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Old 02-09-2011, 06:14 AM   #4531
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perhaps tamiya is going to have 2 classes in f1 tcs racing. f1 foam on f103 and f1 rubber on f104. i am not sure of this, but i am just taking a wild guess. i dont work for tamiya or anything like that.
We had an issue last year with this structure at tracks where the rubber tires wouldn't hook up on the F104s. Some tracks combined both chassis in the foam class and all the new customers with 104s went home angry. Other tracks separated the cars into two foam classes and that worked well. The wider cars are just SO much more stable.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:40 AM   #4532
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180mm Rubber, 200mm Foam ?
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:13 PM   #4533
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:46 PM   #4534
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This is the aftermath of a ruff night testing.

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #4535
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Dude, that sucks. That's like 90$ down the hole.
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yea thank god for having a extra. it still worked tho so maby i can find a case..
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:17 AM   #4537
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yea thank god for having a extra. it still worked tho so maby i can find a case..
Get a hold of the spektrum guys they're good dudes and should sell you a case without issue
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:26 AM   #4538
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This is the aftermath of a ruff night testing.


Been there! Done that!
I contacted Spektrum to try to get a new case, but they wouldn't sell me one. They wanted me to return the Rx and
they would replace the case. I think they wanted $22 + postage ($7 case + $15 labor). It still worked fine, so I never bothered.
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How did that happenIt looks like a gas car drove through you.
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no gas car tried to drive into into me. iit was more me pushing the car a little to hard and trying to move a peace of 2inch pvc nailed into asphalt. back of the car kicked out on one of the fastest parts of the track. spon right into the side of a pipe. at full speed lol.. thank god it was not esc side.
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I wouldn't worry about replacing the case if the rx works. It looks cool.
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We had an issue last year with this structure at tracks where the rubber tires wouldn't hook up on the F104s. Some tracks combined both chassis in the foam class and all the new customers with 104s went home angry. Other tracks separated the cars into two foam classes and that worked well. The wider cars are just SO much more stable.
i agree, foam and rubber cars dont work well together because foam will always win. wes there enough people in each class?
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Been there! Done that!
I contacted Spektrum to try to get a new case, but they wouldn't sell me one. They wanted me to return the Rx and
they would replace the case. I think they wanted $22 + postage ($7 case + $15 labor). It still worked fine, so I never bothered.
Yeah...I've addressed my concern over this with Spektrum several times and even once in person at the Snowbirds a few years ago. This is really a not well thought out policy that needs to be changed. My last broken case I raised holy heck and finally got them to send me one out. But it wasn't pleasant..I fought with them over the phone and email for over a week.
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i agree, foam and rubber cars dont work well together because foam will always win. wes there enough people in each class?
The Trackside TCS had a good turn out for both classes, f103 and f104 on foam. They didn't bother with rubber.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:23 PM   #4545
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i figured most people wouldnt bother with rubber. i like rubber because the tires dont chunk, they last longer and they are cheaper. i know the cars are not as fast and the grip falls off depending on temp and wear, but i like rubber better. it almost seems like the racing is closer because we all are dealing with the same problem. in the end i guess it is all relative.
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