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Old 09-24-2009, 09:19 PM
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Just want to say this car Drives Rings around my F104

Just first tests with two box stock cars

F104 is so hard to drive straight

F109 is so easy to drive rear end is planted on the ground and I can full throttle without braking traction unlike the F104 spinning very time I throttle more than half
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by wagnerov View Post
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And yes, the 3Racing front end is flexi-flyer compared to the Tamiya graphite one, I've tried both on my 15th. About the only advantage to the 3Racing one is adjustable camber so the tires don't cone. The caster adjustment was a waste of time. You have to run much stiffer springs to make up for the flexibility. Unfortunately, much stiffer springs make the e-clip retainers pop off easier if you whack a board the wrong way, resulting in amusing traction-rolls on VHT.
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both the Tamiya link suspension and 3R's are identical width. I might do a hybrid of the 2 suspensions.. Tamiya lower arms w/3R's upper arm links.
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At that price I'd rather go with the new HPI for $129--their a much more proven RC Car company for quality cars at good prices.
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Originally Posted by wagnerov View Post

Don't waste your time with rubber tires with any 2WD F1 car, unless you like doing donuts. Even on an unprepared surface. Sorry. Maybe the added rear weight of this car will help.
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Wohoo - my F1-09 arrived yesterday



I'm very impressed by the high quality of both the FRP chassis parts as well as the blue alu parts. The plastic is, as said before, a lot flexier compared to the Tamiya F104. But I don't think this will be a problem.







The manual is first class - one of the best I've ever seen in my 35 years in the hobby!



But I think they made a miss on page 4&5 - the upper front caster mount should be mounted the other way around (the hinges to the rear - not to the front as in this picture)



The body is nice - but then again not as nice as the original F104 body.



This kit must, without a doubt, be the best value on the market today!

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At that price I'd rather go with the new HPI for $129...
You're just being ironic -- right?
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I just ordered mine from RC Mart, Can anyone tell me how long it takes to arrive in the US. hopefully not on the slow boat!! thanks
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Originally Posted by SMG View Post
I just ordered mine from RC Mart, Can anyone tell me how long it takes to arrive in the US. hopefully not on the slow boat!! thanks
I ordered on Thursday and arrived on Monday via regular air mail...
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Originally Posted by timmig View Post
At that price I'd rather go with the new HPI for $129--their a much more proven RC Car company for quality cars at good prices.
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HPI is proven RC car Co. indeed. Always purchased their cars to race from the first Pro2 to the current Cyclone.. Hate to say it but the HPI F1 looks like a Toy car compared to 3R's.
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I have to agree with zombies, The HPI F10 does look like toy next to this thing. So is RC mart the only place you can purchase this car from? thanks
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Originally Posted by SMG View Post
I have to agree with zombies, The HPI F10 does look like toy next to this thing. So is RC mart the only place you can purchase this car from? thanks
RcMarket has it for $99+
http://rcmarket.com.hk
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So do you guys think this this car is going to require the f103 front suspension to make it stiffer and better to drive?
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Does look impressive!!! It will be cool to see how it performs. Looks like G-10 fiberglass--no carbon?
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SMG View Post
So do you guys think this this car is going to require the f103 front suspension to make it stiffer and better to drive?
my f109 is stock and it drives very well... i have fellow f1 drivers notice and comment on how good my car seem to be handling ard the track...

i see no reason to touch anything if the car aint broke....

and guys, pls note that the car's balance is the best when used with the stock tires in the kit... i changed to the tires that i used for my f103 and that really upset my car balance..... needless to say, the 3racing tires are now back on the car....
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What kind of motors and ESC's are you guys running?
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