View Full Version : Weight of an RC12L3

11-02-2004, 07:47 PM
Could anyone please tell me a good weight for a 6 cell Associated.

11-02-2004, 08:15 PM
above 800g's as this is the min weight aloud acording to the BRCA rules so any thing abouve 800g, i allways go about 5-10gs heaver so im in the gidelines. My 4 cell car weights 828g but that with all standerd stuff in even a full size servo lol

hope that helps

11-02-2004, 08:20 PM
I looked on the BRCA website and it said 800 grams but i thought that the weight rule of 4 cell and 6 cell was different but obviously not. My car weighs 1024 with a micro servo.

11-02-2004, 08:37 PM
as far as i know it is 800g's for both 4 cell and 6 cells i think well if the cells are about 30g's each the take 60g of and that would be like a 4 cell so it would be 964 which is quite heavy. if i was you i would try shiffing some weght lol. try reducing wire lanths and amount of solder etc, it's a start. My reciver has no case but then it don't fit if i have it on as it is the old JR reciver lol. thats if you want to reduce the weight.

you could always go to 4 cell lol that would do it lol.


11-02-2004, 08:38 PM
by the way if you can get your 6 cell down to about 800gs then i think it will be just a quick as i 9-10T motor lol. even know 6 cell stock is still fast.

11-02-2004, 08:42 PM
800g for a 6 cell 12th car is ILLEGAL

i believe it is 860g for a 6 cell car, 800 for 4 cell

Dave Treacy
11-02-2004, 08:43 PM
Minimum weight limit for 6 cell stock is 880g. 4 cell is 800g.

Very few cars get near this lower limit

11-02-2004, 08:44 PM
hehe, mine was 802g at teeside! ;D

Dave Treacy
11-02-2004, 08:44 PM
That'll explain your result then! ;D

11-02-2004, 08:47 PM
well, it was the same at wickham, so bang goes that theory! lol ;)

Dave Treacy
11-02-2004, 08:48 PM
unless I've been in a time warp, we have yet to race at Wickham this season... ?

11-02-2004, 08:49 PM
bugger!, i ment mold! :-[

11-02-2004, 08:54 PM
ok then i was wrong there is a limit for 6 cell lol


11-02-2004, 09:12 PM
I just weighed 2 3300 and they weighed 130g. So if it was a 4 cell it would way 894g.

11-02-2004, 09:22 PM
After all this lot have finished backslapping each other Phil, I think the answer to your question is "a good weight for a 6-cell Associated" is 880 grammes!!

In all honesty, if you have a standard kit with a 'small' servo, Quantum/Dominator/Atom speedo and 'standard' receiver under the kit body, then if you got under 900/910 grammes I think you would be doing well. However, with better bits of kit, smaller tyres and a lightweight body you could get under 880 grammes.

As a guide, on my Trinity reflex 12 these things make a difference:

3000s against 3300 = about 20 grammes.
Titanium tie rods against steel on the front end = 8 grammes!!
Trinity diff against Associated Stealth = 8 grammes (in favour of Trinity)
52mm/47mm tyres against 48mm/44mm tyres = 15 grammes.
I'm not sure about the lightweight body, my old 'heavy bodies have too many holes in for meaningful comparison!!! LOL ;D

HTH :)

11-02-2004, 09:25 PM
Thanks for that.

11-02-2004, 09:50 PM
Just to set the record straight.
the 03/04 BRCA rules state

1.2 Minimum weight is 800 grams. This weight is exclusive of any equipment that is used to record laps and time during racing, including its supplied fixing.

There is a single 800g weight limit for a 1/12 circuit car in any configuration, 6 or 4 cell.

You should all read your rules!

11-02-2004, 11:32 PM
kol i was right i dint think i could find any were to say weight limit for 6 and 4 cell ect lol


Mark Stiles
12-02-2004, 10:49 PM
I did wonder whether there was any significant difference in the weights of different motors. Today, I weighed my orion core 12x2 and my peak vantage 10x1, and the peak was just 6g lighter!

I'm waiting for an aluminium screw set, and am looking to get the IRS (I think!) lightened rear pod for my L3. My car currently weighs 854g. Thats with a lightweight body, but everything else is standard kit.

12-02-2004, 11:18 PM
it must just be mine then that is light with standerd kit 4 reciver batts a 10*3 motor a normal body and 4 3300's cells lol 828G not to bad lol