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Old 07-21-2011, 12:06 AM   #5686
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it aint gonna build itself. take some pics of the new rear damper
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im interested in seeing what you think of the drive i have been itching to get one but i think i mite sell my F104 first maybe
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Nice F1 video from one of our customers from France;

http://vimeo.com/26531236


You'd like this one Cuda
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:40 PM   #5690
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I was thinking, my car seems to understeer to the right and spin out to the left. Now ive tried every trick i know from adding weight to one side to balance the car out more, checked servo travel in both directions and center to make sure its equal, made sure the rear wing was on straight. And while all together they helped a tad it is still not fixed completely. I dont care if it spins out both ways or understeers both ways, but atleast let it be equal.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #5691
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I was thinking, my car seems to understeer to the right and spin out to the left. Now ive tried every trick i know from adding weight to one side to balance the car out more, checked servo travel in both directions and center to make sure its equal, made sure the rear wing was on straight. And while all together they helped a tad it is still not fixed completely. I dont care if it spins out both ways or understeers both ways, but atleast let it be equal.
The rear pod could be binding on the body.

Or a battery wire pushing the body to bind upon the pod etc.

That could also be a bearing that seizes up under a lateral load[in a turn].
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:49 PM   #5692
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Nice F1 video from one of our customers from France;

http://vimeo.com/26531236


You'd like this one Cuda
Nice video , and a very nice track.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:50 PM   #5693
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Hi All,

If you guys want, I can post pictures of the build but it will slow down my already super slow build process

Depending on how the FRP edges look, I may finish them like I do with all my CF pieces. It takes time (sand off sharp edges, glue edges with multiple thin coats, sand smooth, and polish).

The good news is that I will transplant my electronics from my current F104 Pro into the X1. I also have a freshly finished Ferrari body ready to go.
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Hi All,

If you guys want, I can post pictures of the build but it will slow down my already super slow build process

Depending on how the FRP edges look, I may finish them like I do with all my CF pieces. It takes time (sand off sharp edges, glue edges with multiple thin coats, sand smooth, and polish).

The good news is that I will transplant my electronics from my current F104 Pro into the X1. I also have a freshly finished Ferrari body ready to go.
Hey Rod.
As long as you have it done by X-Mas, I'm good with it
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #5695
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Nice F1 video from one of our customers from France;

http://vimeo.com/26531236


You'd like this one Cuda
You're right Mike, that video is sweet. I like all the fat tire F1s too.
Guess they like goin really fast.
The "Parade" cars have their place too since they do bring the modern look.
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Hi All,

If you guys want, I can post pictures of the build but it will slow down my already super slow build process

Depending on how the FRP edges look, I may finish them like I do with all my CF pieces. It takes time (sand off sharp edges, glue edges with multiple thin coats, sand smooth, and polish).

The good news is that I will transplant my electronics from my current F104 Pro into the X1. I also have a freshly finished Ferrari body ready to go.
Zilladude, can't imagine you could possibly build it any other way.
It just wouldn't be up to your flawless standards.
Just stay on it and have it ready for show on Sunday. :sneaky
Documenting the build with pics would be killer but if you think it's gonna slow the build too much, how bout just snappin shots of the new rear section's parts and assembly.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #5696
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well, decided to go a bit crazy on the front wing this time. The magenta parts are the glue not properly set yet. I tested it and honestly it works much much better than when i added caster. I dont have to brake any more when entering the corners at the small track i run in my street. And even though im coming in much faster im not washing out to the edge of the street s easily anymore. im sure the effects would be much bigger on a real track. I also noticed it lifted a bit of dust off the ground as it ran at top speed.




You cant really see it when runing which is great.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:26 PM   #5697
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Nice, I should have mine this weekend.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:01 PM   #5698
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Default F104 X1 not Pro...not TRF

Okay, had some time this afternoon to atleast look at the box and contents. My initial impressions are mixed. For a limited release vehicle, I assumed that it would include a healthy portion of options. I still have not had a close inspection but it looks like I'll be adding additional option parts right away. The gun metal finish is awesome but will look weird mixed with the blue stuff that I may be adding.

I will attempt to build and set this car for use at the Tamiya America track in Aliso Viejo so any hints and tips that I share will be primarily geared for that track and racing surface.

Box and a few goodies to start with:


I just realized that despite the beautiful finish of the satin chrome wheels, the finish needs to be sanded off where it contacts the tire for a better glue bond. That sucks, but I guess that's the price you pay to pimp

Kit contents:


Where's the beef?
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #5699
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For reference, here's a blurry picture of my F104 as it sits now. Please note, the tires are hard fronts and kit rears. I only use them for storage, and well...the fronts formed a nice white haze after a few months in a box

F104 Pro
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #5700
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Anyone have a link to, or can scan the F104 body set instruction sheet?

Mine got lost at the painter and I don't want to cut somewhere I shouldn't.
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