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Old 04-30-2016, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
For all its faults, the truth is that pan car racing has never been cheaper or easier.
Absolutely! The LiPo I have in my car costs less than $30 new, and the ESC (with built-in booster) costs less than $50 new. Times are good!
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:26 PM
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Think you're both right! For those prices I don't mind getting a dedicated setup for a 1/12 pan car and not psych myself out. Can't wait to run pan car again. So pure.

HowardCano, can you point me to those $30 1S lipos and the $50 boosted ESC? Also, any recommendations for tire truers? Had/sold my OFNA automatic (Hudy clone) with all my arbors.
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TweakRacer View Post
Think you're both right! For those prices I don't mind getting a dedicated setup for a 1/12 pan car and not psych myself out. Can't wait to run pan car again. So pure.

HowardCano, can you point me to those $30 1S lipos and the $50 boosted ESC? Also, any recommendations for tire truers? Had/sold my OFNA automatic (Hudy clone) with all my arbors.
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I used to reckon the same about 2s or 1s , but with 2days cheap dedicated 1s esc with built in booster it really simplifies things, also I found heat to be a non issue, even with a 4.0 turn motor in it, cool running is a safe bet, the only speed limitations are the few random small bumps in the straight at my local track prevent me from gearing to long ( I don't want to fly my 1/12th again ) definitely a fan of 540 sized motors for 2 reasons, firstly rear traction is an issue at my local track (low grip outdoor asphalt ) I cant afford to lose any weight at the rear, secondly 540 sized motors are common and motors can be changed to or from 1/10th as an example I bought an lrp x20 4.0 turn motor for my 1/10 tc but it wasn't suitable for this car ( I thought it had too much power, others thought I had 2 little talent ) this motor now lives in my 1/12th but would have been a waste if my s120 only took 380 sized motors. We are never going to make everyone happy but what we do have is a pretty versatile affordable class that is also fast, although being mainly an indoor carpet class it can be incredible in a mod class outdoors, hey I wouldn't have mine if it didn't work at my local outdoor track, I may be the minority but 1/12th's flexibility, simplicity ,affordability and speed make it a great class of car
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I may be the minority but 1/12th's flexibility, simplicity ,affordability and speed make it a great class of car
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The Turnigy Trackstar Gen 2 1S is $49, has internal booster, and currently in stock at hobbyking.
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Thanks, everyone! Are the HobbyKing 1S and ESC good enough for racing, rather than just bashing?
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Absolutely. Ran them for a long time. Running the new Hobbywing XR10 justock now.
Even though it's rated for 2s it runs perfect and strong with no booster in 1s 1/12 scale. I do run the 4 capacitor bank though. They are nice because they have a smaller footprint than the Trackstar as well.
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Originally Posted by TweakRacer View Post
Thanks, everyone! Are the HobbyKing 1S and ESC good enough for racing, rather than just bashing?
I have never used one but I believe Bob Stormer himself used one in his 1/12 scale at last years Mile High Indoor Champs. They are a good piece of kit, their programming box is only $11 so I would pick it up as well. This unit also supports modified motors down to 4.0 turns, so its pretty robust as well.

To be honest, if an ESC works it's plenty good for racing. By rules they have to activate their windings within about 5 microseconds seconds of true, and all of them have internal resistances which are less than a centimeter of wire, so don't worry about it.
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I also run the trackstar 1s esc must say i am very impressed for the money
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Thanks again! You guys are a great group. Going to visit my nearest 1/12 track, indoor carpet, TQ Racing and see if I can pick up a decent used chassis to outfit.
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I don't know if they'll have something just sitting around in the shop but racers at TQ are always offloading old gear for pretty cheap. I don't know anything about that, though, I've basically been racing the same car for years.
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About the Roll-Out. I'm aware what it means and how it's calculated. The thing is I donít know how to use it. In other words how to determine how much Roll-Out is needed on certain track. Mod is my choice of class.

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Originally Posted by Geberit View Post
About the Roll-Out. I'm aware what it means and how it's calculated. The thing is I donít know how to use it. In other words how to determine how much Roll-Out is needed on certain track. Mod is my choice of class.

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How much roll out needed is based on motor, boost, and track

Check with the locals for a baseline

Indoor can be around 35mm ish
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Ok just thought I would post this here amain has a name for the new ad car witch is the rc12r6.
Just looked up a rear axle for the rc10 f6 and the pic in package is of the r6 and we didn't have anything for 12th scale out right now just figured I would post it if not known
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