Originally Posted by Tired Racer
Next time I'm in Europe I'll remember...
...1/8th track car
...1/5th track car
...1/10th track car
...1/12th track car
I think I got it, thanks!
I put it this way instead:
Pan car is a kind of construction, you have a 2 piece chassis connected by a t-bar or a couple of links, the motor and axle is fitted in the rear end. and the rest is fitted in the bigger piece (main chassis). The rear axle is solid (stiff) like a ford mustang
This construction is used on 1/12 electric track cars (some will say: actually kyosho maked one nitro pancar, kyosho spada bla bla) and for 1/10th electric onroad pan cars (the same construction as 1/12 pans but two numbers bigger).
When the launch of rc cars on the 70īs or so the most cars where pancars, its a simple construction that has evolved thru the years. but for 1/8th scale they have been redesigned with individual dampening on each axle.
So your list can be modified a bit:
1/8 track (no pan cars anymore)
1/10th track, touring cars and pan cars like mine on the pic.
1/12th track, pan car design.
For a loong loong time ago a brand named Team Associated (the cars some yell about higher up on this page) maked 1/8th track cars with a pan car layout, mostly of the the old onroad cars looked like that and the evolution was just at itīs start and i wonder why A big company as Asssociated didnt manage to follow the rest of the world and stopped produce 1/8th track cars (actually the rest of the world is many tmes bigger than the lower 48 states)...
Sorry for my irony but i think you get my point.