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Old 07-26-2007, 09:47 AM   #286
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Has anyone here looked at these 1/18 scale pan cars, if so how are they?

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those 18th scale cars look like fun if you had like 8 friends with them, a carpteted basement, pizza and beverages.. we used to do that with mini z's and had a ball.. bud's (brp) makes one also (that i'd rather have.. cheaper and cheaper parts)
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bud's (brp) makes one also (that i'd rather have.. cheaper and cheaper parts)
I was looking at those on Tower Hobbies website earlier today. Looks like they'd be fun and easy to mod.
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Buds cars are a great break from the serious classes. We ran the older kydex cars from Bud and they were the most fun any of us ever had! We'd make sure the little kids won the race, but the rest of us would goof off for the entire race.

Other than Tamiya's Courage 190mm body, are there any other current style LMP/ALMS bodies for 200/235mm pan cars?
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:11 PM   #290
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Actually the speed killed the pan car class. Prepping the track here in florida has been the same regardless.If I run this weekend it will be 6 cell (old 3800's) and a 13.5 brushless motor.The body will be an HPI Mercedes body.The tires are old even the new ones in the box.I would like to go several ways with the class down hereNascar road course with the COT from McAllister) or Tans Am with old Mustangs and Camaros and Cudas. Out of the two the Nascar would probably be better for the spectators.
Looking to having a Fun day racing Sunday but first I've got to finish building the thing.Now I'm waiting for the ESC and Reciever.Oh yes I've got to rebuild the battery pack to fit the Bolink Chassis with the battery holders (got plenty). When the lipo comes in I've got an old bolink stick pack adapotor that will probably work- if I can find it.
I still disagree...speed isn't what kills classes...it's the expense, what it costs to keep up. People always want to go faster in general so giving them what they want isn't going to chase them away...making it so that the only way you can compete is to have the best and most expensive equipment is what kills classes. Look at what is starting to bring back pan cars now...LiPo batteries and brushless motors...fairly inexpensive in the long run but still just as fast if not faster then before when it died out.
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I still disagree...speed isn't what kills classes...it's the expense, what it costs to keep up.
I think it is the expense that would kill any class.
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Buds cars are a great break from the serious classes. We ran the older kydex cars from Bud and they were the most fun any of us ever had! We'd make sure the little kids won the race, but the rest of us would goof off for the entire race.

Other than Tamiya's Courage 190mm body, are there any other current style LMP/ALMS bodies for 200/235mm pan cars?
not with the detail of the tamiya courage body.. but there are several lmp/Gtp bodies available in highly stylized form, usually with exagerated wings.. mcalsister, protoform, vansinvent (formerly dahms) and a few others that can be imported.. the narrow cars are less common..



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Old 07-27-2007, 08:56 AM   #293
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With speed, comes the added expense. faster you go, the easier stuff breaks. but its all based on competition. the desire to beat the other guy is what drives you to spend more to be faster - whether it be on research, equipment, parts.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:08 AM   #294
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What killed the pan car class in Southern Calif. was the recession. Many areo space lay offs that affected the economy in general. Most of the tech heads had no spendable income. I don't ever remember going to fast. lol.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:17 AM   #295
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Bolink-Eliminato...QQcmdZViewItem For those of you hunting for Bolinks, found this on ebay a minute ago.
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I know what killed it as an IFMAR class was the speed. The cars became very difficult to drive with 3000's and 9 turn motors. I think it was Josh Cyrul who said they were too fast and only maybe 10 or so people could actually drive them at the last IFMAR Worlds that they were included in. On a BIG asphalt track sure, but most parking lot tracks in this country aren't really big enough for them, especially with the cells and motors we run today. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see them make a comeback. Unfortunately, a six-cell, or LIPO mod Pancar is not really an entry level class.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:38 AM   #297
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Why go 6 cell? 4 cell is plenty with the motor battery tech we have today. If I were to get into this class I'd prefer it be run off 4 cell not 6. Yes I know that lipo are 3.7v. not a big deal. Just use a receiver pack, it was done that way in the past, so why not now.

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Old 07-27-2007, 10:24 AM   #298
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WHy tamper with something that worked, it all end when the big manufactures decided touring car was where its at. Speed and money didnt kill anything thats all crap, touring car just cought everyones attention at the time, now touring has run out of support also. Everybody out did them selves again. What ever new class evolves from here will end in the same way, you priced your selves out to beat the next guy.

Leave the dang cars 6 cell and detune the speeds by running higher winds 19t/10.5 for example should be the new mod. I would like to see the 200/190 mm pancar return as a new class wether its with radials or foam. And also use more of a gt or lmp body to represent whats realistic to attract new blood, not the stupid family sedans "taxis" we run now. Hb use to make a killer Acura nsx, and the Mclaren gt1 hpi body worked awsome when I tried them a few years back.
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I think I will be using this body
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...c=ns&pn=YZERHB


Edit:
I thought I saw it say in stock, but its currently out of stock
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:48 AM   #300
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This is shown on a TC3:


How well would these 200mm bodies fit on the pan cars?
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