Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mikes Summer Carpet Shootout Series Final

Well the Summer Shootout is done.  6 races over 6 months for points and glory. I, didnt get much of either, but I had a good time. Finished 4th in F1 and thanks to Randy Novak not racing the required amount of races, I got 3rd in WGT. I wasnt a factor in either class, in fact, on the last lap of WGT today, my car actually fell apart. So I am done with WGT until I can get another car. Really. The only carbon fiber piece of the car that was intact, was the tweak plate, and it split in half on the last lap. I need a new chassis, motor plate and tweak plate.......... I'm buying a new car I bet lol. F1 is another story. I have improved a lot over the series. I got 3rd again today, a strong third, only one lap down. And that is saying a lot over what I had been doing a couple of months ago. The Exotek F1 Ultra is a bad machine. It fits my driving style, is very stable, but you can really get nasty on the infield. Turned my most ever laps today, and ran really clean. In 2 weeks we head to Houston and the monster 1/8 scale gas track at Gulf Coast Raceway to wrap up the Texas EOS. The two series we have been running have been fun, but I am ready for the travel to be over so I can get back to regular club racing for the Winter. Wait a second, the Winter Series starts in November. Oh well, no travelling at least.

Friday, September 28, 2012 RCFIA is awesome

From RC F1 Blog RCFIA is awesome: A very well done web site for the RCFIA F1 series in Northern California.... I love the interviews and news bits! ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Austin RC F1 Scene.

It makes sense, Austin, Texas, home of the Circuit of the Americas, should have an RC F1 scene. And by God it does. They race at Hobbytown in Austin. Where Round 2 of the Texas EOS was held. There was not many Austinites at the EOS for F1 but I found their forum today and I am pretty excited that they have a class. Mainly because I also found out today that my dad is moving to Austin so I will be there every so often. So kudos Austin F1, good luck, and hope to see you sometime.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Using F104 tires on the FGX

This is from Calvin Lee as posted on the website. Good info for all you FGX pilots out there that want and need more choices of good rubber. Check out this LINK and there you are. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Exotek F1R wins RadioPost GP

Exotek F1R driven by Steven Jackson wins and TQ's the 2nd Annual Radiopost Grand Prix in the highly popular F1 rubber class!
The Radiopost Grand Prix was held at the TQ Racing facility in Socal which will be host to many of the upcoming UF1 Winter Series races and no doubt Steven has set the tone to the start of the indoor season with his dominent drive of the Exotek F1R.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 F104V2 carpet setups F104V2 carpet setups: I have a couple carpet setups here for the V2... These are sort of preliminary. I'm still trying to work everything out, but check it out....

Friday, September 14, 2012

Studio Pics of the new Benetton

BP posted these just now. I really don't know what to say. Simply awesome.

Thank You Brad, and F1Paintlab A quick post on ackerman for carpet on the F104V2

More goodness from RobK A quick post on ackerman for carpet on the F104V2: I was having a bit of a problem with my V2 car. Despite trying to tune around it, the car seemed to push on corner entry, but was a little ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CRC Gen XL paint

Not nearly as exciting as the new body I have coming for my Exotek Ultra from The F1 Paintlab but something to do  none the less and I really dont have anything much to post right now. So here is my new body for the 1/12 scale car.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Round 3 Texas EOS

Long day at the track. Did well in F1. Meh in WGT. For some reason attendance dropped considerably for Round 3, 69 racers down from 90+ last month. Half the F1 crowd this month as well. Also for some reason, with round 3 being the only appearance of WGT in the series, hardly any of the local guys even signed up. Boo, I say. They were there, just didn't bother to sign up. So we had five WGT sign ups, and even 2 of them didnt bother to race. Flakes. Anywhoo, who gives a turkey about WGT anyway? F1 we had 15 I think? Maybe 12, again who cares.  Lets just say that 12 courageous and bad ass souls braved the carpet for F1 and the other 12 from last month didn't. Well they missed out. First 2 rounds we had asphalt and pretty easy layouts to deal with, lots of space to roam. This month at Mikes? Notsomuch. Tight spaces, technical track, and on carpet. Thats Mikes, and that's why we race there. Fellow Team Exotek Williams driver Robert TQ'd and won going away in the 15 minute A main with series points leader Marcus Williams in 2nd, Frank Hernandez 3rd, I got 7th. And I am happy with it, I won the B, got the bump up, and made up some ground. Car is great, need to calm it down just a touch, and it will be better.

Did make some adjustments. Car was under weight, so I added 14 grams in the front between bellcrank and front arms, and 7 on the rear motor pod plate. Added the extra to the front to try and calm the car down a bit. Calmed it too much and I was pushing a bit more than I wanted. Q2 I took half the weight off the front and lost the push, but a bit twitchy still. I decided I could live with it, and I did. Improving my pace from then on. Will try something else next time out, not sure what. Possibly drop the rear .5 mm or so. Or it could be I need new rear tires, seems a bit soon but after 2 rounds on asphalt they are showing signs of wear. Hope to have pics and video this week. I didn't take any, but it is out there.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

F1Paintlab- Coming Soon

Williams FW14 and Benetton B193 decal sets are coming soon from The F1 Paintlab. Want to do Mansell's Red 5 from 92? Its yours. Schumacher circa 1993? Done. I am in decal overload. I can not afford all the liveries I want to do! EEEEEYYYAAAARRRGGGGHHHH!  Go to the F1 Paintlab . Just get it over with.

Benetton B193

Williams FW14

Lotus 97/98

Sauber C31

Williams C34

Friday, September 7, 2012

Round 3.
Mikes Hobby SuperStore.
September 9, 2012

I am ready. The first 2 rounds were on the unfamiliar asphalt. Round 3 is on the carpet at Mikes. Will I do well? Doubtful. Will it be fun? Definately. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New From The F1 Paintlab

Look at this beauty! I finally broke down and commissioned Brad Palmer of The F1 Paintlab paint me a nice body. I wanted something that I haven't seen a lot of, so I picked the Benetton B188 livery for it. I tried my hand at this scheme this summer, but it didn't come out right. I used the wrong Tamiya paints, and that pretty much ruined it. The car looked good in action, and at a distance, but I wasn't happy with the outcome at all. Paint chipped away fast, and the colors really didn't stick out like it should. Well, that is definitely not the case with the new one. BP used the right paints, his awesome decals and his expertise. I am pretty impressed. And I hope you are too. I can not wait to get it.

Monday, September 3, 2012


The F1 Posse Rides again, again.

Midnight Monday again at Mikes, busy night. Our very own 2011 Fall Classic F1 Champ Alex made an appearance at the track after several months of being away from the RC world. I admit, I made him come up there, guilt trips are a bitch, and it actually worked! Anyway, about 4 hours of practice with Robert, Zach and Alex. Robert had his 15th Anni F103 out there with foams. What a rocket ship when he got it dialed with the foams. He was hitting 11.5s at least, maybe faster, I ignored him. Pathetic. Driving that fast, its just crazy lol. With his Ultra he was hitting mid 12's on rubber, I hit a 13.0 about the best I could do, not consistent, I was all over the place. I did get it settled down quite a bit by lowering the rear. Went from a #1 spacer to a #0, along with putting the spacers under the front end for some caster. My Ultra is too fast for me, lol. Honestly, I cant drive it as fast as it wants to go, I'm not all smooth like Keith Stone or something. I probably will drop a tooth at least. If I'm smart. We'll see. Zach got his Exotek F1R going well, and Alex, after practically putting his F104W together at the track tonight, got his going very well too. Not too much rust. Hope both Zach and Alex start hitting the track on a regular basis again. Good practice night, my last before the EOS this coming weekend. We will run the track clockwise starting next weekend, so hopefully I get some time on it Saturday evening to get used to going the right direction again. Counter clockwise is really fun on this track, hope clockwise is just as good.

Top Gear Understeer and Oversteer explained

Tamiya TCS final 2012 F1 A1main