My name is Kai and this is my first post at RCTech. I am also looking for my first 1/12 car. I fly RC glider competition for years and after having my Traxx Revo (nitro MT) few months ago, I like R/C driving more! Like the original author, I plan to drive my 12th mostly at asphalt for practice before I can find a place to race (Will move to San Jose next month by the way). I like the design of 12th much more than toruing cars. Simple but a lot of set up need to learn.
I was thinking about RC12L4 but I really don't like the battery "tape" thing. I know it can reduce some weight but it is just a personal preference.
TeamCRC Carpet Knife and T-Force looks like good options too. I try to read through the monster "1/12 thread", but 620+ pages just killing me.
I know people said CK is better for carpet and T-force is better for asphalt. Is there any other comment between these two ? I like the battery setup of T-Force more. How about the CORALLY SP12M compare to these two ?
I am trying to find the "best first" 1/12, not looking for the "best" or the "most winning" one at this stage. From my soaring competition experience, I know winning or losing is 99% depends on the pilot.
Any suggestion is welcome.
Thank you guys.