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Old 11-12-2001, 07:25 PM   #421
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Hey OSherman,
what car were you driving? I was driving the flourescent orange white McLaren. Also the traction is not usually like that. For the fun race they decided to hose down the track with water which got rid of all the built up rubber. Another reason was they used DR Pepper on the track instead of maple syrup (which they normally use) untill the lunch break. What tires were you running?

Also another good hobby shop is ultimate hobbys. They carry a ton of parts but I havent bought any F1 stuff there but i know they have some. Also Tamiya will ship parts to you for the list price which on some parts there is little difference in price. You should come by this saturday if the weather alows it, there will only be probably 10 or 12 guys there. Also i took some pics at the race

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Album...a=13982451&f=0

all of the pictures except of the minis were takin race day.
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Old 11-12-2001, 07:36 PM   #422
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Fangio,

They only have practice runs during satursdays right? Or ocassionally people put on small race???
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Old 11-12-2001, 07:42 PM   #423
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Nige.....just registered...can you post pics?????I'll try to get a friend of mine to take some pics of my modified F103 pod, it's scratch built and uses assoc. axle and Jaco tires, i also modified the front to accept assoc. blocks and axles.
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Old 11-12-2001, 08:25 PM   #424
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What usualy happens is all cars will run at the same time. Like all of the F1 drivers are friends so they want to race each other so they will all go out at the same time and usually if there is nobody else on the track grid up and go for 8 min its a blast. Same thing with touring cars. When you get to the track you just try to jump in with other cars with equal power and start a little battle on the track. Dont get the idea that this is manditory and you must run like this because you don't. Its just show up and try to win braging rights till next saturday.
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Old 11-12-2001, 08:30 PM   #425
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D-Slayer: sure you can post pics...if you can keep them below 590 pixels wide....just use html to add the pic.....

if you guys have any suggestions for the forums let me know. I'm in the process of adding features to it now.
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Old 11-13-2001, 07:40 AM   #426
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Fangio--> I was running the "Flourescent Orange and white" LOTUS. . Gary ( i think that was his name, one of the guys with the 7UP scheme) told me that there is usually more traction. Anyhow before the mains i asked him and his pit-buddy if i could take a look at their cars and noticed they had a completely different set-up than what i was running. Diff was a lot tighter, to my surprise, and the pre-load on the pod was different. So i decided to make the same changes along with a different combination of tires and the car was the best it had been all day. So i don't know if it was the set-up or tire combo that made the biggest difference. Maybe both. I also noticed that they were running B's front-rear all day. And were fast. Didn't work for me. Hhmmm, need more track time.

All in all i had a blast though. You guys really have those F1's hooked up nicely. And David Jun was......FAST.

Will try to make it up there this saturday also. TOO MUCH FUN.
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Old 11-13-2001, 07:53 AM   #427
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Fangio: nice pics from the race.
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Old 11-13-2001, 07:55 AM   #428
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Yeah, nice pics. Found my car in there.
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Old 11-13-2001, 11:43 AM   #429
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Does anyone know how to convert an original road wizard to the current specs of the Tamiya F1 cars?? or better yet, is this even possible??

I'm sure it'll probably be cheaper to get a brand new car, but I got a wizard and wanna make it relatively competitive with the newer cars

Thanks for any info
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can you post some pics or your Wizard? I'd like to get them on Formula 1 R/C (http://www.formula1-rc.com)
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can you post some pics or your Wizard? I'd like to get them on Formula 1 R/C (http://www.formula1-rc.com)
hmmm...I probably could...but dont think it'll be til next week (car is actually my pop's)...I think I can snap a few pics over the weekend (and bring it home with me )
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I'd throw some new foams on the road wizard and take it out to the track as-is. I bet the F1 racers crowd around you in awe! I don't think much of the current F103 stuff will fit that car. The rear end is completely different.
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I'd throw some new foams on the road wizard and take it out to the track as-is. I bet the F1 racers crowd around you in awe! I don't think much of the current F103 stuff will fit that car. The rear end is completely different.
Thanks...That's what I was afraid of...The car is sooo old that getting parts would probably be an adventure itself Where I run, there arent too many F1 racers, but there is talk about starting some type of class for the F1 cars

What are some of the rules that people run F1 classes by?? or is it basically stock motors (27t) and open limits on batteries?? or something more structured?? Any help would be appreciated
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Where I race, it is basically an open class except that you must run a ROAR stock motor or the one that came with the car and it must be a 1/10th scale, open wheel F1 or Indy car style body with front and rear wing. Other than that, it's wide open. I think it's the most fun class that we run. I also race electric stock sedan and plan to race mod sedan next year. Good luck with getting a class put together!
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We are putting together a local series for F1 cars.
here is the basic framework for rules

Tamiya Closed enbell motors. Black can included
Rubber Tires. Tamiya/Cross/Ride. No foams... no Capped foams
any battery
any f1/indy body

look at www.formula1-rc.com they have a pretty inclusive set of rules
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