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Old 07-23-2011, 08:28 PM
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hi rtypec, is the f104x1 comes with spur/pinion and silver can motor??

if no spur/pinion, what gear are you recommending for silver can on asphalt (rubber tires)?

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Anyone know where to get rubber tires in f104W sized rims? mp4/6 to be exact
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong here, but I believe the "W" wheels are F-103 wheels.
There are many types of tires for that.

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Originally Posted by hansenhon View Post
hi rtypec, is the f104x1 comes with spur/pinion and silver can motor??

if no spur/pinion, what gear are you recommending for silver can on asphalt (rubber tires)?

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The kit comes with a 93T and 104T spur gear but no motor. For a track like Tamiya America, we usually use anywhere from 25-27T pinions.
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
The kit comes with a 93T and 104T spur gear but no motor. For a track like Tamiya America, we usually use anywhere from 25-27T pinions.
thanks a lot

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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong here, but I believe the "W" wheels are F-103 wheels.
There are many types of tires for that.

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...03&s_maker_id=
Thanks man, i thought they were but wanted to double check. These foams wear down too fast for just bashing. I had to trim the front suspension to raise it up a bit as the added downforce would make the front drag at high speed.
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Has anyone tried the Ride rubber tyres?

Are the compounds comparable to the Tamiya rubber ie. is a soft Tamiya comparable to a soft Ride and so on?
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Originally Posted by kb525 View Post
Thanks man, i thought they were but wanted to double check. These foams wear down too fast for just bashing. I had to trim the front suspension to raise it up a bit as the added downforce would make the front drag at high speed.
I'm running the Ride wheels with Pit Shimizu med front and soft rears. The wear is good, rear traction is predictable but the car tends to understeer a bit in comparison to foams. If you're running your car on the street to bash - the rubbers are a good way to go.
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Originally Posted by macavant View Post
I'm running the Ride wheels with Pit Shimizu med front and soft rears. The wear is good, rear traction is predictable but the car tends to understeer a bit in comparison to foams. If you're running your car on the street to bash - the rubbers are a good way to go.
Yea thats pretty much it. I race against some on road cars every so often. But still my fronts are halfway worn through rears have some life in them but i dont like how skitish they are sometimes. Not the most predictable tire.
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Weight of stock hardware:


Weight of aluminum hardware:


Continuing with step 9, I used a dab of blue loctite on the steering horn assembly:


Step 9 completed:
Should've gotten the Fluorine Aluminum Hex balls (super smooth)! Blue kinda throws off the new colors but hey I love where you are going with the set up and im bout to enjoy my x1 just taking all the black aluminum off my All black edition f104 pro

54209 5x5mm
54208 5x8mm

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Default F104 X1 Build - Electronics Installation

I didn't get much accomplished with actually building the car today. However, I did work on the electronics.

Heatshrink and shoe goo hides most of the wiring mess:


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[QUOTE=rtypec;9429430]Weight of stock hardware:

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As a total aside, what camera and lens are you using to take the photos - they are amazing?!
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As a total aside, what camera and lens are you using to take the photos - they are amazing?!
I'm using an old Canon Powershot SD550 set to macro on a tripod and a TON of photoshop
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Default F104 X1 Build -Carbon Fiber Prep

To continue with carbon fiber prep from one of my earlier posts, this is how the carbon fiber edges looked raw:


After wet sanding with 240 grit to remove sharp edges and application of two CA coats.

Not bad, but it can get way better.


Once the glue dried, I wet sanded the glued edges to smooth them out. I started with 400 and used finer grits until I got to 2000.

Pretty smooth...

Now it's time for the fun stuff.


Close up of the finished carbon fiber edge:

Apologies for the craptacular picture. It was impossibly hard to get the camera to focus because of reflections and highlights on the shiny edges.

Hopefully this gives you some into the process I use for prepping carbon fiber parts. It's time consuming but the results are awesome.
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
I didn't get much accomplished with actually building the car today. However, I did work on the electronics.

Heatshrink and shoe goo hides most of the wiring mess:
Hey Rod - what kind of servo are you using? 9550/9551??
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
Hey Rod - what kind of servo are you using? 9550/9551??
It's a 9550. I couldn't justify using one of my newer 9551s nor going out and buying a 9650 to evaluate. I'm trying to be a bit frugal with this build and only use stuff that I have laying around. The only things I've had to order so far are the screws and carbon shaft.

hotdognobun, did you say something? Your avatar has me hypnotized
I do have the low friction aluminum anodized hardware, but it's packed away and I quite honestly forgot that I had them...but to be a sport, I used an old worn out one for prepping the carbon fiber
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