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Old 07-09-2002, 10:07 PM   #436
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:18 PM   #437
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Have any of you guys modified your F201 to accept side-by-side packs instead of just stick packs? I have a good idea of how I would do it, but I wanted to know if anyone has tried it yet.

If so, how did it turn out?
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:29 PM   #438
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I was thinking about doing it.. but it looks like alot of Dremel work. I think the side x side configuration might fit onto the graphite chassis that Cross just released. and that chassis is expensive.
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Old 07-11-2002, 01:35 PM   #439
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rc-zombies: thanks for the reply. I might try it, I'm not sure though. I'd hate to have to buy a whole new chassis.
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Ran my Cross FireForce last night in the wet, and it reminded me how much fun these things are.... I ran it with the Ride Grooved tires.. and the car was a blast.... Surprising traction in the wet...
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Old 07-11-2002, 03:14 PM   #441
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I did try to get side by sides to fit in. You're right, it is a lot of dremel work! The problem actually is the plastic braces that hold the battery in. If you don't run with those, the chassis loses rigidity. I wasn't thrilled about that, so I decided to run stickpacks instead. The Cross chassis kit is very nice! It has alum center bulkheads and cf top deck plate. $135 is a little steep, though!
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psycho: an 89 degree angle slope, coated in teflon, is steep....That $135.00 price tag is just plain insane!

Those batter holders are exactly what has kept me from attempting the change to side-by-side packs. Its clear they wont work well with cells that are sideways. I have a extra set of them, so I will see if I can work something out before I start cutting on the chassis.
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Old 07-12-2002, 01:12 PM   #443
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It's done. The Flying Finn's oldschool McLaren.
Here's my modern day Mclaren on my F201
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Old 07-12-2002, 02:13 PM   #444
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rc-zombies: man, how did you pull that off? That is one sweet job you did there.

The Ferrari is still better though!

Seriously, though. How you pull it off?
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rc-zombies: man, how did you pull that off? That is one sweet job you did there.

The Ferrari is still better though!

Seriously, though. How you pull it off?
If I tell you I have to shoot you after.

The F103 front wings have the same hole pattern as the F201. You'll have to trim it down slightly to fit. Take a look at both mounting holes and see the difference. Exacto knife with a saw blade will do the job. (or dremel)

The rear wing of the F103 will not fit at all. Just use the F201 rear wing and apply the decals to it.

The body: front body hole..no problem there. The rear just punch out the new location and antenna hole and you're set.

Some F103 bodies will not fit. Mostly the ones that have taller side air-intake pods fit fine.

Hope to see some pics if you decide to do the conversions..
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Old 07-12-2002, 09:46 PM   #446
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In case you guys havn't seen my post in the wanted forum, I need the white and yellow roll springs that were for the hpi super f1. Here's a pic so you know which ones I mean.



If you have these or know someone who does, and are willing to sell them please contact me via pm or email.

Also do you guys know what I could use instead if I can't get a hold of them? I've seen short trinity springs that might work but there still too big. they'd need to be about a half and inch wide and about 4.5 of an inch long(uncompressed) and soft.

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fatdoggy... have you tried the HPI website? in the "buy Hpi" there is a section for F1 parts for sale direct... I know they listed springs at one point...
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I checked there first, they have 2 or 3 roll springs but there stiffer then the stock ones, heck they don't even list the white and yellow ones.
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Fatdoggy......check out the CRC Carpet Knife side springs....they are prolly too long....can you say,side snips.I think Buds 10L front springs were a little larger than normal....check it out.

RCZombies...........SWEET.....I'd like to see an Arrows painted up on a 201.
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Fatdoggy,I did read your other post, but have you called HPI to see if they have the springs ? If so, Les from MDI has a penchant for finding stuff other people cannot.
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