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Old 07-06-2011, 02:56 AM
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There are ways to get enough rear grip on many surfaces with the straight axle...it just isn't the easiest route to go...having IRS makes it much easier. But it is still possible with the stock direct drive as well.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:42 AM
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i have found just running the heavy battery weight has made a huge differance in the traction.
and warming up the rubber tyres befor a race
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
There are ways to get enough rear grip on many surfaces with the straight axle...it just isn't the easiest route to go...having IRS makes it much easier. But it is still possible with the stock direct drive as well.
no argument there but you will not get as much grip as an IRS car, especially in bumpy/loose conditions. i have TONS of experience with PAN chassis, if you look at my website you will see that my specialty is hi level mini-z so trust me when i say there is no comparison between the two. i would imagine that on carpet/foam tire the gap would be closer but on rubber and any asphalt game over!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:02 AM
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as mantis said before. Its not that IRS is faster than pod, its that its easier to make fast.
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The Asphalt Assault round at Al's Hobbies ......
Who's going?
Looks like I'll be able to go after all. Looking foreward to concentrating on F1 this time.
Try and get this thing going good.

Would be nice if they make the F105 with IRS and pushrod front suspention too

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one of our local racers races for Serpent and he told me that they are about to release an F1 soon HMMMMMM
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ill be at als with my trg111 f1, hopefully i can keep up..just look for the goofy f1 body! it will be nice to see what this car can do...paint is done by jim at als..
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Originally Posted by British Menace View Post
The Asphalt Assault round at Al's Hobbies ......
Who's going?
Looks like I'll be able to go after all. Looking foreward to concentrating on F1 this time.
Try and get this thing going good.

Would be nice if they make the F105 with IRS and pushrod front suspention too

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Here is for you
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Here are the pictures of my F104 with code name Cal2012.
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Stopped by a local RC shop in Tokyo and the F104x1 will be released here on July 16th according to the shop manager. US should see it around the first of August. I want one....
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Originally Posted by MaxSp97 View Post
Here are the pictures of my F104 with code name Cal2012.
Nice work sir..... all your own doing? Nice to see a bit of home R&D work and nicely done too!
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Originally Posted by MaxSp97 View Post
Here are the pictures of my F104 with code name Cal2012.
That is the exact front end setup I wanted to try, including Xpress caster link hardware. Beautiful job
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Originally Posted by MaxSp97 View Post
Here are the pictures of my F104 with code name Cal2012.
Really nice job Calvin... Looks great, like all your F1 modifications I've seen
Can't wait to see it in person this weekend...
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Bring out the Queens


Calvin, Steve, Tom, Tiko, Jeff and all the racers, hope to see you then.

Cheers, Marcos
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Rear chassis pics please.
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