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Old 12-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #31
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Yes I did! I was also a casualty of the dreaded One-Stop killer oval.

About being competitive during those days we had to make do with Sanyo 1200s and 1300s which we had to pay big bucks to a "matcher" who did some special voodoo on them to increase voltage and run time. This was a necessary and exhaustive ritual before going to any big race because those expensive packs had a short life span. Thank God for Lipo and BL which has eliminated those headaches.

Just as you stated in your post, TCs were born because of bumpy dusty parking lot tracks. That's why I run TCs on asphalt and if I ever get to a carpet track, I would run pan on carpet. To me running TC on carpet is overkill but then again what do I know? They're now running offroad on carpet as well.
Great thing about having One-Stop as your home track was once you got your car dialed in there, you could take it to just about any oval in the country, regear it, set it down, and it was good to go. And lord how I hated those batteries. Remember how good my car was when I got my first matched pack and realized just why some cars were always faster than me.

I don't run carpet yet but if I do, it will be with my F1.
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Great thing about having One-Stop as your home track was once you got your car dialed in there, you could take it to just about any oval in the country, regear it, set it down, and it was good to go. And lord how I hated those batteries. Remember how good my car was when I got my first matched pack and realized just why some cars were always faster than me.

I don't run carpet yet but if I do, it will be with my F1.
I ran at One-Stop 1st when it was Off-Road, and later a few times on the paved mini-bank for the IROC series.

Robo, why don't you pick up a 12th car and head over to TQ, it's not too far from Temecula ?
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #33
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I ran at One-Stop 1st when it was Off-Road, and later a few times on the paved mini-bank for the IROC series.

Robo, why don't you pick up a 12th car and head over to TQ, it's not too far from Temecula ?
Here is a frightening thought...I ran a Road Wizard on One-Stop's dirt oval. It was pretty hard dirt so it was like running on a really dirty, really bumpy parking lot. LOL Long story behind that one. Ran my Grasshopper and a Kyosho Optima knockoff there before that. God how I wanted a Dominator. LOL Shortly after that though they paved it.

I have an F1 and get all my parts from TQ so I'm familiar with it. Would race that there first. It's not that I haven't thought about it, I'm just not a big fan of carpet. I like pavement. LOL
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:58 PM   #34
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Is there a 1/10 scale pan car class that doesnt limit u to 10.5 motors and 1 cell lipos??
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:23 AM   #35
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Robotech, that was a great write-up, thanks. I still have my HPI Pro2
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You can discuss the pro and cons of each class forever, there will never be complete and unbiased answer to "Whats faster pan or tourer"?

Who really cares! 1/12 pan cars race against 1/12 pan cars, 1/10 pan cars race against 1/10 pan cars and 1/10 TC's race against 1/10 TC's. On some tracks 12th pan will be quickest, others 10th pan and on some 10th tourers.

My advice would go to a local club and see what class is the most popular, then get that ,not much fun racing against yourself. If there is an even split of classes then get the one you like the best.

No matter what class you choose, to be competative its not going to be cheap, blinky cooks motors, mods eat tyres.

Most important thing......................have fun!

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guys, I thought i'd mention that I have run my WGT pan car on a prepared parking lot track (not the smoothest) and it was great fun! We usually only run TC but I figured what the heck, let's see how the foamies work on our soda grip tarmac. They are quite capable of running on a not so perfect surface as long as there is a traction additive sprayed which we do for TC anyway.
I hope to get more of the guys interested so maybe we can make a class of it.

Love my WGT on the rug though!
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You can discuss the pro and cons of each class forever, there will never be complete and unbiased answer to "Whats faster pan or tourer"?

Who really cares! 1/12 pan cars race against 1/12 pan cars, 1/10 pan cars race against 1/10 pan cars and 1/10 TC's race against 1/10 TC's. On some tracks 12th pan will be quickest, others 10th pan and on some 10th tourers.

My advice would go to a local club and see what class is the most popular, then get that ,not much fun racing against yourself. If there is an even split of classes then get the one you like the best.

No matter what class you choose, to be competative its not going to be cheap, blinky cooks motors, mods eat tyres.

Most important thing......................have fun!

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Why does blinky cook motors? Over gearing?
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Why does blinky cook motors? Over gearing?
That, too much timing on the motor or both. Largely a part of sloppy testing. Some people just grab a motor, crank the timing and throw it on the track. When they see smoke pouring out they whine that blinky burns up motors.
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Is there a 1/10 scale pan car class that doesnt limit u to 10.5 motors and 1 cell lipos??
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guys, I thought i'd mention that I have run my WGT pan car on a prepared parking lot track (not the smoothest) and it was great fun! We usually only run TC but I figured what the heck, let's see how the foamies work on our soda grip tarmac. They are quite capable of running on a not so perfect surface as long as there is a traction additive sprayed which we do for TC anyway.
I hope to get more of the guys interested so maybe we can make a class of it.

Love my WGT on the rug though!
There was a time when parking lots didn't spray. They would only prep the track if foam tire cars were running. Those days are gone (sadly) and people who go to an event expect the track to be swept and prepped.
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Id like to thank everyone for the responses. I learned more reading your posts than I could find in any of the magazines.
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Just found this post while lurking. I'm an offroad guy, but 1/12 pan cars have always interested me. Back when I had my rc10t2 I remember seeing guys race the rc12 and always liked it, but have never dabbled in onroad. Thanks to this I just might..

Great Post.
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Just found this post while lurking. I'm an offroad guy, but 1/12 pan cars have always interested me. Back when I had my rc10t2 I remember seeing guys race the rc12 and always liked it, but have never dabbled in onroad. Thanks to this I just might..

Great Post.
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