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Old 11-06-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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Hi!

I have just bought a 1:12 electric car as a kit. I have searched for intallation videos where they show how to properly install the engine, lipo, servo etc.... but I can`t find it anywhere.

If someone know anywhere I can find this I would be very happy

If there is not such a guide maybe someone here can help me get going? What is the first thing to install after the servo? Can the engine be installed or should I I soldier the connections to the ESC first?

I tried post some pictures but I was not allowed to do this yet acc to forum rules.

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Old 11-06-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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Dave Berger (redbullfixx on here) has put a set of links to everything he can find on 12th scale somewhere on this forum. I'm sure he see this soon and give you a link to it all.

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Old 11-06-2011, 02:55 AM   #3
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What chassis are you running? Pan car or 1/12 4wd chassis?
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:00 AM   #4
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I don`t know what you mean with Pan car but mine is a Team Lajje 2011 (a Swedish brand) 1:12 2wd link car.

Sadly not I can`t show you any pictures since I am not allowed to link on this forum
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Excuse me but if you bought it as a kit didn't it come with some sort of assembly manual or instructions? If not, is it on-line?

Usually you assemblr the rear pod prior to installing the motor.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:49 AM   #6
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Hello waqr

Is this the car you have ?



I was pitting with the team Laje drivers at the iic race this year, very nice kit !

HERE is a page full of information on how to build and tune your new 12th scale racer

Have fun, and feel free to ask any questions.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:15 AM   #7
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Hi!

Yes, that is the car, but I have the 2010 year model I think.

Thanks for the links. I see I have a lot of thing to read and learn

I didn`g get any assembly instructions with the car so I do have a few questions:

1) Can I mout the engine prior to solder the ESC connections?

2) How do you attached the engine to the chassie?

3) How do you know on which place on the chassie you should put the ESC, reciever and battery?

Does anyone have a picture of an assembled Laje car?

Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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Hi!

Yes, that is the car, but I have the 2010 year model I think.

Thanks for the links. I see I have a lot of thing to read and learn

I didn`g get any assembly instructions with the car so I do have a few questions:

1) Can I mout the engine prior to solder the ESC connections?

Yes

2) How do you attached the engine to the chassie?

It is attached to the right side pod plate using two 3mm bolts through the slots in the plate. You move the motor forward and backward to adjust gear mesh.

3) How do you know on which place on the chassie you should put the ESC, reciever and battery?

That is up to you. You want the layout that gets the car as close to balanced left to right as you can get it.

Does anyone have a picture of an assembled Laje car?

It's not a very common car here so probably not. It's very similar to all the others though so should layout the same.

Thanks!
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Here is a pic of a Top car mostly ready to roll. Your car will probably be similar if it's not an inline battery car.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-scale-50.html
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I used to run a Team Laje SpeedEvil a few years ago, very good quality kit that actually arrives pre-built. If you go onto the Laje website, they have some PDF files (I believe the instruction manual for your car may be there) which also include a tuning guide as well. Cheers, and good luck with your new car!
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #11
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Here's a pic of the 09 car from their website.
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