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Old 04-16-2007, 07:27 AM   #1051
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I cant remember for sure as I am very bad at keeping records of this kind of stuff, but I think I was gearing in the 27,8,9 range with the 93 spur. You guys always had a better handle on the F103's at TA than I did so you may have been completely different ( if I remember one of you guys were running a 100 spur at one point, but I cant be absolutely positive) Im trying to figure out if I will run GT2 or 103GT at the Nats this year.
I had run the HPI 106T Purple spur for awhile, but only when I was running stock motors. Oh yeah, 6-Cell Stock F1..those were the days
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #1052
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Would a 1/12th servo [Futaba S9650] be able to use on the F103GT?
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:51 AM   #1053
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Would a 1/12th servo [Futaba S9650] be able to use on the F103GT?
Should be fine. I've been running 1/12th servos in my F103/GT's for years.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #1054
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Here is a link for F103GT parts. This guy is a bit pricey but has some unique items.

http://homepage.mac.com/alvin.yap/Ho...otoAlbum9.html


Has anyone tried the Kawada Fiberglass T-bar or the Kawada 3 point suspension?
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:58 PM   #1055
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I've bought stuff from that guy before (Alfie, he calls himself). I'm pretty sure the prices on his site are in Singapore Dollars.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:44 PM   #1056
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A list of new Tamiya models to be shown at the Shizuoka Model Show has been put up on RC World, but there is no listing for any new F103 kit of any kind.
So what happened to these rumoured news shells?
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:54 PM   #1057
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Due to recent things internally maybe Tamiya put a hold on some projects, I know some if the listings are kits that have been known about for along time which is also rare.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:17 AM   #1058
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For mod outdoor(8T-10T)....what FDR to be use in F103GT with TC body..? Also, for rubber tires....RP30 good enough? Or harder...? Thanks......
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:17 AM   #1059
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Future Tamiya Projects

I think we will have to accept that there will no longer be another F1 kit, but here's a thought, F3.
F3 cars do not have all those winglets so will be easier to produce, and with only 3 chassis designers copyright costs shouls also be lower.
Just need to work out how to get the word to the Tamiya guys.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:59 AM   #1060
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For mod outdoor(8T-10T)....what FDR to be use in F103GT with TC body..? Also, for rubber tires....RP30 good enough? Or harder...? Thanks......
Good luck running a 8T-10T. As for rubber, temps seem to be a little more finicky and inserts on the whole have been softer or air gaps applied. Many are running a stagger on inserts for tuning.

There are many good sections on this thread for starting points if you read back through.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:22 PM   #1061
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A little opinion here...

I love the F103GT. Simple. Driver's car 100%. Tough as nails. This chassis doesn't need hop ups to be fast. Silver can is fast enough for almost everyone and makes it easier for the neophyte to catch the faster cars on the track. Run time galore.

We've had 3 events of 2x 30 min. races. That means 6 hours of racing so far. Out of an average of 12 cars we've had only 2 DNF's due to mechanical failures. Once the metal hub that covers the differential sheared off on a massive hit. The other one was a battery tray blowing apart (don't know what happened there since I've never witnessed a battery tray breaking on the F103 or GT... perhaps over tightened the hardware and stressed the plastic.) Everything else was operator error.

In our Porsche Cup series we allow any rubber tire/insert/rim as long as they are manufactured for Touring Cars for tuning and personal choice. HPI rims seem to be the favorite for scale looks and nice offsets. Tires have been HPI, Sorex, Take Off, RP, and everything else in between.

I think the F103GT is a great equalizing chassis. It's not about having everything perfect for your car (motor/battery/tire). It takes patience and learning how to drive as opposed to letting off the throttle and letting the 4WD save the car. A little throttle control and opposite lock have made driving fun again after 4 years of the F201. I'm really pleased that Tamiya re-released this chassis. Regardless of new bodies I can see our club getting several years out of the GT.

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Good luck running a 8T-10T. As for rubber, temps seem to be a little more finicky and inserts on the whole have been softer or air gaps applied. Many are running a stagger on inserts for tuning.

There are many good sections on this thread for starting points if you read back through.
Thanks for the advise.......well, techically, I am not going to run rubber....but just want to know what other will use. I am going to run foam cause there are no rules about the club racing. I just want ot know what gear ratio are ppl using for MOD motor....thanks.
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Some kids in my neighborhood are looking to get into rc. I thought about putting together a spec league to reduce cost and focus on fun.

I was considering the Trinity T-spec or Hot Bodies Cyclone RTR and then I saw this jewel the F103gt. The kids would love the scale look but will it be too hard to drive and how about cost control??

Ages are 7-10 in a big parking lot with the possibility of getting into some carpet this winter.

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Some kids in my neighborhood are looking to get into rc. I thought about putting together a spec league to reduce cost and focus on fun.

I was considering the Trinity T-spec or Hot Bodies Cyclone RTR and then I saw this jewel the F103gt. The kids would love the scale look but will it be too hard to drive and how about cost control??

Ages are 7-10 in a big parking lot with the possibility of getting into some carpet this winter.

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F103GT chassis kit fits most 190mm shells and most Scale sized wheels, the chassis kit also has a full width foam front bumper to help protect front suspension arms.
You can always run a 4 cell or a 5 cell battery pack to help keep the speed and throttle punch down, and a basic servo is ok for steering.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:45 AM   #1065
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Future Tamiya Projects

I think we will have to accept that there will no longer be another F1 kit, but here's a thought, F3.
F3 cars do not have all those winglets so will be easier to produce, and with only 3 chassis designers copyright costs shouls also be lower.
Just need to work out how to get the word to the Tamiya guys.
Besides F3, If you guys ever get to those folks at Tamiya, could ask them to consider working with folks from A1 Grand Prix also. There should be less complication in terms of licensing issues...

My 2 cents worth... Thanks!
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