R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2009, 09:19 PM   #61
Tech Addict
 
E-clip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 602
Trader Rating: 39 (100%+)
Default

Just want to say this car Drives Rings around my F104

Just first tests with two box stock cars

F104 is so hard to drive straight

F109 is so easy to drive rear end is planted on the ground and I can full throttle without braking traction unlike the F104 spinning very time I throttle more than half
E-clip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #62
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wagnerov View Post
...

And yes, the 3Racing front end is flexi-flyer compared to the Tamiya graphite one, I've tried both on my 15th. About the only advantage to the 3Racing one is adjustable camber so the tires don't cone. The caster adjustment was a waste of time. You have to run much stiffer springs to make up for the flexibility. Unfortunately, much stiffer springs make the e-clip retainers pop off easier if you whack a board the wrong way, resulting in amusing traction-rolls on VHT.
....
both the Tamiya link suspension and 3R's are identical width. I might do a hybrid of the 2 suspensions.. Tamiya lower arms w/3R's upper arm links.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #63
Tech Master
 
timmig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Trabuco Canyon-- in the Pines!!
Posts: 1,769
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rc-zombies View Post
At that price I'd rather go with the new HPI for $129--their a much more proven RC Car company for quality cars at good prices.
FWIW
Tim
timmig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 10:47 PM   #64
Tech Champion
 
robk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler
Posts: 7,500
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wagnerov View Post

Don't waste your time with rubber tires with any 2WD F1 car, unless you like doing donuts. Even on an unprepared surface. Sorry. Maybe the added rear weight of this car will help.
the beautiful sound of the truth
__________________
A mutually re-enforcing cascade of failure

"Failior [sic] crowns enterprise." Robert Goddard

I-Lap Scoring Systems http://www.rclapcounter.com/
robk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 05:56 AM   #65
Tech Adept
 
InZane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 248
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Wohoo - my F1-09 arrived yesterday



I'm very impressed by the high quality of both the FRP chassis parts as well as the blue alu parts. The plastic is, as said before, a lot flexier compared to the Tamiya F104. But I don't think this will be a problem.







The manual is first class - one of the best I've ever seen in my 35 years in the hobby!



But I think they made a miss on page 4&5 - the upper front caster mount should be mounted the other way around (the hinges to the rear - not to the front as in this picture)



The body is nice - but then again not as nice as the original F104 body.



This kit must, without a doubt, be the best value on the market today!

Quote:
Originally Posted by timmig View Post
At that price I'd rather go with the new HPI for $129...
You're just being ironic -- right?
InZane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 06:25 AM   #66
Tech Adept
 
badmotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 162
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

..
__________________
__________________
WHY IS THERE BACON IN THE SOAP?!?!?!

Last edited by badmotor; 09-25-2009 at 06:29 AM. Reason: edit: nm
badmotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 07:25 AM   #67
SMG
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I just ordered mine from RC Mart, Can anyone tell me how long it takes to arrive in the US. hopefully not on the slow boat!! thanks
SMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 07:58 AM   #68
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMG View Post
I just ordered mine from RC Mart, Can anyone tell me how long it takes to arrive in the US. hopefully not on the slow boat!! thanks
I ordered on Thursday and arrived on Monday via regular air mail...
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 08:01 AM   #69
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by timmig View Post
At that price I'd rather go with the new HPI for $129--their a much more proven RC Car company for quality cars at good prices.
FWIW
Tim
HPI is proven RC car Co. indeed. Always purchased their cars to race from the first Pro2 to the current Cyclone.. Hate to say it but the HPI F1 looks like a Toy car compared to 3R's.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #70
SMG
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I have to agree with zombies, The HPI F10 does look like toy next to this thing. So is RC mart the only place you can purchase this car from? thanks
SMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 08:11 AM   #71
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMG View Post
I have to agree with zombies, The HPI F10 does look like toy next to this thing. So is RC mart the only place you can purchase this car from? thanks
RcMarket has it for $99+
http://rcmarket.com.hk
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 09:05 AM   #72
SMG
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

So do you guys think this this car is going to require the f103 front suspension to make it stiffer and better to drive?
SMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 09:08 AM   #73
Tech Master
 
timmig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Trabuco Canyon-- in the Pines!!
Posts: 1,769
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Does look impressive!!! It will be cool to see how it performs. Looks like G-10 fiberglass--no carbon?
T
timmig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 09:21 AM   #74
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 418
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMG View Post
So do you guys think this this car is going to require the f103 front suspension to make it stiffer and better to drive?
my f109 is stock and it drives very well... i have fellow f1 drivers notice and comment on how good my car seem to be handling ard the track...

i see no reason to touch anything if the car aint broke....

and guys, pls note that the car's balance is the best when used with the stock tires in the kit... i changed to the tires that i used for my f103 and that really upset my car balance..... needless to say, the 3racing tires are now back on the car....
katze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 11:08 AM   #75
SMG
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 70
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

What kind of motors and ESC's are you guys running?
SMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1/10 R/C F1's...Pics, Discussions, Whatever... Vyger Electric On-Road 13181 Today 08:32 PM
Tamiya F104 Pro! NT Electric On-Road 9356 05-21-2017 02:08 PM
Tamiya F103 Forum TFR Electric On-Road 2215 03-31-2017 03:58 PM
F1 series new rides for '09 mxrich Georgia Racing 12 07-06-2009 03:37 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:55 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net