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Old 07-17-2011, 12:24 PM
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it's a nice body the Marlboro F1.
there are people who already have the F104 X1 at home?
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:02 PM
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Finished the car

And... i rounded those copper screw at the front of the car like i was told NOT to do ahah anyways... enjoy the photo's.










Sorry about the sizes

I had 1 grip about the whole kit. Why do they put the same screw sizes in different bags? there was 7 in 1 and 8 in another and 2 in 1 lol... it was stupid. Also the rear tyres dont seal up correctly. do i have to do anything to make them sit flush?
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:36 PM
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They do that to make it easier to build...if you follow along properly with the instructions they tell you which bag to open at a time. That way you never get screws mixed up.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:41 PM
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F104x1 is out now and available in japanese stores. i went to Futaba sangyo in akihabara yesterday and they had 15 kits! It looks so beautifull!! the titanium color parts look so good. im trying to convince my wife to let me buy one today. (i already have 104w so it might be a hard sell haha)
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:44 AM
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i was looking to use 48p spur instead of the tamiya spur. i try kawada spur but theare very thin so there is not much enough mesh for pinion. can some one point me in direction of some thicker 48p spur

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
i was looking to use 48p spur instead of the tamiya spur. i try kawada spur but theare very thin so there is not much enough mesh for pinion. can some one point me in direction of some thicker 48p spur

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you can try kimborough spurs - those are usually some of the thickest you can get
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:09 AM
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Does anyone know if u can turn an f104pro into an f104x1 anybody??????
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Does anyone know if u can turn an f104pro into an f104x1 anybody??????
I am sure you can. Will it be worth it for what parts you have to buy no one knows. We have to wait until someone actually gets one of these in hand to see.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by theatriks View Post
Does anyone know if u can turn an f104pro into an f104x1 anybody??????
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I am sure you can. Will it be worth it for what parts you have to buy no one knows. We have to wait until someone actually gets one of these in hand to see.
Can't even imagine what each part will cost from Tamiya.

Actually, I can imagine the cost.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:54 PM
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Well i decided to play workbench aerodynamicist. I took a wing from an onroad car and trimmed it to the width of the mp4/6 wing. then mounted it between the mount and original wing. now i have about 1/4 inch spoiler on the tip of the wing. I had also noticed the front wing had an odd shape underneath which would likely create lift. I glued 2 pieces of lexan over the concave area to give it a real wing shape. Next step, underbody. pics will come later.

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http://www.rctech.net/forum/9412506-post2769.html

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jdmpurest View Post
F104x1 is out now and available in japanese stores. i went to Futaba sangyo in akihabara yesterday and they had 15 kits! It looks so beautifull!! the titanium color parts look so good. im trying to convince my wife to let me buy one today. (i already have 104w so it might be a hard sell haha)
just do what i do and buy it anyway, i find that i can defend my self better rather then convincing my wife its a good thing
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just do what i do and buy it anyway, i find that i can defend my self better rather then convincing my wife its a good thing
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
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weve had the f104x1 for over a week up here in canada
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Happy happy joy joy
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Happy happy joy joy
Post lots of pics of your build and let me know if brick style lipos fit easily.
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