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Old 11-09-2010, 07:27 AM   #886
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Can any of you guys running the F10 comment on how a well optioned F10 (all HPI or Yeah Racing option parts, Exotek chassis, 7.4 Lipo, brushless motor, etc.) can compete against the F103 and F104 from Tamiya and the 3R F109? There are some things I like about the HPI car, but my weel-tuned F109 is pretty quick and handles well. Any comments?
Not to be a smartass, but does the lack of a reply to my post mean the HPI car really can't be made competitive?
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:10 PM   #887
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Not to be a smartass, but does the lack of a reply to my post mean the HPI car really can't be made competitive?
I don't think so. It does kinda surprise me no one who wheels F10s with some skill would not want to 'brag' a bit....

I have witnessed a driver run equally with, and win over F103/4 cars with rubber tires on a prepped parking lot track. I have also witnessed a foamed tire F10 pop open a tall 16oz can of whoop-a$$ and dominate foam F103/4 cars.

Both cars had the Exotek chassis and some other HPI upgrade goodies.
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Here's video of an HPI/EXOTEK doing pretty well against 103,104,109's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxD_iVvxJSY
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:04 PM   #889
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Two different ball diff sets available on F10 shassis - for foam wheels and for rubber wheels.
foam diff set uses tamiya f103 style wheels (14mm size hex on the rear and 5 mm axle for ball bearings in the front)
rubber set uses standart TC size hexes (12mm) both front and rear. It is compatible with Tamiya F201 wheels and HPI wheels for rubber tires.
Also the Tamiya f103 GT rubber tires will fit the STOCK diff set but if you upgrade/change to the foam ball diff, don't forget you will need to order HPI's foam front wheel axle set (ask me how I know
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:28 AM   #890
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can someone post mounting location for the transponder please?
See at the pic.
It is a good place for the PT.

BTW. Has someone tried the Shimizu Grooved Tires on the HPI?
I ordered some Front S and Rearīs today.
Hope they are competitive to the S-Tires.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:59 PM   #891
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Is there any decals sets for that replicate the f1 teams?
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #892
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Are the kit rubber tires useable on carpet?
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:33 PM   #893
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On out track they dont work.
They are to hard and have no grip.
Use the S-Tyres they work grat on carpet
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:44 AM   #894
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Are the kit rubber tires useable on carpet?
The kit hpi tires are NO good!! Get the soft for rear and soft or medium up front.
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Is there any decals sets for that replicate the f1 teams?
check google for ddrive sports english site.

and +1 on the kit tires = garbage. theyre not good for anything more than playing on smooth pavement. they will blister within 10 min on pretty much any brushless.
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Any mods to control tweek on the standard chassis?

Also...will 1-12th springs work for the front? If so what are the tensions used the most?
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Any mods to control tweek on the standard chassis?
it's easy to DIY... just drill two holes near front t-bar mount position and add two screws (3x15 for example) to adjust t-bar tweak
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #898
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I ended up going with 1-10 pan car wheels....I used an IRS rear axle out of an old oval car I had and used AE (6220 &6221) in line axles for the front everything bolted right up....also I used a shock spacer from AE as well to take up the difference in the A arms....the tweek screw addition really helps as well.
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Finally got around to putting my F10 together, quite happy with the results. i think it looks pretty good.
I'm running an Epic Duo2 21.5
Was planning on running it later this week at the track, unfortunately when I took my S compound tires out of the package I noticed there was a mold defect in the sidewall of one of the rears and it has a hole in it. I'll have to give HPI a call tomorrow, and of course I can't find anybody with rear S compounds in stock Minor setback I suppose.
I fitted the Type C front and rear wings, and I'm running the stock body off of my F104 for now (thats why there are two holes drilled in the nose) but I have a new stock F104 body on order.









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Just picked up a F10 with exotek chassis and a bunch of Yeah Racing orange bits on it and it's pretty slick looking. Only thing is it's terrible on the rug. Any ideas for a baseline? I had it with kit fronts and soft rears, but after I got home, picked up a set of soft fronts. I would love to run foams, but throwing another $100+ at this car is out of the budget(just bought a new 3racing f109 as well) Besides, this is my sons car, and the durability of rubber tires is a great appeal to me.

Any baseline setups for medium bite carpet on the HPI soft front and rear rubbers?
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