R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2012, 05:57 AM   #3271
Tech Regular
 
DIRTMONKEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Posts: 377
Default

There are so many good ideas out there.
Here's may FGX F1.Starting our F1 series down under next week in melbourne, I'm doing a write up of build and will start with the stock chassis then move onto the EXOTEC upgrade.I have also done some strenghting to the stock car, my write up is here, http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.p...led-guide-pt-2
part 2 has some pirated photo's from Bill Delongs page as my camera broke, THANKS BILL : ) but the rest are from me.
Attached Thumbnails
3 racing new F1-p1010225.jpg   3 racing new F1-p1010211.jpg   3 racing new F1-p1010209.jpg   3 racing new F1-p1010199.jpg  
__________________
DMP RC ART WURX
Thanks to - SWORKZ Aust / Ryper Hobbies - SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited Edition / SWorkz S350T Pro Competition - AKA Aust - INTENSE RC HOBBIES - RB-BARMAH RC - TEAM UPGRADE RC -PLAIG BEARINGS - WALTER R/C Hobby - SERPENT Spyder SCT SRX-2 -SERPENT Spyder RM - SERPENT Spyder ST - SERPENT F110

Last edited by DIRTMONKEY; 08-03-2012 at 06:23 AM.
DIRTMONKEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #3272
Tech Champion
 
MantisWorx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,830
Trader Rating: 27 (97%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FNG RIDER View Post
There are two problematic areas with the FGX the front arms and the upper deck are fragile. There are a couple of fixes for the front arms, reinforce with shoe goo and piano wire, or replace the arms with Exotek top and reinforce the lowers with the Exotek brace.

The fix for the top brace is to reinforce it as shown in this thread by filling it or using a strap. There are no after market top braces per se. You have to use the complete conversion kits from Exotek or Rabit.

I hope this hasn't changed you decision. the cost the convert the above is very reasonable. See SpeedtechRC they have the Exotek updated parts.

I have the Exotek conversion and highly recommend it.

I hope this helps
No love for RCShox?? My upper deck kit has been out for two months now!! Its designed for asphalt.
MantisWorx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:25 PM   #3273
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: CORONA , CALIF.
Posts: 4,040
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Your top[ deck is dialed . I've watched it in action the car rotates very well and has excellant balance / tracksion ,,entering / exiting corners , This is a nice performance addition for the FGX ... Great Work Marcus..
__________________
Mark Barden .
mb racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #3274
Tech Champion
 
MantisWorx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,830
Trader Rating: 27 (97%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mb racer View Post
Your top[ deck is dialed . I've watched it in action the car rotates very well and has excellant balance / tracksion ,,entering / exiting corners , This is a nice performance addition for the FGX ... Great Work Marcus..

Thanx, i guess i am the dark horse as usual!!
MantisWorx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #3275
Tech Elite
 
hacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vic, Australia
Posts: 3,128
Trader Rating: 139 (100%+)
Default

do the muchmore warmer TC cups fit these f1 rims/tyres?
hacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #3276
Tech Master
 
texastc's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Forney Texas
Posts: 1,360
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Meh. The RCShox conversion just wins races, nothing special.
__________________
Exotek F1 Ultra
Exotek F1R
CRC Gen-X 10 LE
Kyosho Plazma F1
TC does RC
texastc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #3277
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 847
Trader Rating: 8 (83%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hacker View Post
do the muchmore warmer TC cups fit these f1 rims/tyres?
They do but they don't cover the whole rear tyres. About 3 or 4mm stays uncovered.
shano83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #3278
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,945
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Hi Marcus, what battery is that (brand/capacity) and how many minutes runtime? Thanks.
__________________
www.rccartips.com
www.f1rccars.com
www.f1rcclub.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/rccartips/
http://www.facebook.com/RCCarTipsFan
rccartips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 06:09 PM   #3279
Tech Elite
 
JayL's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ca
Posts: 2,775
Default

Will the official IFS be an add on or a whole new kit?
Just wondering if there is any reason to wait on buying the car
__________________
A800 HW XR10Pro HW G2 4.5T|||B5MFL HW StockSpec Team Powers 17.5|||VTA: Awesomatix EVO 1.1 Orca VX3 |||F1:
Xray X1 2016, HW V3.1, Ride XR Tires, D4SS 21.5|||Futaba 4PX|||iCharger 308Duo
JayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #3280
Tech Champion
 
MantisWorx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 5,830
Trader Rating: 27 (97%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Hi Marcus, what battery is that (brand/capacity) and how many minutes runtime? Thanks.
Honestly i dont know what battery that is!! not my car im, rebuilding it for someone ( i do alot of that here lately!!) I do run a soft pack in my car though and it is a 40c 2200mah and will run 12min or so depending on the track of course.
MantisWorx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #3281
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Norcal
Posts: 759
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayL View Post
Will the official IFS be an add on or a whole new kit?
Just wondering if there is any reason to wait on buying the car
most likely to be an option part only.
they said in the end of april, not sure what about now though.
nicholasxuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #3282
Tech Regular
 
FNG RIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 374
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MantisWorx View Post
No love for RCShox?? My upper deck kit has been out for two months now!! Its designed for asphalt.
haha sorry can't keep up with all the updates. Your decks rocks for sure!
__________________
RC10B5, Tekno 410 sct, TA05 v2 Reedy 17.5, Revolt 30, Seaport Tug, Axial SCX10 Rubicon ess sound system.
FNG RIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #3283
Tech Regular
 
FNG RIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 374
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MantisWorx View Post
No love for RCShox?? My upper deck kit has been out for two months now!! Its designed for asphalt.
haha sorry I forgot about your top deck! Your deck rocks for sure!!
__________________
RC10B5, Tekno 410 sct, TA05 v2 Reedy 17.5, Revolt 30, Seaport Tug, Axial SCX10 Rubicon ess sound system.
FNG RIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #3284
Tech Adept
 
NewWestF1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 173
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

so i'm getting to the end of the build of my FGX .. getting all electronics in now and to tell the truth, i have no idea where to put it all ...

here's a few attached pictures. i've been looking at how other FGX owners have crammed all the components under the hood but most chasis look heavily modified which i'm not up to doing just yet.

factory chasis set up. Yeah Racing 35A ESC w/ YR 10T motor, Bluebird lopro Hi-speed servo, Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver and 7.4V Lipo ...........
Attached Thumbnails
3 racing new F1-fgx_leftside.jpg   3 racing new F1-fgx_leftside_full.jpg   3 racing new F1-fgx_rightside.jpg   3 racing new F1-fgx_top.jpg  
__________________
.. Sakura FGX; Novak power plant, Exotek, Lotus/Renault #9 ..
.. TB-03 Calsonic GT-R . reventon s/ultra v.3 power plant . yeah racing ..
.. M-05 Mini Cooper, Silver Can 104BK speedo, fakkin' cute!

...one of these days, life will get easier...
NewWestF1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #3285
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 59
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

@NewWestF1:
It is tight, no doubt. My FGX is setup just like yours save that I put the receiver (also a Spektrum) on it's side behind the servo. The RX is taped to the bottom deck and it _just_ fits under the top deck a little.
apenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HPI's new F1 PhatPat Electric On-Road 1173 10-10-2013 12:18 AM
new F1 !!! il-gufo Electric On-Road 29 03-26-2011 11:17 AM



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 04:59 AM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0