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Old 07-21-2010, 11:42 PM
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What is the Tamiya part no. For the soft short spring? Thks
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:20 AM
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Manual for the Wolf WR1 is available on the Tamiya web site.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/download...24wolf_wr1.pdf
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:03 AM
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Can't wait to rock that vintage body.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:38 PM
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anyone tried painting the stock f104 pro front and rear wing? would standard spray paint work? thanks!
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
anyone tried painting the stock f104 pro front and rear wing? would standard spray paint work? thanks!

Hey are you the guy from PinionsandSpurs.com? If so your blog is cool, keep it up.

We use sticky vinyl for ours - is cheap, looks very professional, sticks well and doesnt come off, but if it does you can just apply more. Such an example can be found here.

On my Tamiya F102 (aka the F104 beater):




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Old 07-24-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
anyone tried painting the stock f104 pro front and rear wing? would standard spray paint work? thanks!
i've used the tamiya TS paints for the wings and very happy with how they turn out.

here is a Lotus T127 I did with painted wings.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ml#post7624394

of course, I think vinyl decal's are great as the paint will no doubt chip if used for racing. I have found a suppllier in the uk on ebay that has a great range of colours and they are really good quality.

I'm currently doing some more wings for another car, so when finished will post some pic's.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
anyone tried painting the stock f104 pro front and rear wing? would standard spray paint work? thanks!
Lexan paint works fine since it has a flex additive and it also "bites" into the plastic more. I painted my Ferrari front wing and so far so good.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:52 PM
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Andysan you are correct I do write that blog and thank you i am glad you found it usefull... great idea about the vinyl and the ps paint guys..

i have been working on a ferriar f60 body, will post pics thanks all
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
here is a Lotus T127 I did with painted wings.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ml#post7624394
That is very cool, where did you get the decals please? I've got a new paintjob on the way from a friend so will post it up soon.


Originally Posted by dsyed1 View Post
Andysan you are correct I do write that blog and thank you i am glad you found it usefull... great idea about the vinyl and the ps paint guys..

i have been working on a ferriar f60 body, will post pics thanks all
Cant wait to see that. I recently switched to a TA05 and am currently running a spool up-front indoors. Even with 3 deg rear toe, shims under the upper camber link at the rear to raise the roll centre and a black rollbar up front only I cant seem to calm the rear end down. I'm running blue springs up front and yellows at the rear (reds dont seem to work, seem too soft) - any thoughts on how I can improve this setup please? Theres a load of setups here but these all seem to be for the opposite problem, not enough steering.

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Originally Posted by Andysan View Post
Hey are you the guy from PinionsandSpurs.com? If so your blog is cool, keep it up.

We use sticky vinyl for ours - is cheap, looks very professional, sticks well and doesnt come off, but if it does you can just apply more. Such an example can be found here.

On my Tamiya F102 (aka the F104 beater):
I used to paint my front wings but I just could not find a paint that stuck. Vinyl comes in so many colors and the big advantage is, it can be re-applied if it looks beaten up.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:43 PM
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Need help here guys,

Just need a base line set up for carpet ( tight track) 21.5 for rubber and foams. All the help is appreciated.
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The decals for the Lotus are from D-Drive.

http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...=index&cPath=8
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How do you get rid of the spur gear play between the diff halves? It's wobbling when accelerating and i'm pretty sure its assembled correctly.

Or is it not much of a problem?
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Originally Posted by rc_square24 View Post
How do you get rid of the spur gear play between the diff halves? It's wobbling when accelerating and i'm pretty sure its assembled correctly.

Or is it not much of a problem?
It's not really a problem and perfectly normal. Well, that's the case with the Tamiya spurs. If you used a thinner one, it would wobble more, but unless it's extreme, it's not to worry about.
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Quick question:I'm torn between 3racing 109 & F104 pro,really leaning to the pro because tamyia has been doing the F1 thing for quite some and would think more R&D,any help on this? The track is carpet.
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