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Old 01-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #3751
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Yeah, a cnc laser scanner is much cheaper then actually hiring a team of engineers and product developers and race team and owning several test tracks and facilities and maybe giving employees paid vacations...



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In hindsight, I get that too.
I've machined stuff (no CNC) and had stuff machined and I wouldn't give it away or expect anyone else to.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #3752
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I am trying to change that with F1PAINTLAB, I am slowly getting the invntory built up.
The bigger issue right now is that there no parts to be had from Tamiya America, I have had stuff on backorder for months
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TQRCACING and F1PAINTLAB all the way for f1 bits and pieces. great international service all the way down to to southern end of the globe
Yeah, they are the ruling class here in the States. I don't shop anywhere else.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:56 AM   #3754
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The R2hobbies has an aluminum upper/lower deck. Even the T-plate is aluminum.
Hmm...aluminum t-plate

Nice "Tim" avatar 240Z - that rabbit is dynamite etc
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the sparks off the asphalt my be worth it. Right up until the first crash.
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Frp t plate, frp bottom chassis and i bet it's good to go!
Can't have all that aluminum as the main chassis!

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Old 01-17-2012, 04:58 AM   #3757
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[QUOTE=240Z;10182834]The R2hobbies has an aluminum upper/lower deck. Even the T-plate is aluminum.


i bought one of these new for 30 just for parts but it didn't have an alloy t bar
still have the chassis if anybody fancy's making some sparks?
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:02 AM   #3758
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it also come with the softest foams i've ever seen,they sag when you put the car on the floor?? loads of traction though
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #3759
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some pics of my 104's the mp4 is my pro black,the jps is my x1 and the ferrari is the clone and the lotus is of coarse my 104w
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #3760
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I really know nothing about RC F1
are these cars able to take some bumps and hits during racing without breaking?
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:12 AM   #3761
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I really know nothing about RC F1
are these cars able to take some bumps and hits during racing without breaking?
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The well established companies (HPI/Tamiya/etc.) use good materials and are durable enough. But the wheels are not protected by a body, and therefore not what you would call "basher friendly". It has a parallel to full scale racing. NASCAR cars can take a tap and a nudge now and again. While F1 and Indy leagues do not use the phrase "rubbing is racing". You will find that most of the RC F1 racers have respect for this as well.
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some pics of my 104's the mp4 is my pro black,the jps is my x1 and the ferrari is the clone and the lotus is of coarse my 104w
Which body did you use to make the JPS?
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Yeah, they are the ruling class here in the States. I don't shop anywhere else.
Don't forget to add Speedtechrc.com to your suppliers list (also down the road from Tamiya). Killer prices, inventory and shipping.
With these 3 U.S. sources you'll have a true triple threat for Tamiya stuff
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At that price I'll have it.

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The R2hobbies has an aluminum upper/lower deck. Even the T-plate is aluminum.


i bought one of these new for 30 just for parts but it didn't have an alloy t bar
still have the chassis if anybody fancy's making some sparks?
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Hmm...aluminum t-plate
Remember the early Corallys?

The SY Racing F100 comes with a fibreglass T-piece, everyone just shows the same prototype pics with the alloy one.
Had one in my hands last year that was bought direct from the factory, it is a direct copy of the F104 and all parts are interchangeable so unlikely to see it for sale anywhere but China. Not surprisingly quite a bit heavier than the F104 and would be a cheap way to get started, but you will soon be replacing the plastic parts with F104 parts.
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