Like Tree2Likes

RC 10L

Old 06-06-2015, 09:59 AM
  #1  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 144
Default RC 10L

Just curious from an old racer. When did they quit making them? And when did pan cars die off? It died in my area(Tri-Cities) in the mid 90s when the best track in the area was bought out for a casino expansion that never happened.

Our area never seemed to have the cost escalation happen as most ran spec motors and the like.
Hauptmann6 is offline  
Old 06-06-2015, 10:12 AM
  #2  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (24)
 
wingracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 13,142
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Pan cars aren't dead. 1/12th is still fairly strong (though not like it used to be) while 1/10th has moved to things like WGT and spec175gt. Plus 1/10th oval is still pretty popular.
wingracer is offline  
Old 06-06-2015, 12:35 PM
  #3  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (9)
 
SWTour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central Coast...CALIF.
Posts: 2,959
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I think the 10L came out in about 90/91 - it was around for 3-4 years at least before the 10L2 came out - but IMHO "On-Road" Pan Cars died in the mid 90's when they went to the NARROW (200mm) pan cars that didn't work at ALL outdoors on the asphalt tracks - and didn't steal the 1/12th scale carpet market like some had hoped.

Many other companies had 1/10th pan cars (I still have 2 RC10L's - but my favorite wide pan car is my HPI RoadStar 10) and I still run them on occasion at one of the local tracks where the class is alive at times w/ 12-15 cars on given days (with advance notice)
SWTour is offline  
Old 06-06-2015, 03:01 PM
  #4  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: lost...
Posts: 2,869
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

The HPI Road Star was my favorite 235 pan car also. I should've kept it, still have a front end kit for it.

I've got a 10l2 and a Speed Merchant Road Kill 10.
RoyU is offline  
Old 06-06-2015, 06:03 PM
  #5  
Suspended
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 324
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

i have memories from when i was a kid of 2wd nitro pan cars...they were awsome....seemed they use to be larger but i was a kid then...those things are toooo fast for me though...but i think it has a lot to do wirh your controller...bc my cheap controller that i bought when my track banned crystals works way better than the "upgraded" controller that i bought...

Last edited by kongluc; 06-06-2015 at 06:23 PM.
kongluc is offline  
Old 06-06-2015, 08:37 PM
  #6  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 144
Default

Originally Posted by SWTour View Post
Many other companies had 1/10th pan cars (I still have 2 RC10L's - but my favorite wide pan car is my HPI RoadStar 10) and I still run them on occasion at one of the local tracks where the class is alive at times w/ 12-15 cars on given days (with advance notice)
The only one I really remember seeing was the Evolution 10. Those were very rare.


Are there any sources for spare parts for the 10L? And what modern wheels/tires fit? My old foam tires have long since died. I kinda want to throw an extra motor and speed controller in it and see what it will do with lipos and a brushless.
Hauptmann6 is offline  
Old 06-06-2015, 08:42 PM
  #7  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 144
Default

Turns out I still have the box it came in and most of the spares.
Hauptmann6 is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 07:35 AM
  #8  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (37)
 
howardcano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 3,780
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Hauptmann6 View Post
Are there any sources for spare parts for the 10L? And what modern wheels/tires fit?
The parts that break the most-- the T plate and the front suspension arms-- are still available:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LX3071&P=7

If you have the "old school" front suspension:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LX2463&P=7

If you have the dynamic strut front suspension:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LX3139&P=7

All modern wheels/tires will fit. Check the BSR line:
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...ode=0&showt=on
howardcano is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 08:16 AM
  #9  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 144
Default

Thanks a bunch! I had no idea even where to start looking.

Any recommendations for rubber tires for running in parking lots AKA cheap and durable.
Hauptmann6 is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 08:38 AM
  #10  
Tech Addict
 
pphaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 509
Default

Rubber tires aren't going to be an easy project for an RC10L, I'm afraid...

Just use some of the harder compounds of BSR, like purple. Double purple will last even longer, but might make it quite difficult to drive, if the surface hasn't got good grip.

See this information here on the compounds:

http://johnsbsrracing.com/foam-tires/10th-scale-foams
pphaneuf is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 08:40 AM
  #11  
Tech Addict
 
pphaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 509
Default

For parking lots, if you have any of the shims for ride height, make it as high as possible.

This is an *amazing* car on carpet, but while it will also work on tarmac, it might be a bit fussy about having a smooth surface...
pphaneuf is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 08:50 AM
  #12  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (37)
 
howardcano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 3,780
Trader Rating: 37 (100%+)
Default

Try pink rears and purple or lilac fronts, full diameter, with lots of ride height. Have fun!
howardcano is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 09:16 AM
  #13  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 144
Default

Originally Posted by pphaneuf View Post
This is an *amazing* car on carpet, but while it will also work on tarmac, it might be a bit fussy about having a smooth surface...
Not too worried about it as I just want to play around with it again. There are a couple freshly paved lots near me.

Thinking about it, I seem to remember either having used or a friend using RC10 tires on it front and back for running outside.

Thanks again guys. I really miss carpet tracks.
Hauptmann6 is offline  
Old 06-07-2015, 10:33 PM
  #14  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (9)
 
SWTour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central Coast...CALIF.
Posts: 2,959
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

it would be expensive I'm sure, but CRC has new hubs for their F1 car (which is a pan car for the most part) - the crc rear hubs take HEX wheels - and I believe the F1 rubber work on, but it's possible that ANY of the TC type hex wheels will also work (Thinking VTA tires on a PAN CAR hmmm - no traction will suck, but can it really be worse than a FOAM tire on a dusty parking lot...c'mon?)
SWTour is offline  
Old 03-19-2016, 02:13 PM
  #15  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 144
Default

Ok, one more dumb question, who still makes bodies that will fit, and what size are they?
Hauptmann6 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.