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Old 05-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #1291
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21.5 and 27t stock motors are really close (I did test this for a local series). 27t stock motors are almost free these days, so it's a good option for guys who don't want to put the money out there for brushless. It's a lot less hassles and more reliable than 540 motors.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:15 PM   #1292
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BP SHADOW, please post pics of that McLaren when you get it done!
Will do, the first race of our outdoor points series is this Sunday, and I want the new car on the grid for that race. My photographer will also be there, so I will kill two birds with one bullet.
I think the car is going to turn out sweet.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #1293
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Another option is the Tamiya sport tuned black motor.
Think they are right around $25/30 bucks and you can run any speedo and no
need to worry about checking folks for boost/timing.
Speed would be about the same as a 21.5.

Personally after going through 5 or 6 silvercans since indoor season I would not mind if my local track wants to switch over to brushless. (I had a different opinion earlier this year )
Thanks for all the good info and responses on this.

I have a Formula Tuned motor in my F104 and it's pretty nice. I like the idea of a black can but I have a Novak Sensored Brushless speedo in my old 103RM and I figured I would go with brushless.... Since the Novak crawler motor was only $39.99 on sale, that's hard to beat over a black can at $30... I just hate paying $20-$25 for a silver can or $30 for a black can that will wear out fairly quickly.

A friend offered to let me try a 19T brushless he isn't using. That should be interesting (and a handful) but what the heck. Not planning on doing any racing on this chassis anyway - it is my LeMans style conversion. The added downforce will probably help with the added speed/torque of the 19T. Will let you know how it turns out. Gearing should be fun to figure out with this combo.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:31 PM   #1294
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By the way, I am working on getting some very realistic carbon fiber decal material. Its more a matter of when than if. When I get it I will make it available to the masses for $7 shipped. It will be sold in 5X11 sheets.
PM me if you are interested
I found this stuff at my local vinyl supply shop (I have a 24-inch cutter)

it looks and feels just like dry carbon and once you apply it if you hit it with a heat gun, the forms over the smallest detail, and hardens to a shell-like coat

it's like $3000 a roll... but in smaller amounts it's obviously much less
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:29 PM   #1295
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New Tamiya F1... F103/F104 hybrid! Nice body.





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Old 05-13-2010, 05:43 PM   #1296
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What's the big diff. between an RM and an RX?
also do they share the same parts?
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:50 PM   #1297
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New Tamiya F1... F103/F104 hybrid! Nice body.





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Oh crap....NOW I have to get back into F1.
Hey All, have a question since I haven't been following F1 rc for awhile. Are there a good number of "vintage" F1 bodies available. Not collector stuff but bodies currently being produced. Our club is running Vintage Trans Am and Vintage Oval. We're looking forward to adding F1 using the Novac Havoc/25.5 combo and wondering if keeping with the vintage theme is do-able. If anyone can post links to sites that would be great. Thanks !
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What kind of rubber are people using on carpet track?
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What's the big diff. between an RM and an RX?
also do they share the same parts?
F103RX Kit included some hop ups for the front end that are not on the RM ....
http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/exp/58194e.pdf
- Link Type Front Suspension Arms (Part 53258 now discontinued)
- 3.5mm Offset upright (Part 53259)

RM has a one piece thrust bearing (RX used two washers over a case of ball bearings)

I think the rest of the parts are identical.
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I found this stuff at my local vinyl supply shop (I have a 24-inch cutter)

it looks and feels just like dry carbon and once you apply it if you hit it with a heat gun, the forms over the smallest detail, and hardens to a shell-like coat

it's like $3000 a roll... but in smaller amounts it's obviously much less
Thats some good looking material, but it is full size, it will look out of scale on a 10th scale car. I am having some stuff done that will be a similar pattern, but will be about half that size and much less expensive.
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F103RX Kit included some hop ups for the front end that are not on the RM ....
http://www.tamiyausa.com/pdf/exp/58194e.pdf
- Link Type Front Suspension Arms (Part 53258 now discontinued)
- 3.5mm Offset upright (Part 53259)

RM has a one piece thrust bearing (RX used two washers over a case of ball bearings)

I think the rest of the parts are identical.
The RX also had the pivot ball rear suspension, and the height adjustable gearcase
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Thats some good looking material, but it is full size, it will look out of scale on a 10th scale car. I am having some stuff done that will be a similar pattern, but will be about half that size and much less expensive.
That will be WAY cool... I didn't know you were having it made

good for suspension arms and parts like that... wings etc.

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The RX also had the pivot ball rear suspension, and the height adjustable gearcase
RM has these also. Parts #s 53257 and 53273 are included with the RM.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49498
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My bad, I was thinking of the 103 RS which preceded the RX. It had the fixed height gearcase and the original front end components
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Will do, the first race of our outdoor points series is this Sunday, and I want the new car on the grid for that race. My photographer will also be there, so I will kill two birds with one bullet.
I think the car is going to turn out sweet.
Brad, I am almost done with the Lotus F1 for this Sunday. We will take pictures early in the morning. The car is looking sweet !!
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