In other F1 news, I think I finally have a decent setup to try on my F1R for our next carpet night. Our club has decided not to roll up the carpet and keep racing on Thursday nights here in Madison, WI: 2 heats and a main.
Setup right now is:
Stock F104 front arms
Tamiya Black Spring
Horizontal servo all the way forward to decrease Ackermann.
5mm ride height
.5mm droop (rebound)
Associated .375 lb black side springs just touching
Tamiya damper tube with 30K CRC tube lube
Center damper with 2mm of lift past horizontal, 50 wt Losi oil, Tamiya Red 11.7 lb spring.
5mm ride height.
Battery is back, electronics in front.
Running a TP Z3-R, geared around 2.8 FDR.
Hobbywing Justock, punch level 5
Carpet is medium grip to start. Medium to high by the end of the race night.
The car previously had a tendency to hook in the sweeper before changing the center damper oil and spring. The car was great everywhere else on the track with no over steer, under steer or traction rolling. There may be a bit of a dual rate issue and I might be using too much steering in the sweeper.