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Old 05-14-2013, 04:32 AM   #8326
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Way too much Tamiya / Shimizu tyre conspiracy talk going on here.
I'll pop back in a week or so, might see something interesting instead !!
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:14 AM   #8327
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Way too much Tamiya / Shimizu tyre conspiracy talk going on here.
I'll pop back in a week or so, might see something interesting instead !!
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:20 AM   #8328
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Thats how I always glue them, so you are gluing under the lip? like the instructions say?

Yes, all the pits I have glued were glued all the way, no rubber flapping freely

-so that is my mistake then! -I do remember getting instructions to glue that lip so it is solid /cant be lifted off the rim but if that is wrong then I will not glue these anymore, only the edges will get ca then.

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #8329
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Its a shame we didn't get this F1 race on film,
One of the closest races in a very long time, with the top 3 separated by just over 1 second, and was like that most of the race.

F1 is alive at the Hills at the moment

http://www.castlehillraceway.com/fil...al_Race_2.html

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:17 AM   #8330
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Its a shame we didn't get this F1 race on film,
One of the closest races in a very long time, with the top 3 separated by just over 1 second, and was like that most of the race.

F1 is alive at the Hills at the moment

http://www.castlehillraceway.com/fil...al_Race_2.html

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That must have been a blast to watch. Looks like the top 5 were really within reach of each other most of the race. Incredible!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:35 AM   #8331
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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
571 fronts
Tamiya Black Spring
2* camber
Horizontal servo all the way forward to decrease Ackermann.
5mm ride height
.5mm droop (rebound)

575 rears
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.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:38 AM   #8332
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Last Sunday we tried to cram as many F1's into the same race as we could. 29 cars started the race and 27 finished so we're claiming a new unofficial "World Record" for the most F1 cars in a single race.

Race report and photos are up here.

We had a lot of fun doing this and we challenge other F1 tracks and clubs around the world to give it a go and show us how many cars you can fit on your track! You might set the next world record!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:05 AM   #8333
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Last Sunday we tried to cram as many F1's into the same race as we could. 29 cars started the race and 27 finished so we're claiming a new unofficial "World Record" for the most F1 cars in a single race.
That's awesome! Any video?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #8334
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If i ever travel to Australia I am packing my f1 RC car.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #8335
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Let me ask this question of fellow F1 racers, what are the trac width you guys are running? I know UF1 out of Cali is strict with 190mm max width but at my LHS in Dallas, we allow up to 200mm width. Trac width has been a sticky wicket due to the Tamiya F104 was 180mm while many of the new cars on the market are based off Tamiya's older F103 which was 195-200mm wide.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #8336
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Track width is measured at the center of the tire... The width is different when you use TCS tires vs PS 575 because of the lettering on the sidewall.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #8337
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For all you F1R drivers I posted my setup over in the F1R thread. Same settings I used to take the UF1 Midwest final and overall championship.

For Mr. Blaylock, I run my car at 185 max width, typically around 182-183. The F104 based front ends generate too much scrub when pushed out to 190+.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:51 PM   #8338
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First off, Paragon in the black can is Ground FX or GFX. White can is FXII.

Second I am showing you old Pits trying to point out that they are old enough that they probably are not from the same run as what you have. As far as I can tell both the Pits and the TCS tires look pretty much the same.

I also redid the compound.





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Old 05-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #8339
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Lets get some more car pictures happening in here!

I have finished our new look liveries that will be debuting at this weekends Muchmore Masters at SMA Sydney Australia:









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Old 05-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #8340
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Very nice pug!
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