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Old 02-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #6991
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My fleet of F1's. Can't wait til the season starts here in Nor-Cal...
F1R FGX with Exotek V2 chassis TRG F111. I'm determined to get the FGX on par with the direct drives. Even if it means driving the FGX exclusively this season....

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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.
What's the difference between the 571 and 574 tyres? The 571 is listed as "Soft, F3" while the 574 is listed as "Soft, F3-S".

Overall, I'm quite happy with the combo I'm running at the moment (571/572), but always open to improvement
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:46 PM   #6993
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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.
The modesty panel was approved but I haven't seen it actually used. Most of the designs look like they were designed with a lowered front suspension mounting so that the modesty panel was not needed.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #6994
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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.
Here's what I was told the breakdown was:

Indoor tires
571-FS
573-FM
572-RM
575-S

Outdoor tires
574-FS
578-RM
579-RS
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:01 PM   #6995
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There have been a couple of requests to see a completed TOP Rebel F1 car. Here is my Patron-Honda TOP Rebel that I am using in the UF1 Winter series (uf1rc.com) in So Cal. I have found that the electronics located up front gives me the best balance/steering.
I decided to sacrifice authenticity for functionality/durability and not put the side pods on this body for two reasons. First was weight savings and second was we're racing on an indoor tight carpet track with many lane dividers. I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to have equipment/body failure if I were to get tied up in a big crash. Next winter season I will put the pods on my next body. I've found the pods are more than durable enough to withstand the intensity of a crash indoors. Paint/design done by my mom and stickers were custom done for me by none other than Brad Palmer @ F1 Paintlab (f1paintlab.com). He uses top quality materials in his stickers and is able to custom design any sponsor your imagination can come up with. These stickers are very durable. This body has at least 20 hours of track time on it at the time these pictures were taken.
I made the change to this car after the second round of the 7 race series and feel it has allowed me to move to the lead in a field of great drivers. The car is amazing The car responds very well to setup changes. Couple this with the Exotek adjustable front end (exotekracing.com) an absolute must and the car turns on a dime and gives you change
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There have been a couple of requests to see a completed TOP Rebel F1 car. Here is my Patron-Honda TOP Rebel that I am using in the UF1 Winter series (uf1rc.com) in So Cal. I have found that the electronics located up front gives me the best balance/steering.
I decided to sacrifice authenticity for functionality/durability and not put the side pods on this body for two reasons. First was weight savings and second was we're racing on an indoor tight carpet track with many lane dividers. I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to have equipment/body failure if I were to get tied up in a big crash. Next winter season I will put the pods on my next body. I've found the pods are more than durable enough to withstand the intensity of a crash indoors. Paint/design done by my mom and stickers were custom done for me by none other than Brad Palmer @ F1 Paintlab (f1paintlab.com). He uses top quality materials in his stickers and is able to custom design any sponsor your imagination can come up with. These stickers are very durable. This body has at least 20 hours of track time on it at the time these pictures were taken.
I made the change to this car after the second round of the 7 race series and feel it has allowed me to move to the lead in a field of great drivers. The car is amazing The car responds very well to setup changes. Couple this with the Exotek adjustable front end (exotekracing.com) an absolute must and the car turns on a dime and gives you change

Congrats, sir for a very nice built! Pink + black is awesome.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #6997
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Here's what I was told the breakdown was:

Indoor tires
571-FS
573-FM
572-RM
575-S

Outdoor tires
574-FS
578-RM
579-RS
I think that is backwards, the 572 and 575 both come with inserts not foam and the inserts are for outdoor asphalt while foam rears are generally for carpet??? to add to this if you try and run 571/573 on carpet they gunk up super quick(found that out quickly at RD3 EOS!) with the black goo. but the 574 take twice as long before they gunk up. So with that being said and the fact that all 30 of our local F1's run the 571/572 combo i think it backwards for sure! The TCS rears also come with inserts and they work spectacular on asphalt but from what i hear not so great on carpet.

Also the 572 is a hard compound not M, there is no medium outdoor rear tire, only soft and hard, which is why i think the TCS is a medium compound.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #6998
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Well the 571/572 combo works terribly on asphalt out here. Starts out with horrible oversteer when the tires are cold but when they heat up they go to a horrible push.
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The modesty panel was approved but I haven't seen it actually used. Most of the designs look like they were designed with a lowered front suspension mounting so that the modesty panel was not needed.
Almost all the cars without a stepped nose are running a modesty panel. McLaren and Marussia were the only teams last year which had a low monocoque and McLaren struggled to get enough air under the car. Marussia look to have kept their low nose concept this year, as like the Caterham it's just last years car updated. Every other car has a monocoque at maximum height and a modesty panel.

Here's Craig Scarborough demonstrating it at the McLaren launch at 3 minutes in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk9o9d4oBz8
They are just two single layers of carbon over a nomex core.

Comparison photos. The MP4-27 monocoque is at maximum height without including a step. You can see the MP4-28 moncoque is 3 inches higher at the front.
http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-conten...de-886x406.jpg
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The car looks great! I think I see a recieiver pack...Is that commonly used?

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The car looks great! I think I see a recieiver pack...Is that commonly used?

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Hi Ned... not sure if you are talking about my 1st photo of the TOP REBEL F1, pictured here, but if it is, the item next to the ESC is a Yeah Racing Capacitor Bank not a receiver pack. Since we are using a 2S shorty pack a receiver pack is not required. The capacitors are supposed to store energy and release it when the throttle is pulled for a bit more punch.
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The car is amazing ........
Your driving is not bad either...
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when running 21.5 2 cell, whats the smallest gauge wire you can use?
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when running 21.5 2 cell, whats the smallest gauge wire you can use?
16 gauge works well and is the most common for that combo. If you are running a direct drive car (t-plate or link) use a wire with a flexible silicone insulation to keep the rear as free as possible.
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