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Old 10-22-2011, 10:06 PM
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Yeah, I remember reading about caps when they first appeared in about 89 at Lake Whipporwill. They were something like $80 a pair and if you screwed up bonding them to your foams or overheated them in break in, they blisters and were stuffed.

Seemed like a good idea at the time
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Yeah, I remember reading about caps when they first appeared in about 89 at Lake Whipporwill. They were something like $80 a pair and if you screwed up bonding them to your foams or overheated them in break in, they blisters and were stuffed.

Seemed like a good idea at the time
Yeah, the price had halved by the time they stopped making them though, and we'd typically get 2-3 months of racing out a set at Castle Hill (remember they race every week, so that's pretty good value).

So, are you guys predominantly 200 mm or 180 mm F1 racers?
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There are two of us there with F109's that I am aware of, the rest are running 104's, so the narrows have the hold at the Hill. I've only race for one meeting, so but I'll be back next week so I kind of count.
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I visited sma about 3 months ago. Rookie with RC cars, I liked the F1s so that's what I got!
On the first night there were about 4-5 F1s and a WGT.
F104 is most common (180mm) but there is a mix and some pan cars too.
I have a 104 Pro and 2 F104Ws. I run mini combo - Hobbywing 13T/35A ESC in all cars.
Seeing as how I have no idea what I'm doing, I just try out cars on the day and use what works best
Today I found TRG rubbers worked great.

Here's my F1s:
104 Pro (with 103 Foams on the rear)


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F104W with Porsche 962C body and TRG rubbers - todays pick
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Considering Greg has sold all of his first order of FGX's before they even get here says to me that this will be a popular car. There has also been a lot of talk about control motor/esc at a really good price.
Independent rear suspension
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The second shipment of the FGX is following two days behind the first order. The first order will arrive tomorrow
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The second shipment of the FGX is following two days behind the first order. The first order will arrive tomorrow
Can you tell me if the Ride tyres that 3racing list as compatible are the only ones to fit the fgx rims please?
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Can you tell me if the Ride tyres that 3racing list as compatible are the only ones to fit the fgx rims please?
I am going through the process of determining whether the Shimizu tyres will also fit
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I am going through the process of determining whether the Shimizu tyres will also fit
That is highly unlikely - based on experience from my F104, those Ride tyres only fitted the Ride rims. The Shimizu tyres fitted the Tamiya foam rims. If 3Racing have engineered the rims to fit the Ride tyres, then other tyres won't fit.

Not that it would be a bad thing completely - the Ride rims were very brittle and prone to breakage quite easily. Maybe I could run the 3Racing rims on my F104
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That is highly unlikely - based on experience from my F104, those Ride tyres only fitted the Ride rims. The Shimizu tyres fitted the Tamiya foam rims. If 3Racing have engineered the rims to fit the Ride tyres, then other tyres won't fit.

Not that it would be a bad thing completely - the Ride rims were very brittle and prone to breakage quite easily. Maybe I could run the 3Racing rims on my F104
Strangely I have some Shimizu tyres for the F201 (grooved slicks) which fit perfectly on the Ride rims ... however not sure if this tyre is made anymore
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This little unit from Jaycar is rated at 5V and according to the data sheet, tested at 10V, so no resistor is required for 6V out of a receiver:
http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...D&form=KEYWORD

Bought mine from D-Drive, mainly because it was a complete unit from plug to LED.
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Here's my tarmac ride.

F104Pro with pretty much every alloy hop up out there. Just installed the rolling damper and split top deck, aheavy pivot post, and have the counterweight on the bench but not fited it yet...

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Here is my F1 collection.

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Left to right: F104Pro carpet car, F201 plastic chassis, F104 Pro ashphalt car (the one in pictures above), F104Pro with f104 rear tyres and 103 front end, and lastly an F104Pro with exotek chassis. I have another F201 with carbon chassis and all the hop ups under the sun which is neatly stored away in a drawer... primarily because im a short ass and i cant reach any higher on the wall.
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I run a F104W at castle hill running ride tyres and rims. Have hit the back wall plus two of the post rims still good. Im running 21.5 with 120amp esc which istuned right down till i get used to it. I have a brand new set of shimazo f1 tires but still got to get some rims.

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Just got back from racing my stock standard F104 Pro carpet car. I put on 3racing f109 soft rear foams, and installed f103 front end with 3racing medium front foams. DAMN this car is quick now !!!

With a brushed motor it is hammering along. Did two laps more than usual already!!! I find it's a matter of driver error now that restricting my performance. I do a few good laps then jsut loose concetration and forget to turn when a corner is approaching The car is bloody awesome though !!!
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