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Old 06-29-2012, 12:46 PM   #121
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Anyone seen the new rear wing mount, the hop up carbon fiber piece? Seems a bit weak, i ordered one before i actually saw it on the car... the other thing is, i can believe it didnt come with an aluminum moutor mount...

I would be super if they could come out with some type of rear diffuser for this car.... We run Rubber and 21.5T motors...
when you add the alum motor mounts they include a rear alum piece to 'reinforce' the 'thin' rear CF piece you describe
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #122
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Foams are better pretty much everywhere...we like rubber tires because they last longer and look more scale than foams. With foam tires you end up with some people cutting them down really small so they look pretty ridiculous on the car.
Well, I think the scale factor is important, but not so essencial to make the car work worse with those rubbers.. This is just my point of view. And for my "medium size" local nitro track foams works better at any tyre size.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:33 AM   #123
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Ordered mine today and all the Hop-Up parts to go with it.
Shopping list is easy to put together using the article from Tamiya USA.
Scrolled down to the section: Separately available Hop-Up Options

Sticking with the F104 Pro body for now, I don't mind the Ferrari and McLaren that can fit this model but like the Tamiya one a bit more.

Just shopping around for servos now, low profile seems to be best option to avoid some issues.
Hope to have kit and parts soon (same seller), by then will have servo, receiver and ESC, battery options decided.

Club I'll try this at is in Castle Hill in Sydney, Australia, Castle Hill Raceway.
Their rules for F1 are clear.
Asking for advice on best performance for their motor options with this new F104 v2, they will let people use:
"Cars may run either a 540 Stock motor, 27 turn Stock motor or 17.5 brushless or a Tamiya Sports Tuned motor."

Cheers, oh and hello as this is my first post but I've been lurking around the last few weeks reading what models I want (will get Xray T3 2012 later for my touring car).
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:45 AM   #124
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For a motor at castle hill either a 21.5 or 17.5 is the way to go.
I run a 21.5 as you can then run it at SMA or windsor. Revtechs go well but even my tekin with turbo added is quick enough. Its more about tire choice and handling then outright speed

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Old 06-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #126
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Quick question - how is this car on indoor asphalt? Any setup tips?

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Quick question - how is this car on indoor asphalt? Any setup tips?

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:10 PM   #130
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You are going to need more hope, than help if attempting to run the "current" Tamiya rubber on carpet
So Redbull...you're saying that v2 are design more for foam tire rather than rubber?
Which mean I bought the wrong kit then...
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So Redbull...you're saying that v2 are design more for foam tire rather than rubber?
Which mean I bought the wrong kit then...
Not what I'm saying at all

The current Tamiya rubber tires are not the go for carpet
Try Shimizu and you will be fine
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Curious to see how this kit works on asphalt since my 12R5.1 will only work for 3 minutes / until there is still traction compound. And since it uses essentially the same rear pod design - hopefully it won't react the same way :-(
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All wired up, ready for shakedown


What is the total weight?
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Looking at servo's for this now, low profile seems to be thing to avoid cutting anything and to avoid bump steer as outlined in the Tamiya USA article (can't post link, not enough posts on this site yet )

One that seems to be at the top of the list is Savox SH-1357
made for 1/12, but with light weight of this F1 should be fine and a few people have mentioned it to me.

What choice have you made/using for the F104 v2 (or F104, F103) etc?
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Looking at servo's for this now, low profile seems to be thing to avoid cutting anything and to avoid bump steer as outlined in the Tamiya USA article (can't post link, not enough posts on this site yet )

One that seems to be at the top of the list is Savox SH-1357
made for 1/12, but with light weight of this F1 should be fine and a few people have mentioned it to me.

What choice have you made/using for the F104 v2 (or F104, F103) etc?
Quote my own post...
Anyway, one other option is this Futaba: S9551.
Is that better then the Savox for this chassis?

Any others?

I'm keen to buy something this week, after that I've just got Motor choice on Friday and then tires to go and I'm done, then it's testing time
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