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Old 01-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #256
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Wow...thanks for quick response!

I have experience running 1/12th scale having had a 12R5 and a Copperhead 12 previously. I guess I'm just a little burned out with all the minute adjustments and tire "voodoo" that seems to go with 1/12th and I was hoping the RM-01 might be a kind of 1/12th scale version of a Tamiya Mini where you just charge the battery, throw it on the track and have fun driving a realistic looking car! I certainly wouldn't expect to WIN anything with it and as long as I'm not a moving chicane for everyone else I think it'd be fun!

Thanks for your insight!

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That kind of depends on a few things.
For starters, my R5 is definitely faster on a high grip track, it has a stiff chassis, and many adjustments, if you have experience with that kind of car there will be a certain advantage, make no mistake about that.

However, if the grip is lower, the track bumpier, the driver new to 12th scale....The RM-01 will be as easy as possible to get around at a decent pace.
17.5 boosted would be fine.

I plan on racing this car outdoors on a low to med grip track this spring, and as with the original Racing Master car from years passed, it should be fun, and in the hunt
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #257
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Wow...thanks for quick response!

I have experience running 1/12th scale having had a 12R5 and a Copperhead 12 previously. I guess I'm just a little burned out with all the minute adjustments and tire "voodoo" that seems to go with 1/12th and I was hoping the RM-01 might be a kind of 1/12th scale version of a Tamiya Mini where you just charge the battery, throw it on the track and have fun driving a realistic looking car! I certainly wouldn't expect to WIN anything with it and as long as I'm not a moving chicane for everyone else I think it'd be fun!

Thanks for your insight!

Cheers,
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Sounds like the RM-01 would be a great car for you.
Fun to build, fun to drive, and scale appearance, are a given with most of the Tamiya kits.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #258
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Wow...thanks for quick response!

I have experience running 1/12th scale having had a 12R5 and a Copperhead 12 previously. I guess I'm just a little burned out with all the minute adjustments and tire "voodoo" that seems to go with 1/12th and I was hoping the RM-01 might be a kind of 1/12th scale version of a Tamiya Mini where you just charge the battery, throw it on the track and have fun driving a realistic looking car! I certainly wouldn't expect to WIN anything with it and as long as I'm not a moving chicane for everyone else I think it'd be fun!

Thanks for your insight!

Cheers,
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It is the simplest looking car that is for sure

When I saw it run with even HUGE tires it looked really stable and easy to drive

A definite modern retro

That old time good feeling with the new tech
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:23 AM   #259
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Hello guys,
follow the thread since the beginning. i want you to show my Tamiya Rm-01 which i got on dec. 03 last year. i only had 1 rollout last week, its like you say " easy to drive"
i dicide for another combo. i use a 380 trinity with lrp 4x, low profile servo and 2s lipo,
and some other parts you can see.

keep on
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Good question.
Don't know if there will enough entries in the class yet.
And we have no spares at this time.
You've got PM.
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Hello guys,
follow the thread since the beginning. i want you to show my Tamiya Rm-01 which i got on dec. 03 last year. i only had 1 rollout last week, its like you say " easy to drive"
i dicide for another combo. i use a 380 trinity with lrp 4x, low profile servo and 2s lipo,
and some other parts you can see.

keep on
Wow, that has to be quick with 2s 4t

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Wow, that has to be quick with 2s 4t
maybe my last ESC didnt work well with the trinity.
could not test it with that combo! itīs 7t
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maybe my last ESC didnt work well with the trinity.
could not test it with that combo! itīs 7t
What battery are you using?
Is it a Li-Fe battery?

I've ordered me a 6,6v 1100Mh Li-Fe battery from tamiya, just to test it with a 1/18 brushless set.
But i also have a 1cell battery and ESC on the way that i perhaps could use for another 1/12Th chassis.
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it is a 2s lipo 1300, the size is like the Tamiya Li-fe!
2s 1500 lipo will fit into the original chassis holder,too. i try.
which motor are you going to use? 1/18 brushless set? be sure that the esc ist made for 370 /380 motor. some say to 300 size 380, too.
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it is a 2s lipo 1300, the size is like the Tamiya Li-fe!
2s 1500 lipo will fit into the original chassis holder,too. i try.
which motor are you going to use? 1/18 brushless set? be sure that the esc ist made for 370 /380 motor. some say to 300 size 380, too.
I'm not sure what motor type i will try, that i still need to find out.
Do you perhaps have a link to that kind of batteries you have mentioned?
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Just a few decals need to be applied and my body/chassis is ready for use.
I was waiting for my electronics and my esc was delivered today but unfortunately they did send me the wrong esc
Planning on driving the car this wknd, it just won't happen now
Maybe i can come up with something so i still can test the car, cause today i also received the Li-Fe medium battery from tamiya.
I'l just have to think it over.
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It's almost too easy to start 12th scale with
Have hung look at this photo to sort out his droop issue, until the Hop-Up shock is available...

Dave, I wanted to wait until I finished the build to ask about the screw placed in the shock body. So I should drill a hole in the shock body at the predetermined location and make sure the slotted part of the shaft is lined up to it, correct?
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Dave, I wanted to wait until I finished the build to ask about the screw placed in the shock body. So I should drill a hole in the shock body at the predetermined location and make sure the slotted part of the shaft is lined up to it, correct?
No need to drill or cut anything.
The hole, and slot are there already.
Just use one of the extra small screws provided in the kit.
Thread the screw in just enough to contact the edge of the slot.
Too tight and it will bind the shock.

So when are you going to bring the new toy to TQ for a shakedown
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No need to drill or cut anything.
The hole, and slot are there already.
Just use one of the extra small screws provided in the kit.
Thread the screw in just enough to contact the edge of the slot.
Too tight and it will bind the shock.

So when are you going to bring the new toy to TQ for a shakedown
Very soon, hopefully in the next couple of weeks
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #270
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Do the kit tires work out at Aliso's asphalt or do I need some Jacos?
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