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Old 04-24-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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I just opened a parking lot track in San Diego,CA and want to start a F1 class. I really have no idea what kind of F1 cars are out there but I only want to run electric. The only ones that I know that are still being produced are:
Tamiya F103 15th
HPI (not released)

What other cars are out there and do they need upgrades?

I'm also wanting to run rubber tires. Are they easy to find?
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I just opened a parking lot track in San Diego,CA and want to start a F1 class. I really have no idea what kind of F1 cars are out there but I only want to run electric. The only ones that I know that are still being produced are:
Tamiya F103 15th
HPI (not released)

What other cars are out there and do they need upgrades?

I'm also wanting to run rubber tires. Are they easy to find?
F103 sure seems to be the most popular around here, but Corally, Hyperdrive, MLP, RC Indycars, and others make them. For a parking lot series I think the Tamiya or future HPI cars are perfect.

We've been testing rubber tires at BCR the past few weeks and it seems the Ride tires are the best so far. The TRG Superions are good, but the wheels are very brittle. The TRG's come with wheels and the Ride's require you purchase them seperately (Ride also makes the wheels). Unfortunately, I've only been able to find these overseas (RC Mart, RC Market, D-Drive, etc). Hope this helps and good luck !
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F103 sure seems to be the most popular around here, but Corally, Hyperdrive, MLP, RC Indycars, and others make them. For a parking lot series I think the Tamiya or future HPI cars are perfect.

We've been testing rubber tires at BCR the past few weeks and it seems the Ride tires are the best so far. The TRG Superions are good, but the wheels are very brittle. The TRG's come with wheels and the Ride's require you purchase them seperately (Ride also makes the wheels). Unfortunately, I've only been able to find these overseas (RC Mart, RC Market, D-Drive, etc). Hope this helps and good luck !
Thanks for the info. Are their any hop-ups needed for the F103? IE body's, suspension, and chassis?
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Other brands/makes that might interest you...

Cross FireForce CF01, CF01'08
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I'm having trouble finding these cars. I saw 1 pic but can't find a place to buy them. Can you give me some links?
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Thanks for that link. It's a good one.
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What kind of electronic set-up are people running in these things?
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Since they are all RWD...the faster the motor, the harder they handle. Unless you are on CARPET (which you mentioned you are on parking lot)...I think you should limited to 17.5 brushless/27T brushed or slower motor speed. It is not the car is slower, it is that would be easier for the TIRES for these F1 cars...

Alot of ppl are using silver can motor because of the TCS rule. Using brushed setup should be the best setting for F1 racing..batteries wise, definitely LIPO (2S).

Tamiya foams are expensive but should handle most of the condition...and TRG rubber tires does last, but need to order oversea (Hong Kong/Japan)
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Good to see some stepin up the F1 game.

Post some pics of your track.
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Good to see some stepin up the F1 game.

Post some pics of your track.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/track-lo...n-diego-9.html
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Since they are all RWD...the faster the motor, the harder they handle. Unless you are on CARPET (which you mentioned you are on parking lot)...I think you should limited to 17.5 brushless/27T brushed or slower motor speed. It is not the car is slower, it is that would be easier for the TIRES for these F1 cars...

Alot of ppl are using silver can motor because of the TCS rule. Using brushed setup should be the best setting for F1 racing..batteries wise, definitely LIPO (2S).

Tamiya foams are expensive but should handle most of the condition...and TRG rubber tires does last, but need to order oversea (Hong Kong/Japan)
I would relally like to use Rubber. We've run 1 1/12 on the track and a 7.5 was really hard to drive. Do the rubber tires last? How many runs before they suck?
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I would relally like to use Rubber. We've run 1 1/12 on the track and a 7.5 was really hard to drive.
Big difference in a silver can lipo and a 7.5/4 cell LOL
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Thanks for the info. Are their any hop-ups needed for the F103? IE body's, suspension, and chassis?
Up until today I've been running a bone stock F103 15th Anniversary (works great with foams). I just installed the 3 Racing front end last night as I've been struggling to get steering with these rubber tires. This front end allows camber and caster adjustments. Should know more tomorrow.

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What kind of electronic set-up are people running in these things?
I switched to 17.5 a couple of weeks ago and love it.

You should check out BCR if you're ever up north. We had 7 F1's there last Saturday. Right now it's a mixed bag of F1 bodies, LeMans 200mm bodies, foams and rubber tires but it's still a blast.
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Thanks for the info. Are their any hop-ups needed for the F103? IE body's, suspension, and chassis?
Oh .... and a number of people are using the Kawada rear end and seem to like it.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-f10...n-p-27560.html
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