Originally Posted by arekpowalan
I'm open to both classes in term of apprearances, but I can't afford both the the time. Locally, pan-car is seen more, but there are also Tamiya's F1 racing competitions going on, so I guess both share certain degrees of popularity.
What I'm interested more is the differences between the classes in term of parts and performances. It would be appreciated if anybody can tell me about them.
Parts will be about the same, the usual front arms, steering knuckles, and typical pan style stuff. Performance wise, the 1/12th will outperform a F1 car, but, it does cost more to operate. With 1/12th you will need a tire truer and different compounds of tires for different tracks. In F1, most tracks are using a "spec" TCS tire. 1/12th will also have a larger following, due to the many years of this class being available. Of all the things, like classes and new designs, that change in R/C, the only constant is 1/12th on-road.
I, personally, race both. With the 1/12th being the easier to drive, but the hardest to master.