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Old 09-14-2013, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
I got my GP set up to 15- 16 caster.
Does this Adjustable front arm make the car that much faster?
What would be the benefit to use this besides easier adjustments? Does it provide more speed in turns?
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Does this Adjustable front arm make the car that much faster?
What would be the benefit to use this besides easier adjustments? Does it provide more speed in turns?
If you know how you want to adjust camber and caster for improved handling it will surely help dial in to different surfaces.
Get it right and that car will be happier than ever.
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Here's the latest vid from our Texas Electric On-Road Series. This is Round 3 of 4.

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Does this Adjustable front arm make the car that much faster?
What would be the benefit to use this besides easier adjustments? Does it provide more speed in turns?
Well the theory is that you gain more negative camber when the wheels are turned because the axis of rotation is tilted more.
Imagine vertical kingpin(no caster) vs horizontal kingpin (90 caster).
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Ok, another noob question. Looking at the TQRC site for F1 bodies, I see sets like the Ferrari 2012, F60 and Macleran, I get those full body sets. But, some others are just bodies and some are just bodies with a wing. If it says that a rear wing or plate or mount aren't included, how do I know what to get to get those missing pieces? Some I can relate by name/model, but I'm having trouble understanding if all plastic and hardware will be included. Basically I'm trying to get a body and wings but no decals so I can use the F1paintlabs decals. Can someone clarify the non-bodyset options I have?

Sorry, I promise I'm not dumb, just confused :-)
You are better off buying the bodyset, because it includes all the hardware to assemble the wings as well
We have McLarens and F2012's in stock, with F60s due to arrive soon
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Does this Adjustable front arm make the car that much faster?
What would be the benefit to use this besides easier adjustments? Does it provide more speed in turns?
If the Exotek arms are set to the same as the F104 arms it make absolutely no difference to performance.
What it does do is allow you to adjust caster and camber to tune the handling, it's just another tuning aid.

If you want to carry more corner speed you can reduce ackermann by mounting the servo vertically, but it does make the steering less consistent.
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Here are pictures of my VF1 car...a 1968 Gold Leaf Lotus 49.

I got the body from Big Al, you may recognize it from pictures posted on this thread previously. I then made the following changes and enhancements: re-worked the upper rear suspension arms and rear anti-rollbar. Added lower rear suspension arms and tailpipes and mounting brackets, plus period correct side mirrors. Then I painted the helmet in Jim Clark's colors and changed the car number to 6.

The body is mounted to a stock F104 chassis and I used F103RM front suspension and wrapped it with chrome monokote. The wheels and tires are HPI VTA.

I hope to run it very soon. I hope you all enjoy the pictures!

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Here are 5 more pictures
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And 5 more pictures
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Fantastic ! do you mind if i make a video montage with your picture for rcf1.fr ?
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Kudos to Big Al and Team Lotus. Awesome job.
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wow!! I love it.
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Very nice pictures!
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For those who like the step nose body there will be an alternative before they disappear for good this winter, the Blitz F101. Unusually the drivers helmet is moulded into the body and it's a bit slab sided.

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Fantastic ! do you mind if i make a video montage with your picture for rcf1.fr ?
Go ahead, have at it! Glad you liked the pictures
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