Wow nice fan setup! Very trick
I mounted a fan to my car as well but it is no where as cool as yours
Well I finished my TB03 the other night. Can't wait to try it out!
Little over a week to get a setup worked out on it before I head up to Maryland for the TCS race. So I am heading to my local track tomorrow to start playing with it. Tried to keep it as stock as possible so that I have a good baseline to work from but with having a ton of spares from my 2 TRF cars it was too tempting to not put a few things on it
But for the most part the car is still built to kit specs minus the TRF shocks, spool and turnbuckles. I'm pretty sure that I will be changing the rear to xa/e blocks pretty quick in the day though, because I drive crazy
I was impressed by how smooth the drivetrain is with so little work done to it. Only needed to do some minor work here and there. Only shaft car I have built that was easier to get the drivetrain super free was my Evo5MS. Another thing I liked about the car is the rigidity of the chassis. As I was told by some of you on this forum, the car is pretty stiff. Caught me off guard when I was done with it and tried to flex it and went
! I LOVE how the spur gear and pinion are enclosed. That is so awesome! Bye bye stupid pebbles! And the inboard front suspension is so slick. I think at any race a TB03 owner goes to will get other drivers to say, "Oooooo cool front end!" well except maybe a Tamiya race
Things I don't like about the kit even though I haven't driven it yet? hehe Well the steering slop sucks. If they had spec'd thicker barrel shims it would have been better. I already ordered the upgraded steering to fix this. But for a lot of people it may not be a big deal. But I am OCD about steering linkage slop so I will just avoid touching the front wheels for now
Second thing is the kit screws. Phillips head screws are EVIL! Unless you have a very nice set of screwdrivers and a leather glove to wear to protect against blisters, throw the screws in your parts box! Grab some hex headed screws before you build this car and you will be thankful. That and when the time comes to repair something you won't have to fuss with a phillips that strips on you. The last thing I didn't like was the plastic retainer clips for the drivecups on the main shaft. I will be changing that out for evo 5 cross pin and o-ring.
I will post some pics of my car sometime this week. As long as I don't total it tomorrow