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Old 01-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #6766
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Just put the finishing touches on my latest paint job and its my best work to date. Used a Tamiya F104 pro body with decals from the Talented BP shadow.

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Way cool! I always like that color scheme.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #6767
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Where are you guys mounting your shorty lipos, esc, and rx with the f104 pro (non v2) chassis? Trying to figure out where to put everything without the side pods. I'm guessing you want the battery all the way forward, which leaves the rear for mounting the esc. The problem with this is the tplate. I was thinking I can just put a piece of thin material down to mount the esc on, over top the tplate, and it shouldn't mess with the flex of the tplate. The only other option I see is mounting the esc all the way up front, with the rx, and then the battery behind them.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #6768
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Where are you guys mounting your shorty lipos, esc, and rx with the f104 pro (non v2) chassis? Trying to figure out where to put everything without the side pods. I'm guessing you want the battery all the way forward, which leaves the rear for mounting the esc. The problem with this is the tplate. I was thinking I can just put a piece of thin material down to mount the esc on, over top the tplate, and it shouldn't mess with the flex of the tplate. The only other option I see is mounting the esc all the way up front, with the rx, and then the battery behind them.
I've tried your last option with a Tekin RS, Futaba 603ff and Promatch Shorty Lipo. Everything fits with some room to spare. Are you running some sort of body that doesn't leave room for the electronics on the sides?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #6769
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I've tried your last option with a Tekin RS, Futaba 603ff and Promatch Shorty Lipo. Everything fits with some room to spare. Are you running some sort of body that doesn't leave room for the electronics on the sides?
No, I just want to run everything down the middle for balance.
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You can stick the receiver on one of the surfaces of the battery itself with double sided tape.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #6771
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You can stick the receiver on one of the surfaces of the battery itself with double sided tape.
I've thought about this as well. I'm waiting on the battery to arrive to see exactly how much room I have left.
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Just wondering if F103 are still competitive in F1 racing
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #6773
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Sorry for this shameless plug.. But the class got cancelled locally so I have to let my F104v2 brand new, built not ran, go.

Can view the pictures here. WTS: Brand New Tamiya F104v2 Pro
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #6774
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Yep that's a tough one. I got mine online new for less than $250. Not all tracks race foam so the spare tires are worthless to many people. Only the pit shimizu or tamiya 1031/1032 are of any value nowadays. Good luck.
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They can be. But a lot of places will only allow up to 190mm width.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #6776
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Absolutely! Most places feel they are unfair and limit width to 180 or 190mm to keep f103's from running. I have and race both wide and narrow cars at my track and can do the same lap times with either car. If your local track allows the f103 do not hesitate to run one.
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That was going to be one of my questions on this new Ferrari F60 body. My son would like to use the more scale pieces, which requires cutting out the main body and shoo gooing in the replacements. No problem doing that, I just wondered if, for the racing body use, doing the built up sides was not a good idea.

We have all the parts cut out, so its no problem to go either way right now. Does mess up being able to paint graphics on the sides very well. If we use the pieced up method, then the graphics will have to be decals. (We are doing our own "scale" look scheme, but not the standard red one.)
Here is my Ferrari body I just finished. I cut the body to use the additional pontoons, but I used shoo goo to attach them. Makes it look so much better then using the screws. I dont think the tape will hold very long. Here is a picture of mine.
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Where are you guys mounting your shorty lipos, esc, and rx with the f104 pro (non v2) chassis? Trying to figure out where to put everything without the side pods. I'm guessing you want the battery all the way forward, which leaves the rear for mounting the esc. The problem with this is the tplate. I was thinking I can just put a piece of thin material down to mount the esc on, over top the tplate, and it shouldn't mess with the flex of the tplate. The only other option I see is mounting the esc all the way up front, with the rx, and then the battery behind them.
Thats exactly what I did with my F104W. I just put a piece of lexan the width of the ESC over the T-Plate and secured it with double sided tape on each side of the T. It works great ad does not hinder the flex at all.
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Here is my Ferrari body I just finished. I cut the body to use the additional pontoons, but I used shoo goo to attach them. Makes it look so much better then using the screws. I dont think the tape will hold very long. Here is a picture of mine.
Very nice job on the Red Bull car, Thats whats so cool about F1, it appeals to the racer and the modeler in all of us.
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Here's a couple F104v2 ready for our F1GP league in Shanghai. We have to form 2-3 person teams while encouraging realistic liveries.
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