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Old Mar 21, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Ta da!

I got it finished in time to take it out on the street for a while, then we ran it on carpet and RCP track. I couldn't make the turns sharp enough on the track (I haven't added any weight yet) but it ran surprisingly well on carpet. I do prefer pavement though.

I ended up using the Plantraco servo receiver, and a Blue Arrow 3.7g servo. I had a Blue Arrow 5amp esc, but I #$%^&* accidentally toasted it when I shorted out the leads. So I grabbed a GWS 2amp, which seems to be doing the job. Most of my escs have the LVC pre-set for lithiums, so I had to dig deep into the older stuff to find one that cut off at 4.8v

Wiring the motors was easy. If you look really closely, the circuit boards are actually labeled M1+, M1- and M2+, M2- I kept the boards and their capacitors etc.

I did a fiberglass servo arm extension/saver as seen here. Hey, it's a great idea. I'm not ashamed to steal it

These are some lousy cell phone pics, but hopefully you'll get the idea.

Dan

P.S. I've been running this both on 2S 250 Lipo, and the stock (polarity corrected) battery. I timed my run this afternoon. Stock battery = 13 minutes! I was impressed.
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Old Mar 22, 2010, 04:23 PM
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did a fiberglass servo arm extension/saver as seen here. Hey, it's a great idea. I'm not ashamed to steal it

No worries mate easy simple servo saver dont you think? this is what the forum is all about to share our ideas
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Hey guys,

Where do you guys get your replacement parts for these bikes? I', looking for the belt and pulleys for my 1:12 build.. Should I be able to order those parts at my local TheSource (AKA radioshack)?

Thnx,
Jakub
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Hey guys,

Where do you guys get your replacement parts for these bikes? I', looking for the belt and pulleys for my 1:12 build.. Should I be able to order those parts at my local TheSource (AKA radioshack)?

Thnx,
Jakub
Dont think you can get spares for this bike
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 01:55 PM
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This is a toy grade bike so it is unlikely you can get spare parts like you would on a hobby grade model.

Bruce
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 08:51 AM
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Just stumbled upon this. Very neat looking Not a Silverlit but very small!

12scale_rcbike.wmv (0 min 36 sec)
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:59 AM
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Wonder what bike was that? Looks good, runs good.
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 10:59 AM
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I will try to find out though the guy who posted it on youtube is german (Hope he speaks a little english as my german is limited to a few phrases picked up from Das Boot )
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 05:57 PM
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He he, my german is limited to a coarse I took back in high school, don't want to think that far back. I can only remember "du bist...." and a couple of curse words. Not good for trying to communicate in German!

Good luck, let us know!
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Thanks Bruce. Thats what I was worried about..
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Anyone with an extra belt and pulleys please PM me! paypal ready
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Old Apr 03, 2010, 02:30 AM
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I have made a 1/12 indoor race, this is a little vidéo:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xct...2-moto-rc_auto
and some pics:



It was very fun; we will do another race (in Nancy) next year
Many thanks to our sponsor: funrctoys.com
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Old Apr 03, 2010, 06:32 PM
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I have two of these now. Haven't taken them out yet.
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Old May 09, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Hi,

Bought me a Repsol Honda version. Fun little thing. Running time with all stock is about 10 min. I added weight to the whole body of the rider and much better cornering without the crash bars.

So anyone else still playing with these bikes?

Cheers!
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Old May 09, 2010, 10:25 PM
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Funny. I just pulled mine off the shelf today to do a little driving. So, yeah, I'm still playing.

Where did you manage to find a Repsol? They're sold out everywhere...
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