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Old 09-16-2016, 09:16 PM   #346
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Very well said. Wishing I was able to go to Iic as well.
I'm also happy to say that the new brass bulkhead fits the standard Tamiya wing with out any modifications required. The only downside is this meant I had to put a new wing on lol.
That's good to know. For indoor carpet, I usually run either the Tamiya McLaren front wing or the new Protoform front wing with the Protoform '15 body. Good to still have options. A good friend I race with is also planning to run the FXM at IIC also. At least I will not be the lone VBC now like Denver. IIC is a really fun race and hope to meet you at a big race in the future.

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Old 09-16-2016, 09:26 PM   #347
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Hahahaha!! That's so funny, and happens to me all too often. when I don't need it, I know right where it is - when I'm looking for it, it's gone!

I can't wait to put that thing on there! Just the cool factor is going to shave a few 1/10's off my lap times, can - not - wait.
I was very happy when I switched to the aluminum chassis earlier this year. Having that weight down low helped but note the aluminum chassis is about 49g heavier than the carbon chassis. I ran mine with the aluminum rear pod also. Found I had more rear bite with the aluminum chassis and I went softer on the side springs with the switch (Associated 4643 Silver 5.0 lbs). On the carbon chassis, I was running Associated 4645 gold 6.25 lb side springs (hardest). This was with the Pit Shimizu 0574 front / 0575 rear tires.

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Old 09-17-2016, 07:44 PM   #348
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I also got the alum rear pod plate coming. Thanks Panda, for the tip on the side springs - we race 1/12 scale at our carpet track - and am switching from 12R5.1/5.2 to the new VBC 12M, so I'll have spare side springs.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:46 PM   #349
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I have an FBX Lighting for sale only races about 3 race days on it, selling it as a roller with a Reedy Mach 3 21.5 motor, Set of tires and body.

$160, open to offers, Thanks

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Old 09-18-2016, 11:49 PM   #350
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I'm a little more than halfway through my build and I have to say VBC has listened and improved on the plastics. The steering linkage ball cups are slop free and everything else is coming together perfectly. Still need to build the front suspension. I've actually gone back to the VBC center pivot with the PEEK upper cap. Using the PEEK upper cap has taken out any upward movement and has greatly improved the pivot.

Really excited to try this out on the track
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:16 AM   #351
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Hell's yeah!!
Got the FX aluminum chassis and rear pod plate in from GripworksRC.com. THANKS Alex!!

Pics coming soon! Got the electrics out last night, now just need to transfer everything over.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:48 PM   #352
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Have been way busier than I wanted to be this weekend, but finally had a chance to switch the FX over to the new aluminum chassis and rear pod plate. Thing is sweet. On to the pics.



Nice touch by VBC. This is on top of the main plate


This is on the bottom of the rear pod.


Separated the front and rear from the CF chassis, and transferring over to the aluminum one.


Halfway there. Liking the look!






Only had a little trouble with this, had to press the front end in with a some channel locks - it was tight. Went right in though, just used a rag on either side and gently pressed it in.


And done.






Decided to put the new Protoform F1 wings on F/R. Had Tamiya, We'll see how these do - also going to do a Williams Martini body for it. Waiting for the PF Thirteen to come in.









If you're considering the VBC aluminum chassis for the FX, I would say go for it - of course that's on looks alone as I haven't run it yet. But it looks the business.

Now to start saving up for the FXM.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:48 PM   #353
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Those PF wings looks amazing! I'm surprised no one offers wings in dyable plastic..

Well my FXM is complete and decided to keep the red theme going with the wings.
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More photos!

The differential is finally broken in and it's ridiculously smooth and zero slippage.
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I've been also chatting with Herbert Webber about the center damper. The center damper and spring is a little to hard and makes the car twitchy. We suggest going to a softer spring such as Xray 2.2 long, Tamiya Pro Mod springs, and even Yokomo black these springs are in the 6.5~12.4 lb/in range. The VBC Green and Red is much higher.
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Nice job on the new FXM Edward. I love the rear pod, just like the new VBC 1/12, the 12M. I've got to finish getting the gear in my FX and try out that new aluminum chassis.

Edward, post up what differences you notice between the two chassis'.
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Finally able to do the Williams FW36 body for the FX. Have several mistakes, and there are things I will do differently on the next one. Pleased with it though.





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What front and rear wheels do I need to get to use pit shimizu front and rears on my fx?
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I took the VBC FXM out for it's first run on rubber tires using a 21.5 motor (never raced rubber F1). The car worked well for it's first outing and it was quite durable too. I had a few solid board taps and rollovers and the car came up unscathed.

I'll do a video to describe on the setup I used and overall thoughts about it's handling.
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