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Old 06-21-2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Deznuts05 View Post
How hot would you run?

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for you - 2-3 teeth

it ain't like a 12th scale just a lil' bit heavier
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
it ain't like a 12th scale just a lil' bit heavier
haha still doesn't answer the question of how hawt

Personally, I was told by a lil RC birdy 180* was the max I want to see and I'm pretty conservative with it on the track so no fear!

Also, when dropping the 2-3 teeth made it really squirrelly to get back on the gas.

-Rudy Diaz
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Hey robk... i was hoping you could do a brief explanation on which f104 to get. I'm about to place an order and cant decide if i want the pro or if i want the 104 f60 i know ones more comp spec and ones more fun spec, but what i really want to know is if i was to get the f60 version and upgrade it with exoteck (if recommended) would it be as good as a pro or better or worse?

cheers mate.
What surface and tire will you be running on? Do you plan to run any official Tamiya races, or do you run an "open" class?
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Originally Posted by Deznuts05 View Post
How hot would you run?

Rudy Diaz
My motor is barely warmer then the ambient temp if at all. I also am running a 13.5 on asphalt.

For a rule I never run any of my motors above 160.
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I thought i should share with those photos of my new body.
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya F104 Pro!-vettel-rb7.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-vettel-rb7-rear.jpg  
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Originally Posted by Deznuts05 View Post
haha still doesn't answer the question of how hawt

Personally, I was told by a lil RC birdy 180* was the max I want to see and I'm pretty conservative with it on the track so no fear!

Also, when dropping the 2-3 teeth made it really squirrelly to get back on the gas.

-Rudy Diaz
change the throttle profile - go with on of the 'softer' curves - like 2 or 1...that'll help with the on-power squirrelly-ness
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Originally Posted by Hi-LowBlow View Post
I thought i should share with those photos of my new body.
very nice, Hiro
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Originally Posted by Hi-LowBlow View Post
I thought i should share with those photos of my new body.
where did you get those?
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Hi-LowBlow thats a sweet looking car. Which wheels and tires do you have on it in the pics? Are those just for show or are you running it on those? They look alot better than the Tamiya tires.
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Originally Posted by kikcaffine View Post
where did you get those?
I bought the body that is actually F60 lightweight from local hobby shop and painted in blue and yellow.

Originally Posted by Jeff D. View Post
Hi-LowBlow thats a sweet looking car. Which wheels and tires do you have on it in the pics? Are those just for show or are you running it on those? They look alot better than the Tamiya tires.
Those are pit shimizu tires. I actually race with them they make the car push but still work.
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Originally Posted by Hi-LowBlow View Post
I bought the body that is actually F60 lightweight from local hobby shop and painted in blue and yellow.



Those are pit shimizu tires. I actually race with them they make the car push but still work.
HIRO....wrong color thread for you!! Not enough purple here! LOL

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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports View Post
HIRO....wrong color thread for you!! Not enough purple here! LOL

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I think Hiro has the black special edition... so it's neutral and ok :P. I have a blue one!!!!
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For anyone who's interested, please visit http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...r-tires-3.html to checkout the quick tests on various Pit Shimizu tires and others.
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Originally Posted by robk View Post
What surface and tire will you be running on? Do you plan to run any official Tamiya races, or do you run an "open" class?
Hey Robk,

Its not going to be a carpark queen. The track i'll be on will be asphalt track i think, www.tftr.org.au <-- there is more details there.

Class wise it doesnt matter as that track doesnt have a f1 class , but i still want to be able to put it on the track and keep upto maybe the 21.5t touring guys

cheers.

P.s. Rubber tyres but i dont know which ones.

Last edited by pokiou; 06-21-2011 at 04:36 PM. Reason: forgot to add which tyres i was using.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CR0SS View Post
My motor is barely warmer then the ambient temp if at all. I also am running a 13.5 on asphalt.

For a rule I never run any of my motors above 160.
+1

160 is where I would like it to be. But 175F is really pushing it. The ESC will thermal shut off at around 180-190, depending on what ESC you have.
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