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Old 03-13-2015, 07:13 AM
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Well, I finally had some time for finishing and cutting the parts for the F1R2.
Changed the rear pod to standard Tamiya and did away with the small dampertubes (Track I race at in the summer has sand on that will eat em up).
But now, for the electonics, where to put em.
In the rear or on the side plates?
I'm stuck on ride tires all around and I didnt have enough steer last time I drove it (low grip asphalt). So is it better to have the electronics on the sides or in the rear??
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:48 PM
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Anyone with the machined damper rods noticing inconsistencies in the quality?

One of my machined damper rods is significantly more sloppy at where it attaches to the ball end.
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Well, I finally had some time for finishing and cutting the parts for the F1R2.
Changed the rear pod to standard Tamiya and did away with the small dampertubes (Track I race at in the summer has sand on that will eat em up).
But now, for the electonics, where to put em.
In the rear or on the side plates?
I'm stuck on ride tires all around and I didnt have enough steer last time I drove it (low grip asphalt). So is it better to have the electronics on the sides or in the rear??
Thanks
Hi,
Yes, the Ride tires that all the EU series are specing are not the best for grip

There are many other factors involved but for weight bias I found for me;
When weight is forward it helps with LOW speed steering. At high speeds the car is stable but may push.
When the weight is more rear biased the car is more stable at low speeds but may have more steering at HIGH speeds.

So it depends if you need more low speed or high speed steering. With a nicely balanced car you can partly have both but only if the tires can provide the grip.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:41 PM
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Yes idd, I noticed the ride fronts dont grip very well.
Its mostly at higher speeds that the car understeers too much. I thought mounting the esc and receiver on the side wings would get more rotation in the chassis and the added bonus would be I can play with the battery position more easily.
Would this be a smart move or do I just mount the esc in the rear as I did previously?
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Originally Posted by Quante View Post
Yes idd, I noticed the ride fronts dont grip very well.
Its mostly at higher speeds that the car understeers too much. I thought mounting the esc and receiver on the side wings would get more rotation in the chassis and the added bonus would be I can play with the battery position more easily.
Would this be a smart move or do I just mount the esc in the rear as I did previously?
Thx
Sounds like you could try more rear weight- the rear weight wants to make the rear slide out on high speed corners (inertia) thus more high speed steering but can be hard to drive if the track is bumpy.
Sounds like you would want to do more testing to. So yes maybe esc on the winglet so that you can easily experiment with battery positions.

Also try reducing the ackerman so that the front tires steer more at the end points-
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The factory car is ready for the start of the 2015 F1 Season but I have not decided on the driver yet



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Amazing mike! Love the neon yellow. Makes me wanna do that!
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As driver make it Heinz-Harald Frentzen One of the coolest German drivers. By far not the most successful one, but not bad either. His interviews were always a highlight. Maybe a little hard to understand for not native German speakers...

Very beautiful body and chassis!!!
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Was able to take TQ and win today at The Rug at King R/C. Turnout was low, but lacked nothing in quality. Still haven't bolted on the IFS. The car is working so well that I hate to change it. Thanks to MikeR and Wheelz.
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thats a wicked looking F1R2 mike!
what damper are you using and wing set?
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Originally Posted by wtcc View Post
As driver make it Heinz-Harald Frentzen One of the coolest German drivers. By far not the most successful one, but not bad either. His interviews were always a highlight. Maybe a little hard to understand for not native German speakers...

Very beautiful body and chassis!!!
Thanks! I am leaning towards Damon Hill. The helmet is intimidating but easy to paint

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Was able to take TQ and win today at The Rug at King R/C. Turnout was low, but lacked nothing in quality. Still haven't bolted on the IFS. The car is working so well that I hate to change it. Thanks to MikeR and Wheelz.
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thats a wicked looking F1R2 mike!
what damper are you using and wing set?
F60 front wing, removed body mount section. Front damper? The new delrin IFS set with CRC blue silicone
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I can't find the machined IFS rods on the exotek site, does that mean that they are included in the IFS kit now?

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
The factory car is ready for the start of the 2015 F1 Season but I have not decided on the driver yet



Hi Mike;

Wow.....what a cool looking F1 car! Your Exotek components are sooo nice. I especially love that front end you did.

Thanks for the unspoken compliment by using one of our "Fourteen" F1 bodies.

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Originally Posted by napoleon1981 View Post
I can't find the machined IFS rods on the exotek site, does that mean that they are included in the IFS kit now?

Thanks,

Leon
Hi, http://www.exotekracing.com/f1r2-ifs...damper-rods-2/

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Hi Mike;

Wow.....what a cool looking F1 car! Your Exotek components are sooo nice. I especially love that front end you did.

Thanks for the unspoken compliment by using one of our "Fourteen" F1 bodies.

Dale - PROTOform Race Bodies
Thanks Dale! I have been a huge fan of Protoform bodies for years (decades?). Very glad you were able to release the new F1 bodies finally
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