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Old 07-27-2011, 05:24 PM
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Does this mean a return of Vyger to the track destroying everything in it's path? Some say that the movie was a documentary, and that Star Wars was challenging to shoot because of less gravity.
Smoke and Mirrors.
Lots of smoke
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:27 PM
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You know and Vyger knows who I'm talking about *cough* FMW *cough*
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:49 PM
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Woo!! So brick style lipos do fit the X1!!

Urgh, gets very, very pricey for an F1 after factoring in wheels/tires, and body.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
It's not an issue with a Brushless motor
just saying...
What Dave is really trying to say is Rod needs to run in the UF1 series.

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Old 07-27-2011, 10:57 PM
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Wow !!! I like this pic !!!
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So, I've buckled, and just purchased an X1... Rod, I blame you entirely for you excellent picture build!

Anyway, I'm after some advise for gearing. From the off, I'll be going blinky brushless, most likely with a 17.5 until I can get hold of a 21.5. Can someone give advise on where I should be gearing these? I'm assuming the 93T spur is going to be the ticket, so just need a little advice on a starting pinion (I've got up to a 48 on the rack in the pit box) range.

Also, I've seen quite a few different steering setups (Rod's, MikeR's etc) from kit, can anyone give some advice on pro's and con's of each? I'm going to try them out for myself anyway, but would still like to get a bit of an understanding on them.

Looking forward to giving this a run, just now to decide on what paint scheme (and need D-Drive to come back off of holiday!). I'm thinking Rothmans Williams at the moment...
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:56 AM
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our track is quiet big i have a 88 spur running a 25 pinion FDR 3.52 or i use the 93 spur FDR 3.72 thats with a 13.5 im going to get a 10.5 for it soon
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigtomo71 View Post
Im thinking more along the lines of the F60 as a base for the brawn Rep an then do a Senna rep Mclaren after would the stuff i listed fit or are you limited to what you can fit in these cars as i cant imagen theres much room inside
did you say brawn and senna mclaren?? still have the wheel spats to finish off for the brawn.
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for these links! id looked on ebay with no luck so this is a massive help! Any 1 got any ideas where id get the stickers for the brawn gp?
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Originally Posted by kneedeeppow View Post
did you say brawn and senna mclaren?? still have the wheel spats to finish off for the brawn.
Wow !! That McLaren looks fantastic !! You have helped me decide to grab the F104W kit now
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Wow !! That McLaren looks fantastic !! You have helped me decide to grab the F104W kit now
I know that F104w kits spot on! theres 3 isnt there? MP4/5 an MP4/6 an a Ferrari. Dont know if theres anymore but they should do Nigel Mansells Williams
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Love that photo MarkR keep up the good work
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Smoke and Mirrors.
Lots of smoke
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Ahhhh...it's the love...that's what keeps me going.

cough
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And a steady diet of nicotine and coffee.

Yes, I would like to return to the track, I'm just not sure which car I should run or set up. Do either of you have any tips? Keep it clean, it's a PG joint.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:17 AM
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Love that photo MarkR keep up the good work
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Wow !!! I like this pic !!!
I agree- great photos! Photos are works of mr Lightfoot and his Wife. Charles is the UF1 series founder;

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/
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Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
Yes, I would like to return to the track, I'm just not sure which car I should run or set up. Do either of you have any tips? Keep it clean, it's a PG joint.

Just show up? It's hard to know what these F1 cars will need when it's sitting on the work bench. Right now, I'm putting my best guess on the car and rolling dice.
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