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Old 02-09-2013, 07:31 PM
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Hi Kim,

Go Tamiya all the way.... cheap, easy to build, fix and setup, plenty of cheap spares and hop-ups around and if you want to race then most of the official formulas are Tamiya only.

But if you want one just for fun, then a F103 or 104 or any of the combinations will provide plenty of motivation.

Cheers!
Old 02-13-2013, 06:29 PM
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Here's the latest how-to article:



http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.p...th-blinky-escs

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Hi Stevo,

Just been reading your article and where you talk about final drive ratio, you refer to FDR and Roll-out as essentially the same thing. Now I'm sure you're familiar with both terms and their differences, but you say that "FDR is the number of times the motor must turn in order for the wheels to turn once. Expressed as a ratio eg; 4.0:1 means the motor turns 4 times to rotate the wheels once." This is incorrect, as FDR is the ratio between the pinion gear and the differential SPUR gear, not the actual road wheels (which is what you explain roll-out to be, correctly...)

Just for any newbies reading your article, I would hate for them to get confused.
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Hi Stevo,

Just been reading your article and where you talk about final drive ratio, you refer to FDR and Roll-out as essentially the same thing. Now I'm sure you're familiar with both terms and their differences, but you say that ''FDR is the number of times the motor must turn in order for the wheels to turn once. Expressed as a ratio eg; 4.0:1 means the motor turns 4 times to rotate the wheels once.'' This is incorrect, as FDR is the ratio between the pinion gear and the differential SPUR gear, not the actual road wheels (which is what you explain roll-out to be, correctly...)

Just for any newbies reading your article, I would hate for them to get confused.
Hi rc-kramer

Thanks for reading the article and for the feedback. You certainly made me re-visit what I'd written - which is a good thing - to make sure I was explaining things correctly.

I visited several sites to make sure that what I was explaining was correct. Here's what I found:

Source 1 - from [link=http://www.robinsonracing.com/tips.html]Robinson Racing[/link] website:
Example: 85T (spur) ÷ 16T (pinion) = 5.3125 x 2.4 (gearbox) = 12.75 or 12.75:1(FDR)
What this means is that the motor makes 12.75 revolutions to every one revolution of the tire.

Source 2 - from [link=http://www.repairfaq.org/filipg/RC/F_rc-offroad6.html]Repair FAQ[/link]:
The gear ratio of your buggy or truck is simply the number of times the motor shaft must turn in order to make the rear wheels turn once.

Source 3 - from [link=http://www.alphalanding.com/rc-track/gear-ratio-rpm-and-top-speed-calculation/]RC Rally Racing Blog[/link]:
Example: Internal Gear Ratio 3.06 x Driver Ratio 2.34
3.06 x 2.34 = 7.16 | The Final Drive Ratio is 7.16, which means that the Motor will turn 7.16 times, while the Wheels will turn 1 time.
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Hi Stevo,

No problem! I always appreciate feedback, whatever form that may take. It's critical for a designer or engineer.

I can see where the ambiguity crept in; some of those sources, although correct in principle, all seem to use slightly different terms to explain the same thing. I've never heard of "internal drive ratio" or "driver ratio" before, always first calculating the pinion/spur ratio then providing the tyres are unchanged then there is no need to work out an actual wheel revolution for every revolution of the motor (however this information was necessary for the banked turn calculations I did a while back...)

Keep up the good work with your articles, I always find something new and interesting when I read them!
Old 02-21-2013, 10:52 AM
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Howdy all, Vyger got me hooked on these cars back in "08, I know this is an electric thread, but i picked up this nitro Tamiya Uno, any info is appreciated, Thanks Robert
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F1 Car to Make Official World Record Attempt

David Stevens from RC Formula1 has received permission from Guinness World Records® to attempt to set a new world record for the longest distance in an RC car on a single battery.

The current record of 23.726 km was set in 2009 in France and was achieved at a very slow speed over more than 24 hours.

“We will be taking a faster and more exciting route to the world record distance using an F1 car,” says Stevens.

[link=http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.php/home/6-aus-news/203-official-world-record-attempt]More details[/link]
Old 03-27-2013, 10:29 AM
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My First F1 Car. Super stoked! Waiting to get a shorty battery before I'll have running video.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOwgH55dI7M[/youtube]
Old 03-31-2013, 06:21 AM
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I've been dragging my feet finishing the car. Last night I set out to complete for test drive today.
I freaking forgot about the 64 pitch pinion. All I have is 48 and 32 pitch. I wish there was a 24hr drive though hobby shop.
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I freaking Love this car.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23fu6nAmO8[/youtube]
Old 04-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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New world record set using Tamiya F104 v2

The Guinness World Records® record for the ‘Greatest distance by a Radio Controlled (RC) model car on one set of batteries’ was previously 23.726 km set in 2009 in France.

We are very pleased to report that the RC Formula1 record attempt car, driven by David Stevens, achieved 38.284 km. Beating the old record by 14.558 km or 61%! Melbourne, Australia - 20 April 2013.

[link=http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.php/home/6-aus-news/218-new-world-record-set]Details Here[/link]


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Video of World Record set using F1 car:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxY3Vd2UENM[/youtube]
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Pit Shimizu makes tires for the F104W cars and they are WAY better than the kit tires. Click the link below to TQ Racing's website. These guys are reputable, helpful and have a great selection to get you on your way with something that works well.

[link=http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/product_view.asp?p_id=1987&s_cate_id=&s_maker_id=&s_sort=3&p_keyword=f103&pg_no=2]TQ Racing F104W Tires[/link]

I hope this helps and good luck with it!
I know that is an old post but the link does not point to F104w rear tires. I bought those and they are indeed F103 rears which are not big enough for my f104W. Anyone know a source of F104w rear tires besides the Tamiya ones. I need softer rears to combat severe throttle-on oversteer.
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Last Sunday we tried to cram as many F1's into the same race as we could. 29 cars started the race and 27 finished so we're claiming a new unofficial "World Record" for the most F1 cars in a single race.

Race report and photos here: http://www.rcformula1.com.au/index.p...most-f1s-raced

We had a lot of fun doing this and we challenge other F1 tracks and clubs around the world to give it a go and show us how many cars you can fit on your track! You might set the next world record!!
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Hello,

I’ve not been following RC stuff for a long time, but I recently found my old RC F1 car and I started to remember how fun it was. So I’ve decided to it back running. I hope someone will be able to help with some very newbie questions. I will just be ruining it in the street and not racing, so cost is important, I have a F201, and a F103.

First of all I need a new motor and ESC. I see that brushless motor are starting to become available for RC cars, and I would like to use a brushless motor. Can someone please tell me what to look for, or recommend a good, reasonably priced, combo.

Lipo batteries is another area that has come on, I see that 2S and 3S seem to be the normal, what should I be looking for?

Is there any other general tips for a guy who has been out of RC stuff for along time?
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Hey all,

So I finally got round to painting the MP4/5b I recently built...







And here we are with it slotted into the current MP4 collection...





Just need to get the 5, 6 and 8 and the Senna McLaren Collection is complete!
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This Sunday Jul/7 we will race our LA F1 Champ. round 2 at Northridge SFV

Metro Link Parking Lot
8775 Wilbur Ave. SF Valley CA 91324

We will be as part of the regular club race so only $10.00 for the day Track opens at 10:00

Hope to see you... :nod:

Cheers! Marcos

This Sunday Jul/7 we will race our LA F1 Champ. round 2 at Northridge SFV

Metro Link Parking Lot
8775 Wilbur Ave. SF Valley CA 91324

We will be as part of the regular club race so only $10.00 for the day Track opens at 10:00

Hope to see you... :nod:

Cheers! Marcos


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Check out comprehensive coverage of the Asian On road Championship Rd2 in Melbourne last weekend. Photos, results, which chassis were used, drivers setups and more.

www.rcformula1.com.au (on the home page)
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Hi, Just completed the hardest body I have had to work on. However it came out good enought to win it's first Concourse. Regards
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Hi guys, I want buy my first F1 car and I have some questions.

What is a good car to start with?
Do I want foams or rubber tires? I will be just running in local parking lots.
Will a brushless system fit in the F1 car?
This is the car I'm look at to buy.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXANJL&P=SM

Thanks Bob
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Hi Bob,

The kit you're looking at is a basic, entry level kit, which will be fine for bashing around your local parking lot. You will be able to add upgrades to this kit as you want to down the track, and I'm pretty sure it comes with foam tires, which are actually easier to handle. The rubber tyres come in various compounds and do require careful setup and a smooth driving style...

Any 1/10th scale brushless system will fit, however I would suggest sticking with the standard silver can motor until you have learnt to drive it as they are quite different from other RC cars.

And you can find the McLaren kit for much less on eBay... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-F104-...item58a5237c4a

Cheers, Kramer
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Thanks Kramer, great info..
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Can you buy F1 Tamiya decal with the tire decals? Do the kits come with tire decals?

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