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Old 07-17-2007, 11:36 AM   #1261
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Just read this entire thread......whew.

A track near me runs F103GT TCS rules in endurance racing. I am going to dive in this weekend, pick up a kit and get it up and running.
Going to picl up and extra body and paint it like the Dyson team.

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Old 07-18-2007, 04:35 PM   #1262
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Yesterday I took some time and hit the track- cleaned it a bit and took care of a couple other issues, as took a few laps. My good friend Alfonso, one of the best TC drivers in town, has been testing with a Tamiya 103GT 1/10th direct drive pan car/ touring car/ F1? He finnaly got it set up, and ran Gas TC tires front and rear, w/ Lipo and Novak 3.5R motor...wow...it was fast and show crisp handling. I sparred with him and my TC was faster on the straits, and comming out of corners...the Tamiya 103GT had at least the same amount of corner speed, but was better turning in and scooting thru corners...the TC was faster and better over all, as per the bottom line results, but I'm very impressed at what that $130 car did. Tire wear was amazingly low, for the high speeds and run times- 10 minutes straight per pack. Its very tough, and very easy to work on. Its got lots of hop-ups and plenty of parts available, and they are sooooooo cheap! Hopefully my pan car can work like that 103GT and even better...awaiting some new tires and then back to the track.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:04 PM   #1263
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I am def. working on getting one of these within the next few weeks. My biggest problem is... I dont know what livery to paint the body
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They are for mounting your servo. It's catered to fit those that are slightly smaller to fit the plastic servo holder.

Check out the page on installation of electronics. It's written there.

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Old 07-22-2007, 05:46 PM   #1265
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Where are you guys finding your decals? Obviously they are pieced together from random kits, but can you give me some ideas? I especially love that redbull livery as well as the porsche spyder.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #1266
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I am trying to get people to run f 103 in our track. Most of them are former TC drivers, but Nitro is the big thing right now (dont ask me why).

Can somebody tell me if they are running this in some club and how about their experiences with this car?

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Old 07-25-2007, 05:56 PM   #1267
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I have an F103gt and I ran it in one of the TCS races and enjoyed it. Setting it up for the parking lot is a little tricky, but carpet would be easier. I don't know of anyone in my area who has one yet. I think some guys run them at Trackside.
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I had tried running at another track where Nitro cars ran.

The trick is to run foams on those track because of the oil residue on the surface of the track that will help keep the F103GT dialled.

Rubber tires won't work there.

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I am trying to get people to run f 103 in our track. Most of them are former TC drivers, but Nitro is the big thing right now (dont ask me why).

Can somebody tell me if they are running this in some club and how about their experiences with this car?

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Where are you guys finding your decals? Obviously they are pieced together from random kits, but can you give me some ideas? I especially love that redbull livery as well as the porsche spyder.
The Spyder is custom cut decals from vinyl. Some of the front black decals are from other kits but all the DHL, Adidas, Porsche, Hyatt ones are custom.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:29 PM   #1270
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Guys, I just finished building my F103GT kit, and my only problem is that I purchased the kit without the Courage body, and bought the body off a local tamiya guy. What that means is that the front bumper is not the correct setup for running the Courage body. What parts do I need to run the body?

The rears arent a problem because they are included in the kit, but the fronts, I am not sure what to do. Please LMK!

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Guys, I just finished building my F103GT kit, and my only problem is that I purchased the kit without the Courage body, and bought the body off a local tamiya guy. What that means is that the front bumper is not the correct setup for running the Courage body. What parts do I need to run the body?

The rears arent a problem because they are included in the kit, but the fronts, I am not sure what to do. Please LMK!

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Courage kit's bumper basicly is very much the same as your GT's bumper kit but with the 2 short body post...I am sure someone asked the exact same question in this thread before cause I read that before. You have to cut 2 base body post on your existing bumper plate and drill 2 new holes for the short body post for the Courage body..

Courage body does not required a foam bumper like when it was used on TC ...
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I understand thats an option. I was hoping I could get my hands on a true Courage bumper somehow and not have to cut into the body in 2 other spots. I think it would look pretty lame to have 4 front body post holes jah?

Do you know the part number for that bumper? I think I have it in the directions that came with the body, but I am not sure how to go about doing that. I guess worst case I could have a friend create a new carbon bumper piece...

This looks like the bumper, but I dont see how this fits to the chassis...


This is what it has now...


EDIT: Well I read through the thread, and it seems there is a part number #9000030, but according to the thread, Tamiya has been out of stock forever. So I guess I may need to fabricate something up

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Old 08-01-2007, 04:07 PM   #1273
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Well I stared at the thing for a few minutes, and this is my semi-temporary solution. The body mounts up perfectly and all I will need to do is find a way to reinforce it a little bit for longevity.
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Well I stared at the thing for a few minutes, and this is my semi-temporary solution. The body mounts up perfectly and all I will need to do is find a way to reinforce it a little bit for longevity.
Nice solution. I can make another chassis now that I've seen this... Thanks.
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You might even be able to remove the rear reinforcement of that part, and use the most forward screw holes. That way you can attach all 3 front screws to it.... I will try to find a more permanent solution soon. I know as soon as I hit a crub or a wall, it will tear the bumper off.
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