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Old 05-01-2020, 05:08 AM
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Hi there,
I'm wanting to buy a GLF-1 and am considering which spares I would likely need to purchase along with the chassis to ensure I can keep racing should something fail.
As I have no experience of the GLF-1 I'm not sure which parts are most likely to need replacing due to breakages. Can anyone who has an F-1 please let me know what it would be best to order along with the chassis? Thanks.
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Hi there,
I'm wanting to buy a GLF-1 and am considering which spares I would likely need to purchase along with the chassis to ensure I can keep racing should something fail.
As I have no experience of the GLF-1 I'm not sure which parts are most likely to need replacing due to breakages. Can anyone who has an F-1 please let me know what it would be best to order along with the chassis? Thanks.

Iíve had mine a few weeks and putting 100ís of laps every day, thanks coronavirus. My two boys have them as well. I broke the carbon motor mount and one side link, motor mount was a fluke in my opinion. Thatís it, not a single broken part on all three cars otherwise! Amazing durability so far. When I ordered the cars I got just about every spare available, havenít opened any of it!
I would order the bearing set and stainless hardware for sure. Hard not to lose some of the tiny screws! Iím told the carbon front wing brace is prone to breaking. Then invest in key upgrades. Front, center and side tuning springs, metal damper pistons front and side. Most important is a good tire selection, by far biggest tuning tool. Maybe spare spur gears although weíve not stripped one yet.
Unless you plan on running a very large track the 2500kv motor has more than enough power.
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Old 05-04-2020, 02:25 AM
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Thanks for that. I guess I'll get the chassis and see how it goes. Great to know it's quite durable.
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good video. Canít lie, car looks like a handful!!! Appears to have no grip in the rear. Iím curious what timing app youíre using? Iím using the RC Timing on iPhone and white is an impossible color to get consistent results with.
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good video. Canít lie, car looks like a handful!!! Appears to have no grip in the rear. Iím curious what timing app youíre using? Iím using the RC Timing on iPhone and white is an impossible color to get consistent results with.
LapTracker for iPhone. All my cars are white. I do occasionally get a missed lap. But I get them also with few painted bodies.

Iíve gotta look into how to adjust the front suspension. And I think the diff is slipping.
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LapTracker for iPhone. All my cars are white. I do occasionally get a missed lap. But I get them also with few painted bodies.

Iíve gotta look into how to adjust the front suspension. And I think the diff is slipping.
Thanks, I may give that app a try. Iím finding the GLF to be challenging to set up. Tons of grip up front not so much out back! Iíve done a lot of experimenting with springs, particularly side and front, and they donít seem to affect handling as dramatically as 1/10. I race GTR and F1, both spec tire classes, so chassis setup is everything. One spring change can completely change car feel. Iím thinking because these little cars are so light, changing spring rates will never be as critical as in 1/10. What seems most important setting the chassis up is ride height, droop, pod balance, and tweak. With that sorted itís tires, tires, tires!!! I just got some 5į rears and they greatly improved rear grip. With 23į fronts I still have enough steering grip I have to be extremely smooth accelerating out of corners or the back end will kick out. 25į fronts settle the car down, not as quick and a bit pushy, but far easier to lay down consistent laps. Throttle control has always been a challenge for me, I always grab too much too early!
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Thanks, I may give that app a try. Iím finding the GLF to be challenging to set up. Tons of grip up front not so much out back! Iíve done a lot of experimenting with springs, particularly side and front, and they donít seem to affect handling as dramatically as 1/10. I race GTR and F1, both spec tire classes, so chassis setup is everything. One spring change can completely change car feel. Iím thinking because these little cars are so light, changing spring rates will never be as critical as in 1/10. What seems most important setting the chassis up is ride height, droop, pod balance, and tweak. With that sorted itís tires, tires, tires!!! I just got some 5į rears and they greatly improved rear grip. With 23į fronts I still have enough steering grip I have to be extremely smooth accelerating out of corners or the back end will kick out. 25į fronts settle the car down, not as quick and a bit pushy, but far easier to lay down consistent laps. Throttle control has always been a challenge for me, I always grab too much too early!
Any slicks are a challenge on my home track. I see one in the Facebook group that I think Iím going to try his tire/wheel combination.

I know Iím going to end up needing the prototype body for home use.
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Any slicks are a challenge on my home track. I see one in the Facebook group that I think I’m going to try his tire/wheel combination.

I know I’m going to end up needing the prototype body for home use.
It is me, i am the same guy, contact me in private via messenger an i will tell you in details. i true the 11mm (2WD rear tires) to 23.2mm in front. i could have gone even lower but at 23.2 was giving me plenty of steering without rolling so i kept it like this, more tire life.
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It is me, i am the same guy, contact me in private via messenger an i will tell you in details. i true the 11mm (2WD rear tires) to 23.2mm in front. i could have gone even lower but at 23.2 was giving me plenty of steering without rolling so i kept it like this, more tire life.
I would not have guessed that. Iíve been able to content who some are on RCTech/Facebook.


The rear radials caught my eye. I hadnít considered other wheels working. Iíd mistakenly made the assumption that the wheels were F1 specific. Like 1/10 F1.

I figured the smaller MiniZ tires would be possible because of ground clearance.

I donít have a tire truer. The group does. Iíve just recently moved to using trued tires on my Evos. We are still 3 weeks minimum before theres any chance of the group running.
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I would not have guessed that. Iíve been able to content who some are on RCTech/Facebook.


The rear radials caught my eye. I hadnít considered other wheels working. Iíd mistakenly made the assumption that the wheels were F1 specific. Like 1/10 F1.

I figured the smaller MiniZ tires would be possible because of ground clearance.

I donít have a tire truer. The group does. Iíve just recently moved to using trued tires on my Evos. We are still 3 weeks minimum before theres any chance of the group running.
i honestly do not believe that the rear PN 14mm tires are smaller than the GLF1. if you need i can check but out of my mind they were pretty close. Front, if you can't true the tires (by the way, if you are way into this hobby is the best investment you can do in owning one moreover if you have a track at home), try to use less traction tires or use GLF1 tires and rims in front and the 14mm in the rear... another way would be to put the PN 14 mm tires onto the GLF1 rear rims, i do believe they will fit nicely.

Suggestion, buy at least some rear 14mm tires, maybe 1 set of 14mm rims, and do some test keeping the front as it is, what do you run in front? GL25?
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i honestly do not believe that the rear PN 14mm tires are smaller than the GLF1. if you need i can check but out of my mind they were pretty close. Front, if you can't true the tires (by the way, if you are way into this hobby is the best investment you can do in owning one moreover if you have a track at home), try to use less traction tires or use GLF1 tires and rims in front and the 14mm in the rear... another way would be to put the PN 14 mm tires onto the GLF1 rear rims, i do believe they will fit nicely.

Suggestion, buy at least some rear 14mm tires, maybe 1 set of 14mm rims, and do some test keeping the front as it is, what do you run in front? GL25?
I miss the simplicity of 1/10.

I wasnít aware of the different sizes. Looking at Kenon, maybe half the wheels listed give a size. GL doesnít list a size.


Tire truer gonna be a hard sell for me. Iíve seen what trued tires do on both places I run. They made an improvement on the big track, same tires were useless at home. That was with MiniZ. Despite being surrounded by GL cars with the group. My F1 is the only GL car Iíve driven
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while the stock speedo works fine I decided to order a sensored setup. Iím not finding any way to mount the esc in the GLF without covering the power button. Ideas??
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while the stock speedo works fine I decided to order a sensored setup. Iím not finding any way to mount the esc in the GLF without covering the power button. Ideas??

My on/off switch is near the ďGLĒ letters on the battery. Under the shock. Most in my group just leave it on. And just unplug the battery.
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My on/off switch is near the ďGLĒ letters on the battery. Under the shock. Most in my group just leave it on. And just unplug the battery.
that appears to be the stock esc. Trying to mount the sensored
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