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Old 05-20-2013, 05:38 AM   #661
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Got my Flex chassis in the mail today and had it all ready to go not long after that

Lots of wasted space in the middle, I think ill move speedy and receiver soon....

Cant wait to test it this Friday



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Old 05-20-2013, 06:32 AM   #662
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Got my Flex chassis in the mail today and had it all ready to go not long after that

Lots of wasted space in the middle, I think ill move speedy and receiver soon....

Cant wait to test it this Friday



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Beth, I ran mine at MMM on the weekend and it went quite well. With no other changes, I found it shifted the grip towards the front, so I had to soften up the rear just a little. I'll be interested to see what you think
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #663
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Some quick questions:
  • Where do you measure the .7mm preload on the shock?
  • How do you measure the caster?
  • You mention CA on the sidewalls, so I'm assuming this is a carpet set-up. Would it work for asphalt?
I run a .7 spacer under the front springs for preload.

I use the old RPM camber gauge for caster measurement. I put the car up on my droop blocks and set the camber gauge next to the kingpin behind the axle and line the two up to measure.

Yes, CA on the sidewalls of the Pardus tires for carpet. Traction rolls very easy if you don't.
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Can you use a mini servo in these cars or is it best to use a low profile servo?
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just use a low profile..or standard servo eric..did you get one?? when u gonna race it??
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just use a low profile..or standard servo eric..did you get one?? when u gonna race it??
No I haven't gotten one yet. Not sure what to buy, I think I'm pretty sure I want to stay in the Tamiya brand (but what version?), but I'm more than a little confused when it comes to all the different aftermarket companies and tires, etc.

Do I need an Exotec chassis, the quality of their products look great but is it necessary $$ to spend?

This F1 stuff doesn't seems very easy to understand what's what.

When I get one I'll race it Competition Hobbies, John Barr already has one and I've seen Lonny creeping around in the F1 threads as well.
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All I can say is before we got an F1 I did a lot of reading and I went with the F1r Played with springs a little. we run Pits rubber and Tamya Foams carpet Oval and Asphalt On road and what most of the pepole see on the car is the red blinking light . Just put the Exotec front end onit this week If it wasn't for a tangle up that took the spur gear out it would have been out front in the A main again
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No I haven't gotten one yet. Not sure what to buy, I think I'm pretty sure I want to stay in the Tamiya brand (but what version?), but I'm more than a little confused when it comes to all the different aftermarket companies and tires, etc.

Do I need an Exotec chassis, the quality of their products look great but is it necessary $$ to spend?

This F1 stuff doesn't seems very easy to understand what's what.

When I get one I'll race it Competition Hobbies, John Barr already has one and I've seen Lonny creeping around in the F1 threads as well.
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start off with the f104 v2..then if you want you can get the exotek chassis and front end..does make a difference..
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Is the F1r chassis kit (not just the 2.25mm flexi chassis) still for sale?
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:08 PM   #669
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Is the F1r chassis kit (not just the 2.25mm flexi chassis) still for sale?
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #670
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start off with the f104 v2..then if you want you can get the exotek chassis and front end..does make a difference..
Cool, that's what I thought. Might put it in with the treasury department as my Father's day present.

21.5, shorty 2s lipo, low-pro servo right?
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TQRC doesn't have the F1r in stock, nor does Exotek. Stormer does have an F1Ultra, but I know that is intended for the F103. Any other suggestions?
Can an F1r flexi main chassis plate be substitued with the F1Ultra?
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I found this picture of my F1r with the rubber tires from last year on..
Miniature Stig still sitting there waiting for the next drive.

My F1r is now on foams and quicker then ever.
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I read and hear a lot about CA on the sidewalls of rubber tires. Is it to stiffen the sidewall, to make it more slick so that when the tread flexes to the point that the sidewall makes contact with the surface that it is "slick", or some combination of the two?
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I read and hear a lot about CA on the sidewalls of rubber tires. Is it to stiffen the sidewall, to make it more slick so that when the tread flexes to the point that the sidewall makes contact with the surface that it is "slick", or some combination of the two?
Yes and yes.
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Thanks, Rick. Amazing how fast your responses come in from Mars!

I'm not a fan of the idea of CAing the sidewalls and have been trying to come up with an alternative. I assume that there is a rule somewhere against non-stock inserts, ie closed cell foam. Correct?
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