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Old 05-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #1216
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8 days till the TQ UF1 race...
And then June 20th were back at WCRC for a UF1 race...
That's a total of 92 points maximum I believe this month alone... so no matter where you are in the series standings, you can make up a lot of ground this month... and also don't forget that the lowest 2 UF1 races will be dropped and 3 lowest Supplemental races will be dropped before the final race late September in Camarillo, which will be an ALL F1 day...

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1/UF1_home.html
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:32 AM   #1217
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Just found out something interesting...

www.rc4less.com

Carries foam tires/wheels for the F103. Rears are listed as a 28 shore and fronts are a 43 shore. Not sure how that compares to other compounds. However they are located in the states, Georgia i think.

I've ordered from rc4less several times and have always had great service.

http://rc4less.com/advanced_search_r...c578917a925895


I tried the rc4less f1 tires on test runs to give him some input on the demo tires before he put them up on his site and they were pretty good.The tires test was done on the trains and lanes track. and it was at least 115 deg surface temp. But remember track temp changes every thing.....

by the way im having a race called "Paposwing's rc shootout" im also having an f1 class for those that are interested on june 12. Here's the name of the trophy race thread Paposwing's rc shootout 2010.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:01 PM   #1218
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Too bad RC4Less couldn't make some of those Orange wheels with the Purple and Pink compounds to fit the F103...
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:44 PM   #1219
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Are you going to race f103 at Palm Bay. Harold
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:26 PM   #1220
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Are you going to race f103 at Palm Bay. Harold
You bet we are Harold !! Gonna do some testing shortly to see just how close a silver can motor runs with the Novak 25.5 brushless. If it's good then drivers will be able to run either motor. Gotta keep those costs down !!!
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:30 PM   #1221
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How are box stock F103's w/ silver cans and noobs? My 6yr old and I have been eying these online. What are the normal consuamable? TIres, front wing? No one races them around here unless we take a 1hr drive to RCMadness.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:09 PM   #1222
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How are box stock F103's w/ silver cans and noobs? My 6yr old and I have been eying these online. What are the normal consuamable? TIres, front wing? No one races them around here unless we take a 1hr drive to RCMadness.
My opinion would be that open wheel racing for any newbie, especially at his young age, will require more parts spares than touring cars. On the other hand, the f103 is actually pretty tough and the front wing absorbs damage well. In addition, the right radio will allow you to turn down the available speed for him so he can learn quicker. Go ahead and get one but plan for it.
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How are box stock F103's w/ silver cans and noobs? My 6yr old and I have been eying these online. What are the normal consuamable? TIres, front wing? No one races them around here unless we take a 1hr drive to RCMadness.
Have an extra front end (or 2)

If you don't have a steel rear axle, get one when the aluminum one bends or the graphite one breaks

Have an extra "gearbox/motor pod" set, plastic left side can break, right side is available in aluminum. You want one.

These cars have a tendency to spin out and hit stuff

Put some medium or hard foam tires up front to make it "push" or understeer.

Find the softest rear foams to try and get the rear to stick.

Put a super soft spring on the shock and lite oil in it.

When you hit stuff and tear or chunk the foams, pick up the pieces and superglue them back on!
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To reiterate what Evo said, HECK YEAH!

I've been trying out some F1 cars to find the one i like. Currently have a F103 and F10... still trying to sort out tires as well, but a couple of those cars on our track is going to look sweet!

For motors, so far i've tried a 27 turn and 21.5.... awfully quick for our smaller track. Silver can and 25.5 is looking better. It's just going to take some time to sort everything out, but it should be a blast.

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Old 05-29-2010, 11:41 AM   #1225
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Has anyone purchased the "Dark Chocolate conversion kit" from Yeah Racing? Is it worth it ?? Seems like a good deal for what you get. Want to upgrade my old F103The lipo battery mount and the upgraded motor pod seem like a good bet.
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I've just converted my F103 to LiPo power and am wondering what you guys have done to get back lost traction in the rear due to the lighter battery? Our track is very low grip for these cars so the guys who are running the 103 with LiPo have been adding weight to the rear. I'm hoping I can get by with another solution.
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I use LiPos in my 103 with the soft t-plate. The rear steel axle also adds a bit more weight. So, if you don't already have those things, then I suggest getting them. They'll make all difference.
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Yup I have all those on the car. I'm thinking on changing out the reactive caster front end for the older style front end. That might help some.
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I use LiPos in my 103 with the soft t-plate. The rear steel axle also adds a bit more weight. So, if you don't already have those things, then I suggest getting them. They'll make all difference.
What's the part no of the steel axle pls? thanks!
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Also,try stiffer front springs or a harder front tire.
Get the front to have "just enough" steering and see if
the back hooks up any better. If at that point it is still
hooking try some weight/axle. If you are running
silver cans and foams you should be able to get it to hook up ok
on a slick surface.
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