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Old 03-07-2004, 08:42 PM   #1261
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Was there a price on the dse formula car?
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Old 03-07-2004, 09:16 PM   #1262
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Was there a price on the dse formula car?
We don't know yet. I tried emailing them but haven't got a reply yet.
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Old 03-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #1263
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Default Bump Steer

As many of you probably have already noticed, there is a huge amount of bump steer in the F201. Considering I have two cars, one carbon and one TCS, I have tried, and succeeded, to remove the bump steer in my carbon car moving around certain linkages. But the TCS car is the challenge. With all the rules governing the class, there is limited things that you can do and still be legal. The bump steer problem was addressed with Tamiya and I have been given differing views. Since removing the bump steer requires moving and/or altering the steering linkage, it starts to go into the "gray" area of interpretation. Altough you can safely alter the position of the ball end on the steering knuckle, you CANNOT alter the position of the ball end on the bell crank. The rules state that we can shim parts to take out slop, but we cannot shim parts to alter geometry. If the geometry cannot by changed, then by inverting the ball end of the knuckle be deemed legal?
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Old 03-08-2004, 04:53 PM   #1264
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I don't know if this has been mentioned earlier and I don't plan to go through 43 pages of posts to check but...

There is a solution to bump steer if your NOT racing TCS. FPM makes a steering linkage that is bent so that the ball stud on the steering knuckle mounts underneath the knuckle instead of on top. It works well enough but it's not TCS legal and it's no longer a turnbuckle so adjusting front toe is more of a hassle. Unfortunately without a total redesign of the front suspension I really don't see a way to cure the problem.
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i just use sloppy ball ends and pivit balls, that way when you hit a bump it doesn't matter
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Old 03-09-2004, 04:44 AM   #1266
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I don't know if this has been mentioned earlier and I don't plan to go through 43 pages of posts to check but...

There is a solution to bump steer if your NOT racing TCS. FPM makes a steering linkage that is bent so that the ball stud on the steering knuckle mounts underneath the knuckle instead of on top. It works well enough but it's not TCS legal and it's no longer a turnbuckle so adjusting front toe is more of a hassle. Unfortunately without a total redesign of the front suspension I really don't see a way to cure the problem.
And the FPM arms work VERY well....
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:25 AM   #1267
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I have created a F2001 blank set-up sheet in pdf or visio format. email me through rc-tech if you want a copy of it. Any and all suggestions are most welcomed... You can use this for all F2001 cars ( cross/3racing/etc )...
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:53 AM   #1268
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Nova, I sent you a reply to your email.
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Old 03-10-2004, 11:13 AM   #1269
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Nova, I sent you a reply to your email.
If you sent it to my home email I can't get it from work...
Company has blocked all access to "outside" email accounts.

I did send you a reply from my work email...

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Old 03-10-2004, 10:33 PM   #1270
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i just use sloppy ball ends and pivit balls, that way when you hit a bump it doesn't matter
It must be a pretty big bump.
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I've created a blank F2001 set sheet for you to record your settings for each race.... All comments are welcomed...
Except if they are not nice

Since it is too big to attach here please send email and I'll send it to you....
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Nova, nice setup sheet. It's easy to read.
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Nova, nice setup sheet. It's easy to read.
Thanks, I made it that way so I can understand it

I'm moving to our new house next week ( almost a year in building process ) from our townhouse so I can really set up a nice hobby room and not worry about space!!!

I really wanted to get it linked somewhere so people can access it real fast and not wait for me to email it out.. My email will be changing also...
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If you could send a copy over to renault_formula(at)hotmail.com, then I would really appreciate it!! thanks mate!!!!
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If you could send a copy over to renault_formula(at)hotmail.com, then I would really appreciate it!! thanks mate!!!!
Dam I'm following you around... formula1-rc and now here

It's on it way, let me know what you think, and pass it on if you know people what may want it...
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