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Old 06-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #5086
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nice paint scheme and matte coating!
Thanks Bro Im getting More and More Excited the Closer i get to finishing it. Ill probably have it done tonight and take some Outdoor Pictures Tomorrow.
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Car looks great man, who did the Monstor decals for you?
I am looking at doing some non F1 sponsor sheets for sale, should be pretty cool
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Thanks for the kind words Team Lotus, will post pics when its done. All decals are from F1 Paintlab and are great quality. I've just bought the 2012 version of these decals to do another body.
Thanks for the props on the decals, glad they worked for you. More new offerings are on the way
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #5090
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Here are some of my cars in my collection, the F1 cars..
Included is my recent project, the revival of my beloved F201, 2012 Evolution, I call it
I think it would be considered legal to race in the f1 class, I narrowed it down to 180mm width and rear wheel drive only. The car is near completion, and my initial testing of the drive ability is promising.


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Here are some of my cars in my collection, the F1 cars..
Included is my recent project, the revival of my beloved F201, 2012 Evolution, I call it
I think it would be considered legal to race in the f1 class, I narrowed it down to 180mm width and rear wheel drive only. The car is near completion, and my initial testing of the drive ability is promising.
I'd be really interested to hear how you converted for F201 I got one I'd love to get running again
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:13 AM   #5093
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I'd be really interested to hear how you converted for F201 I got one I'd love to get running again
It was quite easy actually! All the parts used were modified slightly and pretty much work with the F201 Chassis:

Wing: McLaren or F104X1 Pro front wing (drilling is required to open up two holes for the front chassis screws. Also, a portion of the wing assembly that tucks underneath the front gearbox needs to be filed/dremeled down, you can compare the wing to the stock F201 and see how the plastic is offset for the two in-line gearbox screws. For the body post I used a plastic front body post because I needed to dremel down the height of the post. Can't dremel the metal post but for some reason I had a plastic one in my box so I used that.

Wheel width: All you have to do is tighten the ball connectors all the way in so that you don't see any gap between the A arms and the steering knuckles. The rears screw in further than the fronts so you'll have to make sure it's not too narrow. Then shorten your steering arms and rear tie rods to set your rear toe-in.

Tie-rods: On the rear tie rods, convert the ball cup end to one that has a metal bushing/ball in it. You might need around 1-1.5mm worth of shims or spacers above the ball so that the wing doesn't mash down on the ball and prevent the tie-rod from moving up and down. I used a 10mm screw to bolt it through the wing and into the rear chassis.

Rear wing: Buy a Sakura FGX Rear wing set and it bolts on to the tied rod openings with no modifications! The underside of the wing mount there are plastic moldings that will be flush with the tie-rod ball. You'll have to put some washers in (as mentioned above) to prevent it from crushing down when tightening the 8mm (or 10mm I forget) screw. The screw is fairly long and will go through most of the plastic of the chassis so you don't have to over-tighten. Keep the 2 oversized body clips in the chassis to add rigidity to the wing, although it flexes just a little.

Remove: Plastic battery holders and body mounts. Remove center front shaft.
Remove from differential and dog bones/CVD's and use only the axles.

Note: I have a 3Racing chassis so I'm not sure how this next part will work with the stock plastic chassis.

Added: The silver battery posts remain and I actually added two more on the right side of the car so I can use velcro to secure the smaller 1/16th Traxxas battery I'm using. The shorty pack might work, but since I don't have one, I can't test to see if it will fit between the two Graphite decks. The 1/16th NimH is only 1300Mah, so I'm thinking of getting a shorty Lipo or a 1/16th 2200MaH Traxxas Lipo. I'm thinking that the height is around 25mm, so I might have to add some washers to the decks to accommodate the tall battery.

Added: I used 5mm set screws with spacers and metal f104 front body posts to secure the body in the rear. On the rear gearbox, instead of using screws to tighten the chassis to the top deck, i used the set screw and bolted that into the gearbox around 2.5mm with a small hex wrench, and then used the bolt-driver to carefully tighten the post over the protruding set screw.

Body: Sakura FGX body. Works and fits perfectly over the F201, although I cut out a small portion where the steering arm sticks out of the side. I kind of streamlined the cut with the angle of the black side line (not pictured in this set but I will upload the new pics soon).

I'm pretty sure I forgot some details so as I take new pics it will probably come back to me
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is the counterweight better than using the clamping hub?
Can you even tell you have the counterweight?
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Shadow, that thing is RAD!
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #5097
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I have never seen these before until now, but they look really cool, are they pretty cheap? I'm looking to spend about $60-$100 on a car and these look pretty cool.

Can ya'll give me some advice?

I was looking at this, does it have a replacable reciever?
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Holly CR@P! There's are some sweet looking cars on going up here. I love it.

Even the custom/personalized jobs look great. All of you guys are inspiring. I'm getting ready to start working on my next F1 body for the V2 and you guys don't make it easy....thinking what to do......
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is the counterweight better than using the clamping hub?
Can you even tell you have the counterweight?
I've asked the same question and I never get a solid answer.
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I have never seen these before until now, but they look really cool, are they pretty cheap? I'm looking to spend about $60-$100 on a car and these look pretty cool.

Can ya'll give me some advice?

I was looking at this, does it have a replacable reciever?
That is stupid that car probably only goes 10 mph or less, sorry
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