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Old 12-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Are they the same thing?

I am looking for a great kit to help get started. I run off road but there is a great indoor track 10 mins from my house in California called TQRC.

Looking to try my hand at on road.

Any suggestions?

I would think 1/10th is the go to class?

Title should say: Pan car or Formula one (sorry)
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TQ is awesome. Talk to sean the owner and he can help with some direction.

IMHO, F1 is a little bit easier than pan car to start with since they run rubber and you don't have to worry about maintaining foam tires. Both classes are popular and have great support.

Sedan and F1 are the biggest classes at TQ.
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Are they the same thing?
The classic definition of RC Pan car is: Direct drive, floating rear pod. So yes they are all the same thing with the exception of the 3Racing FGX F1 car as it has IRS.

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I am looking for a great kit to help get started. I run off road but there is a great indoor track 10 mins from my house in California called TQRC.
TQ is an awesome place to race on the rug for pan cars. Plenty of people to help and race with full mains.

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Looking to try my hand at on road.

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It depends upon what kind of person and driver you are.
If precision driving a car that is super responsive, precise and crazy quick, 1/12 or WGT may be your thing. Off road with big air jumps, body lean, and sliding around corners could be considered the "other end of the spectrum" of RC racing. Not that you could not be good at both, it is just a different experience.

My biased opinion is to go with F1, specifically a Tamiya F104v2. Last Saturday, was an all F1 race day with 44 entries of all skill levels at TQ.

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1/10? F1 and WGT are considered 1/10 pan cars. Are you thinking 1/10 4WD sedan? That is a completely different topic.

Bottom line: Head over to TQ on a race day and talk to some racers. Ask questions and see what is appealing to you.
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I appreciate all the suggestions and thanks for helping me out. I will Deff head over to TQ this weekend to check it out.

F1 is what some of the others guys who I talked to suggested.

So 1/12th scale is whats Popular at TQ?
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I appreciate all the suggestions and thanks for helping me out. I will Deff head over to TQ this weekend to check it out.

F1 is what some of the others guys who I talked to suggested.

So 1/12th scale is whats Popular at TQ?
1/12 is Pan Car, typically F1s are 1/10, and World GT is 1/10 Pan Cars. They all have similar chassis (except for the aforementioned FGX), just different bodies and sizes and motors.
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I appreciate all the suggestions and thanks for helping me out. I will Deff head over to TQ this weekend to check it out.

F1 is what some of the others guys who I talked to suggested.

So 1/12th scale is whats Popular at TQ?
Yes, 12th scale is popular at TQ
As are 4WD Sedan, F1 & WGT
Mini, and FWD are hit or miss
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