R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 311
Default 3 racing new F1

3 RACING NEW F1 - Sakura FGX

new generation ???

Marco926 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
CypressMidWest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 4,603
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Independent Rear Suspension from the look of the photo. Pretty cool.
__________________
Team CRC, Access Race Place, US Indoor Champs, CD SUPERPRO, RK Designs, Cypress, Founder and lead instructor of the Ian Ruggles Negative Reinforcement Driver Training Program, enroll now.....
CypressMidWest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 05:53 AM   #3
Tech Elite
 
Greg Sharpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Snowbird Nationals
Posts: 3,206
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

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

__________________
If only endurance racing was a thing.
Greg Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
Tech Addict
 
academygaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 718
Default















__________________
Quote, Leodis, 2007: ''I've been shopping online for 9 years and the only charge I've ever had to dispute with my credit card company was from TiR. Congratulations TiR. Even porn sites are more ethical than your company!''

RC cars - I haz sum.

Last edited by academygaz; 05-12-2011 at 07:31 AM.
academygaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 07:31 AM   #5
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CypressMidWest View Post
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 View Post


WRXpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 08:15 AM   #6
AMZ
Tech Regular
 
AMZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 309
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

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

Either way , it is very nice , and I should have one!
AMZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 08:34 AM   #7
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: santa monica / manchester
Posts: 1,183
Default

that looks fantastic!
__________________
http://www.theRcRacer.com/

TRF419, TBEvo6, TT02, VDF, TRF501x, TRF201, TRF101, Mi5, X-Ray T4-13, BD7 2014, A700 Evo, WR-02G
Qatmix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 08:37 AM   #8
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,043
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Ready to try something new. Sign me up.

Is 3 Racing in wiht Sakura? Or is this just a new Sakura F1?
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 11:18 AM   #9
Tech Addict
 
academygaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 718
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WRXpilot View Post
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.



Quote:
Originally Posted by snoopyrc View Post
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.
__________________
Quote, Leodis, 2007: ''I've been shopping online for 9 years and the only charge I've ever had to dispute with my credit card company was from TiR. Congratulations TiR. Even porn sites are more ethical than your company!''

RC cars - I haz sum.
academygaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #10
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

Might explain why the f109 is so hard to find in stock anywhere lately.
__________________
Exotek F1 Ultra
Exotek F1R
CRC Gen-X 10 LE
Kyosho Plazma F1
TC does RC
texastc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
reenmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Studio City, CA
Posts: 2,539
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default

Must have.
__________________
Pete Waydo
2010 Big Fat Turkey Race Mini Cooper AAA Main Champion
*** currently in stasis ***
reenmachine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 01:36 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
Greg Sharpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Snowbird Nationals
Posts: 3,206
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WRXpilot View Post
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.
__________________
If only endurance racing was a thing.
Greg Sharpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #13
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,539
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
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.
Perfect candidate for 1s lipo
__________________
--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rome - Italy
Posts: 273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by texastc View Post
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.
Fastfreddy74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 02:03 PM   #15
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 403
Default

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.
MatsNorway 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 05:22 PM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0