R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-06-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
Default 1/12 or 1/10?

im shure this has been asked befor but i dont see it. im going to get an on road car, i curently race off road. i was looking at the 2 classes and would like to know the general fifferences between the 2 such:
which class is faster?
which is harder to drive?
im looking to get a 1/12 because im on a limited buget, and the associated rc12l4, what do you think of this car? im shure ill have more specific questions later but ill start here.
rc10gt lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
Tech Addict
 
gubbs3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 619
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I was also a long time off road racer before I hit the carpet scene just this past winter. I ran 1/12 stock (mod a few times) and it was very easy on the wallet to race it at club level. A modest investment can get you the equipment to allow you to be competitive at all but the highest levels and not feel "out bought." As far as ease of driving... well I wouldn't say that's an easily answered question. 1/12 and sedan are both easy to drive but the better answer is probably to say that sedan is easier to drive fast. Less than stellar skills will show up in slower lap times more so in 1/12.
gubbs3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
Default

thanks gubbs i think ill get a 1/12 just to save me about $200.
rc10gt lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 07:20 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
t4m1y4niac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,309
Default

1/12 is faster more than 1/10 mostly on any track...
__________________
SABRE S4 by TOP RACING....
t4m1y4niac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
Default

the 1/12 accelerates faster, right?
which has more steering?
which class is more fun to race?
rc10gt lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 11:33 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
timmay70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,701
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rc10gt lover View Post
the 1/12 accelerates faster, right?
which has more steering?
which class is more fun to race?
12th has faster acceleration, has higher top speed, cuts tighter, and is a blast to drive. People say that the cars are twitcher, partially true. The smaller the chassis, the more of an affect that input, changes and tuning (or lack of tuning) will have on the chassis. Some people will say that 12th is one of the hardest classes to drive and be good at. I disagree, the class is what you put into it. If you spend the few minutes it takes to maintain the chassis, you will be able to maintain a well running car. If you put in the time to create a stellar tune on the chassis, it will award you with a stellar performance. Good luck with your purchase.
__________________
Speed Merchant Rev7, Tekin, TQ Racing (wire), Team Tamale
RC Excitement - Buy where you race, support your local tracks.
ROAR #105242
timmay70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 01:19 PM   #7
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
Default

thanks tommy, one question: what is the "maintenance" on the chassie? or do you mean tuning and setup because ive heard that befor but they faild to explain what they ment.
rc10gt lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 01:22 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
Anders Myrberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Manīs best friend: Hugo Myrberg
Posts: 1,987
Default

1/11?
Anders Myrberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 01:26 PM   #9
Tech Champion
 
Nova F1 Racer's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Peoples Republic of Northern Virginia
Posts: 5,682
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rc10gt lover View Post
im shure this has been asked befor but i dont see it. im going to get an on road car, i curently race off road. i was looking at the 2 classes and would like to know the general fifferences between the 2 such:
which class is faster?
which is harder to drive?
im looking to get a 1/12 because im on a limited buget, and the associated rc12l4, what do you think of this car? im shure ill have more specific questions later but ill start here.
The main difference between 10 and 12 scale.....

Is 3 minutes...... 5 minute racers for 10 scale and 8 minutes for 12 scale...
__________________
This is DICK!!! And you're NOT!
RC Tech member #11
Aussie Rules Footy, Brisbane LIONS!!
[url]http://www.pitter-pat.com/[/url] for pet care needs in Northern Virginia
Nova F1 Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 01:27 PM   #10
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
Default

why are 1/12 races longer? they have smaller batteries do nt they get less run time?
rc10gt lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #11
Tech Addict
 
gubbs3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 619
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

It's not smaller batteries, they are the same cells widely used in all classes. It's just fewer cells; same capacity but lower voltage. At nearly half the weight they draw fewer amps so they can run longer.
gubbs3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 10:03 PM   #12
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 56
Default

ok now i just have to decide which car to get.
rc10gt lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:39 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net