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Old 01-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #181
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Hi All,
Due to the Holidays there has been production delays on F1R kits- sorry all
ETA from the factory is Jan 19th for the carbon plates to ship. Soon.... very soon...


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Race Report.
Car is still awesome. Played with settings, less side spring, springs 1mm above links, lost a lot of turn in. Cranked side springs to 1 turn past touching, little too much steering. Loosened to about a 1/4 turn past touching: DIALED.

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Camber on the 2, no spacers under plate.
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Red Tamiya shock spring. Cranked.
Associated .022 front springs.
Ride height 3.5 front 3.5 rear
Took graphite axle out, went to steel axle, even better. you can feel the difference in the rear. Stable. Not touching set up til track changes. Better driver might have taken it all. Need to get better in the infield. Car can do it.
Glad to hear. When you are feeling locked in confident then try the 71 fronts LOTS of infield steering/ speed.

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Well we didn't have enough people show up to actually race the F1 cars today but I did get a couple of runs in on my F1R and man was it great! On a track where even the TCs were struggling with grip the car was well planted with only a couple of times where it spun out due to too much throttle. I think switching to the medium front springs instead of the soft springs I have on there the car will be on the money. Car works great!
Sounds like a productive day. I like to run with a no slip diff and tune the wheel spin control through the radio and esc. The Tamiya diff is not a good 'slipping' type diff- she will spin out in a blink because 1 wheel always slips more then the other we've found.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #182
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Definately a productive day...the diff was slipping way too much but because I was just testing between races I really didn't have enough time to make changes so I just left it. Next time it runs that will be set properly. Overall the car really ran great even using the BMI links instead of the AE links I'm really looking forward to when I can take the silver can out and drop in the 21.5 but I'm waiting on a spur gear adapter to do that.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #183
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Well I just finished up the modifications I had planned to make the body fit better. The body was sitting really low so I raised it up 3mm and now it is at about the right height. I then cut up one of my old thick flex plates to use as a spacer to lower the height of the flex links. Now my flex links clear the body without having to cut as much away. All I have to do now is cut enough for the pivot to clear. I also narrowed the upper deck "wings" to fit under the body. So now when it comes time to make the "nice" body I won't have to modify it much to fit
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:19 AM   #184
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Congrats Stephen Jackson- 2012 Roar Region 12 F1 Champion driving an Exotek F1R!

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:49 AM   #185
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I hope there's more than just me in the F1R at the ROAR Nats, that is a helluva lot of pressure on me Mike. If the car just did ALL the work I'd be fine.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #186
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Ever since IIC I've been ready to go back already...now even more so as I will be definitely adding F1 as a class this coming IIC

Grats Stephen! Way to represent!
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #187
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5th Race of the UF1 Winter series this Saturday in Chino California...

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Old 01-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #188
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Ever since IIC I've been ready to go back already...now even more so as I will be definitely adding F1 as a class this coming IIC

Grats Stephen! Way to represent!
Come on to the Nats in Texas. We ll take you for some great bbq. I know just the place.
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Man I would so love to go to so many races on the mainland and I love Texas BBQ! But the reality is I can only afford to go to 1 race a year right now Things are looking better though these last couple of years so I may be able to throw in another trip in the near future...but not for 2012.
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I hope there's more than just me in the F1R at the ROAR Nats, that is a helluva lot of pressure on me Mike. If the car just did ALL the work I'd be fine.
YoU CaN Do It!!

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Man I would so love to go to so many races on the mainland and I love Texas BBQ! But the reality is I can only afford to go to 1 race a year right now Things are looking better though these last couple of years so I may be able to throw in another trip in the near future...but not for 2012.
Man genuine Texas BBQ does sound good... but maybe for the REAL F1 race in Nov
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Finally got some F1R's back in stock!
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Congrats Stephen Jackson- 2012 Roar Region 12 F1 Champion driving an Exotek F1R!

My F1R works really good every time out. I ran most of the stock set up with
just a few changes. I'll post my set up here a little later. Thanks for a great
product mike. See you at UF1 on saturday.
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Man genuine Texas BBQ does sound good... but maybe for the REAL F1 race in Nov
Oh that's right! F1 in Austin this year! I was planning to visit family there the week before IIC then fly to IIC after...gonna have to check the dates and see if it is the same week
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Just ordered my F1R

Question: How do you mount the Esc/ Reciever?

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Just ordered my F1R

Question: How do you mount the Esc/ Reciever?

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I put mine on their sides, esc on driver left between battery and link, esc on driver right same way.
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