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Old 07-15-2012, 08:39 AM   #196
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Having run my X1 extensively through the first half of the UF1 summer series, the NUMBER one thing I noticed right away is the V2 is far more consistent lap after lap. I know exactly what the car is going to do while driving.
REAR grip. Out doors the car generates more grip.

As far as the "new" tires go...
Starting at the Finals F1 racers can use either the new or the existing tires. I've seen a few guys use the new rear in combination with the older fronts. Seems to be a very interesting combo under certain conditions.

Also, thought this might tickle everyone's fancy

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #197
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Rebadged? What do you guys think? However, they are a spec chosen compound to keep things simple. Also, new rear tire and older Tamiya front rubber tire has proven to work well too. Especially in conditions where the track is lose.
It wouldn't be the first time Tamiya had another company make tires for them...back in the F201 days Ride made tires for Tamiya. There is nothing wrong with that...in fact it is usually a good thing!
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FMW & I had the V2's out for a test today.
Location, Speedtech RC, Host to the next round of the UF1 series, on what is the shortest outdoor circuit of the season
Conditions, bumpy, dusty, tight lanes, low grip concrete, i.e. "FGX Town"

We were surprised to be on pace with the FGX's, at a track where we figured best case scenario, would be to stay out of the way, and not loose too many points

The V2 reacted very well to minor setting adjustments

It is a major step ahead of the t-bar era cars, when setup correctly

In fact the V2 is so sensitive to adjustments, that I could see where it may not not perform to it's ultimate potential if one doesn't explore many of the possible settings available

By comparison my WGP car was very restricted as to how far from baseline the car would change based on limited setting options

V2 is a whole new animal

Test and see for yourselves

btw, don't be afraid to try very light pitch & roll springs
This works well on carpet, and asphalt

Today we were running all Pink springs, 900wt Pitch, 15k Roll with plastic roll damper
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #199
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Hello, just our local experience.

Tamiya F104 v2 tests and race review

Our next big race will be this Sunday. Can't wait to see how the v2 does.
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Wow, didn't know my iPhone could take so crappy photos. But anyway, here's my F104V2 that i just finished!!! The manual is crap just like all other manuals but i got over it.

Car went together without any problems.

In any case heres some bad photos.

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That's actually unusual for Tamiya...their manuals are usually quite good. I'd go so far as to say normally they have the best instructions in the business.
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If anybody is interested in a barely used Tamiya F104 w/ upgrades, electronics, and spare parts, be sure to take a look at this one
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That's actually unusual for Tamiya...their manuals are usually quite good. I'd go so far as to say normally they have the best instructions in the business.
I agree +1

This kit along with my TB03 and VDF went to gether hassle free. Unless of course I shot the E-clips across the room =\ but thats my big hands fault not the Manual. Damn those 1.5mm E-Clips are my kryptonite.

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I suppose the manual for the I-phone camera was just as crappy…just guessing.
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Serpent manuals are excellent. Everything you need comes in one bag. You cut it open and do what the instructions say. All the nuts, bolts pieces are there in the bag. No looking around trying to figure out which bag that piece you need is in... especially with screws.

It's just not as organized as it could be.
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Serpent manuals are excellent. Everything you need comes in one bag. You cut it open and do what the instructions say. All the nuts, bolts pieces are there in the bag. No looking around trying to figure out which bag that piece you need is in... especially with screws.

It's just not as organized as it could be.
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Yes Tamiya should re-organize the bags to step order...however I believe one of the reasons they do that is because the use a lot of parts on different cars so they would have to have a different bagging system for every car instead of just 1 common system for bags that are used on multiple cars. Outside of that the Tamiya instructions have some of the clearest diagrams available and the full sized screw chart in the margins make things much easier...something a lot of other companies don't do.
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So what's the consensus on what battery and position?

I run med-grip ashphalt outdoor. Normally run tamiya tyres in the warmer weather (here in Aus) when the track temp is about 50-60 degrees (celcius). Tamiya tyes however a re shithouse in colder months when our track temsp are around the 30 degree (celcius) range so have only just recently bought some shimizus to see how they go in winter.

In any case back to my question, ive taped my battery up front, esc at the back and receiver on the side. How are all of you guys doing it?
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So what's the consensus on what battery and position?

I run med-grip ashphalt outdoor. Normally run tamiya tyres in the warmer weather (here in Aus) when the track temp is about 50-60 degrees (celcius). Tamiya tyes however a re shithouse in colder months when our track temsp are around the 30 degree (celcius) range so have only just recently bought some shimizus to see how they go in winter.

In any case back to my question, ive taped my battery up front, esc at the back and receiver on the side. How are all of you guys doing it?
Lots of info on the previous 5 pages of this thread
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Here's how my II is setup
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