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Old 12-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default unknown 1/12th scale pan car

Hey guys, I received this pan car as a gift. I have no information on it. I'm thinking it's an old Hotbodies pan car but not sure. I would love some info on this. Can't wait to complete it and race it!! Thanks

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Looks like a Trinity something or other.
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I'm thinking Trinity
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Old switchblade?
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You guys think it can still be competitive in 17.5 spec? I'm on a budget and eliminates me buying a brand new chassis. I bet trying to find parts for this is gonna be a B*tch!!
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It was a good chassis, ideal would be to find another one for spares, they should be cheap.
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There are several things you'll want to keep in mind if you intend on making this car track worthy. First, replacement parts won't be easy to find, and many parts (e.g. the t-plate pivots, rear axle, upper pod plate, etc.) won't be readily available if you wear out or break them. Speaking of the T-plate, that's another concern - it's considered a "consumable" part (meaning it will need regular replacement), and most battery configurations are designed for pivot link cars. You'd need a saddle pack lipo battery to balance the car properly, which isn't as readily available as the more common 1S lipo configuration. The third thing to consider would be the ease with which you'll be able to wire the car. The rear pod, not being designed for brushless motors, will be difficult (if not impossible) to set up for use with a brushless motor.

12th scale is a great class because of its relative simplicity, but you'd be making things a bit more difficult starting with this particular chassis. I'd look for a car that was considerably newer, and included spares for those inevitable crashes.
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Hiya folks,

It looks like a 1/12th pan car from Korean company: Academy.

They are very fond of all purple hardware as well. The front arms do look to be of Academy design, similar to their 1/10th pan car.

I can't seem to find pics of it, looks like Academy has discontinued a large portion of it's R/C range... and I can't read their Korean website to save my life...

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Thanks a lot for the information guys!! I appreciate it
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The Academy chassis I saw was a plastic chassis.

The rear pod definitely looks Trinity as does the front suspension...I just can't place which one. Here is a Switchblade I found...notice it is nearly the same car...just some cosmetic differences

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...0-shipped.html

So this could be an earlier version of the Switchblade or the car right before it.
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It's a Trinity Revolver, there are parts for it on ebay, but very few. Here is a link to a t-bar actually: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trinity-T-Ba...item35aff63bc0
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Revolver had a link type front end like a small version of the EV10. They probably kept the same t-plate on the next few cars released.
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That's a Revolver 22j with a Switchblade front-end, I believe.

The car would be okay in 17.5 spec if you could find a saddle pack lipo. You should be able to retrofit AE Dynamic strut front suspension parts (pre R5) if it breaks. I think T-bars would be your hardest spare to find.
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