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Old 06-15-2005, 11:35 AM   #16
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sml_blok,

I noticed that theres this black box wrapped round with thick black rubber bands directly opposite the engine...

So i was wondering how was Tamiya able to hide the receiver with the batteries in there, while Kyosho has theirs mounted exposed on top of their batteries?

possible to provide us some 'inside' pictures?
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:54 AM   #17
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Hi Dragon,

I don't have any detailed pics on me now(i'm at work pretending to look busy) but it looks to me like the reason is the height of the upper deck, and the shape of the Mk.2's deck near the rear of the car.

The Kyosho's upper deck seems to be one flat piece, which is too low to accomodate a hump-pack, the result is the lay-down/stick-pack taking up more real-estate under the deck, so there's not enough space for the RX. I've never seen an FW05 up close to compare, so I'm not quite sure but here's a pic:



As for the Mk.2, the upper deck isn't flat. Just behind the switch it gets slightly wider, and is higher as well, just enough to squeeze in the hump-pack and RX too. It's actually not sealed though, just an upside-down tray with a lip. There's not much space left for servo/battery/switch wires to be tucked away though. This pic shows the shape pretty well:



I'll try to get some more detailed pics up for you.



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Old 06-16-2005, 09:31 AM   #18
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I just received my parts order yesterday. Man, I love how low cost hte parts are for this car and compared to Serpent. In fact, the casts are in line with HPI and Mugen and you get some quanitity with the parts tree (suspension arm tree comes with one each of the upper and lower front arms and one of the lower rear arms and a few miscellaneous parts on top of that). I hope to get in a run or two on it this weekend. I am especially curious to see how it performs without the rear sway bar attached. In my test runs, it had way too much steering with the sway bar attached.
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Hmm to the untrained eye, people would think its the same car...

from the pics alone,...

1. the kyosho seems to use better materials, ie. carbon upper deck, front/rear uprights.

2. Tamiya's electronics are protected better.

3. Kyosho's front bumper seems more secure.

Other than that, every other layout is the same...

However if it were me i would choose the tamiya just becos the electronics are better protected
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:44 AM   #20
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I tested my car during practice at a series race in Austin, TX this past weekend. With the right motor, the car can hang with the Mugens, Serpents, and Kyoshos. I was really impressed with handling of the car. It was a little squirrelly without the rear sway bar on it (I suggest getting the front blade sway bar like the other cars offer) but once I got a feel of it, I was able to hang with the best on the infield sections. The OS 12tr will be replaced and the car will definately get more run time on it. With the right motor, I give the car a thumbs up.
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whats the price for the MK2?looks interesting. does it comes with the motor + pipe etc..? or just the kitt
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:43 PM   #22
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whats the price for the MK2?looks interesting. does it comes with the motor + pipe etc..? or just the kitt
The price I paid for mine was $331us. It is a kit only. There is no motor, pipe, or header included. Any of the pipes designed for the Kyosho FW05 will work with this kit. Make sure that you get the front, blade sway bar kit if you do get this car; it is needed. The layout is just as clean as the FW05. Tamiya just needs to give more 2-speed spur gear choices (plenty of clutch bell gear choices). I am getting mine ready for some racing here in Texas.
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Here is my opininion on the care....


I have geared it to the moon. Our track is huge! I put a JP .12 mod motor in it and the car has no problem with speed.

the biggest problem I have with the care is exiting corners. The car dives in great but offers severe push while on power exiting. We run foam tires ( just a note).

First does anyone have any thoughts or do you know of any documented setup sheets?


I am running 5mm ride height all the way around

Front Oil: 60wt.
rear oil: 40wt.

Hard spring up front
Medium spring in the rear.

Drop in front is 2mm measured from the bottom of the knucke. It has very little up travel.

Drop in rear is 0mm. ( i have tried all combinations.)

Diff Oil in front is 30,000
Diff Oil in reaar is 10,000

Toe in: Front 0
Toe in: Rear 2

Camber Front 0
Camber Rear: 2

Caster in front is leaning back. The spacer is in the front.

I really need help.

Dude, try this set-up from my FW05R:

Diff Oils: Front 50,000, Rear 10,000
Shock oils: 50 wt. all around with no. 2 pistons
Springs: Black Front (hard) Gold Rear (medium)
Toe Front: 0, Toe Rear -2
Droop: Front 0, Rear 4
Shock position: Front first hole from bottom in the tower, outer hole in the a-arm, Rear: Middle hole on the tower, outer hole in the A-arm.

Use the rear blocks marked H (for high), move the rear turnbuckle to the highest position in the rear hub carrier.

Use the rear sway bar, remove the front bar or, in the case that is a blade type bar, put it in an horizontal position.

Use 40 Shore tires with the following diameters: 61mm front, 63mm rear (you'll need a tire truer for this)

Ride height: 4.5mm Front, 5.00mm Rear

If available, try overgearing the car by using 39 tooth crown gear in the front and 37 tooth in the rear. This is optional in case you feel like experimenting, works great.

Have fun!
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Old 07-09-2005, 08:13 AM   #24
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is there any different between Tg10 series? i see there is with TRF dampers, some with blue TRF dampers.

whats the specs for the blue TG10?
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:02 AM   #25
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Sorry fellas for dropping the ball on this thread. I have not had a chance to competitively run mine due to competing at the Nats (didn't do as well as I should have) and not much club racing done (temps been around 100 in my part of Texas). The few test runs that I have done went very well. I now have two bodies painted for it (both ROAR legal) and am getting my car ready to rip. I could not believe how cheap the parts for this car were (ordered about $200 worth) and how quick Tamiya USA got them to my LHS (within 3 days from order).
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Well, my buddy and I got one of these each, but the SG version (comes with a bodyshell, but also some parts that are not on the normal chassis kit (metal diff gears, 2 speed transmission, FS-12SWG engine, blue plastic diff cases, maybe a couple other things).

Anyway, not too difficult to build, solid construction all around, haven't tried them round a track yet but on a standard paved surface it handles quite well. Not much of a basher, though, any small rock in the way and it bounces way off course. Not to mention the sharp rock wich my friend ran over, which then promptly got sucked in the electronics area and cut clean through the steering servo wires!

Bodies will be painted tomorrow or the day after, I'll be sure to post pics!

One thing we noticed, though, is that the steering does not really center itself properly after a turn, the front wheels tend to stay a little in the direction there were just going. Checked the steering linkages, it's all moving smooth, so it's a little worrying, maybe because we are using no-frills futaba 3003 servos?
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Tested my TG10-mk.2 in between races at the Paris Memorial Race in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. It handled the track and the power of the OS 12tz very well. It even had the OFNA team drivers asking me what it was, since it resembled their CD3. It hangs right there with the Mugens, Serpents, and Kyoshos. I will be racing it at bigger races more next year and report more on its performance.
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hello from France,

after 1 year racing, I'm very happy with my Tamiya.

So next year I can't change.... Just the pro version in my bag at 25th december....



Here's the Mk2 Forum:

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Old 11-04-2005, 11:42 AM   #29
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Your car looks sweet. I current has a Rossi Pixy Black 12 in mine now but will be putting an OS 12tz in it soon.
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My TG10 Mk1

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