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Old 01-04-2014, 06:06 AM   #871
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I put http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=1137 and http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=3413 in mine, flipped the washers so the small end touched like "><" and its smooth as glass.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #872
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So finally got round to building my Sp-1 this week, really quite impressed with the kit, especially considering the value for money...

However, a couple of things.

Firstly, I do think the manual could be improved. Assembling the front end as per the manual is a PIA, and actually when it comes to putting the front plate on the chassis, almost impossible to fit, as the nuts are too close to the steering posts. Not a biggy, but worth noting.
Also, there is not mention on how to set front rideheight, or for wing mountings. Thankfully, being pretty experienced, these aren't too much of an issue for me, but I can imagine for a newbie, that this wouldn't be favourable.

I also had the pivot ball issue, where they weren't tapped through fully... thankfully, being already aware of this, I just but some 0.7mm washers under it all for now, and have some tamiya balls on order. However given it's the first step in the manual..

Despite the above though, car does go together nicely. Only option parts I've put on are some carbon reinforced plastics (links, front hubs, steering), the POM balls, and the carbon battery brace. I also switched out all the ball joints for Schumacher ones I had lying around, goes with the black/silver theme of my tourer's

Am very much liking the steering setup, it's a lot smoother than I thought it would be, and just looking on the bench seems to give good ackerman characteristics. Also like the ease of camber adjustment for the front, and the nice fine tune range of rear adjustment. For now gone for the standard shorty setup of ESC behind the battery in the middle (albeit with the plugs at the front of the car, to get weight back a little), and the rest out on the side. This is my first link F1, having had an X1 and WGP before this.. very much looking forward to giving it a run out this week.

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:26 AM   #873
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Your build looks excellent TryHard- Ed
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:19 AM   #874
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tryhard: are you racing Forza 5 on xbox one? I saw someone with your name in my race and it made me wonder.
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I'm also on Forza 5: TweekD Whoaday

Hope my car doesn't hit you too hard!
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tryhard: are you racing Forza 5 on xbox one? I saw someone with your name in my race and it made me wonder.
Not me, I'm still on 360 and Forza4... might upgrade that later in the year, although need to stop spending on RC first
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How are these cars durability wise? They are selling them at my lhs and am thinking about picking one up. Also wondering how they compare to a tamiya f-104 as far as quality and durability as I already have the tamiya really just do not care for it much and am looking for an upgrade from it
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:49 AM   #878
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Initially I had issues with the front steering knuckle so I ordered a bunch of extras. After I replaced out the knuckle I never broke another...and I've taken some pretty hard hits with the car. Some people have had issues with the rear links breaking with the stock ones but newer stronger ones are out now. I never broke the stock ones but they did warp so I replaced them with the new ones. So far the car seems very durable for a F1 car.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:15 PM   #879
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I broke two steering knuckles, basically they split along the top of where the pillow ball holder screws in. I'm not sure if these were the soft stock plastic or the hardened plastic, though. I had spares so no big deal, but do check yours for cracks. They seem fine and then bam: ballstud pulls out on impact and you're done. Otherwise my car is very durable.
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I've just acquired an SP1, can someone offer a recommendation on tyres? Will be starting with kit setup, on ashphalt with 30deg C air temp, track temp 45-50 deg C. Needs to be rubber tyres too.
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I've just acquired an SP1, can someone offer a recommendation on tyres? Will be starting with kit setup, on ashphalt with 30deg C air temp, track temp 45-50 deg C. Needs to be rubber tyres too.
That really depends on the class you're racing and your club/track rules. I would check with them first.
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I finally managed to get TQ and finished first in our local club race today..SP-1 was really good all day..
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I finally managed to get TQ and finished first in our local club race today..SP-1 was really good all day..
Awesome....well done, and glad you like the SP1.
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Been a long time since I broke anything on my SP-1 but this weekend after putting the new parts on I had some breakage. I broke the new rear links and stripped the ball stud out of the servo horn
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Been a long time since I broke anything on my SP-1 but this weekend after putting the new parts on I had some breakage. I broke the new rear links and stripped the ball stud out of the servo horn
What hit you? Or did you have a Pastor Maldonado moment?
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