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Old 05-08-2006, 09:29 PM
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I bet my buddys at Team Brood Racing wouldnt mind building up a couple of Pure Energy packs for you....and I would go with Trinity Based spec motors.. you can also get them from brood tuned to your taste...
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Swift RC Products is coming out with a 1/12 that looks very interesting. I've heard that the Carpet Knife is good. But for beginner I recommend the granddaddy RC12L4. It's fine basher car with 19 turn motor. I hesitate to guess how long you could drive it with 4300 4 cell pack. Over 20 minutes is my guess.
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yeah ill be in Phenoix, and at home (richmond va) there is a nice smooth blacktop with notthing to run over (slightly groomed) so im not going to be zooming around in front of my house
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If you race Phoenix area SRS is the best around. They run onroad 1/10 sedans on Friday nights. Dirt races on Tues., Thurs., Saturday. They run electric offroad all the offroad race nights. Nitro offroad if there are enough to run a heat. For bashing and racing you can't go wrong with a T4 truck. Electric truck gives you the most opportunities to race and the high ground clearance to bash most anywhere.
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Originally Posted by thedudeaturdoor
yeah ill be in Phenoix, and at home (richmond va) there is a nice smooth blacktop with notthing to run over (slightly groomed) so im not going to be zooming around in front of my house
It's still going to be quite tough to control and have fun with a 1/12th scale car on that.
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why? it has enough to fit 2 tracks on it, and i mean like full size tracks
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Originally Posted by thedudeaturdoor
why? it has enough to fit 2 tracks on it, and i mean like full size tracks
1/12th is always run on prepared tracks. That means swept, blown off, washed and sprayed with sugar water or VHT. There are a few tracks in the world (just a few) where spray is not allowed and traction is always a problem, regardless of how clean the surface is. It's just a fact of life for foam tires and light weight cars.
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Originally Posted by thedudeaturdoor
will there be any problems with parts avablitly for the 3.1?
Hi,

Thanks for the support. The CK 3.1 is a great car at a super price.

You will have NO problems with parts support from CRC. Most of our items are available to your hobby store from one of the largest distributors in the USA, Horizon Hobby (www.horizonhobby.com). We have stock and option parts as well as a complete 1/12th tire line available.

In addition, we ship within 48 hours (normally same day) from our webstore (www.teamcrc.com) if you have any trouble located the items.

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Old 05-10-2006, 11:58 AM
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Default Servo For CRC 3.1

I believe the servo mounting holes in the CRC chassis is set for the case size of the JRZ3550 Mini Race Servo...

...but CRC has adjustable servo mounts...so you should be able to center any popular 12th scale servo quite easily...Sean
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Yup, I've run a Futaba S9602 and a KO 949 servo in the adjustable mounts without a problem. Just make sure everything is really tight... There is a small possibility that the servo will move in a crash.

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If you do go with the CRC... www.12thrc.com should help you a lot with setup stuff tips.

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I personally think a 12 is a bad choice for your first RC car. If you are gonna do it just stick a stock motor in it till you get used to how it handles. You have to be delicate with the throttle on these cars for as you know they move quickly so it will do things faster as well. I have to agree with others that you may want to get a truck or a buggy for your first car, not a 12. But if you already have be gental with the throttle input.
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I honestly don't know how anyone wouldn't recommend 1/12th scale for your first car. It's the best class to learn on. I feel so lucky that I started out learning on a 1/12th. It made me a much better RC driver. Generally speaking, most people agree, that if you can drive 12th, you can drive any class very well. That's because 1/12th scale makes you think about the throttle as well as steering. You can't mash on the throttle with 1/12th on asphalt, or it will spin out. So you learn to be smooth with the throttle and steering.

Not only is the 1/12th scale the most durable class, but it's also inexpensive to purchase, inexpensive to maintain, and trains you properly. Get a 1/12th !
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for anyone who runs 12th scale.....go to Mark Paynes site and read all his tips...even experts will learn things from him about how to make sure everything on your chassis is setup as close to perfect as possible...
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Originally Posted by thedudeaturdoor
yeah ill be in Phenoix, and at home (richmond va) there is a nice smooth blacktop with notthing to run over (slightly groomed) so im not going to be zooming around in front of my house
A mod motor, in a 1/12, in a parking lot, have fun doing donuts. You will get no traction whatsoever. Run it on a groomed track like it's meant to be and you will have a blast.
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