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Old 09-29-2011, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
If you have a low-pro servo then this is the best way;



http://www.exotekracing.com/f104-bolt-in-servo-mounts/
Seriously. This is the single best thing I did to my F104. Plus it looks way cooler :P
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:38 AM
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Not sure if enybody's mentioned what extra trimming of body needed for exotec chassis? I'm thinking about uprades for my F104Pro with F60 body.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:59 AM
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I just bought a f104x1 really like how the car handles.does anyone have a good setup for the role damper??
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by TryHard View Post
Thanks Mike

I used 6mm before, but I think I got the servo in the wrong place so screwed the ackerman up. Did notice the links getting close to the upper a-arms as well, will keep an eye on that.

On a different point, interesting that Hayato's car seems to be 1s... anyone know if that is a Japanese rule?
It is a Yokomo 7.4v pack with 2500mah.... nice little sleeper pack
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by dfx View Post
Not sure if enybody's mentioned what extra trimming of body needed for exotec chassis? I'm thinking about uprades for my F104Pro with F60 body.
You would trim the inside portion of the skirt to clear the side links like so. Not that noticeable.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:31 PM
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I never realised the 104 body with the side pods would fit the exotek chassis, I jsut have my body without the side pods and i didnt need to trim anything out of the ordinary.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LordAnubis View Post
I never realised the 104 body with the side pods would fit the exotek chassis, I jsut have my body without the side pods and i didnt need to trim anything out of the ordinary.
But with side pontoon, it looks nicer
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:07 PM
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What does everybody use to paint the front and rear wings for their cars? I'm going after the Brawn paint scheme look and was wondering what kind paint would work best on the plastic wings... Just regular Tamiya/Pactra paint?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:44 PM
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Mike,

for the servo setup mentioned you will need to move it back 8-10mm and use ~6mm of shim to correct bumpsteer with the longer horn. with the servo positioned in the stk mounts the change in ackerman will result in slower corner speeds.

The next best thing and best tcs option is to just use the short tamiya horn minimizing bumpsteer. mounting the servo upside down in the mounts can smooth out turn in and improve mid corner through exit steering.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
I suggest 5-6mm of spacers (depends on your servo size) and the alloy horn. You want the turnbuckles perfectly level to eliminate the bump steer. Grind under the arms if they rub the turnbuckle when the suspension is compressed and the wheels are turned.
Yes, you can slide the servo forward or back as well to adjust ackerman. Bonus points for that

Here is Hayato Matsuzaki's car with the same set up;
Any more pics of that car?
looks like a TRG111(109)..


thanks!
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Originally Posted by tudor_47 View Post
Any more pics of that car?
looks like a TRG111(109)..


thanks!
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It's a modified Exotek104 with TRG front arms;
At the bottom of here
http://uf1series.com/_gallery/gallery_21.html
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
It is a Yokomo 7.4v pack with 2500mah.... nice little sleeper pack
Nice, I've been trying to get a Losi 92mm Lipo pack.. with the same intention, more weight at the back!
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
It's a modified Exotek104 with TRG front arms;
At the bottom of here
http://uf1series.com/_gallery/gallery_21.html
Pretty sure you need to make an upper arm conversion like that Mike .
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
It's a modified Exotek104 with TRG front arms;
At the bottom of here
http://uf1series.com/_gallery/gallery_21.html
thanks!
/Johnny
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