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Old 01-05-2013, 01:11 AM   #16
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Always nice to see DIY projects! It looks well made. What was the reaction of the other drivers when they saw a new "old skool" corally car? Did you design / make the alu chassiss as well?
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:47 AM   #17
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Always nice to see DIY projects! It looks well made. What was the reaction of the other drivers when they saw a new "old skool" corally car? Did you design / make the alu chassiss as well?
I think it is fair to say that a few of the guy were like, WTF is that??!! However, it went really well so then people came over for a second look. I also have a carbon Fibre chassis the same design and yes, I designed it and my friend milled it out for me.
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That's awesome! This car has a true story, massive respect for the work. I love how it looks.

What was the difference in handling between the Corally front end and the Associated on the SP12X?

I have to find a lipo conversion now
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #19
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I think most people moved away from the original front end without trying it out due to Mr Spashett winning the worlds with an AE front end on his 12X. Also, most people dont know how to set it up correctly (my included to start with!), so would never be able to get the best from it. The main 'problem' with it, is that there is too much camber change when the suspension moves through its action. You can tune that camber change out using an AE front end by cutting the top of the steering block off and using a top link that has the ball higher in it (so that the whole top arm assembly sits lower). If you then extend the length of the upper arm by spacing the blocks more towards the centre line of the chassis, that helps out also. You also have the option of differant degree blocks, easily changing the camber/castor and spring rates with an AE front end. I like the Corally front end as it has quite an aggressive feel to the steering which I like. So much so, that at the national I used my own car at, I was running on tyres that have not seen carpet in about 10 years!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #20
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I think most people moved away from the original front end without trying it out due to Mr Spashett winning the worlds with an AE front end on his 12X. Also, most people dont know how to set it up correctly (my included to start with!), so would never be able to get the best from it. The main 'problem' with it, is that there is too much camber change when the suspension moves through its action. You can tune that camber change out using an AE front end by cutting the top of the steering block off and using a top link that has the ball higher in it (so that the whole top arm assembly sits lower). If you then extend the length of the upper arm by spacing the blocks more towards the centre line of the chassis, that helps out also. You also have the option of differant degree blocks, easily changing the camber/castor and spring rates with an AE front end. I like the Corally front end as it has quite an aggressive feel to the steering which I like. So much so, that at the national I used my own car at, I was running on tyres that have not seen carpet in about 10 years!!
thanks! the car is here, we just received it

what a beautiful car.. the quality of the parts seems very high

here is a pic with a 1S from a 2S saddle pack, just so that you can see how it looks



we are trying to figure out how we could compensate the weight of the lipo, I'll need to see if there are smaller 1S lipos out there I could run in parallel

Here is a link to the project of a guy who did the same, just for the fun:
http://pipskiracing.blogspot.be/2011...ig-smiles.html

this really is just for the challenge, we have to more modern pan cars also
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This is awesome car..
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Team corally 12slx has been tested on asphalt over past few months and the car is just a very solid handling car with awesome adjustments you wouldn't imagine. .I just returned from the texas electric onroad series in austin and the car was great and got TQ in the last qualifer qnd due to electronic failure i had to settle for 2nd place B main..
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Team corally 12slx has been tested on asphalt over past few months and the car is just a very solid handling car with awesome adjustments you wouldn't imagine. .I just returned from the texas electric onroad series in austin and the car was great and got TQ in the last qualifer qnd due to electronic failure i had to settle for 2nd place B main..
TQ?

Andrew Doherty TQed every round in 12th scale this past weekend...
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TQ?

Andrew Doherty TQed every round in 12th scale this past weekend...
Perhaps he meant to say BQ
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #25
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first test this week end and it works great...so good I even prefer it over my 12R5.2

I'm a beginner so maybe it doesn't tell much but I'm faster with the Corally
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