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Old 09-11-2018, 02:58 PM
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Joining the Xpress XM1S as one of the new wave of 4WD Mini's, last night saw the announcement of a new chassis from 3 Racing.
Based off the successful Sakura 2018 Advance this one also looks to be a winner. It can be configured in either 210 or 225mm wheelbase and will be available in a 'Sport' version (as pictured) and a fully optioned one as well.
The pictures are of one of the prototype cars. No word yet on price or availability but it should be comparable to the XM1S. It doesn't even have a name yet!
More pictures to come and there's also a short intro video on rc-mini's FB page - here




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Wow, that looks amazing :O

Cool to see companies doing a full mini TC like they did back in the day (Xray, Yok, Xpress etc) I still enjoy my Tamiya mini's but 3 Racing has been nailing it with their product line up
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Hey tony how do the 4wd minis compare to the fwd ones my experience with the 4wd ones is very limited
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Hey tony how do the 4wd minis compare to the fwd ones my experience with the 4wd ones is very limited
They're basically just a smaller touring car.
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I watched the video this morning. Looks good from the prototype in the video. Liked the idea of a basic and high end carbon fiber version.


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If it is not like the Tamiya ta05 m-four I will like it, I disliked that Tamiya a ton it was a combination of parts that made no sense for anyone living outside Japan. Also, you couldn't race it for any class here in the USA due to its 380 size motor and the stupid battery mount was made for a specific type of battery that at the time I had mine you could only get in Japan.
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If it is not like the Tamiya ta05 m-four I will like it, I disliked that Tamiya a ton it was a combination of parts that made no sense for anyone living outside Japan.
never seen the Tamiya. But after watching the video this morning, I took the MRage out for run this morning. Id forgotten how well this size drives. Almost matched my lap times on Shop course against my USGT cars.
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If it is not like the Tamiya ta05 m-four I will like it, I disliked that Tamiya a ton it was a combination of parts that made no sense for anyone living outside Japan. Also, you couldn't race it for any class here in the USA due to its 380 size motor and the stupid battery mount was made for a specific type of battery that at the time I had mine you could only get in Japan.
We had an 05 M-Four. Tim finally managed to sell it. It was a sad case of Tamiya being way too clever for their own good. Misguided car.
You can still buy them now because most shops can't offload them at any price. And anyway, why would you buy one when stuff like this 3 Racing thing are around.
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It was one of those cases of curiosity, the thing looked brilliant on paper but the store that I bought my 2 kits one as a runner and one for parts since it was on sale forgot to list it used 380 size motor and the battery designed for the battery case that came with it was next to impossible to get outside Japan. The motor that came with mine got way too hot and it was almost impossible to find a motor heatsink for 380 motor that had a fan mount that worked.

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That is for sure fibre glass right? Is the xpress fully carbon?
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The Xpress and the 3 Racing car are BOTH Fibreglass. No doubt Xpress will offer optional carbon decks at a later date, and the 3 Racing car will also be available in a Full-Option version with carbon and alloy parts.
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tony quick question is the battery mount adjustable? seem like it has a lot of space left with the battery shown
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You didn't watch the video all the way through did you...bad boy.
We pointed out the additional mounts at the rear of the chassis so that the rearward mount could move back to accommodate a full-size pack!
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Actually, the Facebook app has been acting up on my phone it only loaded 3 minutes of the video then just froze on the loading. My apologies.
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Oh yeah...blame the phone... Ha!
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