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Old 10-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #91
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That wasn't the MSRP price, that was the street price, and when was the last time a tamiya wasn't overpriced compared to the rest of the market?
Thats crazy.

The latest CRC 1/12 car was announced that it will sell for under $200. If the $315 for the Tamiya is the street price, then Tamiya must be taking marketing lessons from Kyosho.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:04 PM   #92
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:50 PM   #93
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i hope that is not the Pro or TRF version? I need more color alloy like kyoshos new plasma
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I still don't see how a 1s lipo will fit?
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:55 AM   #95
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The lifepo4 or the A123 18650 cell is ~70 mm. A 1s lipo around 93 mm. So you need 11.5 mm more on each side. Looking at the pictures it might just work but it is indeed quite narrow.

I ordered 2 18650 cells just to play with.

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Looking at this picture it will easily fit

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I still don't see how a 1s lipo will fit?
Looking at the chassis you can see the outer edge is slotted for taping a 1s pack in.

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Ah sorry, do you mean don't put the battery holders on the chassis, then use glass fibre tape instead to old the lipo in (I guess you mean the little slot shapes at the battery ends)?


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Ah sorry, do you mean don't put the battery holders on the chassis, then use glass fibre tape instead to old the lipo in (I guess you mean the little slot shapes at the battery ends)?
That's what it looks like to me, but I don't have one yet
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I'm glad to see a silver can in the rear pod. A standard 540 sized BL motor should fit without any issues. I agree that the chassis appears to be slotted to strap down a 1s LiPO pack. I can't tell from the pictures what is being used for the side dampening. Shock?? Tubes?? Nothing!?!?

Does it appear that they are also using a standard sized servo? The biggest issue I see so far is the rear hubs. Hopefully, they'll release an option rear hub to accept standard 12th wheels. Alternative solution could also be to use a rear axle assembly from another car. Having to run Tamiya's rear wheels/tires will be a deal breaker for me.
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Parts on the left show the option for standard 1/12 U.S. wheel design
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Parts on the left show the option for standard 1/12 U.S. wheel design
Yes indeed. It's going to be a great Christmas!
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Reading pages 5, 6 and looking at pictures in Kentech's blog was really helpful. In my excitement I went from page 7 straight to page 1.
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Parts on the left show the option for standard 1/12 U.S. wheel design
Its not an option, its standard. The hubs for the three bolt is there to begin with. Tamiya just adds an adapter on top of that to mount their proprietary hex pattern wheels a la F103GT. However, that hex is smaller than the Mini hex pattern. I'm hoping for the Mini wheel adapters to come out soon after the release of the car.
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just got an email from pro-s-futaba that this will only be out in dec.

cutting it close if i want to build it over christmas.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:48 AM   #105
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That is great news to see another "vintage" Tamiya rereleased although I would rather see the CanAm Lola rereleased.
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