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Old 06-15-2012, 11:44 PM
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Is it a direct fit?

also will a standard 2s lipo fit? I have a few standard packs I use in my off road cars.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by skengines
Is it a direct fit?

also will a standard 2s lipo fit? I have a few standard packs I use in my off road cars.
as long as the packs are stickpack style with rounded edges like these
http://www.rcmart.com/combo-cb0121-y...l?cPath=52_973

there is a conversion kit to use higher capacity brick style packs
http://f1paintlab.com/zencart/index....products_id=52
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All of the later model F-104 X series cars are built to accept brick style packs

Most of us run the shorty packs

I prefer to run the pack forward at all times, foam or rubber

F-104WGP



F-104vII


The kit supplied 93T spur works with 64p pinions
Pinions from 30-35t is the range with 21.5 blinky at most tracks on rubber tires
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Is that shorty lipo a drop in? Holds in place with the upper deck or do I need to use tape?

Also what pinions come with the F104 Pro? Ideal to run the stock pinions with the 21.5? Or were those designed to be used with the silver can motor?

Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
All of the later model F-104 X series cars are built to accept brick style packs

Most of us run the shorty packs

I prefer to run the pack forward at all times, foam or rubber

F-104WGP



F-104vII


The kit supplied 93T spur works with 64p pinions
Pinions from 30-35t is the range with 21.5 blinky at most tracks on rubber tires
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Originally Posted by skengines
Is that shorty lipo a drop in? Holds in place with the upper deck or do I need to use tape?

Also what pinions come with the F104 Pro? Ideal to run the stock pinions with the 21.5? Or were those designed to be used with the silver can motor?
Shorty more or less drops in, there may be a screw to loosen or remove, and there is a bracket with 2 clips to hold it, as viewed in the WGP pic, tape is an option, though few, if any use it

Kit supplied pinion is 23t, which is ok for SC motors on short tracks

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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
Shorty more or less drops in, there may be a screw to loosen or remove, and there is a bracket with 2 clips to hold it, as viewed in the WGP pic, tape is an option, though few, if any use it

Kit supplied pinion is 23t, which is ok for SC motors on short tracks
Great, Thanks for that info there.

How do you like that Fusion shorty? If you know anyone that is selling a shorty, please let me know.
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Originally Posted by skengines
Great, Thanks for that info there.

How do you like that Fusion shorty? If you know anyone that is selling a shorty, please let me know.
I run the ReedyPower shorty
After a 10m UF1 race we normaly use about 1100mah


The VII pic is a friends car that will likely never see an actual track
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
I run the ReedyPower shorty
After a 10m UF1 race we normaly use about 1100mah


The VII pic is a friends car that will likely never see an actual track

Awesome..will be getting the Reedy pack.

Anything else I should look out for? Tips, etc?
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Originally Posted by skengines
Awesome..will be getting the Reedy pack.

Anything else I should look out for? Tips, etc?
http://www.uf1series.com/index.html
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So this is what I have so far.


Futaba 9551
Tekin 21.5
Tekin RS Pro
Shorty LiPo
Futaba Receiver

Will still need to get 30-35T pinions, but I think I have everything covered? This will be my first time with on road, so just want to make sure I get all my ducks in a row.

Also got the parts below.

F104 F Parts - Suspension Arm/Front
F104 J PARTS (Front Wing
F104 Mesh Wheels - For Rubber Tires (F/R)
F104 Rubber Tires Front
F104 Rubber Tires Rear
F103 / F104 1 Piece Ball Thrust Bearing
5mm Alum Ball Nut - Fluorine Coated 10pcs
F104 Titanium Coated King Pin - 2pcs
F104 Rubber Tires - Rear/Soft
Tamiya Rear Steel Shaft 6x110mm F104
F104 Font F3-Soft (1 pair)
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Originally Posted by skengines
So this is what I have so far.


Futaba 9551
Tekin 21.5
Tekin RS Pro
Shorty LiPo
Futaba Receiver

Will still need to get 30-35T pinions, but I think I have everything covered? This will be my first time with on road, so just want to make sure I get all my ducks in a row.

Also got the parts below.

F104 F Parts - Suspension Arm/Front
F104 J PARTS (Front Wing
F104 Mesh Wheels - For Rubber Tires (F/R)
F104 Rubber Tires Front
F104 Rubber Tires Rear
F103 / F104 1 Piece Ball Thrust Bearing
5mm Alum Ball Nut - Fluorine Coated 10pcs
F104 Titanium Coated King Pin - 2pcs
F104 Rubber Tires - Rear/Soft
Tamiya Rear Steel Shaft 6x110mm F104
F104 Font F3-Soft (1 pair)
It's good to have spares

The current Tamiya tires are ok for bashing/practice
You will ant Shimizu tires for racing though
571/572 is a popular combo
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Awesome..Thanks for all your help in getting me started!

Moving back to SoCal in a few months, so hopefully I can start doing some serious racing with you guys.
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Cool, we'll get you dialed in
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:32 AM
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Hi,

I bought 4 sets of scales to measure the weight of my F104Pro on each axle/tire. I messured following values:

rear left: 331g
rear rigth: 287g
front left: 226g
front rigth: 248g

IMHO it would be best to have the left and the rigth hand side of the car balanced at the same weight.

Could that result that out of where I put my electronics, or could the car be tweaked somewhere? I put some weight on each electronic post to balance my Spectrum receiver with the Tamiya TEU-302BK ESC.

What are the best ways to balance the weight of the car? What relation (front to rear, left to right) is common?

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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64P pitch pinions are okay to use with the stock Tamiya spur? Are you positive? Just don't want to strip any spurs....
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