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Old 08-05-2009, 12:37 PM
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[QUOTE=robk;6160719]This is called caster

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Old 08-05-2009, 04:58 PM
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:03 AM
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Default Saddle pack Lipo

I think saddle pack lipos is the way to go - neater wiring and better protection for the electronics on the chassis plate. I'm not sure if it has any affects on the handling but I really don't like the asymmetric position of the posts for the upper plate . It makes the right side of the chassis softer than the left. When using saddle packs you can mount the posts parallel instead.

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Does anyone have any tips for reducing front tire wear? (except for not driveing the car. LOL) My front tires didn't last one day. My rear tires look brand new.
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Originally Posted by InZane
I'm not sure if it has any affects on the handling but I really don't like the asymmetric position of the posts for the upper plate . It makes the right side of the chassis softer than the left. When using saddle packs you can mount the posts parallel instead.

very good idea. i havent really done anything with mine but build it and let it sit. i had the same thoughts as you though...didnt like the position of the posts...for the same reasons u said.
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It will be interesting to see how that works. There are conflicting views on whether stick packs mounted sideways work better than lengthways. This would be a good compromise.

Nice work on angling back the servo. I decided to use the shorter kit servo saver and angling the servo a little. Zero bump steer!
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TfnG
very good idea. i havent really done anything with mine but build it and let it sit. i had the same thoughts as you though...didnt like the position of the posts...for the same reasons u said.
Will the body fit with the side pods on it in this configuration?

I wouldn't want to lose the look of the new body and its sculpted sides
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Originally Posted by akura2
Will the body fit with the side pods on it in this configuration?

I wouldn't want to lose the look of the new body and its sculpted sides
It should. Looks narrower than a stock F104 with component trays, although the packs are further back in the chassis.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:37 PM
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Default Saddle packs

This looks interesting, but how are the packs secured? Don't fancy using tape, since club rules require that LiPo cells are charged in a LiPo sack. Admittedly, it would help with my wiring, particularly the power cap on the GTB.

I'm happy with my 3800mAh NiMH stick pack configuration - the LiPo stick pack I tried didn't fit easily with the standard battery clip, because it fouled with the balance lead.

Has anyone tried one of the LiPo bricks with the side connectors?
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perhaps that corally/IP Lipo 'stick-a-like' pack would be ideal?

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Old 08-06-2009, 11:18 PM
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How is the T Piece secured to the chassis? as it uses a resar post and a screw/nut?
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I'm using the kit nuts (not the nylock ones) to secure the T-bar. The lipo pack slides nicely into place - there's a 0,5mm play between the nut and the pack.



I'll post some more pics whith the electronics mounted and wiring done - it will be super neat!
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how are you holding the battery in place?
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I'm working on a Calandra like rubber o-ring mount. Shouldn't take more than 15 secs to make a battery change.
This is a pic of a a very much pre-prototype mount ( I know - I cant have a nut under the upper plate) - I will need some kind of stop in front of the lipo pack (not yet ready)..



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There are a lot of nice new option parts for the F104 coming from 3Racing - the upper deck for Lipos is ace!



The all new 3Racing F1-09 looks extremely promising as well


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