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Old 07-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #61
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Ray Rabe had his Plazma F1 dialed at the recent Texas EOS race at Mikes Hobby Shop in Carrollton, TX this past Sunday. He turned low to mid 12 second laps with the car, looking awesome on the track. He set TQ and won the 12 minute A-main (with 2 pit stops) rather easily. And, his car was basically stock (except the new 2.5mm lower arm piece so that you can change front ride height). Plazma F1s finished first and fourth in the A-main. The Kyosho is definitely a force to be reckoned with in r/c F1 competition.
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+1, if I didn't already have so many F1's I would get a Plazma F1. No matter what I did to dial my F104v2 in or how well I drove Ray would just pull away.
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+1, if I didn't already have so many F1's I would get a Plazma F1. No matter what I did to dial my F104v2 in or how well I drove Ray would just pull away.
Maybe you might need to sell one of those other F1s and get the Kyosho. I will eventually try a couple of things that Ray has done to his car since his was way more dialed than mine. Might soon have another Kyosho hitting the track soon as a buddy of mine just bought one and is in the process of building it as of this post.
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Seeing that this car was designed for the 200mm foam class, anybody have any luck running it at 190 with rubbers on carpet?
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Ray Rabe had his Plazma F1 dialed at the recent Texas EOS race at Mikes Hobby Shop in Carrollton, TX this past Sunday. He turned low to mid 12 second laps with the car, looking awesome on the track. He set TQ and won the 12 minute A-main (with 2 pit stops) rather easily. And, his car was basically stock (except the new 2.5mm lower arm piece so that you can change front ride height). Plazma F1s finished first and fourth in the A-main. The Kyosho is definitely a force to be reckoned with in r/c F1 competition.
Nice to hear! Too bad there isn't an F1 class here, but I still have her for road trips!
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Seeing that this car was designed for the 200mm foam class, anybody have any luck running it at 190 with rubbers on carpet?
I have not heard of anyone that has tried to make the car 190mm. In fact, most places I race don't go by the strict 190mm rule that UF1-California abides. At my LHS carpet track, our rules is 180mm to 205mm, which allows all the cars out there to compete against each other. All the cars, regardless of trac width, are pretty close competitive-wise against each other, especially in the hands of the good drivers.
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I have not heard of anyone that has tried to make the car 190mm. In fact, most places I race don't go by the strict 190mm rule that UF1-California abides. At my LHS carpet track, our rules is 180mm to 205mm, which allows all the cars out there to compete against each other. All the cars, regardless of trac width, are pretty close competitive-wise against each other, especially in the hnads of the good drivers.
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You also don't race in Houston either where we abide by the UF1 rules! Honestly I think Ray would've won on any chassis he was driving. I'm still new at this and have a long way to go but the you guys were freaking fast.
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I've been giving some serious thought into this car. I like the ability to make camber, caster adjustments straight out of the box. I'm new at this F1 stuff. and just picked up a TRF101 to run in the TCS races. But I'd like to pick up one of these. Do you know if this kit can be set to 190 out of the box or would I have to get a coversion or do some type of mod?
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You also don't race in Houston either where we abide by the UF1 rules! Honestly I think Ray would've won on any chassis he was driving. I'm still new at this and have a long way to go but the you guys were freaking fast.
Unless UF1-Houston recently changed their car width rule, the rule has been 180mm to 205mm wide. This was what was on their website. In fact, this is what I just read that is currently there:

Motor: 21.5 stock motor, motor timing is allowed
ESC: Non boost setting... ROAR list
Tires: Rubber only, F1 scale
Body: F1 scale front & rear wing
Width: 205mm maximum
Battery: 2 cell lipo
Drive: 2 wheel Rear


Now, this was from their March 2012 posting. The car width debate has been a hot topic since last year due to many of the newer cars being offered are around the 200mm trac width and the Tamiya F103 being 195-200mm wide. Lets not get into that debate here as to detract from the thread.
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I've been giving some serious thought into this car. I like the ability to make camber, caster adjustments straight out of the box. I'm new at this F1 stuff. and just picked up a TRF101 to run in the TCS races. But I'd like to pick up one of these. Do you know if this kit can be set to 190 out of the box or would I have to get a coversion or do some type of mod?
If you use the F104 tires, you could probably get it to 190mm. Just make sure you get the new lower arm piece so that you can adjust the front ride height. F104 tires are a little taller than the F013 tires that most of us use so your car will definitely sit relatively high.
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Unless UF1-Houston recently changed their car width rule, the rule has been 180mm to 205mm wide. This was what was on their website. In fact, this is what I just read that is currently there:

Motor: 21.5 stock motor, motor timing is allowed
ESC: Non boost setting... ROAR list
Tires: Rubber only, F1 scale
Body: F1 scale front & rear wing
Width: 205mm maximum
Battery: 2 cell lipo
Drive: 2 wheel Rear


http://www.uf1houston.com/index.php?/page/index.html

Now, this was from their March 2012 posting. The car width debate has been a hot topic since last year due to many of the newer cars being offered are around the 200mm trac width and the Tamiya F103 being 195-200mm wide. Lets not get into that debate here as to detract from the thread.
I need to update that rule on the site. As of 2013, the max width is 190mm. The the guys last season that ran 200mm cars were "grandfathered" in under the old rules for one year. With that being said, currently, all of the cars in the series are 190mm or less. Personally, I think that the narrow cars are faster but not as easy to drive.
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Seeing that this car was designed for the 200mm foam class, anybody have any luck running it at 190 with rubbers on carpet?
Check page two of this thread u will see some photos of the car in which I converted the front to 104 specs.
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Has anyone upgraded their Plazma F1 with the new woven graphite chassis?
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I have not upgraded to woven chassis, I cant imagine it making this car better. If it does then all bets are off. I have had several F1 chassis. None of them compare to the Kyosho. I can't understand the lack of interest in this car. If you do not have to run the UF1 rules then this is the car to have. Period. End of story.
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I have not upgraded to woven chassis, I cant imagine it making this car better. If it does then all bets are off. I have had several F1 chassis. None of them compare to the Kyosho. I can't understand the lack of interest in this car. If you do not have to run the UF1 rules then this is the car to have. Period. End of story.
In a way, I am kind of glad this car is flying under the radar. That makes it even sweeter to beat the other so-called better chassis cars that the others are bragging about on other threads and forums. Lets just keep dialing them in further to be ready to hold off the competition.
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