Hey RCtech. Got a problem and need advice.
I need to decide whether or not to sell my 1/12th scale rig. Here's the story.
In November of 2004 Debbies finished their carpet track and I was ready to race. After hearing some friends talk about how fun 1/12th was I decided to eschew touring cars and run 1/12th this time around.
I had an absolute blast. Beginning of the season I was always back of the pack. End of season I was in the top 3/4 with two 2nd place A-main finishes. I was hooked!
Then around March of '05 everyone seemed to stop racing 1/12th. It's like it's hot and cold, racers are fickle. So anyhow, towards the end of the carpet season I was like one of 3 guys running 1/12th. It's not that fun with that few entries...so at the end of the winter season I put her away.
To ensure I'd have a field to race in I got myself a touring car. An FT-TC4. Built in October, she's been getting worked up until now. I've also put alot of time, effort and money into her. She's a great car and is gonna see her first actual race tomorrow. However this leaves me with a dilemma:
To run both classes you need to pay 2 entries, no if's ands or buts. (We know because the owners won't budge one inch on the issue) In short running 1/12th and touring is gonna get expensive fast. Gotta build batteries and buy different tires for both. Plus I really don't have the time for both as I'm a graduating senior with UNC. Below is the car's descriptioon. I think I should part it out and sell it off to save cash and reduce my raceday workload. However I love 1/12th and don't want to sell it at the same time! I'm torn! WHAT TO DO!?!?!?!
AE12L4 - Perfect condition
Futaba - S9602
CRC lowered rear / Dura-shock / Delrin and Ti CRC front end parts
Spektrum Setup (Tx module and receiver) - Brand new
Novak GTX - Brand new
I could get nearly $400 for all the above stuff. Yet if I sell it and want to race 1/12th next year ('Cause you never know when it's gonna really pick up) I'll have to buy the stuff all over again.
Advice would be great.