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Old 10-10-2012, 12:43 AM   #6091
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Haha too bad its just not red enough. And as BP said above this, hes got one and will be sending it soon! The Lotus on there is a fine body and will get lots of runs, I'm just going to have the Ferrari for backup when I finally destroy or get tired of it, whichever comes first

Already set my esc and receiver and battery in the F103 just to see what it looked like
Let us know how your first outing goes ! And if you do try the LeMand Toyotas body some time, you will be amazed just how good those bodies handle. There was a reason the rear wing was set flat for minimal down force.
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To be honest I like the looks of the Toyota a lot more than the F1! Its really awesome and wish the prototype stuff was a lot more popular. The hardest decision is running it in F1 or Prototype trim first...
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To be honest I like the looks of the Toyota a lot more than the F1! Its really awesome and wish the prototype stuff was a lot more popular. The hardest decision is running it in F1 or Prototype trim first...
I don't know. IT is a lot of work to change over to the LM body. You have to remove the rear wing. Take off the front wing and bolt on the front bumper with one screw. Humm, that can be exhausting.

If the track is indoor, make sure to try the LM body. I left the lights in it and you just need a wire to plug into the receiver. I may have even left the wire connected to the body. Lights on a LM body will surely get you attention.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #6094
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I was talking to a few of the faster F1 guys in my club and they said they use an IndyCar tire on right side & the F1 style tire on the other. The IndyCar tires are supposedly wider than the F1's. Having the narrower tires on the left and wider tires on the right makes the car naturally want to turn left, which is helpful on the carpet oval we run on.
I'd like to try it for myself, so....

Who makes the IndyCar tire/rims?? The only ones I've seen are for Duratrax's model; are there any others??
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Sounds more like they are talking about height than width. The old Tamiya Indy car rim was taller than the F1 rim which would make the car want to turn left. That would work well for ovals but I wouldn't do that for a road course.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:35 AM   #6096
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Indy Car wheels are same dia as F-104 Wheels, a bit wider too, but not as wide as F-103 wheels
F-103 Wheels are wide, but smaller dia than Indy or F-104
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #6097
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I wouldn't fight it--just take the advice of the folks here who have been racing F1 for quite some time now and have done extensive tire testing--there is a reason people run the Shimizu tires as opposed to any Tamiya tire.
I'm with you guys and I understand what RobK means about the fronts not being good tires even if the backs are. I'm just wondering what I can run legally and still get good/better traction.

I got started on the Wolf WR1 the last couple of nights. Running kids to evening school activities keeps interupting my progress, but I figure if I get a little done each evening, pretty soon I will have an F1 ready to go! My 14 year old son is eyeballing the car too. Maybe he'll ask Santa for one himself. That would be cool

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I would grab it. The only challenge would be getting parts for it - ebay will be your friend in keeping the F201 alive. This is actually my 2nd F201 (I regret selling my 1st one). This one has Al option damper tubes and low friction shafts, Tobee craft universals, high speed gear set, reinforced prop shafts, and reinforced lower arms. Motor is a Viper 10.5T.



I actually cut out the openings of the side pontoons to allow for airfow to the ESC. I use a small piece of wire mesh and some shoegoo to keep it in place.



Thanks.

You just made me reaffirm my decision to buy the F201.

When I get back from the field, I will buy another F1... maybe the F103 or 104, but I am glad I bought the F201.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #6099
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Is it possible to run a low profile servo on a stock F103 15th Anniversary chassis?

Also, I'm running the Kawada optional rear differential for the F103. This eliminates the need for the thrust-bearing assembly to be located inside the rear wheel. Can I still run the same standard wheels on the Kawada hub?
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Indy Car wheels are same dia as F-104 Wheels, a bit wider too, but not as wide as F-103 wheels
F-103 Wheels are wide, but smaller dia than Indy or F-104
Thanks for response.
If there's money in my budget, I'll pick up a set of f104 wheels & tires, just to try.
What compound should I pick up for front?? (Hard or soft)
Same for rear?? (Hard or soft)
I am currently running Tamiya 3630 C fronts and Tamiya 3645 C rears.



InspGadgt, thanks for your reply as well.
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I've got a chassis now! Love those big ol' FAT back tires. Too cool. I'm not crazy about that paddle in front. I guess it will protect. Is that kind of bumper typical for most of these Tamiya F1's? If not, is it a good thing or a thing I should replace with something better?

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Designed to match the body but all F1's use their front wing as a bumper.
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Indy, the Wolf body has the front "wing" molded as part of the lexan bodyset so the secondary bumper is supplied to act as a true bumper.
And NO, the typical modern cars like the F60, MP24 and most others use a true plastic wing in the front which also acts as the "bumper".
They can take some amazing abuse but not like a touring car.
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No one runs the exotek?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #6105
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