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Old 11-16-2011, 08:36 AM   #121
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New TCS Class for 12th scale...

1/12 GT
Recommended Minimum Skill Level: Advanced; Experienced racer with proficient driving abilities.

1/12th scale pan car racing has been around for decades. Tamiya is once again part of the action with its new, modern designed RM-01 chassis (RM=Racing Master). The 1/12 GT class is a new class to TCS and is perfect for advanced to expert racers that enjoy direct drive pan car handling with realistic body choices offered by Tamiya.

About the RM-01

The Tamiya RM-01 chassis is a direct drive pan car with a pivot ball rear link suspension and front independent suspension using a king pin design.


1/12 GT Basic features:

Pan car chassis design

Solid rear axle/2WD direct drive train
Uses foam tires
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:45 AM   #122
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New TCS Class for 12th scale...
1/12th scale with Tamiya foams. That should be interesting.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #123
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1/12th scale with Tamiya foams. That should be interesting.
Tamiya 12th scale Foams were the bomb back in the day.
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now this car looks fun!!!!
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This thread needs some updates



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That's the 956 body but the body post holes and wheel wells are not cut out...is that the Frewer copy or is that how Tamiya is doing the car now? Is is out?
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anyone have an idea of the release date for then US?
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The RM-01 is as we say in the business..."On the water".
The expected date they arrive at our warehouse in So Cal is December 16 or there about. From there they will be shrunk wrap and sent to Hobby Distributors that have them on order from TA.
Thanks to RedbullFIX for taking our sample kit and helping us figure out the options we have in mind for TCS rules and what motor/battery combo would best suit the Tamiya car.
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That's the 956 body but the body post holes and wheel wells are not cut out...is that the Frewer copy or is that how Tamiya is doing the car now? Is is out?
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The RM-01 is as we say in the business..."On the water".
The expected date they arrive at our warehouse in So Cal is December 16 or there about. From there they will be shrunk wrap and sent to Hobby Distributors that have them on order from TA.
Thanks to RedbullFIX for taking our sample kit and helping us figure out the options we have in mind for TCS rules and what motor/battery combo would best suit the Tamiya car.
Who has this on order so that we may know where to look to place a pre-order?

EDIT: Nevermind, just found it at Tower for 189.99
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBUUJ&P=7
and this from Google
http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...4_a_7cTAM58509
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The RM-01 is as we say in the business..."On the water".
The expected date they arrive at our warehouse in So Cal is December 16 or there about. From there they will be shrunk wrap and sent to Hobby Distributors that have them on order from TA.
Thanks to RedbullFIX for taking our sample kit and helping us figure out the options we have in mind for TCS rules and what motor/battery combo would best suit the Tamiya car.
Thanks for the clairification FMW.

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Tower Hobbies has them on order.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...8509&search=Go
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I wonder why Stormer Hobbies don't have it listed on their site. They usually have all the latest for 1/12 pan.
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More updates.

Hope to have it wired up soon.
Found a simple way to use standard 64p spur gears.
72t will not clear the diff backing plates, 78t fits fine.

Standard 12th rear wheels fit, but maintaining ride height will require larger diameter tires than most 12th scale cars run, Tamiya apparently wanted this car to run 52-45mm tires, try much smaller than that and the chassis will run out of clearance.
Options I see are to use Tamiya RM-01 foams, or F1 foams.
Full size Jaco Rear tires will work, just...



To check max rollout, that's a 78x55 gear for 116+mm roll and stock 52.5mm tires.
Gear selection shouldn't be an issue for 17.5 blinky 1s where 85-110mm roll are the average over a broad range of motors and tracks.

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Thanks Dave, keep the updates coming.

What do you think:
1) how does the plastic look? Is it stiff enough vs. durable enough?
2) how does the body length appear? Looks like it's long in both the front and rear, will it affect running on a tight track?
3) does the front ride height look easily adjustable? Standard shims or something else? Standard rear ride height adj or Tamiya unique?
4) would you run the 380 motor when you run against us so we have a chance?
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