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Ferrarimk13 02-15-2008 05:39 PM

Associated RC12R5
Huh? http://www.redrc.net/2008/02/team-as...ale/#more-7970

they keep changing the name?! now which is it? the RC125, the RC12R, or the RC12R5? lol

Mike Schumacher 02-15-2008 05:42 PM

















Ferrarimk13 02-15-2008 05:44 PM

i wonder. is this Area51's version, it cant possibly be a second model? how weird that would be to make an upgraded version, of a car thats not out yet>?

Jon Kerr 02-15-2008 06:05 PM

Very impressive looking. I really like the idea of the horizontal rear shock for side to side dampening. That's one thing I never liked about my Bloody Knife. The damper tubes with different oils never seemed like they'd be consistent enough.

protc3 02-15-2008 06:10 PM

Bob showed me his car at the snowbirds. It is a very nice car with some cool new ideas. The way they did the shock for side dampening was cool. The shock shaft goes through the body and eliminates rebound:)

InspGadgt 02-15-2008 06:15 PM

I was confused on this new shock design but now that I see more close up photos it is quite interesting. It appears the shock shaft extends all the way through the shock and out of the shock cap on both ends...essentially a double ended shock which is how they could build it truely neutral. A very ingenious design.

march to my own 02-15-2008 06:35 PM

Associated stepping up to the plate with some new idea's and a new ride is proof that 12th scale racing is making a strong comeback!:sneaky:

The front end looks a bit fragile to me... only time will tell...

Ferrarimk13 02-15-2008 06:38 PM

yeah, thats interesting, but i believe they went too complex with it, and all its doing is adding a bit of weight. I like the carbon brace in the front, and the lower shock mount, very nice.

InspGadgt 02-15-2008 06:38 PM

Fragile? Looks stronger to me. The lower arms look thicker and it's a nice strong aluminum part that bolts to the chassis.

Ferrarimk13 02-15-2008 06:42 PM

yeah, the front looks pretty good, but i dislike how they made it so all existing designs wont work with it. also, how come in one of the pictures, they use a fiberglass t-plate and in the other they dont? which is gonna be the final design?

InspGadgt 02-15-2008 06:49 PM

I agree they should have stuck with the 8-32 mounting screws for compatability. That is a bit of a let down. The production version uses the links but the T-plate chassis will be option parts.

Kraig 02-15-2008 06:50 PM

The fiberglass t-bar that you see is something you can buy extra if you want to stay with a t-bar. Basically you need to purchase everything you see in the picture to run it this way. At least that is my understanding. I can't wait to get one. :nod:

Ferrarimk13 02-15-2008 06:53 PM

i honestly have no desire to get one, because i know there will be a lot more companies changing their cars around to be like the L5, and then, guess whos going to be moved in the backround? associated most likely. Not yet, but pretty soon, i bet.

GreaseMonkey 02-15-2008 06:56 PM

Any chance it's metric?

protc3 02-15-2008 06:57 PM

If i remember correctly bob said it was.

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