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Old 09-12-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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Hi, I just bough a Team Associated RC12 R5.2 pan car off a friend from my club and I was just wondering if anyone could give me some helpful tips and hints on driving these cars, as well as diff settings, traction compound on the tires, etc. I've had experience driving 2wd buggies, short course trucks and f1 cars, but they all have rubber tires, so i'm kind of starting from square one.
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good luck..thats all im saying

12th is faff, massive faff, if you get it wrong, it goes really wrong and its un-drivable

if you have a permanent carpet track you can openly use to practise, make use of it, experiment with traction compound timing, how much to put on front n rears etc etc

they dont call it the jedi class of RC for nothing as ive learnt.
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Hi, I just bough a Team Associated RC12 R5.2 pan car off a friend from my club and I was just wondering if anyone could give me some helpful tips and hints on driving these cars, as well as diff settings, traction compound on the tires, etc. I've had experience driving 2wd buggies, short course trucks and f1 cars, but they all have rubber tires, so i'm kind of starting from square one.
Here is a little list of helpful links, with tips on everything about 12th scale

http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...ll-so-cal.html
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Here is a little list of helpful links, with tips on everything about 12th scale

http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...ll-so-cal.html
Many thanks to RedBullFIXX for gathering this info into one place. I ran across it here a few days ago and have been working my way through. I have been running 1/12th scale at the Gate here in Cleveland for a few months now and have found that I am really enjoying a class that I had not previously considered. I only picked up the class because another member was selling his stuff at a price I couldn't afford to pass up. Now that I have it, and have run it a bit, I am truly enjoying these cars.

First impressions:

1.These cars are FUN to drive Hard, but HARD to drive fast.
This is part of the appeal for me as I don't mind having to put my laps in to learn about the car and or improve my driving skills. (8 min heats and Main also made a big difference.)

2. Driving 1/12th scale WILL improve your driving in other classes. I found that I was doing much better in VTA after I started driving 1/12th scale.

3. It will take time. Practice days are key, especially if you can get up there with some Veteran 1/12 scale drivers who won't mind looking your car over when they are not trying to run their own program on a race day. They will undoubtedly see something affecting your car that you may not even be aware of.

4. Get into a routine. There will be a number of things you will want to check regularly, and some items before every run. Ride Height, Tweak, Chassis Tweak, Camber. These items are often affected by a good shot to the boards, which for me happens every run. Doh!

5. The 3 On-Point videos RedBullFIXX has listed where great. And I would start there. I found a couple of things that I had not checked before and were indeed out of spec.

Most of all try to keep it fun. Most of the drivers in 1/12th scale are serious competitors and approach it as such.
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get onto vrc racing, even the basic free mode will help you learn and understand the general way to drive and setup a 1/12
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:12 PM   #6
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Hey guys thankyou so much for the help, it means a lot!! I will put this into practice and I will have a good look at that link.
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