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Old 05-31-2012, 06:52 AM   #16
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All of you little "scale" boys crack me up since none of you has a true "scale" F1 rc car!
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #17
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received the first batch of TOP RF1's a few days ago,

built one up and took it for testing at Castle Hill club meet, managed to TQ and won the final,

a basic video of the final is here (my car is the TQ in Light blue)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOiA...ature=youtu.be

quality of the kit and overall build if excellent, you can use shorty or fullsize lipo packs,

I build my kit with a Silverback Shorty 4200 pack, Just stock blinky ESC, Savox lowprofile Servo, TQ Wire and Revtech 17.5 motor,

on the road compared to my old F103 (using the exact same tyres):
1, better stability at high speed (feels like the COG is better)
2, higher initial corner speed and stability, (does not scrub of speed)
3, higher mid corner speed,
4, ability to put the power down earlier upon exit,
5, better directional changes (does not become as unsettled as the F103)

only change from kit setup was softer front springs,

overall this kit is very impressive, (and I am not just saying that as the importer)
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received the first batch of TOP RF1's a few days ago,

built one up and took it for testing at Castle Hill club meet, managed to TQ and won the final,

a basic video of the final is here (my car is the TQ in Light blue)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOiA...ature=youtu.be

quality of the kit and overall build if excellent, you can use shorty or fullsize lipo packs,

I build my kit with a Silverback Shorty 4200 pack, Just stock blinky ESC, Savox lowprofile Servo, TQ Wire and Revtech 17.5 motor,

on the road compared to my old F103 (using the exact same tyres):
1, better stability at high speed (feels like the COG is better)
2, higher initial corner speed and stability, (does not scrub of speed)
3, higher mid corner speed,
4, ability to put the power down earlier upon exit,
5, better directional changes (does not become as unsettled as the F103)

only change from kit setup was softer front springs,

overall this kit is very impressive, (and I am not just saying that as the importer)
Good to know!

this kit comes with body? wings? tires? wheels?

thanks!
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received the first batch of TOP RF1's a few days ago,

built one up and took it for testing at Castle Hill club meet, managed to TQ and won the final,

a basic video of the final is here (my car is the TQ in Light blue)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOiA...ature=youtu.be

quality of the kit and overall build if excellent, you can use shorty or fullsize lipo packs,

I build my kit with a Silverback Shorty 4200 pack, Just stock blinky ESC, Savox lowprofile Servo, TQ Wire and Revtech 17.5 motor,

on the road compared to my old F103 (using the exact same tyres):
1, better stability at high speed (feels like the COG is better)
2, higher initial corner speed and stability, (does not scrub of speed)
3, higher mid corner speed,
4, ability to put the power down earlier upon exit,
5, better directional changes (does not become as unsettled as the F103)

only change from kit setup was softer front springs,

overall this kit is very impressive, (and I am not just saying that as the importer)
That wiring looks like pure torture going on.
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Good to know!

this kit comes with body? wings? tires? wheels?

thanks!
it does not come with body/wings/wheels/tyres etc,

it accepts standard F103 compatible gear without issue,
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That wiring looks like pure torture going on.
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it does not come with body/wings/wheels/tyres etc,

it accepts standard F103 compatible gear without issue,
For the price of it i would of hoped it at least came with a shell and wings.
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received the first batch of TOP RF1's a few days ago,

built one up and took it for testing at Castle Hill club meet, managed to TQ and won the final,

a basic video of the final is here (my car is the TQ in Light blue)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOiA...ature=youtu.be

quality of the kit and overall build if excellent, you can use shorty or fullsize lipo packs,

I build my kit with a Silverback Shorty 4200 pack, Just stock blinky ESC, Savox lowprofile Servo, TQ Wire and Revtech 17.5 motor,

on the road compared to my old F103 (using the exact same tyres):
1, better stability at high speed (feels like the COG is better)
2, higher initial corner speed and stability, (does not scrub of speed)
3, higher mid corner speed,
4, ability to put the power down earlier upon exit,
5, better directional changes (does not become as unsettled as the F103)

only change from kit setup was softer front springs,

overall this kit is very impressive, (and I am not just saying that as the importer)
Hi all!.

I'm totally agree!.
I have it about 2 weeks ago. The car has many good solutions and the overall performance is very good. Only, I've notice it has a little amount of bumpersteer if a low profile servo is mounted.
Have you got any advice for this?.

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Hi all!.

I'm totally agree!.
I have it about 2 weeks ago. The car has many good solutions and the overall performance is very good. Only, I've notice it has a little amount of bumpersteer if a low profile servo is mounted.
Have you got any advice for this?.

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what sort of track surface and tyres are you running?
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what sort of track surface and tyres are you running?
Hi!.
Normally, asphalt with medium grip and medium-long track layout.
Front: Hard Blade doughnuts or Medium Xceeds (I'll try Hard Xceeds)
Rear: Medium/Soft Xceeds or Soft Blade doughnuts

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Hi!.
Normally, asphalt with medium grip and medium-long track layout.
Front: Hard Blade doughnuts or Medium Xceeds (I'll try Hard Xceeds)
Rear: Medium/Soft Xceeds or Soft Blade doughnuts

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those are foams right?

in AU we run Rubber only so the setup and handling will be quite different,
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those are foams right?

in AU we run Rubber only so the setup and handling will be quite different,
Yes, foams.
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Any updates on running this car with rubber tires??
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