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Old 11-21-2009, 09:45 AM   #331
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First track tests today with my F1-09, I'm impressed - Very Impressed!

This car has great potential. Definitely equivalent with my Tamiya F104Pro - and that's BOX STOCK!

Good show !
3 racing F109 was back in stock !

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:41 PM   #332
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the only thing thats making me don't want to buy this is the parts support. Are the parts easy to come by now or is it interchangeable to the other f1 cars?
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the only thing thats making me don't want to buy this is the parts support. Are the parts easy to come by now or is it interchangeable to the other f1 cars?
Practically all F103 parts can be used with exception to chassis and top deck.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:26 AM   #334
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the only thing thats making me don't want to buy this is the parts support. Are the parts easy to come by now or is it interchangeable to the other f1 cars?
I am running mine with the F104 rear axle and diff unit (same having to rebuild and reste diff when changing a wheel) and have also fitten the whole front arm section from the F103 (someone broke their front end and didn't want to fit 103 front end, so I sold them mine as I have plenty 103 fronts)

Chassis plates and rear motor pod are the only things that are truly F109
All axle and shaft parts can be swapped with F103.

Am looking to milling out spare 103 axle height parts to fit Pro10 bearings so a pro10 rear axle can be fitted (allows for wider damp tyre choice)
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:57 AM   #335
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Well I gave the car a run on the weekend, very hot day on a outdoor track, the track had good grip, the car had too much steering, very easy to get oversteer and the back would slide out.
I tried some weight at the back and it did help, but still need more rear grip.

The setup was out of the box, has anybody run the car on a outdoor track ?

I am making rear hubs to take jaco tires, the same as the other drivers are using on there cars, this may help.

In the last run I lost one of the rear side springs, does anyone know a replacement I can use.

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These cars are made to steer by design. If you are loose put stiffer springs in the front, and consider softening the side to side movenment.
although you will only want to make one change at a time. good luck
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #336
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These cars are made to steer by design. If you are loose put stiffer springs in the front, and consider softening the side to side movenment.
although you will only want to make one change at a time. good luck
I went the other way to make the car more stable:
CRC red springs for side springs, and put them under tension to reduce side to side slop, this makes it feel more like the rear end of my GenX10.
Also I put on some older F103 offset front hubs, again like my GenX10.
And reducing that front castor makes a huge difference, it stops pulling the rear end round.
Also notice play in the rear arms where the cups sit on the balls, so am looking to convert this to the GenX10 style, cos I had to tension them today to get the car to go straight and not wander between on and off power.
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Also notice play in the rear arms where the cups sit on the balls, so am looking to convert this to the GenX10 style, cos I had to tension them today to get the car to go straight and not wander between on and off power.
You can also cut small squares out of a plastic bag and snap the ball cup over the ballstud covered by the plastic
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These cars are made to steer by design. If you are loose put stiffer springs in the front, and consider softening the side to side movenment.
although you will only want to make one change at a time. good luck
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Well I made the hubs to suit the Jaco tires, purple front and pink rear, it still had too much steering and the back was sliding out, I changed the shock spring to a yellow Tamiya one I had a it was great, that made all the difference.

Using the yellow spring with the kit tires mite work also, will have to try that.

Does anyone know the shock and side damper oil weight that comes with the kit and Lbs of the shock spring that's comes with the car, would like to try one a bit harder than the original and a bit softer than the yellow.

I will post some pics of the hub tonight.

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Old 11-23-2009, 02:27 AM   #339
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Here are the pics of the wheels on the car and the hubs I made, the rear pod has been lifted up 2mm and the front end has been lifted 4mm to give the car a 5mm ride height.

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hey guys. My kit should be here any day.

Can someone who runs theres on a medium grip slightly bumpy asphalt track please post there setup? i know how different pan style cars are on road compared to carpet.

i also bought a tamiya spring set and the front spring set for the F109

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My car had done in few hours before, take a look, please!
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What kiit do Tamiya yellow springs come from and where can I find some of those rear hubs? Thanks
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What kiit do Tamiya yellow springs come from and where can I find some of those rear hubs? Thanks
The yellow tamiya spring is there standard TC spring, the hubs are a one off, I designed them and turned them up on a lathe, if a few people want them I may make a few sets, there is a lot of work in them.

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The yellow tamiya spring is there standard TC spring, the hubs are a one off, I designed them and turned them up on a lathe, if a few people want them I may make a few sets, there is a lot of work in them.

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how much? and will they also wok with an f103? interested, please LMK o PM me.
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My car had done in few hours before, take a look, please!
What can I say? - absolutely beautiful! You're setting the standard for the rest of us. I really like the small details like the blue front arm turnbuckles.
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