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Scoobster
27-12-2011, 12:20 AM
What are the rules & regs for the F1 at the club? just i have a Tamiya F201 so wondered if i could use this if i can find enough spares to keep it going for a while longer :woot: or if i need to buy an F109, HPI F10 etc?

:thumbsup:

Chequered Flag Racing
27-12-2011, 08:44 AM
from the club website


F1 Rules for 2012.

To be run to 2012 BRCA rules
BRCA approved Li-po Batteries are permitted, use in accordance with BRCA regulations & guidelines (http://www.brca.org/BRCA/elecboard/regs/2008%20Guidlines%20&%20Rules%20for%20Lipo%20for%20Websitepdf.pdf). Any other chassis and parts allowed

http://www.rccarclub.co.uk/trcc/trcc-club-meeting-regulations/

If you turn up and clean up with the 4wd version it may be frowned on. Competition events maybe limited to 2wd though.

2wd chassis like those you mention but can't say I've seen the HPI 10 used at the club though. If you get the F109, F103/4 you should be OK for spares if your stuck on a nights racing.

Scoobster
27-12-2011, 09:25 AM
Cheers Glen, to be honest if i turned up with a 6wd Tyyrell F1 i would be just as slow :lol: and be more like a moving chicane

So the HPI isn't a popular car at the club then shame as i was looking around at the different options for 2wd chassis and the HPI can be picked up new for less than 80 :o

I was in talking to Paul at cleveland models a while ago about F1 at the club and he was selling the 3Racing F109 kits and i have noticed that 3Racing do a Sakura FGX F1 chassis add that to the Tamiys F1's and i don't know which to go for now :confused:

Chequered Flag Racing
27-12-2011, 10:22 AM
Cheers Glenn, to be honest if i turned up with a 6wd Tyyrell F1 i would be just as slow :lol: and be more like a moving chicane


Thought about getting one of those 6 wheelers just for a bit of fun :thumbsup:

F109 is most popular with a few Tamiya's kicking about.



noticed that 3Racing do a Sakura FGX F1 chassis

Should be OK for club but not for UK Nationals due to 'gearbox'. Again if you turn up & clean up with one there maybe questions asked.

Andyp
27-12-2011, 10:46 AM
I was in talking to Paul at cleveland models a while ago about F1 at the club and he was selling the 3Racing F109 kits and i have noticed that 3Racing do a Sakura FGX F1 chassis add that to the Tamiys F1's and i don't know which to go for now :confused:

Can't go wrong with the f109, its great out the box, everybody 'blings' them up abit but it's not a must.

Maybe wrong but is the new fgx f1 designed for rubber tyres ? As is the hpi f1?does your f201 also use rubber? I'm not saying anything is wrong with rubber but most people use the kit f109 tyres.

I have tried a f104 but cannot get it to go as well as my f109,

With a f109 you will never be short of spares at the club. The others you may struggle a little unless you have a good backup that you carry yourself

Scoobster
27-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Yeah the F201 came with rubber tyres but i was going to buy another F201 for spares that has a set of GRP foams fitted but they are the TC spec so don't have the extra width rears.

The other option is to get myself a cheap TT01 to use at the club.

Chequered Flag Racing
27-12-2011, 11:12 AM
there is another chassis out there, the World Racing F1 @ 220 (http://www.team-powers.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=79)

Scoobster
27-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Now thats very nice :woot: i'm a sucker for carbon cars lol but at almost twice the price of an F109 seems a little expensive plus like you guys have said spares back-up could be a problem :(