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Old 12-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #6451
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #6452
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Nice job on the Lotus!

Here is my new f60 body. Just got done today. Another kimi car.
I may use it on both fgx and f1r.

Edit: Car number has been changed to 4 after the photo was taken.


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Old 12-16-2012, 12:44 AM   #6453
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Thanks guys!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:42 AM   #6454
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3Racing F113...



More pictures and info here: http://os.3racing.hk/carkits_web.php?carkits_web_key=22
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #6455
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Aren't rubber tires more popular for F1 class?
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #6456
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In the US yes...but in Asia and Europe foam is still very popular in F1.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #6457
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We that run the Dutch Tamiya Challenge still run on foams.
Only time we run on rubber is when it rains.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:33 PM   #6458
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Question for the rule makers:

Is the 3racing F113 going to be race legal - due to the front suspension or will there be exceptions? i thought people were getting mippy because of the Top rebel front end.

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks for the input
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #6459
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The major problem with the 113 is going to be the width. As for the front suspension that looks a heck of a lot better than the Top one. Looks like most of it will fit under the body properly as well.
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If your rules are 180mm wide then you are going to be replacing the front end anyway.

If you run 200mm then you will need an old style body with a wider front end like the Lotus 79 to cover the suspension mounting points as modern bodies are too narrow to make it legal, unless wherever you race makes an exception for it like UF1 did for the FGX which is still illegal in most race series around the world.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #6461
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I wonder why 3racing didnt incorporate the IFS from the FGX and combine that with their 1/12 pan-car rear end?
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I wonder why 3racing didnt incorporate the IFS from the FGX and combine that with their 1/12 pan-car rear end?

It would appear that 3 Racing isn't interested in conforming to any existing rules packages that we follow...they just go ahead and create their own F1 car classes. Also, don't forget they're based in China, so they probably produce their product for that market first, and then the rest of the world; and maybe the class rules are different there. I understand that 200mm is very popular there, and they may not have a problem with the front suspension mounting points.
Just a thought.
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The F113 would be illegal in our Shanghai F1 league. I believe it wouldn't pass in Japan either.

There are a lot of people in China that buy cars and don't race, so this may be targeted towards Chinese F1 bashers. Or 3Racing already developed the car hedging their bets that it would be legal.
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The F113 would be illegal in our Shanghai F1 league. I believe it wouldn't pass in Japan either.

There are a lot of people in China that buy cars and don't race, so this may be targeted towards Chinese F1 bashers. Or 3Racing already developed the car hedging their bets that it would be legal.
Thank you for helping to clear that up. It appears that some of the info I have read in the past about F1 racing over there is not accurate.

It does seem strange though that 3 Racing would produce a car like the F113 with full race spec carbon fiber chassis and all the bells and whistles, and a body that they claim was designed for maximum aero effect for use as a "basher".
Either way, it doesn't really matter to me as I don't particularly care for the F113. I don't like the exposed front shocks, and I HATE their non-scale "aero" body! It's not for me, thank you very much! If I want a pan car style F1 car I'll go for the Tamiya F104 V2 or the new TRG car. If I want a more "scale" type F1 car, I'll go with the FGX ( my personal favorite) even if it isn't as fast or light as the F104 V2.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #6465
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The reality is the F113 is an out and out race car, which I'm sure could be converted to 180mm with a little work if needed, whereas the FGX is pretty much an over complicated plastic toy that needs a hell of a lot of money spent on it to make it fast and reliable.
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