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Old 03-05-2015, 10:30 PM   #646
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I am wandering if the setup station is really necessary to set the X1. The only adjustment which is not set by changing inserts is the Toe.
I consider the fact that X1 does not need setup station for one of the Luxury features of the car.

@bee200sx: Yes, Tamiya springs are direct fit.
I don't think it's exclusive to the X1, but i think it's aimed at all f1's.
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That is understood of cause. However it is in the X1 thread hence my note.

I have used standard TC setup to set my YRF1. With little cautiousness even the additional "tubes" are not necessary.
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Despite most of the X1 being pre set, a set up station could still be handy do find if anything is bent. Something that is not obvious to the naked eye
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Despite most of the X1 being pre set, a set up station could still be handy do find if anything is bent. Something that is not obvious to the naked eye
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Sure, but it may cause frustration if you find something wrong which could not be conventionally fixed./

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Can anyone tell me if Exotek upgraded their F1 wheels. I read they were real fragile.
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Yes the new version work great. I have ripped the rubber right off them from a season of racing and the rims are holding up perfectly.
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Can anyone tell me if Exotek upgraded their F1 wheels. I read they were real fragile.
Yes the new version work great. I have ripped the rubber right off them from a season of racing and the rims are holding up perfectly.
The last I heard from MikeR @ Exotek he did upgrade the plastic in their F104 Wheels so that they would not be so brittle.

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The last I heard from MikeR @ Exotek he did upgrade the plastic in their F104 Wheels so that they would not be so brittle.


All the spokes have been remolded and beefed up as well
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Thanks for the info.
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That's good to know. I wasted a couple sets of rear tires when the inner spokes completely broke free of the rims. That was one frustrating weekend of racing.
Look forward to trying some again!
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I wonder if they would release the wheel adaptor separately so those with a 1/10 setup could use that. Or does someone already make them?
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Tamiya F103: Had a few upgrades and was a solid little car to drive, excelled on low grip surfaces with Shimizu tires, but could not keep the same pace when moving to Ride R1's for warmer & higher grip tracks, would still be good to drive but not quick enough to be at the front of the pack.

Serpent F110: Was my 1st mistake in buying a F1 car, terrible quality control with the kit I got, holes at front of main chassis were 1.5mm out of alignment, so the car turned better one way than the other.
Also was ridiculously fragile, lost count of how many of the alloy rear axles I bent, along with numerous other parts that self destructed with a moderate collision with other cars or track barriers.
It got to a stage of, Race one day, buy replacement parts the very next day every time I raced it.

3 Racing F113: Very underrated car with great value for your $, bought a 2nd hand one first, and liked it so much that I bought another one new.
Up to now, I've had most of my racing success with this car, including TQ'ing for a state titles, along with numerous podium places.
Build quality & performance I rate probably up there with Tamiya, easy to build with concise instructions, and stable performance out of the box.

Street Jam: My 2nd & biggest mistake of buying a F1 car, and has been the worst car I have ever owned period. I'm not going to write about my experience with this car, as I have written detailed reports about it in the Street Jam thread, but to sum it up:
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Performance, non existent.

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Agree with you about the Serpent Rob.
I'm really happy with how it goes and handles, but I just don't have any confidence in it.
It did have a few small build quality issues, but nowhere near the level of your example.
Hey guys, snooping around in xray forum X1 looks fantastic! Hopefully you guys will get as good experience as the way it looks. I'm a die hard Serpent guy but landed here whilst researching for solution to my F110.
Serpent F120 does look fantastic in pictures but I thought the same with F110 LOL. Like Rob said, I hope they have learned the lessons. With F110 everybody's experience was very different. It's true with any car on the market but not like F110's. It seems that it lacks consistency a big time between kits. Don't even know how that's possible when it's made by machines. I don't have the center hole problem Rob mentioned (Or do I? LOL) but feel the same with other issues he commented on. Just wanted to make a comment
But don't get me wrong. Other Serpent cars are all good. I think Serpent jumped on board too early on F1 market. They should've tested the car more. I'm pretty sure F120's quality will match the other serpent cars'.
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All the spokes have been remolded and beefed up as well
Hello Mike, can you post a picture which shows the difference?
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:09 PM   #659
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What width front and rear are people running. With the kit 1mm spacing in the rear I get 182mm and 185mm with the +3mm Exotek rims?
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:20 PM   #660
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What gear ratio are you running with the 21.5 motor? I need a starting point. I have an Orca TX 21.5 motor with a Hobbywing V3.1 esc.
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