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Old 11-26-2002, 10:34 AM   #571
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It's been known for quite some time. The US Tamiya site doesn't have next year's rules posted yet. Europe and Japan used the F201 this year and that is what they raced at the Worlds 2 weeks ago.
Man, I like the idea of the F201 but driving the F103 series makes for a better driver. Thanks TheNige
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Old 11-26-2002, 10:38 AM   #572
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TheNige , YGM but I'll repeat it here. Where is best source of realtime TCS info ? It's apparent the Tamiya website is not up to date . Thanks
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Old 11-26-2002, 10:42 AM   #573
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Best place is either www.formula1-rc.com where a lot of the Tamiya locals post....or try http://www.ttlocals.com/home.html the website for the Tamiya USA track.
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Old 11-26-2002, 10:46 AM   #574
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Cool, already had the f1 site but the other is great, thanks for your help.
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Old 11-26-2002, 09:27 PM   #575
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Its great to see this thread again. F1 is one of the cheapest class to run and its fun too. Sadly Tamiya has discontinued the f103 pan car chasis to make way for the F201. Which made this class not much different from the touring class.
Good news is that F103 parts can still be found. And with the right setup and surface its still one of the fastest onroad cars around.
One thing that some of you F1 racers might want to try is running one with a narrow 1/10 gtp body shell such as the protoform Porsche gt1. Handling will be improved dramatically especially on medium to low traction surfaces.

Try the following setup for a tight twisty track:

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Link suspension, gold springs, damper grease on kingpins, stock RD tyres(soft) or HBR soft.

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Ball mount suspension, CVA shock 30wt silver spring, ball diff grease on damper plate, stock RD tyres or HBR soft, stock T-plate, ~4mm height.

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upper deck or graphite chasis, Porsche gt1 bodt, WD40 on tyres 10min then wipe off.

This setup works on a reasonable clean asphalt surface. I found that it will out corner almost anything (except maybe the faster 1/12s or pro10s) on the track. car steers very hard and yet very stable.
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Old 11-27-2002, 09:27 AM   #576
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I ran one of my F103's as a Pro10 car and it was very competitive with the AE cars. Fully loaded, it is about 100g lighter than an RC10, so you have an advantage there. I found that green foams all around work best on fairly grippy asphalt. You definitely lose a lot of steering when you go to the prototype body.
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Old 11-27-2002, 09:38 AM   #577
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I guess racing a 103 is no longer worthwhile so speaking from a collectors viewpoint, does anybody know where I can find a 103 chassis with the Porsche LM winner body? Don't see any around but the body sure is cool. Thanks
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Old 11-27-2002, 02:49 PM   #578
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We race a F103 class in our area... really is the most fun class...
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Old 11-30-2002, 06:41 AM   #579
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yo! I'm into the works of a f103rs JAGUAR type.....Does anyone know how i can avail of JAGUAR f1 decals or stickers..???
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Old 11-30-2002, 06:44 AM   #580
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Does the diffuser really work? Or is it just an aesthetic part in which it doesn't contribute to performance.im planning to buy one. and if it does not perform well, i'll just scrap it.
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Old 11-30-2002, 07:39 AM   #581
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The rear diffuser is a good hopup to get. Even if it's aerodynamic effect is negligible, atleast it provides the spur gear some level of protection against debris.
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Old 11-30-2002, 09:58 AM   #582
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Default STOCK vs SPORT TUNED

These 2 are mabuchi 540's. which is better and powerful for use in the f103?
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Old 11-30-2002, 10:42 AM   #583
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Sport tuned is abit faster, but they don't last that long either...
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Old 11-30-2002, 12:17 PM   #584
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I disagree on how long the Sport Tuned lasts. We run 35 minute heats.....18 races per year.....and we abuse the Sport Tuned motors and they take with with no problem. 1 motor per year.
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Old 12-03-2002, 04:52 PM   #585
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We finally got an F1 race! I have anF103 for a year now, and it just got to race for the first time, 5 f201 and 2 f103, everybody were so excited that fellow club members were more excited to see it than that of the Modified and open stock. After the race the sedan boys were already thinkin of buying f1 kits also. We use sport tuned motors, the 103 were faster in the straights and the 201 were dominating the corners, the results were very good, and the crowd were treated like they were in the real F1 race!
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