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Old 10-19-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Ok so here is my situation, I am looking at purchasing a pancar but there are so many of them and then all the extras. I noticed that several guys are using the Speed Merchant chassis with some other companies front ends, etc. So if everyone is switching to Speed Merchant chassis why not just run a full speed merchant car?

Then someone was telling me about a CEFX car, I can't find this car anywhere, all I find is chassis parts. Do they make an actual car or just a replacement like the Speed Merchant?

Can you see why I'm confused about this purchase.

Mike

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The Cefx Griffin12 can be purchased from cefxspeedshop.com. Right now only the conversion is listed on the web site but there will be a full car available soon. Both cars you are looking at are really good cars.
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For a complete car, I would look at a CRC. Not only is it one of the best out there but it is also one of the cheapest and parts are plentiful and easy to find.

I'll be trying out a CEFX car this year. It is only available as a conversion so you will need a 12R front end and axle assembly to complete it.

Other excellent complete kits are 12R5.1, Xray, Speedmerchant, Serpent, V-Dezign, BMI, Yokomo, really there are no bad cars out there right now.
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Ok so here is my situation, I am looking at purchasing a pancar but there are so many of them and then all the extras. I noticed that several guys are using the Speed Merchant chassis with some other companies front ends, etc. So if everyone is switching to Speed Merchant chassis why not just run a full speed merchant car?

Then someone was telling me about a CEFX car, I can't find this car anywhere, all I find is chassis parts. Do they make an actual car or just a replacement like the Speed Merchant?

Can you see why I'm confused about this purchase.

Mike
HERE is a ton of info to help you get all set up for 12th scale racing.
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HERE is a ton of info to help you get all set up for 12th scale racing.
Wow, that's a great opening page you have put together there. All the good info in one convenient place.
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Wow, that's a great opening page you have put together there. All the good info in one convenient place.
Always updating and adding info.

Will have more iic setups coming soon, for most chassis.
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Is it better to use an additional battery to power the servo and transponder or is it better to use the thing that increases the voltage?
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Is it better to use an additional battery to power the servo and transponder or is it better to use the thing that increases the voltage?
Depends on who you ask. I prefer a pack, others prefer a booster.
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Depends on who you ask. I prefer a pack, others prefer a booster.
Whats the advantages and disadvantages of each?
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Whats the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Booster is lighter/smaller than receiver pack

Booster does not need charging

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a pack powers the electronics without drawing main battery power.

a pack has no issues with brown outs, low voltage cut-offs, etc.

a pack has stable, strong, consistent power delivery to your servo.
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What battery do you use?
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At the moment I'm using a little 330mah Losi lipo with a couple diodes to drop the voltage but there are some great little life packs out there that are even better.
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At the moment I'm using a little 330mah Losi lipo with a couple diodes to drop the voltage but there are some great little life packs out there that are even better.
The little Trinity LiFe 220mah pack has served me well for two years now and going on the third.
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