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rc-zombies 09-22-2009 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by katze (Post 6377494)
i cant tell you how it compares against the F104 but i did drive the F103-15th Anniversary before and i must say that the F109 handles better than it... rear end is more planted that car is more stable at speeds.... and the car is surprisingly insensitive to bumps and humps and this allows me to really cut the apexes tight and still keep the car pointing right even when i clipped the apex a bit too much......

durability wise, it seems much more sturdy than my old F103 which kinda breaks easily (could be due to my poor and careless driving).... the F109 holds up well even after some fairly bad crashes at speeds after a full weekend of track time.... nothing is broken (yet),,, :)

in summary, very good kit for the price paid.... no regrets....

and yeah... gotta give credit to 3racing for the excellent packaging, quality of parts and top notch manual....

That's great to here..handling is as good and better than the F103.
can't wait to get it on the track...:nod:

zake540 09-22-2009 08:14 AM

Can you adjust the front ride height on these?

katze 09-22-2009 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by zake540 (Post 6377518)
Can you adjust the front ride height on these?

nope.....

Super Steve 09-22-2009 09:27 AM

Wow, it is an amazing deal.
Much better value than HPI's or Tamiya's latest offers.

It looks like a tight fit for sensor wire tho.

antonio_cadiz 09-22-2009 02:12 PM

what motor brushless.
please is good
thanks

rc-zombies 09-22-2009 10:29 PM

It's about 90% finished. Just got to do the turnbuckles and electronics. Some things I've notice is the plastic is on the flexy side. I immediately replaced the steering knuckles with the stock F103. I have the graphite verion on order. E-clips!!! no extras!!!! so if you lose one..you're out of luck unless you have some laying around. Would like to see the rear pivot bulkhead be made of a stiffer graphite plastic or aluminum one. The main rear shock is a little rough but I think after several packs it will run smooth. The FRP chassis and upperdeck is fairly stiff and adequate. Graphie would be a great upgrade for that extra bling..and .01 sec advantage.

Super Steve..You're right.. BL sensor wire will be a tight fit.. but then again our local track only runs silver can motors. and definately a better car than HPI's. Couldn't compare with Tamiya's F104 Haven't seen one yet.. will have to borrow my bro's when he's not looking.

for $100 it's a race worthy F1 car without going broke...

Manny 09-22-2009 11:38 PM

I've tried the 3racing front suspension on my f103 and the upper hinge pin mount is also on the flexy side. I wonder if the aluminum upper hinge pin mount they make for the f103gt would fit.

katze 09-23-2009 02:21 AM


Originally Posted by Manny (Post 6381066)
I've tried the 3racing front suspension on my f103 and the upper hinge pin mount is also on the flexy side. I wonder if the aluminum upper hinge pin mount they make for the f103gt would fit.

yup... it works... had that and the 3racing front sus kit for my F103 15th....

InZane 09-23-2009 09:00 AM

@ katze & rc-zombies - please please please, give us some pics ... PLEASE!

E-clip 09-23-2009 09:29 AM

My New Toy
 
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Here R some pics :)

Its a very nice kit the build was very enjoying :smile::)

E-clip 09-23-2009 09:33 AM

5 Attachment(s)
Here's the rest of them :nod:

Can't wait to try it out

InZane 09-23-2009 10:54 AM

Thanks E-clip - the pics were much appreciated!

Is it going to be a Benetton this time - your F104 Mclaren was awesome.

I ordered my F1-09 last week so I hope I'll have it early next week (the Swedish custom is sooo sloooow).

http://www.inzaneracing.com/bilder/force_india1.jpg

Mine will be a Force India (Sutil) - I found some really nice suitable 1:10 vinyl stickers for the body.

http://www.inzaneracing.com/bilder/decal_3.jpg

RonF 09-23-2009 11:18 AM

That is alot of $$ for vinyl decals....Makes Ddrive stickers a bargain...

RC MARKET 09-23-2009 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by E-clip (Post 6382429)
Here's the rest of them :nod:

Can't wait to try it out

Good pics !

robk 09-23-2009 12:15 PM

The temptation is great....:nod:


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