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Old 09-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #5956
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No doubt they are good drivers, but I would like to see the cars and get the setups on the HPI F10. The cars are generally avoided by the F1 rubber crowd here in the US. Even if we have to get the whole Exotek chassis and additional HPI parts, I would be curious to see the cars and setups, especially since they are running 17.5 brushless, faster than what we generally run.
Shin Adashi was running a very standard version. All the original HPI options on, T-Bar very loose, rear and front track-width a bit wider than standard and that's pretty much it.
My car was very similar to Shin's. I'll post some pictures ASAP.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:21 AM   #5958
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How are you getting your cars to stay planted? These long narrow chassis makes it difficult to not torque roll like a mofo going into a corner. As it sits, box stock f104 pro, stock foams. Ideas? Even tried CA glue on the Outside edge of the front tires to try and get it to push, but it didn't help.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #5959
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How are you getting your cars to stay planted? These long narrow chassis makes it difficult to not torque roll like a mofo going into a corner. As it sits, box stock f104 pro, stock foams. Ideas? Even tried CA glue on the Outside edge of the front tires to try and get it to push, but it didn't help.
Large foam tires will do that on high grip tracks
Especially on the 104 Pro, as it has a firm t-bar

Smaller dia tires
Super soft t-bar, or better yet X1 conversion will improve the handling of that car
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #5960
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How are you getting your cars to stay planted? These long narrow chassis makes it difficult to not torque roll like a mofo going into a corner. As it sits, box stock f104 pro, stock foams. Ideas? Even tried CA glue on the Outside edge of the front tires to try and get it to push, but it didn't help.
Well there are a lot of factors with this, one thing I wil say is that if you are running the 104 box stock with the kit foam tires, you will have to cut the tires down quite a bit, stock size tires will do nothing but traction roll, I beleive the number is around 58-59mm the size out of the box is around 64-65mm. Also the angle of your shock, play with shimming the ball stud on the pod, play with different size shimes under the ball stud. Another part is how much tension you have on the midle screw on the t-plate losen or tighten that it just depends on what the car is doing. The last thing I would say to look at is the front springs, are you running soft med or hard springs, that combined with the ride hight adjustment and the camber settings will to a ton for the car. Good luck
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:13 AM   #5961
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Another thing to try is the option or B compound foams cut to the proper diameter, and then glue the sidewalls of the fronts to fine tune it. You could also run a thicker shock oil, or a shock piston with less holes to slow down the weight transfer to the front end
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #5962
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As of right now I'm trying to bring the class around, and generate interest. We are thinking rules of 21.5, 2s, blinky, and rubber. That being said its a well prepped indoor carpet smooth surface. Especially during our weekend races, we will see upwards of 3,000 laps on the surface, developing a very nice groove.

I'm going to change to a rubber tire, and try to showcase this even more. Which rubber, and what is a good starting point to have the car at, knowing the abbé conditions, and trying to not traction roll? I can fine tune a push or on/of power, but the car needs to be drivable first.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:36 AM   #5963
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Just start with the new Tamiya rubber tires 1031/1032 or Pit Shimizu 575/577

The Pit 571/572 are supposed to be the same as the new Tamiya's.

The 575/577 combo probably plants the rear more then the other combo's. All are great for F104's and fast.
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Well, which to start with? I don't know if I need to plant the rear more or not, as it's going to be completely different all together.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #5965
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hey there .. could someone suggest foams for carpet for the FGX? any help would be great.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:54 PM   #5967
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Hello Ya'll, I have a F103 15th Anniversary on a paved race circuit.

How many of you run your friction pads with no lubricant? I've noticed most of the guys here in Japan like to run it dry....

I guess running it dry helps to make the rear pod to be loose as possible. Should I try running a lubricant that will make the pads more slippery or just keep it dry. What are your friction plate settings?

Shock oil, spring and piston settings. Currently running, 3 hole, 55 weight, yellow spring. What do you run?

Also, the guy at the track said to switch from the rubber o-ring setup and move toward the pivot ball. What is the difference in tuning with a pivot ball vs. o-ring. Which ones do you run?

There are two types of front suspensions, the regular plastic and the carbon reinforced plastic. Under what conditions should I run them?

Since, the F103 has a full upper and lower carbon fibre deck. How can I produce more chassis flex with such a stiff chassis setup? Can I remove the top deck and replace it with the optional half deck? This will in-turn open up and free up the front end for additional flex, is this what I want for on road pavement racing?

My track is running 17.5, whats a good gear range? The motor has a 135 mm rotor... More torque than rpm..

Any other tips and suggestions would be great, or even direct me to some websites would also be helpful.
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Hello,

My 15th Anniversary runs with dry friction pads, F103 short top deck, o-ring setup, 3hole/30wt tamiya softest gold springs and carbon front arms.

Can't explain why, but that's how I run it.

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Guys, i'm looking for a F201 speed tuned version chassis, if you got one please PM me!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #5970
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So we may be starting up a foam tire class locally. We've already got a rubber tire class going good. Whats the best chassis to get for 200mm on foams? What foam tires work best? This will be on carpet.
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