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Old 10-05-2006, 10:20 AM   #16
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Wow that is a really sweet looking car....Man I hope they release it soon.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:27 AM   #17
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Personally speaking I don't think Tamiya would have gone to the trouble of developing that new centre bulkhead and layshaft assembly for only one car, even if it is a very special model.

So my money is on a longer wheelbase version of this car being released as a TRF416 or similar.

We can only wait and see though...
The only question now is - Will it be the replacement for the current 415 platform, or the next evolution in the TA05 lineage. My bet is the later.
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Personally speaking I don't think Tamiya would have gone to the trouble of developing that new centre bulkhead and layshaft assembly for only one car, even if it is a very special model.

So my money is on a longer wheelbase version of this car being released as a TRF416 or similar.

We can only wait and see though...
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:48 AM   #19
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Looking at the cantilever design that holds the spur gear, I can't imagine it being stable enough for mod type motors, it looks like it would get wobbley or the bearings would wear quicker or the main shaft might tweak after a while - just doesn't look like a robust design for racing.
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:52 AM   #20
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Great another car with the motor hanging off the side so when we switch to four cell or Li-Po it will dialed for oval.

As much as I am pro Tamiya I think Losi may soon have a big advantage.
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Great another car with the motor hanging off the side so when we switch to four cell or Li-Po it will dialed for oval.

As much as I am pro Tamiya I think Losi may soon have a big advantage.

At the rate new touring cars are released, this car will be 3 generations old before lipos are legal at sanctioned events...so I wouldn't worry about the balance too much..
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Great another car with the motor hanging off the side so when we switch to four cell or Li-Po it will dialed for oval.

As much as I am pro Tamiya I think Losi may soon have a big advantage.
I am seeing things the same way as you Mr. Black. With Lipo's coming on strong, chassis designs need to get the motor to the center of car. Six months ago I never would have said this, but the Losi JRX-S design is starting to make alot of sense.
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I was going to write that that centre bulkhead is similar to the TRF501X, but the 501X is forward and this is to the rear
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I don't know...Tamiya usually does their research. I be it would hold up better than you'd think.
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Looking at the cantilever design that holds the spur gear, I can't imagine it being stable enough for mod type motors, it looks like it would get wobbley or the bearings would wear quicker or the main shaft might tweak after a while - just doesn't look like a robust design for racing.
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Dammit!!! Another car to buy. Steve, you got a pre-order up yet?
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Well, having had my TA05 (the car this is based on) for over a year now and having run it with the Orion Lipo for a while..I don't think this statement is too valid. With my standard electronics (Airtronics servo, VFS-1 esc, 302 Rx, and a personal the car is less than 20 grams light on the battery side WITH the Lipo. So it would be rather easy to get the car perfect side to side and even front to back (yes 50/50 front to back is the TA05s secret weapon). The TA05 is the "sleeper" of the decade...it suprises a lot of people. Don't look for Losi to have an advantage...on the contrary, the Losi's brittleness will be it's handicap! Long live TAMIYA!!!!!!!

If Tamiya makes this car a full on TRF based on the basic geometry and ballance of the TA05...look for it to absolutely dominate everywhere, no joke! If you doubt this, ask a local racer that runs an 05 to take the car for a lap or 2....then you'll see
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Great another car with the motor hanging off the side so when we switch to four cell or Li-Po it will dialed for oval.

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Tamiya are bringing diff covers as well, check this out, TA05R
i couldn't copy the picture but it is at the bottom of the page....
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You mean the clear blue covers??? Those are exactly the same as the stock upper lower bulkheads, just clear blue..they have been out for a while now.
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Dammit!!! Another car to buy. Steve, you got a pre-order up yet?
I was thinking exactly the same thing when I saw the pictures at Tamiya America's site this morning.

Would look pretty sweet next to my 1/12th 934 and 935 Porsches
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