Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya F104 Pro! >

Tamiya F104 Pro!

Like Tree12Likes

Tamiya F104 Pro!

Old 09-04-2011, 05:36 PM
  #6226  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
mattwoodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: perth / australia
Posts: 2,747
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

im a terrable painter to i have BP doing me a body to and sending to Australia what a champ
mattwoodcraft is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 05:25 AM
  #6227  
Tech Adept
 
Oortael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 172
Default

What's the biggest pinion you can mount and which ones make sense for rubber and foam on asphalt? I use the alloy motor mount.
Oortael is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 05:49 AM
  #6228  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
mattwoodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: perth / australia
Posts: 2,747
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

pinion gearing will be dependant on what spur gear you are running and what you are gearing for how big is sthe track you are running on. to start with i was running a 25 pinion with a 93 spur but now i am running a 30 pinion with a 88 spur but our track has long straights and im mrunning a 13.5 turn
mattwoodcraft is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 08:10 AM
  #6229  
Tech Adept
 
Oortael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 172
Default

I use the 93 spur which came with the kit. What spurs do you use?
Oortael is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 08:37 AM
  #6230  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (13)
 
Pro10noob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 2,195
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Depends on track length, motor type,diameter of the tires
I have pinions from 22 to 29.
This is a good start but what i mentioned above is very important.


regards Roy

Originally Posted by Oortael View Post
I use the 93 spur which came with the kit. What spurs do you use?
Pro10noob is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 11:18 AM
  #6231  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (4)
 
TryHard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 5,378
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Some pictures of my latest shell all up and painted.... even in my biased opinion, it looks ace. Love the metallic blue... and well, Alesi!

(For those who don't know, it's Prost GP AP04 from 2001... the winter testing king... albeit it massively underweight! )

Oh, and I got a little arty with the camera... so easy to do with these cars!
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya F104 Pro!-prost-gp-ap04-001.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-prost-gp-ap04-002.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-prost-gp-ap04-003.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-prost-gp-ap04-004.jpg   Tamiya F104 Pro!-prost-gp-ap04-005.jpg  

TryHard is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 01:28 PM
  #6232  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (82)
 
artwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 3,388
Trader Rating: 82 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
Some pictures of my latest shell all up and painted.... even in my biased opinion, it looks ace. Love the metallic blue... and well, Alesi!

(For those who don't know, it's Prost GP AP04 from 2001... the winter testing king... albeit it massively underweight! )

Oh, and I got a little arty with the camera... so easy to do with these cars!
Looks great Ed...Hoping to score a 104X1 here soon!
artwork is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 02:54 PM
  #6233  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (13)
 
Korey Harbke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 6,173
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

You're getting in on the F1 action too Art? Sweeeet!!!! Not very many people race it up here anymore... bums me out. Now I just practice/play with mine inbetween rounds at the track.

-Korey
Korey Harbke is offline  
Old 09-05-2011, 03:05 PM
  #6234  
OVA
Tech Lord
iTrader: (86)
 
OVA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: WASHINGTON
Posts: 10,085
Trader Rating: 86 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Korey Harbke View Post
You're getting in on the F1 action too Art? Sweeeet!!!! Not very many people race it up here anymore... bums me out. Now I just practice/play with mine inbetween rounds at the track.

-Korey
Hey korey
Show up over ben track this coming sat..

Last edited by OVA; 09-06-2011 at 08:23 PM.
OVA is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 01:02 AM
  #6235  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 355
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by RedBullRacing View Post
What sort of weight should I be looking for as a minimum for my W kit ??
I'm using a lipo , so I have some lead for my sled......just need to know how much to bring it back up to weight.
Anyone ??

Perhaps someone would be able weigh their nimh pack for me ??
RedBullRacing is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 11:59 AM
  #6236  
Tech Adept
 
Oortael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Munich, Germany
Posts: 172
Default

My Nimh has 390 g.
Oortael is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 12:12 PM
  #6237  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (34)
 
F N CUDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mission Viejo, So Cal
Posts: 5,908
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

My 5000 lipo is nearly 300g.

Added 5oz to help lack of traction on 145* track temps for Tamiya/TCS Finals a couple weeks ago.
No legal min/max weight limits was imposed however.

Can usually run the F104 with lipo as is without adding weight
F N CUDA is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 01:23 PM
  #6238  
Tech Adept
 
monkeyracing.cz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brno, Czech Rep.
Posts: 214
Default

Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
Some pictures of my latest shell all up and painted.... even in my biased opinion, it looks ace. Love the metallic blue... and well, Alesi!

(For those who don't know, it's Prost GP AP04 from 2001... the winter testing king... albeit it massively underweight! )

Oh, and I got a little arty with the camera... so easy to do with these cars!
Well done! Very nice! I love metalic blue too

I'am going to make ProstGP bodyshell too, with Tomas Enge decals (the first and only czech driver in formula one), but can't find appropriate lexan body. maybe this one ... http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...products_id=46
monkeyracing.cz is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 09:01 PM
  #6239  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 355
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the replies , I have fitted an old 5000/40c pack, weighing 290g approx.
The one I took out was only 230grams, so this on its own should help get some weight into it. I only have the std plastic pod etc, so the back is very light. My plan is to add some weight to the sides of the battery , near the rear of the lower deck.
My hope is to help get some more of the ponies to the ground, since I have plenty on tap.
RedBullRacing is offline  
Old 09-06-2011, 09:59 PM
  #6240  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (34)
 
F N CUDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mission Viejo, So Cal
Posts: 5,908
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by RedBullRacing View Post
Thanks for the replies , I have fitted an old 5000/40c pack, weighing 290g approx.
The one I took out was only 230grams, so this on its own should help get some weight into it. I only have the std plastic pod etc, so the back is very light. My plan is to add some weight to the sides of the battery , near the rear of the lower deck.
My hope is to help get some more of the ponies to the ground, since I have plenty on tap.
When I added weight I copied Austin B. the TCS Finals winner and added the weight to the wings/trays to the electronics then mounted the elecs on top.

This was an effort to resemble the F103 cross chassis battery mounting position and we all know the F103 kicks the F104's ass.
F N CUDA is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.