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Old 01-09-2005, 09:35 PM   #46
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Interesting call on the F103 knuckles. Got a part number and are they paintable/dyable so they look black?

I just heard that the Traxxas Stampede knuckles would work too. My biggest issue is that the steering wanders all over. I have everything tightened down and it still does it. Having an adjustable camber would be pretty sweet too. One thing I did was to cut out the body on the flat spot above and just behind the "Driver's" helmet as this allows the motor to get some air shunted directly at it. Keeps it about 10*F cooler than no holes.
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I think these are the knuckles, acording to the guys who run the F103's at my track these are almost unbreakable,

http://www.burienrcracing.com/f1whitfronup.html


that cooling idea sounds good, but my 27t monster does not even get barely warm after running for 10mins,

what motors do you run? I suppose with oval racing the motors are going at 100% all the time?
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Old 01-10-2005, 08:25 AM   #48
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We run 27t ROAR Legal stock motors. Being as they run oval they are usually geared for top end so they get hot. As to specific motor type I run what we call a "Purple People Eater" or to the rest of the world a Monster Handout motor w/purple endbell. These motors make absolutely wicked power and are dirt cheap!

What do you run for motors, what type of track, and tire?
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:41 AM   #49
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I also run a monster, but on a technical bumpy concrete track, all the F1 guys run Tamiya B's or similar,
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:54 AM   #50
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What's a "Tamiya B"?
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:46 PM   #51
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the type of Tamiya tires that we use,

check it out here,

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNW65&P=V


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPA41&P=V
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:28 PM   #52
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What are you using for batteries?
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Old 01-16-2005, 04:16 AM   #53
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GP3300's I got 8 packs for all my racing, mainly Fukuyama's
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I bet that's fast! We have our class set up as a "spec" class with set tires, batteries, and a few other things. We have to run 1800 mAh or less stick packs with the Duratrax foam tires, stock axle, and we are supposed to stay with the stock electronics. No QC2 ESC's etc, lol. They are plenty fast. I'm trying to get them back running on the Roadcourse track but they seem to stay more on the oval.

Any ideas?
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Haven't seen this car, but the chassis looks very similar to the Tamiya F103RS chassis my F1's built around. Only big difference is the upper deck of CF, and what looks from the photo like a bit more room for components (Getting everything to fit in an F1 can be a challenge in itself).
I don't race much, but my Tamiya kit (McLaren Mercedes MP4/13 - Mika won the championship with the real car) is a lot of fun to run (just not on waxed floors ). I'd suggest going kit instead of RTR, cause the Tamiya F1 chassis builds in an evening, the shell's done the second night, and you now know everything about your car. But, this Duratrax car looks pretty sturdy, and would definitely be a good in to RWD.
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Sturdy? I don't think so. It's an ok RTR but the strength of the front end of the car leaves a bit to be desired. It seems to be made out of some kind of weak plastic. One slight rub of the pipe and I've seen the front end come off the car! Chassis, and axle are nice but the durability of the front end isn't up to RTR spec, IMO.
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I used the included spacers to lower the front end and found the front two screws aren't long enough!

The thread is too short to screw into the plastic thingy properly. (the plastic thingy that the split pin goes through to ancor the top deck down).
As a result, the plastic thingy is stripped and I have to tape down the top deck (not a good look) .

I also stopped using the standard king pins and changed over to titanium ones that don't have the unused e-clip groove in the middle (I snapped or bent a few too many - lesson learnt)

I like how you can have the battery inline - just like my Corally F1.

F1/Indy racing looks so awesome and the throttle control you need on slippery tracks can be a real challenge.


Hmmm - Christmas is over, Time to bring out the F1 for some fun.
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Check out TM racing Products for Tamiya Kyosho Duratrax foam. They have blue and greens ready but will make whatever you like. A very good source for tires.
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Got a website or way to find those tires?
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I tried to find those tires but had no luck. Where can I find them?
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