Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya TRF416 / TRF416WE / TRF416X >

Tamiya TRF416 / TRF416WE / TRF416X

Like Tree4Likes

Tamiya TRF416 / TRF416WE / TRF416X

Old 10-09-2007, 03:52 PM
  #196  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (4)
 
TryHard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 5,370
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Certainly seems that the car on Tam USA is a proto, it actually has a fair few things different to the car at the top of the page (top deck style mainly)... guess we'll find out this weekend which one it is...

I'm really hoping it's the one in the mag, looks even more refined than the prototype...

laters
Ed
TryHard is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 12:38 PM
  #197  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somewhere on earth
Posts: 927
Default

I am 100% sure the one we will see is the one in the mag. They had the scoop on the 415 before anyone else had seen it.

That one on the tamiya usa site is a early test hack. It has none of the parts described by tamiya on where as the one in the mag does.
Rick Draper is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 01:49 PM
  #198  
AWK
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
AWK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,021
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Again, the one on Tamiya USA is the official picture that we have as of now. While it is a prototype shown in the picture, the car is very close to what will be seen in terms of overall design and layout. Whatever is shown at the hobby show will of course look different because it will be a production version of the kit rather than a prototype.

This is no different than when a company releases a concept car and then later shows the production model. Many times those will look very different, but they are one in the same vehicle. That same idea applies here. While we do not have a production picture on the site yet, I am sure one will be posted when it is available to post.
AWK is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 02:26 PM
  #199  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somewhere on earth
Posts: 927
Default

I am willing to bet money the one in the mag is the one that will be shown at the show.

If you look at the chassis in the mag it has provision for strapping tape for 5 and 6 cell. The one on Tamiya USA's site is clearly a 415.5 where as the one in the mag is the true 416 production one minus the alloy parts.
Rick Draper is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 02:33 PM
  #200  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somewhere on earth
Posts: 927
Default

Originally Posted by CarKing View Post
While it is a prototype shown in the picture, the car is very close to what will be seen in terms of overall design and layout. Whatever is shown at the hobby show will of course look different because it will be a production version of the kit rather than a prototype.
Sorry to pull you up on this but the one in the pictures on the tamoya USA site does not show the following point:
- Front and rear bulkheads feature the same width while everything about the chassis down to the screw locations has been designed for optimum symmetry for better roll characteristics.

The picture you have is of a 415.5 test hack. The bulkheads are modded yes but nouthing else has been altered geometry wise from a 415 to optimise the car for brushless motors. Its running a msx topdeck in those pictures which means the bulkheads are not the same width apart.
Rick Draper is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 03:12 PM
  #201  
Tech Addict
 
JRRobiso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 659
Arrow TRF416 Production Model

Why don't we just wait til the actual kit comes out after the hobby show in Japan instead of debating what the actual car would look like. Obviously the two sets of pictures (TAM USA website and Japanese mag) do tell us of what the kit may look like but not the final version.
JRRobiso is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 03:52 PM
  #202  
AWK
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
AWK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,021
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

I agree with you completely, I am just stating that the pics on Tamiya USA are official for now as to what the 416 will look like. Again, it is a prototype and many features are not as finished as they will be when we all see the final version at the hobby show. The pics on Tamiya are to give people an idea about what the 416 will be about. The pictures are not supposed to have anything final on them.

In reality, Japan could throw us all a curve and change everything completely!
AWK is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 04:44 PM
  #203  
Tech Addict
 
JRRobiso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 659
Arrow

Originally Posted by CarKing View Post
I agree with you completely, I am just stating that the pics on Tamiya USA are official for now as to what the 416 will look like. Again, it is a prototype and many features are not as finished as they will be when we all see the final version at the hobby show. The pics on Tamiya are to give people an idea about what the 416 will be about. The pictures are not supposed to have anything final on them.

In reality, Japan could throw us all a curve and change everything completely!
Right on the button bro!
JRRobiso is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 11:06 PM
  #204  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (6)
 
kentech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 933
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

For the doubters out there, here are official pictures from today, straight from Tamiya!





kentech is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 11:27 PM
  #205  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (11)
 
fjm9898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 3,003
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

thats a pretty cool looking Surikarn cyclone. i like the new bulkheads and top deck
fjm9898 is offline  
Old 10-10-2007, 11:27 PM
  #206  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Mongville
Posts: 6,991
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Anywhere have a thread with more detailed pics of all the latest goodies from the fair?

The 416 looks nice and clean. I would hope it is lighter for 5 cell racing also.
Besercoe is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 01:18 AM
  #207  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (3)
 
Patriiick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Switzerland.
Posts: 595
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

goodies are here..

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/hobbysho...ews1.htm#42104
Patriiick is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 01:53 AM
  #208  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Somewhere on earth
Posts: 927
Default

Originally Posted by CarKing View Post
I agree with you completely, I am just stating that the pics on Tamiya USA are official for now as to what the 416 will look like. Again, it is a prototype and many features are not as finished as they will be when we all see the final version at the hobby show. The pics on Tamiya are to give people an idea about what the 416 will be about. The pictures are not supposed to have anything final on them.

In reality, Japan could throw us all a curve and change everything completely!
Thank you kentech. Clearly proves that the picture on tamiya usa site had 0 relevance to the new 416 concept.
Rick Draper is offline  
Old 10-11-2007, 03:03 AM
  #209  
Tech Elite
 
sosidge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 4,039
Default

Originally Posted by fjm9898 View Post
thats a pretty cool looking Surikarn cyclone. i like the new bulkheads and top deck
I know you are trying to be wittily ironic here but you are overlooking the fact that the Cyclone copied the TRF layout in the first place... Back when the 415 won the worlds HPI were still messing about with the Pro4, Hotbodies still made crappy nitro trucks and shells...
sosidge is online now  
Old 10-11-2007, 04:45 AM
  #210  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (4)
 
TryHard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 5,370
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by kentech View Post
For the doubters out there, here are official pictures from today, straight from Tamiya!





Droooooool

As thought, the mag pics were the 416.

Really looking forward to this now... only 2months to go
TryHard is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.