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Old 02-13-2017, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default Shepherd Velox F1 - customer support

Hey there,
this is the customer support thread for the Shepherd Velox F1.

If you have any questions regarding the car or any other shepherd product, please feel free to ask.



press Release:
http://www.redrc.net/2016/11/shepherd-velox-f1-updates/

manufacturers website:
http://www.team-shepherd.com/en/inde...=447&Itemid=69

The car allready showed its potential with an A-Main appearance at the first round of the ETS and we hope there is more to come

As you can see, the car is also avaidable in a 'black edition'.
To get an example of how this car looks, i also want to show you my own car in ETS Spec below:







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Old 02-13-2017, 02:57 PM   #2
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Nice to open a topic about this. I Just switch from Xray X1 to the Velox.
First runs on asphalt were not too bad :really to drive at least.
First race on carpet in a couple of weeks. Some advice ? What about front springs ?
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:49 PM   #3
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hey denis,
sorry for the late reply.
For the high grip ETS carpet we have in europe we use the standart blue side springs and the soft shepherd front springs to smooth out the car.

As the formula cars are quite sensitve to grip level its hard to give you a good basic setup without any more informations about the track (grip level, carpet and size). feel free to ask for more help
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Guys at my local track were tired of having their a arms breaking during a crash so they whipped up this new linkage system from xpress k1/m1 parts and it worked out great. You even get to fine tune the caster with this setup


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Old 03-18-2017, 01:40 AM   #5
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Hey guys, we have a new optional part for the F1

The new optional ackermann-lever made of high grade 7075 T6 aluminium allows for a finer adjustment of the ackermann position and at the same time improves the rigidity of the steering linkage. The set is also available in black (#127302B) from now on.



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Hey guys, we have a new optional part for the F1

The new optional ackermann-lever made of high grade 7075 T6 aluminium allows for a finer adjustment of the ackermann position and at the same time improves the rigidity of the steering linkage. The set is also available in black (#127302B) from now on.



Thilo,

Nice, looks like a page from 1:8 IC 4wd.

I wanted to ask can the car be run 200mm foam, and is there a front end conversion to do so. Thank you.
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Hello, as the class is driven on rubber tires and thats what the cars are designed for there is no conversion kit.

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First race on carpet with Velox at national event : A-main and 5th overall result.
The car was really easy to drive. Tha alloy chassis works great
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:24 AM   #9
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Hey guys,
we have updated our floating piston #811304 for our Shepherd Velox cars.

With the help of an additional o-ring the new floating piston completely prevents any possible tilt of the piston inside the shock absorber resulting in a 100% leak-free operation even when using our super-soft floating piston spring #811335 during long race weekends.

The new 2017 floating piston will be include in next batch of car kits.

As a direct replacement the piston is also available separately.



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First French national race last week : A-main and 4th overall result for my Velox !
Car was easy to drive and very sensitive to the small ajustement i did thru the Weekend.
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congrats, if you like, please share your setup with us
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Just in time for the start of the outdoor season, we are happy to announce the 2,25mm carbon chassisplate and rear pod lower plate for the Shepherd Velox F1.

Developed together with our top F1 teamdriver Olivier Bultynck the chassisplate and rear pod lower plate offer perfect flex characteristics for outdoor racing on asphalt.

Oliver archived to set TQ at the Euro Touringcar Series in Madrid/Spain yesterday and came in 2nd overall using a near to stock car equiped with the 2.25 outdoor chassis.



Both items are made from finest high quality German carbon material and available from now on.

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congrats, if you like, please share your setup with us
I do not know How to upload a scan of setup sheet.
My car was not so far from kit setup :
- 6 caster / 2 camber / 0 toe-out / 1.5 xray spring (waiting for white shepherd to test it)
- blue velox side spring / 20k on side damper
- carbon chassis plate + pod
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A new nice weekend at 2nd race of French championnship. The Velox was good. A-main and 5th overall result.

Only difficulties on braking to keep the car on Line. Any suggestion ?
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A new nice weekend at 2nd race of French championnship. The Velox was good. A-main and 5th overall result.

Only difficulties on braking to keep the car on Line. Any suggestion ?
hello, as the F1 cars dont have any toe-in its allways very difficult to keep them straight under braking.
You can try to use a higher "brake frequency" i.e. 64hz on your ESC, this makes for a softer engage of the brake and can help avoid to spin the car. In general you can only use very little brake with a F1 car.
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