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Old 05-20-2010, 01:14 PM   #211
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #212
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The wait to put my hands on one of this kits is killing me!!! Hurry up Tamiya!!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:43 PM   #213
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Everyone keeps posting the same pics... It's not helping the wait....

nice video... I see they've found a way a keeping the rear end from coming around on you on blue carpet.... That was my biggest problem with my FF01...

seriously... It looks great... They greatly decreased the turning radius over what the FF01 has... My FF01 requires a huge radius... Which I guess can be a plus in some cases when trying to avoid oversteer and traction rolling... But I like having the ability to dial OUT steering if I need to
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:44 AM   #214
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nice video... I see they've found a way a keeping the rear end from coming around on you on blue carpet....

They greatly decreased the turning radius over what the FF01 has... My FF01 requires a huge radius... Which I guess can be a plus in some cases when trying to avoid oversteer and traction rolling... But I like having the ability to dial OUT steering if I need to

What exactly are you refering to?

What makes you think It has a decreased radius?
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #215
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I see they've found a way a keeping the rear end from coming around on you on blue carpet.... That was my biggest problem with my FF01...
From the video it's obvious the back side slides a lot under even moderate braking...
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From the video it's obvious the back side slides a lot under even moderate braking...
Any FWD drive car will lose the back end if you shut off power while it is loaded up (just look at full sized Touring Car racing).
Even on my road car, if I feel the front wants to understeer in a corner I apply a little more power, this pulls it through the corner and actually makes thecorner feel less tight. Same logic applies to these little FWD cars, you brake coming in to a corner whilst straight, and as soon as you feel the car is turning you apply the power (smoothly) and it will corner like on rails.
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Oh I understand that just wasn't sure why that makes it different from a FF01?
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Shouldn't be that different from the FF01, just more refined.
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Any FWD drive car will lose the back end if you shut off power while it is loaded up (just look at full sized Touring Car racing).
Even on my road car, if I feel the front wants to understeer in a corner I apply a little more power, this pulls it through the corner and actually makes thecorner feel less tight. Same logic applies to these little FWD cars, you brake coming in to a corner whilst straight, and as soon as you feel the car is turning you apply the power (smoothly) and it will corner like on rails.
That driving characteristic is referred to as "tuck in"?
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What exactly are you refering to?

What makes you think It has a decreased radius?
at slow speed, when I turn my FF01 full lock the turning radius is quite large and the wheels don't have a lot of steering travel... looking at the video, the same low speed turning radius of the FF03 looks way smaller
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From the video it's obvious the back side slides a lot under even moderate braking...
I was kinda making a joke that Tamiya always does their best exhibition driving on that blue carpet... and not on asphalt, or ozite or any real racing surface.... but the FF03 still doesn't seem to come around like the FF03... but it could be a matter of weight balance in my car...
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That driving characteristic is referred to as "tuck in"?
Never heard of that.
Must be an American saying?
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Never heard of that.
Must be an American saying?
Probably, I only know that as lift-off oversteer.
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Some of you may know who I am, but in case you don't...I'm the head of marketing at Tamiya USA. On Friday I received a sample of our new FF-03. It's leaps ahead of the FF-01 I drove back in 1996 at the TCS Finals. Sorry, the pics aren't the best, but the iPhone 3g can only do so much. The pics should answer most questions

1. Tranny is from our new TRF201 buggy.
2. Suspension=lightweight suspension from TB-03, TA-05 V2 and TRF 416
3. All the aluminum suspension blocks fron the above cars work on this kit.
4. The kit will fit all current LiPo and old school NiCd/NiMh on the market. See pics.

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Could be something different (persay) and somethin fun. An alternative to mini coops who knows. just have to wait and see. and then wait some more.

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