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Old 12-31-2009, 11:39 AM
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Just ordered my first F1 car. How do you get the battery out of that thing?
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:08 AM
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rtypec....where did you get that sticker set? Have a part # for it? thanks.
very nicely done
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by vonjet View Post
Just ordered my first F1 car. How do you get the battery out of that thing?
Check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rq-b...eature=related

Much easier to watch this than try to describe it
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:14 PM
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rtypec....where did you get that sticker set? Have a part # for it? thanks.
very nicely done
Hi fat500, the decal sheet is "BAR" and "M" set from either AMS or Decal Island. The wings are white vinyl. The tan parts are also vinyl. Everything else is painted.
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Any recommendation on which of the 2 included spur gears to run? We have a large local carpet track 90X42 that is pretty fast.
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Happy Holidays All! Here's something a little more vanilla.





People, it doesn't get any cleaner than this, just sick!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:31 PM
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Stella is the sizzle.....
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I take it all back cause I just got burned.

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Originally Posted by CSaddict View Post
Any recommendation on which of the 2 included spur gears to run? We have a large local carpet track 90X42 that is pretty fast.
I use the smallest one, it has a good pull-away.
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Well, another race meet to give the rubber tires a go.

As the track layout had been changed from when I last ran the rubbers, I wasn't able to compare direct times, but decided to run the rubbers for one heat and then the foams to see how they compared with the new track layout.

I practiced before the first race with the rubbers and some tire additive. These tires had been used for a total of 20 minutes to date. It handled like it was on skates for the first few laps, then the grip and handling improved, so I decided for the race to not use any additive and see how they went.

The first race we had 10 starters in F1, so after we settled down, I found that the rubbers went ok, the car was consistent, with my abest lap 26.2s and 13 laps in the 6 minutes. Looking at the time sheets, the laps in the middle part of the race were very consistent, but did note the times dropped off late in the race.

For race 2, I went foams all round with additive on the back. I felt the car handled well and at times I thought I must be going faster, but when I compared times, my best lap was 26.8 with 13 laps again done.

Race 3 I tried the rubbers again with only a small amount of tire additive to see how it would go, but it was terrible to say the least.

For the final, I went back to rubbers with no additive at all, and the car from the start seemed planted and settled...the driver let it down when after 4 minutes I decided the right rear wheel was holding back my natural speed......it was a good crash at least.

I raced in the evening, the tempertaure was 27 degress with humity of 80%.
I was running a 21.5, with the leaders running 23s laps.

I might try the spice foams as suggested by PDR in earlier post and see how they go.

Some fun had, but would like to be handling better. Will keep trying.
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Just ordered my first F1 car. How do you get the battery out of that thing?
First be patient, then you remove those two posts, front & back, then the battery holder, now pull your battery forward. I have my car facing me. Once pulled, then turn to the right about a few deg. push the back of your battery forward and she should pull right on out. Smooth....
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I don't have the F60 yet as I'm waiting for the body set to be available from my LHS. But while there, I picked something up that suits my 104 just fine...

(Helmet coming soon)



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Anyone find the F104 wheels for rubber tires in the US?
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Anyone find the F104 wheels for rubber tires in the US?
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:25 PM
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Hi Guys! I spent almost the whole day reading the thread, and man I think Ive learned a lot about the ride. I got one of this art pieces as a christmas present and Im gonna put it on the bench next week. Im amazed with your car, mainly with those clean and tidy electrics.
Im planning to try a 18th scale 2200 LiPo size placed as backwards as possible and the esc and rx in front of it on the main chasis like inzanne did in his awesome layout. This way Im able to use simetrical chassis post and place the weight backwards, but just doubt about the lost weight due to the small battery.

The F1 scene is getting huge in our club, we are now 27 open wheelers, mostly f109,s, but therere a bunch of 104, a couple of 103 and an ancient 102. We have the first race of the year in late january. I wonder my 104 performed great before the race...
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Nope. I tried all of my usual reliable sources, but no luck. Not even Ultimate Hobbies which usually seems to get products first.
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