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Old 12-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #1006
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Sorry, new at this 1/12th scale stuff.

I meant to say that the steering is at 60% dual rate setting. Not much steering throw left to right. I'll try reversing the sauce application next time.

It only happens when I have a hard left turn. There is no spin on a right turn.
As it only happens on hard left turns, it sounds as if the pod is unable to rotate freely in that direction. Check you have free and equal movement in both directions on the pod. Tight motor wires or a trapped sensor cable could do it. Or maybe the roll damper hitting the cross brace.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:14 PM   #1007
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I have general question. I have never driven a Rm-01 chassis and curious how it handles compare to say a CRC or Associated 12th scale when its fully upgraded? I have driven both CRC and Associated before.

The Rm-01 almost looks like a Associated 12r5.1 in the rear with Associated Rc12l front end from the early 90s. Can it be competitive against those other 12th scale brands Like CRC, Yokomo, Associated, Xray when fully upgraded and tuned.

I think the deal breaker is not having adjustable front end. And those wheels don't seem like you can use standard 12th scale wheels and tires can you?

Also the kit plus the later upgrades you have to spend would be a lot more expensive compare to say a $199 "CRC XTI Alter Ego" that is already all carbon fiber and aluminum parts,fully adjustable and have a option of inline and transverse battery setups.

It hard to justify buying one but really attracted by the Tamiya Scaled detail vintage lemans bodies. Sometimes i see those toyota kits from $100 so tempting
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Old 12-16-2013, 12:49 AM   #1008
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The standard RM on outdoor surface is great, kit center & roll shocks are ok
Kit tires are very easy to drive on all surface, option front have more life
I had my first race meet with my RM weekend just gone and have to say I am seriously impressed. I have no experience driving a 1/12 but I managed to stay within 2 laps of the top runners...

... while the Tamiya kit tyres lasted... especially the fronts... after that it became "chase the tyres" and nothing I could get my hands on worked as well... or as fast

You say the option fronts have more life but do they also handle the same as the kit tyres?

Has anyone a suggestion for what is a "bolt on" alternative for the Tamiya compounds? I've read about Jaco Blacks and Yellows but I've also read these aren't that great grip wise?
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:13 PM   #1009
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Love the RMO1 !!! Its a fun car and can be competive with some front end changes ..Tires have a good life span and good tracksion as well ...
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:54 PM   #1010
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Anybody know of some white dish wheels that will fit the RM01?

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:51 AM   #1011
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Anybody know of some white dish wheels that will fit the RM01?

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Haven't seen 12th scale dish wheels for years

You could make wheel covers with vinyl decals
We used to do this back in the day, aka "Wheel Dots"
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:58 AM   #1012
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Thanks for the tip. I do remember those wheel dots back then and had some Paragon wheel dots like these, but they tend to fly off the wheels after a while.

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I have general question. I have never driven a Rm-01 chassis and curious how it handles compare to say a CRC or Associated 12th scale when its fully upgraded? I have driven both CRC and Associated before.

The Rm-01 almost looks like a Associated 12r5.1 in the rear with Associated Rc12l front end from the early 90s. Can it be competitive against those other 12th scale brands Like CRC, Yokomo, Associated, Xray when fully upgraded and tuned.

I think the deal breaker is not having adjustable front end. And those wheels don't seem like you can use standard 12th scale wheels and tires can you?

Also the kit plus the later upgrades you have to spend would be a lot more expensive compare to say a $199 "CRC XTI Alter Ego" that is already all carbon fiber and aluminum parts,fully adjustable and have a option of inline and transverse battery setups.

It hard to justify buying one but really attracted by the Tamiya Scaled detail vintage lemans bodies. Sometimes i see those toyota kits from $100 so tempting
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I've been running 10th scale for 10+ years and now getting prepared to jump into 12th scale. Been doing a lot of searching and listening to some great people with much more experience in 1/12.
What your experiencing is the old apples to oranges situation. The RM isn't meant to compare directly with a high end racing chassis like the xti. It appeals more to the scale enthusiast and those who see it as a stand alone "class". A position that it fills quite nicely and with great support as you can tell.
I'm not trying to squash any feelings you have toward the chassis. Just trying to say your comments are a bit misdirected because of the comparison you're using. If you're looking for a high end racing chassis that competes in the same arena with cars like the crc,12r5,etc.....then the RM probably won't suit you. But....as a entry to scale 12th scale racing and a quality built chassis in it's own class ..it's stellar. Personally, I followed some good advice and bought a RM to learn a bit about running 12th scale on our asphalt parking lot track. Now I'm hooked and although I'll still run the RM in it's own class, I'm now buying other chassis to compete in other classes. And GAWD how I love some of the bodies that are still available for 12th scale !!!

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Old 01-29-2014, 11:06 AM   #1014
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Is the the 78t spur the smallest one I can run?
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Is the the 78t spur the smallest one I can run?
I have a 72t on my car with no problem.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:49 PM   #1016
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Is the the 78t spur the smallest one I can run?
I've had a 66t on mine... no issues
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #1017
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I've had a 66t on mine... no issues
prs makes a 71t, who makes anything smaller than that?
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:03 PM   #1018
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prs makes a 71t, who makes anything smaller than that?
If you are talking 48P or standard spurs, I use Kawada spurs on mine
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:23 AM   #1019
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If you are talking 48P or standard spurs, I use Kawada spurs on mine
prs makes a 71tooth 64P spur.
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There seems to be a run on small spur gears. Sold out just about everywhere, found one site that has the prs in stock. Thanks for all the input.

http://www.p1hobbies.com/precision-r...-71t-spur-gear
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