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Old 11-10-2011, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
Glad they finally got there, sorry to keep you waiting
Car looks great!!!!
Didn't take you long to get them on did it?
No worries, yeah it took about an hour. Got to do my race tires next.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:53 PM
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nice body. i love this paint job, but one time i had a black rc car and i couldn't see it as well, so i am on the fence about painting my car the same way,
Thanks. Yeah if all else fails I have a back up that I will race with. This one's for the shelf more than likely.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
nice body. i love this paint job, but one time i had a black rc car and i couldn't see it as well, so i am on the fence about painting my car the same way,
I have run mostly black bodies out doors and the real issue is the other people not seeing your car more than you not seeing it. I parked my car once and the marshal never saw it. it just blends in with the track surface. Now I put a orange nose on my bodies.

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Quick one for the 104 faithful... I need a bit more on power steering, what should I look to change, and what will the effects on other things will be?

I'm thinking harder centre spring, thicker shock oil, or raising the position of the shock. Currently on red spring, losi 25wt, and stock x1 position (3mm shim).
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that paint job is hard to see on a track but it sure looks cool.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
Quick one for the 104 faithful... I need a bit more on power steering, what should I look to change, and what will the effects on other things will be?

I'm thinking harder centre spring, thicker shock oil, or raising the position of the shock. Currently on red spring, losi 25wt, and stock x1 position (3mm shim).
I'm the last guy to ask about set up because I never change mine But at the Big Speedtech race at Tamiya the back end of my 104 was slipping out on me and I really had to feather the throttle out of corners... Mike Rydwell gave me a tip that worked really well and I was able to get on the power sooner and the car felt more planted... I added droop to the front end and weight to the rear end... This in effect gave me more "on power steering"
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:12 AM
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Also you can try addiing more preload on the shock. Adding more rake will give you some more on power steering.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:35 AM
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For a while there, guys were messing with the angle of the upper arm by adding shims to the inside rear ballstuds or removing the spacers under the camber plate in the front to get some caster and camber changes that promote more steering but, is the rear locked in enough to warrant more aggressive steering?
Baby steps I guess.

RobK has posted lots of different front end variables on his http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/2011/02...front-end.html

This link takes you into the middle of his blog, you can navigate from there and see/learn lots of cool stuff. In case you haven't been there yet, that is.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Dasmopar View Post
I have run mostly black bodies out doors and the real issue is the other people not seeing your car more than you not seeing it. I parked my car once and the marshal never saw it. it just blends in with the track surface. Now I put a orange nose on my bodies.

Which body is that? Never seen it before.
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Originally Posted by lightfoot View Post
... I added droop to the front end and weight to the rear end... This in effect gave me more "on power steering"
OK, be gentle here, noob question. How do you add droop to the front? I'm having that issue right now on my F109. Rear sliding out.
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Originally Posted by texastc View Post
OK, be gentle here, noob question. How do you add droop to the front? I'm having that issue right now on my F109. Rear sliding out.
No worries... Not like I really knew that well either There are spacers on the front king pin that you can add or remove to adjust the ride height... You want to remove maybe a 1mm spacer so that your ride height remains the same but when you pick up the front of your car the tires droop down and lift off the ground after the body is raised... I hope that makes sense...
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New F104 Carbon Reinforced Gear Case is arrived at TQ. Click Here



Ultimate F1 Series is up tomorrow.

FYI, Thanks.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
Which body is that? Never seen it before.


protoform 909 its a 1/8th scale body with tons of down force.
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
For a while there, guys were messing with the angle of the upper arm by adding shims to the inside rear ballstuds or removing the spacers under the camber plate in the front to get some caster and camber changes that promote more steering but, is the rear locked in enough to warrant more aggressive steering?
Baby steps I guess.

RobK has posted lots of different front end variables on his http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/2011/02...front-end.html

This link takes you into the middle of his blog, you can navigate from there and see/learn lots of cool stuff. In case you haven't been there yet, that is.
Thanks Cuda.
Actually been aware of Rob's site for a while, even running his front end setup on my X1.. Works well, as I can full goop the tyres and go from their
It's actually where I picked up on the rear shock angle change,as I've seen him mention it in a few posts. Biggest problem is I can't get to it when not at work (bloody china firewall is doing my goat this evening!!), hence asking away.
But thanks for all the answers, off to the track tomorrow, so will give them a try along with a few other things (moving the steering sevo forward).

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Dasmopar View Post
protoform 909 its a 1/8th scale body with tons of down force.
Darn...was hoping it was a 1/12th
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