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Old 05-09-2020, 01:54 PM
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Hey everyone,

Very interested in a FT1S. My first choice so far. Also looking at the Tamiya FF03 and MST FFV3 TC.

Are there any weak points or "things you would change" on your FT1S to make it better? Or would you suggest the FT1?

Lastly, can a 2S battery fit parallel on the chassis longitudinal lying ( in the middle) between the lower & upper deck?

Many thanks! And this is just for local club racing.

I did this with mine

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Do you have a brand / part # from that mini belt tensioner? That's should come standard with the kit.
It's Xpress, I pulled it off my XM1S.
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Originally Posted by s550v View Post
Hey everyone,

Very interested in a FT1S. My first choice so far. Also looking at the Tamiya FF03 and MST FFV3 TC.

Are there any weak points or "things you would change" on your FT1S to make it better? Or would you suggest the FT1?

Lastly, can a 2S battery fit parallel on the chassis longitudinal lying ( in the middle) between the lower & upper deck?

Many thanks! And this is just for local club racing.
The weak point of this car I think is the way the front body posts mount to the bumper. The FT1 has the same issue. I've got a custom carbon one made up to stiffen it considerably.

The issue is that the plastic bumper flexes a lot, causing the body posts to move. The body will easily snag on the tyres or the track when it does so, upsetting the car.

Other than the belt stripping issue I already mentioned, the car has been great with no other problems. Though most cars had belt problems with the Max10 combo we used.


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Old 05-10-2020, 05:29 AM
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Hey everyone,

Very interested in a FT1S. My first choice so far. Also looking at the Tamiya FF03 and MST FFV3 TC.

Are there any weak points or "things you would change" on your FT1S to make it better? Or would you suggest the FT1?

Lastly, can a 2S battery fit parallel on the chassis longitudinal lying ( in the middle) between the lower & upper deck?

Many thanks! And this is just for local club racing.

i havenít any trouble with the car apart from my fans not working on the bumper mount, too much electronic noise stalling and damaging fans
Use x-square fan mount now and would like a foam to go all the way round

as for belt I found all the way back made it tight for carpet and ran it looser for tarmac

wander if the different bulkhead materials make a difference


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I did this with mine
Thanks alot. Exactly what I wanted to know. 👍🏼
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Guys,

Many thanks to everyone's responses so far.

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Thanks alot. Exactly what I wanted to know. 👍🏼

I use fan mount at the rear, weights at the sides(but use fan mount more adjustment ) and longer screw with a nut in rear of the servo mount or lipo can try to ride up on top of the mount lol

in place of the fan mounts u also could use servo mounts (plastic keep cost down ) this was what I did myself as like weight in middle
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Originally Posted by r_lud View Post
I use fan mount at the rear, weights at the sides(but use fan mount more adjustment ) and longer screw with a nut in rear of the servo mount or lipo can try to ride up on top of the mount lol

in place of the fan mounts u also could use servo mounts (plastic keep cost down ) this was what I did myself as like weight in middle
Can you show a photo of what you mean?
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I use fan mount at the rear, weights at the sides(but use fan mount more adjustment ) and longer screw with a nut in rear of the servo mount or lipo can try to ride up on top of the mount lol

in place of the fan mounts u also could use servo mounts (plastic keep cost down ) this was what I did myself as like weight in middle
R_lud, any chance you can share a photo of what you are describing? Cheers!
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R_lud, any chance you can share a photo of what you are describing? Cheers!

red is fan mount
yellow is the nut
blue is weights but can also be fan mounts
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red is fan mount
yellow is the nut
blue is weights but can also be fan mounts
Brilliant use of existing space and mounts. 👍🏼
Thanks for pointing it out.
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hey all,

I've got a FT1S coming soon... Would like to know what gearing goes well for club use. I'll be pairing it with a older R1 21.5T motor + HW ESC.
What teeth size suggestions for the spur and pinion ??

Will be track racing on black carpet.

cheers!!
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hey all,

I've got a FT1S coming soon... Would like to know what gearing goes well for club use. I'll be pairing it with a older R1 21.5T motor + HW ESC.
What teeth size suggestions for the spur and pinion ??

Will be track racing on black carpet.

cheers!!
You probably want a spur in the 72-75T range and pinion in the 34-38T range (48p). You'll want the pinion plus spur tooth count to be at least 109.
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You probably want a spur in the 72-75T range and pinion in the 34-38T range (48p). You'll want the pinion plus spur tooth count to be at least 109.
Gigaplex.

Thanks for the input. I'm not sure of this... But why does pinion + spur tooth count be at least >= 109??

Does this count for 64p as well? (109)?
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Gigaplex.

Thanks for the input. I'm not sure of this... But why does pinion + spur tooth count be at least >= 109??

Does this count for 64p as well? (109)?
The motor will be too close to the pulley if the gears are too small.

The same applies for 64p but the numbers will be different. Multiplying by 64/48, that's around 145.
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