Tamiya F103 LM

Old 07-27-2007, 08:08 AM
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i know this car is a bit old... but i have a few questions, a buddy of mine cleaned his garage out and found this great Rc car brand new in the box , he had never finshed building the car ... heres my questions , would it be worth taking it?? and 2 could i put and electronic seed control in it ? (it comes with mech. speed control) not top mention it has probly the best body on it Joest Audi R8R...?? i am a newbi to electrics...

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Old 07-27-2007, 08:39 AM
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That is one of the better cars in that series- take it, finish it (w/decent electronics) and have fun. Check the Tamiya site for support. Don
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really... im gonna snatch it up then, but will the Courage Body also fit on the F103 LM???

they seem real similar...just minute changes...

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really... im gonna snatch it up then, but will the Courage Body also fit on the F103 LM???

they seem real similar...just minute changes...

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It should fit just fine.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:26 AM
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but can i put an electronic speed control in there ???

and is the black can a good motor??? should i get a silver can?? which is better ?>
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but can i put an electronic speed control in there ???

and is the black can a good motor??? should i get a silver can?? which is better ?>
I believe the black can motor is the sport tuned, it would be a little better than a regular silver can, you should have no problem putting an ESC in the car at all.
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which esc would best suit this car ??? money having no limit ... but on a budget....
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which esc would best suit this car ??? money having no limit ... but on a budget....
If you're looking for a forward/brake esc the Novak GTS is a great sport level speed control.

If you need reverse, the LRP Quantum Sport line has several forward/reverse models that would work well.
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don't run it, ebay it, then use the money to by a 5th wheel and retire. ok well maybe not. but it is worth more money then it is actually using it.
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I'd build it and put it on a shelf. Then buy a NIB F103GT so you can run that one.
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are the really that valuable??? how valuable??

were they really that good???

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Just go on ebay and look up how much the Audi shells go for. Tamiya makes great shells and that's where most of their collectability comes from. Yours is a good pick up but not rare like hens teeth.
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which batteries would be best to run longer run times, i dont really want li-po's though, ill be useing the novak GTS ESC...with the tamiya Black and silver can motor....

and how does an ESC burn out or stop working what causes this ???
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what also would be a good brushless esc to use for the tamiya cans???
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In general the higher the number on the pack ig 4600, 3300, 1200. is the Mah. which will give you more run time . think of it like a gas tank.
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