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Old 02-09-2019, 04:52 PM
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Almost ready to go for tomorrow. It'll be my first time racing F1 and only my second or third race in the last 15 or so years. I wasn't too worried about painting a nice body since I'm sure I'll be a little rough on it while I'm getting used to racing again. I have some 16ga TQ Wire on order, but the 14ga will get the job done for now.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:18 AM
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Question,
the instructions are vague about use of a shim under the bulkhead. The "main" instructions dont show the use of a shim, yet the inset in the instructions suggest use of a 1mm shim. Not sure if I am to use the shim, if its optional, or its purpose?
I suspect it helps stiffen the chassis? Are you guys using the shim or not?
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:20 AM
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It is just a tuning option to stiffen up the front end flex slightly. (Really low traction, leave out the shim. Higher traction, install the shim.)
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I never use the shim , except black carpet, so never with graphite

play with it see what you like, it's easy

Just don't put a screw in without the shim! big mistake
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Just don't put a screw in without the shim! big mistake
THANKS, -looking at the instructions I see it doesn't call for one, BUT I could see making that mistake (so thanks for pointing that out).

I may leave it out to start, since I race on both a low-medium grip asphalt track AND a medium-high grip asphalt.
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Overall I am loving the kit and the quality of parts. I did have to use some fine sandpaper on the insides of the front plastic wheel hub pieces. They were a tad too tight to fit the part that the kingpin inserts into. Not a big deal though,
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I like the kit, but I still don't like the rear wing mount. Hopefully they will come out with something that mounts onto the chassis instead of the rear pod.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rcguyfpr View Post
I like the kit, but I still don't like the rear wing mount. Hopefully they will come out with something that mounts onto the chassis instead of the rear pod.
Do you have the new dual rear wing mount? it is super solid and goes up even higher, a definite upgrade.
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kits are in stock!
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Originally Posted by JayL View Post
Do you have the new dual rear wing mount? it is super solid and goes up even higher, a definite upgrade.
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kits are in stock!
wow.
I need one of the new dual rear wing mounts
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I will be racing my F1 on asphalt, low-medium and sometimes high grip (depending as I race at 2 different tracks). Surface is mostly on the smooth side. Both tracks are on the shorter side w/ more turns than long straights.

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Using the kit rear wheel hubs, any recommendation in terms of shorter vs longer wheelbase and lower vs higher.
I assume longer wheelbase will be better for tracks w/ more straights and less sharp turns. Lower ride height would be best suited for smoother tracks?
is that right? (F1 is new to me and using my TC experience here)
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