R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2002, 03:14 PM   #541
TFR
Tech Master
 
TFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,767
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Psycho; not sure yet...

I think why they put 4WD on a F1 cas is to make it easier to drive...

haha, i will take off the shaft too and make it 2WD...less weight too..
TFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 03:20 PM   #542
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 79
Default

if it was engineered for 4WD it might not work as good if you convert to 2WD......I would love to ask the Tamiya designers WHYYYYY!
TheNige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2002, 09:51 PM   #543
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

I was really excited about the new f car..... now... I am fully let down, sure it has some new features, but it is just another touring car. F1 is great casue it is simple, and fast. making a 4wd F1.. just does not seem right, and no scale... Ohh well.
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2002, 12:06 PM   #544
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

I was talking to a couple guys about this last night. We were thinking that we should be able to make our own chassis that will accept a Cross frontend and the Tamiya rearend. I guess we just have to wait and see what the new car really looks like. I'm with spooky, though... what a let down. The only thing I can think of is that a) they are bowing to the pressure of the touring car market b) they want to build it cheap and use TB01 parts. Oh well, I'll still buy one.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2002, 12:00 AM   #545
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 79
Default

The Cross accepts the tamiya rear end....in fact they sell a complete conversion to a t-bar rear for that car....so your work is done :-)
TheNige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2002, 05:08 PM   #546
TFR
Tech Master
 
TFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,767
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

TTT
TFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 09:29 PM   #547
TFR
Tech Master
 
TFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,767
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Hi guys, I see many ppl using small esc for their F1 chassis...
I got a Quantum Sport ESC, the lowest spec one. Right now
I'm running it in my HPI micro. Works great.
I was just wondering if i use this ESC on my F1, Would i fry this ESC, this esc spec is like;
Rate Current - 80Amp...[how much amp draws for a 540 sport tune motor?] is this enough?
Max. Current(30sec.) - 40A What is this?
Cont. Current(5min.) - 30A And this?
and those B.E.C stuff
Output Voltage - 5.0V
Current(30sec.) - 2.0V
Current(5min.) - 1.2V [what are this?]
Can you guess explain this to me, I want to learn all this stuff and get better understanding of the ESC.
So should i use this ESC on 1/10 F1 or just invest a GM V12WE??
TFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2002, 11:09 AM   #548
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

I use the same ESC in F1 and sedan. I've run stock and as low as 19 turn modified with it and have seen no ill effects. I think it's rated to handle as low as a 14 turn motor, if I remember correctly. It should say in the instruction. All the current ratings and times you are referring to are the amount of current that is being drawn through the esc and the duration that it can handle this amount of current. To use the analogy of drinking a soda with a straw, the sucking force that pulls the soda into your mouth is like the force the motor has pulling the electrons through the esc, wire, etc. This force is rated in amps. You would have to throw your motor on a dyno to get this type of data for it. Don't try measuring it with ordinary electronic test equipment! You'll fry it and risk electricution. It only takes 500ma (1/2 of an amp) to kill a human and you lose muscle control at 250ma (1/4 of an amp.)
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 11:13 AM   #549
TFR
Tech Master
 
TFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,767
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

psycho; thanx.

you know what, during winter...no more races so i decided to sell my F1 and got a micro. it was fun at first...but i missed my F1...

hahha...I m looking for a F103 TRF now...

I still dont like the idea of 4WD F201 'YET'....
TFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 11:37 AM   #550
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

If you sold your F1 car, get a Cross Fireforce. They are about the same price as an F103RS and a lot cooler (imo.) I love the tuning features of the car.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2002, 02:30 PM   #551
TFR
Tech Master
 
TFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,767
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Cool, i will look into those...thanx.
TFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2002, 07:07 AM   #552
Tech Champion
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to TimPotter
Default

I just found out that IRS make glass axles for the Tamiya/Cross cars., More options....
__________________
Clean Title & Escrow|p3|TRF|Tamiya|SerpentAmerica|FSEARA|Team Butter|RC 3|Munno |RCTECH #29|EAMotorsports|BMI|Novak|SpeedPassion|RadioPost
TimPotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2002, 11:17 AM   #553
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Isn't the graphite axle better than fiberglass?
I had the Ti axle.... don't get it... it only lasted 1 race. Bends easy.
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2002, 12:40 PM   #554
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

I use the graphite axles and they work great. They are getting increasingly scarce, though. It's good to know that we have another option.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2002, 08:12 PM   #555
Regional Moderator
 
Darkseid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: At my computer, duh...
Posts: 9,033
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

I finally got to put some laps into that decked out F103RS I bought used last year. It was a blast! I had more fun driving that car, than I have had driving TC's in a long while.

Had a serious push going through the corners. I didn't have to worry about spinning out at all though. Got any tips to get a little more steering?

I have the:

ball link rear suspension
Link type front suspension(also have the solid front)
Tamiya type B tires

Any advice?
__________________
TLR 22...Tamiya F104...
Darkseid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Tamiya F103 mild seven Australia For Sale/Trade 4 08-19-2008 11:19 PM
Tamiya F103 GT izzyracer R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 03-01-2007 03:51 PM
Tamiya F103 NIB Jspecrcr R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 11-07-2006 01:30 PM
WTB: Tamiya buggy & Tamiya f103 stuff rays_tt Australia Wanted to Buy 2 04-20-2006 06:10 AM
Tamiya F103 or F103 Parts MM-F1 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 4 04-24-2004 03:14 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:35 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net