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Old 04-24-2011, 06:48 PM
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this looks like great idea, i have ordered one now for my f104 saves cutting the ears off thats for sure.

onthis question what a good servo to be using these as i have only servos from my 1/8 nitro cars i used to have i was going to put my futaba S9351 into the F1
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:53 AM
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this looks like great idea, i have ordered one now for my f104 saves cutting the ears off thats for sure.

onthis question what a good servo to be using these as i have only servos from my 1/8 nitro cars i used to have i was going to put my futaba S9351 into the F1
Cant go wrong with a Savox 1251mg low profile servo. I use one, they're a great servo.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:22 AM
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i thought i would get my self a new servo for my new car then everything is new ready for action.

i have been looking at the team power lipo packs since i will be running the sports tuned i was just going to get the 2500 lipo 20c , can any body comment on these packs i am not really up to speed on the lipo side things as yet, i thought they would be okay with plenty of run time with the sports tuned 540 whats the go with with 20c vs 30c ?

thanks
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How do you prevent the turnbuckles from hitting the mounting on the servos case, without cutting them, especially when you place it in the upward position to adjust the Ackemann-Geometry?
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Originally Posted by Oortael View Post
How do you prevent the turnbuckles from hitting the mounting on the servos case, without cutting them, especially when you place it in the upward position to adjust the Ackemann-Geometry?
I use a low profile savox in mine and the turnbuckles have plenty of room. I didn't trim the mounting flanges off my servo either. I had to use longer ball studs to get the links level, and even then I still have clearance to the flanges.
I don't think you can run a standard size servo in that orientation, but maybe one of the experts can confirm that.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:16 AM
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Basic F60 Ferrari body question:

What paint colors do I need to complete the painting?

I know Tamiya has the special "Ferrari Red" for the main color, and I'll need black for the edging/underbody. I didn't know if the special red was opaque, or if I'll need a silver/white backer for it.

Will I also need gunmental/silver for details like the exhaust stacks?

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PS Bright mica red
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bumpy View Post
Cant go wrong with a Savox 1251mg low profile servo. I use one, they're a great servo.
+1 on the 1251
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Well the car is together and it all looks good.I am running on 40' x 90' carpet track with foam tires and 21.5 brushless system.I have the smaller of the two spur gears that came in the kit and I am wondering what a good rollout is for a start? Nobody at our track has a F1 so I am hoping a few of the guys will see this and get inspired. I enjoyed the build so much that I am selling my World GT car and am going to build a second F1 with a 1cell and 17.5 brushless.
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Whose getting there f104 to grip on pavement and how? lol any input helps
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
NEW! Bolt in secure servo mounting now available. No servo tape or glue! More details here;

http://www41.instantestore.net/merch...rvo-mounts.cfm



F103 version coming soon.
Nice job mike you guys keep comming out with parts i got to buy. How about a top deck that has a few more holes in. it so we can add rear droop? just a idea.
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Anyone know the max dimensions for a battery pack that will fit in the Exotek chassis?
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Originally Posted by mattwoodcraft View Post
i thought i would get my self a new servo for my new car then everything is new ready for action.

i have been looking at the team power lipo packs since i will be running the sports tuned i was just going to get the 2500 lipo 20c , can any body comment on these packs i am not really up to speed on the lipo side things as yet, i thought they would be okay with plenty of run time with the sports tuned 540 whats the go with with 20c vs 30c ?

thanks
Basically the '20c' is the output amperage a lipo battery or any battery for that matter will provide to the esc. i.e A 5000mAh 40c lipo can output 200 amps to the esc. The equation is 5.0 amps x 40 (the C rating). Lipos with a higher C rating can deliver more amperage or power easier than those of a lower C rating. Hope this helps.
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thanks, this helps the days are long gone when i new what was happening in the elctric side of things
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does anyone know how to obtain traction on pavement with the f 104 pro !!!!!
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