Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Exotek F1R update
Since last Fridays debut on the tack where it worked like a dream. I have since exchanged the 25.5 for an Epic Duo 2 21.5. Also as shown in the last post, I went from the Ferrari F60 narrow body to the Mclaren MP4/6 wide body. Now it wasn't as easy as just taking one body off and putting on the other. Of course there are different wing sets, and therein is where the problem lies. Simple really, the MP4/6 wing is designed for the F103 size tires. So I had to shave a fair amount of plastic off the rear corners of the front wing to give plenty of clearance for the tires when turning. Something I should have caught right off the bat, but I figured I'd give it a try without shaving. And of course it didn't pan out the way I planned. Which leads to another issue I had when I was at the track on Sunday. While at the track, with the new motor and body, I was a lot faster of course. But not being able to turn because of the tires hanging on the wing tends to end up with a shorter time on the track. So I of course did what I normally do. Broke a front arm, no biggie, this arm was old and had a nice bend in it, it was time to change.