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Old 03-09-2010, 01:26 AM   #1036
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Thanks guys! Alex, you were missed greatly at the Coliseum TCS race. Everyone was asking for you.

And since this is the F1 pics thread.... Charity wrist bands work great for gluing rubber F1 tires.

That's a cool trick!
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:27 AM   #1037
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anyone running foam pan car tire's on their f1 cars
I have Jaco foams on my HPI Super F1 (old school)
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:36 AM   #1039
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F103 racing
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F104 racing
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Thanks for the vids.

I've noticed in those as well as in my own experience, it seems to be a lot easier to flip a 104 than it is with the 103? Anyone else have the same experience?

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:49 AM   #1041
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Thanks for the vids.

I've noticed in those as well as in my own experience, it seems to be a lot easier to flip a 104 than it is with the 103? Anyone else have the same experience?
Oh yeah. The narrow track width and uber tall tires (out of the wrapper) require very low ride heights and on some surfaces, a bit of strategically placed CA glue.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:33 AM   #1042
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In order to fit a Lipo in my F1 prototype
I had to redesign it.













first test on carpet went ok,
but only on slicks.
Next test on tarmac, i ordered some Ride tires
( A type rear and B type Front )
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:00 PM   #1043
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In order to fit a Lipo in my F1 prototype
I had to redesign it.













first test on carpet went ok,
but only on slicks.
Next test on tarmac, i ordered some Ride tires
( A type rear and B type Front )
How does that rear end work?
Can't see a damper for the forward/backward motion
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #1044
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It is a link type car,
the lower deck and the rear pod are in one piece.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:24 PM   #1045
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The flexlinks are for guiding the roll and up and down movement. So basicly the whole pod moves up in a bump and rolls when in a corner. The shocks together with springs are for dampening the side to side (roll) and dampening the up and down movement. So it doen't need a center shock. The two shock on either side will do that.

John strahanan uses something similar but uses real side links, a top link and a panhard bar to guide the pod for side to side and up an down movement.

With this design the pod, chassis including the links are one. It can do without the panhardbar and top link as long as the flexlinks together with the pod and chassis are strong enough. I haven't seen it in person yet but it is an interesting design.
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OscarF1, interesting design and I would like to learn more about how it works on various surfaces. Keep us posted please.

I do however, notice one potential problem: The 2 rear shocks placement is going to make it it very difficult to mount a modern F1 body as they all taper in towards the chassis at that point and in order to fit the body you would need to cut away a section of the bodywork to clear it unfortunately, and that wouldn't be too attractive seeing those shocks poke out at the bottom.

Perhaps smaller, micro shocks or simple dampening tubes would work instead.

Also instead of the top of the shocks mounting to the upper deck, have them lay down instead, should work just as well.

Just a few observations.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:52 AM   #1047
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Nice videos---anyone shooting vids should take a lesson here. STAY on the leaders--and don't try to zoom in n out!! Shoot FROM the drivers stand if possible. These allowed you to see the lead cars and also listen in to the drivers and announcer!!! Nice!!!
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Perhaps smaller, micro shocks or simple dampening tubes would work instead.

Also instead of the top of the shocks mounting to the upper deck, have them lay down instead, should work just as well.

Just a few observations.
I 'l keep it posted, but have to wait for better weather.
I have been looking for smaller ( but good ) shocks but didn't find them.
Upside down shocks is no good, more mass has to be damped.

The schocks are verry close to the rear it might fit a modern body,
the chassis is slightly longer for better scale precision.
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OscarF1, I have to say that I'm convinced that you ARE going to have issues with the body; those shocks stick out way too far and are just too big. F1 bodies are changing and are going to the 2009-2010 style that has a very tapered rear section and since most of us RC F1 fans like scale realism, we aren't going to want to see shocks poking out. Plus if the stick out they are in the airflow path around the body and disturb the overall aerodynamics.

Another option would be to have a single shock that is laid down across the chassis between the motor pod and the battery. It would attach to the bottom of the rear pod at one end and to the bottom of the shock tower at the other end and would provide the side-to-side dampening and would have the benefit of being more centrally mounted for weight mass and out of the air flow and out of the way of the body.

You have a great idea here, it just needs a few modifications that's all.
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If/when he throws this thing down and it kicks @$$, all these "just sayin" engineers may feel silly.
Haven't seen theirs yet but I'd like to.

Just sayin.

I hope it works cuz it is a very trick looking chassis.

Good luck, can't wait to see more of it and all of the others that must be gettin really close.
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