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Post by Murdoch » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:43 am

I dunno if any of you guys have seen it, but Robitronics came out with a 1/18 pan car not too long ago and I've been watching it ever since. And now that they've come out with a 6-cell conversion it's on my to-get list.

http://www.robitronic-usa.com/index.php?page=752

can you imagine this thing with a high power brushless motor in it? it would simply obliterate anything else out there.

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Post by BilboBaggins » Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:12 am

Murdoch wrote:I dunno if any of you guys have seen it, but Robitronics came out with a 1/18 pan car not too long ago and I've been watching it ever since. And now that they've come out with a 6-cell conversion it's on my to-get list.

http://www.robitronic-usa.com/index.php?page=752

can you imagine this thing with a high power brushless motor in it? it would simply obliterate anything else out there.


They have sold a few at the track I go to but none have shown up to race. I was wondering how it would do against it's main competition the BRP Super Car V2.
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Post by Murdoch » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:43 am

wierd.. cars like this should be hitting the track almost as fast as they come out.

At least up here we have an 1/18 open class. and by open I mean running modified chassis covered by pancar bodies with brushless/3Slipo powering them. They may as well call it the unlimited class.

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Post by guerd87 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:59 pm

im loving these 1/18th cars

we dont have an oficial track as such but me and a few mates run around in a indoor track we made for 18th scale racers and 10th scale drifters

i was thinking about getting one of these scalpel's although i dont think our track is quite big enough

even my m18 pro with 5400 mamba and a 6 cell is crazy fast in this track doing about 11sec pass's

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Post by SHAUN » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:46 pm

The scalpel is cool. But after a lot of research the BRP Will kick its arse all over the place.
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Post by Murdoch » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:56 pm

guerd87 wrote:im loving these 1/18th cars

we dont have an oficial track as such but me and a few mates run around in a indoor track we made for 18th scale racers and 10th scale drifters

i was thinking about getting one of these scalpel's although i dont think our track is quite big enough

even my m18 pro with 5400 mamba and a 6 cell is crazy fast in this track doing about 11sec pass's


Throw a 6800 on with an 11.1v lipo pack and you'll see speeds that are easily twice that. :)

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Post by guerd87 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:17 am

weve had a play around with 8000k on 7.2v lipo and that was just way too insane

track is not quite large enough, heres some pics of our local mini setup

first 2 rctech attatchements:

http://rctech.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=212159&d=1173691753
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Post by sidewinder » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:22 am

I love the banged up fron ends, it shows your runing hard. Oh yeah and of course no track s complete without a wooden horse on the backside. :-o
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Post by Murdoch » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:36 am

why the stratus and mazda bodies so popular? to me they look kind of like jellybeans.

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Post by BilboBaggins » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:12 am

Murdoch wrote:why the stratus and mazda bodies so popular? to me they look kind of like jellybeans.


From what I've been told they are the most neutral handling bodies. Not excessive in front or rear downforce.
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Post by Murdoch » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:57 pm

Personally I'd rather have a wedge body on. The faster I can rip through the corners, the better.

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Post by BilboBaggins » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:53 pm

Murdoch wrote:Personally I'd rather have a wedge body on. The faster I can rip through the corners, the better.


Time to design a wedge touring car?
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Post by SHAUN » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:50 pm

Cool track. You damn Aussies, you work with your shoes and socks off.
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Post by Murdoch » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:31 am

BilboBaggins wrote:
Murdoch wrote:Personally I'd rather have a wedge body on. The faster I can rip through the corners, the better.


Time to design a wedge touring car?


Don't need to. :)

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Post by guerd87 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:00 pm

what are shoes? we wear pluggers alot :) (whos the first person to ask me what they are?)

we find the mazda and dodge bodies give us the most most equal downforce, as mentioned before

pan car body would be cool but the tack just isnt fast enough for them

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