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Old 11-09-2009, 07:47 AM
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Guys I need some help.

I'm half way thru installing my F104, I find that the spur wobbles! Is this common?

Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Guys I need some help.

I'm half way thru installing my F104, I find that the spur wobbles! Is this common?

Thanks.
Yes, there is a bit of "float" if you will in the spur gear, nothing to be alarmed about
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:25 PM
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So I drove my F104 for the first time yesterday.....
Keep us (me) posted on your progress. I'll be running down at Mimi's in a week or two.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:25 AM
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Keep us (me) posted on your progress. I'll be running down at Mimi's in a week or two.
No problem. Is that your F1 car in your avatar?
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Everyone's waiting for the F60 with baited breath... and HPI sneaks in under the radar with not one, but two new body styles... the 2008 Renault, and the 2009 Toyota

http://www.rctech.net/forum/6589253-post342.html


sneaky sneaky....
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No problem. Is that your F1 car in your avatar?
Yea, that's the one that Todd took out to the TCS Nats for me and won concours.
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Yea, that's the one that Todd took out to the TCS Nats for me and won concours.
Todd Marshal, by chance?
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:12 PM
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Yea, that's the one that Todd took out to the TCS Nats for me and won concours.
Could we please see a larger picture of her?
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
Yes, there is a bit of "float" if you will in the spur gear, nothing to be alarmed about
Ok thanks.. What sort of parts should I keep in spares?

This gonna run on black can.

Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:07 AM
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I always wonder WHY! Tamiya doesn't come up with bodies like this from HPI or other manufacturers wherein the bodies are almost exact replicas


Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
Everyone's waiting for the F60 with baited breath... and HPI sneaks in under the radar with not one, but two new body styles... the 2008 Renault, and the 2009 Toyota

http://www.rctech.net/forum/6589253-post342.html


sneaky sneaky....
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Ok thanks.. What sort of parts should I keep in spares?

This gonna run on black can.

Thanks.
Actually this kit is very durable. I only got spurs and 1 set of front arms which till now have no need to change it.

Even after a hard crash, the upper arm was bend alittle which a little re-bend should be ok already ..
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
Todd Marshal, by chance?
Yes, the very same.

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Could we please see a larger picture of her?
Sure!



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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Ok thanks.. What sort of parts should I keep in spares?

This gonna run on black can.

Thanks.
After our second F1 Point Series race, a fellow racer bent one of the upper arms and turnbuckle after a brush with the boards. Get spare front end parts and maybe Ti turnbuckles.

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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
After our second F1 Point Series race, a fellow racer bent one of the upper arms and turnbuckle after a brush with the boards. Get spare front end parts and maybe Ti turnbuckles.
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Actually this kit is very durable. I only got spurs and 1 set of front arms which till now have no need to change it.

Even after a hard crash, the upper arm was bend alittle which a little re-bend should be ok already ..
Thanks guys,

I'll get some spurs and front parts. What spur ru guys using? I fitted it with 104....
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
Thanks guys,

I'll get some spurs and front parts. What spur ru guys using? I fitted it with 104....
I have only had one race day with my F104Pro and I used the 104t spur gear with the stock 25t pinion and kit motor. However, I just purchased a spur gear adapter http://www.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=3553 that will allow me to use any 64 or 48 pitch spur gears. The Tamiya gears work fine, however, they just don't seem to be readily available.
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