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Old 04-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #4951
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What do you mean? That the camber is different to the same setting with the plastic piece, or that you are not getting different cambers at different settings? I have the aluminum part and it does add and remove camber.
i meant that i wasn't seeing a camber change going from point-to-point on the aluminum piece

i honestly expected to see the screws lean one way or the other, but they appear to be standing verticle no matter what position i have them in
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:45 PM   #4952
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i meant that i wasn't seeing a camber change going from point-to-point on the aluminum piece

i honestly expected to see the screws lean one way or the other, but they appear to be standing verticle no matter what position i have them in
They are closer together at 1 setting. This pulls the suspension in thus creating the camber at the wheel. No need to angle the screw holes.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:48 PM   #4953
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They are closer together at 1 setting. This pulls the suspension in thus creating the camber at the wheel. No need to angle the screw holes.
i get that but the 1* and the oppose side (which is maybe 2.5* or 2*) and there doesn't seem to be a difference...and looking at the screw holes, they look pretty much straight thru
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:59 PM   #4954
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i get that but the 1* and the oppose side (which is maybe 2.5* or 2*) and there doesn't seem to be a difference...and looking at the screw holes, they look pretty much straight thru
Put an RPM gauge on there, and check it out. There should be a difference. I know I can see it just straight eyeballing it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:41 PM   #4955
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my f104 i have spare parts for im just running a sports tuned motor, how ever i am keen to carry some spares and tuning parts, i will mainly be running out doors on tarmac waht spares are good to carry differant tuning springs t-bars or is the kit set pretty good?
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:46 PM   #4956
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i would have to agree that the pics of the F1 on the previous page are very impressive

i twill be interesting when i start racing again it must be at least 3 years ago i decided to stop and have a break from electic racing
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #4957
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Love the pics and the car.

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Niiice! How did you paint the CF. I've never seen a painted CF pattern this small.

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #4958
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I seem to remember a carbon painting technique that involved layering paints through a fine mesh screen... But as I did not paint this car, I can hardly say anything.

And that is exactly what I thought when I saw the car. The level of detail on the car was almost on par with scale-model realism, and I loved the rear wing decal too! I would be very lucky to build a car a fraction as good-looking as that!

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:51 PM   #4959
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Love the pics and the car.



Niiice! How did you paint the CF. I've never seen a painted CF pattern this small.



I open-up the airbox too!...



...which means that I also paint the inside black.



Agreed! Hate the blue, purple, orange, red, pink, etc.

R/C Cars look best when they only have black/rubber/foam, white/delrin, natural steel/stainless/CrMo/aluminum/ titanium/magnesium color, TiN and gunmetal/hard anodized parts.
2mm mesh but next time I'll go for 1mm.

All good body painters do a final black coat so the body isn't see trough and the opened up parts will look much better.

White delrin bearing adapters and suspension balls are dyed in black.
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Some more details you didn't see:

That HPI helmet is 1gr heavier as the Tamiya 1 so I made it the same weight again.
I also left out the screw. Glued, sanded and removed the seam.
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1 gram? Seriously?


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1 gram? Seriously?


Makes perfect sense.
How else does one offset the extra weight of all the decals, and extra coat of paint

Nice looking car bud.
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1 gram? Seriously?


I even changed the servo bearings to ceramics.
Polished the chassis (see the reflection of the drapes).
Sanded down the screws.
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I even changed the servo bearings to ceramics.
Polished the chassis (see the reflection of the drapes).
Sanded down the screws.
I love the attention to detail. I am going to have to take my time building my car when it gets here.

What is the total weight of the car?
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I love the attention to detail. I am going to have to take my time building my car when it gets here.

What is the total weight of the car?
993gr. With 62mm type B (heavier then A's) tires
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