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Old 02-15-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default T.O.P. Racing "Scythe" 1/10 EP Touring Car

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New release "Scythe" 1/10 EP Touring Car Kit

PRE-ORDER now, first stock coming on 4th March, 2006


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Old 02-16-2006, 01:36 AM   #2
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Nice piece of machinery. Looks good only never heard of them in my 28yrs of expirience of R/C
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:08 AM   #3
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Top Racing is kind parts OEM company in JP. If you check some JP made motor's endball, you will see "TOP" on it.

Car info: http://www.top-racing.jp/showProduct...2&ProductID=77
Manual: http://www.top-racing.jp/UploadFile/...4165316516.pdf
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Interesting.

Bumper & Shocks similar to Yokomo
Arms, steering hubs Similar to HPI PRO 4
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:59 AM   #5
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Top Racing is kind parts OEM company in JP. If you check some JP made motor's endball, you will see "TOP" on it.

Car info: http://www.top-racing.jp/showProduct...2&ProductID=77
Manual: http://www.top-racing.jp/UploadFile/...4165316516.pdf
Yep, I saw it on the Peak V2 endbell
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:07 AM   #6
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for those down under, we will have stock in early March as well,

see web page to see where to pre order,

www.rcshop.com.au
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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Interesting.

Bumper & Shocks similar to Yokomo
Arms, steering hubs Similar to HPI PRO 4
That's what I see too. Pro4/HB Cyclone suspension parts!
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #8
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Are thier any known Team Drivers representing this car in the States or anywhere else in the World?


Seems to be a very promising chassis.
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:56 PM   #9
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Yep, I saw it on the Peak V2 endbell
That stands for Team Orion Products, i believe there is no relationship between both companies, although i might be wrong.
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:33 PM   #10
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Are thier any known Team Drivers representing this car in the States or anywhere else in the World?


Seems to be a very promising chassis.
I have been running a pre production car for the past few weeks,

so far I am very impressed, and a few local (team) drivers who have tried it out are also impressed,

the chassis flex makes it feel like it is on rails,

it is a very simple car to put together, very high quality materials and strong,

I have had a few very big hits since I have had it and so far have not broken anything.
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At the risk of being flamed, can I ask those who are selling this car to PLEASE make it more affordable, for your own sake.

Virtually all modern TC's offer very similar performance, so the decision of "what to buy" often comes down to parts support and team support.

The inherent risk any racer faces is that if they choose a less well-known brand, then they are essentially on their own with regards to set-up etc.

IMO, it is difficult to tempt drivers away from the typical XRAy, Tamiya, Corally etc cars without offering them an incentive to do so- and often that incentive can simply be a much better price

Price can often be the deciding factor, especially when quality is of a similar level.

This car looks good, and in particular it's impressive that they've managed to move the layshaft assembly to the middle of the car whilst still having the cells close to the centre-line of the chassis, something that neither Tamiya (TA05), or Kyosho (new TC) have been able to do.

What is needed is an agressive price structure that tempts drivers away from the "traditional" brands.

I believe this car will retail for approx US$370 (similar to XRay, Corally etc), and whilst I have no idea as to the profit margin on this car, a price closer to US$300 (if possible) would surely improve the car's position in the market.

This is not an attempt to dis-credit the car and/or it's manufacturer/importer, just a concern from someone who likes to see as much variety as possible in the market. There are other brands that have suffered due to in-appropriate world price structures (Atlas and Kawada spring to mind).

This car has obvious potential, it would be good to see a few of them around.

FYI 2 drivers raced this car at the recent Thailand Invitational and qualified 34th and 35th in Mod class.
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in other words you want one
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in other words you want one
If I had the money I would have SEVERAL tourers as there a quite a few of the odd ones that I like.

However they are usually too highly priced to take the risk (that and I picked up a new MSX for US$340 in December ).
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what alot of people do not realise is that many tc's usualy evolve from japanese exotic's.

when you say taking risk what do mean exactly? weather or not the car will work? or is it parts availabilty you are concerned with?

the top will be available throught the australian distributor in the coming week's as outlined above. they will also carry full parts support.

so all your concern's are now dealt with
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there are import taxes with the out of US cars as well isnt there??? I thought thats why the prices were jacked more..
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