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Old 11-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #616
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have to give props to F1 PaintLab... picked up my new F104v2 with all Hop-Ups, everything was in stock and great price! Thank you.

Now Brad is working on a Ferrari body for me.. .can't wait to see it.

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Brad does awesome work...you'll be very happy with it
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #618
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anyone used this yet?

also i return the low profile servo i got and in return i found a hitec mighty mini servo that works wonders and fits like a glove. its slightly a bit taller than the savoc one but its narrower. its also quiet fast and cheap.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Bearing-Servo

i finally ran the f1 yesterday in a big open good traction layout and still getting the hang of it. i few things i noticed is that when coming into a 90 degree right turn right after the long straighway the car tends to skip, skip skip and push slightly unless i let off. should i get different front tires?

its got 30 in front shock and 20 in the side one with the stock springs in the kit front and rear and the pit tires.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:31 AM   #619
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I'm considering getting an f1 car and this seems to be the hot ticket. I race offroad and my favorite track has an onroad track beside it at West coast rc.

Never been to a carpet track but looks like tqrcracing is where I should be.

My question is, what would good tires be for this car on an indoor asphalt track?

Can I use the same tires on a carpet track?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:38 AM   #620
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I'm considering getting an f1 car and this seems to be the hot ticket. I race offroad and my favorite track has an onroad track beside it at West coast rc.

Never been to a carpet track but looks like tqrcracing is where I should be.

My question is, what would good tires be for this car on an indoor asphalt track?

Can I use the same tires on a carpet track?
The VII is a popular car
Sean at TQ stocks all the spares and tires

Shimizu 571 Front, 572 Rear are a good baseline tire setup for most tracks, paved, or carpet
These tires with inserts mount on the stock wheels included in the kit

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...03&s_maker_id=

Lots of F1 racing at TQ
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #621
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Oh man.. I have a feeling that if I make it down to TQ I will forget all about offroad, haha.

Thanks for the info.

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The VII is a popular car
Sean at TQ stocks all the spares and tires

Shimizu 571 Front, 572 Rear are a good baseline tire setup for most tracks, paved, or carpet
These tires with inserts mount on the stock wheels included in the kit

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...03&s_maker_id=

Lots of F1 racing at TQ
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #622
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Right now i'm converting my verII into a F104W version and adding a brushless motor/esc to the chassis, i'm very curious about it's handling and performance.
Here in belgium we're going to use a 18T sensorless brushless motor.
Pictures will follow
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #623
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I am considering buying an F1 (come from a tc background) and was wondering if the f104 black pro is a better deal then the vII? For 235 I can get the ver II pro but for 235 I can also get the pro black with the roll dampner and upper plate upgrade. As far as I can tell the v2 has a lot of plastic on it and comes with nothing where as the black is completely upgraded, comes with a body and tires.

This is to run indoor on carpet.
So what is the pros and cons of both? What would you pick?
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I am considering buying an F1 (come from a tc background) and was wondering if the f104 black pro is a better deal then the vII? For 235 I can get the ver II pro but for 235 I can also get the pro black with the roll dampner and upper plate upgrade. As far as I can tell the v2 has a lot of plastic on it and comes with nothing where as the black is completely upgraded, comes with a body and tires.

This is to run indoor on carpet.
So what is the pros and cons of both? What would you pick?
The link suspension of the v2 is more consistent than the T-bar, but you are correct that a few more hop up parts are needed if you are serious about racing. The pivot ball is kind of a weak spot, but then I have also seen my share of broken t-plates.

Nothing wrong with the pro. Upgrading to the roll damper is more of a maintenance thing than a performance enhancement.

I would lean towards the v2. A good driver can win with either.
I picked both...
I win with neither..
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I am considering buying an F1 (come from a tc background) and was wondering if the f104 black pro is a better deal then the vII? For 235 I can get the ver II pro but for 235 I can also get the pro black with the roll dampner and upper plate upgrade. As far as I can tell the v2 has a lot of plastic on it and comes with nothing where as the black is completely upgraded, comes with a body and tires.

This is to run indoor on carpet.
So what is the pros and cons of both? What would you pick?
I have seen a lot of broken links on the v2 car- enough that people are switching to Associated parts.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #626
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Pardus tyres , 21.5 blinky on super high bite carpet. My pro will traction roll on demand. So who has a good base line set for my new v2 that's on its way from the lab right now?
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as promised, here are some pictures of my converted F104verII to a Wide version.




I've used a 3mm spacer and the threaded spacer that comes with the RM-01 carbon motor mount rear plate set (54375) to support the servo holders.
It looks so much better (the more blue the better) and it's easier for maintenance or replacing the servo if needed.

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are you guys mounting the side mirrors witgout the side body pontoons? im not ready to cut the body just yet, but would like to see if some of you have done it, if so please post pics
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Hey Guys
Can someone advise for the ride R1 tire setting on VII?
My VII push very seriously when use them on asphalt
I tried using hard side spring, ride super soft front spring, 2mm pod droup, 1mm front down stop and very hard roll damp oil but still push...
No idea for this...can someone help for further improvement? Thanks!
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Hey Guys
Can someone advise for the ride R1 tire setting on VII?
My VII push very seriously when use them on asphalt
I tried using hard side spring, ride super soft front spring, 2mm pod droup, 1mm front down stop and very hard roll damp oil but still push...
No idea for this...can someone help for further improvement? Thanks!
Unfortunately, that is a tire issue, not a setup issue
Same experience with most who have run with that tire
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