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Old 05-02-2012, 06:11 AM   #4741
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i am lucky to get to drive with a group of enthusists who also 'believe' its hella good fun with some epic battles(and epic failures to)
Some of the best moments I've had was ending up in the grass at the end of the straight with 5 cars, with somebody saying something like 'I hope you didn't think you could outbrake me...' or 'If you can't get past, you stay behind' .

We've had people waiting on each other to do battle... in nats finals .
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #4742
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I am interested in the F1 Style car
Any recomendation of which car to buy?
I want to be able have fun at the many local so cal rc tracks at the same time not break the bank?
I was looking at the FGX but after I read buy the nec. upgrades I was looking at the F104 prices.
If so I see on tqracing the F104x , F104pro or even the f104w GP.
Any ideas/help?
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I was looking at the FGX but after I read buy the nec. upgrades I was looking at the F104 prices.
My FGX is competitive and the only upgrades I have are sway bar kit, piano wire with shoe goo to fix front end durability, option spur gear kit so I can properly gear a 21.5 motor , spring kit and a ball diff... Your looking at $48 in hop ups on a $120 car... Not bad...
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I am interested in the F1 Style car
Any recomendation of which car to buy?
I want to be able have fun at the many local so cal rc tracks at the same time not break the bank?
I was looking at the FGX but after I read buy the nec. upgrades I was looking at the F104 prices.
If so I see on tqracing the F104x , F104pro or even the f104w GP.
Any ideas/help?
The hot F104s as you have listed are over $200 US before upgrades, brushless system and a good radio and servo. Some are even approaching $300 US. You will need spares and options. If you go look at the FGX thread "3 racing new F1", I've added a list of what can be done to optimize the car. After all those upgrades, it's still less than any of the F104s except the box stock, no hop ups F104. The only bonus is you get a set of tires and a silver can motor with the kit. I came back to the hobby because of brushless and lipo, so to me those adds aren't much.

Don't go cheap on the radio and servo! Seriously. The lag in my old radio made the F1 experience mushy. I might have had better luck running it with a walkie-talkie.

Either car will make you smile once you get it to handle, and that is priceless. You get to choose.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #4745
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Don't go cheap on the radio and servo! Seriously. The lag in my old radio made the F1 experience mushy. I might have had better luck running it with a walkie-talkie.
At least as important, make sure the servo is tight. There should be no movement of the servo relative to the car. I've found the usual foam servo tape to be particularly bad in this respect. In the past I've either ty-rapped the servo down (in addition to servo tape) or used shoo-goo. I've found the latter to work brilliantly, but it's not a quick trackside fix .
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Hi All,

Some pics of the RIDE Cup Round 1 held at FRC in Bangkok on the 22nd April.
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Our rather experienced pit crews!
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Under 3 sec pit stops? Actually, lets scale it down to 33 sec.
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Any one selling a cheap EXO104 Chassis ? xD
Hunting one down at the moment ...
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Where did you get them???
Fortunately, this place is quite local to me, so it was an overnight post job:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html

Seems to have a massive range of pretty much everything from 1/10 to 1/64, but I haven't used them before now. They do ship around the world.
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Figured I would start here since this forum is more active than the Exotek forum. I am about to build a Exotek F1R and I wanted to get a gearing recommendation if i could. My gear with either be the 93 Tamiya Spur or and 88t or 84t aftermarket spur that holds 12 balls. Its an asphalt track 170x68. thanks in advance
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