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Old 12-19-2013, 11:10 PM
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Double sided duct tape. You can barely get battery out of the car, so use a small piece
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We need more pics of built F1R2's!

also ideas for holding the battery in place

I'm thinking esc in rear, battery middle ,recv behind servo but I worry the battery is free to move front to rear with no tape
If you have 5mm or more of gap then just use a M3 screw and lock in the center slot. A little bit of battery play allows the chassis to flex.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:29 AM
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I'm in the process of building mine right now ( F1RCLab.com has them in stock if anyone is looking ) what would you guys recommend for springs and oil/grease as a starting point for a car that will be running mostly on tight carpet tracks and using pardus wheels and tires ?
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I'm in the process of building mine right now ( F1RCLab.com has them in stock if anyone is looking ) what would you guys recommend for springs and oil/grease as a starting point for a car that will be running mostly on tight carpet tracks and using pardus wheels and tires ?
Past Uf1 Midwest champ Rick Vessel should have his dialed in and have a Pardus tire set up to share soon
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Originally Posted by JayL View Post
We need more pics of built F1R2's!

also ideas for holding the battery in place

I'm thinking esc in rear, battery middle ,recv behind servo but I worry the battery is free to move front to rear with no tape
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:03 AM
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Quick question. . I am putting together the exotek front end and the Tamiya coated balls are very tight in the upper arms ( knuckle side arms). This can't be right. . It's definitely going to bind. Do I need to be using a different ball or ream the hole out?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by j.d.roost View Post
Quick question. . I am putting together the exotek front end and the Tamiya coated balls are very tight in the upper arms ( knuckle side arms). This can't be right. . It's definitely going to bind. Do I need to be using a different ball or ream the hole out?
Tamiya use different balls for upper and lower arms. Make sure you are using the upper round ones, because the lower ones with the spring holder are bigger and wont fit.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. MR4 View Post
Tamiya use different balls for upper and lower arms. Make sure you are using the upper round ones, because the lower ones with the spring holder are bigger and wont fit.
Yep.. came directly from my 104 uppers to my exotek.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by mikpiz View Post
I'm in the process of building mine right now ( F1RCLab.com has them in stock if anyone is looking ) what would you guys recommend for springs and oil/grease as a starting point for a car that will be running mostly on tight carpet tracks and using pardus wheels and tires ?
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Past Uf1 Midwest champ Rick Vessel should have his dialed in and have a Pardus tire set up to share soon
I will try to work on this starting next week. Holidays and traveling put a serious dent in my testing time.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:41 PM
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I noticed the chassis plate is wider than the Tamiya bodies towards the front third and would need to sit on top of the plate.

I assume this is as intended, or am I missing something?
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:47 AM
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I noticed the chassis plate is wider than the Tamiya bodies towards the front third and would need to sit on top of the plate.

I assume this is as intended, or am I missing something?

Also, are you to use the metal upper pivots in the delrin arms for the Exotek adjustable arm set? There are pretty tight.

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[QUOTE=celt;12840380]I noticed the chassis plate is wider than the Tamiya bodies towards the front third and would need to sit on top of the plate.

I assume this is as intended, or am I missing something?

Also, are you to use the metal upper pivots in the delrin arms for the Exotek adjustable arm set? There are pretty tight.[/QUOTE

Yep. The body sits on top of the chassis at the front. Just trim the bottom of the body slightly so it still sits at the same height.

I'll check the inserts and get back to you.
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Originally Posted by celt View Post
I noticed the chassis plate is wider than the Tamiya bodies towards the front third and would need to sit on top of the plate.

I assume this is as intended, or am I missing something?

Also, are you to use the metal upper pivots in the delrin arms for the Exotek adjustable arm set? There are pretty tight.
See my previous post..
Something is up with the arms.
The plastic balls are no better...still way too tight.

I have current email communication with Mike on the issue (he is looking into it).

I went as far as sanding down a brand new set of coated Tamiya balls..only to destroy them by the time I was able to get them to fit in the arm (they ended up flat sided).
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:38 AM
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Got my F1R2 for Christmas today. Looks so good,cant wait to get it on the track
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