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Old 03-11-2013, 11:07 AM   #9151
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Hey guys...

Check out this very cool 1960's F1 body Manny has come up with...
The site is mostly about a new class in SoCal that will run this body but there are pics and info on how to order...

FYI: this body is too narrow for the F104 ver2

http://vf1club.com/index.html
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #9153
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FYI: this body is too narrow for the F104 ver2
What about the Pro? I assume to fit, you'd have to run shorty packs with the electronics inline with the main chassis?

Looks bloody awesome though!
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Pacific F1 PS3 Championship

We are a bunch of F-1 aficionados, some newcomers some intermediate gamers of Codemasters Formula-1 2012 game (Sony Play Station 3 (PS3).

We like to invite you to join us online in our own Pacific Standard Time (PST) F-1 World Championship, which will take place every Thursday night prior to the F-1 GP racing weekend.

Online via the Formula-1 2012 Codmaster PS3 game platform.

RCTECH Forum: Formula-1 PS3 Online Champioship

The simulation options are as follows:

When and where?


1. Race calendar = every Thursday before the F-1 weekend start / First race March 14, 2013... Etc.

2. Race start: All racers should be logged inn and in their cyber garage at PST 8:00PM we will start at 8:05PM (Lobby is open at 7:45 PST)

3. Race venues = F-1 calendar (first race: Australia... etc)

Simulation:

4. Race length: 25% = 15 Lapps 1 pit stop
5. Damage: realistic
6. Tire ware: realistic
7. Climate: dynamic
8. AI (if needed): amateur
9. Car performance: equal

10. Points scoring: Same as F-1
• I will be keeping scores and posting them either on Codemasters or/and on line forum (TBA)
• Final results screen shots will be kept for each race.
• There may be trough offs but Bernie still thinking about it (TBA)
11. Maximum competitors: 16 per race (register early to secure your spot)

Car set up

12. Gear: manual/suggested
13. ABS : OK
14. Traction control: Medium OK
15. Pit assistance: Off

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16. We encourage everyone to were head phones so we can communicate during the race.
Official language: English – Driver swearing or using foul language will be black flagged (0 tolerance)

17. Gentleman racing conduct will be observed and enforced in Alonsos own words -You must’a leave the space'a to pass’e-

18. Pre registration are very welcome and will secure you a spot in the PST F1 PS3 2013 Championship
• Email to F1register@WhatBrakes.com:
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• PS3 ID
• City/Country
• Team request (if we can provide fix teams maybe will do so)

If we need to cover positions for a race A.I. will be used and their best result scored.

We must not let A.I. win the PST F-1 PS3 Championship!

See you online 7:45 PM PST Thursday March 14, 2013 for the Australia GP




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Old 03-20-2013, 01:35 AM   #9155
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Last night i've been been busy with trying several setup changes to my X1 and my fastest lap time improved with 0.8s.
I removed the spacers on the front innerlinks and went from 3mm spacers beneath the damper ball stud on the motor mount to 1.5mm.
Also went from 571/572 to 571/575 tire combination.
Every setup change i've done allways improved my fastest laptimes.
I started with a 14.055s to end up with 13.285s, my goal is to get arround 13s as a fastest laptime.
The motor i used was a brushed formula tuned motor, later on i will be testing with a 21.5T and 17.5T motor in blinky mode.
Our tracksize is 30mx12m.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:44 AM   #9156
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Hey guys...

Check out this very cool 1960's F1 body Manny has come up with...
The site is mostly about a new class in SoCal that will run this body but there are pics and info on how to order...

FYI: this body is too narrow for the F104 ver2

http://vf1club.com/index.html

Why do you say the the body is too narrow to fit the F104 V2? Is it because of the side links? If so, that's unfortunate, as the link rear end is superior to the t-bar on the regular F104, especially outdoors on a parking lot!

Having said that, on these VF1 cars, where is the best place to position the battery? Towards the front with the electrics to the rear, or the other way around, battery in rear, electrics up front? If you must use the t-bar car, will the battery or the esc and receiver interfere with the movement of the t-bar, since everything is mounted inline and over the t-bar?
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What would we do for wheels and tires? 1/14 scale semi truck tires?
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What would we do for wheels and tires? 1/14 scale semi truck tires?
I hope to use the HPI VTA wheels and tires. They look the closest to late 60's F1 wheels/tires, and should give the car a more scale appearance. The 1/14 semi truck tires are more like the F1 tires of the early 60's, too narrow for a 1967-68 F1 car.
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Hey guys...

Check out this very cool 1960's F1 body Manny has come up with...
The site is mostly about a new class in SoCal that will run this body but there are pics and info on how to order...

FYI: this body is too narrow for the F104 ver2

http://vf1club.com/index.html

So lightfoot, you haven't said why you say that the VF1 body is too narrow for the F104 V2.........is it because of the side links, or is it the tabs on either side of the chassis for the electrics mounting? If it's the tabs, what if you took the chassis to a machine shop and had them cut those tabs off and sand them; would the body fit the chassis then?
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Guys,

what kind of advantage does a F104WGP with wider front have over the narrower F104PRO2?

My local track is outdoor asphalt with medium grip. Folks here tend to switch between rubber and foam tires (depending on race regulations)

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Guys,

what kind of advantage does a F104WGP with wider front have over the narrower F104PRO2?

My local track is outdoor asphalt with medium grip. Folks here tend to switch between rubber and foam tires (depending on race regulations)

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From what i know, seen and experienced i think that V2 is the better choice.
I've build my V2 with the F103 front suspension and this makes the car super fast.
There is more tuning advance to find the better setup.
In the next couple of weeks i will be testing the V2 with rubber tires and with the narrow configuration.
The critical thing about the WGP version is the T-bar, if you would brake this part cause of a crash it's a hard to find part.
Last race there were 2 pilots who broke this part 3 times in total and they had to search the web to find the correct T-bar.
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Thanks for your advice on V2.

Question, does the F103 wider front make the car more stable in and out of corners, hence easier to drive? or does it just give faster corner entry?


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From what i know, seen and experienced i think that V2 is the better choice.
I've build my V2 with the F103 front suspension and this makes the car super fast.
There is more tuning advance to find the better setup.
In the next couple of weeks i will be testing the V2 with rubber tires and with the narrow configuration.
The critical thing about the WGP version is the T-bar, if you would brake this part cause of a crash it's a hard to find part.
Last race there were 2 pilots who broke this part 3 times in total and they had to search the web to find the correct T-bar.
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Thanks for your advice on V2.

Question, does the F103 wider front make the car more stable in and out of corners, hence easier to drive? or does it just give faster corner entry?
I find it' more stable and overall faster.
But not sure if it's easier, the faster the car the less easier as it carries more speed and it needs faster respons from the pilote.
It all depends on the setup and what your capable of.
The best way to find out is to try it, it doesn't cost much for the entire F103 front suspension.
You can use the F104 front wheels, that's what i always use.
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