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Old 05-19-2006, 03:26 PM
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Arrow ★ ☆ ★ Tamiya TRF501X - 1/10 Competition Buggy ★ ☆ ★





The high-end RC Buggy that was announced during the hobby show in May and had been highly anticipated ever since is finally here. Using the concept of the TA05 as the base, A front/midship motor drives a two-belt 4WD system, with the frame featuring 2.5mm carbon fiber upper and lower decks. The 4-wheel double wishbone suspension allows for a wide range of settings, and coupled with the aeration type oil dampers this bad boy is ready to take on the world. A prototype TRF501X buggy won 2nd & 4th place at the JMRCA All-Japan 1/10 R/C Off-road Championships & Pre-World Championships held from September 8th to 10th. With fantastic results like these, the TRF501X is well on its way to the goal of winning the IFMAR Off-road World Championship to be held in Japan next year! [/B]


About the Model
Both front and rear ball differentials come equipped with slipper clutches for maximum traction
Will motor located towards the front, the weight balance combined with aerodynamics of the body and rear wing are perfect for attacking big aerial jumps
Chassis is designed for use with saddle pack-type batteries
Comes with aeration oil dampers.
Belt guide roller reduces belt jumping, improving running efficiency.
Includes Tamiya wheels, transparent body, wing and TRF markings.
Motor, ESC, tires are not included. These items available separately required to run the 501X.


ELECTRIC KITS REQUIRE:
(unless stated differently above)
Radio: 2-Channel with servo(s)
Battery: 6-cell flat with standard Tamiya connector
Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery
Paint: PS for Polycarbonate/TS for ABS
Misc. Items: Building and track equipment
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya TRF501X - 1/10 Competition Buggy-trf501xd.jpg  

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Old 05-19-2006, 04:05 PM
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bj4 arms and geometry
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrubb
bj4 arms and geometry
It's an early prototype for trying out geometries, Yokomo had BJ4 arms on their early BX's too.
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Yeah its got a ton of borrowed parts, it must be still a very early prototype. It will be interesting to see how this turns out thats for sure! I just hope that they have a sealed version so we can run it on tracks with real dirt.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:33 PM
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Production version (more plastic).








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Old 11-15-2006, 12:29 AM
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The photos you are showing are an older prototype - the final car was shown last month.




some of the alloy parts are now plastic, and the entire car is Tamiya now, no one elses parts.. Though, it will be interesting to see if I can fit some of these parts to my BJ4 !

few more photos in here
http://www.oople.com/forums/showthre...?t=1228&page=3

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:45 AM
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Tower Hobbies has it listed on their website for $559.99 and is due Late Nov with only a limited run
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPJR1&P=7
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:35 AM
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very sweet looking buggy noticable differences compared to the yokomo. im just a fan of the mid motor buggys that are belt driven shaft drives stand for constant maintinience.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:46 AM
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Sounds like you're a Schumacher CAT3000 fan!

Originally Posted by jeff jenkins
very sweet looking buggy noticable differences compared to the yokomo. im just a fan of the mid motor buggys that are belt driven shaft drives stand for constant maintinience.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:19 AM
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get real those buggys are hurting..
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Anyone know how good the Tamiya tires are for racing?
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Originally Posted by Cain
Anyone know how good the Tamiya tires are for racing?
I've not run them yet (from the dark impact kit) but they feel similar to schumacher yellows, or there abouts. which are harder than most american tyres.
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It's here
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http://www.tamiya.com/japan/products...501x/index.htm


this link was on www.oople.com
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what tires are those shown on the promo shots?

are they just regular Holeshots or are they Tamiyas own tires?

also the 501 looks like a Yokomo, does it have "open" diffs similar to the Yok?
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