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Old 10-10-2016, 10:15 AM
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I got some upcoming races on black carpet which will be using either the tamiya tcs tires or the CRC F1 tires! Which tires or tire combo should I use? I think the tcs tires are rebranded 571/572's but I'm not sure
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:31 AM
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TCS and CRC tires are the same tires as Pit 571/572. I would glue the outer sidewalls of both the front and rear tires if racing on black carpet.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:50 PM
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James Greener and his Exotek F1R3 off to a perfect start for the new BRCA series!

"Off to a great start at Round 1 of this year’s BRCA GT National hosted in Birtley.. TQ in all 4 rounds of qualifying and took the race win from pole with the Exotek F1R3! The car was absolutely mega all day. Thank you to Barley Mow RCC for hosting a great track and event also Exotek Racing and X-Factory UK!"


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Originally Posted by Serzoni View Post
TCS and CRC tires are the same tires as Pit 571/572. I would glue the outer sidewalls of both the front and rear tires if racing on black carpet.
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:26 AM
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has anyone tried the new protoform front and rear wings? And what body works best with them
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:46 AM
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I haven't "run" them yet, but they sure look good!









I know, I'm no help - but F1 class hasn't really picked up where I race. The front wing looks very similar to the Serpent, I think. It is fairly flexible, unlike most Tamiya wings, but they are thick and seem like they would be decently sturdy. The front wing is designed to work with any of the PF bodies. Depending on body, you either do/don't use the "raised nose" portion of the front wing.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by idbdoug View Post
has anyone tried the new protoform front and rear wings? And what body works best with them
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I've mounted them, but havent hit the track with them yet. The front wing is overall slightly narrower than the Tamiya wings, so maybe slightly less downforce potential. The front plane is also lower than any Tamiya wing so it may cause some scraping or dragging depending on your setup or track surface.

The rear wing is wider but lower than any of the Tamiya wings (even at its highest position). It doesn't have any adjustments, but you can remove a section of it for lower downforce. I particulatly like that it uses 1.5mm hex hardware instead of the Phillips flathead.

Overall very nice pieces, as alternatives to the Tamiya or X-ray wings. They seem to be pretty compatible with pretty much most or all the bodies out there.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:06 AM
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I just bought the alloy chassis, small parts package and rear carbon plate. Any suggestions on putting it together using the f1r2 parts. Any help
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:45 AM
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I tried their website but couldn't find a downloadable copy of the R3 manual. I'll check when I get home if I still have it and maybe scan it for you.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:30 AM
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F1R3 manual-
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by billjacobs View Post
disaster999, try the following:
1) if you have 2' of caster, you will have very aggressive turn in, but push on corner exit, try more caster (in the 9', or even 12' range.)
2) try a harder front spring (the grey works well)
3) if the track was bumpy, try 35wt in the center shock, and a softer shock spring
4) put more preload on the side spring, so the rear axle stays in contact with the ground in turns

Overall, going to much more caster in the front will probably make the biggest difference. Once you go to more caster, you might want to move the steering inline.

It's a neat car with many adjustments.

One more thing, make sure the caster and camber are equal left to right by measuring each respective turnbuckles end to end.
I followed your setup and added a lot more caster and moved the steering inline...the car drives a lot better. Never had so much fun with my F1. Thanks Bill and thanks Mike for this amazing kit.
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Built my F1R3 last week and got my first chance to run it yesterday. Managed to score second for the day in our points series. It still needs a bit more dialing in, but it has some awesome potential and is so easy to drive.



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Originally Posted by MrLesac View Post
Built my F1R3 last week and got my first chance to run it yesterday. Managed to score second for the day in our points series. It still needs a bit more dialing in, but it has some awesome potential and is so easy to drive.
Awesomness! Is the Novak the spec motor for the series?
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Awesomness! Is the Novak the spec motor for the series?
Its just a Novak Boss 25.5 We run 25.5 to keep the guys running TCS specs to be legal. However this is just the only 25.5 I had back from running VTA. I didn't feel anything was left on the table by running the Novak motor, as my fastest lap was only .06 slower than the winner for the day. Being that this was my first time out with it, I'm very happy with how it went.
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Originally Posted by MrLesac View Post
Its just a Novak Boss 25.5 We run 25.5 to keep the guys running TCS specs to be legal. However this is just the only 25.5 I had back from running VTA. I didn't feel anything was left on the table by running the Novak motor, as my fastest lap was only .06 slower than the winner for the day. Being that this was my first time out with it, I'm very happy with how it went.
Oh I get it! You are just toying with everyone... Later you will drop in a short stack and break some hearts lol.
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