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Old 09-21-2003, 12:38 AM   #721
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I don't think it handles too differently from the stock chassis. It does however make it easier to access things.

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I just saw a rcfiend's 3Racing F201 graphite conversion. I am absolutely amazed at the car and the way it looks. I'm curious if any of you guys can talk about how it handles compared to the stock chassis.
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Old 09-21-2003, 12:46 AM   #722
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I think over time, the 3 Racing, or any graphite plate chassis will be better than the stock plastic. The plastic chassis will usually warp severely in about 2-3 race weekends because of the heat, thus making the car tweak. I'll be switching over to the 3 Racing setup after TCS myself.

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Old 09-21-2003, 10:04 AM   #723
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Looking at Keith's car, I may pick one up also.
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:13 AM   #724
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Hey Neil,
Have ya checked your supply of brushes yet? And if you got 5 pairs to part with, that would be great. I got 10 pairs in the hands of the US Postal service, so their coming, but I want a sure thing. Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2003, 10:30 AM   #725
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Have ya checked your supply of brushes yet? And if you got 5 pairs to part with, that would be great. I got 10 pairs in the hands of the US Postal service, so their coming, but I want a sure thing. Thanks!
G, you got pm.
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Old 09-22-2003, 06:47 AM   #726
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Hi, I just got an F201 last week and I love it! I'm curious about one thing though, how hot is the motor supposed to get? I'm running with the stock 540 motor and I'm doing full throttle runs up and down a parking lot, not really racing, but the engine gets really really hot, steaming hot. Is this normal? I've only run it 4 times. It gets so hot that I can't touch the engine, I have a experience in offroad and I've never experienced such a hot engine.
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Hi, I just got an F201 last week and I love it! I'm curious about one thing though, how hot is the motor supposed to get? I'm running with the stock 540 motor and I'm doing full throttle runs up and down a parking lot, not really racing, but the engine gets really really hot, steaming hot. Is this normal? I've only run it 4 times. It gets so hot that I can't touch the engine, I have a experience in offroad and I've never experienced such a hot engine.
It's the spec gearing and the length of time your running it. If your able to change the gearing do it. But you'll have to get the slotted motor mount to do so.
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The motors get really hot. I've temp gun'd mine and see it as high as 160F. I had a 21t spec motor in there that melted the chassis when the brush lead touched the bottom chassis. You can see the mark on the bottom side. I think it's lack of airflow but everybody who runs the f201 at our track has heat issues.
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Old 09-22-2003, 09:59 AM   #729
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Does anyone know where I can purchase a gear adapter that allows you to run any spur gear with the 3 Racing Graphite Chassis??
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try www.formula1-rc.com He should have several to choose from.
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Old 09-22-2003, 10:56 AM   #731
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Thanks Psycho.

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Thanks Downforce & Claydoh. Time to modify.
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Old 09-22-2003, 12:46 PM   #733
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The motors get really hot. I've temp gun'd mine and see it as high as 160F. I had a 21t spec motor in there that melted the chassis when the brush lead touched the bottom chassis. You can see the mark on the bottom side. I think it's lack of airflow but everybody who runs the f201 at our track has heat issues.
That's when fans become more of a big deal.
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Old 09-22-2003, 01:20 PM   #734
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That's when fans become more of a big deal.
fans? where would you attach one of those, and where could you get them?
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I don't have a fan attached....yet. Only needed on really hot days, and with the stock F201 chassis.
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