Originally Posted by branover
My curiosity after seeing the 1/12 cars got the best of me and I ordered up 2015 x12.
I need some help choosing electronics for it. I see people like the futaba 9650 servo. Is a Savox ok? I just have a bunch of other Savox already.
1 cell esc?
1 cell batteries? Maybe a dumb question but can I use half a saddle pack?
Any input would be greatly appreciated
Servos - Buy the Futaba 9650. Excellent servo for 1/12 - they don't get much better when it comes to accuracy and reliability, which is really
important in 1/12 racing. If you already have the Savox servo, by all means use it, but the 9650 is one of the best options.
ESCs offer a lot of options - Orca and Hobbywing make 1S ESCs, other ESCs designed for 2S use can be used in conjunction with a voltage booster (more convenient) or a receiver pack (more weight, but more reliable). Personally, I prefer the receiver pack over the booster - when using a receiver pack, make sure that you set the ESC to operate in a 1-cell mode, or remove the red lead from the connector going to the receiver.
Batteries - there are many choices for 1S batteries, with no real standouts. Look for good capacity (7000mah is the norm nowadays), and pick up the battery of your choice. Stick to batteries using 4mm bullets, as space underneath the body of any 1/12 car is at a premium. Use low-profile solid bullets when wiring the ESC for best results. Using 1/2 a saddle pack, while physically possible in most cases, won't fit in the car properly and isn't recommended.