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Old 05-12-2011, 12:01 PM   #2551
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thats not an extra gear its a heatsink for the motor since the mount is plastic. its also not independant suspension it now uses a side damper much like the exotec, its still a pod/tplate chassis. Front suspension is the same as the 104 always has been. one interesting thing is the weight that is now on the left side of the axle to counter balance the weight of the dif.. very good idea!
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thats not an extra gear its a heatsink for the motor since the mount is plastic. its also not independant suspension it now uses a side damper much like the exotec, its still a pod/tplate chassis. Front suspension is the same as the 104 always has been. one interesting thing is the weight that is now on the left side of the axle to counter balance the weight of the dif.. very good idea!
I was referring to the 3racing car...
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #2553
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thats not an extra gear its a heatsink for the motor since the mount is plastic. its also not independant suspension it now uses a side damper much like the exotec, its still a pod/tplate chassis. Front suspension is the same as the 104 always has been. one interesting thing is the weight that is now on the left side of the axle to counter balance the weight of the dif.. very good idea!
We were speaking of the new 3Racing F1 pics. The new F104 pic got posted right as I was commenting.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:19 PM   #2554
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I think that FGX would works better outdoors on low traction surfaces as you can adjust rear toe angle, and that the wing is fitted to the main chassis instead of the moving rear pod.
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I found this addtional information about the Tamiya F104X1.

Source: http://www.competitionx.com/new-rc-v...x1-f1-chassis/

Tamiya F104X1 F1 Chassis
This new kit is based on the F104 chassis. It’s designated the F104X1 chassis and it’s a limited edition release. It was created to further improve traction and cornering performance. It features newly designed parts that include a roll damper as seen in many 1/10 and 1/12 scale pan cars and a new X-shaped upper deck. This limited edition kit also sports special-colored aluminum parts.

NEW Specifications and Features
The below parts are new to the F104X1 chassis kit (Note: some items are only new in terms of color)
• X-Shaped FRP upper deck (new part)
• Aluminum damper mount (Titanium color) (new part)
• Rear axle shaft counter weight fitted with ball bearings (black color)
• F104 carbon reinforced gear case (new part)
• Aluminum Roll damper (Black color) (new part)
• Item 54129 TB-03D Aluminum Motor Mount (new color)
• Item 54158 F104 Aluminum Diff Housing Set (new color)
• Item 54159 Aluminum Horn for Hi-Torque Servo Saver (F104) (new color)
• Item 54202 F104 Aluminum Upper Suspension Mount (new color)
• Left Rear Wheel Hub (new color)

Standard Specifications and features
• Link-type front suspension
• Front kingpin coil spring independent suspension
• Direct drive solid rear axle transmission
• Ball differential
• Accommodates Tamiya foam or rubber tires
• Fits F104 specific F1 body shells (sold separately)
• Adjustable front camber
• Adjustable front and rear ride height

Other Included Option Parts
The below option parts are already available as option parts for the standard F104 chassis and come standard on this limited edition release.
• Item 53599 Fluorine Coated 5mm Aluminum Ball Nut
• Item 53901 TRF Special Damper (F103GT) (Black)
• Item 54154 F103 Carbon Reinforced Front Upright
• Item 54160 F104 Titanium Coated King Pin
• Item 54161 F104 Low Friction Suspension Ball Set
• Item 54222 F104 High-Traction T-Bar
• Touring Car Short Spring (Black)
• Low Friction 5mm Adjuster
• 3x35mm Aluminum Turnbuckle Shafts (Black)
• 4mm Aluminum Lock Nuts (Black)
• 4mm Aluminum Flanged Lock Nuts (Black)

New specification highlights and details
Roll Damper & Upper Deck
Pitch movement is controlled by a single TRF Damper and roll movement is controlled independently by a new Roll Damper. The Roll Damper connects to the FRP Upper Deck, which features a new X-shape for better roll characteristics, resulting in improved traction.

Counterweight
The rear shaft counterweight is installed between the gear case and the left rear wheel to optimize balance and improve rear wheel traction. This freewheel counterweight is equipped with a ball bearing and does not affect the cars acceleration.

New durable gear case
Compared to the standard fiberglass-reinforced parts, this Carbon Reinforced Gear case features superior strength and enhances the effect of the Roll Damper.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #2556
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Counterweight
The rear shaft counterweight is installed between the gear case and the left rear wheel to optimize balance and improve rear wheel traction. This freewheel counterweight is equipped with a ball bearing and does not affect the cars acceleration.


Now that part makes more sense as it is a freewheel part
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #2557
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Wouldn't 2 squares of lead on the left side of the diffuser do the same thing?
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This is a video I found. They talk about the F104X1 at about the 1 minute mark.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/14428650

Some actual pics of the F104X1





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those new colours make it look like a renault...i like it.
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those new colours make it look like a renault...i like it.
Would be cool to have body and decals for the new Renault. :-)
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Would be cool to have body and decals for the new Renault. :-)
For sure.....D-Drive do have a set released, but the colour they used doesn't look quite right. If they got it right that would be awesome.
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An aluminum left side pod would be nice. Durable and for weight balance.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:34 PM   #2563
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For sure.....D-Drive do have a set released, but the colour they used doesn't look quite right. If they got it right that would be awesome.
Gold doesnt scan well so that is why they look strange on the website.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:17 AM   #2564
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For sure.....D-Drive do have a set released, but the colour they used doesn't look quite right. If they got it right that would be awesome.
the lotus decals are good - got a set the other day very good colors
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the lotus decals are good - got a set the other day very good colors
now you've done it.I must get those then as I have a spare body sitting around....thanks for that
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