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Old 01-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Ok, so here we go, it is official!!!! UF1 is coming to the Midwest region and in a big way!!!!! Here is the info, feel free to ask any questions you might have

I am pretty stoked about this and it promises to be a lot of fun and highly competitive

I figured this should have it's own thread....
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I figured this should have it's own thread....
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Sorry to barge in. I've seen this class run at harbor hobbies and I'm interested. What F1 chassis is the one to have? Durability wise and parts availability. Thanks
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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F104 pro v2.
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Can not wait saw this, this morning and am going to try to make them all
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I'm very excited! I will definitely participate. Toledo is a maybe. That's almost a 6 hour drive one way for me.
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This should be a lot of fun! Hoping to bring a couple guys from the BLASTF1 series with as well.
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Quick question regarding the mandatory use of the Pardus tires. I noticed that with the other UF1 series(California and Huston), they allow any scale rubber F1 tire(Shimizu, Ryde, Tamiya, etc...) . Is this decision based off of the reviews of what experience racers had with them at the IIC race, or just a different path? Not sure if the whole UF1 is locked into the same rules nation-wide. Thanks for any info.
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The F1R (180mm), FGX (190mm) or any other car under 190mm front and rear and running the correct size rubber tires are allowed. Toledo is pretty much the only track that has a local series that mandates a 180mm car only. Like Howler, the only rule I've found odd is the strict use of Pardus tires over the normal series rules. I can't find them for sale anywhere, so how can I get a set to test?
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Brad from f1paintlab is organizing the series and i think he has been racing in Toledo using the pardus tires. As far as where to get them tq raceway or f1paintlab sell them online.
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Brad from f1paintlab is organizing the series and i think he has been racing in Toledo using the pardus tires. As far as where to get them tq raceway or f1paintlab sell them online.
Sorry, I meant to say in stock on the tires. I'll check again, but they were both out on Friday.

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It seems that the Pardus tires are out of stock in the usual places.

So if there are none to be had what should we do regarding tires?
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No electronic driving aids (gyros, wheel speed sensors, etc). Transmitter functions are allowed.
Does this mean that ABS is allowed? If so, do people normally use this to help keep the car from spinning out while braking? I have been manually pumping the brakes, but figure the ABS would be much more consistent than I can do by hand (err, finger).

Also, will there be other "novice" drivers attending?
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Does this mean that ABS is allowed? If so, do people normally use this to help keep the car from spinning out while braking? I have been manually pumping the brakes, but figure the ABS would be much more consistent than I can do by hand (err, finger).

Also, will there be other "novice" drivers attending?
That is a radio function and not an additional piece of hardware. Try it but don't be surprised about how long it takes to brake. You're just as well off by releasing the throttle earlier and rolling through the turns.

With a rear wheel drive car you need to brake BEFORE the turn because it will skid out if you brake in the turn.
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Does this mean that ABS is allowed? If so, do people normally use this to help keep the car from spinning out while braking? I have been manually pumping the brakes, but figure the ABS would be much more consistent than I can do by hand (err, finger).

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That is a radio function and not an additional piece of hardware. Try it but don't be surprised about how long it takes to brake. You're just as well off by releasing the throttle earlier and rolling through the turns.

With a rear wheel drive car you need to brake BEFORE the turn because it will skid out if you brake in the turn.
Or, you can just do what I do and run Dave over. That works too.
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