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Old 03-04-2017, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Performance of tamiya f104 body/ wings

Hi guys I'm getting the tamiya f1 body set that comes with the F104 pro kit. Does this body set and wing do well performance wise vs bittys and protoform etc? The front wing looks smaller than the proto and mon-tech front wings, does anyone know if the tamiya body and or wings handles worst due to this?
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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No one using it I take?
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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Please let everyone know where you are planning on running your F1 car.

Generally speaking, the tires and setup will have more of an affect on the performance than the type of wing or body. However if you are running on a large outdoor track, the wings can affect the handling.

Unless you are running a Tamiya only class or with rules that state you must use the wing that came with the body, you can always swap to a wing that you like better
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okay thanks for the input.. it's a medium size (i guess) track on top of a building (like care park type thing).
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I run the front wing on my CRC on asphalt and it works fine. I'm using a Serpent rear wing, though. I've never run the F104Pro rear wing, but a bunch of the locals do and their cars don't seem as planted in the rear. This is on sealed asphalt that's sprayed with grape soda.
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Most of the wings effects seem to be more weight related than aero. Lighter front wings like a serpent are more responsive. The rear wings do have some aero effects but again weight comes into play as well. Mounting further back cantilevers the pod - on carpet for example you generally want to get the wing tight to the pod and low. I actually had a carpet race where an errant car sheared my rear wing off. The car was fine except getting onto and off the straight. It was a bit squirrelly there. I have found the f104 pro rear wing is a bit low for my tastes though.

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