Originally Posted by Kregger
I noticed that the site is mostly F104. Are you guys going to be posting any info onthe HPI car when you come across it?
feel free to discuss it. If your F10 is challenging for the win, we want to hear about it.
First, the upgrade option rear differential is an amazing piece of kit. I don't know if it is the machining or the tolerances or the design or the balls or the spur gear or the metal axle the unit is attached to or whatever, but the smoothness of this unit is unmatched. Even with the rear diff locked, a simply twirl of the rear wheel spins down much slower than the F104 unit. The drag in the F104 diff is just at a higher level. It is not cheap, but HPI got that part right.
Next, the rubber tires are very different than f104 rubber tires. F104 tires are relatively scale looking ties with sharp corners and a flat profile across the carcass while the HPI's have a rounded carcass and a very sticky compound. They sort of look like cap tires. It is much easier to maintain a consistent contact patch with the rounded tire than the huge flat area of the 104 tire.
What do you like about the F10? The car generates a lot of comments, both high and low. To me, it's a good thing to have different cars on the track. But that's just my opinion, and as said, the F10 generates lots of commentary.