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Old 10-14-2011, 02:46 AM   #6601
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im thinking i will have to try some of the shimizu tyres with tam inserts.. now im looking forward to my x1 conversion to rock up will see what happens

nice eye candy i like the blue
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im thinking i will have to try some of the shimizu tyres with tam inserts.. now im looking forward to my x1 conversion to rock up will see what happens

nice eye candy i like the blue
DONT DO IT MATT !!!!!! Tamiya medium rears and hard fronts are the best tyre for bayswater on a warm day... on a cold day run the softs on the back and mediums on the front...

I've finally got my 104 kicking ass in cold weather... with soft rears, and i'm sure the 60g of weights on each side pod thing is the reason for the awesomeness. It handles sensational now!!! Lets just hope now we're into warmer weather a tyre change will get it back to its state title winning glory

True test will be what lap times i can do in the race on sunday
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Hey guys, I'm building my f104X1 later today and was wandering if there's anything special I should be doing to any of the plastic parts. And what lube are you using on the damper tube, and in the center shock. Thanks!
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Got the X1 conversion and the counter weight today too.
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I got to spend some time in the man cave
Can get lots done when the wife is away
Got the X1 conversion and the counter weight today too.
One observation... move the servo back, so the links are straight. I ran the car like that accidently once... not good! Now running them straight, and it does seem to be better (thanks to all who gave advice on that previously btw!).

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Old 10-14-2011, 07:43 AM   #6606
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Hey guys, I'm building my f104X1 later today and was wandering if there's anything special I should be doing to any of the plastic parts. And what lube are you using on the damper tube, and in the center shock. Thanks!
Might be a good start - Dave Jun's articles on the F104X1

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http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=551

Part 2
http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=581
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It's interesting that Tamiya opted to go with CF material for the option long top deck. Considering the flex characteristics between CF and graphite I would've thought that using CF for the short deck and graphite for the long deck would've made more sense.

It was well worth the wait to transform my Pro to a hopped up blue X1.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:01 AM   #6608
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One observation... move the servo back, so the links are straight. I ran the car like that accidently once... not good! Now running them straight, and it does seem to be better (thanks to all who gave advice on that previously btw!).

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Thanks Ed I'll make that adjustment.
Are you racing at F1 at TITC in Feb 2012 ?
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Thanks Ed I'll make that adjustment.
Are you racing at F1 at TITC in Feb 2012 ?
At the moment, no... but I am getting very tempted too, as they have said it'll be brushless this year
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More information about the incomming kit:

http://www.sy-brand.com/new1012.html

Sy-brand???
I think that is TOP..

FS104ww Conversion Kit (1000-P4S1-0000) Coming soon!
F104, F104PRO, is a conversion kit to a pure racer for F104X1.
Movable lower arm like monoshock damper tube friction, innovative front suspension.
Resources to achieve high attraction F1 type machine at a low three-point rear suspension pivot.
The main chassis of a simple slim narrow design and practical.
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Courtesy of www.hobby-show.info
More parts for you theatriks !!!!
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I think that is TOP..

FS104ww Conversion Kit (1000-P4S1-0000) Coming soon!
F104, F104PRO, is a conversion kit to a pure racer for F104X1.
Movable lower arm like monoshock damper tube friction, innovative front suspension.
Resources to achieve high attraction F1 type machine at a low three-point rear suspension pivot.
The main chassis of a simple slim narrow design and practical.
Very similar front end to the BMI 1/12th front end...however I am no finding where the springs are at. I downloaded one of the pics and enlarged it and don't see any spring or flex plate. I'm scratching my head.
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I think that is TOP..

FS104ww Conversion Kit (1000-P4S1-0000) Coming soon!
F104, F104PRO, is a conversion kit to a pure racer for F104X1.
Movable lower arm like monoshock damper tube friction, innovative front suspension.
Resources to achieve high attraction F1 type machine at a low three-point rear suspension pivot.
The main chassis of a simple slim narrow design and practical.
Nope, not TOP. If TOP was to build a car I have pretty good idea what it would look like.
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FS104WW Link to manual pdf:


http://www.sy-brand.com/allmerged.pdf
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Very similar front end to the BMI 1/12th front end...however I am no finding where the springs are at. I downloaded one of the pics and enlarged it and don't see any spring or flex plate. I'm scratching my head.



There are 2 springs (1+1 booth sides of the car) underneath the carbon plate arms at the front axle , you can appreciate them in the pdf manual (just use my link). Is not visible in the photo because they are under the carbon parts.

The front slide movement is controlled by one front roll damper that links these two carbon arms... Interesting solution...

The car is also called "F1 Scythe", and sy-brand makes parts for T.O.P. racing but most of the parts are done by TRG..
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