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Old 11-20-2011, 09:06 AM   #781
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Yes, the blue/white BMW is the FGX on rubber tires and the Ferrari is the f104W on foam tires. Not sure what compound foam but must be really hard since foam should be more hooked up.

I am the driver of the FGX

Drive out of the corner is where the FGX excels. Took lots of tuning to get it to drive that way. Out of the box it pushed like a dump truck. I broke most of my front ends by going wide all the time and hitting the outside board. Now the control is much better.
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I still think the lateral placement of the battery and the weight towards to the rear of the F103 will give it more traction than the F104W in the hands of the same driver.

I'd like to see a really well setup F103 vs an FGX before I fork out for one yet, because the F103 is still legal here in the UK for the SPC-UK.

And I don't think the FGX will ever be, which gets puts me off getting one.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:44 AM   #783
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whats that noise from that red car? Sounds like a tamiya mini m03.
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I still think the lateral placement of the battery and the weight towards to the rear of the F103 will give it more traction than the F104W in the hands of the same driver.

I'd like to see a really well setup F103 vs an FGX before I fork out for one yet, because the F103 is still legal here in the UK for the SPC-UK.

And I don't think the FGX will ever be, which gets puts me off getting one.
True the F103 can put down better laps, I have a F103 and it is faster but more difficult to drive as consistently.

To me F1 is not about all out performance, the scale looks and driving characteristics is important too. If I really want to go fast I grab the 12th scale.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:59 AM   #785
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It looked like Marc Rheinard was driving that white fgx !!! Good run, and it will get better when put some reactive caster up front.....
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I'm attempting to set-up a speed passion citrix with a 21.5V2.

I've changed the spur gear to a 35T and I'm attempting to attached a 34T pinion, but for the life of me the pinion simply doesn';t have enough room....I'd be lucky to get a 20T on. That, and the fact the motor hit's the post at the end so no room for movement.

how are people getting motor and pinion to fit to give a half decent rollout/fdr.
I broke down and bought a new motor that fits right, Thunder Power Z3R-S.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:38 AM   #787
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I broke down and bought a new motor that fits right, Thunder Power Z3R-S.
Novak Ballistic fits fine also.

I'm thinking 3racing didn't want to see a silver can motor in there.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #788
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Novak Ballistic fits fine also.

I'm thinking 3racing didn't want to see a silver can motor in there.
The first motor I put in was the 25.5 Ballistic from my VTA. After that a quick search for motors with similar bearing caps and I had a couple choices. I decided to try something different as I heard good things about the Thunder Power.

+1 And yes, no silver can.
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The new Reedy sonics should fit, since they look like they'r from the same factory as the Thunder Power.
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whats that noise from that red car? Sounds like a tamiya mini m03.
stock 32 pitch gears. He has kept it all stock so far
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When I was building the front steering knuckles, and was tightening the set screw for the king pin, I wondered why they thought they needed an e-clip in the center of the pin. Yesterday, on it's first couple of laps at the track, I tapped a board, and wondered "Why in the hell did they think they needed an e-clip in the middle of the king pin."
Turn the pin upside down when building, and only put on the top and bottom e-clips. Havent broken a king pin since starting to do that
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Yes, the blue/white BMW is the FGX on rubber tires and the Ferrari is the f104W on foam tires. Not sure what compound foam but must be really hard since foam should be more hooked up.

I am the driver of the FGX

Drive out of the corner is where the FGX excels. Took lots of tuning to get it to drive that way. Out of the box it pushed like a dump truck. I broke most of my front ends by going wide all the time and hitting the outside board. Now the control is much better.
If possible could you elaborate on what you tried that worked and even stuff that didnt work to get rid of the understeer please.
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Yes, the blue/white BMW is the FGX on rubber tires and the Ferrari is the f104W on foam tires. Not sure what compound foam but must be really hard since foam should be more hooked up.

I am the driver of the FGX

Drive out of the corner is where the FGX excels. Took lots of tuning to get it to drive that way. Out of the box it pushed like a dump truck. I broke most of my front ends by going wide all the time and hitting the outside board. Now the control is much better.
Hi Robert!

Congrats for your drive control!!! Nice racer!!! lol

Can you tell us your FGX setup and modifications?

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best regards!!
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Turn the pin upside down when building, and only put on the top and bottom e-clips. Havent broken a king pin since starting to do that
Now, why didn't you post that little gem sooner! I had spare arms, but no spare kingpins. Thanks for the tip!
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Hi Robert!

Congrats for your drive control!!! Nice racer!!! lol

Can you tell us your FGX setup and modifications?

Awaiting

best regards!!
Settings used in the footage:

Front
Ride super soft
3* caster/2* camber/zero toe
.018" springs
ride height 5mm



Rear
Ride super soft
1* camber/2* toe
stock FGX springs 1 hole pistons 80 associated oil with 3 o-rings used as a bump stop between shock body and spring perch to keep the chassis from bottoming in the corners (really want to just get stiffer springs whenever they are available)
Added 1mm shim to the ball end that the shock connects to for more leverage over the suspension (also to make the spring seem stiffer)
6mm ride height.

Mugen 10k diff oil

I could use a touch more on power steering but this set up works well and is very easy to control.
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