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Old 01-21-2007, 12:37 AM   #811
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I went to 3racings's website to get the laydown servo mount and some titanium turnbuckles. When I tried to order it threw up a page about sending an inquiry

How do you order from their site??
I got the "enquiry" as well. I'm assuming that they send another email finalizing the order, and then you send paypal. I send another email to confirm that this is the procedure, but no response as of yet.

I just got my kit today, its pretty cool that the body comes pre-painted. Looking forward to trying it out soon.

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Old 01-21-2007, 01:04 AM   #812
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If you want to run a different Courage, you'll need to get the Courage kit and an extra clear body. If you get the regular kit and buy a clear Courage body, the bumper won't fit under the body and you'll need to find a front bumper elsewhere because SOMEONE has been out of them since the car came out (thank you Tamiya).
i ran mine today for the first time at the Tamiya track. for those that cannot get the Courage bumper. you CAN use the existing bumper mount but it'll require some slight modifications.

1. you'll need to punch new holes on the body
2. do some dremel work to the bumper mount.

i bought a clear courage body and the basic F103GT kit. and the Tamiya locals were kind enough to show me the "modified" TA05 bumper and how it can be made to work. now if you dont mind having extra holes on your courage body, then its possible. (instead of waiting for those parts to come into stock)

basically all you have to do is take the mount... and at the front of the mount there are two posts. dremel these off.

take the two long body posts and screw it in from the bottom. wala! bumper mount. you wont need to the use the foam bumper or the support. if you guys want pictures i'll post some tomorrow.

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:57 AM   #813
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That would be great.. whenever you can.. a couple different angles.

thanks in advance..


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As promised here are some shots of the ball pivot rear suspension. I don't recommend it if you are running on carpet, but it usually works pretty well outdoors.
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i ran mine today for the first time at the Tamiya track. for those that cannot get the Courage bumper. you CAN use the existing bumper mount but it'll require some slight modifications.

1. you'll need to punch new holes on the body
2. do some dremel work to the bumper mount.

i bought a clear courage body and the basic F103GT kit. and the Tamiya locals were kind enough to show me the "modified" TA05 bumper and how it can be made to work. now if you dont mind having extra holes on your courage body, then its possible. (instead of waiting for those parts to come into stock)

basically all you have to do is take the mount... and at the front of the mount there are two posts. dremel these off.

take the two long body posts and screw it in from the bottom. wala! bumper mount. you wont need to the use the foam bumper or the support. if you guys want pictures i'll post some tomorrow.

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Thanks Chris... pictures please.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:39 PM   #815
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As promised here are some shots of the ball pivot rear suspension. I don't recommend it if you are running on carpet, but it usually works pretty well outdoors.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:42 PM   #816
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Not quite as flashy as some of the others shown..
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Very nice and very creative O.S. It just needs a bit o' cockpit detail for a concourse winner. Me like

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OSherman,

Nice job.

What rims are those? Do they have the 2mm offset or did you shim it?
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:49 PM   #819
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thnks for the props..

those are tamiya wheels, 0 offset... shimmed in the rear..
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Sharp looking car! Nice job Orlando
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:13 PM   #821
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As promised here are some shots of the ball pivot rear suspension. I don't recommend it if you are running on carpet, but it usually works pretty well outdoors.

Is the fixed t-plate better for carpet? Why?Also what tire combo works good for carpet?Doesnt have to be tamiya tires. Thanks! These cars are pretty bad ass.

Nice car Orlando.
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anyone know where to get those aluminum rear body mounts? (for F103 F1) the Le Mans body posts are way too high.
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Is the fixed t-plate better for carpet? Why?Also what tire combo works good for carpet?Doesnt have to be tamiya tires. Thanks! These cars are pretty bad ass.

Nice car Orlando.
The pivot ball setup flops from side to side too easily. No steering. You can drill and put in "tweak" screws and screw them down to stiffen the roll. It'll be like 12th scale T-bar cars.
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the fixed plate would be better for carpet, because with less chassis roll from the t plate flex. the more the t plate flexes the more the main chassis will lean because or centrifigal force. therefore the leaning chassis will cause more pressure to be placed on the outside front tire. the fixed tplate will allow less chassis roll therefore less steering.
You don't want more steering for carpet. it would be way to loose and spin out a lot.

I found that the stock set up has too much steering. I will try to tighten my t plate for ashpalt next time out.
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thnks for the props..

those are tamiya wheels, 0 offset... shimmed in the rear..
looked good! (glad I did not scratch that thing)

had a good time running at TA Saturday...pretty close
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