R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2009, 11:39 AM   #1756
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 33
Default F104PRO

Just ordered my first F1 car. How do you get the battery out of that thing?
vonjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #1757
Tech Fanatic
 
fat500's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Boca Raton, florida
Posts: 975
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

rtypec....where did you get that sticker set? Have a part # for it? thanks.
very nicely done
fat500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 02:38 PM   #1758
PDR
Tech Master
 
PDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,825
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonjet View Post
Just ordered my first F1 car. How do you get the battery out of that thing?
Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rq-b...eature=related

Much easier to watch this than try to describe it
__________________
Looking for chassis | Multiple Kids
2011 Slowest Winner - 21.5 Muchmore Masters & NSW State Titles Demo Class
https://www.facebook.com/phatdadracing/
Making an A Main at a Scotty Ernst event. Awesome. Scotty calling you first in A1. Priceless
PDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 05:14 PM   #1759
Tech Elite
 
rtypec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,969
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fat500 View Post
rtypec....where did you get that sticker set? Have a part # for it? thanks.
very nicely done
Hi fat500, the decal sheet is "BAR" and "M" set from either AMS or Decal Island. The wings are white vinyl. The tan parts are also vinyl. Everything else is painted.
rtypec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 01:35 PM   #1760
Tech Regular
 
CSaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 332
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Any recommendation on which of the 2 included spur gears to run? We have a large local carpet track 90X42 that is pretty fast.
__________________
TLR 22
Losi SCTE
Blitz Open
Xray T3 RCGT
www.rcmadness.freeforums.org
CSaddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #1761
Tech Regular
 
zpmhinojosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Reno,NV
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to zpmhinojosa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
Happy Holidays All! Here's something a little more vanilla.





People, it doesn't get any cleaner than this, just sick!!!!!!!!!!!
zpmhinojosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 11:31 PM   #1762
Tech Regular
 
zpmhinojosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Reno,NV
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to zpmhinojosa
Default Comming soon...

Stella is the sizzle.....
Tamiya F104 Pro!-black-blaspheme.jpg

I take it all back cause I just got burned.

Last edited by zpmhinojosa; 01-06-2010 at 02:05 PM.
zpmhinojosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 11:35 PM   #1763
Tech Regular
 
zpmhinojosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Reno,NV
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to zpmhinojosa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CSaddict View Post
Any recommendation on which of the 2 included spur gears to run? We have a large local carpet track 90X42 that is pretty fast.
I use the smallest one, it has a good pull-away.
zpmhinojosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 11:38 PM   #1764
Tech Fanatic
 
aussierevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brisbane Qld
Posts: 904
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Well, another race meet to give the rubber tires a go.

As the track layout had been changed from when I last ran the rubbers, I wasn't able to compare direct times, but decided to run the rubbers for one heat and then the foams to see how they compared with the new track layout.

I practiced before the first race with the rubbers and some tire additive. These tires had been used for a total of 20 minutes to date. It handled like it was on skates for the first few laps, then the grip and handling improved, so I decided for the race to not use any additive and see how they went.

The first race we had 10 starters in F1, so after we settled down, I found that the rubbers went ok, the car was consistent, with my abest lap 26.2s and 13 laps in the 6 minutes. Looking at the time sheets, the laps in the middle part of the race were very consistent, but did note the times dropped off late in the race.

For race 2, I went foams all round with additive on the back. I felt the car handled well and at times I thought I must be going faster, but when I compared times, my best lap was 26.8 with 13 laps again done.

Race 3 I tried the rubbers again with only a small amount of tire additive to see how it would go, but it was terrible to say the least.

For the final, I went back to rubbers with no additive at all, and the car from the start seemed planted and settled...the driver let it down when after 4 minutes I decided the right rear wheel was holding back my natural speed......it was a good crash at least.

I raced in the evening, the tempertaure was 27 degress with humity of 80%.
I was running a 21.5, with the leaders running 23s laps.

I might try the spice foams as suggested by PDR in earlier post and see how they go.

Some fun had, but would like to be handling better. Will keep trying.
__________________
Speed Passion F1.
Hobbywing ESC and Motor, SMC Batteries
Meakin Park Club Member
Team ARGO RC - Like us on Facebook
aussierevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 11:39 PM   #1765
Tech Regular
 
zpmhinojosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Reno,NV
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to zpmhinojosa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vonjet View Post
Just ordered my first F1 car. How do you get the battery out of that thing?
First be patient, then you remove those two posts, front & back, then the battery holder, now pull your battery forward. I have my car facing me. Once pulled, then turn to the right about a few deg. push the back of your battery forward and she should pull right on out. Smooth....
zpmhinojosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 12:24 AM   #1766
Tech Master
 
Big Daddy Cool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Makati, Philippines
Posts: 1,725
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Big Daddy Cool
Default

I don't have the F60 yet as I'm waiting for the body set to be available from my LHS. But while there, I picked something up that suits my 104 just fine...

(Helmet coming soon)



Big Daddy Cool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 12:28 PM   #1767
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 1,499
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

Anyone find the F104 wheels for rubber tires in the US?
Geppetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 12:36 PM   #1768
Tech Addict
 
cheROK1212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Noneyadammy
Posts: 571
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
Anyone find the F104 wheels for rubber tires in the US?
speedtechrc.com
__________________
...hold my 'stones.
cheROK1212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 02:25 PM   #1769
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 48
Default Hi guys!

Hi Guys! I spent almost the whole day reading the thread, and man I think Ive learned a lot about the ride. I got one of this art pieces as a christmas present and Im gonna put it on the bench next week. Im amazed with your car, mainly with those clean and tidy electrics.
Im planning to try a 18th scale 2200 LiPo size placed as backwards as possible and the esc and rx in front of it on the main chasis like inzanne did in his awesome layout. This way Im able to use simetrical chassis post and place the weight backwards, but just doubt about the lost weight due to the small battery.

The F1 scene is getting huge in our club, we are now 27 open wheelers, mostly f109,s, but therere a bunch of 104, a couple of 103 and an ancient 102. We have the first race of the year in late january. I wonder my 104 performed great before the race...
__________________
RC-Iberica Racing Team
RB Engines - RB Fuel - AKA tires

Kyosho RB5 Sp2
AGAMA A8
mccrash59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 08:54 AM   #1770
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: MD
Posts: 1,499
Trader Rating: 35 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cheROK1212 View Post
speedtechrc.com
Nope. I tried all of my usual reliable sources, but no luck. Not even Ultimate Hobbies which usually seems to get products first.
Geppetto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tekin RS ESC sensored Jeff Cuffs Electric On-Road 23359 10-02-2016 05:57 AM
Tamiya F104, HPI F10 and POPULARITY bxpitbull Electric On-Road 28 07-22-2011 07:13 AM
HPI F10 vs Tamiya F104 Pro daygoVR6 Electric On-Road 38 12-03-2010 02:19 PM
FS: Tamiya F103RM and F104 Pro! SerpentCT4S R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 42 09-12-2009 05:59 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:49 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net