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Old 01-15-2010, 01:12 PM
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just got my f60 today. wow the body is really detailed, looks good. they even give you an optional body wing thats on the top rear of the car that covers the engine like the redbull car and the 2008 kimi ferrari.
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it comes with both the body kit and the 104 kit. its on the optional side pontoon part that you cut out.
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here is a pic so everybody knows what were talking about.
I'm staring at all three pieces of lexan right out of my Pro kit, but I don't see it anywhere.

Anyone care to take a guess as to whether it's TCS legal to ditch the ESC/Rx trays? My TP lipo is so wide that it touches the posts on both sides, so there's no room for the trays to wrap around the posts. I can get my small ESC/Rx to stay put on the chassis, but would this be considered an illegal "removal or modification"?
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:16 PM
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o. it only comes with the ferrari f60 body. sorry
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i also got the spare body and wing set for my f104 pro i used the pro body with the 09 wings. now it officially looks like an 09 lewis hamilton f1 car.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:11 PM
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well...I combined some parts from both cars to make one. The frp chassis has

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The side pods ADD strength, and look cool, but do add weight.
As far as space, you have more space without the pods that with, the instructions are a translation from Japan, and in this case I'd say they are inaccurate.
The standard setup for bump steer is also not quite right from the manual.
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well...I combined some parts from both cars to make one. The frp chassis has
The chassis has what?
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
just got my f60 today. wow the body is really detailed, looks good. they even give you an optional body wing thats on the top rear of the car that covers the engine like the redbull car and the 2008 kimi ferrari.
Thanks for telling. I completely missed that piece and I really can use it since I like to do the later in the season Toro Rosso STR4.
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well...I combined some parts from both cars to make one. The frp chassis has
The suspense man, it's killing us!
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
I'm staring at all three pieces of lexan right out of my Pro kit, but I don't see it anywhere.

Anyone care to take a guess as to whether it's TCS legal to ditch the ESC/Rx trays? My TP lipo is so wide that it touches the posts on both sides, so there's no room for the trays to wrap around the posts. I can get my small ESC/Rx to stay put on the chassis, but would this be considered an illegal "removal or modification"?


Ooops, just realized you got the Pro, not the f60. I guess those wanting the f60 can still benifit...
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I will call it the ferrari test car as it was not done to exact spec. see pic.
To complete the above......the frp chassis has about 5% more flex than the carbon when assembled. Has about 20% more flex unasembled.
I had expected more flex so i will probally use the carbon stuff for more bling if I see no diff. on the track. I did not use the side pods. Enjoy

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Body painted and just applying the finishing touches. Some time was taken to cut it all out etc, and I'm still not happy with the result for the induction pod and side pod additional pieces......they are hard to make stick that's for sure. I think it missing the bar code stickers.

Will finish side mirror's and bargeboards soon and fix them to that.

Fat500....nice job.
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Body painted and just applying the finishing touches. Some time was taken to cut it all out etc, and I'm still not happy with the result for the induction pod and side pod additional pieces......they are hard to make stick that's for sure. I think it missing the bar code stickers.

Will finish side mirror's and bargeboards soon and fix them to that.

Fat500....nice job.

Looks really good man. I am waiting for the tamiya paint to arrive from Japan to I can paint my F60.
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Question for everyone. I am a big F1 fan from the US and so I recently purchased an f104, f10, and f109. My question to you all, will the HPI f10 bridgestone tires fit on the Mesh wheels from tamiya? Also, for the 3Racing f109, what wheels and body will work with this chassis? thanks again for the help.
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Just a reminder F1 race this Sunday in Los Angeles area...
for details check out :

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/WCRC_F1.html
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The special F60 paint Tamiya released is TS-85. But the TS paint is for plastics. Will it work on the F60 polycarbonate body?
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