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Old 03-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #271
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Looks like a good time to crankup production on those things. HPI missed winning the first F1 cup by only 1 point with the old model. I think I could suffer a lap or two with one of those.
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that looks like the one HPI made a long time ago out of carbon fiber... I think there are only like three in existence... one of them is on the desk of one of the designers at HPI

Thats what its based on but a littlr more user friendly. D-Drive has two of the HPI carbon chassis. But they were expensive when they were made around $450.00 in Japan. The chassis was made in Cali by some one other than HPI so they should be easier to find in America than Japan.
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I think it's time for everyone to call or email HPI and tell them we are ready to race!
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You know it!
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I've got a few questions for you guys on these f1 cars.

What rubber tires can be ran?

What esc is used for lipo and the stock silver can?

Anyone have a 35th anniversary car for sale?
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What's up guys!!!
Long story short, I want to jump in the F1 class.
And i want to know which kit should I get??

I'm very big with HPI and Team Magic kits/chassis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:57 AM   #277
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rcmart has rubber tires. search for f1 rubber tires. tekin rs..

f103r is a bargain even at $230. It has all the tamiya hopup parts available.
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What's up guys!!!
Long story short, I want to jump in the F1 class.
And i want to know which kit should I get??

I'm very big with HPI and Team Magic kits/chassis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check with Scotty @ Trackside for a deal on 15 th Aniv Tamiya F103
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Just installed my Kawada side dampners tonight - OMFG what a difference it makes. SOOOO planted on throttle out of corners. It doesn't handle like a pan car at all!
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So I just shipped a McLaren body to the guy I painted it for and I thought I would share some pics of the process. The body used is the Chevron F108 using the 2008 McLaren decals from D-Drive
All parts are traced and labeled

Parts trimmed and fitted, simple one color stuff painted

Sidepods set in position

Flourescent red vinyl and chrome film applied to wings

airbox testfit

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Just installed my Kawada side dampners tonight - OMFG what a difference it makes. SOOOO planted on throttle out of corners. It doesn't handle like a pan car at all!
What is a kawada side dampner? Do you have a picture?
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l'll post the next sequence tomorrow, bed time for me
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What is a kawada side dampner? Do you have a picture?
It is really called the Rolling Shock Set by Kawada. It is a pair of damper tubes which take place of the disc damper. They make the car very very very stable.
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I've got a few questions for you guys on these f1 cars.

What rubber tires can be ran?

What esc is used for lipo and the stock silver can?

Anyone have a 35th anniversary car for sale?
TRG 2300 front and TRG 2400 rear rubber tires are great ! I just tested 4
different compounds last weekend and these are virtually identical to the
Tamiya B compound... love these tires... you can get them through RCMart...
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Part 2 of the series
bottom portion of the sidepods shot black

black fog around vodafone logo airbrushed and rest of body shot with spaztix chrome paint

remaining areas shot with Tamiya flourescent red and backed with white

outer film used as mask, cockpit shot black

assembled body, ready to be stickered

most of decal work complete
95% there, just in need of some cockpit detailing

finished body mounted to my 103


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