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Old 07-20-2009, 05:04 PM   #466
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Hey Pitbull, thank you so much for the kind words. I was catching up on my forum reads and saw what you wrote. Thanks again and I really appreciate it. Iíve just figured out what paint job/livery Iím going to use on my F104. Now I have to find some time to get it done. Iíll post up some pics when itís all finished.
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Well the electronics are finally in the car. YEAH!!!! I wish I could take credit for the wiring job but I canít. My friend did this up for me, and he did an AWESOME job with everything. He wired his this way first, when I saw how he did his my jaw hit the floor. The servo and ESC wires are wrapped with shrink tubing, then shoe-gooed to the chassis. The battery still moves in-and-out with with no problems, even though it sits on top of the ESC wire to the receiver. The wiring to the motor is outstanding, no interference what so ever. The pod moves side to side and front to back without any binding. We both agreed that 16awg wire would suffice with the kit or Formula Tuned motor. Did I mention the body drops right on the chassis for a perfect fit. Thanks DJ for all the work, itís been the highlight of my week. []

Iím so stoked about this I just thought Iíd share this with everyone

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:13 PM   #468
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Well the electronics are finally in the car. YEAH!!!! I wish I could take credit for the wiring job but I canít. My friend did this up for me, and he did an AWESOME job with everything. He wired his this way first, when I saw how he did his my jaw hit the floor. The servo and ESC wires are wrapped with shrink tubing, then shoe-gooed to the chassis. The battery still moves in-and-out with with no problems, even though it sits on top of the ESC wire to the receiver. The wiring to the motor is outstanding, no interference what so ever. The pod moves side to side and front to back without any binding. We both agreed that 16awg wire would suffice with the kit or Formula Tuned motor. Did I mention the body drops right on the chassis for a perfect fit. Thanks DJ for all the work, itís been the highlight of my week. []

Iím so stoked about this I just thought Iíd share this with everyone

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Bitchin setup!!!!! Even if you didnt do it(lol)
I have an idea on how to run lipos without cutting the chassis. I will post some pics as soon as I have a chance to fab up the idea
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Well the electronics are finally in the car. YEAH!!!! I wish I could take credit for the wiring job but I canít. My friend did this up for me, and he did an AWESOME job with everything. He wired his this way first, when I saw how he did his my jaw hit the floor. The servo and ESC wires are wrapped with shrink tubing, then shoe-gooed to the chassis. The battery still moves in-and-out with with no problems, even though it sits on top of the ESC wire to the receiver. The wiring to the motor is outstanding, no interference what so ever. The pod moves side to side and front to back without any binding. We both agreed that 16awg wire would suffice with the kit or Formula Tuned motor. Did I mention the body drops right on the chassis for a perfect fit. Thanks DJ for all the work, itís been the highlight of my week. []

Iím so stoked about this I just thought Iíd share this with everyone

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Hi may i trouble you to take a picture of the ESC wire connecting to the reciever, without the battery?? I am having trouble to doing that without having the wire going over the top deck.

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:58 PM   #470
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Hey Vyger,

Thanks for sharing and seating the standard (as usual lol).
Will try to follow.

Question: I guess he had to cut the cables from the servo and RX and solder them back? Or how did he trim the excess length? Soldering those little cables seems like a huge task? Let us know,

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Old 07-24-2009, 12:08 AM   #471
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Hey Yogi, Nice to hear from you again. I hope you've been well. I wish I could take the credit for this but I can't. My friend DJ is the one that set the bar. He does frickin awesome work when it comes to wiring.

He didn't cut or shorten any of the wires for the radio gear. He took the J-plugs off and wrapped them with shrink tubing, then reattached the J-plug. After he hit it with a heat gun he used shoe-goo to secure the wires to the chassis.

Arahawak; I took the pics you asked for. I'll post them up as soon as photobucket gets done updating their website. I can't get to any of my pics because their doing some maintenance right now.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:17 AM   #472
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Arahawk; I took the pics you asked for. I'll post them up as soon as photobucket gets done updating their website. I can't get to any of my pics because their doing some maintenance right now.
Thank you. Will be doing some soldering again tonight!
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:13 AM   #473
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Here are the pics with the battery out, showing the ESC wire going across the chassis to the receiver. There is plenty of clearence for the battery and the lipo's I intend to use.







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Old 07-24-2009, 08:03 AM   #474
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Vyer, thank you very for the pictures. great inspiration
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Voyager 1: NICE! What rear body mounts are those? everyone has them and I can't find them Also does your buddies car have a personal transponder? I'd like to see him wire that up.
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Vyger, so does this mean... your going to run in the near future?
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:29 PM   #477
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JayL; Thanks! The body mounts are from the newest F103 15th Anniversary kit. You can get the whole upper deck here: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=54081 or you can get them separately here: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...uct-id=9485099 (there's no image but that's the replacement part number from the instruction manual.

Madcap; YES, that's what that means. I just have to finish up a body and I'm all set. I'll call the school master when I'm ready, I know there's a lesson you want to teach me. I hope it's not like the last time I had to stay after school...I'm still having nightmares twenty years later.
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Madcap; YES, that's what that means. I just have to finish up a body and I'm all set. I'll call the school master when I'm ready, I know there's a lesson you want to teach me. I hope it's not like the last time I had to stay after school...I'm still having nightmares twenty years later.
yeah right, I'm no school master... that title belongs to DB. I'm the kid who is sitting in the corner after misbehaving.

let me know when the maiden voyage is set
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Photos from a soon to be released article authored by David Jun on the F104 at http://www.tamiyausa.com/

Article to include set-ups, tips, tricks etc.
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hi people i am about to buy my first f1 car and can't decide between the new hpi car and the f104 what do you think of both these cars thanks brett
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