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Old 02-27-2018, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Caryphotography
Hey Group,

I just picked up one of the AE F1 cars and looking to build it up for racing at the Tamiya track and/or indoor racing at TQ racing. By no means am I new to RC, just new to racing F1.

I'm hoping you can help me out with:
- General build tips
- What body to run. Just picked up a Protoform F1-Fifteen 1545-30
- Suggested carpet tires
- Suggested asphalt tires

Thanks.
* The PF 15 body is great ( I have that and a Bittydesign).

* If you're not new to RC, and have built other kits over the years - you'll be fine, nothing shocking or difficult with the kit.

* What kind of carpet? I just had good luck running the Pits 571 & 572's on the new CRC carpet. They just felt better than the CRC pre-mounts. On the grey carpet I have pretty good luck with the TCS tires. Haven't had the chance to try the Volante tires yet.

* I can't really help you with the asphalt as the last time I ran asphalt F1 it was Tamiya's with foam tires. I hear that the Ride tires are really good on asphalt - I'm sure someone will chime in and give you some suggestions.

Once you get her built and running, don't hesitate to try different front wings (Tamiya, Montech, Xray) as they do make a difference. I, personally, have found the PF front wing to be too soft (love the look of it, just the plastic is too pliable), and the Associated front wing looks really good too, but it is fairly aggressive. I find that I either run the stock F6 (Associated) wing or the Montech. I haven't tried a Tamiya yet on the F6 specifically, but really like the F60 Tamiya wing on my VBC FX... I didn't think that the front wings make much of a difference til I changed them out at the track one day. Some make little difference, others it's pretty significant. The stock rear Associated F6 wing is fine, I think any rear wing is fine actually.

Good luck and have fun!

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Old 02-27-2018, 08:46 AM
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Here's my F6 and R6 (R6 has the PSM battery retainer) at Texas EOS this past weekend. Had a great time and a boatload of good people down there to race with.



The PSM battery retainer worked so well on the R6, most definitely ordering the one for the F6 - it's just easy (and adjustable).
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:48 PM
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Here is the PSM system on the F6!


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If anyone is looking for a car I have that was raced 3 times. Roller, 3 different front wings, some springs, 2 bodies, random spares, hd front posts, shimizu tires...
Hit me up, can include a hobbywing 25.5t
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A quick technical question! What is the spring rate for those F6 front (0.16 & .018) springs? Much thanks!
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:08 AM
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B5 Shock pivots going in tonight or tomorrow. These will not crush and deflect. I thought the originals were steel.
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[QUOTE=190mph;15170082]Here is the PSM system on the F6!




Does this system put the rear body posts in the stock position?
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[QUOTE=Bubonic-X;15172513]
Originally Posted by 190mph
Here is the PSM system on the F6!


Does this system put the rear body posts in the stock position?


The rear body posts are in the same exact stock position.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:28 AM
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New to this, and trying to build my first RC10F6.

What motor is recommended along with the esc? and also what radio system for it? Would the Futuba Radio systems work? do i need 3 or 4 channel .Thanks.

Anyone selling their F6?
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:26 PM
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F6 Racers,

here is my RC10F6 pic, I have few questions

1: PF fifteen body, there is an extra piece of lexan in the bag, what is it.?
2: that Front Arm stiffener ASC8643, anyone tired it on CRC BK Carpet? any thoughts to share?
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That extra lexan is the upper scoop intake for the motor.
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Originally Posted by J Lee
F6 Racers,

here is my RC10F6 pic, I have few questions

1: PF fifteen body, there is an extra piece of lexan in the bag, what is it.?
2: that Front Arm stiffener ASC8643, anyone tired it on CRC BK Carpet? any thoughts to share?
2. I have the brace on mine, but haven't tested it yet. I have the brace in place with 1mm shims between the brace the lower front arm. I have a 6mm screw in the second to last hole on each end and backed out to a .5mm gap so there is some flex. I've also added the new lower arm standoffs and new center standoff. It doesn't take much effort to make the lower arms flex. I'm interested to see if my raised roll center and increased stiffness cures traction rolling. I'd rather have a minor push at this point.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064
B5 Shock pivots going in tonight or tomorrow. These will not crush and deflect. I thought the originals were steel.
Money! Thank you Mr. Hanson.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064
Money! Thank you Mr. Hanson.
some told me at my track, that binds, did you grind them or was it a direct fit?
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Originally Posted by Tim Neja
That extra lexan is the upper scoop intake for the motor.
thanks, is it double side taped in the body?

Originally Posted by liljohn1064
2. I have the brace on mine, but haven't tested it yet. I have the brace in place with 1mm shims between the brace the lower front arm. I have a 6mm screw in the second to last hole on each end and backed out to a .5mm gap so there is some flex. I've also added the new lower arm standoffs and new center standoff. It doesn't take much effort to make the lower arms flex. I'm interested to see if my raised roll center and increased stiffness cures traction rolling. I'd rather have a minor push at this point.
thanks, I may try it too.
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