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Old 04-10-2011, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mattwoodcraft View Post
hello

just wondering what spped controllers you guys are using in the f104 ?
i wont be putting in wild motors no more than a sports tuned really but i want a good quality controller

thanks
I'm pretty happy with my Tekin FX-Pro (at the local tracks they run silver cans). It's just the right size. Very smooth throttle response
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
Actually, lexan paint works very well since it has a flex agent. I have tried other paints that tend to "explode" in crashes. Lexan paint sticks well.
what about that krylon paint that's supposedly specially made for plastic?
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Originally Posted by @Art_Mighty View Post
I'm pretty happy with my Tekin FX-Pro (at the local tracks they run silver cans). It's just the right size. Very smooth throttle response
great thanks, i was looking at the tekin speedies but was unsure which one to get. due to size now i know which one to order
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Originally Posted by mattwoodcraft View Post
great thanks, i was looking at the tekin speedies but was unsure which one to get. due to size now i know which one to order
for brushed/silver can racing, either the FX or the FX pro will be fine...

the FX is smaller then the FXPro - so that might help mounting on a F104
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
what about that krylon paint that's supposedly specially made for plastic?
Already tried that. As bad as anything. I would go with auto touch up paint if anything. That does have a flex agent. There was a "murdered out" trend out this way a couple years ago, and black auto primer sticks to lexan great, and does not shatter.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:27 AM
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somebody heard something about the new f104x1 to be released soon?
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:30 AM
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CAD drawing of f104 X1...



(side dumper instead of friction plates)
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing.cz View Post
CAD drawing of f104 X1...



(side dumper instead of friction plates)
that a tamiya item? or another aftermarket chassis?
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
that a tamiya item? or another aftermarket chassis?
It appears to be a F104 Pro with the Tamiya's option Seperated Upper Deck (54278). I can't seem to find any other differences from the CAD drawing.
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Originally Posted by double_green View Post
It appears to be a F104 Pro with the Tamiya's option Seperated Upper Deck (54278). I can't seem to find any other differences from the CAD drawing.
the rear shock/damper is different - that's why I was asking
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What servos are you guys running? Is there any advantage to using something other than a standard size servo? I have a brand new Savox 1258tg which I know is total overkill in the torque department. What servos do you guys recommend?
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I like how the rear pod gets it's own lateral shock. I always couldn't figure out why we need the friction plate and the center shock combo, because when the car is accelerating and deccelerating, the center shock is supposed to do all the work, but with the friction plate, it adds some secondary damping as well.

I am running the separate upper deck without friction plate, but the car is loose in the mid-corner, or when there is chicane, which the left-right transition is too fast without the friction plate.

I believe that the original friction plate is designed to use with the original coil-spring shock which offers no damping.
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
that a tamiya item? or another aftermarket chassis?
A little more info from Tamiyablog.com:

F104 X1

Modified aims mainly to improve the grip around the rear suspension. Horizontal mount connects directly to the horizontal upper deck and motor mount will be independent of the damper to control the rolling. Danpamaunto including shaving of aluminum, the main point is greatly influenced by the running of the machine has become a newly designed chassis configuration. Parts anodized aluminum parts will become the new color of the titanium color, is brought out even more luxury. Motor, tires, wheels not included.

I saw one overseas site has it available for pre-order for around $265.
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