06-14-2011, 08:37 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by J-PaP
The Tamiya F201 has been a car I have wanted since it first came out and I never got a chance to get one back then. I was out of RC for a few years and just got back into it this year and came across one that while was used. It had some parts on it that made it worth getting and enough spares to build x2 and possibly x3 cars. So what started off as this:
Then after some browsing on the internet I ordered all this:
After some assembly we have this:
I've tried to get everything I could for it. Some of the harder to get stuff was:
FPM alloy arms
FPM carbon brace kit (which I haven't used all of as I can't work out where some of the pieces go since I don't have the instructions)
3racing alloy uprights
Tobee threaded shocks (I didn't fit them in the end as I didn't like the amount of shaft play in it)
Tobee spur adaptor (I've fitted a 21.5 d3 in it and the 49t spur is a bit too small to get the ratio I want. I'll have to find myself some spurs (50t-53t) before I fit it)
It has been raining though since I finished so I haven't been able to drive it anywhere outside of the garage. I'm still working on the body though so will post pictures of that when it is done.
I was surprised it was only 30g heavier than my xray t3 '11 without a battery. But with a battery because it can't fit square packs and I have to use the batteries from my mini it ends up being 40-50g lighter in the end.
F201s rock! I've got 4 of them (1 unbuilt). As you know parts are few and far between and I end up buying cars for parts but so far I haven't had to strip then (yet). That being said, I do have some parts and hopefully I can keep them running for a long time.
Team: Norfolk and Chance Racing
Quiver: Ofna Hyper SC10, Schumacher Cougar SV, Schumacher Cat SXII, Tamiya F103RM, F103 15th Anniversary, F104W, F104 XI, Cross Fire Force F1, Corally F1, Kyosho F1. Sakura F1 FGX and I'm slow with all of them...