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Old 05-11-2004, 08:31 AM   #1411
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Question for y'all: can I use side by side packs for F201 or do I have to use stick packs?
if youre using the stock chassis, you can only use stick packs... but if youre using an aftermarket graphite chassis, i think you can use side by sides...
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:57 AM   #1412
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If you want to use sideX packs with your F201 stock chassis you will have to dremel out all the ribs in the batter compartement and put plugs on the batter. Having said that I would suggest leaving the chassis in tact and keep the car TCS legam so you can race it any track and participate in the TCS vrace program.
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OK, thanks for the advice. Looks like I'll have to invest in some stick packs.
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99.9% sure they will not. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I beleive the rims of an F103 are flat to accept glued on foam tires, while the tires for the f201 have a groove cut into them which lines up with a raised section of the f201 rim.

Plus, I think the width of the f103 rear rim is much more than that of the f201 tire...
The F103 tires are wider in back than the F201 tires, so they will not fit. The front tires are close, but again I think the F103 is wider. If you are just looking for the grooved slicks for an F103, Ride used to make them.
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:08 PM   #1415
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I just bought one of these, and by the way I love it. My question is, I was going through the TCS f201 rules and it states that you can drill holes in the chassis to allow for better motor cooling, has any of you guys done this already? I'm kinda hesitant because I've never drilled a plastic chassis before and I don't want to fudge it up, anyone got pics?
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OK, thanks for the advice. Looks like I'll have to invest in some stick packs.
no problemo bro.
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I just bought one of these, and by the way I love it. My question is, I was going through the TCS f201 rules and it states that you can drill holes in the chassis to allow for better motor cooling, has any of you guys done this already? I'm kinda hesitant because I've never drilled a plastic chassis before and I don't want to fudge it up, anyone got pics?
havent bored out mine yet... havent had a heat problem bad enough to need the hole in the chassis yet... but try www.formula1-rc.com maybe the site can be of help... its been helpful to me...
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What I did was dremel out the bottom of the chassis under the motor so it looked like the opening on a Surikarn. It helps, but the motor still gets way hot.
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Old 05-12-2004, 08:16 AM   #1419
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I may be outa my league, but I own a Kyosho F1. When I had her running she was fast! Unforuunately, once you get a pebble in the rear diff, it is all over! I would like to see what Tamyia has that is great or should I get the latest Kyosho F1 kit? Also, it has become a PITA to find bodies for the Kyosho F1, That is why I want a Tamyia F1.
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When drilling the chassis to improve heat disipation of the f201 I would advise against cutting a large section out of the chassis as this would signigantly decrease the strength of the part. For the best balance I would advise drilling maybe 5 holes about where the cooling vents and endbell rest approximatly the size of a body post. Please keep in mind that removing more material will improve heat disipation even more it will also allow the chassis to twist and flex more hampering the cars handeling.

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When I did my chassis, there was no noticiable change in chassis flex. I was worried about it, but my concerns never came to life.
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What I did was dremel out the bottom of the chassis under the motor so it looked like the opening on a Surikarn. It helps, but the motor still gets way hot.
To help cool the motor I installed the Evo clip-on motor heatsink.
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What is the best way to remove the Ball Nuts from the stock arms so I can use them with the reinforced ones?

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I have used the evo 3 heatsink as well but I have found that it cannot fit it on when the aluminium motor guard is installed. Do you have the same problem?
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What is the best way to remove the Ball Nuts from the stock arms so I can use them with the reinforced ones?

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I just put one of my hex drivers into the hole and kinda twisted them out. They came out pretty easily.
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