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Old 07-10-2010, 07:37 PM   #1081
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Yeah when someone in one of these F1 threads posted a pic with his F104 and F201 side by side they looked like the same wheelbase...then someone posted wheelbase lengths between the F109 and F104 and the F109 was actually just a few mm longer I began to think the F201 bodies would fit and open up some more body choices. I don't like the air boxes on most of the bodies made for the F104...they all look too long up top like someone took a F103 body and stretched it right behind the air box opening. I'll probably end up changing the wings from the 3Racing ones but so far I'm really happy with how it looks. Now I just got to get the F104 suspension and tires for it so I can finish cutting out the body and paint it up
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109 thread has been a bit dull...
How have you all been doing with your f109's?
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:28 AM   #1083
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That 201 body fits much better than I expected!
Does the reverse also hold true (F109 shell on F201)?

I've got 2 F201s and a new F109 (won in a raffle at the Muchmore N. Ireland GP - awesome!) and want to keep my shell options open.
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I've been racin mine and it's going very well with my gecko tyres. If you check my blog in the sig below there are are some vids.
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Just wondering where are people getting rubber tires to suit the 109 in Australia?
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Old 07-25-2010, 05:37 AM   #1086
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109 thread has been a bit dull...
How have you all been doing with your f109's?
1st time out last night @ TRCC on carpet in the UK

TQ by 2 seconds & the Win

we use Tamiya silver can due to the small size of the venue

video's from a few months back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzBgKNdoPHo
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:45 AM   #1087
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1st time out last night @ TRCC on carpet in the UK

TQ by 2 seconds & the Win

we use Tamiya silver can due to the small size of the venue

video's from a few months back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzBgKNdoPHo
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:50 AM   #1088
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even better venue now as the white rope has been replaced with 2" square plastic rain pipe

I have another video to upload showing the plastic piping and the cars

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1st time out last night @ TRCC on carpet in the UK

TQ by 2 seconds & the Win

we use Tamiya silver can due to the small size of the venue

video's from a few months back

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzBgKNdoPHo
Won the final by 11.78 seconds but I want to be quicker

So that set me thinking,

anyone used saddle packs in the car laid out as per pictures?

saves me 59 grams which is a lot when you only have a silver can motor

will allow for some weight adjustment with the front cell and put a little more weight over the rear. Rewire needed of course and some means of holding in the rear cell which won't be hard to do.

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Old 07-26-2010, 07:45 AM   #1089
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Hey guys. There's a new indoor track opening up near me thats planning on running an F1 class. This F109 looked like the best band for the buck. I think its the same price as the HPI, but the F109 looked a lot better. The F10 looked kinda plasticy. The F109 looks a lot better IMO. Not sure if I even want to get into this class yet, but it looks really cool. I've been around real F1 racing a lot.
What do you guys think? Best F1 on the market? Or is there another chassis you would recommend that I can get in about the same price range?
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even better venue now as the white rope has been replaced with 2" square plastic rain pipe

I have another video to upload showing the plastic piping and the cars



Won the final by 11.78 seconds but I want to be quicker

So that set me thinking,

anyone used saddle packs in the car laid out as per pictures?

saves me 59 grams which is a lot when you only have a silver can motor

will allow for some weight adjustment with the front cell and put a little more weight over the rear. Rewire needed of course and some means of holding in the rear cell which won't be hard to do.

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


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http://www.photobox.co.uk/slideshow?album_id=436834294
Cool, wonder if that would work with the Exotek chassis on the HPI F1 car....
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This F109 looked like the best bang for the buck. Best F1 on the market?
Probably not - the Corally New Gen F1 is quick (I have a copy of RRCi somewhere where the Corally trumped all at an open F1 meeting thus year), and Tech Racing and Cross have competition cars too - good luck finding one. However...

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Or is there another chassis you would recommend that I can get in about the same price range?
Doubt it - the appeal of the F109 is the high quality v low price. I'm itching to get mine built and out on a track.

PS. I like the innovative T-saddle configuration. I've been wondering how to play with battery placement, but didn't get that far!
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FYI everyone...the carbon fiber chassis for the F109 are out now
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Probably not - the Corally New Gen F1 is quick (I have a copy of RRCi somewhere where the Corally trumped all at an open F1 meeting thus year), and Tech Racing and Cross have competition cars too - good luck finding one. However...
Put 1/10 pan cars tires on any F1 car and it will be faster....tech tip: If you can find the larger indy car wheels from Tamiya and mount 1/10 donuts your car will instantly be faster.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:23 PM   #1094
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Put 1/10 pan cars tires on any F1 car and it will be faster....tech tip: If you can find the larger indy car wheels from Tamiya and mount 1/10 donuts your car will instantly be faster.
Yep.
Could not agree more.
I am a big fan of no pan car tires,and suspension.
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Ah good, so Corally just cheated then. Their car is absurdly expensive anyway...

On the subject of tyres, I'm looking for some rubber for my F109 for general outdoor use - any suggestions? Pit Shimizu seem to be substantially cheaper than HPI Bridgestones and a few other brands. I'll likely get them from HK.
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