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Old 11-20-2015, 08:21 AM
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I had a few laps with the prototype F1R3 at C.A.R.S here in the UK. Its very impressive guys. The car dealt with the super high grip conditions superbly. It was very stable and carved through the corners with impressive pace. As Mike mentioned the transverse lipo layout is a BIG deal on carpet, especially high grip. It helps prevent diff out when the rear axel tilts.

The trade off is the body shell compatibility but there's a reason Protoform have made their shells the way they have. Pretty much every F1 car out now has a transverse battery layout option. Anyhow the Protoform shells look great, they are lighter and lower. The Exotek factory 2015 car for example with the Jordan livery looks awesome. I shall post a pic of my Williams Martini shell (Protoform F1 Fourteen) soon!
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by razor41 View Post
I had a few laps with the prototype F1R3 at C.A.R.S here in the UK. Its very impressive guys. The car dealt with the super high grip conditions superbly. It was very stable and carved through the corners with impressive pace. As Mike mentioned the transverse lipo layout is a BIG deal on carpet, especially high grip. It helps prevent diff out when the rear axel tilts.

The trade off is the body shell compatibility but there's a reason Protoform have made their shells the way they have. Pretty much every F1 car out now has a transverse battery layout option. Anyhow the Protoform shells look great, they are lighter and lower. The Exotek factory 2015 car for example with the Jordan livery looks awesome. I shall post a pic of my Williams Martini shell (Protoform F1 Fourteen) soon!
I couldn't have said it better!

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very nice . Can i use the pictures for a news on rcf 1 ?
Sure!

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Hey Mike! The new car looks good. I need one. With regards to the body, would the Tamiya body (F60 or MP4-24) fit if the side pods were left as is and not trimmed?
Hey Senor! F104 bodies will be too narrow regardless sorry. But F103 bodies should be good (F1R3 does have the short wheelbase option just like the F1R2).

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Even though I like the protoform body I have, the Tamiya's are more scale. I hope you reconsider this or at least make the F1R2 available again.
Not the answer you want to hear but there will be lot's of great handling F1R2's on the used market after the awesome F1R3 is released
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:48 PM
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Not the answer you want to hear but there will be lot's of great handling F1R2's on the used market after the awesome F1R3 is released
That is probably going to be true!

But my next question is, can the F1R3 be changed back via a couple parts and the R2 chassis plate?
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
Hey Mike! The new car looks good. I need one. With regards to the body, would the Tamiya body (F60 or MP4-24) fit if the side pods were left as is and not trimmed?
I just compared my uncut new F104 body and the Proto 15. If left uncut, the F104 body is same width as Proto 15. So that's a plus. May not help for the scale schemes I have planned but at least there is options. Not sure on MP24 as my beat up one is already cut and painted. FWIW...
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:38 AM
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Hi guys,

i wanted to share with you that this last Saturday I won the first round of the Tuning Haus Winter Series using my F1R3. The car was on rails all day and was by far the most consistent car on the track!

i will be posting my updated setup sheet when the car becomes available. Trust me it is worth the wait! Exotek has managed to update an already amazing car

Aaron

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Old 11-23-2015, 01:23 PM
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Great job Aaron!

F1R3 is 2 for 2 so far this carpet season
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by RonF View Post
I just compared my uncut new F104 body and the Proto 15. If left uncut, the F104 body is same width as Proto 15. So that's a plus. May not help for the scale schemes I have planned but at least there is options. Not sure on MP24 as my beat up one is already cut and painted. FWIW...
Hey Ron, thank you for sharing. I appreciate it. I've always been a fan of the Exotek F1's and Tamiya F1 bodies. Shame to break them up now.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
Hey Ron, thank you for sharing. I appreciate it. I've always been a fan of the Exotek F1's and Tamiya F1 bodies. Shame to break them up now.
Yep, I may have to stick to 'old technology'.... F1R2 and earlier but still Tamiya...
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Great job Aaron!

F1R3 is 2 for 2 so far this carpet season
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http://www.redrc.net/2015/11/socal-r...es-rd1-report/
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by wheelz View Post
Hi guys,

i wanted to share with you that this last Saturday I won the first round of the Tuning Haus Winter Series using my F1R3. The car was on rails all day and was by far the most consistent car on the track!

i will be posting my updated setup sheet when the car becomes available. Trust me it is worth the wait! Exotek has managed to update an already amazing car

Aaron

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YUP. I was there and saw Aaron run. Car was on rails. Nice win Aaron. Great looking car Mike nice work on making an awesome car even better.

Erik
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:05 PM
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Question: for the IFS, is there a stiffer spring available than what comes in the IFS kit? I'm running the silver spring and it seems a little bit soft. The other springs in the kit are slightly softer than the silvers, correct?

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Old 11-25-2015, 12:36 PM
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A Exotek chassis with transverse battery layout for the TRF102 would be nice too..
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:41 PM
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Question: for the IFS, is there a stiffer spring available than what comes in the IFS kit? I'm running the silver spring and it seems a little bit soft. The other springs in the kit are slightly softer than the silvers, correct?
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You are correct that the silver is the stiffer spring of the set. What hole are you running on the tower and grease in the tubes?

Currently, on carpet, I am running the soft spring in the top hole with 20k oil using the machined damper tube option. You will need something thicker like anti wear grease for the molded tubes.

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Originally Posted by wheelz View Post
You are correct that the silver is the stiffer spring of the set. What hole are you running on the tower and grease in the tubes?

Currently, on carpet, I am running the soft spring in the top hole with 20k oil using the machined damper tube option. You will need something thicker like anti wear grease for the molded tubes.

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Thanks, Aaron. I just today installed the machined damper rods and it makes a huge difference in feel just on the setup board. I have it set on the top hole on the tower for now, with the silver springs.

I haven't run it on the track yet, will do that on Saturday. Then I'll know!

Thanks again,

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Old 11-25-2015, 04:38 PM
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Also regarding the IFS, how low can you run the front ride height without rubbing the carpet?

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