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Old 12-21-2011, 05:06 PM
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Idk why Venom lists the ESC as 8-23T. It should simply say, handles stock and modified brushed motors down to 8T. Yes the LVC is set too low at 5v, but I've been running lipo's for long enough now to know that you can clearly see the car slow down right before a normal 6v cut off happens in other ESC's. Usually the "punch" out of corners is first sign the pack is low, then the slow down right after.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:16 PM
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I am looking for the body manual # for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - F104 MP4-24. Just bought the body and don't really know how it all goes together, I might be able to find the manual on the Tamiya site if I have the manual #.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:22 AM
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How far off are the Tamiya rubber tires from the Shimizu tires for carpet racing?
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Originally Posted by durtbag View Post
I am looking for the body manual # for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - F104 MP4-24. Just bought the body and don't really know how it all goes together, I might be able to find the manual on the Tamiya site if I have the manual #.

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I can scan one ad email it to you as a PDF, there is no manual for the McLaren or the Ferrari, it's a supplement to the generic F104 manual
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How far off are the Tamiya rubber tires from the Shimizu tires for carpet racing?
The Tamiya rubber tires don't work on carpet at all, they are a decent outdoor tire , but a waste for carpet
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:34 AM
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We have been having some decent results using the Tamiya tires on carpet. I've been using scuffed in softs and really used hards in the front. Full sauce in the rear and half in front. I haven't tried a brand new set yet because the used ones have been hooking up well.
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Has anyone produced a link front arm set for the 104 or is everyone just building them on their own.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by nrtv20 View Post
How far off are the Tamiya rubber tires from the Shimizu tires for carpet racing?
Parade car vs. Race car.

Tamiya "C" F104 tires? Hmmm.
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I can scan one ad email it to you as a PDF, there is no manual for the McLaren or the Ferrari, it's a supplement to the generic F104 manual
Thanks BP, I'll send you a PM
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What kind of wear are you guys getting out of the Shimizus?
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I can scan one ad email it to you as a PDF, there is no manual for the McLaren or the Ferrari, it's a supplement to the generic F104 manual
Bodyset should include a manual, right? I think he just bought the body not the entire bodyset.
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Originally Posted by Csaari77 View Post
What kind of wear are you guys getting out of the Shimizus?
Why not run foam for F1, is it not allowed for carpet racing?
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Why not run foam for F1, is it not allowed for carpet racing?
Realism; ease of maintenance; lower speeds (UF1) so grip levels are fine.
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Why not run foam for F1, is it not allowed for carpet racing?
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Realism; ease of maintenance; lower speeds (UF1) so grip levels are fine.
Right...on carpet if you run the foams at their stock height the cars will traction roll easily so to get the car to handle right you need to true them down to almost the rim like what is done in 1/12th scale...but then the tires are way too small to look right with the rest of the car.
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Originally Posted by rcdave1 View Post
Has anyone produced a link front arm set for the 104 or is everyone just building them on their own.
I thought MikeR (exotek) said he was going to work on one. Currently there isn't a kit to buy. You'd have to piece it together.

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Yup found it.
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Yes, that was a mock up of something I planned for later. A little easier to set up then the TRG unit.
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