06-02-2010, 02:14 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Originally Posted by linger
Finally recovered from the Reedy Race.
Pics from Reedy of Victors Car.
Tamiya japan has finally admitted that Lipos exist.
The lipo specific chassis that Marc, Victor and Thomas Prumpler were running were definitly Tamiya based. Marc said some of the chassis were different and will probably not represent the real thing since they are still testing different thicknesses, cutouts etc. Victor had about 3 fully built chassis on his table with minor differences between each.
Notice that the motor bulkhead is spaced up about 1mm.
My conversation with Marc:
Me: "why is the motor bulkhead spaced up 1 mm?"
Marc: "I dunno...Kiyo did it"
Me: "What oil are you running?"
Marc: "I dunno, Kiyo built it"
Me: "What springs are you running?"
Marc: "Oh, I know- HPI Silver!!"
Another trick part was a TOP gear diff that looked very tiny, very light and very slick. It stole it from EJ and it would take very little to make it fit a 416.
The race was awesome. I wish I had more time to dial in my car. I
Tim Potter - glad to finally meet you! Thanks for coming out.
Extra screw in the rear shocktower, any idea what was on the other side of the tower?