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Old 09-22-2009, 06:33 AM
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3.5mm Offset Upright (53259) is quite handy too. Get some bigger pinions if you run the formula motors and spare spurs.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Oortael View Post
Thx. I'll try this next weekend.

Whole Munich is in on their feet. It's quite fun to see the people drunk on their way to work *gg*
If you do run without a shock spring and find it understeering, put the standard T-bar back on.

And try and stay on your feet!
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
So I should be looking at:-

1) Alu motor housing
2) Soft T-Bar (Tamiya?)

Anything else?

Tires: Type A - Carpet while Type B - Asphalt?
Stock c/w kit: Type A?

Formula Tune motor? That's the major problem..... very slow.... was hoping for brushless 18t perhaps. Any news on LiPos for TAC?
Yeah, 1 and 2 is good to get. The rest i think are a nice to have. Maybe option springs.

Type A are soft, Type B are harder. In SG we run Type A for the fronts and rear. In Thailand I ran Type A rear, Type B front. The fastest 104 in Thailand was i think a Korean, he ran Type B rear and Type A front.

Kit comes with Type A

Actually on carpet the FT quite fast leh.

Din hear anything about Lipos.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:02 AM
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For more rear grip, probably the new FRP upper deck (on the F60) might help a little bit on the F104 Pro with a little more flex. Maybe just go FRP for both top and bottom decks for asphalt. On the F103 I used to removed the nuts on the front of the upper deck to allow for more flex (or just used the shorter top deck). I was hoping this could be done with the F104 but it seems the front posts are used for support. I noticed the electronics platforms are mounted diagonally. Has anyone noticed any difference in side to side flex?

Tamiya is going in the right direction with the F60 kit with speed control. That is a true spec racer to allow beginners into the hobby pretty cheap and then allow them to hop it up over time.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:27 AM
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F104 Pro is out of stock both SG & KL!!! Hope they bring in the next shipment!!!
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
F104 Pro is out of stock both SG & KL!!! Hope they bring in the next shipment!!!

i got mine Saturday and put it together Saturday night...

I just need to paint the body..

I'll do something simple for the F1 race this weekend, but I'm getting the F60 bodywork when it's released...

the only problem us that EVERYone will have a Ferrari once that bodywork is out
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Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
I'll do something simple for the F1 race this weekend, but I'm getting the F60 bodywork when it's released...
the only problem us that EVERYone will have a Ferrari once that bodywork is out
TAMIYA should produce more bodies for the F104, just like they did back in the day with their F101, F102 and F103. Mr. Vyger did the right thing by collecting them all.
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Just a heads Tamiya is going to release Rubber Tires for the F104!
Link: http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/fe...article-id=440
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Looks like the wheels and tires will be separate....like the foams
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All we need now is different rubber compounds

Oh, and grooved rubber ones
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Originally Posted by PDR View Post
All we need now is different rubber compounds

Oh, and grooved rubber ones
Ride does make rubber tire compounds and inserts.

Grooved rubber... Like these?
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F104 wheels are a different size unfortunately...
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Originally Posted by rc-zombies View Post
Ride does make rubber tire compounds and inserts.

Grooved rubber... Like these?
For the F103..... Rear would fit 104, but fronts...?
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Originally Posted by jonest View Post
F104 Pro is out of stock both SG & KL!!! Hope they bring in the next shipment!!!
You try Pro Shop Futaba..
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:39 AM
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hello..
anyone test a BL 13.5T????
if yes what is the better ratio for a tecnical track???

thank's....

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