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Old 10-27-2004, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default 1/10th or 1/8th

Do you drive, a 1/10 or 1/8?
If you drive both scales, wich of the two do you prefer?
Why did you choose for that typical scale?
According to you wich has a bigger fun factor?
According to you wich has a bigger competitive factor?


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Old 10-27-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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Do you drive, a 1/10 or 1/8?
If you drive both scales, wich of the two do you prefer?
Why did you choose for that typical scale?
According to you wich has a bigger fun factor?
According to you wich has a bigger competitive factor?


Thanks,
Ferdi
go 1/5th... screws are bigger. parts are tougher, engine are louder and faster, means more money... LOL....

get it?

more = money

so... if you want
more tougher
more faster
more louder
more easier...
they sums up to more MONEY. hehehehe


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You beat me to it.... Go 1/5th!!!!!
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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You beat me to it.... Go 1/5th!!!!!
hehehhe....

here some pic.... to drool....

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hehehhe....

here some pic.... to drool....

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more drool.... need towel now...

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Niiiiiiiiice.......

I just a have a lowly Technokit tk99... Hehehe....
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Niiiiiiiiice.......

I just a have a lowly Technokit tk99... Hehehe....
the FG F1 is not mine.. its my friend's.... and it cost him USD2400 with servos... and it is not a competition version ... only a sport version... shucks....

you wanna download some F1 1/5th videos?
http://www.molzermoweryracing.com/download_page.html

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Old 10-27-2004, 08:25 AM   #8
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I'm quite aware of what the F1's go for, I almost bought one....

My winter project is a Dodge Ram body I have for my car... It's going to take me forever to paint it.... I'm not even going to attempt it with the airbrush, I'm dragging out my automotive guns for it....
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I'm quite aware of what the F1's go for, I almost bought one....

My winter project is a Dodge Ram body I have for my car... It's going to take me forever to paint it.... I'm not even going to attempt it with the airbrush, I'm dragging out my automotive guns for it....
as been told earlier... THE BIGGER it is... the more money you have to have.... LOL... example... more PAINT to paint the body!!!! LOL

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Old 10-27-2004, 08:46 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replys but I can't use any info you guys have written.
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:53 AM   #11
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Do you drive, a 1/10 or 1/8?
If you drive both scales, wich of the two do you prefer?
Why did you choose for that typical scale?
According to you wich has a bigger fun factor?
According to you wich has a bigger competitive factor?


Thanks,
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ok... here is the answer...

i drive 1/10th and 1/8th
i prefer 1/8th
i already told you in my first post...
1/8th or bigger
1/8th.

OK?

actually... you need to read and think.... all my replies answering your questions....

its just GIVING you WARNING before going into BIGGER things.

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Old 10-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #12
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The bigger they are the more they cost and the more room you need to run them....


I learned my lesson real quick about running 1/5th in the street....

I do run my 1/10th scale cars in the street if I'm real bored.....
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Old 10-27-2004, 05:20 PM   #13
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I ran both 1/10 and 1/8

I perfer 1/8 because of its excellent handling. 1/8 cars do not really need options.

1/8 car is relatively more expensive to start with. However, to improve 1/10 car, you need to buy options which cost u. In the end, 1/10 car costs about the same as 1/8 but 1/8 handling is still better.
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Default Re: 1/10th or 1/8th

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Do you drive, a 1/10 or 1/8?
If you drive both scales, wich of the two do you prefer?
Why did you choose for that typical scale?
According to you wich has a bigger fun factor?
According to you wich has a bigger competitive factor?


Thanks,
Ferdi
Hi Ferdi,

I run both.
If choosing one, I'll go 1/8. Because:
1.Thrill/Tremendous Power - in my opinion, no other RC class matches that. The screaming engines down straights = F1s on smaller scale. 1/10 cannot deliver this.
2. Handling - Very stable(assuming car is done properly). Esp when you hit that "perfect" setup and being able to full throttle "everywhere", RC Nivarna!
3. Looks - Most 1/8 chassis looks awesome - Mugen/Serpent/Kyosho/SMP/Team Magic's "Vampire". Huge tires, broad chassis...Work of art!
I ran both because alternating between the two classes makes me appreciate each better.

As to fun factor - if you're running alone, I think 1/8 beats 1/10. but if you're the only 1/8 in a crowd of 1/10s, I would think 1/10 is the way to go. Fun depends also on the crowd around you.

Competition - Depends on where you are and you can tell from the activities....

What others here mentioned on 1/8 running cost is true. If you try to run 1/8 on an on like for 1/10s, they are far more expensive. On the track I ran, about 7 tanks(125cc each tank) to finish a set of fron and rear tires for 1/8. For 1/10s, thru 20 tanks or so(75cc each tank) tires can still go.

Because of the speed, 1/8 is more attention/energy zapping and I normally do not run it like a 1/10. So minimum impact on running cost.

Upgrades/parts replacement - 1/8 generally 20% more ex than 1/10.

Hope my input helps.
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go 1/5th... screws are bigger. parts are tougher, engine are louder and faster, means more money... LOL....
Faster than a lawnmower ??
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