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Old 03-05-2006, 11:05 AM   #196
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The servo ears are cut both sides?
Yes!, BTW, we tested this at TA America yesterday. The key is the right tires and body, and bring the ride height up from what the manual says. It will help if you have past champs helping you set up the car as well.
Really, with the right setup this car is a blast. Also we tried Mabuchi and a 23 turn and it flies. It was like a modified with the 23 turn and it is easy to lose control. This is a drivers car.

Hopefully, Tamiya will include this in the TCS series.
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Yes!, BTW, we tested this at TA America yesterday. The key is the right tires and body, and bring the ride height up from what the manual says. It will help if you have past champs helping you set up the car as well.
Really, with the right setup this car is a blast. Also we tried Mabuchi and a 23 turn and it flies. It was like a modified with the 23 turn and it is easy to lose control. This is a drivers car.

Hopefully, Tamiya will include this in the TCS series.
can you elaborate? the right body = more downforce? more ride height = less bottoming?

("...easy to lose control... drivers car".... sounds like it'll be hard to drive )
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Yes!, BTW, we tested this at TA America yesterday. The key is the right tires and body, and bring the ride height up from what the manual says. It will help if you have past champs helping you set up the car as well.
Really, with the right setup this car is a blast. Also we tried Mabuchi and a 23 turn and it flies. It was like a modified with the 23 turn and it is easy to lose control. This is a drivers car.

Hopefully, Tamiya will include this in the TCS series.
I'm looking at running a 23T TZ or RZ during the open nights at my track in mod. What gearing did you use with the 23T?

I'm going to throw some hop ups through mine before it hits the track.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:05 PM   #199
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I'm looking at running a 23T TZ or RZ during the open nights at my track in mod. What gearing did you use with the 23T?

I'm going to throw some hop ups through mine before it hits the track.
I ran the TZ and we ran the stock gearing, and it flew. I think it will be better with a monster stock motor
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can you elaborate? the right body = more downforce? more ride height = less bottoming?

("...easy to lose control... drivers car".... sounds like it'll be hard to drive )
I believe the setup from the manual is considering that you will be running the super slick tires that comes with the kit which are tall tires versus what we usually ran with our sedans. If we ran the CS27's, Sorex's, or Tamiya B's, you will end up with a low ride height specially up front. The kit already comes with the adjustable plastic pieces to change the height on the rear and I think there is a spacer up front where you can switch to bring it up higher.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:20 PM   #201
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can you elaborate? the right body = more downforce? more ride height = less bottoming?

("...easy to lose control... drivers car".... sounds like it'll be hard to drive )
the TA03GT is a 2wd car + it is direct drive. All your power goes instantly to your rear wheels which means you must have more self control and a different driving style versus running your 4wd sedan, but it does not mean it will be harder, just different. What is exciting to me is it can carry so much speed and power and once you find a balance... it can be so much fun.
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has anyone used a TRF shock on this car yet? dont really want to use the kit one, but dont know where to go oil and spring-wise...

just finished building it tonite... the kit allows for ride height qdjustment via 12th scale-style offset eccentrics in the rear, along with spacers under the gear case... the front is done with the spacers on the hub, also very much like some 12th scales.

looks to be loads o' fun, after its figured out...
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The servo ears are cut both sides?
Yes you have to at the least cut off the ears on one side. Ill be buying an extra servo mount when i get a GT, and ill mod it so i can lay the servo down, and use alot of servo tape. I may just try running without the top deck and the servo mount, and mount the servo direct to the chassis, laying down. Lower CG and more flex. thats how we used to run our F103's before anyhow. But if your running foams and carpet, keep the top deck... at a guess
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:12 AM   #204
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has anyone used a TRF shock on this car yet? dont really want to use the kit one, but dont know where to go oil and spring-wise...

just finished building it tonite... the kit allows for ride height qdjustment via 12th scale-style offset eccentrics in the rear, along with spacers under the gear case... the front is done with the spacers on the hub, also very much like some 12th scales.

looks to be loads o' fun, after its figured out...
I installed the plastic tamiya shocks, my TRF ones are on it's way though and like any other car your oil and spring will depend on the track conditions.
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Any word on Tamiya allowing these cars THIS YEAR as an out of the box spec class??????????????
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Any word on Tamiya allowing these cars THIS YEAR as an out of the box spec class??????????????
Seattle will have an exhibition class. lets hope it takes off from there.
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Can I use standard US spur gear such as Kimbrough on this F103GT?
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What rules are you guys going with? Silver cans and out of the box sounds like a great start...nice even playing field
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What rules are you guys going with? Silver cans and out of the box sounds like a great start...nice even playing field
i recommended to troy that they run spec pre mounted tires.. like CS27s or something. tamiya bodies and stick packs along with the silver can motors should be fun...cant wait to get mine.
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Sound exactly like I was thinking! VW Bug bodies!!!
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