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Old 02-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #6976
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Wow.
Very cool to see. Hope Associated or a third party could get something similar out of a 12R5.2.
Try a close look at the Exotek F1R and the Tamiya F104v2, you will see a few familiar parts.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #6977
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New F1 tyres on their way from Sweep

http://www.redrc.net/2013/02/sweep-racing-f1-tires/
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #6978
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just got my f104v2 together and cant wait to try it out this thurs on carpet. I was wondering what the pros and cons are between the f104v2 and the exotek f1r conversion for it. A friend of mine just won the snowbirds with the f1r conversion on his v2 but ran 104x1 rear motor mounts and damper stay. Is there that much difference in the two? Thanks for the input
The F1R is a conversion to convert the original F104 chassis from a t-plate chassis to a link chassis. The F104V2 is a link chassis to start with so I don't know why anyone would use the F1R conversion on a F104V2.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #6979
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New F1 tyres on their way from Sweep

http://www.redrc.net/2013/02/sweep-racing-f1-tires/
Interesting...they said they were coming out with rubber tires for 1/12th scale too but that never came about. I wonder if they will sell them pre-mounted like TC tires so I don't have to mess up the glue work
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Well not much particularly interesting with the Marussia or Caterham launches today other than the Marussia doesn't have a step nose and the Caterham does.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #6981
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Interesting...they said they were coming out with rubber tires for 1/12th scale too but that never came about. I wonder if they will sell them pre-mounted like TC tires so I don't have to mess up the glue work
Pre-glued F1 would be awesome. Count me in.
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Well not much particularly interesting with the Marussia or Caterham launches today other than the Marussia doesn't have a step nose and the Caterham does.
There was some crash testing -
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They all have stepped noses, this is to keep it low enough so when rearending a tire they don't go over it. Some teams put a modesty panel over the nose to cover the step. This has to be a very thin panel as to not afect the crash of the nose. It is suposed to disinigrate.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #6984
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D'oh!
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@JCTC3, I thought that the stepped noses were to get them down enough so they wouldn't spike the driver of the other car in a t-bone. I don't know, just asking.

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NutDriver is correct. The height rules was put in place to keep the nose from hitting the helmet in a side impact situation.
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I am new to F1 also but we have an F1 guru at our track. He's know as RacerRobert on here. The TC'S tires are rebranded Pit Shimizu 571 front 572 rears. I was told the the 571 tends to glaze over after a few mins. We run the 574 F3 soft on the front at our carpet track in Dallas and it definately helps. They stay great the whole run. Others can chime in on your other questions which I would like to hear also.
Actually the TCS tires are not the same compound as the 71/72! they are just about in between. The rears dont wear the same and absorb compound instead of it sitting on top. The difference is noticed within the first pack or two on them where as the 71's show a strange "peeling" look and the TCS look like a real tire and appear to be more "scrubbed". On asphalt i like the TCS rear tires but prefer the Pit fronts.
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AMS/Decal Island are victims of their success. While they were only selling in Japan they slipped under the radar in the same way all those businesses reproducing Tamiya vintage decals did for years until one started selling hundreds of them on ebay. Once they start getting more well known they leave themselves open to being sued for copyright infringement.
AMS/Decal Island stopped making decals because the printer that was printing them for the owner of AMS/Decal Island had to close up shop. Finding a different printer would have made the decals to expensive for him to sell and make any money on. Thankfully F1 Paint labs is taking care of most peoples needs though.
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Actually the TCS tires are not the same compound as the 71/72! they are just about in between. The rears dont wear the same and absorb compound instead of it sitting on top. The difference is noticed within the first pack or two on them where as the 71's show a strange "peeling" look and the TCS look like a real tire and appear to be more "scrubbed". On asphalt i like the TCS rear tires but prefer the Pit fronts.
I wonder then if they are the same compound as the asphalt tires Pit makes.
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I wonder then if they are the same compound as the asphalt tires Pit makes.
The 71/72 are asphalt spec. I have every tire PIT has ever made and these are like no other! my guess would be that they have more rubber content in them. I consider them to be mediums. harder than asphalt softs and slighter softer but wear better than the hards. Fronts are a bit trickier, i cant put my finger on them , they actually could be the same. I prefer 73 med's on the front anyway.
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