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Old 01-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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Broke my "High Traction T-Plate" last wked and haven't been able to get it replaced in time for this wked's meeting. So;

Has anyone noticed the differences between the three T-Pates on offer?
The "Kit" T-Plate has a black finish,
The "Soft" T-Plate clear, no finish,
The "High Traction" T-Plate is clear and with a U-shaped slot cut around the tension screw adjustment.
All seem to be made of the same fibreglass material & the same thickness.

So one could just get a Kit T-Plate and dremel out the U slot to convert it to the High Traction Plate, yes?

Any thoughts?
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Broke my "High Traction T-Plate" last wked and haven't been able to get it replaced in time for this wked's meeting. So;

Has anyone noticed the differences between the three T-Pates on offer?
The "Kit" T-Plate has a black finish,
The "Soft" T-Plate clear, no finish,
The "High Traction" T-Plate is clear and with a U-shaped slot cut around the tension screw adjustment.
All seem to be made of the same fibreglass material & the same thickness.

So one could just get a Kit T-Plate and dremel out the U slot to convert it to the High Traction Plate, yes?

Any thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:34 PM
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Anyone tell you you're a criptic little fella some days (luv ya work, keep it up)
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:05 AM
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Hey guys I just got an f104 not pro can someone pm me with some tips and tricks on upgrades for these cars. I'm still building it so its not ready to drive yet
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Hey guys I just got an f104 not pro can someone pm me with some tips and tricks on upgrades for these cars. I'm still building it so its not ready to drive yet
Its either this thread or the 1/10 R/C F1's...Pics, Discussions, Whatever thread that has some good links to youtube video that give handy building tips, prob a couple of pages back I think

I take it you have the f60 chassis so its not the carbon fibre chassis, if you have apparently its still a very good chassis, I'm building my f60 up now
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Its either this thread or the 1/10 R/C F1's...Pics, Discussions, Whatever thread that has some good links to youtube video that give handy building tips, prob a couple of pages back I think

I take it you have the f60 chassis so its not the carbon fibre chassis, if you have apparently its still a very good chassis, I'm building my f60 up now
If the f60 chassis is the mcclaren f1 than yeah it's not carbon besides like 2 pieces. I'm hoping to have this up and running in a few days. I'm putting a trinity duo brushless motor with an lrp esc on it with a high tourq digital servo. Should be fun
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Yep same chassis as far as I'm aware heres the link

http://rcf1blog.blogspot.com/

you may have to go back through his posts but the videos are there and have some very handy hints
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Has anyone used a mini lipo? I'm interested because of the small size/weight

These are the ones I'm talking about:
http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...ducts_id=21170
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Has anyone used a mini lipo? I'm interested because of the small size/weight

These are the ones I'm talking about:
http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...ducts_id=21170
I ran one with the exotek for about 2 weeks, the car was just to light and unpredictable. I thought I had it centered as good as it would get but with such little weight that car would just drift from center on the straights, every corner was a challenge cause the car would do something different each time like no traction turning left, and traction rolling to the right. sometimes the rear was loose, sometimes the front was loose.

Once i put in a normal size LiPo I started driving like I was with my HPI and actually driving good. I was all over the road with the mini lipo
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Separetoappadekkisetto OP.1278 F104

発売日:2月19日(土)ごろ Release Date: February 19 (Saturday) about
価格(税込み):3,150円 Price (including tax): 3,150 yen
ジャンル:RC Category: RC
ITEM No:54278 ITEM No: 54278



ヘビーウェイトピボットポストセット OP.1281 F104

発売日:2月19日(土)ごろ Release Date: February 19 (Saturday) about
価格(税込み):1,680円 Price (including tax): 1,680 yen
ジャンル:RC Category: RC
ITEM No:54281 ITEM No: 54281
hmmz.. what you think it does?
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Originally Posted by Mitch-e4fs View Post
Has anyone used a mini lipo? I'm interested because of the small size/weight

These are the ones I'm talking about:
http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...ducts_id=21170
Hi traction = good

Low traction = bad

The advantage is you can add weight back to the car, where you want it. Just remember that little battery is about 100g lighter than anything else, and 150-200g lighter than the average 5000 pack
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hmmz.. what you think it does?
I have preordered both of these and will have them for sale.
I am working on getting an online store going on www.f1paintlab.com, I will post the details as soon as I get close to launch.
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Default F1 PAINTLAB STORE IS LIVE!!!!!!

My last post inspired me to get something going since time is money and the clock never stops ticking.
The store is now open here
http://www.f1paintlab.com/Site/PAINT...LAB_STORE.html
I should be adding stuff daily, and the more you buy, the more I will stock.
My goal with this is to have anything F1 that you would want on hand and ready to ship.
I will be making lots of announcements in the coming weeks.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
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Thanks guys for ur setup help. i did not try the foam under the pivot spot. was afraide of braking the tplate. the car started out farly well. i got tq by two laps. over the hpi cars. the center shock still seems real stiff. im chewing up the inside and out side of the rear tires. car feels good thro the corner tho. im still really thinking about doing the foam under the piviot screw. we dont run tcs rules.

any one have a soft center spring u can part with let me know
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
My last post inspired me to get something going since time is money and the clock never stops ticking.
The store is now open here
http://www.f1paintlab.com/Site/PAINT...LAB_STORE.html
I should be adding stuff daily, and the more you buy, the more I will stock.
My goal with this is to have anything F1 that you would want on hand and ready to ship.
I will be making lots of announcements in the coming weeks.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Thanks
are you going to sell painted bodies or decals?
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