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Old 06-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #1291
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To be honest, I'm just glad people are racing DD F1's again.
It was looking pretty grim there for a while, they even tried to turn F1 into an open wheel TC

So right now, in the BIG picture, it's good times
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:37 AM   #1292
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To be honest, I'm just glad people are racing DD F1's again.
It was looking pretty grim there for a while, they even tried to turn F1 into an open wheel TC

So right now, in the BIG picture, it's good times
I agree, and I had about the same luck with the F-201 as i do with TC I love our F-103 class at our track.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:30 AM   #1293
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We've been running the J540s in our cars. It's kept the class more based on skill and setup, and less on electronics.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #1294
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does anyone know if the chevron models bodies will fit a 103? i want a more rounded modern looking body like the 104 f60. most of the 103 bodys i have seen are quite square looking.cheers
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:05 AM   #1295
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It depends on whether you add the optional undercut side pods. If you do then the body really doesn't fit with a std size stick pack in an f103. If you stick with the normal side pods that have no undercuts, then you should be ok. Unfortunately it's more square...
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It depends on whether you add the optional undercut side pods. If you do then the body really doesn't fit with a std size stick pack in an f103. If you stick with the normal side pods that have no undercuts, then you should be ok. Unfortunately it's more square...
i am hoping to get my lipos to fit somehow. might have to mod the battery mounts to do so. what do the undercut sidepods look like? anything like whats in the attached pic
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:16 AM   #1297
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Which of the Chevron bodies is that?
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I've been toying around with an idea I wonder if anyone has tried yet. I'm thinking on running the t-plate of the 103 like the HB 1/12th which is a pivot in the rear and bolted solid in the front instead of using tweak screws. I figure I could use half of the old battery/suspension mount on the front part of the t-plate with a spacer and use the newer pivot stile battery/suspension mount on the back of the t-plate. Since I'm running LiPo I'm not using the battery cups on the side so I don't need to worry about those not lining up properly.
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i am hoping to get my lipos to fit somehow. might have to mod the battery mounts to do so. what do the undercut sidepods look like? anything like whats in the attached pic
I believe that is the f1-08 (stock #fsl025k). I would post a pic of mine but it isn't painted yet.
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TRG F103 Conv. kit

http://rcmarket.com.hk/index.php?cPa...sort=2a&page=8
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i am hoping to get my lipos to fit somehow ...
yeah racing has a battery mount that is slimmer and will fit a Lipo.

Tamiya F103 Forum-20100326-f103-01-rctech.jpg

but if you wish to spend a bit more ... then there is the new TRG109 ... tasty

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I've been toying around with an idea I wonder if anyone has tried yet. I'm thinking on running the t-plate of the 103 like the HB 1/12th which is a pivot in the rear and bolted solid in the front instead of using tweak screws. I figure I could use half of the old battery/suspension mount on the front part of the t-plate with a spacer and use the newer pivot stile battery/suspension mount on the back of the t-plate. Since I'm running LiPo I'm not using the battery cups on the side so I don't need to worry about those not lining up properly.
This inst a bad idea,but the basic problem with the pivot ball on the F103 is the "T" bar swings and doesnt pivot like any 1/12th car does. 1/12th scale cars that use pivot balls have them mounted in the "T" bar. The F103 has the "T" bar lower than the ball,causeing the swing.
Give it a shot as it sounds like you have all of the parts allready,takes about 5 minutes,but dont expect much.
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i am hoping to get my lipos to fit somehow. might have to mod the battery mounts to do so. what do the undercut sidepods look like? anything like whats in the attached pic
This body has undercut sides,what type lipo are you using? If it has pre-attached wires on the end and you are using the battery holders on the end, it will be a tight fit. If you have lipos that has Euro plugs out the top then its much easier to fit this Chevron body.You cant have wires a mile long off your battery but thats most F1 bodies anyway. The newer body that Chevron makes,the Red Bull type doesn`t have undercut side pods,but look a little wide/square compared to the one you posted a picture of.
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yeah racing has a battery mount that is slimmer and will fit a Lipo.

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but if you wish to spend a bit more ... then there is the new TRG109 ... tasty

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That TRG car is nice..BUT it's just the sort of car that could mess up the class. One of the rules with our local f1 crew is "f103/f104"style front end. That carbon stuff is pushing the rules in my book. Lets not turn these things into $$ pan cars again (remember the corally f1?).I think it's up to local racers to keep the class under control before people go out and spend on this sort of stuff.

This weekend we had two f109's a few 103's and few 104's. Racing was tight and it was a TON of fun. Finish was a 104 with 103 stock front end,103 and 109.
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That TRG car is nice..BUT it's just the sort of car that could mess up the class. One of the rules with our local f1 crew is "f103/f104"style front end. That carbon stuff is pushing the rules in my book. Lets not turn these things into $$ pan cars again (remember the corally f1?).I think it's up to local racers to keep the class under control before people go out and spend on this sort of stuff.

This weekend we had two f109's a few 103's and few 104's. Racing was tight and it was a TON of fun. Finish was a 104 with 103 stock front end,103 and 109.
I race with 5 guys that run the TRG chassis. Everybody that has one has ditched the front suspension,and use normal type suspension arms. They also removed the whole silly rear lever dampers,and now use a single damper tube mounted off the gearbox anchored to the chassis.
One of the guys by-passed the whole kit and bought the useable parts seperate for a third of the price. The TRG team drivers dont even use the complete chassis,just the main chassis,gearbox and a single damper tube.
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