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Old 01-09-2003, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default BRP 1/18th Scale Racing Questions

I am considering getting into the micro RC side of racing and I am currently looking at the BRP 1/18th scale kits over the micro RS4's since I don't want to have to spend a lot to upgrade it to get it going on our carpet track. Here are a few of my questions:

1) what is the difference between the Fun WONS and the standard 1/18th scale they sell?

2) Anyone with experience mounting standard electronics on them? Say a novak cyclone and a Hitec 945 MG servo or equivalent?

3) how much of a difference do you notice flip wise versus the HPI Micro RS4?

4) What do you think of the new pro chassis they came out with?

5) will the fun WON wheels and tires work with the PRO vehicle?

6) what motors will fit these vehicles or do they have to be BRP brand?

7) how fast is the vehicle stock versus the HPI Micro RS4?

I am sorry if my questions are very generalized, I am just very interested in this class of racing since I want to try something new.
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1 the FW chassis has a wider wheels bas and taller tires which makes it more stable and a faster on top end.

2 No problem with the electronics, however you need to cut the mounting ears off of standard sized servos. you may want to concider a cheaper servo or smaller servo if you don't want to modify it....

3 You will have a very hard time flipping either Sc or FW chassis

4 the new pro chassis looks awesome, should be lighter and stiffer

5 Yes you just cannot use the pro steering plate you will have to just use the FW steering plate

6 slotcar motors fit, but stay with the 16D or the big block(chubby, speed 300), but you will need the conversion kit to use it

7 the stock car is faster than any micro other than the big block (chubby, speed 300) powered vehicles.... but you can get the conversion to use any of those motors and be faster agian
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Thanks for the info. I am considering one of these seriously, leaning more towards the FW's since they look wider and have bigger tires. Anyone else?
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how is the handling of the vehicle on tight tracks?
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the SC18 is better and more stable in the turns than the Micros.Have fun.
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What do you cal tight?? cause tight for a 1/12th tourer is loose for a 1/18th, and loose for a tourer is wide open for 1/18th!!!!

On a tight 1/10th scale track they are fast and precise. The turn radius is nice and tight. The BRP is much more stable than the micro, and the bigger the track the better the BuRP......LOL

Ohh and they aren't as fragile as the micro, the only parts we have broken are the rear body posts (from stepping on the cars and they can be replaced with 1/10th stock........
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ok, looked into the vehicle more and I think this is what I want to go with. More questions:

1) I noticed that the BRP battery packs are only 700mah. does anyone else make battery packs preassembled for the vehicle? what MAH rating are they and how much?

2) what electronics do you recommend? I am thinking of getting a Hitec HFX speed control or another cyclone or atom. Will a stock servo work well or should I get a faster one?

3) Which do you prefer, the fun WONs or the SC 18? will the wheel adapter kit to use HPI wheels work with the Fun Wons?
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1 you can use just about any micro battery pack in the car, so you ca use all te offerings for the RS4.

2. Look at the Futaba MC230 it is a nice little speedo and you can have reverse for playing around with or disable it for racing. Also if you want to goto a faster servo look into a mini or micro servo, you can use servo mounts instead of tape and wont have to cut it up..... also they weight less....

3. I wuld get the FW chassis, and yess the RS4 comversion works on it......
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I picked up an SC18 and a used Oval Outlaw for the wife (pretty cheap for what I got).

Ran the car to practice the other day and it was fast. Too much top end though so i am going with the 52T spur.

Anyone else race this car?
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