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Old 09-08-2010, 01:31 AM
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This looks interesting - 1/10 R/C F104 PRO Black Special (Limited Edition)

Its going to be shown at the Hobby Show
http://www.tamiya.com/english/hobbyshow/10THS_index.htm
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Originally Posted by Taman View Post
This looks interesting - 1/10 R/C F104 PRO Black Special (Limited Edition)

Its going to be shown at the Hobby Show
http://www.tamiya.com/english/hobbyshow/10THS_index.htm
and noticed on the list as well just above - Vodafone Mclaren MP4/24....you beauty.
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Hey guys,

I will be racing a F104 Pro indoors this winter and need some help. The surface is going to be un-prepared rubber floor (highschool gym floor) and I am not sure if I should use foam or rubber tires on this.

Also, what is the largest battery that will fit? I have some Turnigy 5200mah 2S batteries that I would like to use but I don't know if they will fit.

Please help.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankB View Post
Hey guys,

I will be racing a F104 Pro indoors this winter and need some help. The surface is going to be un-prepared rubber floor (highschool gym floor) and I am not sure if I should use foam or rubber tires on this.
What Is the traction like on the rubber floor? High, meduim or low? Rubber tires will work on almost all surfaces, but at the cost of extra grip. Foam tires will give the car more grip and speed, but the surface has to be well prepared.
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Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
What Is the traction like on the rubber floor? High, meduim or low? Rubber tires will work on almost all surfaces, but at the cost of extra grip. Foam tires will give the car more grip and speed, but the surface has to be well prepared.
I am not 100% sure what the traction is like but I do know that touring cars with HPI x-pattern tires hook up great.

There will be no surface prep. And because it is a highschool, there will be whatever dust and dirt from the days activities on the floor.
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Originally Posted by Taman View Post
This looks interesting - 1/10 R/C F104 PRO Black Special (Limited Edition)

Its going to be shown at the Hobby Show
http://www.tamiya.com/english/hobbyshow/10THS_index.htm
YES I wanted that so badly! Now I wonder when it will be available?
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hey marshall im looking foward to racing with you in the TCS race at GB and at the C this year..

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Get your Rubber Tires Ready Grass Hopper and be careful my son...Never fall for the Jedi Minds Tricks.
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
and noticed on the list as well just above - Vodafone Mclaren MP4/24....you beauty.
Yes, yes, yes!!

Finally!

Now I dont have to paint up my F60 body as a McLaren. I wonder if Tamiya is going to come out with a paint that mimics that special Vodafone silver color.
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Originally Posted by FREAKAH View Post
Yes, yes, yes!!

Finally!

Now I dont have to paint up my F60 body as a McLaren. I wonder if Tamiya is going to come out with a paint that mimics that special Vodafone silver color.
fingers crossed on the paint and sticker set for it....hopefully the topical tamiya standard.

I would like to be able to buy the body set seperately as well.
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fingers crossed on the paint and sticker set for it....hopefully the topical tamiya standard.

I would like to be able to buy the body set seperately as well.
buy seprately? might be a good idea
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I think the first issue is your ride height. You have it set up with forward wedge.You want the car riding at least level, if not nose high. If you haven't done so, I would put a medium thickness lube on the kingpins to slow down the motion and weight transfer.
Next I would start dialing negative brake expo into it. Then I would start dialing brake out on your radio, if you still have the issue.
I have yet to have a braking problem with the 104, if anything, I could use more brakes, I have a feeling that my speedo might have an issue with the brakes.
I've tried what you suggested and TATA!!! it works fine with the 0-spacer. The rear is now a few millimeters lower than the front. And breaking at full speed at the end of straights is now a lot easier. Thx!

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Don't think a silvercan has much in the brake dept(weak mags)compared with a stock 27t epic.Any heat will make the brakes even weaker.JMHO
Mhm. Not a bad idea. A motor with more tourque could bring more force on the rear axle and break stronger.
Has anyone the opportunity to prove that? I only own silver cans for racing.
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I just received my F104 Pro kit, I'm just wondering if anyone can offer any suggestions on the build or whether there are any crucial hop-ups I might want to consider before I put it together?
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Any suggestion's on good grip rubber tire brand's other tham Tamiya.Is for F104 PRO to run on carpet?

I just star it racing electric on my local indoor racetrack and I want to be prepared tire wise.

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by kdeselms View Post
I just received my F104 Pro kit, I'm just wondering if anyone can offer any suggestions on the build or whether there are any crucial hop-ups I might want to consider before I put it together?
I would get the Tamiya aluminum motor plates(blue-#54166, black-#84115) and either of the soft T-plates(soft-#54165, high traction-#54222) and maybe an aluminum pivot post(blue-#54169, black-#84116) just to put more weight at the rear.
A steel axle from the F60 kit(#3555152) can also help you get a handle on the car in loose conditions.
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