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Old 11-20-2006, 12:08 PM
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I have my Courage on back-order. I would love to see more LMP cars from Tamiya, starting with the Porsche Spyder LMP, and why not a classic like Ferrari's 333sp?
I'm working on it! See the following post for progress:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=57848
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:06 PM
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NICE!
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:47 PM
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Hopefully sometime after the holidays I will be able to get myself a LiPo and charger so i can run around with those guys. Just don't have the budget to spring for another $200 in stuff you know?

If only TCS allowed lipo...would make it more worth it to me!
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by CarKing
Hopefully sometime after the holidays I will be able to get myself a LiPo and charger so i can run around with those guys. Just don't have the budget to spring for another $200 in stuff you know?

If only TCS allowed lipo...would make it more worth it to me!

Street price on a 3200mAh is about $85.00 some places have had them for less some more.

A charger is only like $45 bucks.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI62201

Total: $110.00 and your up and running. That would be about half the average NiMH budget for a Race weekend.

However budgets are budgets and this time of year they tend to be tight.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:43 AM
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I finally got a hold of a clear body...
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Looks awesome MrBlack. I esp. like the "speed detail"

Oh yeah, I'm doing a 7up Courage next...so there! dibs! haha
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It's definately a 10 foot car as in looks much better from 10' away

Next I am going all black, the darker the berry the sweeter the juice!
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Originally Posted by MrBlack
Street price on a 3200mAh is about $85.00 some places have had them for less some more.

A charger is only like $45 bucks.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI62201

Total: $110.00 and your up and running. That would be about half the average NiMH budget for a Race weekend.

However budgets are budgets and this time of year they tend to be tight.
You're right on that! Of course, sometimes you can't help but to do a little shopping for yourself. I forgot all about the 3200 that came out recently!

Do you know of a good charger that can do both nimh and lipo? If I could find a good one to do both, I could simply replace my current nimh charger and cut the costs even more by selling the old model on ebay.

Nice looking body there. Its nice to see this series picking up speed.
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since we are marking territory...dibs on the old school Benetton
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Well I should grab dibs on the Mazda 787b scheme now then
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Originally Posted by CarKing
You're right on that! Of course, sometimes you can't help but to do a little shopping for yourself. I forgot all about the 3200 that came out recently!

Do you know of a good charger that can do both nimh and lipo? If I could find a good one to do both, I could simply replace my current nimh charger and cut the costs even more by selling the old model on ebay.

Nice looking body there. Its nice to see this series picking up speed.
I use this Prolux charger/discharger here in the UK, there is a 110v version but not sure of the trade name in America.
It allows you to charge and/or discharge at a set amperage (4A max on LiPo setting), and it allows you to set the cut off voltage in discharge mode.
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Originally Posted by madjack
since we are marking territory...dibs on the old school Benetton
I dont think you can do that for the new f103gt. Maybe the old f103 is what you want to make this.
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This is what I want tamiya to do. 3racing conversion so that I can use standard tamiya bodies without ruining them!

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Originally Posted by flying G.E.O.
I dont think you can do that for the new f103gt. Maybe the old f103 is what you want to make this.
I'll post some pics when completed
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Howzit

I have just finished my Courage kit, what a beast, love the big wheels, just like the real Le Mans cars.

I bought a few 3racing hop ups for it at the same time:
Aluminium gearbox housing
teflon pads
aluminium layflat servo plate
aluminium diff housing which i havent installed, bit worried about the extra weight on one side of the driveline

Any suggestions for setup would be greatly appreciated

what do you guys think of the heavy driveshaft? was considering the 3racing titanium shaft and increasing the castor in the front. Any thoughts on what sort of improvement extra castor would make?

Only problem with the upgrades is the servo plate, there is nothing to secure the top plate to, does anyone have any clues as to what I can do?

thanks, will post pics when camera is charged
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