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Old 10-14-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default 1/12th brushless, what car?

I am wondering what is the best 1/15th car that I might find used that will accept a brushless motor? something like a speed merchant or carpet knife. Something that can do 4cells in a row.

I have been looking at rev 3.5 - 4.5 speedmerchant, and bloody knife cars. Let me know what you reccomend.
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I am wondering what is the best 1/15th car that I might find used that will accept a brushless motor? something like a speed merchant or carpet knife. Something that can do 4cells in a row.

I have been looking at rev 3.5 - 4.5 speedmerchant, and bloody knife cars. Let me know what you reccomend.
Any of the cars you mentioned will work.
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I've run both the CRC and Speedmerchant, and found both to be capable setups. Too a large extent it comes down to which car looks best to you as either can do the job. Another to consider is the BMI car, have'nt run one but lots of good things being said about it; of course most of those good words are comming from the company/team drivers.
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I am wondering what is the best 1/15th car that I might find used that will accept a brushless motor? something like a speed merchant or carpet knife. Something that can do 4cells in a row.

I have been looking at rev 3.5 - 4.5 speedmerchant, and bloody knife cars. Let me know what you reccomend.
CRC Gen X or a Speedmerchant 4.5 or 5 are good spring cars. CEFX and BMI have good t-bar and or t-bar style cars. I can see a lot of t-bars being broken at the end of our straight Think springs
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if I run a tbar car then my oval batteries won't fit, lol. Just give me a few more weeks there loverboy, I am getting there.
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CRC is coming out with a new top brace and left pod plate for the Gen X the is specifically for brushless. See http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...article&sid=65
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The BMI car is a good melding of a spring car and t-bar car. And, your oval batteries will fit.

I recommend you check it out. I am not a BMI team driver.

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if I run a tbar car then my oval batteries won't fit, lol. Just give me a few more weeks there loverboy, I am getting there.
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The BMI car is a good melding of a spring car and t-bar car. And, your oval batteries will fit.

I recommend you check it out. I am not a BMI team driver.

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Indeed,

The BMI DB12R is designed for the use of brushless motors and will use those oval packs just fine. I am also not a BMI team driver and have tried three other 12th scales, the BMI is the only one that doesn't tweak unless you break something or set it up wrong. Which saves you so much time in the pits not trying to find what is causing tweak, you just charge your packs, put on traction compound and your done. Plus it has more steering than any other 12th scale I have tried.
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I have tried twice now to contact bmi about the car, but I have gotten no answer. Where do you buy the cars. If I was going to do it, I would like to be able to buy enough that I could support a couple more drivers in my area.
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we are here. both of the lines may have been busy. The number is
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if I run a tbar car then my oval batteries won't fit, lol. Just give me a few more weeks there loverboy, I am getting there.
You're doing fine dude. The end of that straight just seems to eat those 12th scale cars up. Just ask Monti LOL....

I am shopping for a 12th scale also.... Seems to be the hot class right now.
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what car are you thinking about getting, I am leaning towards the bmi, but I want to make sure I have parts...
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what car are you thinking about getting, I am leaning towards the bmi, but I want to make sure I have parts...
Jason/BMI will get you dialed in. He's a good guy and makes some "KILLER" products. Just order a few spares when you order the car.

As for me. I am not sure yet. Still pondering.
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I am wondering what is the best 1/15th car that I might find used that will accept a brushless motor? something like a speed merchant or carpet knife. Something that can do 4cells in a row.

I have been looking at rev 3.5 - 4.5 speedmerchant, and bloody knife cars. Let me know what you reccomend.
I have been following the Gen-X car since well before I got mine. The standard pod that it comes with is good, but the new pod really looks like the best for brushless. I seen it first on the photos from the IIC on www.rc50.com. Now, I see from the link posted above, the teamcrc.com site is showing the new pod as an available upgrade to the Gen-X. I have not tried brushless yet, but this new pod has more room and a totally clear left side for the wires.

I looked at the Assoc and BMI as well, but at all the big races, you rarely see many of these cars in the A-main.
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what is the good futaba servo for these cars?

OK I am down to the following
Corrally us spec car
the new hot bodies
the new carpet knife
or the bmi car

What are everyones opinions on these carpet eaters.

I am kinda leaning on the hot bodies car, just becouse it is different.
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