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Old 02-05-2019, 03:31 AM
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Not much action here. sadly. Currently setting up a used roller so bought. F1 is so different than buggies or TCs.

I hate the battery tape topic and want to switch to the Exotek 1824 system. Is it any good? It comes with some springs I don't need (running only on black ets carpet).
Are there any gearing information? Will be running 21.5T on a small carpet track...
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Originally Posted by man1ac
Not much action here. sadly. Currently setting up a used roller so bought. F1 is so different than buggies or TCs.

I hate the battery tape topic and want to switch to the Exotek 1824 system. Is it any good? It comes with some springs I don't need (running only on black ets carpet).
Are there any gearing information? Will be running 21.5T on a small carpet track...
Things slow down during winter. Not everyone has an indoor location to run at. Typically I get an unwanted 30 weeks of inactivity with mine. I will be finally getting to try carpet soon. Though Iím unsure about racing carpet yet.

I just used velco to hold the battery. Two summers of outdoor with no issues.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:45 AM
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Okay, thanks. I don't have a summer Track so carpet all year it is
How do you remove the battery? Really with lifting the shock every time? Seems way too complicated, but I don't think I overlooked something.
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I've got the Exotek rear end for the car and I just love the battery stay. You don't have to clip off the shock, just unscrew one of the screws all the way out and the other side just slides in. I don't even use tape. Yes, the battery moves around a bit, but just put a piece of double sided tape on the underside of the battery and it should stay put.
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by man1ac
Okay, thanks. I don't have a summer Track so carpet all year it is
How do you remove the battery? Really with lifting the shock every time? Seems way too complicated, but I don't think I overlooked something.
Just unscrew one side of the shock , and change battery. Now Serpent has a new F1 with a bottom door for changing battery
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:10 AM
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Okay, yeah it's quite fast, but I am completely new to F1s and they are so different than any other car I have.
can't wait to get it going on Friday.
Any setup tips? Was looking at PetitRC and would pick some for black carpet...
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:23 AM
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I’m still relatively new to F1, 20 racedays over 2 summers. I built mine strictly off the book. Haven’t changed any settings yet. It’s been a long learning curve for me. Started off with a slow car till I was more comfortable with it. With carpet still a foreign surface to me, I found on pavement easy to spin when braking and off the start line. I’ve slowly progressed and made a change before winter, replaced the esc. The Reedy blackbox had a dead spot for me. Switched to a Hobbywing wing and my one, quick test showed big improvement.

The common weak spots for me have been front wing and the side pod links. First year went through 3 wings and around 8 sets of links. Second year out parking lot was resurfaced and had no breaks. Our lane barriers have a lot of give to them compared to what I’ve seen in video for carpet tracks.

Have fun with it. It’s a definite challenge compared to TC. By the number I see try and not stay witu F1, it’s clear that for some it can get fustrating.
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Is there a stronger side links part? Someone mentioned Xray? Just have 1 Set of spares.

Maybe I could 3D print them myself?! Dunno how strong they would be (or accurate?!)
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Originally Posted by man1ac
Is there a stronger side links part? Someone mentioned Xray? Just have 1 Set of spares.

Maybe I could 3D print them myself?! Dunno how strong they would be (or accurate?!)
The XRAY ones should fit. After my last break an XRAY owner measured a set to be the same. I bought a set but haven’t installed them yet. Since didn’t break anything last summer. I should install them this year.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:06 AM
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Do you have a part number?
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by man1ac
Do you have a part number?

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Old 02-05-2019, 08:29 PM
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Tamiya F104 links are also the same size and come in both soft plastic and carbon reinforced versions.
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Xray links > Tamiya
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:11 AM
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I recently got the PSM side braces/battery hold down for mine and I love them. The o ring is super convenient, and the battery position adjustment is extremely useful.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:05 AM
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Ist there a chance to convert the F6 to R6?
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