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Old 09-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #76
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Are the tires more of the purple/Lilac family, or something else ?

We have so few 1/12 racers as it is, unlike the BRCA
Not sure a new class with little support will help our cause?
GT12 is a great tool for getting new people into the hobby. A 'normal' 1/12 car may seem fairly simple to us, but actually they are highly sensitive and tricky bits of kit to get your head around.

GT12 presents a simpler, low cost alternative that is the perfect entry level class for indoor carpet racing. It lends itself to racing at any level - I have seen it run everywhere from small clubs right up to fully sanctioned nationals.

The tyres used in GT12 are the same type of foam as normal 1/12, just abit harder. I think a lot of them run 35 shore rears and around a 47 shore front. The cars are heavier and the rear tyres are narrower you see. If obtaining tyres with the right wheel fitment is an issue then there's a simple solution - fit a 1/12 rear axle and run 1/12 wheels cut down to 26mm width to get under the 165mm max track width. The front ends can be made to take a standard 1/12 front I think.

In the UK our numbers continue to grow in 1/12 scale. The introduction of GT12 has contributed to this as we have seen lots of drivers come over from other classes, and also make the step up from club level racing to do some regional and national level stuff. It has less of an elitist feel to it so competitors feel more able to compete at a reasonable level. We have seen many of those run GT12 for a year or two and then move over to 1/12 scale for a new challenge.

The trick is not to think about how this class can be accomodated by your existing racers, but more how it can be used to draw newcomers in.
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What size servo is being used in this chassis? Would mini or micro work?
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Just got mine built and put it on the track for the first time yesterday. What a fun and fast car! Was just as fast as 4wd minis and able to hang with 17.5 sedans no problem.

I am going to put this up for sale. Comes with this body, new clear sedan body, several sets of new F/R wheels/tires as well as a brand new diff kit. Shoot me a PM if you want to pick it up before I post it.
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Kit should be here on Wednesday from the UK.
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Kit should be here on Wednesday from the UK.
Think I'm going to be on the hook for some 1S electronics/batteries.

That will set me back a week, but no worries.
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Think I'm going to be on the hook for some 1S electronics/batteries.

That will set me back a week, but no worries.
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What size servo is being used in this chassis? Would mini or micro work?
A standard or slim tc servo fits, but some people have used 1/12 scale servos to free up extra space on the chassis.
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Ran mine for the first time tonight.

Exceptional handling right out of the box.
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A standard or slim tc servo fits, but some people have used 1/12 scale servos to free up extra space on the chassis.
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Ran mine for the first time tonight.

Exceptional handling right out of the box.
Thanks for letting my wife and myself try out your car! The handling was very impressive, and the thing is built like a tank. We will be ordering a kit in the near future. This should work out to be the perfect spec class.
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Thanks for letting my wife and myself try out your car! The handling was very impressive, and the thing is built like a tank. We will be ordering a kit in the near future. This should work out to be the perfect spec class.
You welcome anytime...

1S electronics and whatnots ordered. Can't wait to try that.

Turned a 10.3 by the end of the night.
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I didn't know this about the BRCA GT12 rules...this is really cool!

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Rolling chassis kits for the GT12 class may not have a recommended retail price higher than 99.95. (approx: $160.00)

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A rolling chassis kit must include one complete set of wheels and tires suitable for use on a carpet racing surface, but does not have to include any electrics and/or body-shell
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10.3... geez Stan hopefully the 13.5/1S combo slows it down a bit.

After seeing rules 6.7 and 6.7.1, I read through the rules for the GT12 class. As long as we stick to the BRCA rule set it's almost impossible to mod the car to gain an advantage. That should yield some really fun and low cost racing. I'm liking this class more all the time!
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Core 5008 Servo and 2 sets of 50 fronts and 35 rears on the way. Trackstar was out of stock in the US, so had to pay a couple dollars more for shipping from offshore.
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Core 5008 Servo and 2 sets of 50 fronts and 35 rears on the way. Trackstar was out of stock in the US, so had to pay a couple dollars more for shipping from offshore.
They are not RoadKill 10's, but at least you can get them...

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10.3... geez Stan hopefully the 13.5/1S combo slows it down a bit.

After seeing rules 6.7 and 6.7.1, I read through the rules for the GT12 class. As long as we stick to the BRCA rule set it's almost impossible to mod the car to gain an advantage. That should yield some really fun and low cost racing. I'm liking this class more all the time!
I've built and run a Supastox. They're super cool. It sounds like you guys are going to try starting up a class. Question: do you intend to allow the diff upgrade? http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/New_Ca...tox/U4065.html

It's a $40-50 USD part that most certainly offers a performance advantage. The car is perfectly good without it. But, diff cars would most assuredly separate themselves from those without. I'm not sure about he BRCA approach on the diff. I'd say ban it, otherwise your budget race car is suddenly a lot less budget.
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