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Old 08-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #121
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Looks good! Good luck. Stop posting pics... You're giving away your setup. lol

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Doesn't matter now, I won't be taking the 418 to IIC. Bringing the Awesomatix because it's .3 faster in stock and super stock out of the box. The 18 is just a car to smash in mod practice at home.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #122
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Doesn't matter now, I won't be taking the 418 to IIC. Bringing the Awesomatix because it's .3 faster in stock and super stock out of the box. The 18 is just a car to smash in mod practice at home.
Syndrome, do you think the Awesomatix is quicker in stock because of the shaft drive, the low cog suspension/chassis or a combo of both?

Is it generally accepted to be quicker in the blinky classes or are you speaking only from your own findings?
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #123
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How good can a car really be if they lose TQ to an Xray on asphalt?
This is a good point. But then again, this is home track for this Bruno guy. He's more of an off road driver than anything though!



Fastest guy at my track drives a T4 as well though
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:18 PM   #124
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Syndrome, do you think the Awesomatix is quicker in stock because of the shaft drive, the low cog suspension/chassis or a combo of both?

Is it generally accepted to be quicker in the blinky classes or are you speaking only from your own findings?
I think this is generally regarded by anybody who is serious about stock racing to be a fact. From both my own experience and that of many others. The car carries so much speed through the middle of the corner and stays so flat that it's stunning. I don't know why. Companies like XRay think they know, and are copying ideas (look at Xray's ARS as an example) but they haven't figured it out yet.

Don't just take my word for it though. Check the results of races the past year, especially indoor. IIC could easily have 10 AMX cars in the 17.5 a-main.

Anyway, sorry to take the thread in that direction. Are there any new sound bytes from my hero Rheinard about the 419?
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #125
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Well, he boldly stated at the end of round 4 he would TQ round 5 and then did.

He also said the blokes in the D main need to stop hitting the boards. The chubs are still weak on the new car and they leave sharp debris on the track.

That kind of thing?

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1-2 finish for the TRF team with 3 TRF in the top 5.

Great result, looks like yokomo will need to step up.
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The Tamiakomo started to shine during the last couple of qualifying rounds and a little bit during the finals. I think Jilles has figured out how to make the chassis work. Interestingly, he was interviewed immediately after his winning A3 run. He mentioned the 419 chassis was much better than the previous 418 model. Very well, those comments could of been damage control after Marc's earlier comments. All I know is that Tamiya has a lot of work ahead of them before the worlds. This weekend Tamiya's top guns couldn't match up against only one Yokomo top gun. The worlds will be a proving ground for Tamiya and their crew, since they'll be up against a host of Yokomo aces. Hara, Meen, Naoto, and the list goes on.
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The Tamiakomo started to shine during the last couple of qualifying rounds and a little bit during the finals. I think Jilles has figured out how to make the chassis work. Interestingly, he was interviewed immediately after his winning A3 run. He mentioned the 419 chassis was much better than the previous 418 model. Very well, those comments could of been damage control after Marc's earlier comments. All I know is that Tamiya has a lot of work ahead of them before the worlds. This weekend Tamiya's top guns couldn't match up against only one Yokomo top gun. The worlds will be a proving ground for Tamiya and their crew, since they'll be up against a host of Yokomo aces. Hara, Meen, Naoto, and the list goes on.
They looked very good in the challenging conditions to me.

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Volker won the 1st 2 mains, and thus the event according to Marcs FB page
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The Tamiakomo started to shine during the last couple of qualifying rounds and a little bit during the finals. I think Jilles has figured out how to make the chassis work. Interestingly, he was interviewed immediately after his winning A3 run. He mentioned the 419 chassis was much better than the previous 418 model. Very well, those comments could of been damage control after Marc's earlier comments. All I know is that Tamiya has a lot of work ahead of them before the worlds. This weekend Tamiya's top guns couldn't match up against only one Yokomo top gun. The worlds will be a proving ground for Tamiya and their crew, since they'll be up against a host of Yokomo aces. Hara, Meen, Naoto, and the list goes on.

I think they looked pretty good. Also if you can deal with Ronald at this time, you can probably deal with them all.
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Volker won the 1st 2 mains, and thus the event according to Marcs FB page
Sorry late night I must have looked at the wrong results.
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Ronald Volker took A1 on the last lap. Second last corner actually. He and Bruno were on new tyres and weren't going to be caught.

MR was fast charging in A2 but clipped Bruno going for 2nd. He let him go, and that in turn let volker scamper away. Bruno then fell back through the field and stopped.

So two from two for Volker so he sat out the third. Job done.

Interestingly, apparently Volker and others were practicing in Spain on this track a few weeks ago, the TRF boys were all in Florida instead, but it also rained a lot. Poor call to win the euros, but maybe a good call for the worlds.....
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The way the races played out was very interesting. Volker was his normal self, but Gilles was extremely fast in A3. If he had not rolled during his best qualifying run, I believe he would have been on pole. So many factors go into these races, and luck also plays into things. From what I saw I do believe the TRF drivers will have a good chance to bring the fight to Volker in Florida.
For those of you that watched the coverage, did I understand the TRF tire strategy that they were putting on new fronts and old rears and then new rears and old fronts? During the MR interview he mentioned this strategy, is that something new or have teams experimented with that before?
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:36 AM   #134
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Tamiya TRF 419

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WOW, is that my 418....or 417v5?

I know it is all the small changes that matters, but when you buy a new kit, replacing a 8 month old kit, and you can't tell the difference.....I know it is hard to bring revolution each year, but still.
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