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Old 12-14-2018, 07:13 AM   #1
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So I thinned out the R/C garage this year to a low single-digit number of only the favoritest of favorites and was feeling good about the effort. Then I made it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, 12 Days of Christmas, Green Monday, Taco Tuesday, and every other R/C sales promotion this season without being tempted into buying ANYTHING. Much patting of self on back, impressive willpower, great job everyone.

Then yesterday an ebay 15% off coupon pops up and suddenly there's an F1 kit on it's way to my house. DOH!

I can see you're very disappointed, but wait! This wasn't a complete failure of impulse control because it's been in the back of my mind since stumbling across it weeks ago on RCmart. Before then I was completely unaware of it's existence, which is the point of this thread. Meet the 3Racing Sakura FGX2018 1/10 Formula 1 EP car! Most R/C F1's are like simple pan cars, but check out all that neat engineering. I won't do a build thread unless I get really weird with it (which isn't out of the question ), just wanted to show off a cool non-crawler that people here might not be aware of.


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Old 12-14-2018, 07:27 AM   #2
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It looks fast. I gather you must have a track near you to put that thing through it’s paces?
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:12 AM   #3
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It looks fast. I gather you must have a track near you to put that thing through itís paces?

Nope!

I actually have an idea for doing a weird build with it, but if nothing else I just want to check out a different type of car and tinker with that suspension. At $125 shipped (with ebay discount), it's a cheap experiment.
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i would likely end up running it straight into my curb out front. Anyway, good bang for the buck there. Look forward to seeing what you might have in store for it.

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Nope!

I actually have an idea for doing a weird build with it, but if nothing else I just want to check out a different type of car and tinker with that suspension. At $125 shipped (with ebay discount), it's a cheap experiment.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:46 AM   #5
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Cool, put monster truck tires on it

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Old 12-14-2018, 10:22 AM   #6
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Looks like it'll be some good fun!
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:56 PM   #7
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I saw this and couldn't resist either. I bought one and already have it together on my shelf. Just need to fine a large smooth lot to run it in! :-)
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I saw this and couldn't resist either. I bought one and already have it together on my shelf. Just need to fine a large smooth lot to run it in! :-)
Nice. Does it need a low profile servo or would a standard size fit? I checked the manual online but it's not clear on that.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:24 PM   #9
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Nice. Does it need a low profile servo or would a standard size fit? I checked the manual online but it's not clear on that.
Must use a low profile servo. Gets a little tight for space under the body.

Here are pics of mine. Only spun it up in the basement so I have no idea how it will run in the open yet.
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:46 PM   #10
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Welp, I got a little weird with it. This doesn't really warrant a build thread so just a couple summary posts to share how things went.

First of all, the car went together without any issues. The fit of everything and the quality of the plastics was average. About what you might expect for the price. It seems like most of that money must go to paying for the trick suspension engineering, because it is very cool! Another positive is there was almost no gear noise despite multiple gears in an open gearbox. It is surprisingly smooth.

Now the weird part. Unlike 1:10 touring cars, it has an 11" wheelbase and is about 7" wide. You know what else has those odd dimensions? This Jconcepts body!



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Old 03-09-2019, 06:19 PM   #11
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The original intention was to use the whole body but it covered up so much of the chassis that you couldn't really tell it was an F1 car, so I ended up only using the cab. This was my first Jconcepts body and I was impressed with the quality of the decals.

It was fun to see it all come together but I don't have a good place to run it so instead of ending up with yet another shelf queen, I put it up on ebay. On to the next project. Hopefully seeing this will inspire someone else to try something different too. I love these odd builds.













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Oh yeah, that is great! Gotta post some vid of Bigfoot zipping around.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:00 PM   #13
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I think I'm gonna be sick. Kidding... That's awesome!
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:56 AM   #14
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It's a Fordula!
Looks cool.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:59 AM   #15
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Thanks guys. Sometimes it looks to me like an F1 car rear-ended a pickup truck at a stop light
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That's very unique!
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Lol.

Iím a big F-1 fan and have raced these pavement scorchers
And yes, banged them into a few curbs

I almost like it...
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:13 AM   #18
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This build makes me want to do my own version of "The Great Depression" which is seen below. To me it looks like a Model A body on an F1 chassis. Sick!

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This build makes me want to do my own version of "The Great Depression" which is seen below. To me it looks like a Model A body on an F1 chassis. Sick!
Hell yes. This could be a good chassis for it too. The front wing and nose section comes off with one screw, and then what's left of the front of the chassis stops about even with the front of the tires.
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Hell yes. This could be a good chassis for it too. The front wing and nose section comes off with one screw, and then what's left of the front of the chassis stops about even with the front of the tires.
Don't tempt me. I'm already trying to build a TRX-4 Sport Kit that I haven't even received yet and an SMT10 monster truck for which I'm gathering parts.
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