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Old 04-13-2023, 02:05 PM
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Mine has little to no brake. Is this common or something I just need to adjust on my radio?
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Old 04-14-2023, 11:49 AM
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Got the body all paintes up. Learned a lot.
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Old 04-14-2023, 02:34 PM
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I am still running a Tamiya F104 at my local club. This car started life as a pile of free extra parts that I've slowly upgraded to basically a Tamiya F104 X1. The only Tamiya blue aluminum parts that I'm missing are servo mounts (Part# 54203) & the pivot post (Part# 54169) - both have long since been discontinued.

I am racing indoors on black carpet using CRC F1 premounts. While the car is fun to drive and reasonably competitive, it tends to push on power and lift the inside rear wheel through the corners. Does anyone with experience racing the F104 have any general setup advice?

- T-bar? (Currently using a 3-racing 1.8mm 1-piece t-bar)
- Front springs? (Currently using Tamiya F1 gold front springs)
- Upper deck? (Currently using long carbon fiber upper deck but can switch to separated FRP upper deck)

Here is a pic of the car and thanks for any advice.

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Old 04-14-2023, 06:11 PM
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Got my 2023 Ferrari and Williams Decals from RCDecals from UK today. They look great!
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Got the body all paintes up. Learned a lot.
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Lol! Single life. I don't cook. That's actually dog aftermath. My English mastiff Molly likes shoes...
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U didn't get me any bullfrog... :/ lol

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Old 04-15-2023, 07:53 AM
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Brian, are there tweak screws on that car? I can't temember.
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Old 04-16-2023, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
I am still running a Tamiya F104 at my local club. This car started life as a pile of free extra parts that I've slowly upgraded to basically a Tamiya F104 X1. The only Tamiya blue aluminum parts that I'm missing are servo mounts (Part# 54203) & the pivot post (Part# 54169) - both have long since been discontinued.

I am racing indoors on black carpet using CRC F1 premounts. While the car is fun to drive and reasonably competitive, it tends to push on power and lift the inside rear wheel through the corners. Does anyone with experience racing the F104 have any general setup advice?

- T-bar? (Currently using a 3-racing 1.8mm 1-piece t-bar)
- Front springs? (Currently using Tamiya F1 gold front springs)
- Upper deck? (Currently using long carbon fiber upper deck but can switch to separated FRP upper deck)

Here is a pic of the car and thanks for any advice.
You may want to try a couple things on the T bar. You can actually run without the center screw in the t bar. I preferred this when not running in TCS races (they make you run the screw). We used to glue the foam included with shock bladders on top of the t bar to maintain proper ride height.

Alternatively, I would run the Tamiya medium t bar (green no cut out) or maybe like a 1.6 mm. You have a pretty stiff t bar and that contributes to lifting tires. A softer t bar lets the suspension twist a little further before it lifts a tire.

The long upper deck mostly makes the car more reactive off center. Switching to a separated upper deck will make it steer more, but it may also make it too crazy to drive. It's not a ton of work to change though, so you might want to try it.

The thing that may help you is taking the 2 plastic spacers out from under the camber plate on the front end. Dropping the plate down allows you a lot more adjustment as far as setting camber gain.

The other thing is the steering knuckles...those look like 3.5 mm offset knuckles, which can kill too much steering on an indoor track. The standard inline knuckles will help a lot with steering.

I also felt like the servo with the spline pointed forward didn't steer as well as the servo with the spline up.

https://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/2010/1...-tbar-mod.html

https://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/2011/0...up-how-to.html
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Originally Posted by fat500

this is the Roche

this is the Schumacher notice I have to cut out around the rear side pods on each this is with a WRC f17 body
Where Can i buy something like this black car.
Pirelli wheels, same body, what chassis ?
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Originally Posted by flymetonight
Where Can i buy something like this black car.
Pirelli wheels, same body, what chassis ?
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It's a Roche ... he literally put that in the post you quoted.
... and someone a few posts later said it's the gonzo body.
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Originally Posted by MonkeyCmonkeyDo
Mine has little to no brake. Is this common or something I just need to adjust on my radio?
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It depends on how you setup your ESC for brakes. but its pretty common for F1 rc cars to have little to no brakes since only the rear axle is doing the braking. You wouldnt want too strong of a brake as well as you risk locking up the rear and spinning out.
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33 F1s yesterday at Nor-Cal hobbies for the 2nd round of RCFIA - team F1 event. F1 entries have been up recently, but this was unexpected.
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Old 04-19-2023, 04:28 PM
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Hello all
I'm hoping to run my f103 this coming weekend if weather permits and I would like to know which front springs u all recommend?
I'll be running soft front and rear team powers rubbers.
I think one surface will be smooth paved black top or asphalt and the other will be griddy school yard concrete like at a high school courtyard...if they still have those? Lol.

Anyway weather here is cold and wet. Im gonna say a max of 60deg F during track time. Why I went with soft/softs.

I have the tamiya front spring selection kit....but no idea what color cordinates with what stiffness or hardness. Lol.
think there's gold, silver, and black springs in the set. I'll do some research but rn I'm just gonna run the springs that came in the car.
Running a 21.5 reedy. reedy blinky esc g2. 6100mah zippy drag pack batt. Stock slip and 25t pin. Think the slip is like a 78t... idk I can't remember rn. Lol.
ty all for any advice and or suggestions. I don't wanna bounce but I don't wanna be stiff as a board either. Lol.
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