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Old 03-22-2006, 09:39 PM   #286
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I agree very different from a AWD - can you change the throttle profile in your transmitter or ESC to compensate.

may I ask a few questions

What bodyshell did you use?
An old Chrysler 300M shell that I used to use on my other tourer
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What motor and did you use the standard gearing?
I was running a Tamiya TZ 23T Stock motor and using the kit gearing with it (5.00:1). Others who drove it felt it was revving out too quickly, so might drop it down to mid 4s when I race properly it next week.
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Outdoor very flat ashphalt, medium grip. Did warm the tyres on it before running. Didn't even get a scratch on the underside of the chassis from bottoming out, and the track is fairly twisty and tight, so wasn't scraping any parts on cornering.
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:18 PM   #287
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I have only one question:

Who will be the first to bolt in a Novak GTB/4.5 and take it for a blast?
And blast it into a wall....!!

Can I say 'Got dragster'...
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:44 PM   #288
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And blast it into a wall....!!

Can I say 'Got dragster'...
You'll have to find a way to get the power cleanly to the ground, even with a 23T it is dicey.
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You'll have to find a way to get the power cleanly to the ground, even with a 23T it is dicey.
In the pass, we used to run the F103 in a big 1/8 scale track with a 14 turn...That was very very fast!!!

I'll be waiting for my local tamiya races to officiate this class before buying a F103GT. Probably next year would be the year.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:43 AM   #290
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Hi Guys,

Just want to post that we now have spares in stock for the F103GT

Tamiya F103GT Parts

I sure hope Tamiya makes this a TCS class (maybe it can be the new GT-3 class)

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Old 03-26-2006, 01:08 PM   #291
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Hey guys, happy to report that I have garnered positive results at Tamiya track yesterday.

Fred M. of Tamiya test drove my set-up and he was well please with how the car performed. Getting driving tips from Fred with this car was a big plus as well. TY

Rumors has it as well that it will make it as an invitational class at TCS events.

Check the VIDEO here for a short look of the cars handling.
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Hey guys, happy to report that I have garnered positive results at Tamiya track yesterday.

Fred M. of Tamiya test drove my set-up and he was well please with how the car performed. Getting driving tips from Fred with this car was a big plus as well. TY

Rumors has it as well that it will make it as an invitational class at TCS events.

Check the VIDEO here for a short look of the cars handling.
Well, don't Bogart the secrets dude, what's the setup on the F103? Are you running kit parts in it, or are there some hop ups?

That car looks smooth.
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Well, don't Bogart the secrets dude, what's the setup on the F103? Are you running kit parts in it, or are there some hop ups?

That car looks smooth.
Take off 27's (Pre mounted)
Reverse spacer up front for more ride height/Black hard springs
Used #2 adjusters on the rear
0 toe up front
Blue tamiya springs with 40w oil
64 pitch 104/22

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F1 Rear Diffuser
Carbon Rear Shaft
and Tamiya Plastic Shocks
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:05 PM   #294
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I'm also happy to say that I finally got the kit dialed. I was disappointed last time I ran it always oversteering and spinning out.
Now my setup is front 26mm kit included tires,wheels,insert with add'l 0.05mm red hex spacer and 24mm 32r with medium inserts with add'l 1mm silver hex spacer. I loosened the ball dif another 1/4 turn from the manual and placed the T4 spacer above the steering knuckles.
Ran a 23 turn tamiya with 2400 tamiya stick pack and runtime was over 20 mins. Motor was really hot so I'll be getting that f103gt alum motormount. I also used a tamiya 350z calsonic body.
I'm impressed! I launched the thing thru corners trying to spin it out but it wouldn't! Feels like a super light touringcar. The people there watching were amazed to see a 1/10 2wd touring running with awd. My kit was box stock after all. Finally a low budget K.I.S.S. rc for $85.
I just dont like the gearing. Still too low for a 23 turn. I can't fit anything bigger than 14T with that 0.6 module. I think 4-4.5 for a 23 turn would better. I'm switching to 17 turn actopower for the stock gearing next time.
If I switch to 3600-4200 nimh stick packs, whats the best way to maintain a stick pack like that?
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Take off 27's (Pre mounted)
Reverse spacer up front for more ride height/Black hard springs
Used #2 adjusters on the rear
0 toe up front
Blue tamiya springs with 40w oil
64 pitch 104/22

Hopups
F1 Rear Diffuser
Carbon Rear Shaft
and Tamiya Plastic Shocks
Ok, sounds similar to my setup. I am running TO27s, but with kit front springs, and a TRF shock with yellow spring. Might try the stronger spring in the shock (I have not got the spring set for the front suspension).

The toe seems right, and so does the oil. Cool, thanks
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Take off 27's (Pre mounted)
Reverse spacer up front for more ride height/Black hard springs
Used #2 adjusters on the rear
0 toe up front
Blue tamiya springs with 40w oil
64 pitch 104/22

Hopups
F1 Rear Diffuser
Carbon Rear Shaft
and Tamiya Plastic Shocks
wat motor & ratio are u running?
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:46 PM   #297
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Hey guys, happy to report that I have garnered positive results at Tamiya track yesterday.

Fred M. of Tamiya test drove my set-up and he was well please with how the car performed. Getting driving tips from Fred with this car was a big plus as well. TY

Rumors has it as well that it will make it as an invitational class at TCS events.

Check the VIDEO here for a short look of the cars handling.
I can't open that file, do I need some special player or codec?
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I can't open that file, do I need some special player or codec?
It's Quicktime format h.264 video, you will need some thing that can play Quicktime movies. You can download Quicktime from Apple here

Nice track in the video.
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Hey guys, happy to report that I have garnered positive results at Tamiya track yesterday.

Fred M. of Tamiya test drove my set-up and he was well please with how the car performed. Getting driving tips from Fred with this car was a big plus as well. TY

Rumors has it as well that it will make it as an invitational class at TCS events.

Check the VIDEO here for a short look of the cars handling.

who's driving in the video? Fred said there'll be a TCS exhibition class for the Aliso Viejo regional
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who's driving in the video? Fred said there'll be a TCS exhibition class for the Aliso Viejo regional
There is an exibiton class at the Seattle TCS. Just wish Fred would come up with the rules for it.
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