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Old 10-26-2009, 10:14 PM
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:50 PM
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Oh my god ! Matt, are you thinking of getting a F1 ?
haha yea thats right lightfoot!!!!!!! after i sell my 12r5 ill be buying one of these babies!!!!!!!!! lol i think im going to try running 10.5 or something like that in mine
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:15 PM
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haha yea thats right lightfoot!!!!!!! after i sell my 12r5 ill be buying one of these babies!!!!!!!!! lol i think im going to try running 10.5 or something like that in mine
If anyone can handle a 10.5 in a 2WD car it's you... but after you spend $45 on a set of foams each weekend drop a 21.5 and some rubber tires...

Boys play with foam, Men race with rubber !
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by veecee View Post
I tried some Kawada tyres at an outdoor asphalt track and was left disappointed...

1st run with kit tyres, no shock spring and silver front springs the car was sliding a little but it was very well balanced and easy to drive. No twitchiness to speak of.

2nd run with same setup and Kawada 25 rears and 40 fronts, it was a pile... It was almost impossible to drive with way too much front end grip. Twitchy everywhere, way too much steering. Changed to black front springs which was only very slightly better.

3rd run with same setup and Kawada 25 rears and 35 fronts, and it was actually a little better - surprising considering it was a softer front tyre... But it was still difficult to drive smoothly.

I also tried the kit rears with the 40 fronts and it was similarly twitchy. This makes me believe that the Kawada fronts are way too grippy. Anybody else tried these tyres???
Have you tried the Kawahara foams? They come in packs of 4s.. quite worth while.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:28 AM
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I haven't tried the Kawahara's. I wanted to try them but was told by a reputable source from Japan that they went out of business. So I'm not too keen on trying something I can't get in future.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by veecee View Post
I haven't tried the Kawahara's. I wanted to try them but was told by a reputable source from Japan that they went out of business. So I'm not too keen on trying something I can't get in future.
I just tried looking up their web site, and the link now comes up dead
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:17 PM
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For those looking for F1 decals; http://cgi.ebay.com/f103-decals-for-...item3ef92ed4fb

Not very detailed, but you can make something of it.....
I took the plunge and ordered a set. Nice set of basic decals for Ferrari, Mclaren, Red Bull and Jaguar. Also 2 small sheets of Brigstone and Potenza wheel decals. Hope he keeps selling these and I wonder if he has other types.
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Originally Posted by lightfoot View Post
If anyone can handle a 10.5 in a 2WD car it's you... but after you spend $45 on a set of foams each weekend drop a 21.5 and some rubber tires...

Boys play with foam, Men race with rubber !
lol why thank you for the driving compliments. my goal is to get you guys to at least compromise and go like 17.5 on rubber tires. lol soon on a track near you matt bell, the lewis hamilton of rc!!!!!!!
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by NiMo View Post
I just tried looking up their web site, and the link now comes up dead
Erm Kawahara is dead, but Zac Project is not. The tires are headed by Yuruki Kazuya, they are branded now under Zac Project / tabata. Here is his blog http://www.yurugix.com/
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by racer x 1 View Post
lol why thank you for the driving compliments. my goal is to get you guys to at least compromise and go like 17.5 on rubber tires. lol soon on a track near you matt bell, the lewis hamilton of rc!!!!!!!
17.5 on rubber is overkill... you can ONLY lay down full throttle on the straight
for a couple of seconds... 21.5 is a much better balance and still has plenty of power to get yourself in trouble
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anyone wanting a 1 day old HPI F10? im looking to sell or trade for a F104.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...10-f1-car.html

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anyone wanting a 1 day old HPI F10? im looking to sell or trade for a F104.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...10-f1-car.html
Its that bad is it ??
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by NiMo View Post
Check the outer bearing by the adjuster nut, it may have gone notchy.
Had this problem on my CRC, used 4 different CRC ones and they all lasted no more than 2 runs, changed to another make and it is still running after 4 months.
It is a problem with cars that do not use a thrust bearing.
Thx for info. I changed bearing but unfortunately the car turn surprisingly
to the left during acceleration ...

Im not sure if the spur gear with only 5 ball its good option or use ball bearing instead thrust bearing for this kit

Thx for any help...
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Kodiak Hans View Post
Thx for info. I changed bearing but unfortunately the car turn surprisingly
to the left during acceleration ...

Im not sure if the spur gear with only 5 ball its good option or use ball bearing instead thrust bearing for this kit

Thx for any help...
Chassis is tweaked.
losen all screws, place on flat surface and tighten each one half a turn until all tight again.
Also try to use a spur with as many balls as possible. One in my CRC has 18 balls
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Originally Posted by NiMo View Post
Chassis is tweaked.
losen all screws, place on flat surface and tighten each one half a turn until all tight again.
Also try to use a spur with as many balls as possible. One in my CRC has 18 balls
Thx for info...one more ?
Can you send me picture with right wire conection between electric motor and speed control (regulator).Maybe this can be problem too or not?
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