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Old 09-18-2010, 05:49 AM   #1411
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Hey guys, I hate answering these types of questions but I need help. A few of us are interested in starting a F1 class at our carpet track. If you were going to start from scratch in F1, what Tamiya chassis would you get and why. I'm drawn to the F104w because of the looks of the older cars. However, the 104 pro looks like a better racing platform. And of course the 103 has a good reputation on the track but I'm concerned about parts availability.

Please point me in the right direction.
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anyone try the yeah racing 1 piece alum motor pod?


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I have one of them on order from rcmart. Should have it within the next few days. They have a couple different versions. I almost ordered the version that replaces the flexing t-plate with a hinged piece but at the last second I went with the regular motor pod that has the altered locations for the axle bearing holders that allow 5 ride height settings instead of 3.

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Hey guys, I hate answering these types of questions but I need help. A few of us are interested in starting a F1 class at our carpet track. If you were going to start from scratch in F1, what Tamiya chassis would you get and why. I'm drawn to the F104w because of the looks of the older cars. However, the 104 pro looks like a better racing platform. And of course the 103 has a good reputation on the track but I'm concerned about parts availability.

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At our track we have F103, F104 and 3Racing F1-09.F104 is harder to setup to be as fast as F103 and F109 but once you get the right setup it is as fast as the others. Started with F1 last year and so far I think it is all about right tires and driver skill. Not the car.
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On foams I have found the 103 to be clearly the better chassis but should your club run rubber the F104 kit can be as good or better in certain conditions. The optimal configuration for the track my F1 gear sees the most would be a 104W (104 w/ 103 FE & tires) coupled w/ a std 103 body.

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Old 09-18-2010, 12:40 PM   #1416
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Hey guys, I hate answering these types of questions but I need help. A few of us are interested in starting a F1 class at our carpet track. If you were going to start from scratch in F1, what Tamiya chassis would you get and why. I'm drawn to the F104w because of the looks of the older cars. However, the 104 pro looks like a better racing platform. And of course the 103 has a good reputation on the track but I'm concerned about parts availability.

Please point me in the right direction.
F103 is faster than a 104 in stock form. A 104 with the 103 front end and 103 tires (similar to the 104w) should be pretty close to the 103 if you are concerned about parts.

If you just want to go fast, I'd buy the Yeah racing Transformula setup. That is the baddest thing I have seen yet.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:56 AM   #1417
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Due to the Halloween, the schedule has been changed.

TQ Pan Car Grand Prix will be held in October 17th Sunday.

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Ultimate F1 Day
Saturday September 25th
Camarillo California , track opens at 7AM for practice
3 min , fast lap Qualifying 10:00 AM
3 15 minute races
2 mandatory pit stops


http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1SD.html

Raffle prize #1
Professionally built, F104 Pro, with Tekin RS ESC, Novak 21.5 motor,
2.4 receiver, Orion 3200 lipo, Shimizu rubber, Calvinization modification, custom painted F60 body from F1 Paint-lab...
Ultimate RTR F1... just bind to your radio and
go... estimated cost $920

Raffle prize #2
Tamiya F104 Ferrari Kit

Each racer will have their name placed in a container... after each race, if you did NOT receive a penalty your name
will be placed again in the container, increasing your odds of winning... Also after each race, the announcer and the
pit marshal will each choose one person who they felt was the cleanest driver of that race, regardless of how they
finished and there name will be added again to the container... Basically the cleaner you drive all day, the better
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:48 AM   #1419
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Ultimate F1 Race this Saturday 25th Camarillo California...
Pics of the Raffle prize...

Tamiya F104 Pro
Custom F60 body and wheels painted by F1 Paintlab
Shimizu rubber all around
Novak 21.5 motor
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http://www.charleslightfoot.com/car%...UF1_prize.html

Someone this Saturday will be going home with this Ultimate RTR F1

2nd raffle prize is a Tamiya F104 Ferrari kit donated my Tamiya USA...
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I have one of them on order from rcmart. Should have it within the next few days. They have a couple different versions. I almost ordered the version that replaces the flexing t-plate with a hinged piece but at the last second I went with the regular motor pod that has the altered locations for the axle bearing holders that allow 5 ride height settings instead of 3.

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I did order the one with the hinged t-plate--when I get it--
I hope it will add some rear traction to the old girl.
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Can anyone provide the correct sensor wire length for a brushless system in an f103?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #1423
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Can anyone provide the correct sensor wire length for a brushless system in an f103?

Thanks in advance!
Mine's about 190mm in my F103. Novak GTB.

Easily reaches esc in middle of chassis which is below the front shock mount.
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UF1 Winter Series at TQ

2 races a month
Starts Saturday November 6th
Finishes Saturday February 19th
All races will be at TQ
Rubber tires ONLY ( any brand )

TQ will be the only suppler of Shimizu tires in the America's...

rules have been modified slightly but chassis requirements have and will not change...

for more details check out :

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1/UF1_home.html

here we go again baby

And Thank you Sean for providing us a great facility as well as providing us locally these hard to get tires... very cool of you dude...
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Any opinions on whether the Zen or TRG rear diffuser is better? Is the difference in rear grip significant?

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