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Old 10-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Hello All,
I have a couple of questions I was hoping for some help with-
I'm looking to get into the Formula 1 class. I have a short list, problem is it's not very short.
Yokomo YRF001 - Can anyone tell me if Tamiya bodies and wings and spoilers fit this car? I can't find the information anywhere.. It's up on my list due to having both wide and narrow configurations but very few parts available.
Tamiya f104v2 - Probably the safe bet due to parts everywhere and apparently a good setup.
3Racing f113 - The best sense budget wise. $200 delivered for all bar electronics.
These are the main three I'm looking at, the rest are getting too expensive. I would however love the VBC Flash 04!!
I guess the main question was about the Yokomo. If others would like to share their views on their pick it would make for good reading though.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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I've seen this thread, I have even tried searching it. I can not find anywhere using the search terms I have entered, an answer to my question.

Is this the obligatory "use the search function" post that someone on every forum posts in reply to a question?

I can't find in that thread where someone has asked whether the Yokomo will accommodate Tamiya bodies?
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OK dissregard what I had said in the first reponse, the answer is yes the wings can be fitted modding is needed though, generally you can make any bodies fit any car, it is all in the amount of the rear pod area you like to see some times the whole rear needs to be chopped away as with the F113, I like to cover as much of the rear as possible. sorry for miss reading your question.http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...mo-f1-yrf.html


http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ng-new-f1.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...w-f1-f113.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ash-04-f1.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ash-04-f1.html
http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.p...-manufacturers
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I've seen this thread, I have even tried searching it. I can not find anywhere using the search terms I have entered, an answer to my question.

Is this the obligatory "use the search function" post that someone on every forum posts in reply to a question?

I can't find in that thread where someone has asked whether the Yokomo will accommodate Tamiya bodies?
It's the obligatory pose your question in this thread post. The thread that inspgadgt referred you to is the biggest f1 related thread on rc tech. Most of your answers can be found there or should be asked there. That way one thread will continue to be a great resource for all rc f1 information instead of dozens of random f1 threads all over rc tech.
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The 113 is a 200mm car and as such would need a front end conversion to be legal at most tracks. The yokomo comes in both wide and narrow versions if you order one make sure you get narrow kit.


between the cars mentioned I would order whichever appeals to you the most, I have yet to see a pan based f1 that cant be competitive.
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OK dissregard what I had said in the first reponse, the answer is yes the wings can be fitted modding is needed though, generally you can make any bodies fit any car, it is all in the amount of the rear pod area you like to see some times the whole rear needs to be chopped away as with the F113, I like to cover as much of the rear as possible. sorry for miss reading your question.http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...mo-f1-yrf.html


http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ng-new-f1.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...w-f1-f113.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ash-04-f1.html
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ash-04-f1.html
http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.p...-manufacturers
Thank you for that information. Very helpful! Regards, Scott
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It's the obligatory pose your question in this thread post. The thread that inspgadgt referred you to is the biggest f1 related thread on rc tech. Most of your answers can be found there or should be asked there. That way one thread will continue to be a great resource for all rc f1 information instead of dozens of random f1 threads all over rc tech.
A few points though..
Firstly, I had searched and the answer was not here.
With regards posting in this one thread...
Have you seen how many pages there are? It is a general discussion and pictures thread. It is not a technical specifics thread. I'm looking to outlay a large sum of money on an f1 and wanted to clarify at least the body compatibility question prior. Putting it in a thread that is hundreds of pages long means if it's not answered in one of the next few posts it's suddenly a page back and lost. I would have been lucky to get a specific and correct answer to my question.
Notice each other (albeit more popular) class isn't covered by a singular thread each. Touring cars are broken down into each specific year model and spec in a lot of cases. Therefore if I had a question for example on an xray t4 I would ask in that thread as everyone in it would have specific information or knowledge on that model.
People on every forum seem to jump on every new thread wanting to tell people to search. Sometimes rightfully, others not. If people don't want to answer a question they're not obliged to do so.If my thread had been done to death fine..
As it stands, I got my question answered and I'm thankful to those people. I'm more than happy to now have the thread removed so as to not congest the forum with my queries.
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The 113 is a 200mm car and as such would need a front end conversion to be legal at most tracks. The yokomo comes in both wide and narrow versions if you order one make sure you get narrow kit.


between the cars mentioned I would order whichever appeals to you the most, I have yet to see a pan based f1 that cant be competitive.
That's definitely something to keep in mind. Thank you! The place I'm looking at the Yokomo from includes both wide and narrow arms. I think I'm leaning toward the tamiya now though. Then I can put the soon to be released update of the exotek f1r on my Christmas wish list!
Plus I'll have no worries ever getting bodies or parts.
Thanks for your help
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I have the Yokomo F1.

As far as bodies goes, most will fit without any problems. Rear wings are fine, but large front wing (year 2010+ style) may be a little more difficult to fit as the front tires rub a bit on the back of the wing when turning.

I tried the F60, front wing has to be cut a little, but fits fine, the F2012 fits fine without any front wing mods, don't know about the McLaren. Otherwise, the Yokomo bodies are fine, wings are ok too, just not very scale like, if that matters to you.

It's a fine car, stable, fast and the front suspension is just amazing. If you get it, just make sure you get the revised front bulkhead parts (YF-09UD) otherwise you'll end up breaking the graphite suspension plate a lot. They also have a conversion for a kingpin and spring suspension but I haven't tried it yet as the regular front suspension works very good.

Hope it helps.
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That's definitely something to keep in mind. Thank you! The place I'm looking at the Yokomo from includes both wide and narrow arms. I think I'm leaning toward the tamiya now though. Then I can put the soon to be released update of the exotek f1r on my Christmas wish list!
Plus I'll have no worries ever getting bodies or parts.
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200mm is the legal limit in OZ so no problems using 200mm here


Tamiya parts in OZ isn't easy just keep that in mind most would venture over seas for parts. All or most others no problems for parts eg YOKOMO R.A.B Melbourne. TOP RACING Sydney, SERPENT Walter Hobby Syndey just to name a few
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I have the Yokomo F1.

As far as bodies goes, most will fit without any problems. Rear wings are fine, but large front wing (year 2010+ style) may be a little more difficult to fit as the front tires rub a bit on the back of the wing when turning.

I tried the F60, front wing has to be cut a little, but fits fine, the F2012 fits fine without any front wing mods, don't know about the McLaren. Otherwise, the Yokomo bodies are fine, wings are ok too, just not very scale like, if that matters to you.

It's a fine car, stable, fast and the front suspension is just amazing. If you get it, just make sure you get the revised front bulkhead parts (YF-09UD) otherwise you'll end up breaking the graphite suspension plate a lot. They also have a conversion for a kingpin and spring suspension but I haven't tried it yet as the regular front suspension works very good.

Hope it helps.
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Thanks so much for all that information. I might pm you if thats ok. Struggling to decide what to buy atm.
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Thanks so much for all that information. I might pm you if thats ok. Struggling to decide what to buy atm.
Feel free to PM me if you need info.

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200mm is the legal limit in OZ so no problems using 200mm here


Tamiya parts in OZ isn't easy just keep that in mind most would venture over seas for parts. All or most others no problems for parts eg YOKOMO R.A.B Melbourne. TOP RACING Sydney, SERPENT Walter Hobby Syndey just to name a few
Take a look at the Kyosho Plazma F1 car too. Good car for asphalt from what I've read on the corresponding thread. If your'e going to run on carpet, well then the CRC car would be the one I'd go with, at least once it's available.
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The Speed Passion SP-1 is worth a look too. Sure it has its flaws but out of the box it is the most versatile/adaptable car out there and one of the least expensive.
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