R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
EricPF's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 260
Lightbulb New 1:12 Body from PROTOform: the TR-12

For all you 1:12 racers, here is our latest creation, the PROTOform TR-12.

Input from our team of drivers was used to improve the shape, while taking styling cues from a highly-successful factory-works hybrid LMP that made its debut at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, then went on to win 3 WEC series races.

For more info and photos, visit our website or Facebook page! Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
New 1:12 Body from PROTOform: the TR-12-1612-front.jpg  
__________________
Eric Epp
PROTOform // racepf.com
EricPF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
Tech Addict
 
S.Stew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 660
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

What can we expect for handling characteristics ? Compared to other bodies on the market? Intended for mod, stock ?
__________________
- Steven Stewart -
S.Stew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
Tech Champion
 
AdrianM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricPF View Post
For all you 1:12 racers, here is our latest creation, the PROTOform TR-12.

Input from our team of drivers was used to improve the shape, while taking styling cues from a highly-successful factory-works hybrid LMP that made its debut at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans, then went on to win 3 WEC series races.

For more info and photos, visit our website or Facebook page! Thanks!
Sweet!
__________________
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
AdrianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
Tech Regular
 
gazza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 355
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Nice!!!
__________________
Kyle Majikas E-Town posse, Pro One R/C, TQ wire, SpeedMerchant, MC˛ Racing, Hobbywing North America
gazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Scottmisfits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,104
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by S.Stew View Post
What can we expect for handling characteristics ? Compared to other bodies on the market? Intended for mod, stock ?
If you go to their website they talk about the dorsal fin for the fast cars, implying mod. Keven Hebert is used as the paint model and he doesn't run stock, so I'd have to say it's for mod. Allthough I have never had a bad body running the slower 1/12 classes.
Scottmisfits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
303slowdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rapid City SD.
Posts: 2,299
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

its a cross between the black art bomb r and mohawk. not impressed
__________________
Ryan Borgheiinck
303slowdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #7
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 620
Default

It's designed for Mod class - for low bite & outdoor racing. (like in Japan) In the winter there's a lot of clubs that run on cold carpet here in the north east. Not ideal for bite usually.
Here's a few more angles.

Dale - Protoform
Attached Thumbnails
New 1:12 Body from PROTOform: the TR-12-1612-top.jpg   New 1:12 Body from PROTOform: the TR-12-1612-side.jpg   New 1:12 Body from PROTOform: the TR-12-1612-rear.jpg  
__________________
PROTOform Race Bodies
www.racePF.com // www.facebook.com/PROTOformRaceBodies // www.twitter.com/RacePF
daleepp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #8
Tech Adept
 
SpeedMerchant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 209
Default

Hi Dale,

The e-clip is coming off the left front axle...

LOL.

Looks great as always. I know there are a lot of tracks out there, and especially overseas that need a higher down force modified body.

Although, my guess is it will work quite well here too.

Take care.-Bruce
SpeedMerchant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #9
Tech Lord
 
wingracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 12,861
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 303slowdown View Post
its a cross between the black art bomb r and mohawk. not impressed
Not even close. The BombR is just a PF AMR-12 with a tweak to the nose. Mohawk looks nothing like either.
__________________
Sean. Certified speed crazed mowron.
Team Shepherd USA
www.ashfordhobby.com
wingracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 2,147
Trader Rating: 49 (100%+)
Default

oh how I hope this works well on high bite carpet too.....
__________________
SpeedMerchant Rev7
oceanhighz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #11
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New Bern, N.C.
Posts: 1,267
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedMerchant View Post
Hi Dale,

The e-clip is coming off the left front axle...

LOL.

Looks great as always. I know there are a lot of tracks out there, and especially overseas that need a higher down force modified body.

Although, my guess is it will work quite well here too.

Take care.-Bruce
If ever there was any question about Bruce's eye for even the smallest detail on a 1/12th scale car.....that question has been put to rest.
vafactor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #12
Tech Champion
 
AdrianM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,914
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Just in time to go on to my new 12R5.2!
__________________
Adrian Martinez
What I run: Schumacher Mi5/Associated RC10R5.1/Associated RC12R5.2/Futaba/HobbyWing/Team EA Motorsports/BSR Racing
Where I run: Florida Indoor R/C Complex/Thunder Racing/Florida On Road State Series
AdrianM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,618
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Great work Dale, looks like another winner.
__________________
Team CRC, PowerPush, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, TxDSkingraphix, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
303slowdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rapid City SD.
Posts: 2,299
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingracer View Post
Not even close. The BombR is just a PF AMR-12 with a tweak to the nose. Mohawk looks nothing like either.
I guess you see what you see and i see what i see.
__________________
Ryan Borgheiinck
303slowdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,618
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 303slowdown View Post
its a cross between the black art bomb r and mohawk. not impressed
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingracer View Post
Not even close. The BombR is just a PF AMR-12 with a tweak to the nose. Mohawk looks nothing like either.
Neither of these statements are even remotely accurate. If that's the case then every current 12th scale body is just a re-worked Parma Speed8. Can't we all just appreciate new releases for this class, rather than whining about perceived similarities?
__________________
Team CRC, PowerPush, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, TxDSkingraphix, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
1/12th scale, protoform, tr-12


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:02 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net