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Old 07-27-2011, 09:53 AM
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Im thinking more along the lines of the F60 as a base for the brawn Rep an then do a Senna rep Mclaren after would the stuff i listed fit or are you limited to what you can fit in these cars as i cant imagen theres much room inside
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:11 AM
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if you have big electronics i can say that pretty much anything will fit in the mp4/6. im runing some ancient ESCs that are gigantic on mine.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by John Sceviour View Post
rtypec, nice build. I appreciate the time it took you. Nice photos. Thank you.
1 question, does the kit not come with an aluminum motor mount?
The kit comes with a carbon reinforced plastic parts tree for the motor pod pieces. It's light and the material is top notch. Unfortunately, the aluminum side plates are not included in the kit.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
The kit comes with a carbon reinforced plastic parts tree for the motor pod pieces. It's light and the material is top notch. Unfortunately, the aluminum side plates are not included in the kit.
what about that aluminum motor spacer, why didn't you use it?
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
what about that aluminum motor spacer, why didn't you use it?
With the spacer in place along with a silver can motor...I cannot get the pinion gear to line up with the spur gear. The motor shaft is too short.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
With the spacer in place along with a silver can motor...I cannot get the pinion gear to line up with the spur gear. The motor shaft is too short.
Would it make any difference if the carbon/plastic motor mount was used?
Is it narrower too allow the motor to move closer?
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
That pretty much covers the assembly of the chassis. With the exception of a few minor pieces, the car is very close to being finished.

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I hope this build has been informative and I thank you for taking the time to view it. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
If the average guy can't build a proper F104 after these posts, I'm not sure what could help. Excellent work!!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
With the spacer in place along with a silver can motor...I cannot get the pinion gear to line up with the spur gear. The motor shaft is too short.
I had the same issue with mine. The TB03D spacer takes up to much space. The pinion is off from being flush to the spur by 2-3mm. If you try to force it and line them both up the pinion wobbles. That falls under the F category.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigtomo71 View Post
Im thinking more along the lines of the F60 as a base for the brawn
Why not do it properly, all the correct parts are available. Get the Speedway Pal Brawn bodyshell and 3racing wings, add the correct wheel covers to complete the look. Just don't know why they have never made the wings in white.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
With the spacer in place along with a silver can motor...I cannot get the pinion gear to line up with the spur gear. The motor shaft is too short.
Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
Would it make any difference if the carbon/plastic motor mount was used?
Is it narrower too allow the motor to move closer?
Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
I had the same issue with mine. The TB03D spacer takes up to much space. The pinion is off from being flush to the spur by 2-3mm. If you try to force it and line them both up the pinion wobbles. That falls under the F category.
It's not an issue with a Brushless motor
just saying...
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
It's not an issue with a Brushless motor
just saying...
Ya...What I was going to do....whoops going through a tunnel...I'll call ya ba
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
I had the same issue with mine. The TB03D spacer takes up to much space. The pinion is off from being flush to the spur by 2-3mm. If you try to force it and line them both up the pinion wobbles. That falls under the F category.
did you make sure the diff gear is in the right side? its asymetrical so if you put it on backwards it sticks out more.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kb525 View Post
did you make sure the diff gear is in the right side? its asymetrical so if you put it on backwards it sticks out more.
Take a look at Vygers' sig...
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Originally Posted by kb525 View Post
did you make sure the diff gear is in the right side? its asymetrical so if you put it on backwards it sticks out more.
The 540 shaft is just way too short, no matter what.
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Does this mean a return of Vyger to the track destroying everything in it's path? Some say that the movie was a documentary, and that Star Wars was challenging to shoot because of less gravity.
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