PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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For the wheels, rather than fit foam tires to the kit wheels, I opted instead for later-spec pre-glued/trued ones.

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These wheels are no longer carbon-filled and look like ABS plastic instead. They lack the embossed logo of the carbon-filled wheels and look rather plain.

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Fortunately Corally makes these wheel decals to add some bling.

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They are precision-cut and center easily into the face of the wheels. With them attached I feel the overall look is improved.

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Here's a shot with my other Corally, the SP2, also sporting wheel decals albeit in different design.

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PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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Group 8: Body posts & battery clamps

Final step for this kit. The battery clamps clip usefully into place on the radio tray.

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Servo saver is not provided and I have now one on order, but here is where the car stands now.

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Originally I had wanted to fit Novak servo and receiver, but having done some research I learned the car was designed with the Futaba S132H servo in mind, so that's what I will put in later. I've also sourced a Futaba FP-R2H receiver, I think this would be circa 1988, a little late for the PK Corally but close enough for me.

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Re: PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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Looking good 8) The receiver is perfectly OK date wise, they were released earlier than 1988, at least 1986. I have the same servo and receiver in my Schumacher C car. :wink:

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Thanks!! That's great.. I couldn't find any information on this receiver until now. :D
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Re: PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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GeneralZod wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 pm Thanks for sharing your build! Looks modern even by today's standards. I always liked Corally but parts availability here was non existent bitd. :D
And unfortunately with the demise of PK Model Racing a few years back (no one wanted to take over the shop and inventory) the chance of finding old stock from PK themselves has also vanished. :( They still had a lot of spares for the old cars.

Anyway, great thread!

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Thanks!

A few years ago I was reaching out to the owner of PK Racing when he was trying to find a buyer for the business. I did take over a box of parts but these were primarily for the 1/10 cars; actually I am only interested in the 1/12 Corally cars and didn't find too many 1/12 parts in this box.

I did however very happily take over some of his pre-production cars in his shop display.

And learned a little more history of the business from the owner, which was really interesting :)
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The servo saver looks like it will arrive in a few more weeks. In the meantime I have installed the Futaba servo and receiver.

I've also installed a Corally MMS2 ESC. This isn't period-correct for the '86 PK Corally - it was launched in 1991 if I'm not mistaken, more in the right place in a Corally SP12 instead. Nonetheless it's made by Corally so I went with it. Plus I don't have any other ESC from this time.

I've seen ESC by CS Electronik used in the PK car and hopefully I can find one some day.

I'll need to figure out the right motor for this car too. I've a Reedy red label 1/12 wind but am inclined to think they were not often used in the PK car.

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Re: PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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My goodness what a build... if you were into electric on-road in the mid-80's, this was THE desirable car... So much different than the others, so expensive, so fast with a few Euro titles under its belt in the first years. Then Spashett winning the worlds with it...

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Re: PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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Really well documented build! But why oh why did they "copy" slotted screws also from Schumacher???

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Re: PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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Very detail works !! :D

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Thanks guys! :)

My servo saver arrived today and the steering links are finally installed.

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I've also put in a Team Associated 1/12 Club Racer On-road Modified motor from 1983.. the red and silver label matching the red anodized parts of this car.

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The lateryear pre-mounted wheels turned out to be a different offset in the front and would result in a wider front track, so I've reverted to the kit carbon-filled wheels.

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With TOJ body mounted :)

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Re: PK Corally 1/12 Car Build

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Looks awesome, looking forward to seeing the body painted. :D

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