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Old 01-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #946
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Yes, there are some quirks with the HPI F10 straight out of the box. That doesn't mean the car is junk.

The big question is can the box stock HPI F10 compete with other currently available r/c F1 cars? Sadly the answer is not really. However, the low cost of the HPI F10 combined with a few selective upgrades can result in a very competitive car that is similarly priced with other r/c F1 chassis. In my opinion, F1 racing should be more about having multiple types of cars on the track (with strict motor/tire rules) than having a TCS only class.

If you read through the posts in this thread you will find many useful tips on how to improve the performance of the HPI F10 into something that is capable of competing against any current r/c F1 car.
Now that is what I was looking for, I have been going through page after page but it is really hard to find anything when all of a sudden it jumps to the F103 or F104. But I know there is some diehard that will get it to work, and those who just give up for the bigger better. I like both of these people, I get to pick up dirt cheap RC's and end up with a pretty good ride with some upgrades. thanks!!!
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Well, I admit that HPI F10 can work, but I still belive it's quite expensive route to go.

From what I've seen all cars that seemed to be good running here on forum had quite a lot of alloy expensive tuning parts.
When I was deciding I took next cheapest car (3racing F109) which only really needed alloy front arms holder. Not that much hassle with car parts wise and it works.

If someone wants car that looks like real new cars then F104 or F10 are really way to go and ofc they require more work (and money).
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:07 PM   #948
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my exotek fx10 with hpi foam set and Spice foam wheels for f104 is ready to track test. =)
added 5mm exle spacers to get more rear track width with narrow f104 wheels
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Well, I admit that HPI F10 can work, but I still belive it's quite expensive route to go.

From what I've seen all cars that seemed to be good running here on forum had quite a lot of alloy expensive tuning parts.
When I was deciding I took next cheapest car (3racing F109) which only really needed alloy front arms holder. Not that much hassle with car parts wise and it works.

If someone wants car that looks like real new cars then F104 or F10 are really way to go and ofc they require more work (and money).
Yes, is ture, those tune-up is double the cost of the stock car-kit,
My team is appointed by local distributor to sell the HPI F10 car-kit,
I throw in some used schumacher parts in my FX10.

3racing F109 is almost pro-kit out-of-box.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:59 PM   #950
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Yes, is ture, those tune-up is double the cost of the stock car-kit,
My team is appointed by local distributor to sell the HPI F10 car-kit,
I throw in some used schumacher parts in my FX10.

3racing F109 is almost pro-kit out-of-box.
Well for $50.00 shipped i don't think it was too bad of a deal. The rear 1 piece pod and the steering post are on my list. The track is asphalt so I will stick to the stock chassis. Live in Florida so for now the stock tires, but I do have a set of VTA's also. Have a 21.5 brushless. What Schumacher parts are you using?
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Some more Ferrari, Lotus and the Mexican driver/sponsor Sabuer.
It's good to be back in F1, Pedro Rodriguez drove last time for Ferrari and other teams back in 1968. Incredible that we still don't have a U.S. car!

I am glad to see that ugly long air intake gone (looked like a sailfish!)

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Will any of the other F1 bodies fit the F10 or just f10 bodies?
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Will any of the other F1 bodies fit the F10 or just f10 bodies?
I'm pretty sure most low nose F103 bodies would fit. You would have to trim to match the front suspension and not use the plastic nose cone cover from the F10.
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my exotek fx10 with hpi foam set and Spice foam wheels for f104 is ready to track test. =)
added 5mm exle spacers to get more rear track width with narrow f104 wheels
Where did you buy the Hpi foam set ?

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Where did you buy the Hpi foam set ?

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Will any of the other F1 bodies fit the F10 or just f10 bodies?
i'm tested stock f10 with tamiya f201 body. It feats perfect
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Ok for both the stock and ball diff, how tight or loose should it be? Not sure if the ball diff I ordered may not be in on time so I may have to use the stock diff. short track low traction and several turns.
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First of all I apologize if this has already been covered.

What parts and part numbers do you need to convert the F10 to the ball diff but with the rubber tires? How much of the original rear end is retained?, or do you replace the axle, both right and left hubs.

Pictures would also help. Also, does anyone make a carbon fiber rear axle for the F10?
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What parts and part numbers do you need to convert the F10 to the ball diff but with the rubber tires? How much of the original rear end is retained?, or do you replace the axle, both right and left hubs.

Pictures would also help. Also, does anyone make a carbon fiber rear axle for the F10?
1. You need only rubber spec ball diff. rear axle and both wheel hubs are retained.

2. you can use carbon axle for AE RC12R5 pancar as example with HPI F10. Most 1/12 0.25 inch diameter pancar axles should work
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