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Old 05-12-2011, 02:55 PM   #5176
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The F104 doesn't have rounded battery holders like the old F103 did so a normal flat sided LiPo should fit in it just fine. I say should because I haven't installed electronics in mine yet to find out.
I was able to fit a flat sided Li-Po on the F103. It's a Turnigy 5000mAh 20C. Fits perfect! Not a very good fit on the F104, due to the battery wires location.

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Lol I dont know- in the UF1 series here the F10 finished 1 and 2 in the rubber class We'll see how the F104's fare this week at the UF1 round at the Tamiya HQ track.
Present companys' outstanding F10 products weren't taken into consideration
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #5178
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This Saturday at Tamiya Track ( 2 Orion Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 )
UF1 Series continues with race #3
gates open at 8AM
Qualifying around noon
3 rounds of racing starts at 2PM
Control practice in the morning....
power will be supplied...

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http://charleslightfoot.com/UF1/rules.html
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #5179
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This Saturday at Tamiya Track ( 2 Orion Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 )
UF1 Series continues with race #3
gates open at 8AM
Qualifying around noon
3 rounds of racing starts at 2PM
Control practice in the morning....
power will be supplied...

for more info :

http://charleslightfoot.com/UF1/rules.html

what kind of racer count have you been getting for the open class? it looks like im going to try and make one your races this summer!
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #5180
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Finally got my car out for the first time tonight. I was on a outdoor basketball court with a textured almost rubber like surface. The rear of the car was stuck. If mashing on the throttle or hitting full brake at speed was the only way to break it loose. With just steering input the back end was planted and would not go anywhere. The car pushed in the corners but for not much setup I was very happy with it. I was geared a little high for the size of the area I was on. I couldn't even get up to full speed(13.5t), this car is very quick and fun.

I can't wait to get to where I will be running the most. A large concrete unused roller hockey rink. I will see how the car handles there first before doing any major adjustments. Not sure I would want to run on the basketball court much. It looks like it will just eat tires.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #5181
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Present companys' outstanding F10 products weren't taken into consideration
Lol thanks. Actually, they were indeed the HPI guys. I'm pretty much just running the 103 in the open class this season.
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what kind of racer count have you been getting for the open class? it looks like im going to try and make one your races this summer!
You can always check the results page an see for yourself.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:47 AM   #5183
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Talking F104 - ESC, Motor, Servo? HELP!!!

Hi Guys!

I've been away from electric RC scene for a long time and need some help, please? I have searched this thread and found some stuff which has only confused me more so I need HELP!

I just bought a Tamiya F104 Pro Black Special and I'm hoping you guys can point me in the right direction for a good "mid range" ESC/Motor set up? From what I can see the F104 comes without an ESC and motor?

I've got a Futaba Magnum 3PM - 2.4GHz that I use for for my 1/5th Bajas and I'm hoping I can use this for the F104 too? I have a couple of spare Futaba R603FF receivers so I plan to use one of those. Any advice on a steering servo would also be appreciated.

Finally, having not used electric for so long I feel like (sorry I AM!) a newbie, can you help me out with batteries? All I have is 6 cell NiCd's.

Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:20 AM   #5184
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i have 2 speed controllers i have the lRP3 running the the sports tuned works and fits well and i bought one of the speed passion speed controllers brushless that were very well prices a number of pages ago.
alot of people use the savox servo but i used one of my futaba s9351 which works very well wasn't keen on cutting the ears off a new servo straight away
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wasn't keen on cutting the ears off a new servo straight away
I'm regretting that myself, 4 minute old servo with the ears cut off
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You cannot go wrong with the Speed Passion Cirtix stock club race ESC combo. Just get the higher turn 21.5 or 17.5 motor. I would not waste time with a brushed motor setup.

I am running the Savox 1251mg low profile servo. No cutting of ear tabs required.
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I'm regretting that myself, 4 minute old servo with the ears cut off
Servo cases are cheap (if you don't get a cheap servo). Buy an extra one when you get your servo and you are good to go if you ever want to "re-purpose".
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I use a Sanwa servo: SDX-801
I'm going with the Speed Passion Cirtix Stock Club Race and a GM Sport 13.5T combo at the moment.
But I would use a TEU-302BK and a Silvercan for Tamiya sponsored races here in Germany.
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Based on the listing on the Tamiya website, the new limited edition (aren't they all?) F104X1 does not come with a body or wheels and tires. However, the photos of the new kit show the car on rubber tires, but on previously unavailable black rubber wheels.

Now the challenge is to find a part number for the black mesh wheels for rubber tires.

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