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Old 10-03-2009, 10:18 AM   #1096
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How is your battery being mounted in the car?

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Servos suitable for 1:12 pan cars works fine with the F1 cars - I'm using a JR-Racing Z3550.

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QteQ is a Japanese company making high end hyper cool parts for mini-z's and looks like they have come up with some parts for 104 as well:

http://www.multiverse.jp/QTEQ/top.html
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #1098
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I'm using saddle packs - they are fastened with a rubber O-ring, pretty much the same way as in the 1:12 CRC GenX.
Look here for more pics

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I'm using saddle packs - they are fastened with a rubber O-ring, much like the 1:12 CRC GenX.

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Old 10-03-2009, 12:32 PM   #1100
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Here's my 104 Pro that I built for the big F1 day at Tamiya last weekend, but couldn't make it due to illness in the family..

And where I notched the chassis so I could use my Orion 3400 LiPo

Super Autobacs...

excuse the crappy photo, I was in a hurry this morning... but I'll get better photos later (you would think that being a professional photographer that I would have taken a better photo... but that will come later)
Instead of notching the chassis to accomodate the bullett plugs, I cut down the plug, and they fit very nicely I used E-Flite 4mm's, and they have a "ring" that goes around them, cut them off at the ring, and solder the wire onto the flat surface thats left.

You can see the "ring" im talking about in the pic

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Does anybody know when the Tokyo Hobby Show is going to be? I really can't wait to get a look at the new F60 kit! Rubber tires mean I'll be able to run it in the silver can GT class here in Alberta.
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Hey Guys,

I've lost the spacer for the front wheels (BC4, 19804246). Unfortunately, I could not find one on the internet and my lhs hasn't one available. Might it be possible to use the 1.5mm spacer (19804372) of the TRF416?
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Instead of notching the chassis to accomodate the bullett plugs, I cut down the plug, and they fit very nicely I used E-Flite 4mm's, and they have a "ring" that goes around them, cut them off at the ring, and solder the wire onto the flat surface thats left.

You can see the "ring" im talking about in the pic

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Thanks for the info... the battery I'm using doesn't have the little "dip" in the front.... Notching the chassis was the only was I could go with mine....

BTW... I drove my car at Bending Corners Raceway yesterday (outdoor asphalt medium to high grip) for the first time and my car didn't have any of the "problems" people have been complaining about.... my car is silver can, with the smaller stock spur gear.... I drove it with the rear spring removed with the stock t-bar...

The car was straight as an arrow on the back straight... and the only thing I noticed was that it had some high speed understeer (not necessarily on power, just higher speed). low speed oversteer... but after a lap or two, it was really easy to get used to and compensate for... rear end was planted

Sight toe-in, stock tires, rear spring removed, stock t-bar, Team Orion 3400, Spektrum 3500, Novak XRS, negative camber setting, no tire additive....

if anyone has any ideas about the over/under steering issue, I'm all ears.. but other than that... the 104 is a keeper....
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Does anybody know when the Tokyo Hobby Show is going to be? I really can't wait to get a look at the new F60 kit! Rubber tires mean I'll be able to run it in the silver can GT class here in Alberta.
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The strange thing is that with harder front tires, the understeer is less...i did not expect that. .
the harder tires have more natural rubber in them, so they actually have more traction..... On asphalt at least

so I've heard

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:37 PM   #1106
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On the Ferrari... is that vinyl or paint on the wings?
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I am in need of a second f104 . If you have one pm me . Thanks, fat
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Hey Guys,

I've lost the spacer for the front wheels (BC4, 19804246). Unfortunately, I could not find one on the internet and my lhs hasn't one available. Might it be possible to use the 1.5mm spacer (19804372) of the TRF416?
Get a pack of 53539 - 0.5, 1, 2 and 3mm spacers.
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... I drove my car at Bending Corners Raceway yesterday (outdoor asphalt medium to high grip) for the first time and my car didn't have any of the "problems" people have been complaining about.... my car is silver can, with the smaller stock spur gear.... I drove it with the rear spring removed with the stock t-bar...

The car was straight as an arrow on the back straight... and the only thing I noticed was that it had some high speed understeer (not necessarily on power, just higher speed). low speed oversteer... but after a lap or two, it was really easy to get used to and compensate for... rear end was planted

Sight toe-in, stock tires, rear spring removed, stock t-bar, Team Orion 3400, Spektrum 3500, Novak XRS, negative camber setting, no tire additive....

if anyone has any ideas about the over/under steering issue, I'm all ears.. but other than that... the 104 is a keeper....
Good to hear you have the F104 working well. When are you getting the understeer and oversteer - turn in, mid corner or exit? I would try tightening the friction damper a little (or maybe a slightly thicker grease) and maybe even a softer front spring (silver).
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:58 PM   #1110
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I never use grease on my fricton plates. I use the low friction Teflon pads tamiya makes for the f103. The white ones. They work as well as greased reg. ones for me...just run them tighter for the same effect. tam54138

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