Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Build

Team Associated Factory Team F6 Online Build

I love all kinds of motorsports, but Formula 1 is probably my favorite. The cars are wicked fast, look amazingly sleek and can corner faster than anything else out there.

I guess that’s why I really love the 1:10 scale F1s as well. So, of course, there’s no surprise that I had a grin on my face from ear to ear when I heard Team Associated was seriously thinking about jumping into the F1 arena. Then there was the rumors of an actual car spotted at the track. Finally, a press release filled with lots of pictures.

So here we are, mere months after the sneak peek photos swept the internet, I have a production F6 sitting on my bench awaiting a build. But before we get started, let me list the additional parts I’ll be including in the build:

• #8023 Team Associated Factory Team F6 Formula 1 Car, www.teamassociated.com
• #FUTK4905 Futaba 4PX 4-Channel Transmitter, www.futaba-rc.com
• #FUTM0158 Futaba BLS571SV S.Bus HV Steering Servo, www.futaba-rc.com
• #27310 Reedy Zappers 3600mAh 7.6V LP Shorty LiPo Battery, www.reedypower.com
• #27004 Reedy Blackbox 510R Competition ESC, www.reedypower.com
• #287 Reedy Sonic 540-M3 25.5 Spec Motor, www.reedypower.com
• #1538-30 Protoform F1-Fourteen F1 Body, www.amazon.com
• #PS-0577 Pit Shimizu 577 Front Tires, www.tqrcracing.com
• #PS-0572 Pit Shimizu 572 Rear Tires, www.tqrcracing.com
• #29276 Team Associated XP F6 Red LED Taillight, www.teamassociated.com

Tools:
I also like to include some other useful tools I used to build this car.
Team Associated Factory Team 4mm Turnbuckle Wrench
MIP Metric Hex Driver Set (contains 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5mm drivers)
MIP 1.5mm Hex Driver
MIP 2.0 Hex Driver
MIP 2.5 Hex Driver
TrakPower TK950 Soldering Iron
Xacto Hobby Knife
Duratrax Curved Body Scissors
Duratrax Body Reamer
Neiko Digital Calipers
Scotch Mounting Tape
Tekton Needlenose Pliers

Time for some F1 action! Use the links below to follow each step.
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Opening Page
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 1 – Shock and Damper Tubes
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 2 – Front Suspension & Servo
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 3 – Steering
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 4 – Rear Suspension
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 6 – Wings
Team Associated Factory Team F6 Build – Part 7 – Electronics




















About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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2 comments

  1. I just stumbled onto this blog and find it exciting that Team Associated is finally entering the F1 arena. I have been a Team enthusiast since I built my first RC 10 back in 1986. I have not built one for a while and look forward to investigating this new product.
    Thanks for this info.

  2. Ya, I heard a LONG while back that they were looking into this market – glad to see them finally jumping in even if it’s a little late.

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