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Calandra Racing Concepts 3202
1/12 Carpet Knife Generation XL

Manufacturer: Calandra Racing Concepts (Website)
Part Number: 3202
Found In:  Electric On-Road Kits, 1/12 Scale Kits, CRC
This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and it is unlikely we will get more into stock.
» What They Say

The 1/12-scale Generation-XL from Calandra Racing raises the bar for 1/12-scale racing. The Gen-XL gets its racing heritage from the winner of the 2008 IIC in Vegas, the 2006, 2007 and 2008 U.S Indoor Championships in Cleveland and the 2008 and 2009 ROAR National Champion---CRC revolutionary Generation-X designed in 2006. In the new version, the "XL" represents the original Gen-X specifically built for "L"ipo; the XL also signifies to "Excel" above the competition in features, performance and price. In addition, the XL represents Gen-X Cell, the car that accepts both Lipo and NiMH cells.

The car features CRC's new Encore shock - a bladder design with a removable lower spring perch. The removable lower spring perch makes changing the spring a breeze. There is no need to remove the entire bottom of the shock like other designs. Just slip the spring perch out and the center spring comes right off. Also featured on the Encore shock is a hardened shock shaft to resist bending in large impacts. The shock length, preload, spring rate and damping are all adjustable. The Encore shock builds very simply with a super soft silicone bladder membrane and it comes complete with different ball cups and mounting eyelets.

The Gen-XL is not only designed for brushless motors, but also the large brushless speed controls. Balance and weight position is key in a nimble 1/12-scale car. The new Gen-XL, allows you to perfectly balance your chassis by making room for the large controller right in the middle of the car. The new antenna/shock mount is purposely molded to allow extra space in the center of the chassis. With the heavy speed control in the center, the user can place other components on the chassis in a central, balanced position. With the perfect balance, the Gen-XL will steer left and right consistently and equally, giving the driver added confidence and better results.

Built on a 2.5mm pure carbon fiber chassis and components, the new machine from Calandra Racing Concepts is designed specifically for the new 3.7-volt LiPo cells. The battery position is adjustable front to back using our moveable cell lockers. For those still using round NiMH cells, the car will accept these as well and they are also adjustable. The car comes complete with our tried and true Battery Retention System (alright, it's an O-ring, but it works great!) to easily allow you to remove your pack and charge it in a safe LiPo sack. For those who must tape in, the car will allow that as well.

CRC was instrumental in pushing the pivot ball design to the top of 1/12-scale racing, now most all have followed suit. In 1994, the CRC Carpet Knife Version 1, featuring pivot ball suspension, hit the market and began to win races. For years the Carpet Knife battled the T-bar contenders and steadily over the years the pivot ball design started gaining drivers with its tweak-free performance and awesome durability. Now, much of the competition is abandoning the T-bar and is beginning to make link suspension systems. All the while, CRC is improving and perfecting the design. The new Gen-XL features a molded center pivot and long clamping one-piece links. These pieces are made to be stiff and rigid members of a precision suspension system. Other suspension systems use 3-piece links that are difficult to adjust evenly, yet others use flimsy flexible one-piece link. The new XL Link from CRC is specifically designed to work perfectly within the pivot ball system. The link incorporates a stiffening rib and a molded relief to allow full suspension movement, more than just a flat piece of plastic. Also, the XL link has flat sides to allow that little bit of extra space to mount the electronics in the car. Also included in the Generation-XL is our new molded spring holders and tried and true aluminum "Torpedo" Tubes, making the new Gen-XL very easy to set up and build.

Also CRC's center shock/antenna mount. The new mount is molded with a flat on the front to create a bit more room for the center mounted speed control. The new mount has a setscrew designed to "lock" the fiberglass roll over antenna mast. This is great for transporting in your car as you can remove and reinstall the antenna by simply loosening a setscrew.

  • Encore shocks
  • Designed for brushless motors, but also the large brushless speed controls
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