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Old 10-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
f1 are just like a 1/12th. read more here-
http://site.petitrc.com/reglages/rctips_112_summary.pdf
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:28 PM
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The one thing Iíd say about this, though, is that rubber tires are hugely different than foam. Further, the wheelbases are dramatically different. There is also a power to weight ratio difference.

So, the 1/12th setup page has been very helpful with my 1/12th car of course. The general knowledge of how pan cars work is also great from the 1/12th wiki. But, be sure to experiment with what you find.

Spring information seem to transfer well and so do many other aspects. But acheiving rear grip has been quite different, probably due to the rubber tire difference and the associated tire wall and surface rollover.

On a new black capet last week my 1/12th was brilliant, but my similarly conceptualized f1 setup was not ideal. You need a way higher grip surface to achieve the same results...there is so much of a difference of where the lateral fulcrum is swung about due to the wheelbase to width ratio.

Again, pan car setup is similar across the board in most ways. Best bet is to further find setup sheet examples and information on petitrc for your particular chassis.

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You are correct in that an F1 car will certainly be much better off if you bias toward rear traction. "You can't launch a cannon from a canoe..."

However, I have had a copy of that setup guide in printed form for many years. The concepts hold true, but you have to apply it to your situation.
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