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Old 04-24-2010, 11:44 AM   #91
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the FF01 had a lot of potential but the gearing is what limited its performance.
We messed around with modding 64 pitch spur gears to fit and the extra gearing made a world of difference.
for club racing i ran modded Tamiya TGX rims with pink and cyan 1/8 gas donuts fitted and trued as a low profile wheel and they where awesome and looked wild.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #92
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Want to know which FWD I found the best, and lapped 2nd and 3rd twice on a twisty technical track at a National meeting?
(West London WLRC track to be precise)

Tamiya TA03F (FRP version) in front wheel drive mode only.
The roll bars made a huge difference on that car even though it was much heavier.
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58200

The cool thing about the TA03 is the fact you can swap the gearbox front to back and vice versa and run it in RWD mode as well.

I'm actually tempted to get this GPM graphite TA03 chassis to build another.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:23 PM   #93
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Honda Civic Type R....

pics were snapped from a HK magazine "RC Man".......
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:06 PM   #94
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Now thats what im talkin bout, FF racing is the way to go. I would love to race in a front wheel drive touring class with actual scale bodies - Tamiya bodies, open battery, maybe 13.5 brushless motor, rubber tyres - no minis

Im not dissin minis cause i have two but im a real fan of full scale touring cars. This new FF03 will be a real interesting project, i hope that it takes off here in new zealand
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:20 AM   #95
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The CTR sure look like a winner for the coming ff03 chassis!!
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:25 AM   #96
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very interesting. wanted a mondeo as a kid but no1 around raced them. few onroad tracks at time and the 1 that was only just started racing the new fangled ta01s at the time. so i went w/the escort. have to keep an eye on this 1. hope some1 figures out the new f1 car soon or they just release 103s with vintage bodysets.

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Old 04-26-2010, 01:58 AM   #97
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Guys, here are the new TOP RACING SABRE FWD Touring cars... Enjoy the poison...

http://www.rc-mini.net/joomla/index.php
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Guys, here are the new TOP RACING SABRE FWD Touring cars... Enjoy the poison...

http://www.rc-mini.net/joomla/index.php
They have done what a few others tried, and even Tamiya failed at, and that is putting the motor behind the front axle
IT DON'T WORK RIGHT
Else we'd all have bought drift cars and simply removed the rear drive sections.
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The FF03 Pro looks awesome.

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Heard Tamiya will release only in June...
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Heard Tamiya will release only in June...
add another 3 months to that for Europe.
I will for sure be getting one to run at my club, and will be placing an HPI 15T Firebolt in to it and run it in the 17.5 Sport class.
Will give me a good Winter car when the GT Pan car cannot find traction.
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They have done what a few others tried, and even Tamiya failed at, and that is putting the motor behind the front axle
IT DON'T WORK RIGHT
Else we'd all have bought drift cars and simply removed the rear drive sections.
I like the TOP idea, but I think Tamiya has it down better. The motor behind the front axel just can't get enough traction compared to the FF03 layout. Even with the smaller rotating mass from BL motors, the pivot point of the inertia has a big impact on keeping the front tires down. The only advantage I see from the TOP car is the weight savings from the high-end material used and maybe the side to side transition.
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The FF03 Pro looks awesome.

that IS impressive... much more so than the old FF01/02
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http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products...3pro/index.htm

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Old 04-28-2010, 01:54 AM   #105
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What?!! Release date on 2010年6月26, 26th JUNE?!?
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