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Old 11-12-2010, 12:29 AM
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I just purchased a F104 pro and while i wait for it to arrive it thought i'd ask what tyres work well on low grip carpet? im only interested in foams as i cant use traction compound and its hard enough to race vintage with the rubbers on this carpet.

Also any setup tips?

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:39 AM
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I believe he has used a smaller lipo to cleverly locate the esc at the rear. Might be wrong, but the lipo looks smaller.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitch-e4fs View Post
I just purchased a F104 pro and while i wait for it to arrive it thought i'd ask what tyres work well on low grip carpet? im only interested in foams as i cant use traction compound and its hard enough to race vintage with the rubbers on this carpet.

Also any setup tips?

Thanks
Seriously.. The f1 kits are mainly very tires dependent.

Generally a harder front and softer rear should set you in right direction. With foams, it is good to true the tires down to about 58-60 mm and run a 1-2mm split, depending on your roll out.

Soft / high traction t-bars helps.

Other than that minor tweaks to suit your driving will do.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:48 AM
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Ok thanks. Any particular brands? Are the stock Tamiya foams ok or should i change straight away?
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:04 AM
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Just try out the stock ones unless F104 tire availability is low at your area or you're really on a hurry for something.

The kit tires from the pro hooked up well on the club carpet track I run.
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:15 AM
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I have the pro version so thats good to know that i have a decent set to start with and there is no availability of F1 tyres where i live so if i want something different to try it'll be coming from HK.

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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
Question... Why is the esc place behind the battery?

Is it in the instructions?
Like Aussierevo said I am running a micro lipo and the guys at my track that have run it need to add a lot of weight to the rear. I decided to put the esc in the back for cleanliness but keep the lipo, and esc in the center line of the car
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:19 AM
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are there any companies making premounted rubber tires for the F104?
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by abailey21 View Post
Like Aussierevo said I am running a micro lipo and the guys at my track that have run it need to add a lot of weight to the rear. I decided to put the esc in the back for cleanliness but keep the lipo, and esc in the center line of the car
Interesting... i guess this way gives you more room to play the ballast then?
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
Interesting... i guess this way gives you more room to play the ballast then?
Yeah. I have a ton of extra room now and being my receiver is 5 grams on one side, and the transponder will be 7 on the other I go in almost perfectly balanced
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by abailey21 View Post
Like Aussierevo said I am running a micro lipo and the guys at my track that have run it need to add a lot of weight to the rear. I decided to put the esc in the back for cleanliness but keep the lipo, and esc in the center line of the car
which micro lipo are you running?

what motor are you running?

how much run time do you get?

sounds like i may try that, thanks.
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also, does anybody know where to get F1 decals from that are for the f104 other than d-drive and ebay? ebay and d-drive are always out of stock and only offer limited teams. thanks.
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
which micro lipo are you running?

what motor are you running?

how much run time do you get?

sounds like i may try that, thanks.
I'm running the team scream micro 1800mah and I get on or about 12 minutes of runtime out of it.

I'm using the Novak Ballistic 21.5 and the Keyence Tachyon ESC
Spectrum Mirco receiver and I'm going to run one of the new mylaps transponder once my money shifts down from paypal
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I run the mylaps PT and it weighs nothing practically and is so tiny! Great purchase.

I still didn't try my micro pack yet. I should my car weighs 1042! and works really well. I'm afraid to have to chase another set up for the small pack.
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