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Old 08-22-2003, 03:50 PM   #631
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Hey did you guys heck this out from the Team-orion website?
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F201 Tuned Chassis Kit
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49336 F201 Tuned Chassis Kit

Since the release of the F201 chassis 1.5 years ago, Tamiya has released many performance enhancing optional parts. This kit, bringing together previously released and newly released parts, is a must for improved racing performance with the F201 chassis.

Parts are based on the 58303 Williams F1 BMW FW24.

The following 6 items can simply replace standard parts.
53513 F201 Turnbuckle Shaft Set x 1
53515 F201 Racing Spring Set x 1
53522 F201 Universal Shaft (1 pair) x 2
53554 F201 Lightweight Counter Gears x 1
53567 F201 Low Friction Damper Piston Set (Front) x 1
53568 F201 Low Friction Damper Piston Set (Rear) x 1

The following 4 items are blue-anodized aluminum parts.
53518 F201 Aluminum Motor Mount x 1
53519 F201 Aluminum Rocker Arm Set x 2
53524 F201 Aluminum Motor Guard x 1
53566 F201 Aluminum Damper Cylinders (1 pair) x 2

The following 3 items are set to be released in September
F201 Reinforced Lower Suspension Arm x 1
F201 Aluminum Body Mount (1 pair) x 1
Hard Fluorine Coated 0.6 Aluminum Pinion (23T/F201) x 1
I saw it too. Great to know that a kit with all the Tamiya hop ups is coming out. But not soon enough.
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Old 08-24-2003, 12:41 AM   #632
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Hey guys, dunno if this has been asked here before, is there a way to make a side by side battery configuration fit into the F201 chassis?
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:59 AM   #633
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addict: hmm, someone has a new toy

the stock plastic chassis has some reinforcing ribs that form the shape of a stick pack (similar to a TL01.) to fit a side-by-side, youll have to dremel these out, but im not sure if there is enough material to hold the chassis together once the the chassis area has been ground down (sorry, i sold my F201 a long time ago so i forgot exactly how the chassis looks like )

i hope tamiya releases a plate-type chassis for the F201 so we're not stuck with sticks here's an aftermarket chassis, i think you can fit a side-by-side here (again, not sure though )
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:50 PM   #634
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Hey guys, dunno if this has been asked here before, is there a way to make a side by side battery configuration fit into the F201 chassis?
Yes, but why? THere would not be any support for the battery...
Trinity make a home kit to make stick pack batteries for 5 bucks...
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:02 AM   #635
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marvi, hehe, just exploring possibilities. That aftermarket chassis looks like it can fit a sidexside batt.

Nova F1 Racer, well... it's just that I don't want to reconfigure my packs to stick packs. It's easier to take care of them in sidexside config. It's just me.
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:59 AM   #636
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Why has someone not thought of a way to run saddle packs on it.They would work for two types of cars and with seperation in the middle it keeps the batteries from contacting.In fact a redesigned car would allow lower cg with drive components sitting lower and center drive shaft lowered as well possibly eliminating some gearing by having saddle packs used.
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:46 AM   #637
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The majority of the rc industry in Japan run stick packs. The hardcore drivers opt for the saddle configuration. It is unlikely Tamiya will convert their F201 into a plate of somekind to hold saddles. You can alter and/or modify your car in any fashion you desire, but keep in mind if you wish to run a Tamiya sanctioned race, the rules are very explicit as to what you can and can not do to the car. There are numerous aftermarket product for this fun car, and to admit I wish Tamiya would use some of these products.
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:04 AM   #638
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Who ever said that there is no difference between the BMW Williams body and the Ferrari body is on something. There is a huge difference between the two in terms of handling. The Williams body has more downforce up front causing the rear end of the car to come around. Do any of you guys have the same experience?
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I second that, I had the same handling problem too, the Type-A and Ferrari body have the same front wing and low nose profile. The high nose William, just causes too much oversteer and loads up the front too much, if you don't set the front need hard and stiff. Maybe I'll do some spring rate testing to get a feel to see if I can get the William body set to work.

Neil, great run last nite! Time to start tuning those 23t motors.
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....Time to start tuning those 23t motors...
I am assuming they will be TAMIYA motors..Anyone know how to get a couple NOW for testing?....

also thanks again Gtype for the tires. they secured my spot in the A-main...'!!goin to the Nationals!!' ...

anywhoo, i think it will be fun with 23t motors...though minimal, more power is always welcome... can't wait...

also anyone have a spare 'beater' Williams bod and front wing i can try?.. yesterday there were a few times where i wished i had just a tad more steering (second qualifier running the B's)...

thanks again Gtype,

guess i'll be seing you all now and again on saturdays up till Nationals.
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....Time to start tuning those 23t motors...
I am assuming they will be TAMIYA motors..Anyone know how to get a couple NOW for testing?....

also thanks again Gtype for the tires. they secured my spot in the A-main. goin to the Nationals ...

anywhoo, i think it will be fun with 23t motors...though minimal, more power is always welcome... can't wait...

also anyone have a spare 'beater' Williams bod and front wing i can try?.. yesterday there were a few times where i wished i had just a tad more steering (second qualifier running the B's)...

thanks again Gtype,

guess i'll be seing you all now again on saturdays up till Nationals.
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:31 PM   #642
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I am assuming they will be TAMIYA motors..Anyone know how to get a couple NOW for testing?....
You can try Rainbow Ten. Last I saw, they were out. They might have gotten more in.
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wat type of inserts r u guys using for the type a tires... ps i can only use tamiya inserts...

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what oil / springs should i look to running in my F201? using Type A tires and box motor.
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wat type of inserts r u guys using for the type a tires... ps i can only use tamiya inserts...

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only 1 type of insert come with the type A tires.
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