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Old 03-12-2009, 12:51 PM   #1726
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I think they made it ugly for a reason.So ugly that we would WANT to change it.But does it really matter?They are not chearp here,$25.00cad.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:11 PM   #1727
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My F103 RX should get here in a few days.

ANy must have hop ups, besides the shock?
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:21 PM   #1728
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any recommendations on rubber tires ? what ones fit this car? what rims would I have to buy?
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #1729
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from the Tamiya America website:

Well-known radio control car announcer and owner of Trackside Hobbies, Scotty Ernst, will join HPI Racing, Tamiya America INC, and Kyosho America at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ernst hopes to broaden the radio control hobby by participating as the Master of Ceremonies at the various demonstration tracks, within the RCME booth. Ernst, while discussing the reasons for joining RCME said, "The main challenge for everyone in our industry is to get our exciting hobby out to the masses. The team behind the RCME is focused on promoting the hobby and getting everyone energized about it."
Ernst first became involved in the radio control industry in 1989. However, it was in 2002 at the Reedy Race of Champions, that Scotty Ernst began his profession as a race announcer. Since then, he has been involved in world-class touring car events such as the DHI Cup in Europe and the International Indoor Championships. He said, "The part of my job that I enjoy is watching the spectators get involved in the race I am announcing. Our racing is just as exciting as full scale racing and if I can get people into the race with my style of announcing, then I have succeeded in what I am trying to do." On April 16th through 19th, Ernst is set to bring the radio control world to tens of thousands of spectators.
Kyosho America, HPI Racing and Tamiya America INC. expressed their enthusiasm toward Ernst's involvement in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. "When it comes to event announcing in our respective industry, there is no other name that comes before Scotty Ernst. As a track owner and events promoter, he is uniquely qualified to help our three respective brands reach new audiences in an exciting and profound manner. Ernst will certainly aid us in our mission to properly present this exciting hobby to full scale motorsports fans at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach." We invite motorsport fans and hobby enthusiasts to join Scotty Ernst and RCME in the Lifestyle Expo, at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.


I think they race Formula cars at the "Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". so I think this is appropriate.

Three weeks to Trackside and Scotty's TCS race.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:49 PM   #1730
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I received some items today so that I can start building my new F103RS. One item that hasn't arrived is Tamiya heatsink motor mount.

Hopup parts:
Carbon shaft
Long Carbon upper deck
Tamiya heatsink motor mount
Tungsten carbide diff balls
aluminum turnbuckle steering tierods
Zen foam tires

electronics:
Tekin FX
Novak XXL
Metal gear servo
540 silver can motor


Tekin FX is soooo tiny! I didn't know it was going to be smaller than my XXL receiver..
The JIS screwdrivers are perfect fit for the Tamiya screws! I love them. Thanks to whoever recommended them on another thread.
I am going to be busy!
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #1731
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The JIS screwdrivers are perfect fit for the Tamiya screws! I love them. Thanks to whoever recommended them on another thread.
I am going to be busy!
The money you spent on screwdrivers could have been used to just replace the screws with hex head
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:12 PM   #1732
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Oh goodie!

RC Body Set F103 Type C - Clear
Item #84070

Check out the new image @
http://www.tamiyausa.com/images/prod...ader_84070.jpg
Hey George,
Would you recommend the "C" type body instead of the "M" type. Does the low front nose make that much difference?
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:53 PM   #1733
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Hey George,
Would you recommend the "C" type body instead of the "M" type. Does the low front nose make that much difference?
The C would be similar to the T for a comparison. Side by side, they aren't any better though. The only problem I've found with the M front wing is that it drags when then tires get a little worn as the outer vanes are a little lower than the chassis. They are durable though.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:55 PM   #1734
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I just got a 15th aniv. kit today. Anybody know if there is a true 48 pitch spur that will fit on this car? I have no 0.4 module pinions. I am going to run a 17.5 brushless in the car, any ideas on a good starting ratio? I will be running at the Tamiya usa track.

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:50 PM   #1735
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I just got a 15th aniv. kit today. Anybody know if there is a true 48 pitch spur that will fit on this car? I have no 0.4 module pinions. I am going to run a 17.5 brushless in the car, any ideas on a good starting ratio? I will be running at the Tamiya usa track.

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You can get a spacer ring which will fit inside any standard 48 or 64p spur gear. It eliminates the bearing, but that is ok. I have an HPI one, which you can still find around sometimes, but I think Cross also makes one.
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You can get a spacer ring which will fit inside any standard 48 or 64p spur gear. It eliminates the bearing, but that is ok. I have an HPI one, which you can still find around sometimes, but I think Cross also makes one.
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I received some items today so that I can start building my new F103RS. One item that hasn't arrived is Tamiya heatsink motor mount.
I have [i think] 2 XXLs if you need anymore. Ill never use them.
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thanks for the tire info.
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i was doing spring cleaning and stumbled upon a bunch of things...

all for sale! for pix or offers, pm/email me!
i have 285 ebay/99.3% feedback.
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...ab=AllFeedback

TRG advance rear wing (only installed, never ran)
TRG advance front wing (only installed, never ran, additional hole made to fit short nose body)
Cross racing front wing (never installed, never ran. only out of package. im second owner)
3racing low friction pads (BNIB)
3 racing camber/castor adjusting kit for both GT and LM (BNIB)
RCzen body ZF02 black/blue stripes. (never ran, only painted)
Dahm racing F1 body white/aqua stripes (never ran, only pained)
Tamiya 20/21 pinion gear set (BNIB)

for pix or offers, pm me or email me.
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I AM IN FLORIDA, NO WAITING FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!!
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i also stumbled upon this...

new rc zen body:

http://rc-zen.com/z0004.html
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