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Old 02-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #1411
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i recently swapped all my alum screws for titanium hex screws, the funny thing is, the front end alum screws are the same exact weight (down to .01 oz) as the square rc titanium front end titanium screws.

may i ask the benefit of havin the shock mounted to the lower chassis instead of the upper?

its a f103gt that i have converted the front end to accept the f103lm wheels from tamiya and other similar brands.
More angle, better funtionality.
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Unless it is one of the LONG Aluminum screws that holds the front end on. They are soft. I already had to slot one with a dremel to get it out.
Oh yeah, those suck A$$!!!

I replaced mine after just one weekend of racing. What I did was go to the local Ace hardware and find a stainless steel screw the same size and replace both those long front screws.

The best part...the screws have a 2.5mm hex in them, so no stripping at all!
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Hahahaha i just stripped one too!!! hahaha
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More angle, better funtionality.
you think i could use a heavier oil because of the angle? i am using 35 now but it is VERY smooth. too soft for my liking...

any reccomendation on the setup on the oil filled shock? BTW i am running a 4.7ratio on a 3300 brushless i need traction!!!
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you think i could use a heavier oil because of the angle? i am using 35 now but it is VERY smooth. too soft for my liking...

any reccomendation on the setup on the oil filled shock? BTW i am running a 4.7ratio on a 3300 brushless i need traction!!!
I run the white spring and 30 wt oil. It suits me fine, but that's with a silver can. I've never run a lipo in an an F103. In my WGT car, I run a 25 lb spring and 30 wt oil also. I ran 50, but was getting massive torque steer the minute the motor recoiled. I lightened it up and it went away. I get a little slide if I get on the throttle too hard right off the bat, but its predictable now.
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you think i could use a heavier oil because of the angle? i am using 35 now but it is VERY smooth. too soft for my liking...

any reccomendation on the setup on the oil filled shock? BTW i am running a 4.7ratio on a 3300 brushless i need traction!!!
The more you reduce the angle, the more on power steering the car will have, vice versa.

Not sure how fast a 3300 motor is but I have seen a 19t motor make a 103GT on foams pretty hard to drive. What is the car doing, is it crashing over bumps? Is it porposing on and off power?
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The more you reduce the angle, the more on power steering the car will have, vice versa.

Not sure how fast a 3300 motor is but I have seen a 19t motor make a 103GT on foams pretty hard to drive. What is the car doing, is it crashing over bumps? Is it porposing on and off power?
on generic rubber tires, it would over power and do a u turn. since then i have turned the exp down, and am in the process of converting the f103gt to a f103lm.(only need the 3 racing front end for lm/GT and the 3 racing rear end for a f103lm-both on thier way in the mail to me. )

i also think my issue was the 5.5DR that i bought the car with. i have since ordered a 20/21 and 94/103 kit and will keep a 4.7 DR.hopefully that solves my problem.

as soon as i get the parts, i will let you know the experience.
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would love to have the 15 anniversery model
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Anyone heard any news about the carbon fiber painted body TRG was suppose to release? It should have been out months ago.

http://www.rc-trg.com/cpf1body.html
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on generic rubber tires, it would over power and do a u turn. since then i have turned the exp down, and am in the process of converting the f103gt to a f103lm.(only need the 3 racing front end for lm/GT and the 3 racing rear end for a f103lm-both on thier way in the mail to me. )

i also think my issue was the 5.5DR that i bought the car with. i have since ordered a 20/21 and 94/103 kit and will keep a 4.7 DR.hopefully that solves my problem.

as soon as i get the parts, i will let you know the experience.
i am running 21/93 (4.42FDR) with an LRP x11 13.5 (bonded) on a large ex-1/8th nitro track (250m) with TRG rubber tyres...

one thing that i have found which reduced a lot of the twitchiness in the steering is to turn the EPA down on the servos.. mine are set at about 60 on the EPA for left/right and i have DR down around 70-80% (DR was tuned for the track)

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48p? Always.

Go with 72/19 for that silver can. 72/20 for small foam tires.

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Hey Thanks. Sounds like a good starting point to me. Appreciate it.
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Anyone heard any news about the carbon fiber painted body TRG was suppose to release? It should have been out months ago.

http://www.rc-trg.com/cpf1body.html
I've asked several times with no answers. I have wanted that body since I've seen it. I want to put it on my 15th Anniversary.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:37 AM   #1423
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Hi all,

I just purchased an F103GT with a S2000 Bodyshell. I have no esc and batteries installed. As for motors, i have Mabuchi RS-540 and HPI R2 23T. I would like to enquire what are the items i need to buy best for the kit. I am in need of a good motor, esc and batteries. I have been playing nitro powered rc for awhile, so i am new to EP racing. Thanks all. You can PM me too. Thank you.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:00 AM   #1424
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I've asked several times with no answers. I have wanted that body since I've seen it. I want to put it on my 15th Anniversary.
Me too. It's one of the coolest F1 bodies I've seen, and no need to paint.

Cut, mount and race.
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Me too. It's one of the coolest F1 bodies I've seen, and no need to paint.

Cut, mount and race.
It shown on their website, but they don't sell direct from what I can translate.

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