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Yesterday, 10:56 AM
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there are so many advantages to running LiPos...

there are so many advantages to running LiPos that thatís definitely the best choice. Same can be said about brushless motors. And for very low priced electronics that are still remarkably good...
10-21-2020, 04:50 AM
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Posted By vafactor

Suggest moving the tie rod inner pivot balls to...

Suggest moving the tie rod inner pivot balls to the front side of the servo saver and then moving the servo so that itís mounting ears are behind the mounting posts rather than in front of them.
10-15-2020, 10:28 AM
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Views: 103,178
Posted By vafactor

Rust

I donno about others, but if I just paid nearly $400 for a new 1/12th scale kit (which in and of itself is pretty outlandish), I would be majorly pissed if some of the most critical parts to the...
09-22-2020, 07:06 AM
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Posted By vafactor

Phat Ferrari

Phat Ferrari
08-14-2020, 04:44 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Easy & cheap tire glue

with the right CA, gluing the sidewalls is really pretty easy. I use little bottles of Super Glue that I get at the Dollar Tree for just $1. Comes with 2 little bottles and they have the best...
06-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 85
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Posted By vafactor

Iím part of the ďold guardĒ and one of those...

Iím part of the ďold guardĒ and one of those whoís been skeptical about the prospect of running rubber tires on 1/12th scale cars. But I had an opportunity to spend yesterday testing a set of the new...
06-25-2020, 09:55 AM
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Posted By vafactor

Diff is definitely easier to drive, and for GT12...

Diff is definitely easier to drive, and for GT12 you may not ever need to concern yourself with running a spool. My suggestion would be to just stick with your diff until such time that the only cars...
06-25-2020, 09:47 AM
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Posted By vafactor

As a starting point, Start with full sauce on the...

As a starting point, Start with full sauce on the rears, allowing it to soak in for around 10 minutes. Sauce only the inner half of each front tire and allow very little soaking time up...
05-05-2020, 05:02 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Racing has resumed at both of the carpet tracks...

Racing has resumed at both of the carpet tracks nearest to me (in N.C.). HOORAY!!!!
04-27-2020, 07:38 AM
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Views: 13,068
Posted By vafactor

Perhaps the best handling body of all time was...

Perhaps the best handling body of all time was the AE TOJ. Rule changes took that dominant body out of vogue Many moons ago in favor of more ďcurrent and realisticĒ looking shells such as the Lotec,...
04-24-2020, 07:31 AM
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Posted By vafactor

Way way way back in the day when we used to have...

Way way way back in the day when we used to have run-what-ya-brung Saturday races out in the dusty parking lot behind the hobby shop, a guy showed up with one of those chain drive 4wd 1/12th scales...
04-23-2020, 10:07 AM
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Posted By vafactor

A setup station really isn’t necessary for...

A setup station really isn’t necessary for 1/12th. Precise pancar setup can be easily done with just a flat setup board, calipers, a ride height gage, and maybe a simple fixed plastic camber gage. I...
04-12-2020, 02:15 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Batt holder

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Note the steel bar alongside the battery. Thereís...
04-10-2020, 01:22 PM
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Posted By vafactor

assuming that the 2 carpet tracks in my region...

assuming that the 2 carpet tracks in my region reopen eventually (which, unfortunately, is not certain) Iíll be glad to report on how the full inline and centered layout behaves. The idea came to me...
04-06-2020, 08:04 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Uh oh - my CK25 has mutated

Caution, caution. Some strange things are likely to occur during these uncertain times......as illustrated by what has just happened to my trusty CK25 as a direct result of me having way too much...
04-03-2020, 07:15 PM
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Posted By vafactor

If you can find balls and ballcups for a TOP...

If you can find balls and ballcups for a TOP Rebel, they are really nice.
03-20-2020, 11:18 AM
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Posted By vafactor

New Yok axle in older Yok

the new edition Yokomo axle works just fine in an R12C3...
03-13-2020, 12:51 PM
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Posted By vafactor

I always liked the centered battery and motor...

I always liked the centered battery and motor layout and I just cannot learn to appreciate the asymmetrical layout that most all of the ďmore modernĒ sedans of today seem to use. Is your balanced and...
03-13-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,330
Posted By vafactor

Tires

Back in the day I loved racing 1/12th mod. The best thing about it, aside from the thrill of the outright speed, was that I never felt like I needed more motor in order to keep up. Everybody easily...
03-12-2020, 05:32 PM
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Views: 778
Posted By vafactor

TeamCRC.com........their online web-store still...

TeamCRC.com........their online web-store still shows foam tires for 1/10th pancars.
03-09-2020, 08:59 AM
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Posted By vafactor

If the hinge pins donít slide thru the caster...

If the hinge pins donít slide thru the caster blocks fairly easy, then the holes in the front and back part of those molded pieces may not be inline with each other and the blocks may be bending the...
02-25-2020, 05:56 AM
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Posted By vafactor

Hmmmm. My encore shocks go for weeks or even...

Hmmmm. My encore shocks go for weeks or even months without ever getting any air in them. And I do nothing special. No grease, no slime, just the kit CRC oil and careful assembly. Perhaps you should...
02-23-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,717
Posted By vafactor

Thatís a great idea. Iíll give it a try. Thanks

Thatís a great idea. Iíll give it a try. Thanks
02-22-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 33,717
Posted By vafactor

Kingpin questions

I just finished assembling an Eclipse 3. What a stunning car and a satisfying build. An especially nice feature is the knurled brass threaded inserts in lieu of loose nuts like most other cars use....
02-20-2020, 01:41 PM
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Posted By vafactor

Itís likely that your carís poor handling was...

Itís likely that your carís poor handling was mostly a problem with tires, usually the fronts. Hereís my take: Raising the outer end of the tubes is such a subtle adjustment that only the most...
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