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Old 01-30-2018, 09:14 AM
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:33 AM
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any body have tight pivot balls in upper arms?
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:05 AM
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Have to add the new Tamiya TRF103 to the list. It looks fantastic. Massive improvement.
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Anyone have any feedback on the Yokomo YR-10? I’m a kyo driver but we haven’t had a car in a long time so next best think is yoke. Chassis looks much like the rest. Track is grey carpet with foams.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:28 PM
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The car needs a lot of work to be dialed in . the front is more agressive then the other F1 on the market , so you'll have to calm it down , and this will affect the overall performance. the front ride height is limited (max 4.5mm)
Otherwise the chassis is very strong and durable, but i won't recommand it for a beginner in that category.
if i were you, i'll take a look at xray, serpent , shepherd, roche or VBC instead.
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Originally Posted by Ph3nyx View Post
The car needs a lot of work to be dialed in . the front is more agressive then the other F1 on the market , so you'll have to calm it down , and this will affect the overall performance. the front ride height is limited (max 4.5mm)
Otherwise the chassis is very strong and durable, but i won't recommand it for a beginner in that category.
if i were you, i'll take a look at xray, serpent , shepherd, roche or VBC instead.
Thatís odd as most setup sheets point to 4mm by adding a shim to the top of the arm. It won snowbirds in 2017 I believe.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:59 PM
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I have always been partial to Yokomo, so I bought a YR10F when I got into F1. After struggling with it for about a year, I finally abandoned it and bought a 2018 X1 and it's incredible how much better it feels. I have no carpet experience though, only asphalt. Oh, another issue with the YR10F is that it's very hard to get it down to the 1050 weight. It's a heavy kit, even with Ti screws.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:15 PM
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You can also consider the Serpent F110 SF3. We run it very successful at ETS.

It's lightweight, easy to build and fast.

Check the narrow chassis in combination with the "transversal style weight distribution".


Note: as designer I am biased ;-)
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by David_E View Post
You can also consider the Serpent F110 SF3. We run it very successful at ETS.

It's lightweight, easy to build and fast.

Check the narrow chassis in combination with the "transversal style weight distribution".


Note: as designer I am biased ;-)
Yes, I can confirm the serpent is a great car on carpet. It is not straightforward to get parts though.
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Originally Posted by David_E View Post
You can also consider the Serpent F110 SF3. We run it very successful at ETS.

It's lightweight, easy to build and fast.

Check the narrow chassis in combination with the "transversal style weight distribution".


Note: as designer I am biased ;-)
I nearly clicked "buy" on the Serpent F110 SF3 a little while go. I've held back because I have too many brands on the go. It's kind of stressful once you start to get more serious about racing... so many different characteristics and different parts to stock etc. I have had a grand old time in the last few years trying different brands and now I feel like I need to make a colour choice and stick to it. Arg, dull but astute.
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Originally Posted by sbd View Post
Yes, I can confirm the serpent is a great car on carpet. It is not straightforward to get parts though.
What parts are u having a hard time getting?. Been racing SF3 since it’s came out and I’ve only broken 1 upper arm
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A very simple fact to choosing what F1 to get. How easy is it to get PARTS where you are? You can have the best car out there and if you break something it becomes and instant shelf queen until the parts eventually show up.
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Originally Posted by likea45 View Post
Anyone have any feedback on the Yokomo YR-10? Iím a kyo driver but we havenít had a car in a long time so next best think is yoke. Chassis looks much like the rest. Track is grey carpet with foams.
I have a yr-10f. After 2 years of tuning and fitting Xray parts, AE parts, Tamiya parts and homemade parts the car is finally competitive. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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Originally Posted by rezin View Post
I have a yr-10f. After 2 years of tuning and fitting Xray parts, AE parts, Tamiya parts and homemade parts the car is finally competitive. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Haha, yep! Same here... CRC left rear hub, Xray thrust bearing and cone washers, Associated front lower arm mounts, Serpent wings (wide type.)

...Still a lap down to the guys running X1 cars.
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I just picked up a beautiful Exotek from a nice gentleman in Europe. Looking forward to playing with the front end as it's got LOT'S of adjustability for steering!! Should be FUN to figure out!!
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