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Old 01-29-2007, 10:51 PM
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I have been checking out this F-103GT Chassis, it looks like alot of fun, is there anyone here that races at SIR, and if so how many do? I would like to run these at the track. And as a note if someone here does paint, I would be interested in knowing how much one of these bodies would cost painted like the lowes car
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by alang
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What run time do you get from using a 3200 lipo in the courage? I just picked the Orion 3200 lipo and was wondering if I need to get two of them or can I get by with just one for a whole race day. Thanks.
With the 3200 and a Johnson motor I was getting roughly 24 min.

With a 4800 and a Johnson I was getting around 30min.

Remember that if you run the car for say 5 min, it doesn not take very long to recharger back up to full capacity as unlike a NiMH/NiCd you do nt have to run it down before recharging you just simply top it off.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
Anyone see the 24 Hours of Daytona??

We need some Daytona Prototype bodies for the F103GT..

I have been lobbying HARD with my contacts at Tamiya to get this going and have even thought about making my own vacumm mold to make the bodies myself if needed.
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I have always liked the look of le mans cars, I think after I get my new xray 007 up and running I will get one of these
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:15 PM
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The problem with the DP cars for Tamiya is that they are a U.S. only series that would be hard for Tamiya to justify since it might not sell outside the U.S. Making ALMS cars that run at LeMans makes sense because it is an international race.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:36 PM
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The problem with the DP cars for Tamiya is that they are a U.S. only series that would be hard for Tamiya to justify since it might not sell outside the U.S. Making ALMS cars that run at LeMans makes sense because it is an international race.
The Rolex Grand Am series is on UK TV, but shown in the middle of the night, same with Nextel and Aussie V8 Supercar.
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:58 PM
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As stated before, I would rather see a Porsche RS Spyder, or Audi R10, or what would really be cool is the new Peugot that Villeneuve will drive at LeMans this year.
Actually if you take the stupid greenhouse off of the DP's, they aren't that bad. Grand Am imposed this profile to stop millions going out the door in aero development. What really kills these things is the dimensions of the cage inside, Grand Am mandated the cage dimensions, which dictated the shape. I like the Crawford the best, but the Riley is OK too.

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This Audi?

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Old 02-01-2007, 08:39 PM
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that would be the one
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MrBlack
With the 3200 and a Johnson motor I was getting roughly 24 min.

With a 4800 and a Johnson I was getting around 30min.

Remember that if you run the car for say 5 min, it doesn not take very long to recharger back up to full capacity as unlike a NiMH/NiCd you do nt have to run it down before recharging you just simply top it off.
Thank you for the info.
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Got the opportunity to do some preliminary testing at the Tamiya Track yesterday. Initial thoughts about the kit are that its just like the old F-1 kits, but it does have a slight tendency to spin out when turning right. I have the feeling that because the left side is lighter than the right, the left side might be "unloading" a bit, when coming out of the corner.

The car definitely requires much more throttle discipline, so if your used to the "turn and mash" of touring cars, you may need to make an adjustment of your driving style.

More testing to come...
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:32 PM
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What tires and rims did you end up using? I tried some pre mounted Take Offs 22's and it was a bit loose coming out of turns both left and right.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RCBuddha
it does have a slight tendency to spin out when turning right. I have the feeling that because the left side is lighter than the right, the left side might be "unloading" a bit, when coming out of the corner.
Might try a motor spacer...there is plenty of room in the pod for one and I do remember trying that myself back in the F1 days. Don't know who is making them anymore but there used to be some nice finned ones in various thicknesses.
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Ha..ha... You working at the shop tomorrow? I need to give you a call and talk to you on how the testing went at your track on Saturday.
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