R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-17-2011, 09:47 AM   #346
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,540
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

driftspeed.com seems to stock a bit of R12 items.

But it's been over a year since this car has been released and I still haven't seen one racing, other than video of iic or worlds.
We have a beautiful indoor carpet track in so-cal, and no one has brought that car to the track yet.

so maybe they don't need to stock too many things after all ...
__________________
--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #347
Tech Fanatic
 
hotdognobun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 822
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
driftspeed.com seems to stock a bit of R12 items.

But it's been over a year since this car has been released and I still haven't seen one racing, other than video of iic or worlds.
We have a beautiful indoor carpet track in so-cal, and no one has brought that car to the track yet.

so maybe they don't need to stock too many things after all ...
i can bring mine up to so cal but i've been doing the drift thing so its been awhile since i've played with speed!! i'll be up there next month since I just took mine apart to add the new hard plastic frontend parts. With all the new side battery conversion i've seen coming out im just waiting for yokomo to release one or any other companies like Alien
hotdognobun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:20 AM   #348
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,540
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotdognobun View Post
i can bring mine up to so cal but i've been doing the drift thing so its been awhile since i've played with speed!! i'll be up there next month since I just took mine apart to add the new hard plastic frontend parts. With all the new side battery conversion i've seen coming out im just waiting for yokomo to release one or any other companies like Alien
Right on Dogg !
Here's a list of events that always guarantee a packed house at TQ.


__________________
--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 11:50 AM   #349
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern & Central Illinois
Posts: 4,337
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I wish I were in SoCal.
AreCee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:33 PM   #350
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,540
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Like most places, So-Cal is dominated by Off Road & Sedan racing.

If it wasn't for the huge efforts of Sean at TQ, 12th scale would have a tiny following.

But we see more and more racers getting into pan cars, and they are having a lot of fun with it
__________________
--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #351
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern & Central Illinois
Posts: 4,337
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Like most places, So-Cal is dominated by Off Road & Sedan racing.

If it wasn't for the huge efforts of Sean at TQ, 12th scale would have a tiny following.

But we see more and more racers getting into pan cars, and they are having a lot of fun with it
Same here. It ebbs and flows.
AreCee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 04:47 PM   #352
Tech Fanatic
 
hotdognobun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 822
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

great and new front part and i'm in the middle of putting my frontend together
Attached Thumbnails
Yokomo R12-yokomor12lowerfrontarms.jpg   Yokomo R12-yokomor12lowerfrontarms-installed.jpg  
hotdognobun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 09:43 PM   #353
Tech Elite
 
VooDooPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philippines
Posts: 3,714
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to VooDooPH
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotdognobun View Post
great and new front part and i'm in the middle of putting my frontend together
where did the servo mount come off from?
__________________
[TRF418][TB-04Pro][FF-03Pro][M-05v2][TRF102][F-104 WGP][TT-01R TypeE]
[Cross CF-01'08][Yokomo R12][Team C TC02Evo][Team C T8E v3]
VooDooPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2011, 04:23 AM   #354
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Belgium
Posts: 528
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotdognobun View Post
great and new front part and i'm in the middle of putting my frontend together
And I just ordered the harder ones to try out... to order or not to order, thats the question.
__________________
Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot.
Quante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #355
Tech Fanatic
 
hotdognobun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 822
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VooDooPH View Post
where did the servo mount come off from?
servo is standard like futaba S9650 or Airtronics 94761Z that have tabs on side cut off and taped or glued on a flat piece of plastic that has holes drilled to mount on chassis. Yokomo r12 chassis servo holes dont fit all mini servos like KO propo 951
hotdognobun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #356
Tech Fanatic
 
b-man777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: MA.
Posts: 926
Default

Hey all: Thanks for the replies. I think it all comes down to the age old theory that no matter how good a vehicle is if any vehicle or parts support for it aren't available in the part of the world you live in and you have to go out of your way to find it which will likely cost you a bit more $$$ then they won't sell well. Thanks
b-man777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 07:06 PM   #357
Tech Fanatic
 
Infinite 12th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: California
Posts: 877
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Talking New Yokomo looks nice

Front end looks great!

Looks like the front tires will not camber in through the corners as much as associated front end hence they will stay more vertical

Also with the spring separate from the steering king pin there will be less binding while in corner not that it's a big deal but it's kinda hard to improve 12th scale cars and they seemed to have found a good place to do it

I noticed some new lower arms came out but can't see where the spring is in relation to one in kit's placement?

Can be seen a couple posts back new front arms

It really looks cool the shock in front as well in front. Hot looking car

Not sure if it's same exact length as associated?

The rear axle looks awesome and the connection to the wheel is more centered in the middle of wheel instead of like usual at more the inside

However the last Yokomo had really cool axel but broke/bent really easy in comparison to associated or other axels so having to mount my own tires is not a problem assuming I can get rims but whether or not that stock axle is strong. I'd hate to replace it if I crashed hard whereas the associated is pretty forgiving usually

Not sure anyone will ever use the spring in front shock as the guy at the carpet track at worlds didn't and carpet is usually super traction. We'll see

Little off topic. I might get into racing 12th and wanted some advice about parts accessories for this yokomo

Any comments or idea's with what radio's, batteries, servers, recievers, bodies, esc's or motors to start off since I've been out of it for a while (2004) meaning we didn't have brushless or lipos, etc...

And tires we're using now a days?

I used to run double pink in front and pink in back most places

I race modified unless their is no mod racers then I'd race whatever class is available. What other classes do people race with the new brushless?

Thanks and happy to sign up at RCTECH

Last edited by Infinite 12th; 08-28-2011 at 08:51 PM.
Infinite 12th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 10:37 PM   #358
Tech Regular
 
evirobs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 311
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

My R12 is on the way. Need some help. Can anyone advise -

1)To convert the rear axle, do i get the offset 3mm hub for 12R5.1 or use the normal hub from 12R5?
2)What is the tire shore equivalent for Yokomo tires? I am currently using speedmind 37shore front and 30shore rear for my track. Is this the same as Yokomo firm front and soft rear?
3)Any recommended setup for a med traction asphalt track?
4)Any weak link in R12? What are the recommended spares to get?

Thanks!
__________________
*************My toYs arE DriVing mE CrAzY!!*************
evirobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 11:41 PM   #359
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Belgium
Posts: 528
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by evirobs View Post
My R12 is on the way. Need some help. Can anyone advise -

1)To convert the rear axle, do i get the offset 3mm hub for 12R5.1 or use the normal hub from 12R5?
2)What is the tire shore equivalent for Yokomo tires? I am currently using speedmind 37shore front and 30shore rear for my track. Is this the same as Yokomo firm front and soft rear?
3)Any recommended setup for a med traction asphalt track?
4)Any weak link in R12? What are the recommended spares to get?

Thanks!
4) Only thing I broke thusfar is 1 axle (slammed hard into the wall after my servo saver unscrewed itself). Shock are better using the asso plastic parts.
__________________
Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot.
Quante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #360
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 116
Default

Wait a few days before receiving my R12.

Did the wide chassis conversion is a must have ?

Best.
mojo tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Schumacher R12 Fusion Fred Perkins Nitro On-Road 549 10-08-2012 04:19 PM
Yokomo GT-4W with R12 rossi motor Boadazofa Australia For Sale/Trade 12 06-05-2009 09:50 PM
HUGE sellout...R12, XXXS G+, XXX-T, XXX, RTR Stampede, MX-3 FHSS plus MUCH more! WisdomRacing R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 13 06-25-2008 03:29 PM
Yokomo GT-4??? bgotori Nitro On-Road 263 05-09-2002 08:22 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:16 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0