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Old 09-07-2018, 12:56 PM
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Hey guys maybe i have been out of it for a while, is F1 RC Lab closed now? Looking for the vintage F1 bodies.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 1/8 IC Fan
Hey guys maybe i have been out of it for a while, is F1 RC Lab closed now? Looking for the vintage F1 bodies.
I talked to Brad a few weeks ago- I think there was a new home move and a website issue so you will want to contact them direct through facebook or email for sales.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikerbob
Have to tell you guys. Was at the track last night.. and was kind of disappointed.. lol.

Three guys running F1 - ALL three were Xray.. A FAST lap at this small crc black carpet track is 8sec. All three were doing low 9s .. 2 of the cars had snapped front control arms(Glued) and the other guy had a busted rear wing. Not sure what this all says about how much we spend on these things to get 1/2 sec faster.

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Bent/cracked front Xray arms and broken rear wings (all brands) are pretty common at our track too. It's racing man, not stamp collecting haha- bring spares
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:39 PM
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They must be crappy drivers to begin with if they are over 1 second off and breaking arms on carpet.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:09 PM
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Weve got 1 xray f1 in our club and it is by far the toughest car Ive ever seen. Tuesday night it was airborne(about 3 up) cart wheeling and landed on concrete(car caught a seam in the boards and was basically thrown from the contact). Guy cleaned and re-gooped the tires and the car made the next qually
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:17 AM
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no one here mentions latest trg118?
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan
They must be crappy drivers to begin with if they are over 1 second off and breaking arms on carpet.
1 sec off 17.5t TC - with a 25.5t half busted F1.. seems pretty good drivers to me..

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Old 09-08-2018, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Bent/cracked front Xray arms and broken rear wings (all brands) are pretty common at our track too. It's racing man, not stamp collecting haha- bring spares
More what I was pointing out.. is people get bent out of shape in TC if this is tweeked or that is not exactly right.. setup stations etc..etc. A half broken F1 is 1 sec off .. the fastest cars out there? we have bent wings.. rwd only 25.5t pan cars.. I thought.. anyway.. it brings into perspective how much some things effect or dont effect the car.

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Old 09-08-2018, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by choisan
no one here mentions latest trg118?
I dont think anyone on here has one of yet. I ran their components years ago on the F103 when they were easier to obtain.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:00 AM
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First timer to the F1 world, I just got X1 2018, gear diff 700cst, 21.5 motor and got some questions:

1. What is the performance like to setup the pod lean upward and lean downward?

2. What is the usual setting of the pod upward, downward or flat with chassis?

3. I am using RI GR tyres, on the front end I need to set the ride height the lowest possible in order to get 4.5mm ride height. So, I need to remove all the shims (2mm) under the lower arms. Does it mean I also need to remove 2mm shim on the upper arm in order to get the upper and lower arm keeping the same distance?

4. Do I have to have some droop on front and rear? If yes, what mm of the droop?

5. Balancing. I see front left and right different is 10g. On the rear L and R is 20g different. Right F and R is lighter. Does it consider a matter? Or I still need to place lead to make L and R weight as close as possible? The front part of the chassis is so narrow. Should I place the 10g lead on top of the right lower arm?

Thanks a lot
6. How do I set the rear end more staple? The rear end will spin with full throttle getting out of corner. I already wider the rear end and using 30wt silicon oil, 20k on tubes. What else should I do?
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:32 AM
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What surface are you running on?
Carpet?
Asphalt?
Same tires front and rear?
Correct tires are everything, cleaned and traction additive properly timed and applied.
You can find setup sheets from top drivers at petitrc.com for different surfaces.
They will show you their droop settings for front and rear.
Typically rear pod is set level or slightly lower but can't recall ever hearing of pod being raised in center.
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Has anyone ever seen anyone do a chart of what bodies will fit what chassis? I like to do up the bodies to look like the real cars. I like doing the stickers etc.. So .. will a body for an F103 fit an F104 with minimal changes? what about all the F104w bodies? does the front end just not look wide enough? or will it still fit?

Tamiya did a Type 79 JPS kit on the F104w. I have an F104x1.. any reason I cannot fit this body set?

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Old 09-08-2018, 08:57 AM
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F N CUDA, I run on Asphalt. Yes,. same tire f and r.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikerbob
1 sec off 17.5t TC - with a 25.5t half busted F1.. seems pretty good drivers to me..

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I think the vast majority of people who read your original post would be under the assumption that you were comparing apples to apples.
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