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Old 11-03-2010, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rc_square24 View Post
Do you guys tweak this car? If so how is it done to get both tires lift off the same time? (as there is no side spring tweak screws)

On my last race day, by the third heat my car was oversteering/spinning out of corners on left turns while steering right it's pretty planted even on throttle.

I then noticed at the end of the day my front left tire is about 2mm smaller in diameter compared to the right (55/57). It was my first time racing it so i'll keep an eye on the diameters next time in between runs.

I suspect that would be why it was inconsistent in left/right turns?

Anyways I'd still like to know how to un-tweak the chassis.

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Make sure to rotate tires (left and right) every now and then to get even tire wear.
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Can someone tell me whats a good alternative to the Futaba S9650 servo? I am kinda looking for KO propo but not sure where to find the references
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1/12 scale servo? Maybe the JR. The Ko one is over 100 dollars. Way over priced. I use a Futaba 51 low profile. Works like a champ.
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1/12 scale servo? Maybe the JR. The Ko one is over 100 dollars. Way over priced. I use a Futaba 51 low profile. Works like a champ.
Do you mean the BLS-651 Brushless ones??
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I ran mini lipo's in my F104 tonight. We run 21.5 with no boost speed controls. Rubber tires on an indoor ozite carpet track.

Before the first qualifier I added 1oz of weight to the rear of the car. Better than no weight but still fought the car for the entire 6 minutes. Rear end was very loose.

2nd qualifer I kept it as is and the car was terrible as the traction came up. Others were traction rolling. I thought I was driving on ice.

Added 1oz more in the rear before the mains. That made a huge difference. I could actually pull the trigger
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I have an Airtronics 94819 on my 12th and I really like it, just ordered another one to replace the Futaba I have on the f104. Plus it's only 40 bucks amain
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Does the f109 shell fit in the f104 pro can i trim it to the lines or does it requier extra trimming.
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Do you mean the BLS-651 Brushless ones??
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How is the clamp type left hub compared to the spacer + hub form the kit?
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Just want to know guys my cars getting here tomorrow seconhand i want to start painting my shell or should i wait and fit it to the car first thanks
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If it's a 104 or F60 body from tamiya, there's no need. Third-party type bodies will need to be fitted before painting.
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what shell and wings are best to make a jordan using the stickers from d drive sport um what shell do the stickers fit best on i sore a post with one in the fourm
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The only companies I know of that make bodies for the 104 are Chevron and ZEN racing. But they're the more modern body types 08' and 09'. I just used the 104 body, as it is closer to the jordan style.
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ANY other tips nice job if that yours in the fourm.


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The only companies I know of that make bodies for the 104 are Chevron and ZEN racing. But they're the more modern body types 08' and 09'. I just used the 104 body, as it is closer to the jordan style.
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