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Old 09-22-2009, 08:13 AM   #31
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i cant tell you how it compares against the F104 but i did drive the F103-15th Anniversary before and i must say that the F109 handles better than it... rear end is more planted that car is more stable at speeds.... and the car is surprisingly insensitive to bumps and humps and this allows me to really cut the apexes tight and still keep the car pointing right even when i clipped the apex a bit too much......

durability wise, it seems much more sturdy than my old F103 which kinda breaks easily (could be due to my poor and careless driving).... the F109 holds up well even after some fairly bad crashes at speeds after a full weekend of track time.... nothing is broken (yet),,,

in summary, very good kit for the price paid.... no regrets....

and yeah... gotta give credit to 3racing for the excellent packaging, quality of parts and top notch manual....
That's great to here..handling is as good and better than the F103.
can't wait to get it on the track...
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Can you adjust the front ride height on these?
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:23 AM   #33
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Can you adjust the front ride height on these?
nope.....
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:27 AM   #34
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Wow, it is an amazing deal.
Much better value than HPI's or Tamiya's latest offers.

It looks like a tight fit for sensor wire tho.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:12 PM   #35
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what motor brushless.
please is good
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:29 PM   #36
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It's about 90% finished. Just got to do the turnbuckles and electronics. Some things I've notice is the plastic is on the flexy side. I immediately replaced the steering knuckles with the stock F103. I have the graphite verion on order. E-clips!!! no extras!!!! so if you lose one..you're out of luck unless you have some laying around. Would like to see the rear pivot bulkhead be made of a stiffer graphite plastic or aluminum one. The main rear shock is a little rough but I think after several packs it will run smooth. The FRP chassis and upperdeck is fairly stiff and adequate. Graphie would be a great upgrade for that extra bling..and .01 sec advantage.

Super Steve..You're right.. BL sensor wire will be a tight fit.. but then again our local track only runs silver can motors. and definately a better car than HPI's. Couldn't compare with Tamiya's F104 Haven't seen one yet.. will have to borrow my bro's when he's not looking.

for $100 it's a race worthy F1 car without going broke...
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I've tried the 3racing front suspension on my f103 and the upper hinge pin mount is also on the flexy side. I wonder if the aluminum upper hinge pin mount they make for the f103gt would fit.
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I've tried the 3racing front suspension on my f103 and the upper hinge pin mount is also on the flexy side. I wonder if the aluminum upper hinge pin mount they make for the f103gt would fit.
yup... it works... had that and the 3racing front sus kit for my F103 15th....
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@ katze & rc-zombies - please please please, give us some pics ... PLEASE!
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Here R some pics

Its a very nice kit the build was very enjoying
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Here's the rest of them

Can't wait to try it out
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Thanks E-clip - the pics were much appreciated!

Is it going to be a Benetton this time - your F104 Mclaren was awesome.

I ordered my F1-09 last week so I hope I'll have it early next week (the Swedish custom is sooo sloooow).



Mine will be a Force India (Sutil) - I found some really nice suitable 1:10 vinyl stickers for the body.

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That is alot of $$ for vinyl decals....Makes Ddrive stickers a bargain...
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Can't wait to try it out
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