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Old 06-24-2009, 01:41 PM
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Is anyone running F1 cars on asphalt banked ovals? All we have here to run on other than a clay off road is a 1/4 scale tri oval. I was thinking this may be fun with a brushless geared to the hill for some hot nasty speed.

so... anyone doing this? I was wondering about tires, foams or rubber... and does anyone make capped tires for the F1 cars? (like BSA? makes for the pan cars)

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Well in the end i went Chrome - still got a bit tooo do but its getting there

Enjoy the pics here is the link to my build: http://tamiyaf104pro.blogspot.com/
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At the place I am going to race at, They alternate tires on given race days from foam to rubber. Kit comes with foam. TRG has been recommended. Does anyone know if they will mount on the tamiya wheels for the F104. Or will this require some alterations? Possible F103 wheels, or are the TRG wheels made for the F104?
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Originally Posted by Kodak Hodak View Post
Well in the end i went Chrome - still got a bit tooo do but its getting there

Enjoy the pics here is the link to my build: http://tamiyaf104pro.blogspot.com/
very nice... what kind of bl motor/esc are you using ?
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Originally Posted by svines1972 View Post
At the place I am going to race at, They alternate tires on given race days from foam to rubber. Kit comes with foam. TRG has been recommended. Does anyone know if they will mount on the tamiya wheels for the F104. Or will this require some alterations? Possible F103 wheels, or are the TRG wheels made for the F104?
i am struggling with the same thing... the f103 TRG rubber wheels/tires technically should install on the f104..but will not be the 2009 f1 setup/look..

i hope tamiya or someone comes out with a rubber option for these cars
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
i am struggling with the same thing... the f103 TRG rubber wheels/tires technically should install on the f104..but will not be the 2009 f1 setup/look..

i hope tamiya or someone comes out with a rubber option for these cars

btw i did find ATS www.atsmodel.com who makes rubber slick wheels and tires for the f103 and f104 but can't seem to find any place on-line where i can place an order
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
i am struggling with the same thing... the f103 TRG rubber wheels/tires technically should install on the f104..but will not be the 2009 f1 setup/look..

i hope tamiya or someone comes out with a rubber option for these cars
here's the front wing to help complete the 2009 spec look

http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...roducts_id=448

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Just got the dreaded email from Champ. They are out of stock and do not ever expect to see any more of these.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
Just got the dreaded email from Champ. They are out of stock and do not ever expect to see any more of these.
of what?


the F104... or the wing I posted above?
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these cars being so light they should not be to hard on the foam tires and be to light for rubber tires to work properly
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Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
here's the front wing to help complete the 2009 spec look

http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...roducts_id=448

thanks Akura... I found some nice ferrari decals there as well
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
very nice... what kind of bl motor/esc are you using ?
We went for a budget ESC:

Brushless ESC

50A

Input : 7.2 Ni-cd/Ni-mh, 7.4V-11.1V Li-po

Output : 360W

Support : 4500kv For 1/10 Touring, 4000kv For 1/10 Buggy

Weight 55g Incl Fan

Size : 50 x 26 x 16.5 mm



3000KV Brushless Motor

Shaft : 5mm

Size 540 / 50mm

For 1/10 Buggy


Going to be using a lipo 4000 - 5000 for max fun run time
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Originally Posted by mi2driver View Post
these cars being so light they should not be to hard on the foam tires and be to light for rubber tires to work properly
They seem to work fine on rubber.
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Originally Posted by Kodak Hodak View Post
Well in the end i went Chrome - still got a bit tooo do but its getting there

Enjoy the pics here is the link to my build: http://tamiyaf104pro.blogspot.com/
Chrome looks cool!!

are you using Tamiya spray cans for chrome? what is the color code?

Thanks.
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