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Old 08-19-2010, 02:09 PM   #511
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Still got some F201 Universal shafts and Aluminum Damper Cylinders left
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:48 PM   #512
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Would F201 be a competitive F1 if the gear ratio can be lowered, say, by diy a lower teeth spur gear? As such, it can have comparable speed with F104 pro when using silver can or stock motor. It has a more adjustable suspension design like camber and rear toe in.
Yes, Robinson has the metric pinions as does Tamiya. I think Robinson has a package deal for 6 pinions which is the best and tamiya still has the two packs. When we had our F1 series we used 27T brushed for the d-drives and 19T for the 201's. It worked for us but now it's silver can for d-drive and 27/17.5 for the 201's along with the 21 brushless. We are still deciding on that one.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:24 AM   #513
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Here is a thought. Keep the 201 ready and make it lighter. We found that if you remove the front diff,axles, and driveshaft (that's the lighter part) the car works great as a 2wd. Plenty of tire choices out there since the HPI rubber and others will fit and most are available from rcmart. Most F1 groups like ours use the silver can motor so to adjust for the weight use a 27T bruushed motor to duke it out with the d-drives. concrete, asphalt, or carpet. Bring'em back and race.
I'd really hate to get rid of the 4wd, its one of the things I absolutely love about the F201.

The other thing is I'm not sure A: Where around here I can race or B: run the F201 without doing significant damage to the bottom of the car.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:09 PM   #514
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tcs no longer runs f201 races, 2wd pan car/f1 has much less amount of maintenance. if you want to go race at a tcs event, find a new or used f104
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:58 PM   #515
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I'd really hate to get rid of the 4wd, its one of the things I absolutely love about the F201.

The other thing is I'm not sure A: Where around here I can race or B: run the F201 without doing significant damage to the bottom of the car.

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The car has ride height adjustment. Just raise it up. I usually do about 6~7mm for outside and 4~5mm for carpet.

I used to race mine against touring cars (since it's basically the same thing) at a local track that didn't mind mingling cars if there weren't enough to make a class. Ask if they mind. Maybe you might inspire some of them to get more interesting cars like yours.

If you just want to run it, basketball and tennis courts tend to be cleaner than asphalt lots so you would not need to raise the ride height as much.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #516
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yes I will sell my f201 tuned chassis kit #49336. let me know if you are interested.
Are you still selling this?
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:05 PM   #517
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Are you still selling this?
I have an immaculate F201 that I'd sell you if you are interested.

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Old 09-15-2010, 02:07 PM   #518
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I have an immaculate F201 that I'd sell you if you are interested.

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Can you email me some pics of the car and anything that you have to go with it.

Is it the Ferrari or something else?

My email is [email protected]
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Can you email me some pics of the car and anything that you have to go with it.

Is it the Ferrari or something else?

My email is [email protected]
Yes its the Ferrari and email with pictures has been sent.
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Hi could someone please show me pictures of the brace kit that I think it was FPM released for the f201? Or even be able to explain where the braces were?

I know I can't get these anymore but I figure I will make myself a set.

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Try this for a description of the FPM braces

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=158462

I've recently experimented with the F201 running in rear wheel drive only. Racing against F103/4, F109 and HPI's on a small, bumpy, tight and low grip track. Motors are open up to 27T brushed or 17.5 BL. It is actually quite competitive albeit a bit difficult to drive. Setup has been:

Front
1mm droop
Olive Springs
Old Type A tyres
10mm ride height

Rear
2.5mm droop
Black springs
New Type A tyres
6-8mm ride height

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27T brushed

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3 Racing with with the back carbon brace disconnected and without motor guard (to make the rear as flexible as possible)

A bit more work to do but its a good starting point
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Hi could someone please show me pictures of the brace kit that I think it was FPM released for the f201? Or even be able to explain where the braces were?

I know I can't get these anymore but I figure I will make myself a set.

Thanks
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That depends...are you thinking of the suspension arm braces or the rocker arm braces? Tamiya's reinforced lower arm set I believe came with Tamiya's version of the FPM brace set...not as good as the FPM ones but better than nothing. The rocker braces was a flat piece of metal bent to tie both of the rocker arms together. This was because when the suspension compresses the gear case flexes under the rocker arm. The braces eliminate that.
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F201 Rubber tires and Weels are available at TQ RC RACING.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #524
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Just mounted some Shimizu front and rears 561 and 565's.

I'm relieved to see that these seem like they will work well on the F201 on initial impressions.

My worry was that I was running an F104 and the hot setup was Shimizu 571 and 572's. But they have different diameter front and rear. Rears came with thin strip insert,while front had a full sponge type front foam. Not to mention the front is listed as soft, rears are listed as hard. But physically, the rear tires feel much softer.

The 561/565 (ribbed tires) seemed to be at least less confusing. The front and rears are the same diameter (63mm) once mounted. This is important in a 4WD car, or you'll have overdrive. They both use sponge type foam front and rear. Foams seem to be about same firmness and thickness. However, once mounted, rears seem a tad bit softer. This should help with a bit more rear end grip. Lastly, I was sooo glad to see the compound designations seem consistent and easy to understand. They are listed soft for front and soft for rear. Physically, they feel about the same stickiness, or same compound.

It is looking promising. Main reason I'm getting my F201 back in action is because of these Shimizu tires. The old Tamiya tires were absolute crap and near undrivable unless you were running a slow motor.
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Anyone has a F201 NIB kit willing to sell?
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