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Old 07-08-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default HPI F10 v. 3racing F109 AND best kit for under $150

I've got two questions for y'all. First; F10 or F109? Second; best On-road kit for under $150. Just looking for your personal opinions.

edit: Ok I should probably clarify. The $150 budget has nothing to do with the F10 v. F109 discussion, just wanted to know what y'all thought was better. As for the $150 budget, I'm just curious to what y'all think is the best on road kit in that price range. When I say kit I'm thinking build it or ARTR. Of course if you think there is a good RTR in that price range then please voice your opinion.

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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Hi, The F109 is vastlyy superior to the HPI F10. The only on road car
that is near your budget would be the Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk.
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Make the HPI F10 your last choice. There is a lot you have to do/upgrade from the initial kit in order to make it competitive. I had a buddy buy a F10 and spent just about as much as the kit cost in hop-up parts just to make it competitive with another buddy's box stock F104. The F109 is a good choice. You can also roll with the Tamiya F104 but it will cost you a little more than $150. I heard that Corally is reviving theirs but it will be as pricey as the previous one they offered.
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How much does the F109 go for on average? I like the link set-up, I know when I went from T-bar to link in 12th things got much easier.
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Ok I should probably clarify. The $150 budget has nothing to do with the F10 v. F109 discussion, just wanted to know what y'all thought was better. As for the $150 budget, I'm just curious to what y'all think is the best on road kit in that price range. When I say kit I'm thinking build it or ARTR. Of course if you think there is a good RTR in that price range then please voice your opinion.
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The F10 makes an excellent paperweight.

You can probably find an F103RM somewhere for a decent price.
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I've got two questions for y'all. First; F10 or F109? Second; best On-road kit for under $150. Just looking for your personal opinions.
These are a real good bargain on-road kits, 3RACING Sakura Zero S 1/10
or this, OFNA JL10e GT.



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You can have an f109 for just over $100 for a roller. No hop ups needed to make it competitive. I have 2. There are awesome on carpet.
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You can have an f109 for just over $100 for a roller. No hop ups needed to make it competitive. I have 2. There are awesome on carpet.
Got a link on ordering?

I'm looking for a different class to run on asphalt locally... getting a little burnt on coopers, was thinking of doing a silvercan (spec FDR) based TC class but it's hard to say if the interest is there with other racers... but I do see the F1 guys coming out fairly often. I drove a HPI it was fun, but for the money it sounds like the F109 is a good choice. Just need to know where to find one.
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I have a brand new F109 that I just built but never ran or put electronics in if you would be interested in it. I paid 100 for it, I'd like to get that for it.
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Got a link on ordering?
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-3ra...cPath=420_1417
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Got a link on ordering?

I'm looking for a different class to run on asphalt locally... getting a little burnt on coopers, was thinking of doing a silvercan (spec FDR) based TC class but it's hard to say if the interest is there with other racers... but I do see the F1 guys coming out fairly often. I drove a HPI it was fun, but for the money it sounds like the F109 is a good choice. Just need to know where to find one.
Hkshobby.com has them. Tqrcracing.com might. Both in the US.

Where are you located?
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These are a real good bargain on-road kits, 3RACING Sakura Zero S 1/10
or this, OFNA JL10e GT.
Have the Ofna, love it. I was really only looking at the F1s but I figured I'd throw the other question in there to see what people think.
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Thanks for the link (and everyone else that posted one). Seems like a decent price. Rubber tires for a Tamiya fit right up? Sorry for not knowing much about F1 cars, I am interested in running one though
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Thanks for the link (and everyone else that posted one). Seems like a decent price. Rubber tires for a Tamiya fit right up? Sorry for not knowing much about F1 cars, I am interested in running one though
ties for the tamiya F103 are a direct fit. F104 tires have a different offset.
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