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Old 07-28-2011, 05:13 PM
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Default F104 X1 Build - Finished

I took some time today to finish the car and get it ready to run.

Left side of the F104 X1 with an F60 body set


The right side shot


Please note the following details:
  • As instructed, don't forget a dab of grease on the lock nuts to prevent the locking rubbery bit doesn't rip or pop off when you initially tighten it.
  • When attaching the front wheels, tightening the lock nut fully and then back off an 1/8th of a turn to prevent the bearings from binding.
  • I had to adjust the rear body mounts by adding/removing spacers until I was satisfied with the body's stance.
  • The body MUST be trimmed to clear the roll damper.
  • Trim ANY part of the body that may rub ANY part of the chassis when it's flexed in ANY direction. This will prevent any weird on track behavior due to a body rub.

Close up of left side body trimming


Close up of right side body trimming


And with these minor odds and ends wrapped up...the F104 X1 is DONE
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigtomo71 View Post
Thanks for these links! id looked on ebay with no luck so this is a massive help! Any 1 got any ideas where id get the stickers for the brawn gp?
RainbowTen.

AMS 8360 1/10 '09 WIL/BRA/B STICKER
http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/cgi-bin/...=4934437083601
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:49 PM
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I'm looking at upgrading my f104pro to the f104x1 specs.
What are the major performance based parts needed to hopup the pro to an x??
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:32 PM
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That looks sweet RTC! Are you going to run it this weekend at Aliso?
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So i stopped into TQ after the CalOpen (first real race with the F104, sooooo much fun) last week and picked up a set of the PIt Shimizu tires and some of the stock tamiya foam wheels for them. Just glued them up tonight and noticed there is a bit of a gap between the foam and the wheel once assembled. It makes them nice and soft but they almost look like you would have a tire low the way they squat down. This normal?
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigtomo71 View Post
Thanks for these links! id looked on ebay with no luck so this is a massive help! Any 1 got any ideas where id get the stickers for the brawn gp?
i got mine from this bloke

http://shop.ebay.com/cosmosaml/m.htm...id=p4340.l2562
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:39 AM
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What center spring do you guys use for running rubber tires on asphalt? I'm running the stock white spring but would like to make the rear a little softer.

Thanks,

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Originally Posted by Bigtomo71 View Post
I know that F104w kits spot on! theres 3 isnt there? MP4/5 an MP4/6 an a Ferrari. Dont know if theres anymore but they should do Nigel Mansells Williams
Yeah, plus the wolf and Lotus 79 I.I.R.C.
RC Mart just emailed me, advising me that my new McLaren is on it's way to the land of Mark Webber
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HobbyWing 13t EzRun or Hobbywing Boosted speedy with 17.5 Duo ?
Thinking maybe run the boosted setup for more adjustability (softening the punch down low, while giving good top end still), trying to not buy anymore electronics...........
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tamiya releasing a mark webber red bull racing kit you say ? when are they expecting this
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Hi,

I have dropped in and out of this forum the last few weeks and I am thinking about getting an f1 car.

I was wondering what mods/ upgrades people would advise on getting for the

Ferrari/McLaren mp4/25 F104

and the F104w

I guess the only difference between the two are the f104w has the f103 front end and wheels???

Any advise on these would be brilliant.

Many Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by rtypec View Post
I took some time today to finish the car and get it ready to run.

Left side of the F104 X1 with an F60 body set


The right side shot


Please note the following details:
  • As instructed, don't forget a dab of grease on the lock nuts to prevent the locking rubbery bit doesn't rip or pop off when you initially tighten it.
  • When attaching the front wheels, tightening the lock nut fully and then back off an 1/8th of a turn to prevent the bearings from binding.
  • I had to adjust the rear body mounts by adding/removing spacers until I was satisfied with the body's stance.
  • The body MUST be trimmed to clear the roll damper.
  • Trim ANY part of the body that may rub ANY part of the chassis when it's flexed in ANY direction. This will prevent any weird on track behavior due to a body rub.

Close up of left side body trimming


Close up of right side body trimming


And with these minor odds and ends wrapped up...the F104 X1 is DONE
May I say, you build and paint an EXCELENT car sir. Congrats on it turning out so well!
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Originally Posted by mattwoodcraft View Post
tamiya releasing a mark webber red bull racing kit you say ? when are they expecting this
Did I miss something? Where did you hear this and when are they releasing it? What's the word? We need the 411!
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Originally Posted by Vyger View Post
Did I miss something? Where did you hear this and when are they releasing it? What's the word? We need the 411!

I think he misread the post above his. Where the poster is talking about his body being shipped to Australia(the land of Mark Webber).
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Originally Posted by RedBullRacing View Post
Yeah, plus the wolf and Lotus 79 I.I.R.C.
RC Mart just emailed me, advising me that my new McLaren is on it's way to the land of Mark Webber
Just need to decide which of my power systems to use -
HobbyWing 13t EzRun or Hobbywing Boosted speedy with 17.5 Duo ?
Thinking maybe run the boosted setup for more adjustability (softening the punch down low, while giving good top end still), trying to not buy anymore electronics...........
After looking at this guys Ferrari (witch looks MEGA!!!) im really havent got a clue what to get!!!! Need help here!
F60
MP4/24
or go for f104w MP4/6!
/is the F104 Pro that much better then stock?
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Originally Posted by CR0SS View Post
I think he misread the post above his. Where the poster is talking about his body being shipped to Australia(the land of Mark Webber).
Correct, I didn't mean to get everyone excited
+ we all know Mark gets the sharp end of the stick
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