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Old 06-04-2014, 10:38 AM   #10366
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:44 AM   #10367
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well in real life the mustangs still do pretty well against the camaro's and other IRS cars....
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:14 PM   #10368
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Why is there even a debate? If I want to spend $300 to make a $100 kit function properly, I'll buy a FGX. It has it's place (as in bashing in a parking lot), but the simplicity of pan cars still makes for better racing IMO.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:13 PM   #10369
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I still have 2 McKune FGXs, solid front arm with Exotek lower arm braces. They sit on a shelf. If there were a straight forward belt conversion, it would help them, but there isn't. With the internal drag of the gearing system, there is too much weight and resistance to overcome even with the ball diff installed. There is no real way to lighten the car further without jeopardizing its structure which limits how much the 21.5 can push it to go faster. My FGXs when put away were still some of the best cornering cars and fastest out of the corner, but that doesn't help when you lose 6 lengths at the end of the longest straight to the car that weighs upwards of 100 grams less than yours. Gearing at that point was right around 3.0 and the motor was getting pretty warm, around 150, for my taste. Are they fun cars to look at? Yes. Are they fun cars to drive? Yes. Are they a bargain? Only initially. Best bang for the buck right now is still the Speed Passion SP-1 and its starting to win everywhere.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #10370
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I"m with you on that John...my FGX sits in pieces in a box because I got too frustrated with it during a rebuild and bought the SP-1 instead. Best decision I ever made in F1. If someone did come out with a direct bolt on belt conversion for the FGX I would likely finish rebuilding mine. It would likely never race again but would still be cool to have.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #10371
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What are the best tires for untreated asphalt?
I like RIDE R1s in the rear, but i haven't found a good front tire to match. Especially in the hot weather coming up, anyone have suggestions OTHER THAN the pit shimizu? I'm talking 30+ degrees, outside
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In Hawaii I run the Pit Shimizu 574/572 combination on my SP-1. The other fast guy on the track runs the Pit Shimizu 571/572 combination on his F104v2. I tried Ride tires all around but it was way too pushy. Even with the Pit tires it is a bit pushy and I have to use some drag brake to get the front to grip in the corners. Seems to work pretty well like that.
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Thank you. PS25 is the darker one, but what is the lighter green? It is not part of the decal sheet as i hoped
Some type of a fluorescent green is needed. Sorry to say I still had original Tamiya decal sheets so I did not have to paint the lighter green so not sure what Tamiya color would be best match..

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I like RIDE R1s in the rear, but i haven't found a good front tire to match. Especially in the hot weather coming up, anyone have suggestions OTHER THAN the pit shimizu? I'm talking 30+ degrees, outside
?? I find the medium fronts still work in the hot Aussie sun 30-40Deg + days
PS-0543 or PS-0573 depending on what car you have

they are much better in those conditions.
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Hi All,

Just finished my Serpent F110.
Now is my question, which body ( from Tamiya ) will be a nice fit with the chassis? ( Pictures? )
Because of the servo which is standing upright with that servo support.

Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:04 PM   #10377
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There is a driver who I can consider to have better skills than I do. But he has ran his FGX and struggles against the solid axle cars. The old track was really smooth and the new track is somewhat smooth, but it just cannot hang with the solid axle cars. If it was a lot bumpier and lower traction, the FGX will have the advantage. He also had a TOP Rebel F1 and he was much faster once he started running it.
If I remember correctly, he would actually do really well if he managed to wake up on time to make the races--if this is the same driver I remember...

BTW, I still need to borrow/steal 2 transponders (one for F1, one for USGT) for the RCFIA season if you or Sydewinder have a spare.
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Hi All,

Just finished my Serpent F110.
Now is my question, which body ( from Tamiya ) will be a nice fit with the chassis? ( Pictures? )
Because of the servo which is standing upright with that servo support.

Thanks!
All Tam bodies fit on the F110, have a F60 on mine.
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If I remember correctly, he would actually do really well if he managed to wake up on time to make the races--if this is the same driver I remember...

BTW, I still need to borrow/steal 2 transponders (one for F1, one for USGT) for the RCFIA season if you or Sydewinder have a spare.
I think I got a spare. See you next weekend!
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All Tam bodies fit on the F110, have a F60 on mine.
Thanks for your answer Gurneyflap!
Do you also have pictures?
I am still thinking about the servo, because I saw a pictures of one who had to cut an open frame for the servomount..
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