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Old 02-27-2010, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by J-VET View Post
You need to dremel out the upper deck. Make sure you secure the battery. I used the same set up and the Batt slipped forward and the contacts touched the carbon fiber deck and shorted. Smoke and flames. Be careful
Sorry this happened but----
You really should NOT use banana style plugs with a graphite chassis. This was going to happen with that style battery. If you can---change over to a wired dean's plug style--then no plugs will be exposed to the carbon chassis.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:29 AM
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No issues here with the bannana plugs, many of us use them, no chassis grinding either.
Just a little trimming of the battery hold down clip, and sensible wiring is all that's needed.

fmw made a bannana to deans harness which is a clean way to do it.
I did it another way.

Some tape on the underside of the top tray to keep things safe while sliding the lipo in and out is a good idea too.

With the battery clip there is no way the battery post can touch, and it keeps the battery from moving if the car should come to a sudden stop

This works well with Orion lipos 3200, 3400, 3800.
I suspect there may be issues with taller lipos that have no clearance between the upper tray and chassis.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:41 PM
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Good call with grinding the Batt hold down. It was recommended to me to lose the front portion of the top plate. This will keep this problem from happening again. If I do go back to the full top plate I think grinding the hold down or deans is the way to go.
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Mercedes GP W01,Michael Schumacher

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Mercedes GP W01,Michael Schumacher

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Nice!
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hi every1,
i hope this is the right place to ask

not driving f104 atm, but other direct-drive 2wd pan car
the problem is, the car can't seem to be able to brake properly

using GTB with 5.5R(yeah i know it sounds crazy) with 4.2 ratio
the weird thing is, if the car is reversing and i pull the trigger to accelerate, there will be massive wheelspin, which means there is enough torque to change the rotation direction
but why can't the wheel at least lock while braking?

is my esc to be blamed?

hope u guys can help

thanks

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Old 03-01-2010, 02:57 AM
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It sounds like you have the problem sorted...
Does indeed sound like your esc setting for brake might be lower than you want.

Originally Posted by Hiwatari View Post
hi every1,
i hope this is the right place to ask

not driving f104 atm, but other direct-drive 2wd pan car
the problem is, the car can't seem to be able to brake properly

using GTB with 5.5R(yeah i know it sounds crazy) with 4.2 ratio
the weird thing is, if the car is reversing and i pull the trigger to accelerate, there will be massive wheelspin, which means there is enough torque to change the rotation direction
but why can't the wheel at least lock while braking?

is my esc to be blamed?

hope u guys can help

thanks
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:22 AM
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Hi thanks for the answer about my problem with the battery lipos, i see this upper deck, i think its the solution:

F104-12/WO Graphite Upper Deck Lipo useable For F104

or

f104 Zen z1204 carbon upper deck

is interested???
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by rhino131 View Post
noticed your turnbuckles are different who makes them need to replace mine as cliped a board and snapped one
That is my friend fmws' car.
They look like Lunsford turnbuckles, but they could be Tamiya prototypes as he works at Tamiya.
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Mercedes GP W01,Michael Schumacher

http://bbs.rc-evo.com/viewthread.php?tid=165473
Great looking car. The best I have seen so far. What front and rear wings are you using?
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Mercedes GP W01,Michael Schumacher
http://bbs.rc-evo.com/viewthread.php?tid=165473
Hey RobK, b careful what u say @ UG, I think the pits are "bugged"
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Originally Posted by clittle View Post
It sounds like you have the problem sorted...
Does indeed sound like your esc setting for brake might be lower than you want.
well i used the same setting for touring car, in which the brake works flawlessly, so there must be something else

anyway, watched some videos on youtube regarding this kind of chassis
is the brake really a must?
cos all i can see is the car can jz slide into turn n slows midturn
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Hey RobK, b careful what u say @ UG, I think the pits are "bugged"
That is uncanny
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I'm almost finished with my F104 pro build. I decided to replicate the 2010 Ferrari F10. I made custom decals, and used a combination of white krylon fusion and TS-85 spray on the wings. I have plenty extra decals if anyone wants some. I cant wait to drive it!
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Originally Posted by kartshifter View Post
I'm almost finished with my F104 pro build. I decided to replicate the 2010 Ferrari F10. I made custom decals, and used a combination of white krylon fusion and TS-85 spray on the wings. I have plenty extra decals if anyone wants some. I cant wait to drive it!
now THAT's what I'm talkin' about...


How did the TS85 work out for you so far?... have you run the car yet?
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