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kentech 01-27-2018 01:56 AM

Tamiya TRF103
 
New competition F1 chassis from Tamiya. Should be displayed at Nuremberg next week.

42318 TRF103 Chassis Kit

From yesterday morning:

https://www.facebook.com/blogkentech/

https://kentech.wordpress.com/2018/0...trf103-coming/

Gurneyflap 01-27-2018 02:58 AM

Yep, I saw yesterday on your great page, what about the photo you show, it looks to be the TRF102.

kentech 01-27-2018 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by Gurneyflap (Post 15141136)
Yep, I saw yesterday on your great page, what about the photo you show, it looks to be the TRF102.

Thank you! Yes that is just a blacked out 102 while waiting for the 103.

SpeedySST 01-27-2018 04:31 AM

So Tamiya's response to increased F1 competition is to go backwards?

astgerma52sp 01-27-2018 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedySST (Post 15141147)
So Tamiya's response to increased F1 competition is to go backwards?

Why not? The F103 is one of the best F1 cars ever made. Itís my favorite and I can never seem to put a dad setup on it. If Tamiya does it right, this new car can be just as good!

Serzoni 01-27-2018 05:16 PM

TRF103, not F103. Just like the TRF101 and TRF102 had nothing in common with the old F101 and F102. They're just carrying on the naming convention of their high end F1 line.

astgerma52sp 01-27-2018 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by Serzoni (Post 15141632)
TRF103, not F103. Just like the TRF101 and TRF102 had nothing in common with the old F101 and F102. They're just carrying on the naming convention of their high end F1 line.

What? NOT F103 BASED? :mad:
Now Iím with you, whatís the point!

SpeedySST 01-28-2018 12:33 AM

I guess naming new cars doesnt have to make sense since it should be TRF105. Its not like EVERY other company follows that logic...

Qatmix 01-28-2018 01:06 AM


Originally Posted by SpeedySST (Post 15141886)
I guess naming new cars doesnt have to make sense since it should be TRF105. Its not like EVERY other company follows that logic...

Nope logically it is the next car after TRF102, so it should be TRF103.

If it was a F chassis then it would follow the F104, becoming the F105.

Anyway I hope to get my hands on it for a look on Weds :)

astgerma52sp 01-28-2018 08:36 AM

I shouldn't be too quick to judge the car. I race against a TRF101 & 102 and both are competitive and often win on asphalt mid to high traction. If Tamiya plans to use the t-plat , I hope the cured the problem of its durability.

SpeedySST 01-28-2018 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by Qatmix (Post 15141894)
Nope logically it is the next car after TRF102, so it should be TRF103.

If it was a F chassis then it would follow the F104, becoming the F105.

Anyway I hope to get my hands on it for a look on Weds :)

Ahhh....that makes sense.

Qatmix 01-31-2018 01:01 AM

It looks great :) Here is the first picture of the actual chassis and some close ups.

Tamiya 42318 TRF103 Chassis First Pictures | The RC Racer

Tom1977 01-31-2018 02:09 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rct...d278e669f6.jpg

Source: Tamiya Germany

jgil089 01-31-2018 02:17 AM

A lot of those parts look carried over from the TRF102, would it be possible to convert the 102 to allow sideways battery using some of the 103 parts?

DavidNERODease 01-31-2018 08:48 AM

I'm glad to see Tamiya really step it up with this kit. Best looking front end in the business now - love the forward swept lower arms, properly mounted servo, rear pod/T-plate looks stronger and very race worthy. A real contender I think.


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