08-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Originally Posted by CharlieJT
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
I raced at Crystal Palace one many years ago. Assuming the grip is good you'll have fun with a F1 car there.
Not much advice I can give on motor and speedo settings or gearing as that's completely different to what I've run indoors and outdoors.
In your position I'd be trying the Ride pre-glued tyres. The rears grip well, and the fronts are safe tending to understeer on tarmac. Duration is very good too.
Pit Schimizu tyres are the most popular for racing. Not sure how long they would hold up at your track. Look up the RC F1 resource pages from Australia for more on rubber tyres outdoors.
As others have said there is no rain rubber tyre for F1. The softest rubber works well with enough water. Nothing works on greasy half-damp conditions.
If rules don't bother you then foam tyres with Tamiya F1 Tyres caps glued over them are amazing in the wet.
Hope that helps and have fun,