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Old 05-03-2007, 09:17 AM
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Tamiya is always working on various projects, and they are very keen to getting back into F1. But right now the company as to look at what is selling and focus on that. But keep the faith, Tamiya will be back in F1, someday.
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Originally Posted by NiMo
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.
Very clever. I'm about to hand a car over to my nephews and r/c is relatively new to them. I think that's what I'll do too for them.
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by gtypecanare
Tamiya is always working on various projects, and they are very keen to getting back into F1. But right now the company as to look at what is selling and focus on that. But keep the faith, Tamiya will be back in F1, someday.
Wha? You mean 15 guys in Salt Lake couldn't keep the F201 going?
When the Courage came out I was stoked because getting the rights to those cars has to be infinitely easier than F1. So hopefully we'll see some new bodies to compete with the Courage.

ALMS is blowing up and the race here at Miller Motorsports Park is going to be awesome. Long Beach was amazing on TV. Would of been the best weekend in racing had I planned out my year better. Tickets this year are in the Turn 1 grandstand row 1. We'll have a sweet view of the west side of the track for a change.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by slcf1
So hopefully we'll see some new bodies to compete with the Courage
Last I heard, Tamiya was going to release some this summer, but that isn't a definate
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Does anyone have the part numbers they can share for the body posts and front bumper that are needed to make the F103GT compatible with the Courage bodyset?
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Old 05-06-2007, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CarKing
Does anyone have the part numbers they can share for the body posts and front bumper that are needed to make the F103GT compatible with the Courage bodyset?
The #is 9000030
The rear posts are on the battery holder tree.
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Yeah I lost those parts. I think they might have gotten thrown out sadly.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:35 PM
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Can you guys post some pictures of your F103GT? I want to see how you guys route your motor wires, anybody running 16 gauge wires?
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Originally Posted by TFR
Can you guys post some pictures of your F103GT? I want to see how you guys route your motor wires, anybody running 16 gauge wires?
Here is mine with Lipo....





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Old 05-17-2007, 01:30 PM
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Beautiful. Why did you go with LiPo's??
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I would think you'd want more weight to put the power in the rear onto the pavement.
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Any good news from Shizuoka?
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Afro Puff's right.

Prices are in Singapore Dollars.

Hi guys!

Have been racing F103GT for 1.5 years now. Come to think about it, I never realised that this kit has been around that long. Anyway, I love my F103GT, giving those 4WD a run for their money.

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Originally Posted by Spoook
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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Try not to run your wires under the Friction Plate as it hinders the movement of the T-Bar and the rolling of the chassis. It's where the most work is at.

Also, I think that swopping to a Tamiya Motor Mount will be good, since that you are on Tamiya Spec. The stock plastic ones simply warps.

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Here is mine with Lipo....





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Hey Spoook!

You may want to try the Kawada 1.8mm T-Bars. I have used them and no incidents of breakage.

Tech Racing's T-Bar will break at the centre where the O-Ring is. I broke my Tech Racing the day I used it. Almost gave up till I tried Kawada's.

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Originally Posted by Spoook
First I broke the origional Tamiya T-bar, then ordered the graphite T bar. I broke it racing today and could not complete the race because my track doesn't stock tamiya.

I am using the Opel Astra body. I run outside on asphalt. The races are not clean, and lots of rubbing. Both times I broke the T bar was due to getting pushed into a wall. I was coming out of a corner and another racer took it hot. The back of my car was clipped and it hit the wall. The rear tires hit the wall hard and due to the design of the car it caused the T-plate to snap.

I was looking for a T-bar that is a bit more durable. Has anyone tried the T-bars from Kawada?
http://homepage.mac.com/alvin.yap/Ho...otoAlbum9.html
Kawada Part Number F0-316

The 3 point suspension is on the same page
Kawada Part Number F023
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