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Old 10-19-2009, 06:35 PM
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Sort of on-topic......pertinent for sure. The TCS rules on tamiyausa.com do not stipulate a minimum weight for F1. Was one enforced at the events?
At TAC Asia Finals, F1 was set on 1180g, Formula Tuned motors and 1600 maH NicDs
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Sort of on-topic......pertinent for sure. The TCS rules on tamiyausa.com do not stipulate a minimum weight for F1. Was one enforced at the events?
There hasnt been a weight minimum for the North American series, doesnt mean that there will never be one, but for now no
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
At TAC Asia Finals, F1 was set on 1180g, Formula Tuned motors and 1600 maH NicDs
Thanks, but I should have specified US TCS. But hey, next time I'm racing in Asia that'll come in handy!

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There hasnt been a weight minimum for the North American series, doesnt mean that there will never be one, but for now no
Thanks BP. Hey, is that "my" car in your avatar? Damn fine looking shelf queen now!
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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
Thanks, but I should have specified US TCS. But hey, next time I'm racing in Asia that'll come in handy!


Thanks BP. Hey, is that "my" car in your avatar? Damn fine looking shelf queen now!
I was trying to figure out what you were talking about, then I went back and looked at my PayPal records. Actually that is not your car, it is my other 201, and a different body as well, this was the 10th anniversary tribute that I did with all the past F1 champions names on the sidepods. Glad to hear that you still have the 201 though, they werent great cars but still very cool
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Does anyone know if the SMC 5200 40C or similar SMC pack will fit. How about the Epic 5000 40C pack? I do not want to get the car for this weekend and not have a pack that will fit it.
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
I was trying to figure out what you were talking about, then I went back and looked at my PayPal records. Actually that is not your car, it is my other 201, and a different body as well, this was the 10th anniversary tribute that I did with all the past F1 champions names on the sidepods. Glad to hear that you still have the 201 though, they werent great cars but still very cool
BP, I don't know my friends 201 @ (our long track) , was hittin 00:12:7's firm! I don't think he was gunnin that hard in this particular vid, but we were timing laps. Now if you were to calculate/ estimate our track distance & difficulty, I'd have to say "that's SCREAMIN" !!!
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
At TAC Asia Finals, F1 was set on 1180g, Formula Tuned motors and 1600 maH NicDs
...and a balsa plank on bottom, correct diffusers....
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dodgeguy View Post
Does anyone know if the SMC 5200 40C or similar SMC pack will fit. How about the Epic 5000 40C pack? I do not want to get the car for this weekend and not have a pack that will fit it.
I have the SMC5200 40C, along with Core 5000 and GP4300 none will fit without modifing the car.

I ended up buying cheap stick pack LIPOs at $16US each and they work fine.

Enjoy your F104 I know I do.

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Originally Posted by zpmhinojosa View Post
BP, I don't know my friends 201 @ (our long track) , was hittin 00:12:7's firm! I don't think he was gunnin that hard in this particular vid, but we were timing laps. Now if you were to calculate/ estimate our track distance & difficulty, I'd have to say "that's SCREAMIN" !!!
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Oh with the motor and battery combo, they were fast. But they were/are very fragile, and until you get the hang of it, difficult to work on. They were also tricky to set up and keep set up. I still like d them though
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
Oh with the motor and battery combo, they were fast. But they were/are very fragile, and until you get the hang of it, difficult to work on. They were also tricky to set up and keep set up. I still like d them though
The F201 had a pretty interesting design. Mine takes centre stage on the shelf.
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
He works for Tamiya, how much more inside do you want?
Oops... Didn't know....

In that case he should badger his people to change the info on the site...

Thst is where people all over the world are going to be looking for info, and if its wrong, many will be very disappointed....

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Originally Posted by Greg Sharpe View Post
Thanks, but I should have specified US TCS. But hey, next time I'm racing in Asia that'll come in handy!
Well yeah maybe.. i just thought it be useful to you if you were to go to the Japan Finals....
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
...if you were to go to the Japan Finals....
I wish!
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These are some modifications of my F104.
Top plate been cut for more flex (change the chassis flex by the top screws)
5000 Thunder power battery.
Front and Rear width is 181mm.
The car is handling so much better.
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