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Questions/Answers:
Q1. Will the P12 Evo support a traditional style steering servo setup?
A1. Yes. The chassis supports this, but parts are not included.

Q2. Will the P12 Evo support prior Roche P12 front ends featuring a Xenon lower arm?
A2. Yes. Prior front ends will directly bolt on to the new P12 Evo chassis

Q3. What is the maximum size servo width that can be used on the P12 Evo?
A3. Maximum servo width is 33mm

Q4. Which servos fit into the P12 Evo?
A4. (not a complete answer -- working on building up a list)
  • Sanwa SGR-HR (must cut off the top/bottom additional case pieces)
  • Sanwa SRG-HS (must cut off the top/bottom additional case pieces)
  • KO Propo RSx3-12 Digital Mini Servo
  • Futaba High Voltage BLS671SV S.Bus2 HV SX Mini Servo
  • Hitec HS-7235MH Hi-Voltage "Hi-Speed" Metal Gear Digital Mini Servo
  • XPert MI-3301

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Old 11-26-2018, 05:56 AM
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Default Roche Rapide P12 Evo 1/12th Competition Kit

Just announced for December 2018 release after a string of race wins-
  • 2018 EUROPEAN STOCK CHAMPION
  • 2018 MASTER OF FOAM CHAMPION
  • 2018 1st ANNUAL MON-TECH NYGP CHAMPION
  • 2018 BRCA CHAMPION
  • 2018 HALLOWEEN CLASSIC CHAMPION
New features include-
- New design 2.0mm 7075 aluminum main chassis and rear bottom pod.
- New design 7075 aluminum low CG motor mount.
- New design graphite top plate and rear pod plate as compatible the gear diff weight balancing.
- New design graphite rear chassis brace.
- New design center damper position.
- New design 7075 aluminum adjustable floating servo mount / center damper mount. Mini and micro size servo compatible, width adjustable 28-31mm / 31-33mm.
- New design graphite front lower arm and plastic pivot.
- New design 7075 aluminum front lower bulkhead. Short/long wheelbase adjustable.
- New design bell crank steering system. 6 steps ackerman fine adjustable.
- New design graphite front bumper.
- New urethane large foam bumper.
- New 64 pitch (16 balls) spur gear.

Existing features from prior generation P12-2017
- Big bore center damper, center spring, POM piston
- 7075 aluminum easy adjust side spring holder
- 7075 aluminum steering turnbuckle (M3x42mm) / (M3x16mm)
- 7075 differential hub and wheel hub compatible with M2.5x8mm cap screws
- Wheel base +/-2.0mm adjustable on front lower aluminum suspension block (199mm/201mm)
- Caster adjustment : 1.8/3.25/6.15 deg
- Low friction coating pivot balls
- Polished kingpin and upper hinge pin
- Spring steel upper arm turnbuckle (M3x15mm)
- Spring steel front axle
- High grade composite front suspension plastic parts from Xenon Racing
- Cross-chassis alignment battery placement
- 7075 aluminum main shaft holder, precise adjustment ride height by spacers. +/-1mm forward/backward main shaft position adjustment.
- High precision ball differential and reliable carbon main shaft
- Aluminum 4.3mm reinforced ballstuds

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Kit back order available here: Rapide P12 Evo 1/12 Competition Car Kit
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The new P12 Evo looks to be more of an evolution of the European, lower traction, car than USA edition car. Is there an updated US version of the P12 coming?
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What would the US version bring? I see that this Evo kit already has an aluminum chassis.
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Originally Posted by RacinJ View Post
The new P12 Evo looks to be more of an evolution of the European, lower traction, car than USA edition car. Is there an updated US version of the P12 coming?
Tbd
No plans now. EU chassis runs well in the USA and offers two link locations.
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Strike that..
p12 Evo will have a USA spec version... It includes a spool axle and left hub
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Strike that..
p12 Evo will have a USA spec version... It includes a spool axle and left hub
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available at the same date? Might change my 2016 for that
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available at the same date? Might change my 2016 for that
Yes, release time
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Will you have a backorder available soon for the usa spec on your site?
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Great news, maybe a lower price too since its just a spool instead of a diff.

Going to list my X12 for sale.
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Will you have a backorder available soon for the usa spec on your site?
We will mostly get USA spec kits anyway.

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Great news, maybe a lower price too since its just a spool instead of a diff.
Doubtful. I suspect same price.
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Just pre ordered one. Can't wait to try it out.
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Quick update. The first batch of kits has left the factory and is in the air. We have two car versions coming in with the P12 Evo order--

Part Number 151013 - USA SPEC Kit / Contains Rear Spool Axle - Rapide P12 Evo USA SPEC 1/12 Competition Car Kit
Part Number 151014 - GLOBAL Kit / Contains Rear Diff Axle - Rapide P12 Evo 1/12 Competition Car Kit

Many people who have noted they wanted a USA SPEC / Spool-based kit had their online orders update this morning. If there is any doubt about what kit your ordering please contact whomever you've paid directly in the pre-order as many pre-orders have come through our network of dealers.
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Hmm, I just noticed that Roche made life easier by having separate screw locations for mounting the front bulkhead and lower arm (they don't share same hole like the Xray and Associated do). Nice.
http://www.redrc.net/wp-content/uplo...heP12Evo-4.jpg
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Kits have arrived and departed
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2235063950152625&id=151080329 9245364
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