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Old 11-17-2010, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
^^ Did you have to grind down the battery clip to hold in that Li-po or does it just fit directly? Are you going to run the spliter? Nice car.
yes i did have to grind it down, very easy. Im going to run the splitter and put the helmet, i just didn't have the time to finish and i wanted to post pictures and thanks for the compliment
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Problem is I don't think any of those tire companies make a tire the same size as the rear and the normal 103 or 104 tires won't look right with the body.
If you dont mind running sponge you can run Tamiya "C" car rear tires and wheels for the 70s cars. I do it for my classic body cars as it looks the correct size. The Tamiya "C" tires are also more sponge than rubber so they have a lot of grip.
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PS-0549 F103シャーシ用レーシングスリックタイヤ (R3-S)リア ソフト
2本入り インナースポンジ付属 定価1050円(税込み価格、本体1000円)

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Old 11-17-2010, 09:14 PM
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I'm in the process of painting my F60 body... I'm going to run the dorsal fin and one of my T-cams... it's going to look hot!..(I hope... lol) http://www.shapeways.com/model/15686...ml?gid=sg49707
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post


PS-0549 F103シャーシ用レーシングスリックタイヤ (R3-S)リア ソフト
2本入り インナースポンジ付属 定価1050円(税込み価格、本体1000円)

http://www.pit-shimizu.com/


& Had TRG F103 Tire
Front had 3 type , Rear had 2 type !
http://rcmarket.com.hk/index.php?man...2aqlkrarik0107
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Tamiya F104 Black Special released !
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What servo is prefered in this class. Obviously it will only take a standard sized, and likely doesn't need 120+oz touring servo, but does anyone find the need for something other than a 'standard' servo
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Originally Posted by miller tyme View Post
What servo is prefered in this class. Obviously it will only take a standard sized, and likely doesn't need 120+oz touring servo, but does anyone find the need for something other than a 'standard' servo
Fut 9602 works well.

Check out this article on Dave Jun's build for the F-104

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=442
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:20 PM
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Chasing some advise....

Is there any performance/grip difference between the Mclaren, Ferrari, or other bodies of the same model kits?
What is the best Tamiya rear & front rubber tires to get?
Which kit out of the F104's generates the best grip?


Appreciate your help... thanks...
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
I'm in the process of painting my F60 body... I'm going to run the dorsal fin and one of my T-cams... it's going to look hot!..(I hope... lol) http://www.shapeways.com/model/15686...ml?gid=sg49707
if you order the f104 wing kit from 3racing, they supply one of these in addition to the front, rear wings, rear diffuser.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by silverhkswrx View Post
if you order the f104 wing kit from 3racing, they supply one of these in addition to the front, rear wings, rear diffuser.
I never knew that... thanks

Chevron models used to make them, but you can't get them anywhere, so I made my own using rapid prototyping....
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 2-Bad View Post
Chasing some advise....

Is there any performance/grip difference between the Mclaren, Ferrari, or other bodies of the same model kits?
What is the best Tamiya rear & front rubber tires to get?
Which kit out of the F104's generates the best grip?


Appreciate your help... thanks...

I havent tested the Mclaren body, but comparing the generic F-104 body to the Ferrari F60 body showed the ff: (it was confirmed by Danny Hua, the TCS F-1 champ)

Ferrari F60 has more rear downforce hence slight understeer
F-104 body has more front downforce hence slight oversteer

mixing wings and body combinations is not allowed in Tamiya-sanctioned races but may be allowed in others.

im also considering testing non-tamiya F-104-compatible bodies and compare them as well... results soon

the option Hard front/ Soft rear of tamiya for the F-104 seems to work well. just sauce it up a bit with traction compound (if allowed in your races) and if you have tire warmers handy, use 'em.

and as far as F-104 kits having best grip? i'd say its the Pro kits (standard ver. or black ver.) since it has hopups which make the car good to drive. as opposed to the stock kits...



hope this helps
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I plan on getting one of these early next year and am doing some prepping now. Any place to get decals the right size based on real F1 cars? Im not really a ferrari guy, but bmw/redbull would look great.
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Originally Posted by miller tyme View Post
What servo is prefered in this class. Obviously it will only take a standard sized, and likely doesn't need 120+oz touring servo, but does anyone find the need for something other than a 'standard' servo
I really like the savox low-profile servo. I found by mounting it facing up, with , that it reduces any bumpsteer, and is squared with the front.
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I plan on getting one of these early next year and am doing some prepping now. Any place to get decals the right size based on real F1 cars? Im not really a ferrari guy, but bmw/redbull would look great.
hello try this web site

http://d-drivesportsenglish.com
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