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Old 09-11-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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I just bought a rc12 L3 rolling chassis, im just curious on what i put in it as far as size. I guess this would kinda be newbish but i drive 1/10 touring so for 1/12, i just dont know much about. Do i use the same standard size motor and esc for the 1/12 as i do for 1/10?? i know the servo is smaller, but batterys, are they the standard size as 1/10? and i do know its 4 cell for the 1/12...........im new to 1/12 and just want to make sure i get the right things the first time.

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I just bought a rc12 L3 rolling chassis, im just curious on what i put in it as far as size. I guess this would kinda be newbish but i drive 1/10 touring so for 1/12, i just dont know much about. Do i use the same standard size motor and esc for the 1/12 as i do for 1/10?? i know the servo is smaller, but batterys, are they the standard size as 1/10? and i do know its 4 cell for the 1/12...........im new to 1/12 and just want to make sure i get the right things the first time.

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You will want a smaller servo like a JR 3550 or 3650. A smaller ESC would be good, depending on what you run, you could probably get by with a GTS. I personally use a QC2. For wiring from ESC to batteries it's good to use 16 ga. wire. Batteries are 4 cell packs of sub-Cs (like in sedan), preferably matched, but they don't have to be super cells if you're just getting started. Fresh rip is worth more than tall numbers. If you are using spektrum, the 3500 is nice and small, however, any small receiver that will work with your transmitter will do. Motors (brushed) people use standard sized (540), so if you wanted to race stock, a Monster 2 or CO27 would be fine. If you get your motors from a tuner they can tune them specifically for 12th scale. A personal transponder is only necessary if your club requires them, and will save weight in the long run... Companies like Jaco make great tires for 12th scales.
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ok so the batts and motor are the same as 1/10 scale, cool, now you mentioned brushed.............is it not allowed for brushless in a 1/12
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Depends where you race... and if your rear pod will allow it to fit... There is a lot more brushless information for 12th scales in the 1/12th thread. Just gotta dig that info out a little.
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thanks for the help man
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You should be able to fit a brushless in an L3, most of the new designs have a bigger rear pod for brushless. I have'nt tried it in an L3 but I was able to fit it in my Rev3 speedmerchant and in my CRC 3.1 both of which are close in design time to the L3.

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