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Old 10-13-2006, 09:07 PM   #76
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I would have thought Jamie would have contacted you by now. Of course he is going through a divorce right now. But it's not a bad one. Golf,Golf,Golf. He's living it up at a high rate of speed and loving it! I'll get him back on track.
Now, here is the format we have been using for F1 races and to get more people in. It's a numbers game to start so we allow 2 and 4wd cars to race together. 2wd w/stock motors and 4wd down to 19T. This has worked better than we thought since it all comes down to driver, setup, and some luck. We also let people with old or new pancars compete by just putting on an Indy/cart body so they can get in without a big investment. This has also worked great and many of them are looking to upgrade for next year. We treat the drivers at the races like they are the best thing to happen in r/c racing and promote more than anything else...FUN! We give them a hard time on the PA system and keep them laughing. A track owner once told me that no matter what else is going on give them a show to remember like they were family and they will come back for more. We make sure that every race is fun , funny, and the best race of the year. We have a ton of fun on our local forums also to keep them going. Just ask Marty about the nonsence that goes on here. We've gathered a great bunch of racers that love what they are doing and the word is getting out. This years F1 Challenge will be a great one for the books. Next year...BAM! Go get'em guys.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:52 PM   #77
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Hey fred
I am the new aussie driver so i sent marty a pm to change my email addy in his sig as thats the wrogn one.
Also fred you have a pm.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #78
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Fred that would be it I can not locate the other 2 and or Jonn so that is It I would say ok.
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Cool. News letter going out this am.
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Hey fred,
I think its a great idea
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:26 PM   #81
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Thanks.
Now that the Team Knows it's time to make the offical announcemnt here!

MLP is teaming up with Voodoo Cells and Full Throttle Motorsports to power our way to the top!

Voodoo will be supplying our team with the very best cells and the very best service the rc battery industry has to offer!

Full Throttle will be supplying us with the very best motors and accessories on the market today!

Together we will go much further and place higher!

Here's to the start of RC's next full brand race team and to the future of RC Racing!
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Remeber if you are on the MLP Team and need any products from Full Throttle or Voodoo all orders must go through me.

You can visit both web sites for a list of their products.
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Frist I would like to thank Fred For all of his hard work and with adding Full Throttle and Voodoo to our Team!

I would like to also Thank Full Throttle and Voodoo for coming onborad with MLP I know we will be the next up and coming Team and Manufacturer in the R/C Community and with the help of Full Throttle and Voodoo takes us one step futher where we need to be.

I would also Like to thank our Team Drives Welcome to MLP!
Now I know you have a Car and Batteries and Motors and other cool stuff to take you to the top of your game!

So Do it right! Do it Fast! and have fun doing it.
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Fred keep up the great work mate, we are becoming more and more famous....
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:12 AM   #85
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HI GUYS my name is david wert owner of voodoo im please to help the mlp guys out as well as teaming up with full throttle if you have any ? you may find me at [email protected] thanks
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Fred keep up the great work mate, we are becoming more and more famous....
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What do you mean "becoming more famous" I'm already signing autographs . Hello everyone! This is for info. I have the MLP conversion kit for the F201 and need a basic setup. In the turns the rear kicks out about an inch or two and all four tires are SCREAMING! And I mean loud. I'm not getting any tire wear at all to notice. Jamie S. has the tuned roller and does not have this problem and is getting traction and wearing down his tires. I thought we had the same setup but something is different. I need a chance to use my new setup kit so give me some numbers here. I guess the good side of this is that it's hard to pass a sideways F1 car .
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:31 PM   #87
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Front rod 22.8mm to 23.4mm and both should be the same.
The same for the rear but the Rod should be

18mm to 20mm but they both must be the same.
If the steering rods hit once set and tweak is done remove the steering rods .

To fix this, shave just enough material off the top and bottom of the ball end located on the steering arm (opposite side of the knuckle arm).

This is the part of the Chassis that is the handling the rods are most important next would be the Shocks:

I run 45 weight in the rear with tamiya black springs or 3racing blue springs with the 3 hole piston. in front i use 70 weight oil with tamiya olive springs or 3racing yellow springs with the 1 hole piston.


Next Camber:

-1.5 deg Front 1.5 deg Rear
Toe Front 0 deg too 1 deg toe out no more than that Radio set 70% Steering to 85% for a track with allot of turns.

Toe Rear :
1 deg toe in to 2 deg toe in.
Ride Height when I go to the track!!!
Ride Height front:

4.5mm to 5.5mm up less steering down more steering
Ride Height Rear the same as the front if the front :

4.5 the rear is 4.5 and so....on I use the shocks to set ride height I adjust the push rods to dial it in but both of them the same.


Now once at the track if it is low bite and bumps I run a softer setup and longer push rods.


I will run the push rods in the front :

22mm and the rear at 18 to 20mm it all comes down to the track the temps and the bumps.


High bite track and like a table top I run hard tires springs and oils.


The suspension pushrods are not intended to be the primary ride height adjustment.
You should set the length so that both sides are the same length and adjust them so you are able to use the shock preload spacers to set the ride height. Changing the push rods change the roll center! remember this! -----------------------------------

2nd set up
Set-up for now:


Front. 3R yellow 50wt 1hole
thick spacer on pushrod side of rocker.
Pushrod 23mm
Camber approx -2 (adjusted for wear)
Pit Shimizu Medium Included insert
5mm ride height
droop 3mm


Rear 3R Blue 60wt 3hole
med spacer on pushrod of rocker
pushrod 23mm
Camber approx -3 (adjusted for wear)
Pit Shimizu Soft included insert
5.5mm ride height
droop 3mm
Gearing 55/19-21

This is the setup I run !
Socal setup
Front rod 22.8mm
rear Rod should be
18mm to 20mm start at 20mm
Shock oil Tamiya soft Front and rear
Front piston 1 hole Rear 3 hole
Springs Front Yellow Rear Blue
Front preload 2mm Rear none
Ride height front 3.6mm rear 3.2mm
toe-in Front .3 deg Rear .5 deg and if the car is all over the plalce add .5 deg to the rear it will all come down to what you feel is right for you.
Camber .5 deg front and rear to start with.
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Hey Dave!
Great to see you here!

Just a side note...I ran some 1/12th today for the first time in YEARS!!!
After a day of wrenching and shaking the rust out I quilified 2nd in the B.
Finaly got the gearing right and I won the B main with a time that would have placed me 4th in the A!!!! Of couse I got the old "what are you sandbaging?"
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1.The X10 touring car looks great, I would just like to know what thickness the lower and upper decks are

2. In Australia we are seeing, at least in Queensland a bit of a surge in populatriy of 1:12th scale. I noticed there is a GTP car being built. Is this a 1:12th or a 1:10 scale and whats the difference between the GT1 and GT3 versions.

I realise this could have been answered before but i can't seem to find it.

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Ok, I may have gotten a little soapboxish on the F206 tread but I am serious about this.
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