05 sized BL with 05 size brushed motors, are currently allowed in 12th Mod class. sometimes they win...sometimes they don't
ROAR over here has a 05 size motor limit, i believe it has to be exact size equivilent. but if that is the maximum only, are we allowed to go smaller? loop hole?
Tekin article is interesting, many pages back in this thread there was a post showing a 540/05 to 380 downsize adapter some company made. this would preclude having to mount a 380 motor in a 12th with one screw. i don't see a mention of how much weight this 380 system dropped from the car and if they added it back?
12th scale has been coming back lately and i don't beleive adding 380's BL or Brushed to the class would help. 12th which is still fragile class when it comes to local racing attendance would become like sedan, which is being oversplit up based on tires, cells, etc. etc.
one guy recently converted a 12th at our track to a 380 motor, 4 months back, he used 6 IB 1400 cells. the car was lighter, incredibly fast and made 8min no problems.
there is already a whining in TC threads concerning redesigns if 4-cell TC gets adopted.
if allowed....12th scales would get redesigned fast with a much smaller pod for 380 motors, there would be no reason to still run the current size 4200/4300's. 1/2 2000+mah or 3/4 3000+mah sub-C's could be used, even the IB1400 cells used in the 18T classes. due to a lighter car and rear end the t-bar would end up getting downsized, with overall less weight the rear diffs would end up on a diet and maybe look like something like a Mini-z diff axle size.
has made a 1/18th scale 380 motor pancar called the Track Drooler, it's a link car pretty neat. something like that could be used on small tracks. who knows what could happen?