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Old 05-17-2007, 09:20 PM   #1081
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I run my F103GT ourdoor on Asphalt with Sorex 40Rs, Brushless 7.5R and 48 Pitch Gears. I never tried the stock or Tamiya 0.4 module gears at all because I know they don't last.

The choice of my body is Stratus 3.0. Will be changing over to Nemesis soon to see how it performs. Have used Stratus 3.0 for about 6 months (because I bought like 4 pieces at a go) and no problems in handling. The only thing I worry all the time is the overheating of my rubber tires.

Foams are easy to drive, but it's sluggish, to my feel. And it's hard to determine the ride height.

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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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I'm going to be running my car indoors on carpet. What's a good tire to use? I'll be using a stock motor and we can't use additives to the carpet.
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Sorry but we don't run Carpet here. Can't advise what to do.

Basically stock motors are quite forgiving, so I believe soft rubber tires will work well.

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I'm going to be running my car indoors on carpet. What's a good tire to use? I'll be using a stock motor and we can't use additives to the carpet.
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Guys I'm in need of the instruction manual for the F103gt. Could someone email a copy or mail me a copy. I dont mind dropping some coin in a Paypal account for the help.

Alfie .... would you post your set up and a picture of you chassis please. I'm running very smooth asphalt but they dont allow traction compound on the track. You are allowed to prep the wheels but the corners are dry.
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Im not new to rc and understand 48 vs 64 pitch gears but what do you mean by .4 gears???
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Guys I'm in need of the instruction manual for the F103gt. Could someone email a copy or mail me a copy. I dont mind dropping some coin in a Paypal account for the help.

Alfie .... would you post your set up and a picture of you chassis please. I'm running very smooth asphalt but they dont allow traction compound on the track. You are allowed to prep the wheels but the corners are dry.
I have the manual in pdf format for this car.... Send me an email if you want it....
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Im not new to rc and understand 48 vs 64 pitch gears but what do you mean by .4 gears???
Tamiya have this wierd pitch thing, .6 & .4
I have been told that the .4 is the same as 64P, I have just set my car up with a .4 spur and 64p pinion and it feels really smooth, just doing the finishing touches now, and putting a BL 13.5 in the Courage F103GT is not as straight forward as you think.

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Tamiya Manuals here
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Im not new to rc and understand 48 vs 64 pitch gears but what do you mean by .4 gears???
Tamiya use metric measurements so .4 is .4mm pitch, which is very close to 64dp. Tamiya also use .6mm pitch which not close to 48dp.
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Tamiya have this wierd pitch thing, .6 & .4
I have been told that the .4 is the same as 64P, I have just set my car up with a .4 spur and 64p pinion and it feels really smooth, just doing the finishing touches now, and putting a BL 13.5 in the Courage F103GT is not as straight forward as you think.
What was the problem...? Do you mind to share...? I am not planning to go brushless on the GT (used all the brushless on 4WD TC and 12th scale)...but want to get some headup for future reference....thanks
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I'm going to be running my car indoors on carpet. What's a good tire to use? I'll be using a stock motor and we can't use additives to the carpet.
I used Tamiya BLUE insert along with Tamiya Type A tires...front/rear the same. I used Tamiya tires cause I have to enforce with the TCS rule.

If not....just like TC, I will probably try CS27 front/rear....probably even better. (but never tried it cause Carpet season just over...)
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What was the problem...? Do you mind to share...? I am not planning to go brushless on the GT (used all the brushless on 4WD TC and 12th scale)...but want to get some headup for future reference....thanks
Problem 1 was the Courage shell, because it is so low at the rear, and the 13.5 BL's motor wires tab will only fit in two positions, and both pushed against the shell, I had to remove the spacers between the t plate and the motor pod, so then had to use the No.2 blocks to lower the rear ride height again.
Problem 2 was the GTB esc, it would not fit within the chassis with the shock mount in place, so I had to reshape the shock mount to clear the esc fan, I actually found it fitted better with the main battery/motor wire to the rear of the car.
Problem 3 was the fitting of the RX, due to the size of the esc it had to fit fairly central which left practically no space for the RX, fortunately I had the minature Spektrum RX which only just fitted between the esc and the servo.

I was hoping to take it to the track today but this expected 1 hour job took nearly 7 hours to fit correctly (without wires rubbing any part of the chassis), unfortunately there is an Electric National at my local track this weekend so I can't test it until I return from my holiday.
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:12 PM   #1093
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My F103GT built for a summer series...
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My F103GT built for a summer series...
Sweet Ride, is everything TCS approved? What is the part # for the turnbuckles
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Sweet Ride, is everything TCS approved? What is the part # for the turnbuckles
It is not TCS Legal, the Servo mount is not tamiya.

The turn buckles are the DF-03 Hard turnbuckles
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