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Old 02-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #1666
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It's a quick mockup so I didn't take the time to draw it to any scale or adjust any camber gain/loss. If the upper and lower links/arms are parallel with each other, the roll center at that point is ground level. Obviously since the centers change with suspension movement, the roll center may not only move up and down but also left and right. They are never stationary unless the suspension never moves.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #1667
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Go 2 hole 80wt in the shocks
80wt shock oil in the dif
softest springs
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this should help alot!
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How much rebound are you building the dampers to? This will really stop the rear end from unloading too quickly if my thinking is clear and help with more gradual weight transfer corner entry and then corner out on power traction. Sounds great for really loose and low grip surfaces.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #1668
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It's a quick mockup so I didn't take the time to draw it to any scale or adjust any camber gain/loss. If the upper and lower links/arms are parallel with each other, the roll center at that point is ground level. Obviously since the centers change with suspension movement, the roll center may not only move up and down but also left and right. They are never stationary unless the suspension never moves.
I agree. I was just stating the behavior of the camber gain/loss with the inclined lower link. Nothing wrong with your drawing at all, just the layout of the FGX rear suspension with the inclined lower arm was what I was pointing out. Your drawing illustrates very well.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #1669
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How much rebound are you building the dampers to? This will really stop the rear end from unloading too quickly if my thinking is clear and help with more gradual weight transfer corner entry and then corner out on power traction. Sounds great for really loose and low grip surfaces.

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Even on our medium grip indoor track, 100% power is a no-no. I recommend trying some expo on your throttle to soften the bottom and a bit , plus wind your e.p.a back to 60% , then sneak it up from there if you can.
The HW is brutal in its power delivery, so only good for open , fast flowing , grippy tracks.
I recently bolted a 2000kv motor in mine and went half a second a lap faster, more consistently too.
I'm looking to go to a sensored 21.5 soon, though a 17.5 might be good on a larger track. This is zero boost I am referring to .....
Couldnt agree more, started with 13t and it was MAD! Switched to 17.5 (blinky) with the speed gear set and its great. Have used this setup outdoor (sma) and indoor (menai)
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #1672
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Hey guys cheers for all ya help!!
Did some minor changes last night and it's heaps better now

What I did is this
Rear
Soft springs 550wt oil
Softest sway bar
2*camber
2* toeplate
5.5mm ride

Front
Hardest springs
1* camber
0* toe
0* caster
5mm ride

Also played with throttle curve and brake curve on the controller
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:12 AM   #1673
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More FGX parts have arrived at TQ.
www.tqrcracing.com


We have one more option for FGX wheels. It will make FGX 190mm.

FYI, Thanks.
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Couldnt agree more, started with 13t and it was MAD! Switched to 17.5 (blinky) with the speed gear set and its great. Have used this setup outdoor (sma) and indoor (menai)

Hey champ thanks for ya help! Decided to go a 17.5turn now so ordered the gear set tonight with other bits and pieces from tq
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Hey guys, lots of interest in starting up F1 locally, and I've been drooling over the FGX since before it came out. Pretty close to ordering one.

In the mean time, I'm trying to sort out electronics. I'm trying to keep it cheap. We will be running 0 timing 17.5, and I need an ESC. I've asked for recommendations and advice here for esc choice, would really like input from FGX drivers.

Also need a servo, what cheap options are working for low profile? I already use a Savox 1251 in my TC, but I'm wondering if there's any other suggestions?
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Hey guys, lots of interest in starting up F1 locally, and I've been drooling over the FGX since before it came out. Pretty close to ordering one.

In the mean time, I'm trying to sort out electronics. I'm trying to keep it cheap. We will be running 0 timing 17.5, and I need an ESC. I've asked for recommendations and advice here for esc choice, would really like input from FGX drivers.

Also need a servo, what cheap options are working for low profile? I already use a Savox 1251 in my TC, but I'm wondering if there's any other suggestions?
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Hey guys, lots of interest in starting up F1 locally, and I've been drooling over the FGX since before it came out. Pretty close to ordering one.

In the mean time, I'm trying to sort out electronics. I'm trying to keep it cheap. We will be running 0 timing 17.5, and I need an ESC. I've asked for recommendations and advice here for esc choice, would really like input from FGX drivers.

Also need a servo, what cheap options are working for low profile? I already use a Savox 1251 in my TC, but I'm wondering if there's any other suggestions?
I have a 1251 in my FGX. It's really the cheapest, nice low profile option you can go with. My FGX came with a Hobbywing Xtreme Stock 60A and it seams to be working nicely, could be a bit smaller though.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #1678
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Hey guys, lots of interest in starting up F1 locally, and I've been drooling over the FGX since before it came out. Pretty close to ordering one.

In the mean time, I'm trying to sort out electronics. I'm trying to keep it cheap. We will be running 0 timing 17.5, and I need an ESC. I've asked for recommendations and advice here for esc choice, would really like input from FGX drivers.

Also need a servo, what cheap options are working for low profile? I already use a Savox 1251 in my TC, but I'm wondering if there's any other suggestions?
I'm running a HW Justock in 3 of my F1 cars. They are nice and smooth.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #1679
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Full size servo in my FGX for now.
Servo tape and a couple beads of shoo goo hold it to the chassis and a dropped down ballstud similar to the front spindle ballstuds get's it done on the cheap.
Set for servo saver to just clear chassis and barely rubs body on top of servo saver.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:53 AM   #1680
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We have been selling many of the Novak Edge Speedo's with the kits we have sold at the track..$99.00, small foot print, No Pc needed, and great Novak Service.....
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