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Old 05-31-2008, 04:59 PM   #136
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Hi, ive bought one of those Cyclone 12, before ive read the thread.
but right now im not sure if i did the right.
When i read this:
You have to change the front steering blocks and the axles because they are breaking easily.
Or use an IRS axle in the back.
Why i have to buy this car when ive to change all this things?
I will drive my old Corally G3X.
This works everywhere without buying aftermarked parts.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:34 PM   #137
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I just put a AE front end and a IRS axe set on it. Is the Ae t-bars the same?
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:15 AM   #138
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Does anybody have any general build tips for assembly of the C12? First time I've done a 12th Scale and all I have at present is the kit tools and screwdriver and glue for chassis edge. I.e. is there any particular places I should threadlock/tap or grease in assembly that the manual doesn't suggest?

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Old 09-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #139
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Does anybody have any general build tips for assembly of the C12? First time I've done a 12th Scale and all I have at present is the kit tools and screwdriver and glue for chassis edge. I.e. is there any particular places I should threadlock/tap or grease in assembly that the manual doesn't suggest?

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Here are severl reference, website and page you can look thro

1/12 topic for this forum might be a good place to start with: http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...forum-977.html

Mark Payne blog http://markpayneblog.blogspot.com/

http://www.overrc.com/techniques/reg...2L3_Update.htm

Some stuff here: http://www.petitrc.com/view_news.php?id=5881
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:59 PM   #140
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Has there only been one version of the car released. I just ordered one and was wondering if they are all brushless. There rear pod looks like a little different, or is it just me?
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #141
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:50 PM   #142
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....the rear pod looks open on the top, and in another picture, its close on the top......take a look

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Old 09-14-2008, 11:48 PM   #143
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I messed with this car also, I thought the pod fit brushless motors pretty good, the damper plate is much easier to keep consistant than damper tubes. BUT!! Forget the rear axel assembly completely. AND the front end assembly has some redeming qualities but the fit of the balls in the arm/eyelet just blows. Here's some pictures of my fixes, ohhhh and if you'd like to buy it here's the link...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160283252763





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Old 09-15-2008, 03:20 AM   #144
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KinzR, can you tell me what I need to run smaller front tires?
Can I just use the IRS lowered arm set or do I need other parts as well?
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Has there only been one version of the car released. I just ordered one and was wondering if they are all brushless. There rear pod looks like a little different, or is it just me?
There is only one version in production and that is the version with the open left bulkhead. The other picture is probably a picture of the prototype car or something like that...

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Old 09-15-2008, 11:46 AM   #146
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I have heard that there are a few people machining their own in the UK to run the lowered tyres. It would be good to know if the IRS 'bones would do this for those of us without the hand-skills!!
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Appears that KinzR has answered this in his ebay ad in detail. How did you get on at the IIC? Nice photos, good luck with the sale.
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The UK Hot Bodies team all use the standard front end, just some use Associated steering blocks and axles. Some have had their lower arms machined down so they can run smaller tyres.

Using a standard front arm, you can run tyres down to 42mm or lower with a 3mm ride height if you install the lower pivot ball the opposite way round to that shown in the manual.

Official lowered front arms are also on the way.

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If anyone is interested, I'm letting my never run cyclone12 go, don't have a 1/12 scale track to run on that's close anymore.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ml#post4880536
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Is it possible to buy the center shock somewhere? I'd like to try it out on my R5.
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