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Old 06-26-2009, 01:49 PM   #256
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Hmmm, seems weird since they are considering only allowing this chassis in 2010 TCS F1.

One off implies that the chassis would not continue not just the kit turning into a Pro kit only or some other variation.


Tamiya would most probably discontinue the Pro kit and come out with "normal" kits. ie, kits with glass fibre chassis, plastic diff outdrives and no blue blink stuff etc.....

Maybe a F104RM or something.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:47 AM   #257
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Already ready for the TCS 2010...thanks Hirotaka san...Hickman, King and Stegan...come pick up...(make sure with money )



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Old 06-27-2009, 07:28 AM   #258
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Yes, I had try to put on the F104 diff housing and F104 carbon shaft on F103, and it fit.
I also try to put the F103 rear wheels and F103 diff housing on F104 (no need to use F103 shaft), it fits too

For front wheels
F103 front wheels on F104 -> NO, unless you use the F103 front suspension
F104 front wheels on F103 -> YES
Pardon my ignorance, why can't the diff housing fit the regular 103 metal shaft? Is the 103 shaft too short?

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Old 06-27-2009, 10:30 AM   #259
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Hey Guys - i am almost done - just some electricals to do and ready to test: added some pics the the post but if you havent seen the build here is the link: http://tamiyaf104pro.blogspot.com/
looks awsome....would love to see some vids soon
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:56 PM   #260
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Already ready for the TCS 2010...thanks Hirotaka san...Hickman, King and Stegan...come pick up...(make sure with money )



WOW Howard! Are you going to the Darkside?
I am thinking of picking up a F104 for next winter!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #261
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Pardon my ignorance, why can't the diff housing fit the regular 103 metal shaft? Is the 103 shaft too short?
opposite, the F103 shaft is too long to fit the F104 diff housing


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Old 06-27-2009, 11:41 PM   #262
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Sorry, i was busy to prepare for the TCS race last weekend, so didn't update here.

I did run the F104 on 1 of the qualify and here is the result (while it is an outdoor track, traction are different from time to time, so i will post the 2nd place driver who run F103R on all Qualify and main as a reference)
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Q1 27/5:01 -F103R
Q2 27/5:07 -F104Pro purple/silver F104 started at 2nd grid
Q3 29/5:07 -F103R TQ
main 29/5:02 -F103R A-Main 1st silver F103 started at 1st grid

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Q1 28/5:08
Q2 28/5:03 white F103 started at 1st grid
Q3 28/5:00
main 29/5:09 A-Main 2nd white F103 started at 2nd grid
Video added on youtube
Qualify #2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwD7bNjSbRc
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who has them availible??
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who has them availible??
RcMart has about 16 in stock http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...y-p-28960.html
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http://www.pro-s-futaba.co.jp/home/ these guys are the cheapest in price and shipping also try: http://www.rc-race-and-drift-japan.com/ both of these companies delivery and awesome service..... now go bloody order
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http://www.pro-s-futaba.co.jp/home/ these guys are the cheapest in price and shipping also try: http://www.rc-race-and-drift-japan.com/ both of these companies delivery and awesome service..... now go bloody order


hey thanks for posting the links... mine is on back order with towerhobbies... but I did see rubber tire/wheel packages on the rc-race-and-drift-japan.com site... anyone ordered/used these for the f104 pro yet?
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I didn't see a blue aluminum gear box in the photos in the build thread. Does the kit come with the aluminum gear box or is that seperate?
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I didn't see a blue aluminum gear box in the photos in the build thread. Does the kit come with the aluminum gear box or is that seperate?
The idiotic thing about this is that it have "almost" all the alu bits... But the alu gear case comes separtate..!!
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WOW Howard! Are you going to the Darkside?
I am thinking of picking up a F104 for next winter!
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Only DARKSIDE is from the Xray, last time I have checked, Xray is not good enough to make any F1...LOL
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If xray made an f1 it would be the best because everything would be optimized!!..........OPTIMIZED!!
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