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Old 04-09-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hey all: Seems like F1 cars are really flooding the market these days and not just with bugget type cars ,but full blow race vehicles as well. I know some F1 racing is going on in parts of the country ,but could this be the next BIG pro class? Also where can I find a list of who is or soon will be offering an F1 car? Thanks
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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I hear HARA may have F1 car coming to the market. I've also heard an HPI/HotBodies F1 is in the plans for the future.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Tamiya eill always have the best f1 cars in my opinion.
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Tamiya eill always have the best f1 cars in my opinion.
Best bodies? Yes. Best cars? Maybe.

I'm waiting to see what Xray is going to do, as well as the upcoming CRC F1.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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All of the F1 cars are in the market are pretty good. As consumers, there are tons more to choose from now than what it was three years ago (when it was basically Tamiya). The market is almost oversaturated with cars as now every manufacturer now thinks they need a car in this market.

Personally, I think this is a class that should stay grassroots (no pro drivers). There needs to be some classes in the r/c world in which grassroot club racers can grow and make a name for themselves (like VTA) in the r/c world that is not infatuated with the "pro" driver. Just my opinion..........
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
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What makes you think VTA doesnt have pro drivers in it. I know of several sponsered guys that run it. As for the F-1 cars I think its great so many are on the market. I know VBC has two right now.
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Why the pro driver hate? I despise the segregated classes. Then again, I'm not a factory guy (with all that pressure it entails) getting my TQ run blown up by some scrub either.

Frankly, I can't think of a worse working situation that being forced to race little cars for a living.
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OK, can I ask a real dumb question here?
Is there a 1/8 scale F1 car?
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OK, can I ask a real dumb question here?
Is there a 1/8 scale F1 car?
not for racing. there is this here though http://rb7.model-space.com/gb/ its 1/7 scale.

add this one http://www.serpent.com/product/300000 so i guess they do exist.
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^ those are both nitro though, so they don't count.
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Serpent did have an electric one, not sure if it will ever make it to production:

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ok. i like that one. real suspension. not just kingpin springs. i love my tamiya but i really like that one. i would buy that in a heartbeat.
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are you talking about the tamiya F1 with the inboard suspension and 4wd?
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no that serpent right above my post. f1 is supposed to be rwd only. 4wd is cheating in f1.
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I would run some outdoor with that electric beast for sure !
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