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Old 02-13-2013, 10:31 PM
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:44 PM
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Winter Outdoor F-1 Track Test

March 3, 2013
Classes: UF1 and Le Mans



We are all invited to test and race at Marvin's URC V Raceway (in the SFV!)
Great opportunity to start testing set-ups in a low grip, long - fast layout track

This first race is for Free!
For all of us so we get to know the venue.

Formula 1 and Le Mans
Sunday March 3

URC V Raceway
Metro Link Parking Lot
8775 Wilbur Ave. SF Valley CA 91324
Track set up 9:00 11:00
Practice 11:00
Racing 12:00 5:00 or Sunset
You will need your own power supply

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So they can be race ready and not spend time loading our data on race day.



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I'm in need for a good setup for my F104X1 with Ride R1 tires for carpet and asphalt tracks.
Anyone else using the R1 tires on there F104 and what are the issues from using that tire combination?
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Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
I'm in need for a good setup for my F104X1 with Ride R1 tires for carpet and asphalt tracks.
Anyone else using the R1 tires on there F104 and what are the issues from using that tire combination?
I haven't run the X1 on carpet but on a Medium grip outdoor asphalt with 42m straight and technical infield I run:

1.5 degrees camber
3 degrees toe out
soft front springs
30 wt shock oil on roll damper (basically only to keep it smooth without restricting damping)
soft spring on shock with 35 wt oil
kit T-bar with centre screw loosened

with Ride R1's on the rear I have all the rear grip I need at any track temperature (16 degrees - 50 degrees C)
However Ride R1's on the front push and I haven't found a cure so I run Pit Shimizu 571 softs on the front and have excellent steering without compromising rear end grip.
On cooler tracks I use traction compound but on hotter tracks it's not necessary. On tracks under 20 degrees C I find the Pit Shimitzu 575 soft rears give more rear traction that the R1's.

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pasting here because there is no theme for F104 GT

finally finishing my prototype of F104GT PRO 10 (235mm) ...


there is still a lot of stuff to do (I think that you can find a lot's of them ) but no I should be able to race with it :-)
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pasting here because there is no theme for F104 GT
finally finishing my prototype of F104GT PRO 10 (235mm) ...
there is still a lot of stuff to do (I think that you can find a lot's of them ) but no I should be able to race with it :-)
Hey S,
That chassis looks like a fantastic Le Mans car! Go to our thread maybe you will be inspired to go WEC

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...c-cars-33.html
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Originally Posted by HeliYogi View Post
Hey S,
That chassis looks like a fantastic Le Mans car! Go to our thread maybe you will be inspired to go WEC

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...c-cars-33.html
actually... I build it for our local "Le Mans Category" :-) to race against here-famous corally pancars...

P.S: our rules are: two cvalifications (two fastest laps) and after that finale of 4x10 minits... and counts every finale... the result is calculated based on laps (so shifting from B to A in results is common).

pretty fun, because you have to slow down, because finishing is more important that single lap for you :-)
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Not sure where best to post this, but I noticed that my tires (TCS) squeal quite bit more than the faster cars at my track (carpet). The car gets worse as the race goes on, losing grip on corner exit and steering entering and mid corner, as traction compound wears off. What can I do to get the car to quiet down and save the tires?
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Originally Posted by BadSign View Post
Not sure where best to post this, but I noticed that my tires (TCS) squeal quite bit more than the faster cars at my track (carpet). The car gets worse as the race goes on, losing grip on corner exit and steering entering and mid corner, as traction compound wears off. What can I do to get the car to quiet down and save the tires?
I think we need a little more info on your setup. Some of the squealing will happen depending on how you drive the car into the corners.
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I think we need a little more info on your setup. Some of the squealing will happen depending on how you drive the car into the corners.
medium front springs, 2.5* camber, red main spring w/30W oil TRF shock, 20K damper lube, soft t-bar.

The track is low-med bite carpet.
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medium front springs, 2.5* camber, red main spring w/30W oil TRF shock, 20K damper lube, soft t-bar.

The track is low-med bite carpet.
Take the camber down to 2 degrees, blue center spring, 40 or 50wt oil with 2 hole piston. Add droop to the pod as needed til the car starts to rotate the way you want it to. If you are running a shorty pack, move it forward in the chassis and mount the ESC behind the batery. Ride height around 4-4.5mm.
What steering blocks ar you using? The 3.5 offsets will help it turn as well.
You may want to stiffen the roll damper as well 50-60K
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
Take the camber down to 2 degrees, blue center spring, 40 or 50wt oil with 2 hole piston. Add droop to the pod as needed til the car starts to rotate the way you want it to. If you are running a shorty pack, move it forward in the chassis and mount the ESC behind the batery. Ride height around 4-4.5mm.
What steering blocks ar you using? The 3.5 offsets will help it turn as well.
You may want to stiffen the roll damper as well 50-60K
Very helpful, thank you! I'm already using offset blocks, but this is very good.

Also, how tight do you run the rear t-bar screw?
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Very helpful, thank you! I'm already using offset blocks, but this is very good.

Also, how tight do you run the rear t-bar screw?
You will probably want to run it pretty loose to allow the pod to droop
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Originally Posted by BadSign View Post
Very helpful, thank you! I'm already using offset blocks, but this is very good.

Also, how tight do you run the rear t-bar screw?
I don't even run a center screw in the t plate.
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
You will probably want to run it pretty loose to allow the pod to droop
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I don't even run a center screw in the t plate.
Thanks again. How about kingpin lube?
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