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Old 03-21-2009, 03:50 PM   #1786
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I did the same thing a few weeks ago on our carpet track....SNAP!
di your axle snap?
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #1787
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I wonder if the newer motor box is weaker than the old f103 motor box. The long thin spacer on the left can easily take out the bearing in a side impact.
A fix would be a pair of spacers on the inside of the box on both sides. And the load from the outer spacer on a side impact will be halved.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:54 PM   #1788
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Hey guys, what size pinion (pitch and module) do these
speed demons use?

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Old 03-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #1789
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Just snapped my axle today. Time to stock up on aluminum ones.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:03 PM   #1790
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Just snapped my axle today. Time to stock up on aluminum ones.
alum ones bend. i have the square rc one and it survived that wreck with absolutely no scratches at all.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:33 PM   #1791
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Any chassis pictures? Any modifications to fit the Mulsanne body? Thanks.

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This is sorta related but. here are a few recent photos of my F103-R 15th Anniversary chassis with an LMP body.

Chassis: F103R 15th Anniversary
Body: Protoform Mulsanne
Tires: Kit Rear / HBR Soft Front
Motor: Straight out of the box Johnson 540

And here's a noobtube video of the car doing some laps. Enjoy.
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:29 PM   #1792
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who has used the nifferent types of diffusers? i ahve used the TRG claer one and the ABC typeE and the trg was more stable overall, and the ABC was much more stable on the straight aways but the turns were harder to manuver.the weather difference betweent he 2 days was 30 degrees which i think played a MAJOR role.

anyone tested any others? anyone ahve a prefrence?
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:14 PM   #1793
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upon searching for my motor mount, i came across this:



for $200 you can have a fully hopped up f1 rc. this comes with alum upper arms, knuckles, toe links, castor adjuster, alum motor mount with 3 fans, rear t bar, lower deck, upper deck, hex wheel adapters, upper deck to servo mount bars, titanium screw kit and titanium friction plate. that is alot of hopups for only $200...
http://store.hkshobby.com/product_in...oducts_id=4901

what really caught my eye was the front arms... why would you have them reverse like that?

i really like the lower deck, thicker(3mm as opposed to 2.5) plus its thinner in the front, and has the extra hole for the f1 front wing. im goingt to school for my masters in physics and tone see how this is beneficial from a physical standpoint. the only thing that comes to mind is thier steering knucles are long. this may be positioned to make for that difference in distance. any insights?
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:14 AM   #1794
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again !
Are those one-off Red Bull stickers (stripes and numbers) and Ferrari wheel caps or is that sticker set available? I REALLY would like those wheel stickers to complete my Ferrari.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:17 PM   #1795
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I did the same thing a few weeks ago on our carpet track....SNAP!
I keep an extra with all the time. RCP has seen this more than a few times. These cars don't like PVC at all!
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Any chassis pictures? Any modifications to fit the Mulsanne body? Thanks.
Hi TFR. There weren't any modifications done to the car other than body mounts. For the front, I used the F103LM front bumper with F103LM aluminum body mounts. For the rear, I used F103LM body mounts as well. I adjusted the height using spacers and that was it. I'll go to the garage and take pics with the body off.
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I am pretty sure thats what I am running too. I am running medium fronts. I ordered 3 sets of F and R. My set was supposed to be hard fronts, but they sent medium.

Im excited to try these on friday!
How did the car feel with the Superion tires at OCRC? I just got a set for mine, gonna run it at the Tamiya track this sat.

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To follow up my previous post, there was a small modification to the front wheels so that they would fit nicely under the body. In hindsight, they may not have needed to be cut down...however, I did narrow them by removing approximately 2.5mm from the lip. This was accomplished with an exacto blade and a tire lathe kinda freaky and not something I enjoyed doing lol.

As for pics with the body off, here they are. These images should illustrate how the body mounts from the F103lm work.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:48 PM   #1799
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Absolutely beautiful car. And great job on the body mounting. I love the F1 style bodies, but there is something really enjoyable about that style body too. I almost want two cars

I saw those forward swept front arms too, I think you can swap the direction of the arms no problem on the LM car from what I can tell. I think its just done for styling. The real F1 cars have that forward swept style too.

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a servo for these cars?

At least ____ oz. of torque @ ___ sec. ?????

Any help would be appreciated as I just got my F103r together and trying to get the electronics done right.
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