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Old 12-16-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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1/12 scale pan, 1/10 touring, or 1/8th buggy?

I am debating getting either a 1/12th scale or 1/10th touring. I currently run 1/8th nitro buggy. So i put it in here so i can have a reference.

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IMO, 1/8 buggy is more maintanance than BOTH 12th and 10th combined, you have the combination of dirt, and fuel to make that dirt stick, and jumping to wear stuff out,= lots of maintenance...I would say 12th is the least maninenance...
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1/12 imo is better,more fun
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I know, 1/12th scale do seems fun. But it seems hard to find races for them here in San Diego. I'm not going TOO competitive with either one of them like I am with 1/8th buggy. I just want to have fun. But at the same time, I would like to make sure there is a class for them. It seems to always to be a class with the touring, but 1/12th is questionable.
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I run all 3 classes and although 1/12 scale is less maintenance and less expensive than touring car, they are much more finicky to setup changes, track condition changes, etc. I think you will be happy with either touring car or 1/12 scale.
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Ok, I guess I'll go with touring class.

I was thinking of going with a used xray 007 t2. How is that?

Also, LPR speed controller and Novak 10.5 brushless motor.
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Ok, I guess I'll go with touring class.

I was thinking of going with a used xray 007 t2. How is that?

Also, LPR speed controller and Novak 10.5 brushless motor.
I enjoyed the 007 when I ran it. I currently run a TC5 and it is been my favourite TC to date. You can never go wrong with Xrays products. If you are going with a Novak brushless, why not get the GTB/10.5 combo from Novak. Also, be sure that 10.5 brushless is a class your local club runs. It would be a shame to spend all that money only to find out you can't race the motor.
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Without a shadow of a doubt, 1/8 scale Nitro Off-Road Buggy has the highest maintenance of all.

As for a money comparison, you could spend just as much money on 1/10 Sedan as 1/8 Buggy.

The least maintenance is 1/12 scale, but the class turnout for 1/12 scale is even lower than 1/10 sedan.

As stated, find out what motor your club races before dropping the cash on a 10.5 that you can't use.
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i dont have a buggy but i have a few nitro cars and a electric touring car and the nitro car requires way more up keep and on top of that, when you have a problem with a nitro car, you can have a problem that will drive you crazy all day. From what i understand 1/12 scale is the way to go. It is better than a touring car. But on a fun level, i would go with the nitro.
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Sorry, this maybe a dumb question, but do anyone ever use the Novak XBR for touring cars?
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Sorry, this maybe a dumb question, but do anyone ever use the Novak XBR for touring cars?
I've seen a couple people use them. The XBR ESC's are cheaper, but Novak has stated that if you are trying to get every little ounce of performance out of your car, than the GTB is more effecient at getting the power to the motor.

If you're just starting out and want to save a little, get an XBR system, then upgrade to a GTB or LRP later. What you do with the XBR is up to you, basher or sell.
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I just talk to my RC buddies, and I think I'll stick with the 1/12th scale. Since I am not trying to be TOO competitive and the fact that I have very little time as it is, I think 1/12th would be better for me. Very little maintenance, cheap, and fun. As far as electronics, I'll either go with the GTB or LPR. But I do want the 10.5 brushless. I'll probably buy a cheap stock brushed motor if I am force to race a stock class.
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Since I live in Socal also.
12th scale is tuff to find races all the time.
Also make sure if your going brushless to get the GTB 4Cell because the standard GTB will not fit under the 12th scale body. Nor will the LRP TC brushless speedo.
The Sphere will fit though.
If you go with the TC you can find races every week, not so much with 12th.
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Thanks for the info Shookie,

I will let you know what I decide to do. PM me with the possible stuff you will have to sell.
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