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Old 01-05-2019, 07:34 AM
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I dont know much about F1......which are the standout cars on Medium & Tight carpet tracks? Considering getting one and shopping!

How does the associated fit into the mix?

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I’ve used the Associated for 2 summers outdoor. No real complaints about it. It is the only F1 I’ve driven so I can’t really compare. Two other in the group switched from XRay to Associated of last summer.

I am considering adding the new Serpent F1.
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The associated is a good car but does take some work to get consistent with. I just switched over to the roche rapid evo and the car carries a lot more corner speed than the associated does and is more consistent with out a lot of tweaking and tuning right out of the box. Just ordered a serpent cause was intrigued by some of the design aspects and want to see how much difference they make. Will have to go a long way to change my mind on the roche cause it's one heck of a car.
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Been racing F-1 for better part of 2 decades. Roche, x-ray and associated are all in my top 5 (serpent looks Interesting too, tamiya is great but expensive). If it's your first F-1 any of them will do just fine, pick the one that your local hobby store stocks parts for on a regular basis. Welcome to the club!
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I, for one, have only been racing F1 for the last year and I'll tell ya, I love it. It is such a different drive than any other RC vehicle out there. I've only had the Assoc. F1 myself and I did do quite a few tweaks to it. I run on CRC Black Carpet Medium/High grip medium size. My F6 has:
Fenix Aluminum Chassis
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Exotek Rear end.
I think that the Assoc F1 is a very adequate car out of the box but with these options, it really comes alive.
Oh, and don't forget probably the most important thing about these cars, TIRES!!! There are a lot out there so choosing the right tire is crucial! I've used the Sweeps (made for Black Carpet) and they are very soft in the rear, great great grip but don't last long at all before they start showing wear on the inside of the rear tires.
CRC's, on the other hand, seem to last forever, they are probably about 20 bucks more per set though and not quite as sticky but still very fast.
Don't forget the Gluing of the front sidewalls though, you will probably have to do this with any of the chassis that you choose.
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Been racing F1 for over twenty five years. All F1s are very capable some are more durable than others. X-ray ones would among the most forgiving. Focus on the right tires. I Personally stay away from inline battery configuration.
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The new Serpent is very good. Very interesting design with dual fans way out of the way (only using one).
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I started racing F1 this year and after driving several brands I really like the Capricorn car. It's great right out of the box! The only changes I have made was that I put 30 or 35 weight oil in the shock, and went to the Mon-Tech wing in the front. It cars good corner speed and really just seems like it launches out of the corner. Plus it seems to be really durable, which is a big plus for me! lol
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Roche or Xray.
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The Associated has been dialed for me.
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Thanks everyone for all the great info its really helping
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Originally Posted by BullFrog View Post
The new Serpent is very good. Very interesting design with dual fans way out of the way (only using one).
Explain your experience with this new car. Detail on how rear suspension works and how it drives differently than other F-1's.
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Originally Posted by dman18t View Post
Explain your experience with this new car. Detail on how rear suspension works and how it drives differently than other F-1's.
the new serpent is the game changer in the F-1 rc world !

the awesomatix of the F-1 !

fastest corner speed ever !

no sidelink ! ( bearing system )

perfect f-1 but not for beginner !
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Originally Posted by dman18t View Post
Been racing F-1 for better part of 2 decades. Roche, x-ray and associated are all in my top 5 (serpent looks Interesting too, tamiya is great but expensive). If it's your first F-1 any of them will do just fine, pick the one that your local hobby store stocks parts for on a regular basis. Welcome to the club!
Yeah, our last biggish race just after Christmas we had just about every make in the heats.. IT was the driving. The guy that won.. factory CRC racer.. first time running their F1 car. The front end on the CRC.. NOTHING fancy.. and he beat the lot of us. I run an Xray X1'17.. very happy with it. Again.. get something you can find some other drivers and parts support.

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Dang accident post. Can I delete it?

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