Originally Posted by GenkiRF
The TA06 will have good aftermarket support since it is in pretty high demand over in Japan. A lot of companies will be working on drift mods for it, and already have. Active Hobby even makes a pretty trick front motor conversion for it. The car you pictured is heavily modified, and I think the total came out to somewhere around 900-1200USD retail when he was done with it.
If you are looking to buy a clone car from R2 hobbies, another car to consider may be the Street Jams R31 clone. It's $80 or so, and since you were looking at the Sakura D3 CS front motor, Eagle hobby has come out with a front motor conversion for the Street Jams R31. This conversion will also work with the R2 hobbies clone car. I think in the near future I'd like to put together this conversion, it looks really nice, and worth checking out. You can check out the conversion at www(dot)broadtech(dot)hk
Yeah I was following his blog. But man that is a beautiful car, some other sweet looking eye candy on his blog as well. His drift club has some crazy sick chassis! Check it out here.
When I saw the Eagle conversion for the R31, my 1st thought was "OMFG! This and the cheapo TEH chassis!?" I can have 2 crazy gold cars!!
My 2nd drift car was supposed to be "plastic fantastic" and I had my sights set on the Sakura D3. Won't be happening anytime soon though since project TA03 is underway. I'm well aware of the limitations of the TA03 platform but I still believe it's a great drift platform with almost perfect balance. I still have my Goldilocks so it's not as if my 03 will be my primary drifter. Still, I want to see for myself what it can do. Who know's, I may end up liking it more than my VDF. Can it live up to being the AE86 of the RC drift world?
After reading about the TA06, I've been thinking about getting a 3rd chassis and it just may be a TA06! That way I'll have a front motor, a front midship, and perhaps a rear midship. The balance of the TA06 is ace with everything running down and very low along the centerline. Interesting how in the previously mentioned blog he state's alot of the folks out there in Japan are leaving their drift specific chassis for the 06, could it really be that good?
Is it just me or are the drift forums around the interwebs are getting active? I remember posting something and not getting any response until weeks later. That's gotta be a good sign.
Jay, not sure of the exact dynamics behind a locked diff but I just like to think it break the rear loose easier and sustains a drift by preventing the inner wheel from grabbing too much traction. Maybe I'm wrong though