adpater from the good folks at CRC

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Ultimate Tire Grinding Tool from C.Andy's RC Prototypes in Germany

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Team Tamale Tire Truing Adapter

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Yokomo Foam Tire Glue video blog
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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Old 04-05-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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I LOVE 1/12 scale and will be looking to race it!! I have a prior committment for the end of April however. I WOULD like to race 1/12 scale on Wednesday nights at TQ if we can get some guys to go there. I know Tony Neisenger may be available at TQ Wed's. I'm IN---just ordered my 1/12 lipo battery so I can use the Tekin in my 1/12 scale car. I think I was the ONLY 1/12 in the A main without the "magic esc" and it really hurt on the long sweepers and back straight. Maybe Eric P could be up for Wed nights on the carpet?? I'd love to race these babies and will be prepared to do so by next week.
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I LOVE 1/12 scale and will be looking to race it!! I have a prior committment for the end of April however. I WOULD like to race 1/12 scale on Wednesday nights at TQ if we can get some guys to go there. I know Tony Neisenger may be available at TQ Wed's. I'm IN---just ordered my 1/12 lipo battery so I can use the Tekin in my 1/12 scale car. I think I was the ONLY 1/12 in the A main without the "magic esc" and it really hurt on the long sweepers and back straight. Maybe Eric P could be up for Wed nights on the carpet?? I'd love to race these babies and will be prepared to do so by next week.
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Sounds Great!!

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I LOVE 1/12 scale and will be looking to race it!! I have a prior committment for the end of April however. I WOULD like to race 1/12 scale on Wednesday nights at TQ if we can get some guys to go there. I know Tony Neisenger may be available at TQ Wed's. I'm IN---just ordered my 1/12 lipo battery so I can use the Tekin in my 1/12 scale car. I think I was the ONLY 1/12 in the A main without the "magic esc" and it really hurt on the long sweepers and back straight. Maybe Eric P could be up for Wed nights on the carpet?? I'd love to race these babies and will be prepared to do so by next week.
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TQ wasnt using a "magic esc"

Some of us were talking of maybe a 10.5 class. Something fast and fun for club racing on the ultra stuck carpet. Anyone interested?
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Everyone already has 13.5 motors--and with the Tekin RS or PRo esc--their plenty fast. they were doing low 9 second laps at TQ--with a little more time--I"m sure they will be in the 8's. That's quicker than the 4 wheel drive sedan cars were going isn't it? Should be plenty fast enough for a lot of fun/tight racing.
Let's see if we can get all the 1/12 cars to come out on Wed nights or Saturdays.
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TQ wasnt using a "magic esc"
True, but he was using a 4cell nimh pack. But it didn't seem like he had any advantage with the extra voltage.
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I’ll be there and I’ll have my cars with me. This is going to be my first club race. So far I have only worked on my TC car at the Tamiya track on Saturdays. My 12r5 has been seating on the shelf since I put it together. Whit some help from the experienced guys I would love to get the 1/12th scale going too.

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TQ wasnt using a "magic esc"

Some of us were talking of maybe a 10.5 class. Something fast and fun for club racing on the ultra stuck carpet. Anyone interested?
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True, but he was using a 4cell nimh pack. But it didn't seem like he had any advantage with the extra voltage.
I was running and Orion ESC with 4 cell, I had pretty much the same power as the magic ESC with lipo, but runtime was an issue for me..
I was completely out of power in the last minute.....
Anyways, my magic ESC is in the mail....
I think that running 10.5 with magic ESC will make the racing so good and fast (I think that will be the same as running any mod motor), we have to take the advantage that we have a track that is capable of handling the speed of this little cars....
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[QUOTE=RAL;7235304]TQ wasnt using a "magic esc"

I qualified 4th and finished 3rd in 17.5 with a GTB on a 1 cell. It was down on power but still competative? RS will be in next race.
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Hey gang I picked up a 1/12 scale by Calandra. I work on it as soon as I can. Wed. nights at TQ are more doable for me. Lightfoot, the company you bought that Porsche body does have a Toyota version also.
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