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Old 06-24-2015, 12:40 AM
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I'm looking at getting a 12 th scale and am wondering what's the best car for a reasonable amount of money. Which car should I get?
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:45 AM
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Roche P12, amazing quality handles well out of the box. spares are cheap. Quite a few of us run them up here in Sydney.
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Roche P12, amazing quality handles well out of the box. spares are cheap. Quite a few of us run them up here in Sydney.
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I agree. Great car and cheaper than most of the others.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:31 AM
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Roche P12, amazing quality handles well out of the box. spares are cheap. Quite a few of us run them up here in Sydney.
www.rocherc.com
What track in Sydney?
Is it asphalt?
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1/12th scale interests me too mate. Hard to differentiate the chassis without lots of research. The Yokomo and Xray I've seen up close. Parts would be easiest for them in Adelaide.

Sadly I had only a very quick look at AOC - timing was bad for my races.

I think LH is a little bumpy for them ideally - but a boosted 10.5 or low turn mod would be interesting racing nonetheless. We have had some interest for the titles.

they would be plenty fun somewhere like HH with a smooth track and high grip. I think the 10.5 blinky class was a little too under powered on 1S though.
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1/12th scale interests me too mate. Hard to differentiate the chassis without lots of research. The Yokomo and Xray I've seen up close. Parts would be easiest for them in Adelaide.

Sadly I had only a very quick look at AOC - timing was bad for my races.

I think LH is a little bumpy for them ideally - but a boosted 10.5 or low turn mod would be interesting racing nonetheless. We have had some interest for the titles.

they would be plenty fun somewhere like HH with a smooth track and high grip. I think the 10.5 blinky class was a little too under powered on 1S though.
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I saw them at AOC and thought how much fun the class would be with 8.5t mod.
I've also wanted to race a pan car because I learnt some of the basics with one.
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What track in Sydney?
Is it asphalt?
We run at RC Arena in Sydney on Carpet. I haven't run my Roche on asphalt yet but I don't see why it wouldn't perform well. AOC probably wasn't a good representation of 12th scale racing.
To give you an idea, we run Mod which is 3.5 1S boosted or stock which is 10.5 blinky. A Mod 12th scale will lap in about 10.0 seconds a stock 12th scale about 11.4 seconds.

They don't have the raw speed that a touring car does in a straight line but 8 minute run times and a technical track you need to seriously concentrate to make them work.

I was very active in the hobby in the late 90's / early 2000s as a teenager. I stopped for 13 years and only recently got back into it. 12th scale has drastically improved my driving. I feel if you can drive a 12 fast, you can drive anything
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Originally Posted by svndayNZ View Post
We run at RC Arena in Sydney on Carpet. I haven't run my Roche on asphalt yet but I don't see why it wouldn't perform well. AOC probably wasn't a good representation of 12th scale racing.
To give you an idea, we run Mod which is 3.5 1S boosted or stock which is 10.5 blinky. A Mod 12th scale will lap in about 10.0 seconds a stock 12th scale about 11.4 seconds.

They don't have the raw speed that a touring car does in a straight line but 8 minute run times and a technical track you need to seriously concentrate to make them work.

I was very active in the hobby in the late 90's / early 2000s as a teenager. I stopped for 13 years and only recently got back into it. 12th scale has drastically improved my driving. I feel if you can drive a 12 fast, you can drive anything
I went to RC arena last year and watched some racing. It was great. I drove around the track and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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That's an easy one. CRC
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I still think the TOP car is the best thing out
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That's an easy one. CRC
Is it metric yet?
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Originally Posted by tbrymer View Post
That's an easy one. CRC
CRC is great, but it's not metric. Reason why I sold mine.
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Xray is one of the few car that use all metric hardware.
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Here is some great info on everything 12th scale. http://www.rctech.net/forum/californ...ll-so-cal.html

There are a lot of good cars out there now. Pick one you can get parts for. I'm a fan of the TOP Rebel 12. The CRC WC, Speedmerchant Rev 8, Xray, Roche, Yokomo... All good cars.
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Big fan of the Roche p12 and TOP Rebel. As always with these questions. If starting out in 12th, it is nice to be able to get some setup tips/parts from others with the same kit. So that may weigh into your decision.
Feel free to drop by RCA anytime Bit of a hike for you though.
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