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1/10 RC Formula 1 Cars...lets see'em

Old 02-10-2016, 10:58 AM
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Nevermind, I think I've figured it out. The first one appears to be a Tamiya F103RX, and the other one appears to be a standard F103. If anyone wants to point out incorrect conclusions on my part, I would welcome being corrected. Otherwise, I'll be picking one of these to fix up and look forward to being able to share my final product eventually.
Old 02-16-2016, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jschnurb
Nevermind, I think I've figured it out. The first one appears to be a Tamiya F103RX, and the other one appears to be a standard F103. If anyone wants to point out incorrect conclusions on my part, I would welcome being corrected. Otherwise, I'll be picking one of these to fix up and look forward to being able to share my final product eventually.
Well...the wider of the two chassis is a Tamiya F103LM kit. Tamiya used to sell LeMans cars way back in the day. Its based off of the F103 chassis. It looks like somebody tried to convert it to an F1 car, judging by the wings.

The second chassis is also Tamiya, its an F103GT. This is a kit that is based on the F103, but uses a link-type front suspension and the big thing is, it had wheel hubs for sedan tires. This one also looks like its been converted to F1 as well.

Hope this helps and best of luck.
Old 05-24-2016, 03:58 AM
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Hey guys. Couple of questions on tires. I ran searches and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so sorry if these have already been answered!

I am running the Tamiya F104 F1 car currently. I am having some traction issues that I am trying to work out. This car isn't going to be raced. I bought it strictly for playing around on asphalt. It has the stock tires that came with the kit. The car is spinning out pretty regularly on turns (back end comes around). Tires spin at heavy throttle and accelerating during the turns, but thinking that is a result of the power of the motor. I recently put a 17.5T Hobbywing Motor and ESC combo in it to tame it down from what came in it from the previous owner (4300kv).

1. I think the stock tires are hard in the back and soft in the front. Is this ideal for what I am looking to do, or do I need to go soft and soft?
2. Are tires the problem (assuming the rears are hard) or do I need to work on the suspension?
3. Would a grooved tire do me well for what I am doing with the car or do I stick with slicks?

In case anyone is wondering, I have the t-bar that came with the CF frame. Also, the rear is at 7MM and the front is at about 5MM I am guessing. Haven't adjusted any other suspension components. Thanks guys.
Old 05-24-2016, 08:01 AM
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That's a lot of power in something so light! Tires are available, personally I would go soft, but they will chew up fairly quick for that sort of power on asphalt. That said, I don't use mine to bash so I am happy to use quicker wearing tires.
Grooved, I don't know. Someone else may, personally I would stick to slicks (unless you want to replicate a rainy lap!!) but as much as anything that is my desire to look scale on my vehicles.
My gut says to go to a lower motor again, 21.5 / 25.5 area. See how it goes, you may just be overpowering the chassis.
Old 06-01-2016, 07:55 AM
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Spin out is also cause by a loose rear diff, you may want to tighten it and see if that improves it a bit, I run a tight diff, and have not had the spinout problems, also soft compound tires make a big difference. I currently run and VBC F1 Lightening, WRC Fone, MD Racing F1, Mach4 F1, all on soft compound Ride tires.
Old 01-21-2017, 10:02 PM
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Hello,I want to get into RC and want to know a good F1 RC to buy.I got sucked in by this thread and really want to get one.Any good cheap options for a begineer?
Old 01-30-2017, 05:30 PM
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Anything Tamiya and you are set. There are other brands, but Tamiya has by far the best support and aftermarket lines.
Old 12-21-2018, 12:12 PM
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My Tamiya F104 with Exotek F1R3 conversion kit.

Old 07-20-2022, 12:26 PM
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Default Tamiya McLaren MP4/6 F1 1/10 F102

Hi all,

sharing my 'ancient' F102 car. I got this one in 1995 (originally from 1992), based on the F102 chassis. At the time, it was equipped with a TK-S03 steering servo, Acoms AT-5 ESC, and powered by those 7.2 V NiCd packs. Communication went via the 40 MHz band. In the years following, I added an aluminium front body mount, larger snap pins, an aluminium differential joint set for the steel rear axle, a hi-torque servo saver, and rear aluminium motor mount, ball-bearings on all axles.

After collecting dust for nearly two decades, I took it from the shelf and drastically updated the car:
  • Increasing the height of the central upper deck to accommodate larger batteries (I went with NiMH... didn't feel to secure about LiPo).
  • A Reflex Stick Pro 3.1 LCD 2.4 GHz FHSS 4-channel transmitter and receiver (supporting ABS, EPA, DR, and EXP).
  • A new Mtroniks tio Storm 14 electronic speed controller.
  • Replaced the engine with a brushed Mabuchi Sport Tuned RS-540 23T engine (silver can), and fitted with an extra heat shield. The rear axle was replaced with a carbon axle.
  • The steering servo was replaced with a high voltage splash-proof brushless digital HRC Racing HV titanium gear 44 kg torque servo, and the fixed steering rods were replaced with adjustable blue anodised aluminium turnbuckles of 32 mm and 50 mm and accompanying reinforced adjusters (short and long).
  • The central damper system was replaced with a TRF special aluminium tension-adjustable damper, filled with medium damper oil, in addition to new front springs.
  • A SkyRC GSM-015 GNSS speed and GPS positioning sensor was installed that allows full trajectory sampling up to 10 Hz (their newer version is compacter, but does not store the trajectory).
  • In addition, a SkyRC GC-401 gyroscope was initially mounted near the middle of the vehicle for additional steering assistance. It was then replaced with a Yokomo DP-302 V4 aluminium drift steering gyroscope (with assist mode) and moved to the centre of the vehicle on top of the bridge. The car now easily takes high-speed corners without drifting out of control.
  • Those pesky and painful-to-the-fingers Tamiya-style battery connectors were also replaced with IC3 ones.
  • The lexan cockpit has been equipped with white LED lights and a rear red LED light.
I also spent some time on figuring out which other tyres it can be fit (squishy rubber tyres taken from the F103 chassis), incl. bearings to accommodate the different front axle diameters.
It now weighs approximately 1.4 kg

See my website for more descriptions, photos, and movies (I'm not allowed to post photos here...).
Old 12-09-2022, 07:41 AM
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Sorry to cross post websites but if anyone is looking to buy a F1 car I have one with batteries & a bunch of parts for sale. Excellent condition.
https://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-ite...eries-etc.html
Old 02-26-2023, 06:22 AM
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Smile Resurrection of an old thread...

Originally Posted by Vyger
OK, I got some time tonight to throw some stickers on the Sauber. I thought I'd start with a clean picture of the car before any stickers get applied. I also decided to take it up a notch from the stock Tamiya supplied stickers.

This is the plain car with just paint.




As I mentioned I decided to go a little extra so I opted out of the simple plain black stickers that go on the sides of the front wing. I picked up a sheet of Tamiya's new Carbon Fiber Pattern sticker sheet. It's not completely true to scale but it gets the point across and has a nice effect.

I used some rubbing alcohol to clean the wings off, removing any oils and fingerprints. To get this to work I pealed the backing up and laid each of the wings on its side and pressed down. I used the exacto knife to trim along the edges and cut to fit.





Because the rear wing is adjustable I cut an X pattern in the sticker once applied, then used a quetip to push the sticker in. This helps prevent the sticker from rumpling up when the screws get tightened.




I used the same sticker sheet for the front wing.



With the carbon backing on I was ready for to apply the kit supplied stickers to the wings.



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I also decided to throw some paint on the front wing to add that little bit extra to it. I used Tamiya Semi Gloss Black on the inside of the front wing. This should give it enough reflection to simulate that epoxy carbon look. I taped off both wing elements and applied a few coats of paint using the wide tipped brush mentioned earlier.

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I didn't get a chance to finish the rear wing. I still have apply the white stickers to the upper wing element. But it's late, I have work in the moring, I'm tired, I'm hungry and I'm done for the night. Below are the pics showing the car with the wings mounted and the cock painted.




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Hi Vyger, long time no post!! Just been looking through this thread for an old photo I'd posted about a decade ago lol, only to find it's been watermarked by Photobucket!!

Anyway, seeing this Sauber C12 reminded me I recently managed to pick up a BNIB genuine body set... Not cheap n it will probably remain in the box, although I have another couple of builds in progress, too...

Would be great to hear from you n see what you're up to these days!






Cheers, Kramer 🙂👍
Old 06-03-2023, 05:34 PM
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Nice! This is something Ive wanted to do. Need to also get Sennas Lotus cars as well. 😊
Old 06-04-2023, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by T-StudioWorks
Nice! This is something Ive wanted to do. Need to also get Sennas Lotus cars as well. 😊
Cool, it's a very rewarding process, although the kits and parts are getting very difficult to come by these days... Where are you located? I can help point you in the right direction if not able to help directly.
Old 06-10-2023, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rc-kramer
Cool, it's a very rewarding process, although the kits and parts are getting very difficult to come by these days... Where are you located? I can help point you in the right direction if not able to help directly.
rc-kramer heya, Im located in Singapore now. I see you are from NZ. I spent almost 1/3 of my life in NZ. Miss the beautiful place. Yeah, Ive been collecting for awhile now without much time to build unfortunately. Have got the rereleased kits & will source the cigarette logos from MCI when I do get around to it. Checkout my YouTube channel by searching for t-studioworks. 🙂



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Anyone have the Tamiya williams honda lotus 99T? It would be over 30 years old now.

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