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Old 06-28-2010, 10:18 AM
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Titanium turnbuckles are light and quite strong. Aluminum turnbuckles are even lighter but pretty weak.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:51 PM
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Hey ,

anybody have any tips on making this car quicker . Its handling perfect but this silver can class is tough to get the car fast specialy in the long straight ! gearing , battery , what can I do ? I run at NORCAL track is hooked up !

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Old 07-01-2010, 09:21 PM
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Chuck,
I run my f104 at Norcal also. Email me at [email protected]
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:47 PM
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Has anyone tried a gyro in the 104 to tame down the handling?

I would think it would take out some of the twitchyness on the straights... and keep the rear end from coming around on the turns...

I know it's not probably "legal", but I was wondering if anyone has tried it...

I think in the July Issue of RC World (Japan) or RC Magazine (also japan) they do some gyro testing in different cars (including one F1) but I can't read Japanese..


I have a Futaba Gyro in my Baja 5B (which is the same as the D-Box from HPI but for $40 less) and it works great!! I was thinking about popping out of that and putting it in my F104 just to see how it would work
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Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
Has anyone tried a gyro in the 104 to tame down the handling?

I would think it would take out some of the twitchyness on the straights... and keep the rear end from coming around on the turns...

I know it's not probably "legal", but I was wondering if anyone has tried it...

I think in the July Issue of RC World (Japan) or RC Magazine (also japan) they do some gyro testing in different cars (including one F1) but I can't read Japanese..


I have a Futaba Gyro in my Baja 5B (which is the same as the D-Box from HPI but for $40 less) and it works great!! I was thinking about popping out of that and putting it in my F104 just to see how it would work
I know someone that tried a small heli gyro in an F-103 a ways back.
The results were less than spectacular.

But try it and get back to us on it
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:33 PM
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Anyone seen this yet?

F104W?

Lotus Type 79
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:48 PM
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Beautiful Lotus...can't wait for the body kit to come out!
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
Has anyone tried a gyro in the 104 to tame down the handling?

I would think it would take out some of the twitchyness on the straights... and keep the rear end from coming around on the turns...

I know it's not probably "legal", but I was wondering if anyone has tried it...

I think in the July Issue of RC World (Japan) or RC Magazine (also japan) they do some gyro testing in different cars (including one F1) but I can't read Japanese..


I have a Futaba Gyro in my Baja 5B (which is the same as the D-Box from HPI but for $40 less) and it works great!! I was thinking about popping out of that and putting it in my F104 just to see how it would work
Yeah we tried it in an F103...when set right it worked ok but when it was off it did strange things...at one point we had it snaking down the straight.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer View Post
Anyone seen this yet?

F104W?

Lotus Type 79
I wonder if the actual kit will have the JPS logo? The boxart doesn't show it. If not, D-Drive offers the John Player Special decals, unless they are out of stock.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by tamiyarcracer View Post
Anyone seen this yet?

F104W?

Lotus Type 79
Looks like a F104W is based on a 104 chassis with a 103 front suspension...
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Does the F104 aluminum diff housing fit on the F103? I like the idea of the housing not falling out, when the rear wheel is removed.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
I know someone that tried a small heli gyro in an F-103 a ways back.
The results were less than spectacular.

But try it and get back to us on it
Sorry but what does a gyro do? need to do any settings on it and the esc?
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A gyro will attach to your steering servo and automatically counter steer the car when the back end starts to get loose.
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Originally Posted by gtfour93 View Post
Does the F104 aluminum diff housing fit on the F103? I like the idea of the housing not falling out, when the rear wheel is removed.
I don't think you could still use the F103 wheels with the 104 diff...but even if you could you lose the ability to adjust the diff without taking the whole wheel off which is a real pain.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
I don't think you could still use the F103 wheels with the 104 diff...but even if you could you lose the ability to adjust the diff without taking the whole wheel off which is a real pain.
I can fit 103 wheels on my 104, so can't see it wouldn't work...

To get the fronts to fit, you need 103 arms and kingpins.
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