View Full Version : hobbycar's F1 2.4Ghz setup

2010.02.10, 08:33 PM
Finally jumping into Mini-Z F1 since we are starting an F1 class at our Ann Arbor GTGs.

Here is my setup which I cobbled together from several used F1s I purchased over the last couple months.


It has the following:

2.4Ghz conversion
Stainless Steel Kingpins
GPM alloy knuckles 0 degree (I think)
Yellow front springs
Atomic +1 Toe-In Tie Rod (but with GPM alloy knuckles it ends up having a toe-out)
Atomic Alloy Tie Rod Rigid Mount (had to sand it to keep it from binding with the Tie Rod)
PN Alloy Motor Mount
Kyosho Ball Diff
Kyosho Rear Top Shock (w/ a front shock spring installed)
Kyosho Carbon Fiber Rear Side Suspension Plates
No Rear Side Springs
Kyosho 40 degree Front Tires (considering trying Kyosho 30 degree or PN 15 degree Front Tires)
PN 8 degree Rear Tires
Wired for GiroZ Transponder
Modified front wing to raise it (to prevent rubbing on track when turning)

Currently has a Speedy07 Motor in it but I'm going to have to get a PN 70turn motor for our F1 Stock Class.

Tested it out at our last AA GTG and I feel like it's ready for the start of our F1 Stock Class season.


2010.02.11, 03:59 AM
I would suggest working out a disc damper with that setup, it wont look pretty, since you will have to cut away the body a bit, but it will make a big difference. Especially since you are not using the side springs.

Besides that, I would say your ready to go ;) Looks good. Glad to see more people running F1.

For a large track, I would use the PN15 front, small track Kyosho 30d. A larger track will put more heat in the front tire, so the Kyosho 30d may have too much grip at later stages in the race. PN15 is a little pushy, but handles well at speed. A very good balance for the car at high speeds, where the K30 the rear breaks a little loose when turning in off throttle. Either tire, I would use yellow springs in the front, and K20 rear.

2010.02.11, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the feedback EMU. It's always appreciated.

Regarding damper plate system - I'm hoping to be able to wait for the new Kyosho damper plate system that is part of the 2010 2.4Ghz ASF F1 Chassis set (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33597&highlight=2010):

Otherwise I'll have to do something like the Atomic DPS & PN Alloy Motor Mount mod that LBRC (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=310346#post310346) and others (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30217) have done (which is what I assume you are referring to).


2010.02.11, 05:16 PM
Right, that was what I was referring to... http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=327405&postcount=9 that is the way that I did it. I raised the damper plate, rather than hack up the mount. I have done that with a few cars, and it works well.

I really want the new Kyosho damper, it looks great...

2010.02.11, 09:02 PM
Either tire, I would use yellow springs in the front...

I actually was using Yellow Front Springs :D but had forgotten to list that originally. List updated.


2010.02.22, 10:06 PM
Realized at the last AA GTG that I've actually been running Kyosho 40d grooved front tires (updated original post).

I'll have to try Kyosho 30d grooved.


2010.02.23, 11:38 AM
Realized at the last AA GTG that I've actually been running Kyosho 40d grooved front tires (updated original post).

I'll have to try Kyosho 30d grooved.


If you find that the 30d groove tires have a little too much steering, you can remove a little with superglue on the sidewalls.