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Old 11-29-2011, 10:46 PM   #6976
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I used this threaded spacer: http://www.ebay.nl/itm/290569896247, 'any hinge pins spacer' won't work as you have no thread to mount the ball connector and the servo horn. Would be a nice option for Exotek to sell these threaded spacer in 6mm as I couldn't find one at the big hobbyshops.
why? I'm using a Tamiya ball nut and long screw... which clamps the (4mm) of spacers I use together.. don't need to use threaded spacers.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:51 PM   #6977
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Pretty sure those are the tamiya spacers from there spacer kit they sell I want to say the 5.5 or 5mm But depending on your servo is going to depend on spacer length you may have to join two together to get a proper level turnbuckles.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:19 PM   #6978
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The spacers shown in the pics have no thread! I'm not making this info up, indeed 2- 3mm hinge spacers will work. Push a long m3 screw through the servo horn hole, through the spacers and thread it into the Tamiya threaded balls...
that's also a solution, but I was building my F104x1 kit and had no extra threaded balls and was trying to find a solution for the 'stock' ballconnectors Tamiya F104 Pro!
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:24 PM   #6979
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Here is how I have mine.

Fluorine coated ball nut, 2x 3mm yeah racing spacers, screw.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:49 AM   #6980
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Here is how I have mine.

Fluorine coated ball nut, 2x 3mm yeah racing spacers, screw.

This solution is the one I probalby use...

For the knuckle a low profile ball connector is used...to get more room for the turnbuckles under the top arms

what is the Tamiya (?) part number for it(the ball connector)?
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:16 AM   #6981
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I need any suggestion for on ESC that is good for racing but affordable for my F104 X1. I will be running 21.5 motor.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #6982
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I run the speed passion citrix, very smooth throttle, not to big, and affordable! I think TQ and stormer has the combos for under 100 bucks! Not sure how much just the spedo is.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #6983
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This solution is the one I probalby use...

For the knuckle a low profile ball connector is used...to get more room for the turnbuckles under the top arms

what is the Tamiya (?) part number for it(the ball connector)?
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...on_id=&pg_no=1
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:58 PM   #6984
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this is a great combo for sure i would suggest trying to just get the speedy and purchase a one cell 17.5 Speed Passion motor extremely smooth and is a heap lighter, advance the timing all the way and its spot on.
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Is there any advantage, other than more blue of Aluminum Pivot (54169)

How about heavy pivot?

*Carpet racing, foams (The Track @ Harbor Hobbies)
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:13 PM   #6986
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Is there any advantage, other than more blue of Aluminum Pivot (54169)

How about heavy pivot?

*Carpet racing, foams (The Track @ Harbor Hobbies)
The aluminum piece is pretty bullet proof.
I have run the heavy pivot post both with foam on carpet, and rubber on carpet, as well as outdoors with rubber. I think for foam on carpet, I would go aluminum, same with rubber on carpet.
Outdoors I would run the heavy one. My car worked really well out at the Tamiya track using the heavy pivot.
Was dialed at the Toledo track as well.
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What roll out are most guys using for rubber tire on carpet?
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Anyone care to speculate as to what the next versions of the kit will be?

E.g. we had the Ferrari and McLaren and retro ones like the Ferrari 643 - F104W

And I just noticed this is on Tamiya USA
RC F104W GP Edition (w/Body) - F104W-GP http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84262
as well as
RC Tyrrell P34 1977 Monaco GP
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84263

What do people think they will release next?
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Anyone care to speculate as to what the next versions of the kit will be?

E.g. we had the Ferrari and McLaren and retro ones like the Ferrari 643 - F104W

And I just noticed this is on Tamiya USA
RC F104W GP Edition (w/Body) - F104W-GP http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84262
as well as
RC Tyrrell P34 1977 Monaco GP
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84263

What do people think they will release next?
This is the list for the next batch of Tamiya releases (not all F1):

RC-Kits:

56033 German Tiger I Heavy Tank Full Operation Set (w/4ch Radio)
58004 FMC XR311 Combat Support Vehicle (re-release)
58507 Middle Class Shaft-Drive Buggy (TOMíS)
58510 Ferrari 599XX (TT-01E)
58512 1/12 Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Wheelie
58513 Toyota Celica LB Turbo Gr.5 (TT-01E)
58516 BMW 318i STW (TT-01E)
58517 Super Shot
58522 Sand Rover Street (DT02/380)
84262 F104WGP (w/Body)
84263 Tyrrell P34 1977 Monaco Grand Prix
84264 Nissan R91CP (1992 Daytona Winner)
84265 Hotshot (2007) Metallic Special
84266 Toyota GT-One TS020 (F103RS w/Sponge Tyres)
84270 Avante (2011) Black Special


I am wondering if the Tyrrell P34 1977 version will be a lexan shell (like the 1976 version) instead of the current plastic shell ?

Also note Nissan RC91P and Toyota TS020, both were previous pan car style chassis.
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