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Old 07-28-2014, 12:22 PM   #10576
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TRF 101 with the Exotek front end. Car has developed a snap turn right and left with old tires, new tires, soft spring, hard spring, basically can't drive it even when tires heated up or especially not when cold tires.



My setup is kit. Silver springs on links, 25wt oil in shock. I run outdoors asphalt on a large bumpy low traction track. We run Ride R1 tires, but even using Shimizu's 572 and 575 at night car is simply undriveable.
A couple of things I would try is a heavier oil in the center. 40 or even 45 weight with a real soft spring. Also make sure your side springs are touching the bottom plate.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:20 PM   #10577
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A couple of things I would try is a heavier oil in the center. 40 or even 45 weight with a real soft spring. Also make sure your side springs are touching the bottom plate.
That's another option to try, thanks for the suggestion.
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Looking at the pictures its hard to see exactly how much caster you have since you have a modified front end. Use a camber gauge next to your kingpin to see how much caster you have. Usually 5-7* is a good range to start depending on how much traction your track has.
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Thanks RobK for the suggestion. I think I'm running about 5 degrees and still get a bit of mid corner push in high speed sweepers. I'll re-check all that again and see what comes of it.
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Anybody know where to find body sets/decals for either a 2000-2005 Williams, 2000-2006 BAR Honda, or 2002-2008 Toyota F1? help is greatly appreciated, thanks
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Anybody know where to find body sets/decals for either a 2000-2005 Williams, 2000-2006 BAR Honda, or 2002-2008 Toyota F1? help is greatly appreciated, thanks
Check with Brad at: f1paintlab.com. Brad carries a large selection of decals for many F1 liveries. If he doesn't have exactly what you're looking for, he can create it for you. "He's the man" Visit his site to see all that he does for us RC F1 fanatics.
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Anybody know where to find body sets/decals for either a 2000-2005 Williams, 2000-2006 BAR Honda, or 2002-2008 Toyota F1? help is greatly appreciated, thanks
Hi Try E-bay as there are some Williams bodies you may like. I will post a photo for you later.
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Here is photo of the one on E-bay, Just search in the e-bay site and you
can find body sets of older F1 cars.
Here is the Tamiya Williams F1 Body set available at RCMart.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #10583
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Thanks for all the help guys, sorry about all the nooby questions from me across this forum lately. I'm new to RC F1 and it was much more different than 1/8 off-road than I originally expected.

Anyways I've decided to go with a Yokomo YRF001W since it seems to have the best parts support in Europe over other F1 cars so I don't have to wait 4 weeks for a flaming spare part if I do break anything. If you have a Yokomo, would be nice if I could get your thoughts on it (I have read the Yokomo YRF thread already).

The track I'm going to be running at is Crystal palace RC track (youtube it to see what its like, it partially resembles the real Mugello race track in italy) and it is a fast asphalt track with some hairpins and right-angled corners, so if you have any tuning recommendations, don't hesitate to share.

I'm planning on using Turnigy Nano-tech 1s 6400mah batteries, Castle Sindwinder 3/7700kv 1406 4 pole motor (I'm not a racer and the only 'official' races they do at this track are for 1/10 electric touring cars, 1/5 gas touring cars and HPI Baja-only races, so I don't have to worry about regulations and I am familiar with Castle and they have the best customer service IMO, plus its good value for money and water-proof). Any opinions on my planned set-up are more than welcome.

Final 2 questions are;

Are their rain tyres for R/C F1's? and what tyres do you think have a good balance between durability and grip? thank you

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Are their rain tyres for R/C F1's?
None currently exist that I know of, Proline made treaded ones quite a while back, but they are long discontinued. Only picture of them I found with a brief search is:



Maybe someone can convince them to do a re-run of the tires, they were great to have for street running.

Saw this, but I'm uncertain if they fit Tamiya-style rims:

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Wondering aside from F1 labs, where can I purchase a painted F1 body
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None currently exist that I know of, Proline made treaded ones quite a while back, but they are long discontinued. Only picture of them I found with a brief search is:


Maybe someone can convince them to do a re-run of the tires, they were great to have for street running.

Saw this, but I'm uncertain if they fit Tamiya-style rims:

Ahh thanks. I know this sounds crazy but do you reckon it would be possible to cut grooves on the tyres with a hobby knife or something? I know the 1/10 buggy guys often do this, or are F1 tyres too thin,.......or are F1 car slick rubber tyres barely affected by rain since the cars are so light anyway?
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The rubber used on F1 slicks is much better than the rubber used in any of the treaded tires made for F1 wheels so even in the rain slicks work better. Grip with slicks in the rain actually gets pretty high once there is enough water on the ground. They will be slippery at first but get better with more rain. I wouldn't try to cut grooves in them...they don't seem thick enough to me.
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The rubber used on F1 slicks is much better than the rubber used in any of the treaded tires made for F1 wheels so even in the rain slicks work better. Grip with slicks in the rain actually gets pretty high once there is enough water on the ground. They will be slippery at first but get better with more rain. I wouldn't try to cut grooves in them...they don't seem thick enough to me.
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Here in Belgium we raced the last nat in the rain and F1 cars (21.5t blinky mode - Ride R1) were sometimes better (in lap time) than our stock class (Muchmore Fleta ETS (blinky mode) + MuchMore 10.5t no timing + fdr imposed) when it was heavy rain, which was pretty impressive
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Ahh thanks. I know this sounds crazy but do you reckon it would be possible to cut grooves on the tyres with a hobby knife or something? I know the 1/10 buggy guys often do this, or are F1 tyres too thin,.......or are F1 car slick rubber tyres barely affected by rain since the cars are so light anyway?
I have done this with F103 RIDE A rear tires (I will find some photo when I get home), but it didnt generate more grip.. Actually they work in narrow window both temperature and amount of water on track. Schimizu R1 slicks provide much more grip no matter if track is wet or hot.
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