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Old 03-30-2005, 12:51 PM   #2146
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koabich-someone on here told me that once yu figure them out they are a blast to drive and he was 100% spot on. YOu do odd things to tune them-but they are fast and they handle pretty darn well. And they appear to be very durable as well. I thought for sure the front wing would be torn off by now-but after a few weeks-it still looks 100% mint.

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Ray - you got that 1000% correct...once you get it set-up and figure out how to drive it, it is a total blast!!! I'd sell all my other cars if I could run my F201 all the time
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:12 PM   #2147
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I am so pumped to see a whle heat of these things run this weekend. I have seen exactly one F201 run in my life and its been my own. I am also excited ot not only see the Hickmans run theres, but also to see how mine stacks up against theres.
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My set-up is based on what I read on the Tamiya TCS articles page. An article written by one of the RCtechers Neil Rabara. I am running type A Tamiya tires because I bought the car to do the TCS race this weekend. But I think Pit Schimizus are the hot ticket. I'll shoot you a set-up next week after the race. I dont want to now because I may get down there and find out my set-up sucks and come home with a much better one.
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I am so pumped to see a whle heat of these things run this weekend. I have seen exactly one F201 run in my life and its been my own. I am also excited ot not only see the Hickmans run theres, but also to see how mine stacks up against theres.
Bruce and Steve are fast Not ungodly fast, they just know how to drive these things...I think I qualified 3 laps down from them at Hanover - and that was my first outing with the F201...

They are also really nice guys...Gladly show you most of what they've done to their cars to get them quick

I'm hoping for a little rematch in July at Laurel, MD
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:56 AM   #2150
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Hey all,


Is there a TCS legal way to protect the rear shocks from all the heat from the motor? I was going through my car last night to get it ready for the race and noticed my right rear shock has lost some oil. Of course its not leaking at all now-so I assume it leaks out while on the track when the motors turning the shock oil into water at 200

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Is there a TCS legal way to protect the rear shocks from all the heat from the motor? I was going through my car last night to get it ready for the race and noticed my right rear shock has lost some oil. Of course its not leaking at all now-so I assume it leaks out while on the track when the motors turning the shock oil into water at 200

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What shock bodies do you have. plastic or aluminum?

with the aluminum I have not had that issue.
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Aluminum shocks.
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Ray, I don't know any of the TCS rules so I hope somebody will mention if this is not allowed, but in respect to realism maybe you can cut out the air intake Just makes things look a little more realistic.
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Ray, I don't know any of the TCS rules so I hope somebody will mention if this is not allowed, but in respect to realism maybe you can cut out the air intake Just makes things look a little more realistic.
Actually-they do allow the air intake to have a hole-but I doubt they allow a duct to go to the shock. Thats a cool idea for non-tcs races though!!
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have you drilled the bottom of your chassis around the motor area? It is allowed and it will help dissipate a lot of that heat, may be you should consider a small fan too.
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jackhammer-yup- I did the holes a couple weeks ago and the Fans just this week. This pic is my car. I put the fans in between packs at track-so it wasnt the cleanest install in my life.
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what about the intercooler holes on the front? can you open those up a little bit?
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what about the intercooler holes on the front? can you open those up a little bit?
Nope. TCS rule book says the air intake only. My practice body ahs the air intake hole open as well as the radiator outlet hole open as well.
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Old 03-31-2005, 01:06 PM   #2159
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I know of several F1 pilots who run the dual fan setup.... it's possible that you're blowing the heat directly at that shock.

How about reversing the aft fan----so that its sucking air from the motor instead of blowwing it across the endbell?

At least its easy to do!!


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bruce-see you this weekend? I cannot wait to be on track with 9 other F1 cars at the same time!!! The whole reason I am doing this TCS deal!! F1!!!

Thanks-I might reverse that one fan on Saturday. I'll try and remember to bring my temp gun. Its such a critical tuning tool with this car.
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