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Old 03-18-2013, 02:09 AM   #7321
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Finally made it to the party. Here's the newest addition to the stable
well guess its safe to say that it was worth the wait. ridicoulusly hot
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:16 AM   #7322
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While I was at it, I also made a Kimi helmet for days when we have liquid lunches.
Where'd you find the graphics to do that? I'll want one when I update my Lotus scheme
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the kimi stickers come with the Tamiya F60 body set if I'm not mistaken.

a great effort on the Lotus. Such a simple scheme but looks great, but then the classics do.
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Nice lookin ride man! The whole thing came out sweet. I told you it wasn’t hard. I’m actually working on something similar right now. Oh wait…you already showed pictures of mine.

Did I hear someone mention Camel stickers? Which line do I go to for some of those?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #7325
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Glue both sidewalls up to the tread line on the front, even a little over on the outside, and glue the sidewalls up to the lettering on the rear. You can add a 1mm sedan hex shim under the front suspension arms on the 4mm screws to help get the front end down more. You probably have too much front droop as well.


I would also run fairly heavy fluid on the damper discs, like 30,000-50000 wt oil.
Take the center screw out of the t bar, and use a small foam piece like you would put in the bladder of a tc shock to keep the t bar even..look at the link
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The black t bar is probably good, but the center adjusting screw introduces a goofy flex point to the t bar.
Thanks everyone for the tips. My car only traction rolled once (came into the corner with 2 much speed). Front ride height lowered to 3.5mm from 7mm was huge. One tip I didn't receive but tried was 1 degree of toe out helped in the corners. Next week I will try
- rear ride height from 5.5 to 4mm
- eliminating rear droop by adding spacers inside the rear shock between shock body and valve.
- neg 2 degrees camber. Currently 1 degree.
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the kimi stickers come with the Tamiya F60 body set if I'm not mistaken.

a great effort on the Lotus. Such a simple scheme but looks great, but then the classics do.

Ah ok I see it there now...great now I have a helmet for my next project! Not sure why I completely forgot he drove for Ferrari for a bit.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #7327
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #7328
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David Stevens from RC Formula1 has received permission from Guinness World Records to attempt to set a new world record for the longest distance in an RC car on a single battery.

The current record of 23.726 km was set in 2009 in France and was achieved at a very slow speed over more than 24 hours.

We will be taking a faster and more exciting route to the world record distance using an F1 car, says Stevens.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:42 AM   #7329
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That should be easy....just use a silver can motor. Back in our endurance F1 days we could go 35min on a 3000ish mah NiMh battery. 23.726km = 14.74mile...so all it needs to do is go for an hour at 15mph and it is beat. A F1 with a silver can is quite a bit faster than 15mph and with the high capacity batteries of today that are much lighter than the 3000mah NiMh batteries...that should be a walk in the park.
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That Lotus looks sweet!
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Thanks everyone for the tips. My car only traction rolled once (came into the corner with 2 much speed). Front ride height lowered to 3.5mm from 7mm was huge. One tip I didn't receive but tried was 1 degree of toe out helped in the corners. Next week I will try
- rear ride height from 5.5 to 4mm
- eliminating rear droop by adding spacers inside the rear shock between shock body and valve.
- neg 2 degrees camber. Currently 1 degree.
Where are you racing at?
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #7332
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Toledo. I have the other Vodafone car. I was in the B main.
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I couldn't resist any longer!
After reading this thread and seeing all your beautiful F1-cars for about three years and beeing a F1 fan for more than 20 years, I "broke down" last week and got myself a F104v2 and a Ferrari F60 body. It became a real beauty (at least in my eyes). The step from my 4wd tc racing blops to this is rather extreme as I have problems to take my eyes of off it

Now I fear the day of its first run. If someone touches it on track

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What would you guys a recommend a F104 beginner as gearing for a big flowing outdoor track (X12 17.5t)? Right now I installed the 94spur and the 23pinion from the box.
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Very nice. I run a 94 spur 30 pinion indoors with 21.5. I would start with a 30 pinion and increase as motor temp allows. I am kind of a rookie myself. Lets see what some of the pro's say.
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What would you guys a recommend a F104 beginner as gearing for a big flowing outdoor track (X12 17.5t)? Right now I installed the 94spur and the 23pinion from the box.
Nice body - good work!!

The kit 93t spur with a 29t pinion will provide a final drive ratio of 3.2:1 which is a good starting point for 17.5. See our A-Z of Gearing article for more info.
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