R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-27-2009, 03:42 PM   #91
Tech Fanatic
 
akura2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Paramount, CA
Posts: 810
Send a message via AIM to akura2 Send a message via Yahoo to akura2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
Yes it has to do with the height of the COG and the roll centers...but weight and where that weight is placed also play a large part of that. Think of the battery like the age old physics experiment of 2 bars of equal mass but different lengths...Hold each in the center and try to spin them, the shorter one is the easiest to spin. Now think of the battery like these bars, A battery crosswise on the chassis is going to be harder to get to roll, but once it rolls it is harder to stop, while a battery in-line will be easier to roll but also easier to stop.
so, in effect... left/right direction changes should be sharper with the F104?

in that case... I'm ordering one now... especially at the prices we've been seeing
akura2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 08:25 PM   #92
FMW
Tech Fanatic
 
FMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posts: 783
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default F104 Pro hard facts

Hello everyone,

The amount of excitement on the new F104 Pro is cool to see. I wanted to post some hard facts about the new car. Ask around for those who may not know who I am in case you're wondering "what the heck is this guy talking about.

1. The car is headed to the U.S. as we speak. It's on a vessel to Tamiya USA and the ETA is mid June and should hit hobby shops in Late June to early July.
2. The kit comes with all hex screws
3. The new body is a work of art. The side pods are fastened with screws and double sided tape. If you want to go old school the body side pods don't have to be used if you think you need more radio room. The kit looks 100 times better with the rounded side pods!
4. The rear pod movement is not hindered by the rear of the body whatsover.
5. You will have to find a really small brushless speed control if you you want to go the brushless route. A GTB has no chance of fitting. Maybe a LRP SPX...maybe. Need to get one to see for sure...
6. Rounded hard cased Lipo's fit the best. It's going to take some creative mods to the radio trays to make a flat hard case fit.
7. You get a blank set up sheet in the box and you'll be able to download a pdf version soon on Tamiyausa soon.

detailed pics coming....

FM
FMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 10:29 PM   #93
Tech Elite
 
lightfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 3,550
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default First Annual Ultimate F1 Series Day

So if your an F1 fan, you will love this...

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1SD.html
lightfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #94
FMW
Tech Fanatic
 
FMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posts: 783
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

It's a shame that race is on the same weekend as the Tamiya TCS Finals. F-1 will be a Finals class and that winner will win a trip to Japan to compete at the Tamiya Worlds along with the Mini winner and GT winner.
Attached Thumbnails
Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2695.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2696.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2702.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2712.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2718.jpg  

FMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 01:12 AM   #95
FMW
Tech Fanatic
 
FMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Laguna Niguel
Posts: 783
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Here are some more images of our office sample build.
Attached Thumbnails
Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2720.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2725.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2726.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-img_2729.jpg  
FMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 03:35 AM   #96
Tech Regular
 
nocif13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: france MARSEILLE
Posts: 289
Send a message via MSN to nocif13
Default

the kit is aviable?
__________________
teamspec/petitrc.com/TEAM WAVE/T.O.P racing/CBRacing.fr/rcmanufactory/Alien POWER/Team Terribles
nocif13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 05:36 AM   #97
Tech Elite
 
VooDooPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philippines
Posts: 3,714
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to VooDooPH
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW View Post
Here are some more images of our office sample build.
just wanted to verify... does the topdeck clear the holes on the lipo pack?
__________________
[TRF418][TB-04Pro][FF-03Pro][M-05v2][TRF102][F-104 WGP][TT-01R TypeE]
[Cross CF-01'08][Yokomo R12][Team C TC02Evo][Team C T8E v3]
VooDooPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 10:14 AM   #98
Tech Adept
 
suparajicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Spain
Posts: 104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nocif13 View Post
the kit is aviable?
It will be available for the japanese market by the 20th of june. If it will come to Europe and when, it is still a mistery.
__________________
Living in a banana republic
suparajicon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 10:44 AM   #99
Tech Regular
 
nocif13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: france MARSEILLE
Posts: 289
Send a message via MSN to nocif13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by suparajicon View Post
It will be available for the japanese market by the 20th of june. If it will come to Europe and when, it is still a mistery.
ok thank for the new
best regards
olivier
__________________
teamspec/petitrc.com/TEAM WAVE/T.O.P racing/CBRacing.fr/rcmanufactory/Alien POWER/Team Terribles
nocif13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #100
Tech Fanatic
 
414MPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 987
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW View Post
It's a shame that race is on the same weekend as the Tamiya TCS Finals. F-1 will be a Finals class and that winner will win a trip to Japan to compete at the Tamiya Worlds along with the Mini winner and GT winner.


Have you finalized the rule package for F-1 at the TAMIYA NORTH AMERICAN FINALS yet Fred? Any estimate as to how soon you will be shipping and I can get an F-104 from Tamiya America? (with all the hop-ups of course)
__________________
Marty (TAMIYA 414M's, F-1's and Vintage Trans-Am! Is there anything else?)
** Red Dot Motors** , thanks doc....
and I guess the TA-05 IFS-R is pretty good too.....
414MPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 01:56 PM   #101
Tech Addict
 
gtfour93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 657
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightfoot View Post
So if your an F1 fan, you will love this...
http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1SD.html
PM sent.
gtfour93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 02:20 PM   #102
Tech Fanatic
 
minidriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lake Mills, WI
Posts: 894
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 414MPH View Post




Have you finalized the rule package for F-1 at the TAMIYA NORTH AMERICAN FINALS yet Fred? Any estimate as to how soon you will be shipping and I can get an F-104 from Tamiya America? (with all the hop-ups of course)
Okay, I'm officially confused. The F1 race that FMW refers to (too bad it is the same weekend as "TCS Finals") is 9/29/09. TCS North American Finals is still 8/29/09.
minidriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 08:19 PM   #103
Tech Master
 
maxepower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Posts: 1,610
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Questions??

Quote:
Originally Posted by minidriver View Post
Okay, I'm officially confused. The F1 race that FMW refers to (too bad it is the same weekend as "TCS Finals") is 9/29/09. TCS North American Finals is still 8/29/09.
Maybe he's referring to the finals in Japan?
So I wonder what GT class is going to Japan GT-1,GT-2 or GT-3, ie, 13.5 class, 17.5 class or silver can class?
Inquiring minds want to know!

P.S. By the way Fred brought an F104 to the Tamiya track this past Saturday! All I can say is "SWEET"!
maxepower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:55 AM   #104
Tech Regular
 
inconceivable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 331
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by minidriver View Post
Okay, I'm officially confused. The F1 race that FMW refers to (too bad it is the same weekend as "TCS Finals") is 9/29/09. TCS North American Finals is still 8/29/09.
Charles changed the date once he realized there was this conflict with TCS. We really want to see a great turnout for this F1 only event ! Should be a blast .....
__________________
"And now the Matador shall dance with the blind shoe maker"
"America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed. - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936"
inconceivable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 09:18 AM   #105
Tech Champion
 
Solara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago Illinois USA
Posts: 9,063
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Solara Send a message via AIM to Solara
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW View Post
Here are some more images of our office sample build.
FMW...can you confirm 1 thing for us...on TamiyaUSA, Tamiya Japan or any other source, since day 1, said the F104 pro kit (58431, the only kit for 104) came with upper and lower carbon fiber chassis/top plate. Looking at your sample kit...it looks like a black fiber board material like the F103RM...what is true?

And on the option list...there are another carbon fiber upper and lower chasssis/upper deck...are they different carbon fiber material? Why 2 different type of carbon fiber..?

Thanks.....
__________________
SPEED PASSION - King Golden, Speed Passion USA, Speed Power, Hirosaka Pro Products, East Coast Bodies, Awesomatix USA, Roche USA, Schumacher Racing, Hurricane Motorsports, Serpent America, Sweep Racing USA. http://www.spautomobile.com/en/index.asp (SPEED PASSION AUTOMOTIVE)
NEW Speed Power/Speed Passion direct sale site - http://shop.speedpowerrc.com/
Solara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tekin RS ESC sensored Jeff Cuffs Electric On-Road 23359 10-02-2016 05:57 AM
Tamiya F104, HPI F10 and POPULARITY bxpitbull Electric On-Road 28 07-22-2011 07:13 AM
HPI F10 vs Tamiya F104 Pro daygoVR6 Electric On-Road 38 12-03-2010 02:19 PM
FS: Tamiya F103RM and F104 Pro! SerpentCT4S R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 42 09-12-2009 05:59 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:34 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net