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Old 12-26-2009, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by xspower View Post
Question that may have been answered already. The F104 comes with foam tires and I know there is rubber but I personally think that the foams will work better to the most part. What are you guys using to true the tires down after they are mounted? What arbor or is there another one that works?
The streets baby, that's how us poor folk true a tire, we take it to the streets. No time for fancy machines!

Quit wastin time,get out there and race!!! A couple of warm up laps outta true to that spec. course. If you race someone with rubbs, you might get smoked, but you probably run classes. I can't wait to get out there and run a spec. class!

I am actually surprised you prefer those kit foams? My opinion is they SUCK, except the fronts obviously.

Good luck chief.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sauber F1 View Post
This looks great. With that thin appearnce, somebody should produce old F1 bodies like a Lotus 49, Ferrari 312, or even cars from the 70s.
As a newby, what battery are you using?
I agree, looks smooth! Are those 3Racing wings on those first shots?
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:20 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a tire cone?
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueman Austria View Post
Hy there!

Is it possible to fit a F104 pro Body on a F103?
I think if you only cut out the body (without the sitd cooler parts) the battery should fit.

But fit the front wing?

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No one ?!?!?!?

Greetz Blueman
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Blueman Austria View Post
No one ?!?!?!?

Greetz Blueman
You are also asking the same about the F109 body.

They CAN fit, but you will have to make your own body holes, and maybe locate the shell differently, or trim it differently so it will fit.

I am waiting for the Lexan Tyrrell P34 shell from Tamiya to come out, and fit that to an F109, even more so now I have found foams for the front and wheels that take bearings.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:44 PM
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Has anyone tried a saddle lipo side by side then esc/rx behind servo? I was thinking of this combo at TITC. Anyone else making the trip, handout 23t brushed and Ride med rubber front/rear hot/humid interesting combo.
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avs: "where did the tbar go? it doesn't seem like there is enough space below the battery"
The t-bar is flush with the chassis on Tamiya F1's

Sauber F1: F1 Cigar type bodies could work nicely on this chassis.

akura2: "Are those F104 wheels/tires?"
They are the kit foam type 104 Pro wheels, with Pit Shimizu tires, these tires are made o fit this wheel, not for new rubber type tamiya wheels

NiMo: "That looks like a 1s set up?
What size motor?
And how does it perform with the different weight balance?"
Yes, 1S 17.5 pictured, but it won't keep up with Silver can, will try 13.5 next outing.
Balance is perfect side to side, car feels neutral on the track with the Rubber tires, haven't tried foams yet.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:02 PM
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If you space the top deck up by 1mm all around as well as friction pad mount then make spacer so nuts for T bar dont foul side by side saddle pack?
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Badman Racer View Post
Has anyone tried a saddle lipo side by side then esc/rx behind servo?

More pics;
Mounting of the Lipos
Chassis pics
Detailed pics
Lid on pics
Pics & Setup
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:39 AM
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Well, the Tamiya rubber rims and tyres arrived yesterday, so I headed out to my home track for a bit of a play this evening. Also took the new Spice foams for some comparative testing.

Started out on my familiar Tamiya B foamies to get a feel for the grip, which tends to vary from week to week due to weather/dust etc.

Next, I threw on the Spice set and was most impressed. Better grip than the B's and I'd say at least half a second quicker per lap. Car seemed very balanced and was fun to drive.

Finally, put on the new Tamiya rubber set and spun out at the first corner No real preparation, no warmth in them, so I shouldn't have been surprised. Took it easy for a little while and I was also impressed with how responsive they were - grip was generally not bad, but quite unforgiving. Both sets of foams were much more progressive when adhesion was lost. The rubber tyres felt very direct and I ended up turning the steering down a little to compensate.

Overall, however, they weren't as quick as either of the foam tyres, but I suspect that this will be only one data point. They're not scrubbed in yet and the compound seems quite hard, so may suit a warmer track. Not that this evening was cold, but not as warm as our Sunday daytime meets.

I look forward to seeing some more variety in the compounds now that the rims are out.

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Just noticed the wing extension.
is that allowed?
Does it work?
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:16 AM
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The Swedish F1 rules says that all aerodynamic aids have to be scale like.
The wing extension is a Gurney Flap - or as my team mate thought ... a girlie flap ... that guy needs a hearing aid for sure

And .. yes it works like it's intended - to scare the shit out of my competitors ..
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:23 PM
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Just ordered a F104 Pro.
Real quick question guys. Do Kimbrough or similar spur gears fit the F104 or do you have to use Tamiya gears?
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Originally Posted by WheelNut View Post
Just ordered a F104 Pro.
Real quick question guys. Do Kimbrough or similar spur gears fit the F104 or do you have to use Tamiya gears?
Yes they fit, but you will need an adapter.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/search.php?searchid=6515664
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Yes they fit, but you will need an adapter.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/search.php?searchid=6515664
That's too bad. Thanks for the link. I wonder if it's possible to mod one to fit.
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