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Old 05-05-2009, 10:22 AM   #1951
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Is there a place that just sells front and rear wings???


are the kit tires medium shore??? where do they sell aftermarket tires?
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:50 PM   #1952
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Hello all. I just ordered a 103RM and I am pretty pumped but I have a couple of questions. First off, is the Novak GTS Pro sport a good speed control for a brushed set up or would I be better off with something else?

Second, what is a good NI-MH pack to use that is still TCS legal? I want to avoid Lipo's for a while.

Lastly, can you guys recommend a decent entry to mid level servo for this thing?

By the way, this is my first car in a very long time. The last one I had was a Kyosho Icarus back in the day! Thanks guys.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #1953
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Hello all. I just ordered a 103RM and I am pretty pumped but I have a couple of questions. First off, is the Novak GTS Pro sport a good speed control for a brushed set up or would I be better off with something else?

Second, what is a good NI-MH pack to use that is still TCS legal? I want to avoid Lipo's for a while.

Lastly, can you guys recommend a decent entry to mid level servo for this thing?

By the way, this is my first car in a very long time. The last one I had was a Kyosho Icarus back in the day! Thanks guys.
IMO I wouldnt waste your money on NiMh, get 1 3800 orion lipo and an Avionics charger and call it a day.I have been running lipos for 2 years and they are the best thing to hit the hobby in a long time ( along with brushless motors) they are zero maintenance and are very consistent through the run
Your cost for the charger and battery will probably be between $150 and $175
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #1954
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Is there a place that just sells front and rear wings???


are the kit tires medium shore??? where do they sell aftermarket tires?
Here're the links..
http://rcmarket.com.hk/index.php?cPa...sort=2a&page=1

http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/tamiya..._744_1221.html

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Can someone explain the difference between

1) F103 Formula Car Flex T-Bar Set 53169
2) F1 T-Bar (F103 Chassis) #50505

thanks!
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The T Bar 50505 is just the standard T bar that comes with the 103RM

and the flex T Bar is a bit softer for more grip.
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Thanks, I think I have to try the softer one for low grip surface.
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Any decent servo recommendations?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:34 PM   #1959
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The T Bar 50505 is just the standard T bar that comes with the 103RM

and the flex T Bar is a bit softer for more grip.

How do the stock and flex T-bars compare to any of the aftermarket ones?
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #1960
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our first race will be June 6th at OCRC's indoor carpet track! The SpeedtechRC RCGT Showdown is all about scale racing so we included F1 guys to join in on the fun.

if you have a pic of your F1 machine... please email it to me so i can post it on the site.

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Can anyone hook me up with a new or used right wheel mount for my GT like this one http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-f10...th=595_744_888 or this one http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-f10...th=595_744_888 PM me if you do.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:46 PM   #1962
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:10 AM   #1963
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Edited because I was half asleep and thought the pic above was this...........

Roche Ball diff.

http://www.redrc.net/2009/03/roche-r...-differential/

and

http://www.roche.hk/roche-hop-up%20products.htm
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:34 AM   #1964
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Yes, I have the 2 o ring setup now. I think the surface is a little dusty this evening so I am having spin outs again despite it being much better 3 days ago. I feel my diff is already quite loose and I'll be wearing out the balls pre-maturely if I go any looser?

My T bar does move side to side when the screw is not so tight, that means it's worn? I recall there are 2 different t bars Tamiya made?

I am using the stock foams, do you know what shore they are? I have a feeling the stock rears may have too little grip for the low grip asphalt I am driving on. I am also running Lipos. On this surface, even 4WD TCs rear can come loose sometimes, we run Sorex40r on TCs as the weather is quite hot. What tyres do you recommend for my F103, Zen? Or even should I go for TRG rubbers ($) in my application?

Thanks again for your help again!
Sorry for the late reply.

So with the "O" ring set up its a little better for you? You said it was a little dusty. Can you get rid of the dust? We have a leaf blower we use when it starts to get dusty.

Your "T" bar will move a little but it is hard to tell without the car in hand if its worn or not. But you can check the rear hole with the front hole. Usally the rear wears out and the front stays its normal size. See if the rear hole is bigger.
The optional Tamiya "T" bar is a little softer than the stock piece. It also has a big S on it so you can tell which "T" bar is which.
For tires I am not sure what the Tamiya stock tires are. I am simple and I like numbers so I use Kawahara tires. They come in different shore numbers so its easy to understand what tires I might need to use. I recomend that you ue whatever brand is easy to get for you that has shore rating and go from there. You also have to remember that as the tires go from big to small they start to feel different. Foam/sponge tires can be a pain, so some people do use rubber tires. No one i race with uses rubber tires but that doesnt mean you cant. The TRG and Cross rubber tires are the same. Cross makes them for TRG and they are good tires. The only other rubbers tires I know of now are Ride these are good also. Tamiya used to make rubber tires but these are really old now so if you buy some from some where they will not be fresh rubber.

I know Lipo are nice but if you have an Nihm battery just try it once and see if you like how the car handles. Or if you dont add enough weight to equal a Nihm battery and try that. You might be happier with the car.
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How do the stock and flex T-bars compare to any of the aftermarket ones?
The Tamiya "T" bars are great. You really only need the two bars from Tamiya.

The Carbon "T" bars are just insane to me as I dont see why you would want a harder "T" bar. Just caused over steer for me. Of the two carbon "T" bars from 3Racing the Black one is stiffer than the silver one.

The other after market "T" bars that are fiberglass should be fine. Squat,Kawada,Blade,3Racing,Square and a few others make fiberglass "T" bars. All of these are about twice the price of a Tamiya "T" bar.

The one odd ball "T" bar I am thinking about trying the Squat Soft "T" bar. Its Fiberglass but has a "U" shaped cut out for the rear screw. I was thing about running spacers both front and rear instead of a spacer front and "O" ring rear. Just as a way to not have to worry about the rear screw. But again the Tamiya "T" bar really isnt a problem.
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