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Old 08-28-2002, 03:03 PM   #91
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Hi guys, I spent Monday wrenching on a customer's F201. After getting annoyed with the power of the stock motor, I decided to stick my Chameleon 2 in it. The stock gearing of 55/20 gives you a FDR of 7.15 which is just about spot-on for a 100ft straight given the diameter of the stock tires (really close to sedan). Honestly, it was faster but still slow in my opinion. I'm thinking about sticking a 12T in it next... I'm using stock 9oz springs with P-94 brush hoods and 4830ENT. Excellent power and wear.

I ended up using the Tamiya soft springs all around. The cams just flex too much. 4mm right height, 7mm droop. 0f/2r toe. 1 camber. The main problem I had was overheating the front tires. The first few laps can be described as having dominant oversteer. After the rears warmed up the car was pretty neutral for about 5-7 laps. Then the front would begin to push progressively worse and worse. I have a feeling that the rearward weight balance of the car is affecting this. I will probably try to add weight to the front of the car when I get my own. I would also like to stiffen the suspension cam mounts. They flex way too much even with the soft springs. They do make for interesting tuning options by changing the lever arm with spacers.
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:10 PM   #92
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Hey Stevo....

Gonna get any Cross parts??? I need a chassis set....
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Hey Stevo....

Gonna get any Cross parts??? I need a chassis set....
Try RainbowTen in Japan they have them in stock...
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:16 PM   #94
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Gonna get any Cross parts??? I need a chassis set....
If Schumacher USA has them in stock, I can get it for you as well.
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Old 08-28-2002, 03:20 PM   #95
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To All-I just wanted to let everyone know that Schumacher USA is the Distributor for the Cross and Take Off F201 Hopups.

We have Take Off Color Screw kits in all colors in stocl now.

We have all of the Cross Hops Ups in stock except fot the carbon chassis kits (we only ordered a few and they went fast). The Carbon chassis kits seem expensive but you get 2 chassis plates and a ton of gold alloy standoffs and bearing blocks.
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Chassis not in stock...
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Old 08-28-2002, 07:46 PM   #96
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Hmmm. Just tried the stock springs in the front and the stiff rears with the front stabilizer plate. Seemed to be much more planted. Still same old problem with push once the tires start heating up.
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Old 08-28-2002, 11:58 PM   #97
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The 19 turn seems to be the best platform to use for stock racing for this class. The Chameleon seems to be favored but has anyone tried the other motors for comparison?

More testing seem to be in order. In time we'll get this car dialed.

For all those able to run in spec races, give some feedback on the tires being allowed(rubber, foam, brand, type, etc.). This will help in others organizing their own spec rules and give us an even platform for testing and share test results.

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Tphalen,

What's up buddy I can get what every schumacher has, if they have it, I can get it.

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I'll take one!!!! Let me know when you can get it and how much!!!

And, a few more SpeedTech R/C stickers, please!!!!
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Old 08-29-2002, 04:44 PM   #100
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I just got a Reedy 19T Spec w/bearings. I plan to throw it on the dyno thsi weekend and get it all tuned up and ready to race. I'll report back how it works. It has to be better than that pos Chameleon that I've been running.
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psycho- Cool. What type of dyno do you have?
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I wonder if you would like to get together and help organize local Spec F1 for onroad this winter.I see we could make it a great class of even racing where the wallet can be practically left at home.
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Old 08-30-2002, 10:36 AM   #103
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I have a Fantom dyno. It's a great tool when tuning motors.

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I don't know if I'd leave the wallet at home when racing the F201. The arms break very easily. Well, I guess you could if you tote around your own hobby shop like me!
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In general; it means it won't be a wallet race but the fun will still be there.
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Old 09-08-2002, 11:41 PM   #105
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here are pictures of the current F201 options from the chicago hobby show.
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