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Old 01-17-2011, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
Has anyone had much joy with adding camber to there setup? Kit is 0 deg, option is 1 deg, and aftermarket option can go as high as 2 deg...


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I ran my F104 at meakin on the weekend with a lower position of the camber plate by removing the spacers to give me better turn in. I did like it as I still had good rear grip.

robk sites explains it a bit better then I can. might be worth a try.

http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/
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Everything is still being setup. hotel info as well as other details we be on the site soon. i already have the current mini-z F1 champ signed to drive and other "pro" drivers will be there too. this will be a very high speed event!
hay bro, i like those rules. rubber is the way to go for close racing and fun.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
Has anyone had much joy with adding camber to there setup? Kit is 0 deg, option is 1 deg, and aftermarket option can go as high as 2 deg...


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i tried it with foam tires and like someone stated earlier, it made it worse. i may work well on rubber tires, but i dont know. ill try it this summer on our outdoor track.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
hay bro, i like those rules. rubber is the way to go for close racing and fun.

i think so too, the cars just look better on top of that and waaaaay less maintenence. this track is very well kept and has EXCELLENT traction you can drive very aggressive even with 13.5's on rubber! MOD TC's reach 68mph down the straight!
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:33 PM
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wow, nice. where is this track located?
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wow, nice. where is this track located?
about 10minutes outside houston, TX
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After the initial tests with the EXO104 I must say I'm impressed!
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After the initial tests with the EXO104 I must say I'm impressed!
Killer job dude!!!!! I have been wanting to do that car.
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I love when people do the underdog. I'm getting sick of seeing red cars all the time.
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@InZane: WTF! Looks realy, realy great!

@All: Has anybody used the telemetry sensors from Spektrum in his car?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:05 PM
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very nice job Inzane.

would be very interested to hear your thoughts and what you have played around with on the Exotek 104.
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Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
Has anyone had much joy with adding camber to there setup? Kit is 0 deg, option is 1 deg, and aftermarket option can go as high as 2 deg...


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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
I stay with 0 camber.
Car needs more steering into corners but is wicked loose out of corners.
That's on every surface as far as I have felt.

When adding camber it helps the steering everywhere which makes it even stupider coming out of corners.
Therefore I just live with the push into the corners (brake to turn in) and keep as much grip out of the corners as I can get. Negative camber kills that exit grip I need.
Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
Sounds like you need more toe out! Adding toe out will increase steering into the corner but less steering coming out. Conversely toe in will decrease steering into the corner but increase steering coming out.

NB> too much toe out can make the car wander down the straight...
You are correct sir.
I do run max toe out and it does help a bit to increase steering into corners and decrease out of em.
I find that this alone is not enough to get the car good.
I also run the 3.5 offset steering knuckles which also helps.

Adding camber on top of these tricks adds steering to the whole setup which kills the exit, makes the car loose coming out of the corners again.
I prefer to settle for a little push into and a lot of bite out of the corners.

My car has always been calm and relatively easy to drive on our unprepped asphalt surface at Tamiya Aliso.
Just had great results again at their recent Regional race.
Calm is good here.

Robk, thanks for the kind words in your writeup of the TCS Nationals 2010 on your blog page!
I REALLY like what you are doing there!
I'm gonna sign up immediately! Not sure why I haven't already?
It's awesome!

Everyone must go here and check out Robk doin work!
http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/2011/01...tory-part.html

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Nice paintwork on the Virgin car Inzane Are those the decals from D-Drive and also is the white liine painted or vinyl?

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Nice paintwork on the Virgin car Inzane Are those the decals from D-Drive and also is the white liine painted or vinyl?

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Thanx for your kind comments!

You can buy the Virgin sheet from "cosmosaml" on ebay.

I was too lazy to mask the lines so I cut stripes from a white vinyl sheet.
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Inzane = the bad jonny

nice job there!!
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