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Old 02-12-2017, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Yokomo YD-2 2WD TC

I was visiting Yatabe Arena today and I happened to arrive on the day that Yokomo was debuting their latest touring car - the YD-2 TC.

This was the first time the public had the chance to view the YD-2 and get the chance to test drive it. Masami Hirosaka was in attendance to give me the details of the YD-2 TC.

He mentioned that the YD-2 TC is based off of a Yokomo 2WD drift chassis with some modifications done to make it drive like a touring car. I don't know the complete details but that's the gist of it. You can see their YD-2 drift chassis to get a better idea.

http://www.teamyokomo.com/product/dr...d2/dp_yd2.html

In the first video there's three Yokomo factory drivers taking the YD-2's out for a few 'show laps' and then in the second video it's another driver and I.

This was my first time ever racing a 2WD chassis and I must say it was a lot of fun - even at such a low speed.

Ultimately this chassis is intended for beginners and from what I understand it will come with a realistic looking scale body.

Enjoy the videos.

I will post some pictures of the chassis soon.

Video 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6cE86DNim0

Video 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JC8ERvAKlA

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Motor Yokomo Zero 2 - 21.5
ESC BL-Pro 4
Spur Gear - 84
Pinion Gear - 30
Tire RPM 5400 rpm or less - Using tachometer
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:59 PM   #2
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Thank you for making the YD-2 TC Yokomo! This type of chassis was long overdue as previous attempts by other companies just wasn't right. I had difficulty with my converted TA06 as the electronics was not placed properly or a conventional brushless motor would not fit the rsector chassis. I think I can now run a gt class and f1 together without a drastic change in driving styles! I can't wait to get one!
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:23 AM   #3
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I want to buy one, not sure what I will do with it but I want it lol.

Thanks for the vid's Edward. The Race body it comes with looks decent as well
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Interesting video, would it be possible for you to test the chassis with a 17.5 ?
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Interesting video, would it be possible for you to test the chassis with a 17.5 ?

They probably didn't have it geared anywhere near where a 21.5 should be. Edward may confirm? 17.5 with a 3.8-4.00 Fdr I would love to try. Maybe I will lol
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Try this again. Basic assembly is almost complete. Probably still couple weeks till I can run it. Currently unsure of what system to try.

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They probably didn't have it geared anywhere near where a 21.5 should be. Edward may confirm? 17.5 with a 3.8-4.00 Fdr I would love to try. Maybe I will lol
Yes, you're correct about the gearing choice for the 21.5. They decided to gear the motor for those getting into the hobby, but more importantly controlling the speed of the car. You can run what ever gearing and motor timing you like as long as the end RPM (tire rotation) is not above a certain value. This keeps the speeds relatively close.
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Yes, you're correct about the gearing choice for the 21.5. They decided to gear the motor for those getting into the hobby, but more importantly controlling the speed of the car. You can run what ever gearing and motor timing you like as long as the end RPM (tire rotation) is not above a certain value. This keeps the speeds relatively close.
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Edward, great thanks for popping up with nice novelties and vids.
Keep it up.

Just aquestion if anyone knows, why didn't the swap the motor and loose 1 gear?
Maybe gain a bit of height/weight in the process
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#2. Progress update

https://youtu.be/E3ha92287a0
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holy plastic batman !!!
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Ordered motor/esc today. June 11 is next scheduled race. I've gotten a few interested in seeing it. So that my goal to have it running. I was asked on URC about standard sized batteries fitting. Book says yes with a " optional" part.

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Nice build, I was tempted to buy one but the price was kicking my a$$ lol.. Canadian funds would be well over $300.

What motor are you putting in? 21.5?
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Nice build, I was tempted to buy one but the price was kicking my a$$ lol.. Canadian funds would be well over $300.

What motor are you putting in? 21.5?
21.5 is what I'm going to start with. It's going to be pavement only really for it. So have to see from there.
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Nice coverage Edward. I was planning to make my TC4 into a 2WD by removing the drive shaft and gutting the front diff , but I have added too many mods. So my second thought was to buy another TC4 and modify it to a 2WD. Any way I got two cars stolen from me and that took the wind out of my sails. This car you described might be what i'm looking for.
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How much does this thing weigh with all that plastic?

Crazy idea: change USGT rules to specify 2wd instead of FF.
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