This page shows the current rule set.
RC Formula1 National F1 Rule Set
Effective: 1 January 2014
Copyright © 2012 RC Formula1
|1. Chassis||Any commercially available 1:10 scale rear wheel drive F1 or Indy Car chassis with a T-bar, Pivot Ball Link or independent rear suspension. 4WD’s must have drive to the front wheels disabled. Any hop ups specifically available for that chassis are allowed. Modellers may build their own Chassis following the rules in the “Appendix – Custom Chassis”.|
|2. Tyres||Rubber or Foam F1 tyres. No wheels or tyres manufactured for a class other than F1 may be used unless the manufacturer lists it as the primary wheel/tyre for that chassis eg; Corally. Guidance to clubs: Rubber tyres are recommended, however, it is recognised that foam tyres are more practical for some surfaces including; carpet tracks that do not use traction compound, astro turf and some other surfaces. It is recommended that a track specify either Rubber tyres, or Foam tyres, when running an event.|
|3. Body Shell||Any F1 body shell. Painting your shell in past or current full scale F1 team colours is encouraged but any paint scheme is allowed. Driver head / helmet must be fitted. Painting of the drivers helmet and overalls is encouraged.|
|4. Wings||Any wing designed for the chassis or body shell in use is allowed. Touring Car wings may not be used. Custom built wings are only allowed on a Custom Built Chassis (refer to Appendix).|
|5. Width||Maximum width 205mm.|
|6. Minimum Weight||Minimum weight 1000g (with transponder).|
|7. Batteries||Any 2S hard case lipo that has ROAR or BRCA approval as stated in AARCMRCC rules or 6 cell Nimh or Nicd battery.|
|8. ESC Rule||Brushless: Any ESC that does not have dynamic timing ie; boost or turbo timing options, or any ESC that has a Blinky mode ie; a flashing light denotes that no dynamic timing is enabled, is allowed. Brushed ESC for silver can: Any.|
|9. Motor Rule||Brushless: Any 21.5 turn brushless motor with any rotor. Any end bell timing is allowed. Brushed: Any 540 size 27 turn Johnson or Mabuchi silver can motor which may not be modified or tampered with in any way.|
|10. Driving Aids||No electronic driving aids (steering control by gyroscope, Drag Reduction System, wheel speed sensors, etc). Transmitter functions are allowed.|
Optional - Event Rules
We recognise that there is a conflict between allowing the widest range of ESC’s and motors to grow the class at club level and to keep the playing field as level as practical at events. Therefore, there are Optional Event Rules (below) which may be used at the option of event organisers.
|8. ESC Rule for Events||Brushless: Any ESC from the ROAR Approved Non-Timing ESC list or the BRCA Non-Timing ESC List or any AARCMCC EP Stock Spec ESC List (Currently this means the offroad list, should an onroad list be developed by AARCMCC, or an onroad/offroad list then these lists will also be acceptable). These ESC’s do not have dynamic timing ie; boost or turbo timing options. Brushed ESC for silver can: Any.
|9. Motor Rule for Events||Brushless: Any 21.5 turn brushless motor from the ROAR Approved Brushless Motors list or the BRCA 21.5 motor list with any rotor on those lists specified for that motor. Any end bell timing is allowed. Brushed: Any 540 size 27 turn Johnson or Mabuchi silver can motor which may not be modified or tampered with in any way.|
Appendix - Custom Chassis Rules
It is recognised that the F1 class may appeal to modellers and provides an opportunity for modelling that other classes may not.
Guiding principle- all custom chassis builds must be based on the scale dimensions and appearance of a real world F1 car including body, wings and all visible components. It is recognised that there may be some compromises necessary because it is a model RC car and those compromises are likely to be similar to those present on many commercial model RC F1 cars (for example that the spur gear and pinion is visible).
Custom 1:10 scale F1 Chassis may be approved as legal provided the following minimum requirements are met. Approval must be applied for and is not automatic:
Compliance with the above rules does not automatically allow the car to compete at club level or at events that run the National F1 Rules, approval must be requested and granted. There is no automatic right to run a Custom Chassis.
This rule is designed for enthusiasts who wish to make their own parts for the fun of the build. It is not meant for those seeking an edge over the competition.
Using These Rules
Any rules organisation is welcome to adopt these Rules but may not amend them or create their own version based on these Rules unless written permission from RC Formula1 is sought and granted. These rules may only be amended via a vote by the clubs that have adopted the Rules following the process stated on these pages. These Rules are Copyright © RC Formula1.
Rules Revision history
1.2 - 1 October 2013 - following club voting version 1.2 of the rules was adopted (effective 1 Jan 2014). 8 clubs voted on 6 amendments = 48 votes. 46 of these votes were "Yes". You can see the amendments and rationale here.
1.1 - 11 October 2012 - re-worded the Optional Event Rules to make them easier to understand. Amended Rule 9 to replace "540 silver can" with "any 540 size 27 turn Johnson or Mabuchi silver can motor which may not be modified or tampered with in any way". Word "Draft" removed from title.
1.0 - 18 September 2012 - rules first published.