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Old 06-23-2011, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by fritzzz View Post
How much difference is there in appearance between the McLaren and Ferrari body sets?

McLaren seems to have more substantial side pods / pieces but is that the only difference?

Is one better suited to a Red Bull paint scheme / look than the other?
Biggest differences are the front and rear wings. Macca sculpted winglets (Sauber, Macca and Force India) Ferrari little flipper (more Ferrari and Red Bull but not as elaborate) McLaren has a undercut rear wing (Renault) Ferrari has straight down (everyone else). Confused, look at the front and rear wings of bodysets and photos of actual cars.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
Where did you see this info?
TWC Japan - TRF website and my friend qualified for Japan. He told me no traction compound allowed and carpet was low grip.

TCS USA - from tamiya usa website

TAC - i raced there. my friend won the f1 class.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
also have u ever gotten the front end up to 7 mm
It should go up to 7mm. Put less spacers under the kingpin to increase ride height. Reading taken under chassis and rear diffuser.

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:42 PM
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Whats that second part about the diffuser?

Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
It should go up to 7mm. Put less spacers under the kingpin to increase ride height. Reading taken under chassis and rear diffuser.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Whats that second part about the diffuser?
I take the rear ride height reading under the rear diffuser. You can adjust rear ride height via the various plastic bearing holders for the rear axle.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:56 PM
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Sooo....judging by some small F104X1 pics, it looks like it will accept the brickpacks similar to the above where the leads come out the top? Maybe?
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
TWC Japan - TRF website and my friend qualified for Japan. He told me no traction compound allowed and carpet was low grip.

TCS USA - from tamiya usa website

TAC - i raced there. my friend won the f1 class.
Cool, i thought maybe it was from one website...though I wouldn't say the Tamiya USA track is even medium traction for the F1 cars..
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
I wouldn't say the Tamiya USA track is even medium traction for the F1 cars..
it's gettin better, more abrasive.
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Sounds good, sometimes that first year after a re seal is goofy (like my home track this year)
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:54 PM
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How would camber increase affect steering? Less or more steering? Thanks
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:33 AM
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adding camber will increase tyre surface contact while corning and will give you more steering. more of the tyre make contact with the surface

i have the 3 racing mount and so far i have tried all the settings on asphalt i like the -1 degree plate with rubber in and on carpet i have been using the -2 degree plate with foams
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:43 AM
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I just finished building my F104 and am now installing the electronics. I purchased a tekin B1r after hearing about its small size but I had some questions on where and how many capacitors I should be putting on. I have glitch buster capacitor for my receiver and a 16v 180 micro farad capacitor for the esc. Sorry Im new to this whole thing but do I attach the capacitor to the battery leads or the engine leads? Do I need to instal any small ones on my engine the 540 Johnson motor? I will also be running 2s lipos if that makes any difference.

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Sorry for all the questions

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Old 06-26-2011, 07:21 PM
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Hi all,
I am a very experienced racer but new to F1.
I have just purchased a F104Pro Black (yet to arrive) and I would like to know a couple of things.

I would like to know what are the best performing body and wing sets available?
I am not interested in looks or realism, I am only really interested in performance on the track.

Where are the best places to get parts for the F1 cars?

Where do we get Foam tires and rims for the F1 Cars?

I am thinking of putting the Exotec conversion on the car straight away because I have some high level 12th scale experience and the rear end would be familiar. What are peoples experiences with this conversion?

Thanks
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i but alot if not all parts from RCmart i have found that they have good stock levels all the time.

the best wing set i have used are the 3 racing ones i have found that they have provided me the best performance compared to the stock kit which doesnt catch as much air.

when i had the standard rear i didnt noitice any differance in perfromance with or with out the rear wing attached.
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Hey, new to posting here and rather new to the RC world but a huge fan of F1 and in lieu of not having the money, or the skills, or connections or anything remotely close to a racing life I decided to do the best next thing. Enter the RC world.

Anyway, my love for the sport started the first time I saw the Lotus John Player Special driven by Ayrton Senna in the Mexico GP in 1986. So I decided to build my F104 Pro with what I think the livery would be like if cigarettes would still be allowed to sponsor the cars. I ordered the decals on ebay and one of the sets came all the way from Italy!

I hope you like them.

PS: I'll upload the my version of a F1 livery with the Tamiya F104 body set along with my two other cars in the following post since this only allows 5 pictures a post.
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