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Old 12-12-2012, 12:19 AM   #436
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im new to the hobby. i recently bought a sakura zero s kit.. i just finished building my kit. everything is stock per the manual. im running a 34tpinion with a castle creations sv2 sidewinder esc and 6600kv (6900kv?) 4pole brushless motor. with a 7.2v nimh battery. i was told this motor and setup should be pretty fast. i,ve ran it only twice. its extremely SLOW for some reason. can anyone tell me why this could be...

could it be the battery?
also is that pinion too big its very tight... could that be why its soo slow?
its only going about 5-10mph!
For sure is the Gear / Pinion combination, gear up until you reach max 190F brushed motor temperature or no more than 160F for brushess.

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #438
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It would be nice if Tamiya release more group c body again. I sure would love to own one or two.

Just incase anyone is interested it is fairly simple to convert a f104 to fit group c body. Most of the group c cars are 200mm width. Just need the f103 front arm and f103 rear tires to turn f104 to 200mm width.

You can use ABC's front body mount or blade bumper bl304 from ebay.

The problem is finding the bodies.

The tricky part is trying to turn f104 to a f104gt chassis. It requires more parts, but can still be done. You would need f103gt front end along with rear axle and diff to convert f104 to f104gt. Oh and ABC's front body mount as well.

Hopefully I can post some pictures soon.
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It would be nice if Tamiya release more group c body again. I sure would love to own one or two.

Just incase anyone is interested it is fairly simple to convert a f104 to fit group c body. Most of the group c cars are 200mm width. Just need the f103 front arm and f103 rear tires to turn f104 to 200mm width.

You can use ABC's front body mount or blade bumper bl304 from ebay.

The problem is finding the bodies.

The tricky part is trying to turn f104 to a f104gt chassis. It requires more parts, but can still be done. You would need f103gt front end along with rear axle and diff to convert f104 to f104gt. Oh and ABC's front body mount as well.

Hopefully I can post some pictures soon.
That would be grand, I know what your taking about. So far The Toyota GT one has been the only F103 based re-release and the Nissan R91 in the bath tub chassis.
There are still out there but few and apart.

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Bought this used and repainted.
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F103GT rebuild completed - now an F103 Ultra. I was inspired by Tony Phalen's 103Gt and built a replica:







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Here are a couple of pics from our F1GT silver can class which is gaining in interest and numbers
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[QUOTE=macavant;11577779]F103GT rebuild completed - now an F103 Ultra. I was inspired by Tony Phalen's 103Gt and built a replica:

Wow what a sweet ride. When will Tamiya release more bodies? I need f1 paint lab to start making decals these cars.
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That is gorgeous!!! Love the black & gold Lotus scheme on that Courage body!! I wish Tamiya would re-release that body for the F104.

How does it run, by the way? I would think it would handle great with that body on it!
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Here are a couple of pics from our F1GT silver can class which is gaining in interest and numbers
Its great to see this class... but have to admit that I don't "get" the whole silvercan thing...

I hear people arguing that they are cheap and everyone has stuff laying around to run it... well as someone that's been racing for 20+ years all my brushed stuff went in the bin or was sold off years ago, and as much as I would love to run a class like this I certainly wouldn't bother going out to buy new stuff to run brushed

I guess the point I am trying to make is that for everyone you attract with a class like that maybe take the time to consider who you are turning away
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Its great to see this class... but have to admit that I don't "get" the whole silvercan thing...

I hear people arguing that they are cheap and everyone has stuff laying around to run it... well as someone that's been racing for 20+ years all my brushed stuff went in the bin or was sold off years ago, and as much as I would love to run a class like this I certainly wouldn't bother going out to buy new stuff to run brushed

I guess the point I am trying to make is that for everyone you attract with a class like that maybe take the time to consider who you are turning away
Well, as the kits come with a silver can motor we are just running what we have at this stage.
Im sure there will be more options in the future but this is what we are running to get up and running.
A lot of us are running this as a 2nd class atm for some more fun factor
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I mean no disrespect to anyone here but we are talking about a class that is made up of discontinued and most of the time expensive cars. brushless is getting very inexpensive in rc race standards, I never understood the silvercan thing either, isnt that a tamiya rule/guideline thing. Seems like a 21.5 would suit this car amazingly. I know the kits come with silver cans but do they come with a brushed esc?
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Its great to see this class... but have to admit that I don't "get" the whole silvercan thing...

I guess the point I am trying to make is that for everyone you attract with a class like that maybe take the time to consider who you are turning away
Hi, I did an analysis between silvercan and brushless before I started organizing F1 and Group C / LeMans races.

Went with silvercan. But as we now have the numbers (50 racers), we are testing brushless.

But to get a class started, cost of entry must be very cheap. Brushless combo can be 6 times more expensive (as some kits already include silvercan and esc).


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Hi guys.
I have a Nissan R91CP built on the group C chassis nearing completion. I need to be able to run it on rubber tyres rather than the foams that come with the kit. Does anyone out there know what parts I need to do this? Also what hop up parts that work for this chassis?

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