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Old 09-22-2010, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by nbusetti View Post
Just recently I purchased the new Tamiya Wolf WR1 F104W kits from RC Mart. For the main colour of the body it has listed in the manual to use Tamiya PS Dark Blue (Limited Edition) which appears to be coming soon as listed on Tamiya’s website.
if you can wait, I would suggest getting the Dark Blue. I've ben trying to find the right colour to use for the Red Bull RB6, so I tried the PS 4 Blue backed with black and the weekend, and I must say it really didn't make the PS 4 that much different. I tried varying coats of the blue and black with resulted in little difference.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:35 AM
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I used Tamiya PS-4 blue backed with PS-12 silver on my williams fw31 and got a nice dark blue.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:57 AM
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They come with the stock kits. Sounds like you have the F104 Pro, which comes with a carbon fiber axle. Tamiya should have them in stock.
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Originally Posted by Foxxrocket View Post
I used Tamiya PS-4 blue backed with PS-12 silver on my williams fw31 and got a nice dark blue.
i'll play with that combo over the weekend and see how it goes. I hadn't thought the silver may be a option over the black. you learn something new everyday....thanks for that
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:04 PM
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What lipos are you guys using for this? Where do you add the lead weights?
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Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
What lipos are you guys using for this? Where do you add the lead weights?
I used normal lipos with deans since i dun wan to drill or cut parts of the top deck.. only thing is i have to remove the esc holder everytime i want to take out the lipo.

You want the weights at low as possible. I placed some behind the servo and and at the sides of the lower chassis near the rear. You want some kind of a balance to it.. of coz you can place some weight at the rear to improve rear traction.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
I used normal lipos with deans since i dun wan to drill or cut parts of the top deck.. only thing is i have to remove the esc holder everytime i want to take out the lipo.

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which lipo fit for you? i tried a SMC and TP 5000 and couldnt fit them with any holders. i had to go to a 'stickpack' shaped lipo, which only needed changes to the front battery stay.
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Originally Posted by avs View Post
which lipo fit for you? i tried a SMC and TP 5000 and couldnt fit them with any holders. i had to go to a 'stickpack' shaped lipo, which only needed changes to the front battery stay.
SO far Thunderpower lipos and H-energy fits well. I think the SMC and TP5000 should fit..

The lipos are deans plug connected and i forgot to mention that i snip away a small portion of the round plastic that the metal post goes in to. just enough to still hold the post in.

I try to take a pic and post it later.
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Originally Posted by hanzo3 View Post
What lipos are you guys using for this? Where do you add the lead weights?
I use a PEAK 4000mah lipo. I had to shave down the battery bracket in the front slightly, no big deal.

https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...cs&pn=PEK00544
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:36 AM
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don't forget the F60 topdeck works with bullet battery packs, the rear is redesigned
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Anyone have a good place to get decals other than D-Drive Sports? They are sold out of a lot of the good stuff.
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