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Old 01-02-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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I run the electric side of the Gold coast track on the Gold Coast of Australia in Surfers paradise. There are a lot of guy's getting interested in either 1/10 scale or 1/12 scale Pan racing. Is it better to go one or the other and is one more popular than the other. Here in Australia. Both these classes seem to have no following. One on my friends Arjan has 2 1/10 scale Pans and said we should try to get that class up and going but it seems that 1/12 is more popular now. Can anyone give me any help here and what is the best car for these guy's to look for. There are 5 guys at the club just itching to get it going.The track is a large outdoor track not a oval track. With tonnes of grip.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
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I think the answer is simple Addam.
How many manufacturers currently offer tenth scale pan cars for sale? Umm...not a lot..

But there are at least half a dozen, maybe more that do 12th scale...

Surely that says something.

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Realistically the only "race" pan cars that are commercially available now are 1/12th scales.

The only 1/10th you could try is the Tamiya F103GT. It is cheap, but limited, and is designed mainly for rubber tyres.
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Thanks Guys,
so which is the better car for the guys to look at.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:10 AM   #5
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1/12th scale is gaining popularity in sydney, but i'd also like to see 1/10th scale make a comeback. The Tamiya F103GT would be a good class to run in a "spec" sort of class as it would be pretty easy to tech and control, could also run touring bodies on that chassis really easily.
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TRFMad if they guys are serious about pan cars, then 1/12 is the only option. There are chassis from Corally, Associated, Yokomo, CRC and a few other boutique manufacturers. There is nothing happening for 1/10th pan anywhere as far as manufacturers go.

There are australian importers for most of the above chassis, and ready supplies and parts including tyres.

The biggest hurdle you will have is that 1/12 are best (in my opinion) on smaller tracks. You might need to investigate some temporary chicanes to tighten up parts of the gold coast track to make it more interesting.

But as far as 1/12 vs 1/10 pan, it's a very easy decision...
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Hey Scott_g
The guy's all want to run Hobby station with them on wednesday nights as well so there would be a good turn out. I was blown away with the speed of the things around there. How good would it be to get a Gold coast / hobbystation challange going with the 1/12 scale.
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Hey i will be testing our new MLP 1/10 Pan car soon but iv heard it to be very good in my sig is the website regarding informationg to our new 1/10 pan car.

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The guy's all want to run Hobby station with them on wednesday nights as well so there would be a good turn out. I was blown away with the speed of the things around there. How good would it be to get a Gold coast / hobbystation challange going with the 1/12 scale.
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Hey Addam,

As the others have stated, 10th pan cars are dead and not supported by the manufacturers anymore. You can still get some parts (but only if you look hard and basically have an Associated! ).

As you know, I have just gotten into 1/12th and I am looking forward to running these pocket rockets around your lovely new track!!!

But I am sorryo to say that HS will no longer support racing for either Tc or 1/12th cars, only drifters, since they are moving to a new location. So it'll have to be "The Gold Coast On-Road Challenge" now!!!

Anyway, I look forward to running at the Gilston track this weekend (as my maiden run!!!) I'm sure it'll be as good as everyone has been telling about.

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Old 01-02-2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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Thanks Guy's
Hey Leonard, What the hell happened to H/S and when. After us guy's went up there, we talked about how good it would be to have another class running here at Gold coast and it seemed that 1/12 was big at H/S So for us to see H/S moving and loosing classes to just drifting no wonder racing seems to be dieing off with Baudesert, the track near casino, and now H/S relocating there are less and less places to run.
This is a sad thing to happen.
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Also the boy's did say that on the top of the list was Marty's MLP and CRC cars.
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TRF mad, 12th scale is raced world wide, even at a world championship level.

10th scale pancars other then anything made for Amercan oval racing is dead.

12th scale has made a huge resurgance, while still growing again due to the costs associated with running a touring car. Plus you get to race 8 minute races , at half the cost of a touring car.

Added bonus is you only need to haul 1/3 the equipement you currenttly use for sedans.

You will be happy with it.

Also 12 th scale onroad is one of the oldest classes in r/c with a history of champions far greater then anything touring.

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