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Old 04-10-2008, 12:30 AM   #1411
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Seems that Tamiya is not forsaking the F103 chassis. Check this out.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products...03rm/index.htm
Can anyone translate this site above??
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:38 PM   #1412
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does this mean that the f103gt class will get the axe? i just bought one to race in tcs this year and i would hate it if i only get a year out of it
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:02 AM   #1413
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I heard the F103GT was going to be discontinued anyway. This car looks like a F103 without the wings. It seams strange to me what Tamiya is doing. This is the kind of stuff Tamiya does which makes me NOT want to buy their products.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:52 PM   #1414
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well despite rumors that the f103gt will be discontinued i went ahead and opened my kit and started the build. i just hope they dont get rid of the class cause this car is sweet
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #1415
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I have run the F103GT for 2 straight years and had enjoyed the ups and downs of it. Owned quite a large collection of parts, and damaged quite a few stuff before getting my GT to run just like a 4WD TC.

Last heard of it being axed, and saw the launch of the F103RM coming, with an F1 body. I don't know what their agenda is by doing this sort of marketing strategy, but it ain't very pleasant, as a racer for the F103GT.

Nevertheless, I'll still be getting the F103RM, in an effort to own a piece of the F1 (at least the body parts set), but I'll not be running any Tamiya's TCs for that matter.

Have moved on with some other brand.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:30 PM   #1416
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Can anyone translate this site above??
From Babelfish:

Available : Mar 22, 2008.

Sharp running of direct drive charm

The motor pinion drives the SPUR gear directly, and Sou is an assembly kit of the electric RC car that can be enjoyed. Sharp only of rear direct drive Chassis composition in which upper deck of half type is combined with Rowadekki made of FRP. As for right and left independence of the kingpin coil spring type and Riya, doing the bar made of FRP T controls becoming with the friction plate and the coil spring in the reception desk. Composition that 7.2V battery for running installs 540 type motor in height adjustment type gear case, and applies load to rear wheel that installs in rear inclined to it and becomes drive wheel. Moreover, the steering wheel servo is done in the headstand mount, and a right and left tie rod is made equal length. The steering wheel characteristic without the peculiarity is invented. Can it be easy to assemble with a simple composition, and enjoy running with a light body for Sou and ..Sharp.. a long time. Body made of polycarbonate and with the back and forth wing.

Main Equip Parts :

* FRP make half double deck
* FRP make T bar
* ball diff.
* formula lightweight diff. joint
* formula height adjustment body
* formula rear suspension ball mount
* front and back sponge tire
* full bearing specification
* 540 type motor attachments

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/49498f103rm/1.jpg
The coil spring was equipped in the king pin of upright, front suspension of left and right independence type. As for the tire being lightweight, the sponge type which is superior in grip power.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/49498f103rm/2.jpg
Controlling the FRP make T bar present appearance with the friction damper and the coil spring. The smooth roll whose abnormal play is little by the fact that the ball it mounts the T bar is produced.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/49498f103rm/3.jpg
As for body height adjustment type. In addition, standard equipping the lightweight diff. joint, it actualizes sharp startup acceleration with the light weight conversion of the rotary part.

Specifications :

* - Chassis length 330mm (wing less)
* - chassis width 200mm
* - tread F: 170mm R: 160mm
* - Motor =540 type
* - drive system = rear wheel direct drive
* - diff. gear = ball diff.
* - steering wheel tie rod = isometric 2 divisions
* - suspension = front king pin coil independence, rear T bar rigidity
* - gear ratio =3.7: 1
* - Tire width/diameter: Front 30/60mm rear 40/64mm
* - controller =ESC specification

Source : Tamiya
(translated from Japanese to English version)
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #1417
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did some research and it doesnt look like the f103rm is coming to usa. japanese release only. maybe the f103gt will survive
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #1418
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did some research and it doesnt look like the f103rm is coming to usa. japanese release only. maybe the f103gt will survive
I hope it does. It's not really going to go away. Last time the F103 was discontinued we still could get parts from Tamiya USA and kits 3-4 years after the announcement. You can still buy parts for that car let alone the GT. I plan on racing my GT's for years to come.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #1419
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Check these out:
http://www.blade-racing.com/bodyshells/index.html
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:07 AM   #1420
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Would those Blade C-type bodies fit an F103 chassis that is running the Tamiya Advan body, that is, with the stubby bumper and the short rear posts? I haven't run the F103 long enough to be familiar with the original Group C configuration and am looking for an alternative to the Advan body. For the sake of variety if nothing else.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #1421
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You may want to check out McAllister Racing. Look under Bodies At A Glance 3. I've seen the "Wildcat 3" on a F103gt, and it looked good.
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #1422
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The F103rm will be available in Canada, they have added 2 races with it as part of the TCS so I would think USA will get it also.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #1423
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Silver Can Saturday Night at Seattle Indoor Raceway. Catch it at Live RC.

This is my F103. The class runs on foams: Jaco Pink Rear/Purple Front.
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #1424
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Speaking of McAlliseter racing, have yall seen the IRL Indy body, I wonler if it would fit the F103.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:43 PM   #1425
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Which Team Orion Lipo pack will fit in the F103GT?
Thank you for the help
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