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Old 05-11-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Tech Racing F125/F108 Formula 1 RC

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...s&fr=slv8-msgr

They also make a high end model the F108

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate...s&fr=slv8-msgr

Found it here...
http://banzaihobby.com/index.php?mai...0000&x=29&y=12

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Take a good look at the 108, especially the tbar, and tell me which Tamiya it makes you think of
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Take a good look at the 108, especially the tbar, and tell me which Tamiya it makes you think of
The Tech F108 was released a year before the F104 was. The F125 has a very low list price and has been a good rival for the F103 here in Japan. If you can find parts the F125 is a car worth looking into.
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So in either case, the F104 pro or 3 Racing F109 are better choices then?
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Not ever seeing the car on track it's hard to say if it's "better".
For me it would be all about parts support.

Does your lhs stock parts for that thing?
Can you get them reasonably quick on line?
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The Tech F108 was released a year before the F104 was. The F125 has a very low list price and has been a good rival for the F103 here in Japan. If you can find parts the F125 is a car worth looking into.
Yeah, tech probably designed the 104
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The F125's undertray looks like it employs some groundeffects. I see short tunnels behind the rx and esc and theres flick-ups(if that's the correct term for it)or maybe a diffuser ahead of the rear tires.
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Yes that is correct I found a diffuser in their parts list

FAP050 F125 double decker diffuser  700 F125 exclusive use
FAP070 F125 double decker diffuser U 700 F125 exclusive use


Found a link with listing
http://66.163.168.225/babelfish/tran...hin2010-4.html

At the Moment the newly released F125 seem to be the ticket with a revised chassis that allows in line battery mounting
F125 MG10 (Merecedes)
F125 FA10 (Ferrari style)

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/car-kits-c-420.html

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At the Moment the newly released F125 seem to be the ticket with a revised chassis that allows in line battery mounting
F125 MG10 (Merecedes)
F125 FA10 (Ferrari style)

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/car-kits-c-420.html
All of the F125 have inline batteries, The new F125 MG10 and FA10 allow the battery to be mounted cross ways like an F103.
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Yeah, tech probably designed the 104
The F104 is all in house,unlike some of the TRF touring cars from Tamiya.
Actually starting from the F101 all of the F1 chassis cars and C car have been designed by the same person. Some of the options have been designed by people under the head direct drive designer,but the main kits have been one man.
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I ordered the F125 kit today and will report back with pictures and details. I am planning quite a build for it so I am sure it will be several months to complete but i need a long term project
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I have both the F125 and the F108. The F108 with foams is very fast on carpet but very hard to set up for outdoors. The F125 seems great outdoors (due to a more flexable chassis) on foam and rubber tires. Spares are a problem but I purchased steering blocks and front end parts from D drive and have not needed more spares. Just have to bite the bullet and buy the spares upfront.
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Dangit Andy, will you stop that! I just got a look at those things from the mart. Nice to see more competition coming...if we could just get them here.

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Here's some more pics of the f125. Looks like it uses a torsion spring for the rear pod. There's also a good view of its "ground effect" undertray.
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I have both the F125 and the F108. The F108 with foams is very fast on carpet but very hard to set up for outdoors. The F125 seems great outdoors (due to a more flexable chassis) on foam and rubber tires. Spares are a problem but I purchased steering blocks and front end parts from D drive and have not needed more spares. Just have to bite the bullet and buy the spares upfront.
looks like the frontend of a 104 or a 103 will bolt right up.Very interesting--
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