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Old 01-27-2018, 12:56 AM
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New competition F1 chassis from Tamiya. Should be displayed at Nuremberg next week.

42318 TRF103 Chassis Kit

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Yep, I saw yesterday on your great page, what about the photo you show, it looks to be the TRF102.
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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.
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So Tamiya's response to increased F1 competition is to go backwards?
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Originally Posted by SpeedySST View Post
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!
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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.
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Originally Posted by Serzoni View Post
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?
Now Iím with you, whatís the point!
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I guess naming new cars doesnt have to make sense since it should be TRF105. Its not like EVERY other company follows that logic...
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Originally Posted by SpeedySST View Post
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Source: Tamiya Germany
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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?
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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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