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Old 10-17-2011, 01:57 AM   #6646
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Hello! I would like your opinion on something. Does the Exotek's chassis makes X1 better? For sure you forget T-Bars and have carbon gear case and a alu. damper but, is it worth as a hop up?

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:05 AM   #6647
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Hello! I would like your opinion on something. Does the Exotek's chassis makes X1 better? For sure you forget T-Bars and have carbon gear case and a alu. damper but, is it worth as a hop up? thanks in advance
it would depend on what you intend to race on and where, if for carpet maybe better. the Exoteks chassi will stiffen the car up if your running on rubber and asphalt it wouldnt be any good. Indoors on high grip carpet mite be good.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:31 AM   #6648
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It seems as if the Tamiya F104 Pro was discontinued by Tamiya. What's the next logical step with these cars. I wanted to purchase the Pro but, I don't really want to buy something from eBay. Does Tamiya have something new coming out. What should I purchase.
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If you can't find the pro, look for the F104 X1. That is the newest relase. For normal chassis, the F104 Ferrari F60 and the F104W's are still current production.
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Hello! I would like your opinion on something. Does the Exotek's chassis makes X1 better? For sure you forget T-Bars and have carbon gear case and a alu. damper but, is it worth as a hop up?

FS104WW When will it be available? Where can i buy this?

thanks in advance
I would not give up my Exotek chassis. On carpet it has a ton of traction. turn in was very aggressive and with to much traction compound traction rolling became an issue. On unprepped asphalt the car works very well also on rubber tires. I have not tried foam. It does push but can be managed. on prepped asphalt the car would be a blast to drive.

I bought mine from BP Shadow here. He collected the parts and sold me a F140 Exotek. So I do not have the F104 chassis parts the Exotek replaces and did not have to pay for them either.
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any links to f104W foam carpet setups?
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:02 PM   #6652
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I'm running an F104 F60 with most the pro parts minus the decks an it's currently running a lrp speed controller that was first used on Noahs Ark!! Lol
I've got a 10.5 brussless motor an need a speed controller that will fit the car but don't want to spend to much! Any 1 got any suggestions or links? Or will the motor be to much?
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Way to much motor unless you are running on a very high traction huge(think 1/8th scale) carpet track.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:21 PM   #6654
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Way to much motor in there.
Start with a 21.5 or a 17.5.
If you can master on of those then work your way down the turns.
If your not running it in wide config with Pro10 tires, then 17.5 is the way to go with no timing.

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I'm running an F104 F60 with most the pro parts minus the decks an it's currently running a lrp speed controller that was first used on Noahs Ark!! Lol
I've got a 10.5 brussless motor an need a speed controller that will fit the car but don't want to spend to much! Any 1 got any suggestions or links? Or will the motor be to much?
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Ok i thought it may hav been a bit to much lol. so what speed controller should a get as the 1 I hav is no good?
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I would say if you go for brushless, go for the Tekin.
It is the smallest out there if i am not mistaken.
You can run it blinky mode(no timing) or go all the way with timing,boost and turbo.
If you go brushed and have a max motor at you track, check the amps it is drawing at max load and take a ESC that can cope with 20 to 30% extra power.

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Ok i thought it may hav been a bit to much lol. so what speed controller should a get as the 1 I hav is no good?
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i find even a 13.5 turn motor at times is way to much if i get trigger happy i get taily and is hard to use all the throttle. i will be putting my 17.5 turn back in for sure unless the track get a heap more traction
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Fastest i have run in the F1(tamiya) is a 17.5 without timing.
It also depends on what motor you are using.
If it is the X12 set the mechanical timing to -10 degrees as it has way to much torque when on zero or more timing.
The tekin on zero degrees is a lot easier to drive.

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I think the 13T Hobbywing is just made for these cars, works nicely in mine
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The size of motor must depend on the track?

I have run Mamba max with the 5700 in my F1(F109), I drove the 17.5 for a full series (Lajf Racin F1 Sersies) and ended the year by using the 13.5 motor as the common feeling was that the 17.5 was to slow on our track.

So next year we will be allowing 13.5T motors in our serie.
10.5T motors has also been run successfully on our track in F1 chassie (F109)

We run foamwheels and no tire additives or track preparations.

The last outings with the 13.5T motors gets the F1 more in tune as it is faster and F1 should be fast, after all F1 is a fast class in real life.
AS it was with the 17.5 is was full throttle on all parts of the track except our most tight 180 turn. The F1 chassi is OK with the increased speed. I assume that we will have a few of 3Racings FGX on our track next season.

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Our rules have max gearing, free timing on ESC and motor but NO dynamic timing in ESC allowed. All F1 1:10 electric chassis are allowed.

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