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Old 01-17-2014, 07:43 AM
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A nice mix'n'match...

Exotek R2 and Fenix front beam

Multi-wheel-base at rear and multi-wheel-base at front
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by bd581 View Post
No such issue on mine
Have you tried adjusting the exotek inserts up to lock the tamiya ones in place?
did the trick! thanks for the suggestion..
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Giorgio View Post
A nice mix'n'match...

Exotek R2 and Fenix front beam

Multi-wheel-base at rear and multi-wheel-base at front

Where can you order that Fenix lower front arms?
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:13 AM
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Where can you order that Fenix lower front arms?
Dan, just ask Brad, at Paintlab. He will do the trick for you.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:16 AM
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Default Exotek F1R2 Carpet Setup

Hello,
My name is Aaron Lane and I have had a lot of success with this setup on carpet so far. I am always trying little things here and there but this is what I mainly run and or go back to!

I think I got most everything written down, but let me know what you guys think and if you have any questions. I am happy to help!


Conditions:
TQ RC Raceway
Carpet
65-75 degrees outside temperature

Front:
3.5mm hide height
8.5 degrees caster
Associated 0.016 front springs
-1.5 degrees camber
2 degrees toe out
Standard Tamiya In-line front axle
2mm bump steer

Main Shock:
3-hole piston
20 weight (Associated oil)
Tamiya Red Spring (looks like orange though)
1mm droop
raise the rear female ball stud 6mm for better shock movement

Side Suspension:
Associated black spring
10-15K oil in dampers
No washers under any of the side links

Rear Pod:
Short wheelbase
31/88 gearing
Tamiya 101 rear axle
3.5 mm ride height
*Tip: if your bearing insert is lose inside of the rear pod, the holes for the wing mount plate are drilled and tapped through to the axle. I used a slightly longer screw through the top hole to act as a setscrew.

Tires:
Pit 74/75 combo with optional soft insert in the front
Sauce the entire rear and 1/3 to of the inside front tire
SXT 2.0 tire sauce
Cleaned with Tuning Haus Tire Cleaner/ Conditioner

Other:
Winglets with 5 grams on each side
Reedy Sonic 2 Motor
Reedy short pack mounted forward
LRP SXX V2 mounted in the back with optional 3-barrel capacitor
X-ray servo saver
Tamiya F2012 Step nose body, rear wing, and front nose piece. I run the McLaren front wing (The holes line up between nosepiece and wing. The old Ferrari wing will not line up with the F2012 nosepiece however)

Asphalt:

the only thing i really change is running the standard associated silver side spring, long wheelbase, running pit 71/72's with the softer front insert, and I use Associated chassis tape on the bottom of my car.

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:19 AM
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70F weather... I am jealous.

What motor timing do you have with that gearing?

So you like 574/575 better than 571/572?
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:45 AM
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Aaron, I think we all know who you are

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3.5mm hide height even on asphalt?
any tips on how to measure caster and camber?


thanks for your help!
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Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
70F weather... I am jealous.

What motor timing do you have with that gearing?

So you like 574/575 better than 571/572?
I just checked... its actually 82 degrees at school today lol sorry

anyways I typically run around 40 degrees of timing.... anymore than that and the car fades really bad during a UF1 race.

I switch back and forth between the 71/72 and 74/75 combos on carpet. Right now my car is faster on 74/75's. But i also feel that the 74/75's heat up too much and I end up slowing down over long runs. 71/72 seem to be much more neutral and consistent over the duration of a long race!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JayL View Post
Aaron, I think we all know who you are

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3.5mm hide height even on asphalt?
any tips on how to measure caster and camber?


thanks for your help!
I never run more than 4mm of ride height... but keep in mind that 3.5-4mm is also including the chassis tape that is at least 1mm thick. so technically i do raise the car up for asphalt. An advantage of running the Associated chassis tape is that one piece lasts me an entire season and its super heavy which equals a lower cg for looser surfaces

easiest and quickest way i measure the caster is putting the car flat on the setup board with no tires, take a camber gauge and set it to what i want, then line up the camber gauge to the kingpin and compare it. its not an exact way to do it but it gets me pretty close when i want to try something quickly.
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Slapmaster tools makes a caster gauge for 1/12th scale kingpins, but I don't know if it'll work with metric ones.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:25 PM
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Whoa - thanks Aaron!
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Originally Posted by NutDriver View Post
@Ph3nyx,
Outstanding job! I still enjoy seeing the low-nosed bodies. Is that Berger driving?
Thank you
Yes it's Gerhard !
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Congrats again Aaron- TQ and winner with max points at the last round of the highly competitive UF1 January round! Aaron used the set-up he just posted the page before.
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Congrats again Aaron- TQ and winner with max points at the last round of the highly competitive UF1 January round! Aaron used the set-up he just posted the page before.
Finally had the chance to run mine this weekend. I will have to rethink setup with this one.
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Originally Posted by Rick Vessell View Post
Finally had the chance to run mine this weekend. I will have to rethink setup with this one.
let me know what you figure out , you use the Padus tires correct ? my car is ok with the pardus but not enough rear grip is a problem , and I'm out of things to try
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