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Marco926 05-12-2011 04:40 AM

3 racing new F1
 
3 RACING NEW F1 - Sakura FGX

new generation ???

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g3...2_864568_n.jpg

CypressMidWest 05-12-2011 04:45 AM

Independent Rear Suspension from the look of the photo. Pretty cool.

Greg Sharpe 05-12-2011 04:53 AM

Can't find a close up shot....

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3194328_n.jpg

academygaz 05-12-2011 06:16 AM

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0079.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0080.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0081.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0082.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0083.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0084.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0085.jpg

http://www.hobby-show.info/shizuoka2011/images/0086.jpg

WRXpilot 05-12-2011 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by CypressMidWest (Post 9099941)
Independent Rear Suspension from the look of the photo. Pretty cool.

Will be quite awesome if it incorporates IRS AND fits Tamiya F104 bodies. Chassis looks significantly longer than F104 though.

It's hard to tell, but it also looks like it's running HPI (hex) style wheels/tires all around, which means they won't be compatible with Tamiya stuff (except old F201 wheels/tires).

I'd personally really like to see the F1 classes move in this direction, as it seems odd that the real-world pinnacle of racing is a spec pan-car class in R/C. But, I already got burned by the F201, which was released to much fanfare then not supported at all by Tamiya, who abandoned the high-tech concept to go back and release more F103 cars and eventually the F104.

Edit: Just noticed a couple more things; looks like it's a 2-speed gearbox.

Also: What's with the "spare" screw-holes in the chassis, and adjustable turnbuckle below the damper pushrods that ties the rear transmission/bulkhead to the front of the upper chassis (see quoted picture below)? Is this going to be an adjustable wheelbase car? Just speculation on my part...
Quote:

Originally Posted by academygaz (Post 9100240)


AMZ 05-12-2011 07:15 AM

Is it me , or does that car look like 1/8 th scale?

Either way , it is very nice , and I should have one!

Qatmix 05-12-2011 07:34 AM

that looks fantastic!

snoopyrc 05-12-2011 07:37 AM

Ready to try something new. Sign me up.

Is 3 Racing in wiht Sakura? Or is this just a new Sakura F1?

academygaz 05-12-2011 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WRXpilot (Post 9100295)
Edit: Just noticed a couple more things; looks like it's a 2-speed gearbox.

Thats what I initially thought, but its a multi-gear driveline to avoid having a massive spur gear. A bit like Tamiya Mini chassis, they have the ''spur gear'' attached to the next gear in the line.

http://www.apexmodels.com/media/gbu0/prodlg/M05-02.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by snoopyrc (Post 9100559)
Ready to try something new. Sign me up.

Is 3 Racing in wiht Sakura? Or is this just a new Sakura F1?

3Racing is Sakura, Sakura is just a brand name of 3Racing.

texastc 05-12-2011 10:42 AM

Might explain why the f109 is so hard to find in stock anywhere lately.

reenmachine 05-12-2011 10:46 AM

Must have.

Greg Sharpe 05-12-2011 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WRXpilot (Post 9100295)
Also: What's with the ... adjustable turnbuckle below the damper pushrods that ties the rear transmission/bulkhead to the front of the upper chassis (see quoted picture below)? Is this going to be an adjustable wheelbase car? Just speculation on my part...

That tie rod is the "upper deck" and judging by it's proximity to the motor cavity, I doubt a standard carbon/fiberglass upper deck would have had any good mounting points. Case in point, the upper rear suspension arm mounts are SUPER close to the pushrod rockers, so no room for a proper piece of material there.

I'm guessing on another aspect, but there are teeth in the front suspension bulkheads which might be for adjustable caster. That would be MUCH appreciated!

My only fear is F/R weight bias. Most RWD r/c cars have a distinct rearward bias, but this car has the battery extending fairly far forward.

p.s.-I MUST HAVE ONE. :nod:

RedBullFiXX 05-12-2011 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe (Post 9101776)
That tie rod is the "upper deck" and judging by it's proximity to the motor cavity, I doubt a standard carbon/fiberglass upper deck would have had any good mounting points. Case in point, the upper rear suspension arm mounts are SUPER close to the pushrod rockers, so no room for a proper piece of material there.

I'm guessing on another aspect, but there are teeth in the front suspension bulkheads which might be for adjustable caster. That would be MUCH appreciated!

My only fear is F/R weight bias. Most RWD r/c cars have a distinct rearward bias, but this car has the battery extending fairly far forward.

p.s.-I MUST HAVE ONE. :nod:

Perfect candidate for 1s lipo

Fastfreddy74 05-12-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by texastc (Post 9101315)
Might explain why the f109 is so hard to find in stock anywhere lately.

IMHO i don't think the FGX is going to replace the F1-09, for one simple reason: most of rules state that a solid axle is mandatory.

On the other hand i don't think independent rear suspensions can result in a significant performance advantage over solid axle suspensions.

MatsNorway 05-12-2011 01:03 PM

Thats a lot of camber lift..

Rollbar mount at the back i think.. look closely at the rear suspention pictures.
there is a small umbrako screw there.


Coolest car i have seen for a looong time.


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