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Old 03-09-2018, 07:11 AM
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Hello All,
Instead of starting a new thread I figured I would put this here.

I am a long time full scale F1 fan. I had a F201 with pretty much every Tamiya hot rod part on but it was stolen during a house burglary a number of years back. I am looking at getting another F1 chassis so I had some questions. I have always been a Tamiya fan for some reason....I think a lot of it has to do with the details they incorporate into their bodies or the fact that I have been building their kits since the early '80's.

The chances of me getting into serious racing is slim, though I just sustained a life changing injury which will preclude me from being as active as I was in a lot of my other hobbies so maybe RC racing may be a good way to spend some of my new found time. When I am not racing I run my road cars on a double tennis court that is not prepared.

I see Tamiya is "blowing out" The TRF101 for $200.00 which seems like a bargain and the car got great reviews back in the day. I did some looking around and it seems parts support is pretty decent but for how long.

Just looking for some guidance in what kit that is around the $200 mark would make sense. I tend to run my cars a lot during the warmer months (2-4 packs a day) so looking for something that is durable with good parts support. With that said I am OK having to order parts instead of picking them up at the LHS.

Thanks.

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If Tamiya is your thing...
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I have a TRF101 and I can say nothing bad about it. It is my favorite of many F1's I own.
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I raced a TRF101 for nearly 2 years. I would not buy one even at $200. The new generation cars blow it out of the water. Get the TRF103 if you want to stay with Tamiya.
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Well I finally got a chance to finish up a body for the new FX 18 car I built!! The Exotek car is SO clean with all aluminum that I decided to keep it for carpet racing. I just couldn't get myself to beat up that beautiful aluminum chassis out on asphalt!! And the VBC FX 18 car was easy to build and had a lot of features I liked for outdoor racing!! Here's the new look for the next outing at Cal Raceway!!
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Originally Posted by LJH View Post
Hello All,
Instead of starting a new thread I figured I would put this here.

I am a long time full scale F1 fan. I had a F201 with pretty much every Tamiya hot rod part on but it was stolen during a house burglary a number of years back. I am looking at getting another F1 chassis so I had some questions. I have always been a Tamiya fan for some reason....I think a lot of it has to do with the details they incorporate into their bodies or the fact that I have been building their kits since the early '80's.

The chances of me getting into serious racing is slim, though I just sustained a life changing injury which will preclude me from being as active as I was in a lot of my other hobbies so maybe RC racing may be a good way to spend some of my new found time. When I am not racing I run my road cars on a double tennis court that is not prepared.

I see Tamiya is "blowing out" The TRF101 for $200.00 which seems like a bargain and the car got great reviews back in the day. I did some looking around and it seems parts support is pretty decent but for how long.

Just looking for some guidance in what kit that is around the $200 mark would make sense. I tend to run my cars a lot during the warmer months (2-4 packs a day) so looking for something that is durable with good parts support. With that said I am OK having to order parts instead of picking them up at the LHS.

Thanks.

Cheers,
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If you want a car that will have a chance to work outside on an unprepared surface, the F104 or the F104 pro II would be good to look at. They are T bar cars, which tend to be a little easier to get working when traction is low. Link cars can be harder to hook up.

Of course, if there is no surface prep, any F1 will not be easy to drive.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:36 AM
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Here is another exception to the "puck" or "football" centre pivot.
Red RC ? RC Car News WRC Racing F18 1/10th formula car kit
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That WRC car sure looks interesting! Anyone have any experience with it? The rear pod design is a center ball with SUPER short links to additional balls and springs for side loading? It looks very robust--don't see a lot of things to break!! I like the steering setup--very positive. The camber adjustment seems very easy and caster as well. Who's racing one?

I'm having VERY good success with the new VBC FX18. The car seems very capable and stable now that it's up to speed. I've gotten lap times down with the fastest F-1's--now to see If I can earn the podium at the next races I haven't found anything I didn't like about the car--and it's the most reasonably priced new kit on the market! Hard to beat the $220 price tag I got delivered to my door!
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
Here is another exception to the "puck" or "football" centre pivot.
Red RC ? RC Car News WRC Racing F18 1/10th formula car kit
Not really, it has very conventional center pivot with a higher rear roll center.
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Geometry wise, yes it's has a centre pivot but so does a T-plate. By pan car standards the WRC design is radically different.
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You guys should see the Streetjam SJF01. Anyways I am running the AE f1 pivot setup on my Xray. Smooth and tweak free.
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May you provide photo and the AE part numbers for reference
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
You guys should see the Streetjam SJF01. Anyways I am running the AE f1 pivot setup on my Xray. Smooth and tweak free.
Yes, the Streetjam is pretty interesting - I wasn't sure if this car is still available?
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
You guys should see the Streetjam SJF01. Anyways I am running the AE f1 pivot setup on my Xray. Smooth and tweak free.
I knew you'd like it, AE pivot on the xray!
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