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Old 10-04-2008, 07:14 AM   #346
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You are right! These will probably be gone by end of weekend. I've watched a few on ebay, and they are flying off very quickly. Must be a real sign of the times, PPL want to race realistic looking cars. Plus a cheaper alternative to TC racing.
Well here in S. Ontario at fastcats.ca F1 is now the biggest points series class!!
Why? because drivers race drivers, not cars. We use a 2400spec lipo or Nimh pack.. on the foams on an indoor carpet.

On a wednesday night we have over 20 f1 drivers.. on a Sunday it can get up to 30 on a good turnout and a LOT of these people not driving every other class as well.. some are.. but some are just out for f1.

I will be running f1, mini, and Tc stock rubber this year.. because I am just out to have fun and race.. 1/12 is pretty much dead (F1 replaced it) and TC is now split between the money foam guys.. and the fun rubber guys.

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Old 10-04-2008, 07:34 AM   #347
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Wow, if you go back through the Tamiya catalogue you see some great bodies.

Why does this company not produce body sets once the car it was made for is discontinued?? Weird.

Will the 201 bodies fit a 103 no problem?

I would love to get the old RC Ferrari 312T3 body set. Being Canadian you have to hang your hat on Gilles Villeneuve



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Old 10-04-2008, 08:08 AM   #348
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ducatigary:

that's one beautiful hop upped ride

if you don't mind me asking, would you give me an estimate of the total cost of the hop ups you bought for your kit?

also, are all those tamiya hop ups? or are some 3racing and/or other brands?

thanks in advance
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:20 AM   #349
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Bikerbob, I just bought the 312T3 F103RS complete kit, and built it to Tamiya specs, it will remain a shelf queen. You can still get the body from Tamiya
USA, but you have to buy the body shell, decals, windshield, driver figure, and parts tree for the rollbars, mirrors ect. Or you can still find the complete body kit on ebay, but I've seen them as much as $150 If you really want old school how about a Tyrrell P34, I found Advance hobbies in Canada has them. Yep, I ordered that right away, and she is getting alot of F103 hop-ups because I do want to run it. It will certainly turn heads having 4 front wheels!
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Here's a 312t3 body set: http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-Ferrari-3...3286.m20.l1116
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Thanks for the link,

So you think they can be bought retail? I will try that. $75 for a body set is a bit much when I want it as a runner.

Yeah Advance can have some wide range of stuff.. But they too have no RMs right now!


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Old 10-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #352
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alecladanga - hop up list so far below.

1 *Yeah Racing (#TA05-018BU) Alloy Wheel Washer Set For TA05,F103G
1 *Yeah Racing (#TA05-041BU) Alloy Body Post Parts For TA05,F103GT
1 3Racing (#F103GT-15) Titanium Rear Shaft
1 3Racing (#F103GT-22) Alum Friction Damper Post
1 3Racing (#F103GT-31/LB) Alum Motor Mount W/Cooling For F103GT (L
1 3Racing (#F103RM-01/LB) Differential Housing For F103RM
1 3Racing (#F103RM-07) Combo Upper Deck & Servo Mount For F103RM
1 3Racing (#TS-F103GT/V1) Titanlum Screw Set For 103GT
1 Futaba (#R152JE) AM 2CH. Receiver 27MHz
1 Tamiya (#51000) Servo Saver High Torque Type (black)
1 Tamiya (#51231) F103GT Rear Wheel Mount R
1 Tamiya (#51232) F103GT Rear Wheel Mount L
1 Tamiya (#53124) 3mm Tungsten-Carbide Diff Ball Set USD
1 Tamiya (#53159) 4mm Alu Flange Lock Nuts (Blue)
1 Tamiya (#53850) Titanium Coated Damper
1 Tamiya (#53876) Alum. Damper Retainer (BU)
1 Tamiya (#53901) TRF Special Damper F103GT
1 TOBEE (#43280) F103GT Alu. Front Body Mount
1 TOBEE (#43290) F103GT Alu. Rear Body Mount
1 Tamiya 53923 Module Spur Gear 93T/104T (F103GT)
1 Tamiya 53923 MODULE PINION 27T 29T
1 3Racing TAMIYA F103RM Aluminum Kncukle Arms
1 3RACING TAMIYA F103RM Upper Deck Mount #06
1 Rainbow Alu Pillow Ball Tie Rod Tamiya F103
1 Tamiya 10T High-Speed Transpeed MS Motor 49386

dont buy the tobee body mounts, they dont fit.

and dont buy 1 Tamiya (#53850) Titanium Coated Damper they dont fit either.

I also have a brand new KO Propo VFS 2000 ESC here but ive not solderd anything for a good 10 years or so, i might have to give it the somone who will do it proper . . . . .

ohh and ive got alloy plated wheels with rubber and rainbow fixed alloy turnbuckles due to land any day now, im having a nightmare with this soldering lark though . . . . im not sure if I should keep trying or pass it to somone who knows what they are doing . . . . . . .
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actually, i've just made my mind up, ill run down to the local hobby shop on monday and pay them to solder it together

next job, paint the body

ohh and you have to make your own 3mm spacer to get the titanium main shaft to fit, i probbably wouldnt bother with that either !
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Why does this company not produce body sets once the car it was made for is discontinued?? Weird.

Will the 201 bodies fit a 103 no problem?

I would love to get the old RC Ferrari 312T3 body set. Being Canadian you have to hang your hat on Gilles Villeneuve



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maybe its a marketing thing... i do know that Tamiya holds its annual trade show in Shizuoka Japan to coincide with the Tamiya World Championships...

they sell only on that trade show kits and items that normally would not be sold otherwise because officially it is discontinued by Tamiya.


F-201 bodies CAN be mounted to a F-103 Chassis. the trick is to modify the rear portion of the body to accomodate the rear pod and the slightly shortened wheelbase. similar to what i did to the Rahal Hogan Lola body for the F-103L which i made it fit to my 103RX.
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DONE! Stupid hard but well worth the effort
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ive spent the past couple of hours trying to work out how to get the body paint right, im no expert but ive done a few before . . . .

after experiencing the brain drain you really do have all the respect i can give for painting that up and my tyrrel body is nothing in comparison, no extra wings, nothing like that but im still having serious probs . . . . . . . . . . .

if anyone knows somone that can paint the body real good and solder my shit together right ill pay for flights etc
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Looks great Gary, you have your taillight on it??



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Looks great Gary, you have your taillight on it??



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that's not mine bob, mines currently covered in masking tape with me wishin it was as easy to paint as a boring ten a penny touring car

thanks all the same

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DONE! Stupid hard but well worth the effort




AWESOME!! Can you tell me which bodyset this is?? Thanx!
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It's the Chevron 2008 F1-08 Body set. It's not something you can just spray and play. You need some good body scissors and a sharpe eye, because there are multi peices on a single lexan mold. Some of the parts are reversed, so you need to cut them out, peel off the masking, and re-mask the other side. The instructions are in japanese or chinese, so you only have pictures to make since of it. Other than that, it's a beautiful bady.
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thanks for the hop up lists and the suggestions you have made when buildign your kit, much appreciated
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