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Old 09-09-2015, 08:53 AM   #76
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We're still gearing up here in Madison, WI for fall. The future for this class looks bright.

Is anyone else looking at running this class around the country?

Search GT12 on YouTube to catch a glimpse of what the racing looks like. The BRCA guys have done a great job on the rule set and the GT bodies are fun to watch buzzing around. This could/should be drafted straight into ROAR as the BRCA follows even more stringent testing of electronics. Every motor, battery and ESC on their list is also on the ROAR list. They do have a couple of motors that failed their tests, such as the D4 1S which did not meet the 19.3mm minimum (it measured smaller). Our track is allowing them as everyone was already running them as ROAR legal. The 13.5 1S package is fast, but no so fast you can't learn to drive it and progress through the field. The cars are still relatively indestructible. Only a couple of steering knuckles and bent front and rear axles in over a year and most of those were freak accidents where the track had come apart. If you're in Wisconsin, stop by. I will hopefully this week have a car from 3 different mfgs you can test drive. Right now my Mardave Assassins are helping me progress through the field and I should be able to compete for A main spots and top 5s. These cars inspire driving confidence as they just plain handle. You can focus on driving and having fun as there is minimal maintenance between rounds: Fuzz in bearings, check ride height, prep tires. That's it.

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Old 09-10-2015, 01:51 PM   #77
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hmm, this looks interesting!

Is there a thread with pictures of the various bodies out there? Be curious if any available ala VTA style.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:15 PM   #78
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The current bodies are:

Kamtec Lotus GT1 (Kamtec part no. GT01)
Kamtec Ascari GT3 (Kamtec part no. GT02)
Kamtec Aston Martin (Kamtec part no. GT03)
Kamtec Type F (Kamtec part no. GT04)

Mardave Lotus GT1 (Mardave part no. V140)
Mardave Ascari GT3 (Mardave part no. V151) Same as Kamtech Ascari
Mardave Aston Martin (Mardave part no. V160) Same as Kamtech Lotus
Mardave GT2 (Mardave part no. V131)
Mardave Porsche (Mardave part no. V113)
Mardave Ginetta (Mardave part no. V161)

Protoform PF-M12 (Protoform part no. #1613-30)

Screwz4RC Audi R8 (Schumacher part number G903)

The McLaren, Ascari and Ferrari bodies are the best performers. When the class grows, we'll get a better selection.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:47 AM   #79
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GT12 racing at Barley Mow RC club in the North East of England
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:49 AM   #80
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BRCA National A final
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:16 AM   #81
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Really good racing action! Thanks for the post. I'll Grab some more YouTube links and add them to the first post.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:58 AM   #82
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Tons of videos here!

http://www.bedsrcmcc.com/category/rc-stuff/rc-videos/
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thanks. I'll take a look at this.

Another class at this scale wouldn't be bad and the price isn't either.

As a side question, what is a good cheap 1/12 1S ESC these days that would be used in blinky running only?

Also, what made you guys setting on 13.5s? How do they compare to say 1/12 pan 17.5s?
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ESCs include Trackstar 1S 120A Gen II, GForce 1S 120A, Fleta 1S, Hobbywing 3.1 1S, Tekin RS II Spec with a booster. There really are now tons to choose from.

The motor choice is based on what is run by BRCA clubs and events. We tried to project forward what would be run globally using their rules as ours. We stuck with 13.5. Speedwise, they are faster than 17.5 12th, but slower than 13.5 12th as they accelerate just a tad slower which also makes them easier to drive. The bodies allow them to bang a bit, the weight and balance keep them planted. If you notice in all of the videos, there are very few mechanical failures. We really do run them hard and with minimal wear and tear.
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Scottish GT12 Regionals

Round 1
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...yKaIyBTEI1Y8-8

Round 2
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...WIo9NQMGSFV-Gc

Round 3
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZPYxdlJaqxdBMM
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one more thing, are the tires used proprietary to the chassis or can standard 1/12 tires work?
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one more thing, are the tires used proprietary to the chassis or can standard 1/12 tires work?
They are Standard 12th fronts, and 26mm wide rears. Right now only Contact and JFT make full sets. Our LHS carries the Schumacher cars and Contact brand tires. Stormer also has Shumacher SSGTs, parts, tires and some bodies listed. JFTs are standard 12th hole pattern and are used on the Zen and Mardave cars.
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thanks for the info.

Like the scale, maybe we can do something like this. Would be cool if they did offer VTA style bodies.
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Schumacher owners can fit the Zen Racing diff so they can use the JFT rims
http://www.zen-racing.co.uk/catalog/...ff-bolt-p-1164
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Saturday morning October 10th I will be setting my GT12 down on the carpet for the first time. 209RCraceway in Stockton ca, if anyone is near by come on out and race. Not sure how many GT12's are in California, but this car is a blast to drive.

Box stock, the pod leans a little to the right, lol, think I should invest in the left side balance weight.
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