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Old 08-30-2018, 09:40 AM
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And this is why we can't have nice things
Oh, I agree. I wouldn't have made this rule, but I don't make the rules, and if I did I would have some very interesting ones. I just obey them.
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I like these rules: https://uf1rc.com/rules-and-regulations/ They allow IFS and IRS. The ROAR rules need serious updating. Most of those haven't been touched for years.
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All rc F1 suspensions that match the real F1 cars suspension should have priority over those that don't match.... You can't require realistic paint schemes and stickers and ban realistic suspension systems...
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All rc F1 suspensions that match the real F1 cars suspension should have priority over those that don't match.... You can't require realistic paint schemes and stickers and ban realistic suspension systems...
does any other RC F1 have an independent suspension. This and itís previous version are the only ones Iíve ever seen.
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does any other RC F1 have an independent suspension. This and it’s previous version are the only ones I’ve ever seen.
These were unique for IRS RWD. First one of it's kind. It was very innovative and once we had a handle on them, they were competitive. Per ROAR rules, which are at least 16 years out of date, The FGX was never legal. Just about everyone we knew ran the UF1 rule set for specification in 2011/2012. I bought into the FGX except for the IFS setups available from either 3Racing or Exotek. I went the lower arm stiffener route made by Exotek. I had 2 full McKune chassis ready to race. I still have one and it still hauls the mail.
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Tamiya F201
And all wheel drive.
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These were unique for IRS. First one of it's kind. It was very innovative and once we had a handle on them, they were competitive. Per ROAR rules, which are at least 16 years out of date, The FGX was never legal. Just about everyone we knew ran the UF1 rule set for specification in 2011/2012. I bought into the FGX except for the IFS setups available from either 3Racing or Exotek. I went the lower arm stiffener route made by Exotek. I had 2 full McKune chassis ready to race. I still have one and it still hauls the mail.
Ok. That’s what I thought. Previous post had me bit confused. I’ve talked here to an owner of the previous version. His track outlawed the car after only few laps. Even being illegal I’m still interested. Mostly for off track practice. Never seen one in person, probably won’t unless I buy one. But they do look to driveable off track.
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And all wheel drive.
AWD or RWD without the shaft.....
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Tamiya F201
I’ve never gotten the Tamiya thing that seems to run though the hobby. But that’s one that had me curious. I can’t imagine how an AWD F1 style would drive.
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Wait if they take away the independent suspension then what the point of it? Why continue the fgx series? They are going to turn it into something like the sakura f113
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Not everything is about competition. And the Fgx might handle better or sell better than just another pan car because it is so special. Same as Tamiya i guess.. That said Tamiya has lost their way recent years.. you can not make a countach body on a touring car chassis and expect it to look good..
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The FGX did pretty good when traction was very low. However, in a spec motor class, the drivetrain robbed too much speed and was ultimately slower.

I also had a Streetjam SJF01 with Exotek independent front suspension. Not quite independent rear but it was quite "different" in the way it drove.
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Different in a good way or bad way?
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Good way, predictable smooth steering transitions on our asphalt track, just soaked it up. We ran the pack in transverse fashion. On a good day, when setup was perfect, and traction was higher, it felt faster than my X1. It was very finicky to setup though and any minor crashes, it would tweak easily.

My Xray X1 was probably 95% as fast, but way more durable and easier to setup. Much less of a headache.
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