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Old 01-26-2009, 07:49 PM   #1261
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there are a number of R specific parts, none of which are available as replacement items yet to my knowledge... but i have read rumours that some of them should be available at the end of this month
also, some of the R parts like the etched servo mounts or logo stamped upper and lower decks wont be available as spares, only in the kit.
I just need some of the standard metal parts. I've upgraded to the point where I nearly have 2 cars in parts and am trying to piece them together. I need bags A and C, but they are discontinued. Bag B is still available.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:20 AM   #1262
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I just built my F103GT Advan Courage. I have a few questions.

1. Is the kit supposed to come with a foam bumper?

2. How do I mount the Courage body? The rear body post setup is so weird. What posts do I use for the front?

Pictures would be great.
The foam bumper only comes with the red box kit and it does not come with a body. The foam bumper will not work with the Courage body, as it is intended for use with TC bodies. If you still feel the need to run the TC body, you can order a bumper as it is the same bumper used on the TA05.

The Courage front body posts mount on the plastic bumper. Hmmm, the instructions should show this. Sorry, i don't have pictures. The rear posts seemed weird to me as well, but it has to be this way as the motor pod moves on the T-bar. Mounting the body so far forward makes the rear of the body shake a bit.

One generally accepted observation is that the Courage body needs more rear down force. Most people find a TC body with a good sized rear wing to be better handling than the courage. By adding a 1/4" strip of clear packing tape to the top and bottom of the rear wing you can add a noticeable amount of rear aero grip. Foam tires also seem to work better on the car than rubber. I run 28mm foams in the rear and 26mm on the front.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:44 AM   #1263
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After doing some browsing online last night, I figured it out.

I got the front posts correct, on the bumper. The rear ones are a set of thin, short posts. This is not shown in the manual. In the manual, it shows a foam bumper and long rear body posts, both not compatable with the Courage body.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:59 AM   #1264
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Hey guys,
Any setup tips for the F1 on outdoor asphalt? Here's my F103RS:






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Old 01-27-2009, 11:25 AM   #1265
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Any setup tips for the F1 on outdoor asphalt? Here's my F103RS:

Thanks!
Nice lookin ride! One of my favorite cars that Tamiya came out with. I put together a basic list of set up tips to try and help people that are getting started. I put the link below, hope it helps.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...hatever-5.html
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:38 AM   #1266
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Finally got pics of my F103R.













Since this car will only be displayed, what is a nice body and set of wings for it? I have looked for the TRG carbon print body, but have had no luck finding it.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:50 AM   #1267
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Nice lookin ride! One of my favorite cars that Tamiya came out with. I put together a basic list of set up tips to try and help people that are getting started. I put the link below, hope it helps.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...hatever-5.html
Thanks! This will help a lot. Cheers!
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:04 PM   #1268
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Just checked the 3 Racing web site. The damper pole is due out soon and is listed in their parts section for the F103RM. At some point I will have my 4 cars, 2 TCS and 2 put togethers with mostly Tamiya option parts.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #1269
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I am about to place an order on either RC Mart or RC Market. Which site is better? Better prices? It seems RC Market has alot more parts and bodies compared to RC Mart.

Also, what are some nice upgrades for the F103RM and F103GT?
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:42 PM   #1270
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I am about to place an order on either RC Mart or RC Market. Which site is better? Better prices? It seems RC Market has alot more parts and bodies compared to RC Mart.

Also, what are some nice upgrades for the F103RM and F103GT?
IMO, I like RC Mart better than RC Market. Market never seems to have anything in stock. You spend 30 minutes locating all the stuff you want, then when you start adding to cart it shows "out of stock, reorder in two weeks". That sort of sucks. I've ordered from RC Mart and not had problems, but I know some people have. Just my .02 cents.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:46 PM   #1271
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I just got all my parts in my cart on RC Market. I click checkout, then I have to make an account, but I cannot click the boxes to put my name, address, etc. Anyone else have this problem?
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Hey all, new to this forum, had an F1 years ago and just got a new F103RM this week, I have read thru this whole thread, and I see some people are not real happy with using the ball on the Tbar. Here is one minor thing i found when building mine.
When I put the screw through the chassis that holds the tbar balls down tight on the chassis, I noticed the chamfer in the bottom of the chassis was so deeply cut that the top part of the angle head part of the screw would come out the top of the chassis just slightly, and when you tighten everything up, the screw tightens up on the ball itself, before it bottoms out in the chassis, this is not good as the tbar ball never tigtens up to the chassis, and will just rock and flop back and forth a little instead of being fixed like it should be.
The fix I did for this was I found two VERY thin washers to go over the screw from the top, before the tbar goes on, the washers have to have a big enough inner hole to go over the end of the angle on the screw just slightly, this worked well as now the screws pull the balls down tight to the chassis and everything is good.
One other way you could fix this problem is to chamfer the inner hole in the bottom of the ball a little, so the head will clear it, some chassis might not have this problem at all as the countersink in the bottom might not be as deep.
I look forward to running this, haven't driven an F1 in AGES, got bit by the bug again, even found a P34 kit to build soon...
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Does the 15th anniv kit com with a servo? And how do I convince the race director to allow after market company bodies? Jk
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I just got all my parts in my cart on RC Market. I click checkout, then I have to make an account, but I cannot click the boxes to put my name, address, etc. Anyone else have this problem?
I was told I was using the wrong browser when this happened to me. They told me to use IE instead of mozilla.
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Does the 15th anniv kit com with a servo? And how do I convince the race director to allow after market company bodies? Jk
F103R (15th Anniversary) comes with chassis, pre-mounted foam tyres and a johnson 540 silvercan...
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