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Old 01-18-2015, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nissan man View Post
There are a few F1's. I have 1 and will start to make some appearances again after 2 straight runs to TQ in Chino. 3500 mah is plenty, the races are only 4 minutes and the track is super low grip so you will not need much power. I set my radio to 80% throttle last time i was there and it worked pretty well.
Yea 3500 is more than enough for 4mins (new to on-road so i thought maybe the mains were closer to 10mins like most off-road).

If the surface is low grip what are some good tire compounds to use? Any sauce? (I thought I heard someone say they use grape soda on the surface)
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:52 PM
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the traction is not that bad they do spay the track every race day with soda. For tire traction the paragon fxII and trinity red dot work very well.
When i had my f1 was running tamiya kit tires, soft in the rear hard in the front.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:34 PM
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Being outdoors the traction varies, some days it's great others (like after a rain day) it will be lower. The F1 class can be more difficult on the low days due to the rubber tires/pancar style of design. I have seen lots of brands tried out there but as mentioned a hard front with a soft rear is usually the best.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:53 PM
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I agree with both of these guys. I found the best combination with med to hard front and soft rear. The cars have too much steering so you will benefit from less grip in the front. The track conditions vary as Chris said but rear traction is always a problem with the F1 as it is a direct drive car. Even with a 21.5, you will rarely use full throttle.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:49 PM
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for F1 start with pit shimazu 571 front and 575 rears. if your car pushes the move to 574 fronts. i run paragon on my tires at HT. The trick is to be able to put the power down and also slow down enough for the turns without spinning out. If the car is loose on corner exit then you just have to be better at putting the power down, this is way i ran a 42/93 gear ratio and only 80% throttle last time i was there. sounds silly but it worked well. if you like stop by my pit next time, i have some tires you can play with on tamiya foam wheels. i plan to be there next saturday. i will be the only guy with a yokomo F1 and a 1/12 scale. My name is David.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:55 AM
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Thanks for the replies, was thinking it was going to be hard/medium front and soft rears, figured super-soft rears would probably wear pretty fast on the street surface.

Thanks David for the offer, I won't be able to make it this saturday and still have to build my car and get it going, looks like a fun class.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:53 PM
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Does Dennis still run the Saturday races?
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by VoyageRC.com View Post
Does Dennis still run the Saturday races?
From what I heard, yes he does, fuzzy color dots and all.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:07 PM
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Awesome, Im glad he is still at it. I grew up racing with him. That was probably about 10+ years ago. RC10T3 days!
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by VoyageRC.com View Post
Awesome, Im glad he is still at it. I grew up racing with him. That was probably about 10+ years ago. RC10T3 days!

Dennis does not own the store anymore but yes he does still run the Saturday races most of the time as the current owner loves to race himself.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:26 AM
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Im aware of the ownership trading hands. Dennis' son owns SRS. Good times. Back in the days of FM radios NIMH matched cells and brushed motors. LOL
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I'll have the Tamiya M-05 chassis "mini" without the mini body ;0)

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Old 02-15-2015, 01:43 PM
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Had a blast yesterday, HTG still makes a fun environment for parking lot racing.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:52 AM
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With the annual 'Asphalt Challenge' coming up this weekend I thought this might be a good time to move this to the top.

For those having an interest in seeing some good (and fast) on-road racing, this weekend will be a chance to see the best from around the state. There could be 20 or more 'Expert' class road course drivers at this event, so you'll see some very competitive racing.

See you there!!
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:26 AM
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Due to the expected rain the Asphalt Challenge has been rescheduled for next weekend, the 7th & 8th of March.

See the Gilbert Hobbytown Facebook page for more info.
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