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Old 05-02-2009, 06:37 PM
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Default 1/5 F1 cars

Who else besides FG makes 1/5 F1 cars that are sold in the USA? Please post links if you have them. All so if any one has any 1/5 scale F1 cars please post pictures with and with out the body.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:52 PM
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here you might find this interesting if your into large scale F1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQ34SijPlQ
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:01 PM
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Default RE: 1/5 F1 cars

I do not have any 1/5 scale F1 cars but would love to. I do have some F1 RC cars and love anything to do with F1. Thanks for the link to the video.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:25 PM
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Im in the same boat as you...Love F1 and would love to have a 1/5 f1. I've been looking for months and even used on ebay are about 1500. There are usually more on ebay uk but getting them across the pond is quite pricey.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:38 PM
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Default RE: 1/5 F1 cars

If there was a 1/5 scale on road track in Georgia I would be more interested. A top notch FG kit is around $3500![X(] Not 1/5 scale but here are some of my RC F1 I do have.
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I have a Kyosho F10 but I do not run it as parts can not be found. Has a picco 15 and a 2 speed, very fast.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:05 PM
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I do understand as that is a real collectors item. You have run it haven't you? If I had one I would have to run it at least once. I tried to win a couple of them on ebay a few times. Other then my Mini-Z I do not run the ones I have. This is the box my Ofna came in. Not near the collectible as the Kyosho you have.
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I've ran it quite a bit, I bought it in 1999 and drove 5 hours to pick it up. Parts used to be available and I ran it nearly every weekend for quite a while. One of these days I'll get it back out and probably destroy it.
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So far this is the only site I have found that sells 1/5 scale F1 in the US.
http://www.fgsupply.com/Large_Scale_..._1_Racers.html
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Default RE: 1/5 F1 cars

How about this 1969 Ferrari 312 F1 - Aluminum Body 3 feet long.[X(]
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If interested, pm me. I might let it go in a trade for some of your cars. I dont want money, but make me an offer in PM if interested.
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Oh yea, i nearly forgot. we have 4 Tamiya F103's also, we ran them alot last summer.
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46u, is that 1969 Ferrari yours? That's gorgeous.
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wow got any more pics of it? close ups? It looks awsome but i doubt it would handle well, with the aluminum body=heavy...
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:09 AM
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I doubt that body is very heavy at all, it's quite thin. Obviously heavier than if it were Lexan though, but nicer.
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f1 is just strictly track only use......or if not you need a surface bang on perfect.

i run an onroad most of the time and i run it in a very good aera,its higher off the ground than an f1 so this helps as the surface is still bumpy at speeds.....

if i was running an f1 there it would be ripped apart by now.

they are very nice but very low......
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Yeah, you often can't run an F1 in the same places you can a normal touring car, they're far more sensitive. That's one of the reasons I've never bought a 1/5 F1 frankly. I'd just want it for high speed runs but even then I do them in a moderately torn up parking lot sometimes.
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ORIGINAL: sheograth

46u, is that 1969 Ferrari yours? That's gorgeous.
No I wish it was but can be bought for around $5,500. [X(]
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[X(]........

i found some pics
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_24..._3/key_/tm.htm
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I have taken delivery of a ready to race (used) FG Sportsline F1 today -









It only cost me £420.00 (about $600.00) and that included the servos, receiver battery, spare tuned pipe and different clutch springs for the stock four shoe clutch.

All I need to do is mount the Oddified ECU and adjust the front/rear brake balance.

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aww nice one clive man

LOVE IT..........

run it quick and give us some feedback!!! lol

very nice man very nice,lucky sod!!
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Wish I could find a deal like that in the US. The list price here in the US on that kit new is around $1,500 US with out extras. Thanks for sharing with us and if able please make a video and post it of it running.
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Man, that's nice. Take a vid running it!!
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I have F1's..PM if interested. thanks
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Sorry no video or action photos - this is the only photo I took at the track earlier today -



It's fast (stock 26cc Zenoah and a basic FG tuned pipe) - I would have thought that a 23cc would a better option for the track the I race at. The alternative is to install the latest Oddified ECU and select an ignition map for the engine that produces less power/torque at low rpms.

Unfortunately I was unable to get sufficient heat in the rear tyres (I only have one set at present) so the car would tend to spin out if the throttle was applied too early.

The session at the track finished early as I hit the track barrier and broke one of the turnbuckles and damaged the lower plastic wishbone.

The disappointing thing is not breaking something but having to a week for replacement parts - if the parts had not been available at the importer/distributor they would have taken at least 3 weeks to come from FG in Germany. Not good enough!!!!

At least I can have some fun at the local mototcross track tomorrow with one of my other largescale toys and not need to worry about breaking anything

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