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Old 12-28-2020, 01:16 AM
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Sorry Brad....

Basically we need way more than half an inch on the wheelbase.

The central one is a custom model, that a driver ask me, properly 3700mm 1/10 scale, 370mm,
The first one is our Mistral, which is 280mm
And Classique is 250mm


Body on the central one, is made with 2 Bitty F1 jointed,
Custom chassis is made with inline battery to keep the car narrow. Any time you put the battery traverse, you destroy the chance to go scale.... or close to the scale.

My 2 cents...
If you think that Tamiya choose to go "no scale" with the Formula E chassis... using a touring wheelbase one... Wheelbase: 257mm, while the real one is 3100mm (310mm)
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Old 12-28-2020, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW
They are all the Tamiya 2017 bodyset
Could you please tell us what is the color used to make the Alfa, please ? That red is stunning !
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:43 PM
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Could you please tell us what is the color used to make the Alfa, please ? That red is stunning !
Thanks,
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Thank you for the compliments, I used SpazStix Candy Apple Red, backed with SpazStix Mirror Chrome
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Old 12-28-2020, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Giorgio
Sorry Brad....

Basically we need way more than half an inch on the wheelbase.

The central one is a custom model, that a driver ask me, properly 3700mm 1/10 scale, 370mm,
The first one is our Mistral, which is 280mm
And Classique is 250mm


Body on the central one, is made with 2 Bitty F1 jointed,
Custom chassis is made with inline battery to keep the car narrow. Any time you put the battery traverse, you destroy the chance to go scale.... or close to the scale.

My 2 cents...
If you think that Tamiya choose to go "no scale" with the Formula E chassis... using a touring wheelbase one... Wheelbase: 257mm, while the real one is 3100mm (310mm)
How does that long wheelbase handle? Also forgot, the full scale F1 cars are that long for aero purposes, to maximize the venturi effect. If the 1:10 cars don’t take advantage of that aero, then it’s just a longer car, probably sacrificing infield handling.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Giorgio
Sorry Brad....

Basically we need way more than half an inch on the wheelbase.

The central one is a custom model, that a driver ask me, properly 3700mm 1/10 scale, 370mm,
The first one is our Mistral, which is 280mm
And Classique is 250mm


Body on the central one, is made with 2 Bitty F1 jointed,
Custom chassis is made with inline battery to keep the car narrow. Any time you put the battery traverse, you destroy the chance to go scale.... or close to the scale.

My 2 cents...
If you think that Tamiya choose to go "no scale" with the Formula E chassis... using a touring wheelbase one... Wheelbase: 257mm, while the real one is 3100mm (310mm)
Yes I was pretty conservative on my estimation, however I think to make the car look proportionally correct you need to shorten the long car by about 2inches. Not mathematically scaled, but would look “ right” given the wheel and tire size we have to work with
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW
Yes I was pretty conservative on my estimation, however I think to make the car look proportionally correct you need to shorten the long car by about 2inches. Not mathematically scaled, but would look “ right” given the wheel and tire size we have to work with
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Somehow you're right. To stay with the 190mm width using Ride tires, I should have choose probably a bit shorter wheelbase.

But just fit some Volante tires the look will be quite correct. We need just 10mm to be 200mm that will be correct for this year value.

and Math is math... I was asked for a 1/10 correctly side model... and 3700ish is a good value for a modern F1.

Fact is that basically we're still using F103 wheelbase models.... which were correct in the 1990 era



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How does that long wheelbase handle? Also forgot, the full scale F1 cars are that long for aero purposes, to maximize the venturi effect. If the 1:10 cars don’t take advantage of that aero, then it’s just a longer car, probably sacrificing infield handling.
Viking, you're right. 1/1 F1 have gigantic wheelbase for aero reason. Nevertheless....
In a "Mickey Mouse" circuit for sure the shorter wheelbase will have an advantage. But in Europe we race F1 also in the 1/8 circuit.
In such case... I'll not take out the real 1/10 from some surprising result.

We have the chance to test it in a Mickey Mouse track, 21.5 blinky.
Let's say "out of the box" in term of setup as there was absolutely no need to fight for laptime, it was just a fun test.


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RC F1 cars are closely scaled vs tires to 2005 spec real life F1 cars (I miss the v10 wail!).

This is when they were still nimble, light weight monsters.

Today's cars are longer than an F-150. They are fast but really long and way heavier. They are not nimble and if you see one in real life they look ungainly. Alonso and Kimi can confirm, the newer cars are easier to drive (even if the tires are junk by design).

As far as our RC cars go, they look more "right" than the real thing.

Brad , photos of those bodies are great BTW!
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:58 AM
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Posted an Exotek F1R3 and Yokomo YR10F in the for sale section - I have picked up a new Roche Evo 2 and an Infinity IF-11 over the summer and just want these to be used. they'll just collect dust on my shelf.
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New 48p spur gears for the Xray diff gear.... SPUR AND PINION GEARS
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Sweet!! Any chance of 64P in higher teeth counts above 92T? I know RW Gears makes 64P but I'd rather support Exotek and its much easier to get.
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You can make any brand gear work- You have to make the adjustments on the actual gear. Done that already.
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Originally Posted by Dan
Sweet!! Any chance of 64P in higher teeth counts above 92T? I know RW Gears makes 64P but I'd rather support Exotek and its much easier to get.
Thanks Dan but no plans other than the gears we just released.
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Originally Posted by MikeR
New 48p spur gears for the Xray diff gear.... SPUR AND PINION GEARS
Wow, 48pitch Xray diff gears...now that is pretty cool, will definitely try this after pandemic is over
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Took a bit longer than expected, but I finally finished my winter quarantine build: Tamiya F104 2017 body on my F201. Paired the wider RC10F6 wings and printed a custom nose with cape for the wide-nose tip borrowed from another formula car. Commemorating Honda’s win with Pierre Gasly, I chose the AT01 livery.








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Old 01-07-2021, 02:16 PM
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Sorry for an old F104 question. I have a F104GP and I was wondering if there’s any benefit to using the original F104 T-plate/pod plate combination.

The GP has the same chassis and T-plate as the most recent F104 II, but the original F104 T-plate came in 2 pieces and I think 2 or 3 different stiffness for tuning. I’ve had an original F104 as well and broken the pod plate right where it bolts to the T-plate so I wonder if this was a known failure point.
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