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Old 12-13-2015, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by moraccio View Post
Hi guys. I'd like to know how can I put a thrust bearing on the axle of my s120 ltx. I tryed to put zen racing on (the short one) it but it seems the original axle of my serpent ltx it's too short, the nut can't lock properly.
Have you any idea on what i've to do?

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Try this :
http://www.muddslidemotorsports.com/1grax2.html

I have used this axel on my ltx with a slapmaster
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:49 PM
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Hello, New to the modern 1/12 world. I have been browsing, learning about the 1S esc config in these chassis. I see on Trinity motors, they sometimes mark the Title/Description of a motor (d4 17.5) with a 1S. My question, are motors really 1S or 2-3S or is this a marketing thing.

Here is title from amain: Team Trinity D4 1S "Certified" Short Stack Brushless Motor (17.5T)

What does the 1S really mean? Or does it mean only use with 1S battery and ESC.

Thanks, Is there a good site for learning about motors and this type of motor question?
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Originally Posted by TCarr View Post
Hello, New to the modern 1/12 world. I have been browsing, learning about the 1S esc config in these chassis. I see on Trinity motors, they sometimes mark the Title/Description of a motor (d4 17.5) with a 1S. My question, are motors really 1S or 2-3S or is this a marketing thing.

Here is title from amain: Team Trinity D4 1S "Certified" Short Stack Brushless Motor (17.5T)

What does the 1S really mean? Or does it mean only use with 1S battery and ESC.

Thanks, Is there a good site for learning about motors and this type of motor question?
1s motors are somewhat of a marketing tool
Motors should come with med or strong rotors
Weak rotors i.e "1s motors can run well given a decent setup, but are mostly outshined by motors with stronger motors
Bit of a generalization
Best to use what the majority of the locals run
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:29 PM
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Most of the 1/12th guys are running short stack motors with a tailored roll out. They seem to not fall off over the 8 min. run as to guys not running ss motors. From what I've seen first hand anyway.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:27 PM
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I know it's a broad question, but what is the current speed control of choice for 1/12 scale racing?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Rich Panganiban View Post
I know it's a broad question, but what is the current speed control of choice for 1/12 scale racing?

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I use the LRP Flow. It's not marketed as a 1S ESC it does work well. But there are several out there. Hobbywing makes a popular one.
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Thanks Chris!
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Old 11-19-2016, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Rich Panganiban View Post
I know it's a broad question, but what is the current speed control of choice for 1/12 scale racing?

Thanks!
Check out the SMC RF-120 1S ESC. Excellent 1s speed control for $84.95.

I have both the LRP Flow and the SMC in my 1/12th cars.
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Old 11-20-2016, 08:18 AM
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You going to race again Rich? 1/12th?? LRP Flow or HobbyWing.... for Speedo's Most of us are running Fantom short stack RS motor's in 17.5.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:19 PM
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It is indeed alive and well in SoCal.
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I'm considering trying to get back into some 12th scale. My 1st attempt lasted a month...then I went back to school...now I'm done with school so back into RC (I missed it!).

I have a Lightning 12 that I ran once and a Tamiya RM01x. Are both cars still 'ok'? I know it's mostly driver skill.

I'm using LRP SXX Stock Spec v2 ESCs with 17.5 is how they were setup.

What tires should I buy? I have Jaco Black Front and Jack Yellow Rear from 2013 (!) and Ulti X-Hard Front and Ulti X-Medium Rears from the same timeframe...

Thanks...hope to see you at TQ in the near future.
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The lighting 12 and esc will be fine, but you may find that the new 17.5's are significantly faster. The Ulti' s you have are still fine, haven't tried black/yellow combo on the new rug so cannot comment on those.
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I guess its no longer alive and well - Good news is that the track in Mesa AZ is excellent.
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