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Old 09-20-2013, 09:00 PM
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I am looking to find this product: Rsector SR-F104-001 High Capacity LiPo Conversion for the F104/W/PRO/X1 cars (http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=2680). TQ RC had it in stock before I bought my F104X1, they say it is now discontinued. It would work perfect for me since I use a Reedy 5500 2S LiPo for my X1 and am looking for a way to do quicker battery changes.
Is it truly discontinued?? If not, where can I find one??
If it is truly discontinued, is there anything on the market similar to it that might work just as well??
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:24 AM
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hello. i am finding my f104 will not stay straight. i use and adjust the trim setting but in very short time it goes not straight again. i have a spectrum dx3s and a savox servo with a tamiya servo save. any ideas i will be very thankful
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
hello. i am finding my f104 will not stay straight. i use and adjust the trim setting but in very short time it goes not straight again. i have a spectrum dx3s and a savox servo with a tamiya servo save. any ideas i will be very thankful
Check the screw that fasten the T-plate. After some time, the screw hole will become enlarged, causing the rear pod to be out of alignment.

If the hole becomes oval shap, you need to replace the T-plate.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:14 PM
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thank you for your option. i have been trying the 3racing t bar and now have to use the 1.3 when we drive at carpark track and the tamiya soft t bar at the rc track. the three clips in the servo saver,should there be a order to install them?
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:55 AM
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If the steering isn't centering the problem is usually the Tamiya servo saver. Check if there is any play in it and replace it if it is worn. I always throw them away and fit a Kimbrough servo saver instead, much more reliable and doesn't wear like the Tamiya ones do.

In the Tamiya servo saver there should be three springs, two smaller ones and one bigger one. The smaller ones go on first then the biug one ober the top of them.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by terry.sc View Post
If the steering isn't centering the problem is usually the Tamiya servo saver. Check if there is any play in it and replace it if it is worn. I always throw them away and fit a Kimbrough servo saver instead, much more reliable and doesn't wear like the Tamiya ones do.

In the Tamiya servo saver there should be three springs, two smaller ones and one bigger one. The smaller ones go on first then the biug one ober the top of them.
many thanks to you terry.sc. what kimbrough do you recommend?
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:40 AM
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The Kimbrough 201 Mid Size servo saver is the same size as the Tamiya kit servo saver.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by terry.sc View Post
The Kimbrough 201 Mid Size servo saver is the same size as the Tamiya kit servo saver.
once again i must thank you terry.sc one last question,does that kimbrough servo saver come with the spring?
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by freakyfreakyflo View Post
once again i must thank you terry.sc one last question,does that kimbrough servo saver come with the spring?
The Kimbrough servo saver has an internal spring (if that is what you asking?)
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:22 PM
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I am finally making a return back into F1 racing. My first one was a HPI Super F1 and I sadly gave it away a few years back as it sat collecting dust. Now I'll soon have in my hands a awesome build ahead.

The Kit
Tamiya (#84170) 1:10 F104 PRO Black Special
Tamiya (#54240) F104 Clamp Type Wheel Hub
Tamiya (#54215) F104 Spur Gear Spacer
Tamiya (#54202) F104 Aluminum Upper Suspension Mount
3Racing (#F104-07/13/FG) T-Bar 1.3mm For Tamiya F104
ZEN (#Z2114) Front Upright Spring Set (2pcs/S.M.H) for F103/F104
2 x Tamiya (#51399) F104 Rubber Tires (F)
Tamiya (#54201) F104 Plated Mesh Wheel (For Rubber Tires)
Tamiya (#51400) F104 Rubber Tires (R)
Tamiya (#51398) F104 Mesh Wheels (For Rubber Tires)
Tamiya (#54199) F104 Rubber Tires (R) Soft
Tamiya (#54331) Upper Deck & Roll Damper Set
2 x Steel Main shafts YEAH racing
Rear LED light

Electronics
ESC - Hobbyking 45 X-Car
ESC - Turnigy TrackStar One Cell 1/12th and 1/10th scale ESC
Servo -BMS-761DMG Low Profile Digital Servo (Metal Gear) 4.4kg / .13sec / 32g

It is gonna be a awesome build. I picked up 2 ESC's because I wanted to run brushed for a bit until I dial in the car, and it was dirt cheap $9.00. The brushless will go in my 2wd buggy until then since I fried the one in it over the winter (won't run through wet again). I will be getting a turnigy 21.5t BL motor in the months to follow, but no rush.

I am slowly going through this whole thread (page 201 now) and learning a lot, but anything to suggest with the current listed items?.
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Hey there F104 Pro guru's.. question for you..
My buddy noah has an F104 Pro running on carpet using Pit 571/572 tires.. he says the car seems to hop around the corners, is there any fix for this??
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104GT COMING SOON!
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104GT COMING SOON!
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:32 AM
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That looks like a nice conversion. I want to get another F104 chassis for a GT body.

My F104 Pro Black Edition with X1 rear dampener.

The gold didn't match up front thanks in part to the hobby shop owner suggesting another colour from the one I originally picked Waiting for my gold wheels and then I can mount my rubbers. A few decals left to put on as well.








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Old 02-13-2014, 10:23 AM
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A new kit!
I think I like t-bar f1.

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