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Old 05-18-2011, 07:33 AM
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
Yep, good job with the 104 Hiro.

When you stopped early for your 1st pit stop and gave me the lead I decided not to stop because I had open track in front of me.
Then you chose to stop again still early in the race for your second and final pit stop and I still had open track in front of me so I again decided to keep pushin to try and pull away.
I thought I was haulin ass and I was, for me, but when I finally stopped for my 1st of my 2 mandatory pit stops you caught and passed me.

I guess you were the one haulin ass and took an easy win!

I was happy to hold on for 2nd, far behind you tho.
Thanks Cuda.
It was a lot of fun racing with you. Yeah, we had different pit strategy and it made the race even more fun. I just can't wait for the next one and race with you in the same heat again!! I'm still not sure if i will be able to make all the rest of UF1 races as i will have to go some races in EU later this year.

You did great run Cuda!!
See you next time.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:45 PM
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F it. I'm coming to play. F104X1 on pre-order.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by superspeed View Post
Kyosho should jump on board with F1 kit, and 3Racing should try to find a good U.S. distributor (Horizon maybe?) to promote their products. Also, those European companies such as Schumacher, Xray, Serpent, etc should get into F1. I hope it doesn't take a company like Traxxas to bring back the F1 class.
+1 as long as they don't pull a "Corally"...
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by superspeed View Post
NiCD doesn't have much capacity, 2400mah at the most. I don't think it's worth it to run them unless you want to use your old NiCD packs. Cheap ESC price around $30, no reverse, brushed motor only, and 18 to 20 turn motor limit.
I understand the capacity limitations of NiCad but was also curious about the lack of weight with a LiPo and if it would affect the basic handling by not loading up the tyres enough etc. Thanks
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:30 AM
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hi

Interested in getting some tuning options what the go with the rear spring i see that Tamiya make a short and standard i whats the most common springs people use in the f1 car , i am also getting some front springs to
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:14 AM
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Well, the music alone makes me want one.
http://youtu.be/tj4l20o4Y0o
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by superspeed View Post
Kyosho should jump on board with F1 kit, and 3Racing should try to find a good U.S. distributor (Horizon maybe?) to promote their products. Also, those European companies such as Schumacher, Xray, Serpent, etc should get into F1. I hope it doesn't take a company like Traxxas to bring back the F1 class.
Bring F1 back? F1 has been going strong for over 3 years now in So. Cal! F1 Nation is a big following in the North East. It just takes a couple of guys to get together and decide on a rules package and have some fun.

Kyosho had an F1 back in the day. At the first Uf1 event in September of 2009, Ryan Lutz pulled his off the shelf and won a couple of heats with it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:36 AM
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The distribution of weight from front to rear does not change much, slight understeer when the car got heavier. I ran F104 Pro (black edition) with NiCd (rc2400s), NiMH(gp3300s) and LiPO (Tenergy 5000).
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 240Z View Post
Bring F1 back? F1 has been going strong for over 3 years now in So. Cal! F1 Nation is a big following in the North East. It just takes a couple of guys to get together and decide on a rules package and have some fun.

Kyosho had an F1 back in the day. At the first Uf1 event in September of 2009, Ryan Lutz pulled his off the shelf and won a couple of heats with it.
RC on West Coast has more audience than other regions. Here in Midwest, not much road racing, no F1 class. Popular class is the VTA. RC mags need to get more exposures on F1, and local tracks should support the idea of new/different class.
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Originally Posted by superspeed View Post
RC on West Coast has more audience than other regions. Here in Midwest, not much road racing, no F1 class. Popular class is the VTA. RC mags need to get more exposures on F1, and local tracks should support the idea of new/different class.
Depends where you're at. Chicago has a small F1 following, and a decent on road crowd. Not like 5 or 6 years ago, but it's there.
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I find the car handles different with lighter lipo's
It tends to oversteer with the lighter lipo's then when you have a bigger AKA heavier lipo in the car.
The rear is more planted with the bigger lipo's and you can get faster on the power.

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I understand the capacity limitations of NiCad but was also curious about the lack of weight with a LiPo and if it would affect the basic handling by not loading up the tyres enough etc. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:27 PM
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so can anyone tell me what 64 pitch spur they are running with the 104
with the silver can motors?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:15 PM
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93 with the silver can here
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:02 AM
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Just got my black edition in the mail thursday, time to start building!!
We have 3 or 4 guys with F1's at our track, hope to get a spike in interest this fall when onroad picks up again. Will put up my pics when the car is together.
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