R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2013, 02:55 AM   #826
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 869
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
Anybody has pictures of the kit and how they are wired using both shorty and full packs? Not an easy kit to route the wires nicely. Need some ideas..

Thanks in advance
Here are some pictures of my VII.



addicted2blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 04:27 AM   #827
Tech Adept
 
scr8pn4205's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 244
Default

Is there a chart that shows all the tamiya sponge foam tire part numbers and compund differences. I am wondering what a good starting point is for the foams for the f104 for carpet racing. thanks all
__________________
Airtronics M12
Team Associated B6
Reedy Power
scr8pn4205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 08:27 AM   #828
Tech Elite
 
Arahawak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: A.D. 2030
Posts: 3,436
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
Here are some pictures of my VII.
Quote:
Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
Mine is not the neatest but here it is.
Thanks guys.. gave me some ideas how to run those wires.
__________________
Support Bacteria - its the only culture some people have!
Arahawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #829
Tech Elite
 
nikos2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: any where I can race!
Posts: 4,486
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nikos2002
Default

Seems common philosophy is to mount battery forward with esc in back. Why not more conventional battery in rear esc in front?
__________________
Hobby Authority Distributions Marketing Director
** www.hobbyauthority-dist.com
Sponsored By: Hobby Authority, Maclan Racing, J Concepts, Xpert USA, G Force USA, epic 1 Designs, ARC, X Factory, Stickit 1, Boom Graphics
nikos2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #830
Tech Adept
 
TCS_FUN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 134
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

It makes the wiring terrible the further forward you place the esc
TCS_FUN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #831
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 869
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikos2002 View Post
Seems common philosophy is to mount battery forward with esc in back. Why not more conventional battery in rear esc in front?
Less wire means less weight and it looks even better
addicted2blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #832
Tech Champion
 
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,539
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by addicted2blue View Post
Less wire means less weight and it looks even better


__________________
--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #833
Tech Elite
 
Arahawak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: A.D. 2030
Posts: 3,436
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post


This is neat... which means the way to go is shorty packs?
__________________
Support Bacteria - its the only culture some people have!
Arahawak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 07:42 PM   #834
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Northern & Central Illinois
Posts: 4,337
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Most of us using shorty packs at our track run them toward the rear to get more weight for traction. I may try it a bit more forward and the esc behind it to see what it does.
AreCee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #835
Tech Elite
 
nikos2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: any where I can race!
Posts: 4,486
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to nikos2002
Default

I am not really worried about wiring or weight I was more concerned with the balance. I ran at IIC and was taking steering away the whole the time, but I also new the car was a bit out of balance because I had a full pack in the car and the electronics on the "side wings". Now I have a shorty pack, an looking for better balance when I get to run the car again. Thanks for the input.
__________________
Hobby Authority Distributions Marketing Director
** www.hobbyauthority-dist.com
Sponsored By: Hobby Authority, Maclan Racing, J Concepts, Xpert USA, G Force USA, epic 1 Designs, ARC, X Factory, Stickit 1, Boom Graphics
nikos2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 11:46 PM   #836
Tech Master
 
edhchoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: vancouver, wa, usa
Posts: 1,509
Trader Rating: 41 (100%+)
Default

During practice the center ball joint and one side link broke.
Didn't even get to race it.

edhchoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 01:02 AM   #837
Tech Adept
 
rbarciko's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 210
Default

The same thing happened to me last year.

I do recommend upgrading the Pitch damper on the F104v2 to the Tamiya RC TRF special damper, as on an outdoor track, the stock pitch damper has popped open after a few incidents - http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53901
__________________
-== Robert Barcikowski ==-
TFTR TC6 F104v2 RC Parts Search
rbarciko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #838
Tech Master
 
edhchoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: vancouver, wa, usa
Posts: 1,509
Trader Rating: 41 (100%+)
Default

Yep. I have the blue trf damper in place. It was not even a hard hit.
edhchoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:45 AM   #839
Tech Regular
 
BigRon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cbus,Ohio USA
Posts: 337
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to BigRon
Default

I've noticed that the 21.5 motor of choice is the Reedy Sonic. Is that motor considered to be the best of the allowed spec motors? Just curious.
__________________
*Serpent America*
SRX-2 ~ F110 SF2 ~ S100 LTR
Desoto Racing ~ KO Propo
BigRon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 02:55 AM   #840
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 566
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
During practice the center ball joint and one side link broke.
Didn't even get to race it.

The problem is the m2x5mm cap screws for the links. 5mm is too short causes the links to break at the ball ends. I've replaced mine with m2x8mm screws and haven't had an issue since.
J-PaP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamiya F104 Pro! NT Electric On-Road 9322 12-08-2016 04:16 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 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 03:15 AM.


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

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0