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06-21-2021, 07:26 AM
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Posted By vafactor

That old dude is a wise old dude. 🤓

That old dude is a wise old dude. 🤓
06-09-2021, 04:49 PM
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Views: 5,705,055
Posted By vafactor

Where is the new carpet track?

Where is the new carpet track?
06-09-2021, 12:39 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Yup. Soda City has a solid following of 1/12th...

Yup. Soda City has a solid following of 1/12th scale folks. Mostly we run GT12s with 21.5 motors and spec tires. But there are also a few more guys who often run 17.5 1/12th scales with traditional...
02-22-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 574,253
Posted By vafactor

Not sure why one wouldnít stay with the CRC...

Not sure why one wouldnít stay with the CRC Encore shock. IMO that little shock is at least the equal of any other. The CRC shock is small, light, and cheap. They donít leak, they are very smooth,...
02-16-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 96,763
Posted By vafactor

Yup. Weíve been having some GT12 freight trains...

Yup. Weíve been having some GT12 freight trains much like in the good old days. The separation between the qualification times has shrunk to mere seconds. Way closer (and IMO more fun) competition...
02-06-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 96,763
Posted By vafactor

yup. Much of GT12ís appeal is that the cars...

yup. Much of GT12ís appeal is that the cars actually look like cars. That orange one is really nice. Very realistic. Me like!!
Forum: Chat Lounge
01-31-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,424
Posted By vafactor

The largest, and still growing, class at our...

The largest, and still growing, class at our indoor track is GT12. On our black carpet we run 21.5 motors with GT bodies and striped spec foam tires. Probably the most affordable carpet racing...
01-26-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,129
Posted By vafactor

Hefty Jesus singlehandedly trying to...

Hefty Jesus singlehandedly trying to revolutionize 1/12th scale racing. 🤓 First promoting the Roche cars, then the Awesomatix A12s, and now heís testing and tuning the new Fenix. Where will the quest...
01-26-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,040
Posted By vafactor

Yokomoís very deep offset wheels were a nice...

Yokomoís very deep offset wheels were a nice design too.....but they never caught on and eventually they disappeared.
01-12-2021, 01:51 PM
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Posted By vafactor

The biggest 2 things about black carpet thatís so...

The biggest 2 things about black carpet thatís so different from grey are : 1) itís imperative on black to run the tires very small. I know, itís hard to accept cutting away so much of a brand new...
01-11-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,798
Views: 574,253
Posted By vafactor

yes, CRC is alive and well, and the CK25 remains...

yes, CRC is alive and well, and the CK25 remains a highly competitive platform. Unlike lots of other RC companies, CRC doesnít market their product by coming out with a new car each year just to sell...
12-28-2020, 12:01 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Sps3172 is correct. CRC intends for the center...

Sps3172 is correct. CRC intends for the center pivot to be adjusted and the nuts to be tightened to hold the aligned position. But it is also true that hard impacts or tumbling crashes can knock the...
12-27-2020, 05:37 PM
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Posted By vafactor

sounds like the red locknuts are not tight...

sounds like the red locknuts are not tight enough. You could also try removing the plastic football, disassembling it, and rubbing it on some fine emory paper on a flat surface - to be sure that the...
12-26-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By vafactor

NICE MOTORS still available

1 - 13.5 Team Scream $30 sold
1 - 17.5 R1 $45
1 - 17.5 Motiv MCR $40
2 - 17.5 Motiv MC2s $40 each

Buy 1 and shipping is on you, Buy 2 and Iíll pay half of the shipping, 3 or more and Iíll pick...
12-24-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By vafactor

NICE MOTORS - CHEAP PRICES

Recently Iíve committed to a new and different motor supplier, so Iím selling several of my previous brushless motors. All are in great shape. They each look and run like new. None have ever been...
12-22-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 96,763
Posted By vafactor

21.5 GT12 has become the biggest class at our...

21.5 GT12 has become the biggest class at our club in NC. Each week more and more folks are choosing to join in. Everybody seems to really like the super close and very affordable racing.
12-15-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 48,931
Views: 5,705,055
Posted By vafactor

also, if your tires are tending to feel too...

also, if your tires are tending to feel too sticky, just reduce the soak time for the sauce. On a high grip track, I will typically wait until right before I go thru tech before I sauce the fronts,...
11-29-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 48,931
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Posted By vafactor

Thanks G. Itís easier to commit to something if...

Thanks G. Itís easier to commit to something if it actually makes some logical sense.
11-29-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48,931
Views: 5,705,055
Posted By vafactor

Also

Oh, and while explaining why an ďold skoolĒ non-reactive front end could be better, Iím also keen to know and especially to understand why a spool works. 2 things are undeniable with a spool - a...
11-29-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48,931
Views: 5,705,055
Posted By vafactor

Curious

OK, Iím curious as to why all of a sudden most of the 1/12th scale brandsí newest kits feature fixed kingpin front ends with no camber gain and no reactive caster. Are there any suspension engineers...
11-23-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48,931
Views: 5,705,055
Posted By vafactor

xenon old skool front end yields the same width...

xenon old skool front end yields the same width as stock CK25 - 168mm with 1mm shim behind both front wheels.
11-23-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48,931
Views: 5,705,055
Posted By vafactor

CRComatix

Ever since the introduction of the spool phenomenon, Iíve never been happy with my cars anytime that Iíve ever tried running one. With a locked axle fitted, my cars - which are normally...
11-19-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 32,720
Posted By vafactor

maybe itís an old guy thing. I too float it in...

maybe itís an old guy thing. I too float it in and roll on the throttle ASAP. Spool guys tend to scream up to the corner hard and throw the car in, often without lifting at all. So far, Iíve been...
11-16-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 332,189
Posted By vafactor

I too started my RC adventure with a 12i. Since I...

I too started my RC adventure with a 12i. Since I didnít know any better, and neither did anybody else at our parking lot races, I ran mine with the 7-cell stick pack and mild modified Kyosho motor...
11-16-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 32,720
Posted By vafactor

At our club we run striped spec tires (which last...

At our club we run striped spec tires (which last a very long time), we check for battery voltage, minimum weight of 730, and we tech the 21.5 motors just to ensure that they truly are 21.5s. In a...
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