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Old 07-15-2009, 06:09 PM   #451
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Anyone ordered the HPI F10 yet? I think I saw it listed on both the HPI Japan site, and RC Mushroom ($99.99), so its gotta be on the way to shops now right?

Very.....very.......tempting.......
I've got one on back-order with my on-line supplier here in the states. Projection is for late July delivery. Priced about the same as above in USD.

I'm anxious to get it in hand and build it. Guess what I'm really curious about is how the 5-piece body is going to go together, and if that will make it easier or harder to service in the pits. It's all good though.

Right on the very...very...tempting part too. I was tempted and gave in.

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hi all,

i got my F104, doesn't really like the black rims so i painted the rims silver. hopefully paint will hold.

another question, i want to paint the front and rear wings. does anyone know if tamiya TS coded paint will do the job? my concern is the paint will chip and come off when the wing flexes or bends.

any input will be much appreciated.
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hi all,

i got my F104, doesn't really like the black rims so i painted the rims silver. hopefully paint will hold.

another question, i want to paint the front and rear wings. does anyone know if tamiya TS coded paint will do the job? my concern is the paint will chip and come off when the wing flexes or bends.

any input will be much appreciated.
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It would if there is a hard knock. Thing I noticed about the wings is that they are quite glossy, it would be better if you use a very fine sandpaper to sand it down first. I say maybe 10,000 grit.

After painting, you may then want to gloss coat it for the authentic look.
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It would if there is a hard knock. Thing I noticed about the wings is that they are quite glossy, it would be better if you use a very fine sandpaper to sand it down first. I say maybe 10,000 grit.

After painting, you may then want to gloss coat it for the authentic look.
thanks Dan for the reply, yeah i sandpaper it before spraying tamiya primer and then the paint. did the same for the rims as well.

so the paint won't crack if it's only a slight bend or flex? great!
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thanks Dan for the reply, yeah i sandpaper it before spraying tamiya primer and then the paint. did the same for the rims as well.

so the paint won't crack if it's only a slight bend or flex? great!
I cannot guarantee that.. in theory it wouldnt unless u had a nasty knock and something scraped it. Otherwise yeah..

Otherwise, get another wing for bashing and keep the painted ones for photos

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If you could post some pics that would be much appreciated. I'd really like to see it.
I will post some pictures later this week. I will be opening it up clean up some wires, and i will take some picture then so you can see the inside also. Mine is the first version so its a little different than the one in the magazine but you will get the idea.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:22 AM   #457
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hi all,

i got my F104, doesn't really like the black rims so i painted the rims silver. hopefully paint will hold.

another question, i want to paint the front and rear wings. does anyone know if tamiya TS coded paint will do the job? my concern is the paint will chip and come off when the wing flexes or bends.

any input will be much appreciated.
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I use MonoKote sheet to cover the wings on my dragster. They are Lexan. MonoKote is what I'll try to use on the F10 rear wing first before paint. It doesn't confrom well to a sharp bend, but it does accept gentle contours o.k. For a sharp bend, I x-acto it and make two pieces. It's durable, quick, easy to change and inexpensive. Downside, color selection is limited.

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I have seen some nice work in hobbying and all that good stuff...but Vyger, in the words of Peter Griffin from Family Guy...."You...are....GOD!". Many nice cars here, but Vyger's attention to detail is BANANAS! Static model meets R/C to the fullest. I cant wait to buy my first F-series. After careful and LONG consideration, I will start with the F103. I saw dude in this thread that bought a F103L for $60 bucks. LUCKY. If I can get my hands on a roller in good condition, its on. Would prefer to buy a good used one so I wont feel so bad when I wreck....and I will WRECK at least......
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Hey does anyone know where to locate the grooved rubber tires that fit the 103's ??
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What kind of F1 is this? I have seen a number of Formula cars since the bug has bitten, but this is the first that looks like it can accomodate 8 cells?
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What kind of F1 is this? I have seen a number of Formula cars since the bug has bitten, but this is the first that looks like it can accomodate 8 cells?
Looks like the old Composite Craft convertion chassis for the Tamiya F103. The 8 slots are for putting 4 cells on the left for oval racing. (with 2 on the right)
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Looks like the old Composite Craft convertion chassis for the Tamiya F103. The 8 slots are for putting 4 cells on the left for oval racing. (with 2 on the right)
Is it worth buying and slapping down with say the "standard type" F103?
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Is it worth buying and slapping down with say the "standard type" F103?
I don't know how well it would run against an F103/F104, I've never run one. but I think the extra slots for the batteries are ment to move 6 cell saddle packs front to rear, changing the weight distribution. I'm just guessing on that.
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Is it worth buying and slapping down with say the "standard type" F103?
There might be more to it, than just the oval chassis. Other things, like axle hubs, shim placment, and wheel base. They might all be setup for oval. Make sure, before buying it, that it comes with all the stock parts.
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Hey does anyone know where to locate the grooved rubber tires that fit the 103's ??
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