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Old 08-03-2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by roland5color View Post
Thanks for the quick reply. Its an outdoor asphalt track Medium to high traction depending on if the track has been prepped and sprayed with traction compound. Long 220 Ft. back straight and the rest of the track is fairly open and fast. I usually run 2wd modified buggy this is my first on road car.
Also what gauge wire should I run from the esc to the motor. I currently have 12 gauge on all my offroad cars but from what I have read this is to heavy for the F104 and may tweak the rear end.
16g is all you need.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:04 AM
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Using 16ag on my motor wires but 14 on the battery.
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Originally Posted by texastc View Post
16g is all you need.
Thanks again. I think I am going to go with a 17.5 revtech if I do what size pinion and spur do you suggest for the track that I metioned a few post back.
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On a track that size I run about a 37/88 with a 21.5 motor. I don't know about 17.5 on 2s. Id gear on the side of caution and take temps. Maybe a 25 pinion or so. Dependent on spur of course.
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Hi F1 drivers! We are expecting the new tires (1031 and 1032) next week. Here are some links to reserve your tires:

1031
1032
tire/wheel combo
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Originally Posted by stitchy View Post
Hi F1 drivers! We are expecting the new tires (1031 and 1032) next week. Here are some links to reserve your tires:

1031
1032
tire/wheel combo
NICE!
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:11 PM
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Texas, Cuda, RobK, and Everyone else who helped me out- Thanks

I tried to follow everyone setups suggestions and my car handled great and I ended up do pretty good at our race here in So Cal. I only got to practice for 5 min before the first qualifer, cause I had to replace the rear wing ( junk ) that came with my Chineese Vodofone body. I ended up third out of our small group of 5 racers, and at least 3 of those guy had there cars for a while.

Here is the Video of the race- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s5BR8XRlog

All I did was put the suggested Shimizu tires and geared it at 96/34 using a Ballistic 21.5 and a GTB2. I also, got a high traction t-plate and a Kimbrough servo saver. I used a Gen Ace 3500 mah Bat cause that is all I had that would fit. It is being held there with nothing - just the preasure but it didn't seeem to move around at all. I didn't even sauce the tire cause I thought it had great grip allready. Only my own finger controll seemed to keep me from driving better.

Anyway here are some pictures of my car and my wiring job, I had no idea how to do it so I just went with what I knew. I don't think the back end is restricted the wires are loose enough not to be hanging anything up..

What hop up parts would any of you or others suggest?

I am thinking about getting a Aluminum Pitch Damper Set but I really don't understand how it replaces the stand pitch dampner?? Do I need some extra parts? I put associated grease in the pitch dampner and it kinda seems to ooze out which aint too bad but it seems like the alum pitch dampner would be a less mess better handling upgrade, yes?


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nice pics,

good to see im not the only one to use a hobbyking spectrum receiver in the F1

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5volt,
you can lose the fan. It wont be necessary with a 21.5 and will give you a bit more room.
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if anyone is interested in my f104 pro cheep? write me at [email protected] for pics and info...thanks
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hey guys...i know this has been asked a few times, but on my cell and at work and can't quickly find the answer

what's the trick to mounting a shorty lipo on the F104 chassis?? I remember seeing guys talking about double-sided tape on bottom/top - but is there a better way to do it?

I wanna pull all my electronics in-line and on the chassis

thanks!
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I dubble side taped mine in. it never comes out.
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
hey guys...i know this has been asked a few times, but on my cell and at work and can't quickly find the answer

what's the trick to mounting a shorty lipo on the F104 chassis?? I remember seeing guys talking about double-sided tape on bottom/top - but is there a better way to do it?

I wanna pull all my electronics in-line and on the chassis

thanks!
I use the electronics trays on each side, with servo tape facing the battery. Not sure if you've done it, but you have to cut the inner part of the plastic that wraps around the post. That way the can snap on and off.
I also use the RSector top plate/ deck. Makes it super easy to remove the battery.
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im sure Velcro would also hold the lipo in place, instead of double sided tape, all depends on if you want to keep swapping packs, otherwise id just stick with ds tape.
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
hey guys...i know this has been asked a few times, but on my cell and at work and can't quickly find the answer

what's the trick to mounting a shorty lipo on the F104 chassis?? I remember seeing guys talking about double-sided tape on bottom/top - but is there a better way to do it?

I wanna pull all my electronics in-line and on the chassis

thanks!
If you have the X1 upper deck, you don't have to do anything special for an inline setup
Here's my WGP


I took it a step further with the VII
But I'm not sure there is enough room on a 104 chassis to do this ?
And the tape slot is more conveniently located on the VII
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