R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2004, 03:15 PM   #1081
Tech Regular
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 262
Default f201 build query

Hi all,

Just built an F201. Should the A arms on the top/bottom at the front of the car line up exactly or should the top one be a little further back?

The rear A arms are aligned top to bottom exactly.

Just wondering if it is part of the set-up or I've done something wrong?

thanks,

Keith.
keithander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2004, 04:20 PM   #1082
Tech Addict
 
gtypecanare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 534
Default

That's your caster angle for the front of the car.
gtypecanare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2004, 05:05 PM   #1083
Tech Regular
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 262
Default f201 build query

thanks gtypecanare, you can't change the front castor then?
keithander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2004, 06:47 PM   #1084
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

keithander

Not and be TCS legal. There's no easy way do change the caster on the car. I feel that the caster is good for the car if you set it up right.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2004, 08:40 AM   #1085
Tech Regular
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 262
Default F201 / 3 racing queries

Hi,

Just a couple of questions from a Newbie!

1. Whats the difference between the 3 racing adjustable motor heat sink included in the chassis kit and the separately available 3 racing motor heat sink?

2. Whats the best piston to use for running on carpet as a starting point and the correct weight shock oil.

3. What's the view on turnbuckles? Are the 53513 Tamiya ones any good?

thanks again,

Keith.
keithander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2004, 09:24 AM   #1086
Tech Champion
 
Nova F1 Racer's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Peoples Republic of Northern Virginia
Posts: 5,682
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Re: F201 / 3 racing queries

Quote:
Originally posted by keithander
Hi,

Just a couple of questions from a Newbie!

1. Whats the difference between the 3 racing adjustable motor heat sink included in the chassis kit and the separately available 3 racing motor heat sink?

2. Whats the best piston to use for running on carpet as a starting point and the correct weight shock oil.

3. What's the view on turnbuckles? Are the 53513 Tamiya ones any good?

thanks again,

Keith.
1. Not TCS legal..
2. 2 hole, 45 weight is what I've been using...
3. Can be bent if you hit a hall hard enough, the blue turnbuckle wrench works very nicly with these which makes adjusting them very easy...
__________________
This is DICK!!! And you're NOT!
RC Tech member #11
Aussie Rules Footy, Brisbane LIONS!!
[url]http://www.pitter-pat.com/[/url] for pet care needs in Northern Virginia
Nova F1 Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2004, 09:49 AM   #1087
Tech Initiate
 
TVree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: South Pasadena, CA USA
Posts: 46
Default Motors for SoCal 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Responding to Neil and to clarify for others:

I think staying with F1RL rules for SoCal is likely to attract the most racers; also the greater risk of damage with hotter motors than stock Monsters, P2Ks, etc. might be a bit prohibitive.

For those who don't know, F1RL rules allow stock motors, aftermarket parts as well as Tamiya hop-ups (so 3 Racing Chassis, aftermarket shocks, etc. are OK), open gear choice and any brand of F1 tires are allowed, as long as they are in the stock formation, i.e., made for the F201. No Touring car slicks! Rules can be checked at: http://www.f1rl.com/.

The momentum seems to be building for the twice-monthly Tuesday races; when I was at SoCal on Saturday night several racers stated their intention to join us...looking good!

TVree
TVree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2004, 09:59 AM   #1088
Tech Initiate
 
TVree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: South Pasadena, CA USA
Posts: 46
Default 3 Racing Motor Mounts

Responding to Nova--

The motor mount/heat sink that comes with the chassis is different from the separate one; it has one hole (closest to the spur gear) in a "set" position and the motor rotates around the set side. The separately available one is a linear left-to-right style, with both screws able to move. I find this easier when using aftermarket (conventional 48 pitch) gears, as it's easier to "eyeball" the adjustments for mesh, which essentially have to be made with the motor out of the car.

The easiest way is to use Tamiya's motor mounts and stock or high-speed gear sets, since you don't have to worry about mesh---it's set and unchangeable in that configuration! Those ratios also work for most applications, but of course there are those of us who are just crazy enough to want to try everything...

TVree
TVree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2004, 10:08 AM   #1089
Tech Elite
 
Neil Rabara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lone Star
Posts: 4,821
Default

Terry, I have acquired a one way for the F201. I think it might help with cornering at socal.
Neil Rabara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2004, 10:58 AM   #1090
Tech Elite
 
izzyracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,728
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

Neil... still working on the DVD. No time! Won't be much stuff but at least you will see it without squinting.
__________________
Izzy
izzyracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2004, 05:18 PM   #1091
Tech Elite
 
Neil Rabara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lone Star
Posts: 4,821
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by izzyracer
Neil... still working on the DVD. No time! Won't be much stuff but at least you will see it without squinting.
Thanks Izzy, I don't know if you noticed but the increased number of visits to your site is because of me.
Neil Rabara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 08:38 AM   #1092
Tech Champion
 
Nova F1 Racer's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Peoples Republic of Northern Virginia
Posts: 5,682
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Servo suggestions?

I decided to replace both servos on my 2 F201 cars....

Looking for recomendations... under $75.00 would be nice and the lower the better....

What to look for and what not to look for....

Thanks
__________________
This is DICK!!! And you're NOT!
RC Tech member #11
Aussie Rules Footy, Brisbane LIONS!!
[url]http://www.pitter-pat.com/[/url] for pet care needs in Northern Virginia
Nova F1 Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 11:29 AM   #1093
Tech Master
 
psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,520
Default

They're more than $75, but I would suggest a KO PDS2123 (7.2V) or PDS2343 (6V) IMO, the best servos made by any brand.
psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 02:51 PM   #1094
Tech Initiate
 
TVree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: South Pasadena, CA USA
Posts: 46
Talking SoCal F1 2nd and 4th Tuesdays has Begun!!!

Hi all racers, esp. those in sunny? Southern California---

Raceway, thanks to 6 racers who came to get us started. More have It's begun! We had our own class last night at SoCal announced their intent to join, so come along!

We had a great time; some fast, some just getting into the F201s, some middling (like me). All in all, a great beginning. Thanks to Ted, Neil, Dennis, Steve, and Larry for being there, and here's hoping we will have even more in 2 weeks.

Cheers!

Terry V.
TVree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2004, 04:15 PM   #1095
Tech Elite
 
Neil Rabara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lone Star
Posts: 4,821
Default

It was definitely fun last night. I've discovered that socal requires a completely different setup than outdoors parking lot races. Go figure.
Neil Rabara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NIP Tuned Chassis F201 AND spare F201 w/TONS of Hop-ups cartmen34 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 04-23-2007 09:57 AM
F201 Corey The Great Australia For Sale/Trade 1 06-17-2006 09:21 AM
First F201... scarymonster Rookie Zone 2 12-13-2005 12:41 AM
Wtb: f201 car hpipro321 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 5 08-30-2005 12:00 AM
F201 AQuionIV R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 06-30-2004 12:28 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:36 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net