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Fan Car

The Brabham team further developed ground-effect in 1978 by producing a car with a fan that sucked the air from under the car and forced it out the rear. It absorbed a considerable amount of power, but the extra downforce more than compensated for this. It dominated the Swedish Grand Prix, before the team withdrew it from competition.


FIA

Federation International de l'Automobile - the motorsport governing body.


Flat Bottoms

'Ground-effect' was banned in 1983 when cars were forced to run with flat bottoms in an attempt to keep speeds under control.


FOCA

The Formula One Constructors' Association, representing the interests of the teams.


Formation Lap

The lap on which the cars leave the grid when the green flag is waved then reform on the grid for the start of the race.


Four Wheel Drive

All four wheels are driven (also referred to as 4wd or 4x4 4by4).


Free Practice

The free practice time in Formula 1 is used by the teams to set-up their cars for qualifying and the main race.


Frequency Monitor

Multi-channel radio receiver used to check for interference on model radio control frequencies.

See also: Radio Frequencies.


Fuel

Check that the fuel you use is clean. If you always tranfer it from one can to another e.g. for your flight box be careful not to mix fuels up.

NEVER USE UNLABELLED CONTAINERS.

Check that there is no residue in either can. Use a filter between the pump and the fuel. A filter should also be included between the fuel tank and the engine. This filter should be checked from time to time, a dirty filter will starve the engine of fuel and cause problems. Never suck fuel through a system with your mouth, a small clean plastic bottle fitted with a piece of fuel pipe can be used to pressurise the fuel tank or draw fuel through the system from the pipe that supplies the needle valve.


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