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Old 06-13-2013, 06:56 AM
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Whats the consensus of a ESC everybody runs? Im looking for a ESC that will work without a booster or Rx pack on a 1s pack.Also what are pros and cons of doing this?
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Originally Posted by Bubonic-X View Post
Whats the consensus of a ESC everybody runs? Im looking for a ESC that will work without a booster or Rx pack on a 1s pack.Also what are pros and cons of doing this?
As far as I know the following are the only 1S (no booster needed) ESC's on the market.

Hobbywing:
Xerun 120A 1S
Xerun v3.1 1S

Orion:
R10 1S

Viper:
VTX-1

Orca:
Vritra VX-1

I run the Xerun 120A 1S. Team CRC has them on sale for $99. You cant beat it for the price or performance. It has won a lot of Nationals. It is competitive in Blinky or Boosted.
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Yes it's narrower 165mm front vs: 168 or so on the R5

The RM01 owns outright track record on the rug at TQ

And I heard of it owning at other highly competitive tracks as well

imo, 12th scale racing is more about tire treatment, precision build details, and driving, not chassis of the week

i.e. virtually any car can win, if the operator knows his stuff

Best not to discuss too much of RM's on this R5 thread (and I do have a few awesome R5's too)
MOre discussion about Tamiya HERE
Awesome, Thank you im just gonna buy and RM01x
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:55 AM
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Thanks for the list Adrian I have a SXX in my buggy that still has the 1s operation but dont want to take it out of it since I use it more than 12th scale.Too hot to race outside here in AZ so i will wait till it cools down to figure out what Im gonna buy
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Always cool at Competition Hobbies in Tucson!! Next 1/12th points series race June 30th. Regular 1/12th every Sunday at noon.
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Hey Guys,

I don't like the plastic balls in front end, Does anyone run alloy balls? If so what do I use?

Any help will be appreciated

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Originally Posted by AdrianM View Post
As far as I know the following are the only 1S (no booster needed) ESC's on the market.

Hobbywing:
Xerun 120A 1S
Xerun v3.1 1S

Orion:
R10 1S

Viper:
VTX-1

Orca:
Vritra VX-1

I run the Xerun 120A 1S. Team CRC has them on sale for $99. You cant beat it for the price or performance. It has won a lot of Nationals. It is competitive in Blinky or Boosted.
I picked up one of the new Xerun v3.1 1S...this thing is beautiful. Haven't had it on the track yet but everything included in the case is VERY nice!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:32 AM
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Second club race meeting with this car and it was pretty much dialed with Rick Howhart's world's setup! I won all three races with a few laps over the competition! I race on asphalt, the only thing I need is more traction out of the corner and then it will be on rails! If I make the rear end narrower will this help? Any other suggestions will be more than welcome.

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:41 AM
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3 of us ran our 12r5.2's Fridaynight for the first time. Its a local short carpet track, 17.5 blinky.

These cars are tough, smooth , and planted! Really no bugs, shakedown cruise was great.

Only one thing came loose, one of the side dampeners popped off, snapped it right back on.

It seems to me that its not nearly as twitchy or darty as other 12th scale cars I drove. The whole car , especially the rear end feels very well planted.

Nice car!
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:52 AM
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I am curious as to preferred battery for this car and class. We run 17.5 blinky on a short/tight carpet track.

I have been running ThunderPower 5400 65c packs exclusively.A nice tight fit, and good enough to win the Main last night.
Is there a noticeably better battery choice out there?
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Hi
Just got a 5.2 and wondering what does lifting the outer damper tubes do?
Thanks
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Modding the battery stays?

Looks like they dremeled off the battery stays off the top plates on the one side. Has anyone done this and any adverse effects?
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Originally Posted by dr_hfuhuhurr View Post
Modding the battery stays?

Looks like they dremeled off the battery stays off the top plates on the one side. Has anyone done this and any adverse effects?
Wow, I am going home and doing this tonight! You will be able to get the batt in and out without having to take the front upper plate off!

The only adverse effect is that the tape might tear and you battery can fly out if you side swipe a board on that side really hard. Putting double sided tape under you batt would reduce the possibility of this.

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Originally Posted by Quietman View Post
Hi
Just got a 5.2 and wondering what does lifting the outer damper tubes do?
Thanks
You want them level across the chassis.

You could do all sorts of wonky things but level works best.
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Originally Posted by AdrianM View Post
You want them level across the chassis.

You could do all sorts of wonky things but level works best.
Why level as opposed to angled?
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