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Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 PM
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wow, crazy front end. I still can't figure out what they are doing...
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
Ride height and /or up stop???!?!
OK
That hex head on the upper susp ball is to adjust ride height, fine increments
Kingpin is threaded on top
Set screw to lock it in below threads, and larger ride height changes

Different alu plates for adjustment
That's my guess

Next question
What's up with those extra set of holes on the upper A-arm?
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
OK
That hex head on the upper susp ball is to adjust ride height, fine increments
Kingpin is threaded on top
Set screw to lock it in below threads, and larger ride height changes

Different alu plates for adjustment
That's my guess

Next question
What's up with those extra set of holes on the upper A-arm?
WOW...OK...is anyone else utilizing this type of kingpin setup...maybe pan car 1/10 or 1/12?

There's extra holes in the upper A-arm? DAMN YOU'VE GOT GOOD EYES. Just a guess, but maybe it's for adjusting the diff
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Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
WOW...OK...is anyone else utilizing this type of kingpin setup...maybe pan car 1/10 or 1/12?

There's extra holes in the upper A-arm? DAMN YOU'VE GOT GOOD EYES. Just a guess, but maybe it's for adjusting the diff
Threaded kingpins on pan cars, nothing new
Tamiya may have improved the application though ?

More I think about it
Extra holes on the upper A-arms...
Alu holder could be bolted into different holes for adjustment ?

Ah well
FMW will have all the info in a week anyway

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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Threaded kingpins on pan cars, nothing new
Tamiya may have improved the application though ?

More I think about it
Extra holes on the upper A-arms...
Alu holder could be bolted into different holes for adjustment ?

Ah well
FMW will have all the info in a week anyway

I've never heard of threaded kingpins...but then again I live a sheltered life. I was thinking different holes for adjustments, but I couldn't see how they would line up...it's clear we need more pics.

Your right about that. He said he's going to have almost live updates from the show. I hope he grabs good pics...maybe a sample.
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With the upper arm fixed and the king captured in the upper arm socket the knuckle would have to travel along the kingpin for suspension travel. a set screw in a spacer or any kind of lock above the knuckle would eliminate any suspension travel. What we are probably seeing a bad photo of a spring above the knuckle. Ride height would then be adjusted with simple spacers below the knuckle and between the knuckle and spring. With the kingpin secured to the upper arm and protruding through the lower arm pivot ball there would be no functional need to secure it below the lower arm although I suspect it is done with a nut to keep the pivot ball and ride height spacers from getting lost in a big crash.

It also looks unlikely that there are camber & castor adjustments with this setup without the use of different graphite arms since the ball is sandwiched between the aluminum cap and the arm like the "football" center pivots on most pan cars today.

personally I dont think the lack of camber/castor adjustment is a big deal with rubber tires. Having the adjust ability now I dont seem to ever need to change it since the move from foam to rubber.
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Tamiya USA have spoken exclusively, although briefly, with RC Formula1 on their new F1 chassis.

Read the post here
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Tamiya USA have spoken exclusively, although briefly, with RC Formula1 on their new F1 chassis.

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= FMW
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Im in the market for a new F1...and this will most likely be the one i get....i know its hard to tell just from pics but whats everybodies opinion on how this car will stack up against the new speed passion kyosho or new yokomo?
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This will be pricey. I am sure this will be the hot ticket for TCS F1. For the average club racer the SP1 Pro kit is the best value at the moment.
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The new 101 looks impressive. I am more impressed with RedBullFiXX's detective skills
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Wonder if that VBC front end will bolt on to this thing...
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Wonder if that VBC front end will bolt on to this thing...
That will be one hell of a expensive F1 that you are creating....
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Waiguo model put some pics on FB just recently.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/waigohobby

Pretty good pics of the front..
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Originally Posted by martinskarin View Post
Waiguo model put some pics on FB just recently.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/waigohobby

Pretty good pics of the front..
Indeed!



Spring over the steering knuckle....haven't seen that since my F102!





Anyone know why they chose TRF101 vs F105 for the name?

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