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Old 07-14-2011, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by pokiou View Post
Ok, my kit arrived today :d im so excited and i'm at work and people are asking why im so happy hahah...


Just before i get started.. where should i start.. what prep should i do ? is there anything i need to be aware of like messuring or cutting things now so i dont have to rip her apart later to do it?

Cheers guys ill send you guys picks as the build progresses
the BIGGEST thing...the screws that hold the front wing on are the softest metal on the face of the earth...be very very very, extra very careful tightening them up..

I've build one of these before, striped the screw there and then did the same thing on my F104...that's how soft they are

invest in the one's exotek makes - well worth the few bucks
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They are m4x30mm. I just went to the hardware store and never even tried the stock ones. You will end up taking them in and out so might as well get new ones.
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stock ones are very soft mine broke off the first outing and caused alot off steering problems. and i had to drill them out of my alloy camber block lots off fun
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Originally Posted by pokiou View Post
Ok, my kit arrived today :d im so excited and i'm at work and people are asking why im so happy hahah...


Just before i get started.. where should i start.. what prep should i do ? is there anything i need to be aware of like messuring or cutting things now so i dont have to rip her apart later to do it?

Cheers guys ill send you guys picks as the build progresses
Also ... don't forget to sand down then superglue the edges of your carbon parts. Makes them stronger and more resistant to De-laminating!!

Have a great build. :-)

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Old 07-15-2011, 03:52 AM
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F104X on stock now in Japan :-) (but EMS to Europe costs $88 )

http://banzaihobby.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=11149
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing.cz View Post
F104X on stock now in Japan :-) (but EMS to Europe costs $88 )

http://banzaihobby.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=11149
its $41 to USA
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing.cz View Post
F104X on stock now in Japan :-) (but EMS to Europe costs $88 )

http://banzaihobby.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=11149
Looks like its just the split upper deck and gold parts. Anyone see anything else different?

Edit- nm I see more now. Looks good imo.
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I'm new to electric cars. Didn't want to get one at all until I saw how exciting the F104 is to drive compared to the bland as water 190mm tourers
What sort of gearing is needed for a 13T Hobbywing brushless setup in an F104
I've got a motor on the way, but have been told that the gearing the car comes with won't be any good
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Hopefully, something to build while they do a drift competition at the track next Saturday
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Hi, where can I buy a steel axle for the F104 and the part number? Is there a steel axle as short as the F104 pro and not the steel axle used in F103?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
Hi, where can I buy a steel axle for the F104 and the part number? Is there a steel axle as short as the F104 pro and not the steel axle used in F103?

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Part number is 84173.

RC Mart have them in stock. http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-f10...4-p-32658.html


Also available from some of the HK ebay shops.
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hey guys i got an f104pro that i bought the split upper deck too but i was wondering if i can by all the parts to make it identical to the new f104x1
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oldnwise, that's it. Many thanks.
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Hi guys, im looking at buying and f104 but was wandering if anyone has experimented with putting more square packs like thunderpower, or Smc in theirs instead of stuff like orion, Thanks
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Originally Posted by COLD AS ICE View Post
Hi guys, im looking at buying and f104 but was wandering if anyone has experimented with putting more square packs like thunderpower, or Smc in theirs instead of stuff like orion, Thanks
I put a square soft pack 3 cell lipo on mine well.
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