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Old 02-08-2011, 02:44 AM
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:26 AM
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Are the re-release 103's all going to come with the inline battery config?
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
Are the re-release 103's all going to come with the inline battery config?
I'm quite intrigued by Tamiya's decision to re-release the Lotus on an F103 chassis when they have the others on the F104W.

I'm also quite intrigued by the decision to start re-releasing foam tyre "scale" cars after all their efforts to release rubber tyre "scale" cars in recent years.

So what Tamiya chassis/tyre combo of current/forthcoming production will the F1 cognoscenti favour for outright performance?
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
I'm quite intrigued by Tamiya's decision to re-release the Lotus on an F103 chassis when they have the others on the F104W.

I'm also quite intrigued by the decision to start re-releasing foam tyre "scale" cars after all their efforts to release rubber tyre "scale" cars in recent years.

So what Tamiya chassis/tyre combo of current/forthcoming production will the F1 cognoscenti favour for outright performance?
This is curious considering the F103 not being legal for TCS???
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
This is curious considering the F103 not being legal for TCS???
Not this year.
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Originally Posted by nbusetti View Post
Hi Guys

I have a Tamiya F104W (Wolf WR1).

I have a bit of a dilemma with foam tire choices. Previously I purchased some F103 foam tires. The rear foam tires have worn out very quickly. The track I run on has a rough grit.

I believe the F104 Pro wheels will fit my model as they both use a 14mm HEX.

I have been searching through RCMART for new foam tires. It appears that the only brand that has both front and rears available is Tamiya. Can someone advise if the Tamiya foam tires are a good choice?

I donít mind going for another brand if anyone has a better suggestion.

Also is the Hobbywing XERUN 17.5T (Sensored) motor a good choice for F1?

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Tamiya F103 foam tires in regards to grip are actually quite good. Especially anything labeled as HBR
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
I'm quite intrigued by Tamiya's decision to re-release the Lotus on an F103 chassis when they have the others on the F104W.

I'm also quite intrigued by the decision to start re-releasing foam tyre "scale" cars after all their efforts to release rubber tyre "scale" cars in recent years.

So what Tamiya chassis/tyre combo of current/forthcoming production will the F1 cognoscenti favour for outright performance?
I think it is all driven by the Japanese market. It's safe to say that judging by my shipping records that the Japanese are very heavy into F1 and no doubt Tamiya is releasing the F103's again because a vast majority of the Japanese still prefer that platform. Looking at pics it looks like foams tires are the choice at all of the top competitions there too.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:42 AM
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Hi all, im looking for a set of rubber tyres for my F104, and i need it ver very soft, the softest

Im going to buy here http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/tire-w...-c-35_958.html

anyone heard about this brands? which is the best tyre, and softest?

thank so much
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Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
Are the re-release 103's all going to come with the inline battery config?
The Ferrari and the 2 McLarens both show F104W chassis so they will be in-line. The re-released Lotus shows F103 but no info on the battery placement.
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perhaps tamiya is going to have 2 classes in f1 tcs racing. f1 foam on f103 and f1 rubber on f104. i am not sure of this, but i am just taking a wild guess. i dont work for tamiya or anything like that.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
perhaps tamiya is going to have 2 classes in f1 tcs racing. f1 foam on f103 and f1 rubber on f104. i am not sure of this, but i am just taking a wild guess. i dont work for tamiya or anything like that.
Thats a good guess though. That would be nice. 103 foam cars are the shizz! I just would like to see Tamiya produce scale bodies for them too.
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
perhaps tamiya is going to have 2 classes in f1 tcs racing. f1 foam on f103 and f1 rubber on f104. i am not sure of this, but i am just taking a wild guess. i dont work for tamiya or anything like that.
That's pretty much the class structure from last year when the 103 was legal. There were a few 104 on foam classes when the rubber tires didn't work so hot on carpet.
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Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
Thats a good guess though. That would be nice. 103 foam cars are the shizz! I just would like to see Tamiya produce scale bodies for them too.

Kinda like these from Tech Racing for 103 size cars


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No image. I have to say, when it comes to quality and realism Tamiya takes the cake. .02
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Originally Posted by gashuffer View Post
No image. I have to say, when it comes to quality and realism Tamiya takes the cake. .02
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I love the way my F60 looks
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