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Old 06-23-2010, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by stefka View Post
Hi, f103ers,
I just started out with Pancars and found a F103 together with this body:Attachment 608302. Previous owner could not comment on it...

When searching I could only find the F103 with the Audi R8 Spyder type body(58247), not this Audi R8C closed body type.

Is it another brand in the end ?

I want to know what I got before I wreck it

ideas, anyone ?
cheers, Stefan
The kit is a Carson Audi R8C kit.Being from Germany these should be easy for you to find but rare for the rest of us. Carson has a lot of interesting bodies on Tamiya kits that are hard to get out of Germany. They also did a BMW LeMans body.
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has anyone had any experience with Shimizu tires on a f103?
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Originally Posted by bakaguyjean View Post
The kit is a Carson Audi R8C kit.Being from Germany these should be easy for you to find but rare for the rest of us. Carson has a lot of interesting bodies on Tamiya kits that are hard to get out of Germany. They also did a BMW LeMans body.
Here is pic of the Carson Sports BMW V12 LMR '99 Sebring 12h Winner...this one is up currently on ebay in the UK.

I recently acquired the same body, great detail and quality parts.

I will post up pics pics once its done. So far its painted and assembled.
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Originally Posted by kneedeeppow View Post
has anyone had any experience with Shimizu tires on a f103?
Hello I am running the tire; ( sorry for the cut and paste)

Shimizu Racing (#PS-0541) F103 Front Racing Slick Tire (Soft) - Fell like Tamiya Belted A
Shimizu Racing (#PS-0543) F103 Front Racing Slick Tire (Medium) - Not quite Tamiya Belted B
Shimizu Racing (#PS-0545) F103 Rear Racing Slick Tire (R1) (Soft) - Softer Than Tamiya Belted A

They are well made, foams need assembly, I used cross wheels and they mounted up well.

I have the new R3 and F3 rubber compound by Shimizu on order they look interesting!!! - Made for high dust, while keeping traction.

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Any Advice on using chrome paint. My LHS had Alclad - Spray - Chrome for Lexan.

I am doing up a Ferrari 312 T3 and both wings will chrome. What is the best colour to back the Chrome in?

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Any Advice on using chrome paint. My LHS had Alclad - Spray - Chrome for Lexan.

I am doing up a Ferrari 312 T3 and both wings will chrome. What is the best colour to back the Chrome in?

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maybe this?
http://www.spazstix.com/xcart/Mirror...e-Paint-c-372/
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Any Advice on using chrome paint. My LHS had Alclad - Spray - Chrome for Lexan.

I am doing up a Ferrari 312 T3 and both wings will chrome. What is the best colour to back the Chrome in?

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I have used this paint before and the results can be quite stunning. Be sure to apply in light coats and back with black paint. Good luck.
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Not just black...but an acrylic based black not a lacquer based black. Even though the Alclad is a lacquer based paint it is very thin and doesn't respond well to a lacquer based backing. Also if you are painting this on plastic wings instead of lexan remember your backing coat is first followed by the chrome and it will probably need a clear coat since it won't have the lexan to act as a clear coat.
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is there any aftermarket battery mounts that are a little bigger than than the plastic kit ones? i need another 5-8mm to fit my yeah racing lipos
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Originally Posted by kneedeeppow View Post
is there any aftermarket battery mounts that are a little bigger than than the plastic kit ones? i need another 5-8mm to fit my yeah racing lipos
I use the yeah racing battery holders...they are long enough for orion lipos with a bit of space. The other option is to use tape the lipo to the top deck 'wings', I think the stock setup is wide enough for a lipo. I do not know if the 3racing version of the battery holder is long enough for lipo? The yeah racing battery holder also use ball/tweak screws set up for the t-bar like 1/12th. The parts are quality and come with high quality hex screws. http://www.rctech.net/forum/7526344-post1279.html

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Hi guys,

Just small question ... for you who are racing brushed motors on Lipo's on yours F1's, did you noted a HUGE change in motor wear when went from NiMH to LIPO ?, i mean, was like killing motors just because of the Lipo ?, i need really in depth information about this ...

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Hi guys,

Just small question ... for you who are racing brushed motors on Lipo's on yours F1's, did you noted a HUGE change in motor wear when went from NiMH to LIPO ?, i mean, was like killing motors just because of the Lipo ?, i need really in depth information about this ...

thanks a lot,

Pat
Barely any difference at all in my 103.
Just a bit faster than before.
Basically the Silvercan gets hot and slows .2 to .3 in the last min of an 8 min run.
Which is not so different than before with round cells.
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Has anybody tried using/fitting the F201 wheels on an F103GT, with the ADVAN Courage body? Do the wheels line up on the fenders, without rubbing, especially on the right rear, inner side of the wheel?
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are the tamiya range of foam wheels ok or are there better options out there? i plan to run hard-mediums on the front and medium-softs on the rear. we have a fairly low grip surface to race on and rubber tires arent up to it.
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Originally Posted by kneedeeppow View Post
are the tamiya range of foam wheels ok or are there better options out there? i plan to run hard-mediums on the front and medium-softs on the rear. we have a fairly low grip surface to race on and rubber tires arent up to it.
If you pay for the Tamiya pre assembled front and rear foams you will not find a better balanced set for most any condition.
Asphalt or carpet.
These are medium fronts and supersoft rears.
Just adjust the amount of traction compound used on the front, 1/8 to 1/2 tire width, if any at all.

Full sauce rears, always. (what sauce to use is the trick )

Always clean em before you sauce em, especially the fronts (whether you sauce these or not) cuz these cars always oversteer. If you don't sauce the fronts they will pick it up anyway as you run it, now you're oversteering again.
That's on asphalt, on carpet the sticky stuff will pick up fuzz and it will understeer. Keep the fronts clean no matter where you run.

If you want to buy just the donuts, the similar (but not exact) compounds are numbered:

84095 rears and

84096 fronts.

As Porsche says, "There is no substitute"

If you don't have the right tire, you're gonna have a long day of tuning.
Don't waste your time.

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