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Old 06-21-2016, 12:49 PM   #526
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I used to own a fully TRF hopped up TA03 (don't remember what the exact model was called)... but I don't remember anything being "killer" about it. I actually sold it and got an HPI Pro 2, with which I was far more comfortable (and much more successful).
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:21 PM   #527
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I have a brand new ta04 type r tuned chassis in the box this is the ssg version if anyone is interested, for 350 usd shipped to usa or canada
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Despite being mostly plastic, the TA03 was a killer chassis, especially given that the early versions had the motor hanging way out front. They went on to be an amazing drift chassis.
I still have a TA03F Pro (my first RC car). I always hated that thing, never could gear it aggressively enough for silver can, and it handled like a brick.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:27 AM   #529
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Did some testing for the Dutch Tamiya cup yesterday.
414M performs really well!
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:05 PM   #530
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Did some testing for the Dutch Tamiya cup yesterday.
414M performs really well!
Very cool.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:15 PM   #531
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I had a decent outing with my Diggity DC4 / Associated TC4 based car over the weekend, taking second in 17.5 touring despite a mountain of tuning changes and fighting (eventually beating) traction roll through sweepers. On the upside, I think I found a way to keep the car from tweaking and ruining it's handling.

As a caveat, I was running on Jaco Blues and for some reason every car I have run on blues runs like it has a broken shock or something, complete garbage without making big tuning changes not needed in other tires. BUT they were the local spec tire so I had little choice. The car felt like it needed more rear toe-in, but I had left my toe-in hub carriers at home so I was stuck with stock toe.

It ran semi-impressive laps, and I should have been happy with it but I can't help but feel that with the amount of time and work I put into the cars chassis and suspension it should have been faster or easier to drive. I have a few more tweaks to try, and maybe it was just old jaco tires, but I guess I will see in the future. This dog can definitely hunt, it's just not as aggressive as I wanted it to be.
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Tc4 + heavy parts up top = traction roll & second place....
Solution: B..T Mods !
The dc4 shocktowers are too high, making it impossible to lower the body without dremeling the excess off, like I had to do on my Ntc3 k factory front shocktowers. Add steel screws + a heavy PF body that high, and you'll flip forever, but with a blitz 0.5mm body handling is restored....

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Old 06-28-2016, 03:24 PM   #533
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Thanks DesertRat!

I guess the tc4 definitely needs it's teeth sharpened, putting on better tires would make it bite again
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:44 PM   #534
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Thanks, Eric, the car has some quirks but I think i have the vast majority of it ironed out. I wish the car felt light and nimble like my old Losi touring car, but I guess it's just not meant to have that snappy settle quickly into the corner feel. It could be a lot worse, but for working on it, on and off, as scientifically as I could now for nearly 3 years I wish it had been better to start.
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DesertRat,
It probably only likes the larger outdoor tracks. I personally don't have experience with the tc4, but i know they have a good reputation. Do you have the club version or the team kit?

Oh and I decided to go even more vintage and changed to the original 414 as my primary racer!
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Hi Eric, tell us more about your 414. I don't know what that is .
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O.K. I went back to the first post & figured it out.
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It probably only likes the larger outdoor tracks. I personally don't have experience with the tc4, but i know they have a good reputation. Do you have the club version or the team kit?

Oh and I decided to go even more vintage and changed to the original 414 as my primary racer!
The car is an aftermarket carbon chassis, made by Diggity Designs. I swapped the rear hubs to toe-in hubs so it may be better next time, I just really don't like Jacos, they're always egg shaped and just generally suck.

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Very nice chassis DesertRat!

I am practising with my 414 (number 835) and it's going pretty well. Found a setup which makes it feel like the 414M which I've sold.

I 've driven the 414 as well on carpet as on asphalt.
My setup:

Team Trinity 24K 13.5T
Team Orion R10 Pro esc
LRP 3700 LCG Lipo battery (saddle)
OMG LP-BF07S servo
Sorex 32 Tires
Protoform Stratus 2002 body
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Very nice chassis DesertRat!

I am practising with my 414 (number 835) and it's going pretty well. Found a setup which makes it feel like the 414M which I've sold.

I 've driven the 414 as well on carpet as on asphalt.
My setup:

Team Trinity 24K 13.5T
Team Orion R10 Pro esc
LRP 3700 LCG Lipo battery (saddle)
OMG LP-BF07S servo
Sorex 32 Tires
Protoform Stratus 2002 body
Tire warmers. #serious. Under the TC Body and the dish wheels it looks like any other car. I am sure the old tech isn't outdated by any means. Go fast! I love your pit table shot.
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