R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
Tech Fanatic
 
bakaguyjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atsugi Japan
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Classic 1/12th

Just tought I would start a classic 1/12th thread to see if anybody is interested in discussing them here on this forum.

My first car was a Jerobee that was a hand me down from my Dad.Still have it. My dad was running a hand made chassis made by somebody from Stout Field in Indiana.

I currentlly run a Kyosho Plazma,using LiFe and silver can 540. Thats the spec we use to run our classic 1/12th scale cars. Our small group includes My Plazma,a Tamiya RM3,Mugen K2-X Cosmic,Kyosho Fanthom and a L3. The L3 is the newest of the cars but he runs saddle pack LiFe so all of the cars are rather close.

We use classic bodies and enjoy it,the classic bodies are less twitchy and look a little better.

We are in Japan so most of our cars are Japanese but we will have a Delta running with us soon.

So anybody interested in talking about classics 1/12th,dont be shy.
__________________
My body projects blog http://rcbodyproject.wordpress.com/
bakaguyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
nf_ekt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 22 Acacia Avenue
Posts: 4,631
Trader Rating: 113 (100%+)
Default

I have seen those older kyosho 1/12th going for a lot of money on ebay in NIB form. I definitely think they had the best looking shell designs.
nf_ekt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:59 AM   #3
Tech Fanatic
 
bakaguyjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atsugi Japan
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
I have seen those older kyosho 1/12th going for a lot of money on ebay in NIB form. I definitely think they had the best looking shell designs.
Most of those NIB cars on Ebay have been there for months if not years,most rollers go for alot less.Just last week a Plazma ended for $10
There are alot of nice bodies out there still for 1/12th if you are interested in running a classic.Not Kyosho bodies but some just as nice such as Group 5 cars.
bakaguyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
nf_ekt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 22 Acacia Avenue
Posts: 4,631
Trader Rating: 113 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bakaguyjean View Post
Most of those NIB cars on Ebay have been there for months if not years,most rollers go for alot less.Just last week a Plazma ended for $10
There are alot of nice bodies out there still for 1/12th if you are interested in running a classic.Not Kyosho bodies but some just as nice such as Group 5 cars.
Links???
nf_ekt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 10:01 AM   #5
Tech Fanatic
 
bakaguyjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atsugi Japan
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nf_ekt View Post
Links???
Delta Plastik Italy
http://www.deltaplastik.it/index.php...at2=35&cat3=58

Frewer Racing
http://www.frewerracing.com/

Team Blue Groove on Ebay

D-Drive Sports TOJ
http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...roducts_id=379
bakaguyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
Tech Elite
 
nf_ekt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 22 Acacia Avenue
Posts: 4,631
Trader Rating: 113 (100%+)
Default

Thanks.

These may be of interest to you...

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-DELTA-SH...item19c4f6a6b4
nf_ekt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
wingman2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tewkesbury, UK via Plymouth, UK.
Posts: 1,259
Default

I first started racing 1/12th cars many years ago when my Mum bought me a second hand Lightning 2000. I can remember that it was made from blue fibreglass. I had an old buggy at the time and swapped that for a futaba ESC.

After that, I had one of the original PK/Corally stick pack cars that I bought second hand because it was far too expensive to buy brand new! Here's a pic of the same car:



Since then, I have tried a couple of other brands, but after 25 years since having that original Corally car, I still like the brand and recently made a LiPo car for myself that is based on parts supplied by Corally! Here's a pic:



I have quite a few of the older Corally cars including the SP12, 12G, 12GII, 12V, 12X and a couple of the Pro10 cars also.

Keep this thread going guys!!
__________________
Sponsored by CML Distribution - http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk
wingman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
nf_ekt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 22 Acacia Avenue
Posts: 4,631
Trader Rating: 113 (100%+)
Default

Those old-school Corally logos look pretty cool. Nice car.
nf_ekt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #9
Tech Fanatic
 
bakaguyjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atsugi Japan
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingman2 View Post
I first started racing 1/12th cars many years ago when my Mum bought me a second hand Lightning 2000. I can remember that it was made from blue fibreglass. I had an old buggy at the time and swapped that for a futaba ESC.

After that, I had one of the original PK/Corally stick pack cars that I bought second hand because it was far too expensive to buy brand new! Here's a pic of the same car:

Since then, I have tried a couple of other brands, but after 25 years since having that original Corally car, I still like the brand and recently made a LiPo car for myself that is based on parts supplied by Corally! Here's a pic:

I have quite a few of the older Corally cars including the SP12, 12G, 12GII, 12V, 12X and a couple of the Pro10 cars also.

Keep this thread going guys!!
The stick pack Corally car is very interesting,Also the chassis you made is very nice.I was hopeing that Corally made a chassis just like the one you made as I really like the Corally front end,but they are using the Assoi front end on the LiPo kits now.



This is my Plazma,it has alot of hand made parts,but the spirit is still there.

Kyosho Plazma by Niki Lauda, on Flickr
bakaguyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,608
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

How has Bob Stormer not posted in this thread yet?

My favorite vintage 12th scaler was the TQ Engineering Eagle. I had every iteration of that car throughout my early career. I'll see if I can dig up a photo. Easily the most original 12th design ever.

PS wingman: Your Lipo Corally is beautiful. Nice work man.
__________________
Team CRC, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 04:36 AM   #11
Tech Master
 
wingman2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tewkesbury, UK via Plymouth, UK.
Posts: 1,259
Default

Thank you very much.

I have ran my car with an AE front end, here's a pic of it:



I will probably end up making a GT10 chassis to go with the 12th car next!

Cheers,

Chris.
__________________
Sponsored by CML Distribution - http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk
wingman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 06:09 AM   #12
Tech Master
 
PizzaDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Parts Unkown
Posts: 1,015
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingman2 View Post
Thank you very much.

I have ran my car with an AE front end, here's a pic of it:



I will probably end up making a GT10 chassis to go with the 12th car next!

Cheers,

Chris.
Nice job dude,

Personally, I always loved the Corally front beam.
It was always stable. At least on carpet.
PizzaDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 06:19 AM   #13
Tech Elite
 
squarehead's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
Posts: 4,210
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to squarehead Send a message via MSN to squarehead Send a message via Yahoo to squarehead Send a message via Skype™ to squarehead
Thumbs up

Some of my old Delta collection to follow. I unfortunately wound p selling it all to a fellow in the PacNW after I lost my job in 2009. I had a pretty extensive collection though...





__________________
Everything depends.
Nothing is always.
Everything is sometimes.
squarehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 08:48 AM   #14
Tech Fanatic
 
bakaguyjean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atsugi Japan
Posts: 823
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

So Im guessing Im the only person that actually runs classic 1/12th on this board. Collecting is fine but I is there anybody that still runs thier cars?
bakaguyjean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 09:04 AM   #15
Tech Addict
 
UrabusDenis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Croatia
Posts: 711
Default

Links with race photos would be nice
UrabusDenis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sedan vs 1/12th scale budget Iceracer Electric On-Road 21 03-12-2007 08:06 AM
1/12th scale sedan bodies - where to get? Motor City Hami Electric On-Road 14 03-27-2006 11:05 AM
CRC T-Force 1/12th scale letitroll R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 11-28-2005 07:26 PM
2004 IFMAR ISTC & 1/12th On Road Worlds at Full Throttle Speedway AdrianM Electric On-Road 2162 12-29-2004 04:09 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 11:45 PM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0