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Old 03-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Ive been thinking of going into track racing....with Touring cars I can easily understand why lots of people get into it and probably most popular onroad EP rc.

But with F1 rc racing, its rear wheel drive, i guess its quite difficult to drive compared with front or 4wd TC.

but I like the way it looks.

To F1 drivers,.....What made you go with F1?

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It's a funster class, so mostly nobody good runs it. Gives the old guys some hope.
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Challenging to drive (less reliant on equipment, more on driver skill and setup), cheaper to run, and realism.
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Ive been thinking of going into track racing....with Touring cars I can easily understand why lots of people get into it and probably most popular onroad EP rc.

But with F1 rc racing, its rear wheel drive, i guess its quite difficult to drive compared with front or 4wd TC.

but I like the way it looks.

To F1 drivers,.....What made you go with F1?

Pros and Cons
Every F1 drriver will tell you they love the looks of the car, and the open wheels just make the racing so more intense.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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Ive been thinking of going into track racing....with Touring cars I can easily understand why lots of people get into it and probably most popular onroad EP rc.

But with F1 rc racing, its rear wheel drive, i guess its quite difficult to drive compared with front or 4wd TC.

but I like the way it looks.

To F1 drivers,.....What made you go with F1?

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Different classes require different skill sets. Being F1 is more of a scale realism class it does draw a different crowd. They are fun to run around the track and pretty evenly matched for fun racing usually running either silver can brushed or 21.5 brushless motors. If you have a core group of F1 racers at your track, it's not a bad option.

Touring cars are fun, but can have high initial start up costs. Being TCs are a pure racing class, like 12th scale, the expectation is that they should be pushed to the limit. If I were you, I'd get a used TC and try 17.5 no timing. They are more forgiving to drive than F1.

I have both and prefer F1.
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I like pan cars. That's what I started with. Never was interested on off road or touring cars. F1 cars look good, look like the real cars, fun, and don't cost much. Until you become addicted and start buying 3 or 4 of them like the rest of us.

Plus I'm a blacksheep.
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Also a ton of less maintenance too. Ball diff on a F1 can last a bit between rebuilds. But with touring cars moving to spools and gear diffs, it isn't as bad as it used to be.
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For me it was a lot of things. The scale looks are great. Driving a rear wheel chassis is more of a challenge especially on rubber tires. Tuning offers different challenges.

Most of all is the high level of FUN competition. The drivers in f1 are all about fun but still very competitive. There is also a respect between drivers that makes the racing much cleaner. In tc you have a full body so someone never thinks twice about bumping you a little. In f1 the open wheels won't let that fly. There is a lot more concentration on not touching the other car. Wheel to wheel contact usually results in both cars up against the wall. It is just a lot cleaner. Since it is cleaner racing that also translates into less broken arts. Usually when you do break something you know it was your own fault and you earned the repair bill.
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well, hell. You guys have all sold me on getting into F1. Now I have to start shopng for a good one.
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Bite Me Adam

Having driven about every onroad vehicle that there is the F1 is just a blast to drive they handle great when set up correctly and are a challenge to get around the track without taking your competitor out.... and the rubber tires make the greatest sound on carpet.

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LOL, sorry, I need to stay off here on the weekends.

F1 looks like a lot of fun. That's something the more serious classes often lack, especially for newcomers.
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Because Ayrton Senna's MP4/4 ride looks so much cooler than a Dodge Stratus..

And you can fine tune these things in many ways people don't think of initially and that makes it all the more interesting.
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it is just good fun

Difficult to drive on rubbers/asphalt , but we run low power brushed motors , we are mostly older/experienced TC drivers and we have some serious giggle racing F1 at our local track
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