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Old 11-05-2002, 01:19 PM   #181
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Hi Guys,

I added a new section on our website called the Project car page, and there is a little bit more information on there for those of you that own or are thinking about running the F201 Check it out, and I will update it more as I race the F201 more.

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That would be the "chassis" kit that I received from winning the TCS. I'm not sure if that's available here or not, but it does come with the Type A body and a clear one. I'll call Tamiya and find out today.

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Old 11-05-2002, 06:35 PM   #182
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Hey Thanks Steve!!!! Let me know what you find out!!
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Old 11-06-2002, 09:57 PM   #183
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Hi Guys,

Those of you in the Southern Cali area, there is a big race going on this Sunday at La Mirada and the F201 gets to race for free So far we have at least 10 F201 that is showing up and I'm sure more people are planning on showing up. So if you're in the area, bring your F201 out and join us for some F1 racing

Also, I added a new page on our website: Project F201 Check it out when you guys get a chance.

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Old 11-06-2002, 10:43 PM   #184
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Hey guys for this sunday's Race we are trying to run the F201 with the following rules......



19turn motors....
stock gearing....
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Old 11-07-2002, 03:19 AM   #185
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Sounds familiar over here too except we are insisting on everything kit form exception to tyres( they must be rubber made for the F201).We may be allowing Tamiya aftermarket upgrades for the racers depending on if the need for the parts is greater than the parts being replaced from easy breakage.Keeping low cost for this class of racing has been our goal from the start and we are continuing to keep the costs down by allowing certain items that may cost a bit more initially but save more in the long run.
As a club it is possible to progress as a group thus making everyones car equal throughout the season by allowing certain hop-ups listed by importance and done over the season.For example the first race day noting is allowed except kit cars the next race day you allow after market tyres and the next you allow 19 turn motors and so on and so on.Eventually you have a class that is growing equally and gains speed gradually without hitting everyone in the pocket book for that first shot.
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Old 11-07-2002, 11:53 AM   #186
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INFERNO,

I agree, spec class racing is the best and most fun. A couple of years ago, we used to have a TL01 spec class, and we basically ran box stock TL01 with a few agreed upon upgrades (like ball bearings...etc.) and mabuchi motors. We also banned stratus bodies and insisted on everyone running Tamiya bodies We got some of the best racing action out of that class. Unfortunately we weren't able to implement the same rules with the growing F201 class because quite a few people already have hopped-up F201 with Tamiya and Cross or Kose parts. However, the Tamiya option parts equipped cars were equally competitive against the others

Right now, it looks like we have around 12 F201 coming this weekend!

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Old 11-07-2002, 12:19 PM   #187
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That sounds great for turnout.We managed to get this class in its infancy stage before a lot of people even thought about buying them.The few who had them already were TCS racers who were used to rules and restrictions.
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Old 11-07-2002, 01:43 PM   #188
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I still enjoy running mine, but the cars didn't catch on as a class around here.

Thankfully, its extremely fun to drive, so I really don't care if we have a class for them or not!
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Old 11-07-2002, 03:10 PM   #189
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Hi Guys,

Hopefully with more exposure of real F1 Racing in the US, this class will pick up. It seems like it is a very popular and rapid growing class in Japan. I will most likely have two machine, one dedicated to TCS and one for all out racing (using other hop-ups) and I'm working on brining someone of these hop-ups for the F201 for Speed Tech R/C

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Old 11-07-2002, 03:12 PM   #190
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Steve..
when do you expect the Cross Graphite chassis to be in stock..?
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Old 11-07-2002, 03:13 PM   #191
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rc-zombies,

I just checked with Schumacher and they are saying 2 weeks

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let us know when you recieve...I want one along with the rear shock mount too...
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Old 11-07-2002, 04:21 PM   #193
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Plan to buy an F201, and compete in the TCS, what are the important hop up parts that i need to change?
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Old 11-07-2002, 07:13 PM   #194
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Wilfred

The only thing I would really suggest, if you need to keep the car TCS legal, is gearing and some mods to the car. I would suggest running without the front stabilizer plate to get more steering and so you can adjust the ride height. Check to make sure that's legal, though. I'm not sure about that. You can use shims to get rid of most of the slop all over the car. I would also suggest running much thicker oil in the shocks if you run the kit pistons. Most guys in my area are using silicone diff oil like Mugen 3000 weight diff oil. There are other brands as well, but you essentially want a lot more dampening than you can get with shock oil measures. You might also want to check out www.formula1-rc.com. David Jun has a setup that he runs at the Tamiya USA track posted there. You can't really argue with his setup knowledge, so that would be a good start. The car doesn't need a lot of hopups to be fun and competive. As soon as Tamiya has some better tires, I would definitely get them, though. They are wise to the Pit Shimizu tires, so they will be looking for them when your car goes through tech. Good luck!
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Old 11-10-2002, 05:33 PM   #195
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Tnx pysho, are all the stock parts of the f201 durable?
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