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Old Apr 02, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Electric Formula One: List of Recommended and Approved Components

There has been a lot of interest in the new Electric Formula One pylon racing event. Many old veterans to pylon racing as well as new guys that have never raced before want to give the event a try. We have seen the recurring inquiry on this forum that asks "what kits are available and what are the key components that are approved or recommended for the event?"

To this end, I have compiled a list of the approved and recommended key components that make up an electric Formula One model. As time goes on and more kits and components are approved or proven to be successful, I will try to keep the list up to date.

Note: "Approved" components are specified as to what the rules will allow. ie. specific approved motors, or specific approved propeller, or specific approved ARF kits.

"Recommended" components refers to various components used in an E-F1 legal model that have been found to work well, are of reasonable cost, and meet the intent of the rules. Recommended components are simply suggestions to those that want direction for what works. These items are not required, nor are they in any way specifically endorsed by the NMPRA.

To be honest, they are simply off the top of my head from what I know to work well by my experience and by the experiences of others.


Randy Smith
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NMPRA Electric Formula One - List of Approved and Recommended Components

Approved Motors
Event rules state: All motors shall be approved for use by the EF1 Committee prior to their being entered in competition.
As of Feb-2011 the following motors are approved

E-Flite Power 25 1250kV outrunner motor Product number: EFLM4025B
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=EFLM4025B

Turnigy AerodriveXp 25 SK Series 35-42 1250Kv. Product number: SK3542-1250
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...50kv_700W.html

Arrowind 2820-07, 1300 Kv motor. Product number: BH-1834
http://brodak.com/ef-1-racing-motor.html

OS Brushless Motor OSMG9525, 1200 Kv motor. Product number: OMA-3820-1200
http://www.osengines.com/motors/moto...ane-index.html

Great Planes Rimfire EF1 Race 35-45-1250kV Outrunner BL. Product number: GPMG4630
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDGMS&P=7

Hobby King NTM Prop Drive Series EF-1 Pylon Racing Motor 1300KV / 930W
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00KV_930W.html

OS Brushless Motor OSMG9524, 1200 Kv motor. Product number: OMA-3820-1200
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...9524&search=Go


Approved Propeller
Event rules state: Propeller shall be the APC 8 x 8 Thin Electric Propeller, part number LP08080E
http://www.apcprop.com/ProductDetail...tCode=LP08080E


Recommended Batteries
Event rules state: Lithium Polymer (Lipo) chemistry, maximum four cells, maximum battery pack weight is 335 grams
There are numerous manufacturers and sources of distribution for batteries that meet this requirement.

Turnigy 4S-2650mah 30-40C
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9266

Thunderpower 4S-2700mah G6 Pro Power 65C
Part #: TP2700-4SPP65
http://thunderpowerrc.com/html/G6Pro...sBatteries.htm

Thunderpower 4S-2700mah G8 Pro Power 70C
Part #: TP2700-4SPF70
http://www.thunderpowerrc.com/2700-mAh_4

Dinogy 4S-2600 65C
http://performancerclipos.com/page8....ct=3&category=

Dinogy 4S-3300 30C
http://dinogylipos.com/4-cell-30c/201-5000mah-30c



Recommended Speed Controller
Event rules state: Minimum 60 amps capacity, Retail price cap of $150 USD, BEC is optional

Turnigy Plush 60A Product number: TR_P60A
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2166

Castle Creations Phoenix 60A Product number: PHX-60
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/phoenix-60.html

Castle Creations Phoenix Ice Lite 75 Product number: 010-0070-00
http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...oenix_ice.html

EFlite 60Amp Pro Switch-Mode Controller Product number: EFLA1060
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLA1060


Approved Kits
Event rules state: All designs, past and future inclusive, shall not be entered in competition until three (3) accurate views or photos of the model and the full-scale prototype aircraft have been submitted to the NMPRA EF1 Approval Committee and approved.

ARF kit:
LR-1A Pogo Product number: EFL4200 (Limited availability as of 2014. Also check Ebay)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL4200

EFlite Shoestring Product number: EFL4205
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL4205

Nitroplanes Miss Dara Product number: 28A05-Dara-Kit
http://www.nitroplanes.com/28a05-dara-kit.html

Great Planes Proud Bird Product number: GPMA1260
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCPFP&P=ML

Hanger 9 Sundowner 36 (Considered an E-F1 "trainer". Not competitive in an official race with others in this list.)

Airborne Models Outrageous and Scarlet Screamer
http://www.airborne-models.com/html/...?ProductID=163

HobbyKing Invictus
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...88mm_ARF_.html


Laser Cut Wood Kits:
Wagner Solution from Archie Adamisin
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1469465&page=2

Little Toni and TomCat from SuperTRC.com

Nemesis from Red Jensen
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1385632

Fandango from Doug Sewell, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The contact email is doug@dslaserworks.com

Miss Lynn and Thunder Chicken from Matney Models
http://www.matneymodels.com/index.html

Polecat from RBC Kits On-Line
http://www.rbckits.com/shop/index.ph...&productId=672
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Old Apr 02, 2011, 07:24 PM
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There has been a lot of interest in the new Electric Formula One pylon racing event. Many old veterans to pylon racing as well as new guys that have never raced before want to give the event a try. We have seen the recurring inquiry on this forum that asks "what kits are available and what are the key components that are approved or recommended for the event?"

To this end, I have compiled a list of the approved and recommended key components that make up an electric Formula One model. As time goes on and more kits and components are approved or proven to be successful, I will try to keep the list up to date.


Randy Smith
==================================

NMPRA Electric Formula One - List of Approved and Recommended Components

Approved Motors
Event rules state: All motors shall be approved for use by the EF1 Committee prior to their being entered in competition.
As of Feb-2011 the following motors are approved

E-Flite Power 25 1250kV outrunner motor Product number: EFLM4025B
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=EFLM4025B

Turnigy AerodriveXp 25 SK Series 35-42 1250Kv. Product number: SK3542-1250
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7072

Arrowind 2820-07, 1300 Kv motor. Product number: BH-1834
http://www.brodak.com/shop_productde...ProductID=9066


Approved Propeller
Event rules state: Propeller shall be the APC 8 x 8 Thin Electric Propeller, part number LP08080E
http://www.apcprop.com/ProductDetail...tCode=LP08080E


Recommended Batteries
Event rules state: Lithium Polymer (Lipo) chemistry, maximum four cells, maximum battery pack weight is 325 grams
There are numerous manufacturers and sources of distribution for batteries that meet this requirement.
Two common battery packs used to date are:
Turnigy 4S-2650mah 30-40C
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9266

Thunderpower 4S-2650mah G4 Pro Power 45C
Part #: TP2650-4SP45
http://thunderpowerrc.com/PDF/Thunde...ing.pdf#page=3


Recommended Speed Controller
Event rules state: Minimum 60 amps capacity, BEC is optional

Turnigy Plush 60A Product number: TR_P60A
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2166

Castle Creations Phoenix 60A Product number: PHX-60
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/phoenix-60.html

Castle Creations Phoenix Ice Lite 75 Product number: 010-0070-00
http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...oenix_ice.html

EFlite 60Amp Pro Switch-Mode Controller Product number: EFLA1060
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLA1060


Approved Kits
Event rules state: All designs, past and future inclusive, shall not be entered in competition until three (3) accurate views or photos of the model and the full-scale prototype aircraft have been submitted to the NMPRA EF1 Approval Committee and approved.

ARF kit:
LR-1A Pogo Product number: EFL4200
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL4200

Hanger 9 Sundowner 36
http://hangar-9.com/Products/Related...PRA%29%20Setup


Laser Cut Wood Kits:
Little Toni and TomCat from SuperTRC.com
http://www.supertrc.com/results.asp?category=14

Nemesis from Red Jensen
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1385632

Fandango from Doug Sewell, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
www.dslaserworks.com and the contact email is doug@dslaserworks.com

Miss Lynn from Matney Models
http://www.matneymodels.com/index.html

Polecat from RBC Kits On-Line
http://www.rbckits.com/shop/index.ph...&productId=672
How about the Miss Outrageous and Miss Dara from Dan Kane? I 'm building both.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 01:31 PM
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I am trying to capture the ARF and laser cut wood kits that are commercially available.
I have an Outrageous as well but it was a limited run of kits from Jerry and Dan. I am not aware that the Outrageous and Dara kits are commercially available at this time. If you are scratch building, I am not capturing the many, many scratch-build capable plans that are available.


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Thanks for putting this list together Randy, it's a great resourse!
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I am trying to capture the ARF and laser cut wood kits that are commercially available.
I have an Outrageous as well but it was a limited run of kits from Jerry and Dan. I am not aware that the Outrageous and Dara kits are commercially available at this time. If you are scratch building, I am not capturing the many, many scratch-build capable plans that are available.


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Randy great list!!

As far as the Miss Dara and Outrageous are concerned. Both are on a limited run basis and as ARF version of each become available neither will be offered in kit form again.

As it stands now I only have one Outrageous kit left and 6 Miss Dara kits. Once these are sold, I don't plan to offer them again.

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Sundowner 36

Is the Sundowner 36 officially recognized?
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Yes, the Sundowner 36 is officially recognized.

I will advise that this model is larger than the current minimum specs for EF1.

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Talked to you in toledo, can you tell me where there might be local events in south east michigan area or NW ohio. Or where I could get some info. thanks
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Talked to you in toledo, can you tell me where there might be local events in south east michigan area or NW ohio. Or where I could get some info. thanks
The following link will get you to the CAPS organization.

http://www.capsracing.com/

I believe that the race scheduled for May in Muncie will also have EF1. I need to confirm this but I heard there is a strong chance that it will happen. As well as a EF1 only race possibly in Dayton, OH later this year. Plus the Cincinati race in June will have EF1.

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thanks man hope to catch up with you again
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This topic gets buried deep in the thread list. I tagged it as FAQ but is there a way to make this a "Sticky" so that it stays at the top for reference ???


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The kit for Miss Lynn is now available from Matney Models.

http://www.matneymodels.com/vixen.html


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The Fandango kit from Doug Sewell is now shipping from DS Laserworks.
Contact Doug at doug@dslaserworks.com

http://dslaserworks.com


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What about the World Models Nemesis 52?

How come the World Models Nemesis 52 did not make the list?
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