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Old 05-06-2011, 07:27 PM
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If I order the Spur gear spacer from Tamiya this will allow me to run 48p spur gears correct? What spur gears would work and what tooth count would I want to get?
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Is it better? Maybe...but it's still a t bar car. Roll and pitch are still connected.

If it weren't for lipos, you'd still see 12L4s with damper plates out there going as fast as anything .
I see what you're saying, for F1 perhaps it's overkill, and opinions vary, but as for 12th scale, the Link Style cars have proven to be superior in most conditions, certainly on high grip carpet.
Even back when they used 4-cell.
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What spur gears would work?
Kimbrough Spurs.

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What tooth count would I want to get?
Depends on the FDR u desire... personally I'm currently running a 75t for the Tamiya Sports Tuned Motor Class, but I also have in my kit a 72t & 65t.
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
I see what you're saying, for F1 perhaps it's overkill, and opinions vary, but as for 12th scale, the Link Style cars have proven to be superior in most conditions, certainly on high grip carpet.
Even back when they used 4-cell.
No doubt link cars are excellent. I just have seen t bar cars be just as fast. A guy I race with out here got 2nd in stock at the 2008 carpet nats with an L4, which was pretty much the end of the line for that car.

That being said, there have been plenty of t bar cars with side dampers instead of discs. It's probably better, but I just have a hard time believing it's something to buy a new kit for
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Just finished up the body on my F-104. I am still waiting on a few things but can't wait to get this car out on a track.





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Old 05-08-2011, 05:53 AM
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Hi,
I want to buy the F104 Vodafone McLaren and am trying to work out which ESC of these two to go for

MOPED Electronic Speed Control ESC V16R (Bravo) ESC
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bru...o-p-16386.html

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Tamiya (#45041) ESC TEU-104BK - ESC
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bru...k-p-29775.html

I'll just run the silver can that comes with car so just need a basic ESC to go with it.

Thanks for your help.
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Originally Posted by fritzzz View Post
Hi,
I want to buy the F104 Vodafone McLaren and am trying to work out which ESC of these two to go for

MOPED Electronic Speed Control ESC V16R (Bravo) ESC
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bru...o-p-16386.html

or

Tamiya (#45041) ESC TEU-104BK - ESC
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bru...k-p-29775.html

I'll just run the silver can that comes with car so just need a basic ESC to go with it.

Thanks for your help.
of the 2, i'd suggest the Tamiya one - its lipo friendly (ie, low voltage cut-off) that the MOPED one doesn't have...i have both, and the Tamiya is great - never ran the MOPED, but a little hesitant nowadays because of the no lipo cut-off...i'd hate to run the change of being out there too long and forgetting its my ONLY speedo with no cut-off
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im selling out all my f1 stuff pm me for more info its a f104 exotek
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of the 2, i'd suggest the Tamiya one - its lipo friendly (ie, low voltage cut-off) that the MOPED one doesn't have...i have both, and the Tamiya is great - never ran the MOPED, but a little hesitant nowadays because of the no lipo cut-off...i'd hate to run the change of being out there too long and forgetting its my ONLY speedo with no cut-off
The Tamiya TEU104-BK doesn't have a lipo cutoff, it has a LiFe cutoff for use with Tamiyas own LiFe batteries as they don't sell lipo packs, which means the cutoff is around 4 volts and is way too low for Lipo batteries.
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Originally Posted by CR0SS View Post
Just finished up the body on my F-104. I am still waiting on a few things but can't wait to get this car out on a track.
I like the name Geronimo... Wait is that the CIA code name for what's his name now resting at sea!
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Just finished up the body on my F-104. I am still waiting on a few things but can't wait to get this car out on a track.





Hi I always wonder what these bodies are with the extended wing across the back.
Canyou please confirm what this one is. I would like to recreate a mp4-25.
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Originally Posted by terry.sc View Post
The Tamiya TEU104-BK doesn't have a lipo cutoff, it has a LiFe cutoff for use with Tamiyas own LiFe batteries as they don't sell lipo packs, which means the cutoff is around 4 volts and is way too low for Lipo batteries.
i've used the TEU104 last summer at a 24 hour enduro - and those were used BECAUSE of the voltage cut-off (we all ran lipo)...and I've got one in my tt01 specifically because of the voltage cutoff

per tamiya usa's site:

The Tamiya TEU0104BK is a compact forward/reverse Electronic Speed Controller. The TEU-104BK is equipped with a battery cut-off function to prevent over-discharging of the battery and is compatible with LF batteries.


Specs
Size: 39.4x36.5x15mm. Weight: 47g.
Input voltage: 6.6-7.2V.
Can be used with Sport Tuned Motors (Item 53068) and 25T and above motors.
Battery voltage cut-off function can be disabled.
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Originally Posted by tigerdim View Post
Hi I always wonder what these bodies are with the extended wing across the back.
Canyou please confirm what this one is. I would like to recreate a mp4-25.
This is the Ferrari F60 body set from Tamiya.
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This is the Ferrari F60 body set from Tamiya.
Thanks but from the tamiya website pics the body doesn't seem to include the extended engine cover fin that most cars had in 2010. Am I wrong?
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
The TEU-104BK is equipped with a battery cut-off function to prevent over-discharging of the battery and is compatible with LF batteries.
"LF" doesn't stand for LiPo
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