Out of curiosity, what is different from the Reflex rear pod and this car? I keep hearing people say it is totally different, but there are still no good, large close-up pics of this car. Guys are buying them without a lot of background on it, and I wonder why.
From what is shown on the T website, the pod looks very similar in concept to the Reflex without the slope, and the dampner tubes on the top of the rear plate as opposed to below it (like the factory Reflex). I saw pics of a Doseck Reflex from a big race in the last year (may have been the Snowbirds last winter) where the blue-chassised Reflex was mated to a black carbon flat topped pod, like we're seeing on the BW. I know that the motors without Trinity-style flat cans can be an issue in the ultra low Reflex pods, and I wonder if this pod fixes that hiccup?
I'm all for new 12th scale cars and designs. I seem to have an addiction to collecting them, but this car really isn't showing me much in the way of innovation. Is there anything on it that makes you guys look at it and say, woa, that's pretty trick"? With all of the choices today in really creative and forward-thinking design in 12th scale chassis and conversions, what makes this kit stand out, other than the black anodizing and clever red shock?
Truthfully, I'm not being sarcastic here. As much as I dislike E's history in the slot car and R/C industry, there is a lot of good Trinity has done for this hobby. I own a Reflex and a NOS Revolver myself, and I'm still a fan of the Dieter dynamic-style front end.
Can anyone post some photos and details of their kits if they have built them up?
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