R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-02-2003, 06:42 PM   #31
Tech Addict
 
oro27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Quezon City Phil.
Posts: 611
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

TC3 arms break easily. but as far as performance is concern both cars would be a good choice.
oro27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #32
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,246
Trader Rating: 49 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to weaponx
Default

I have owned two Tamiyas a 414m2 on now the Evo 3, someone a few threads back said the Tamiyas are known for there slop out of the box, thats bogus, at least as far as there high end kits are concerned. The Tamiyas mentioned above have the nicest build out of the box and everything was and is ultra smooth and slop free. I am in know way saying one car is better than the other, it always has and always will come down to the driver.
weaponx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 02:35 AM   #33
Tech Addict
 
Intelligentsia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 570
Default

Where can one obtain this stuff from Spuare? Are the Gear boxes red also? I will be picking up a Surikarn and I want to know.
Intelligentsia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 04:09 AM   #34
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 1,244
Default

Allright.

Let's start by saying I'm no special AE nut. Actually I sold my TC3 a few weeks ago (mostly because I knew the car would become very difficult to sell here in Europe because of the SD being released soon). If I had been a harcore AE fan I'd have kept it. I enjoyed it and won my share of local races with it, but was not "overwhelmed" either. It's a very good design overall.

Let's keep going by saying the usual "both cars have their strengths and weaknesses they're both good and both can win in the hands of a potent driver".

Now, back to the core topic. what's above looks wrong to me, and this is why:

1- Newer design doesn't mean squat. An Evo3 is just a 41X with a shaft tranny. They released this "new" car just to surf on the shaft bandwagon and steal some market shares from AE who are sweeping the market, that's all. A longer living design like the TC3 is actually a good sign that a manufacturer cares about its products and customers and doesn't force them to buy a new "updated" version every 6 months.

2- Except a few wins from Tamiya ace Surikarn, the Tc3 is still winning most major races around the globe in national and local championships. Don't judge a car by the fact that it won the worlds, but rather by the fact that it wins at the middle level

3- Most Tamiya products are well known for tons of slop right out of the box.

4- ANY car will get slop in its suspension parts after a few hits anyway...

5- sorry, but by using the handle "trf man" you can't expect people to consider you as an unbiased contributor to this thread.

Now, as far as which is better, I won't get into that. I know the Tc3 very well, I know the Evo3 a lot less. All I can say is beware when listening to people who seem to have an obvious bias toward one brand, since they will dismise (sp?) any product from another brand.

Bottom line, get whichever car has the most support (shops, racers) in your area. Both cars are potent contenders, no doubt about that.

Later
Paul




hhhmmm.i think tamiya have won more than a few championships!
y dont u go and have a look at a high end tamiya and show me slop!u will not find any.the point is u havent owned a high end tamiya so u dont no so all ur points are just opinions.
tamiya have won a heck of a lot of international championships.
trf racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 04:18 AM   #35
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 1,244
Default

these are all the races tamiya have won

1]afmar worlds championship
2]1,2 finish in the hong kong international championship
3]2nd place at the roar carpet international championship
4]3rd place in malaysian international championship
5]1st in 2002 malaysian international championship
6]1st place in the thailand international championship
7]2nd in the 8th yamayama cup championship 2003.
i really dont think that is bad.
trf racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 04:39 AM   #36
Tech Regular
 
Matt04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sydney
Posts: 300
Default

does anyone know if there is gonna be a new tc3 coming out in the next year or two? cause im lookin at getting one (or the T1R) and i dont want to get one and then it is taken over by tc4 or something.
Matt04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 06:44 AM   #37
Tech Regular
 
KiwiKid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SG
Posts: 458
Default

The EVO III also recently won in the German Indoor Championships. Tamiya is starting to rule the RC planet.
Yippee ...

Quote:
Originally posted by trf racer
these are all the races tamiya have won

1]afmar worlds championship
2]1,2 finish in the hong kong international championship
3]2nd place at the roar carpet international championship
4]3rd place in malaysian international championship
5]1st in 2002 malaysian international championship
6]1st place in the thailand international championship
7]2nd in the 8th yamayama cup championship 2003.
i really dont think that is bad.
KiwiKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 08:47 AM   #38
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 1,244
Default

oh yeah i forgot about that.that was with mark reinhard wasnt it.
tamiya are the world champs and no one will beet them.
ne way to all u w''''rs who think tamiya r no gud ur rite.i wudnt get one.lol.tamiya dont need people like u .just stick to ur tc3!lol
trf racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 09:22 AM   #39
Tech Addict
 
Intelligentsia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Diego
Posts: 570
Default

my previous question has yet to be answered. Does anybody know?
Intelligentsia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2003, 10:43 AM   #40
Tech Fanatic
 
davioh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: hong kong
Posts: 778
Default

r/c model, hobbymainia or rainbow ten i think has them

r/c model and hobbymainia are listed on the site
davioh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2003, 07:31 AM   #41
Tech Regular
 
Motorsports00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 336
Default

Intelligentsia-

hobbymania or rcmodel should have the red gearboxes
look at the pic.. ( not my car)
cheers
will
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tb evo3.jpg (97.5 KB, 767 views)
Motorsports00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2003, 07:57 AM   #42
V12
Tech Elite
 
V12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,641
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

hobbymania and rainbowten both donīt have the Square gearboxes in stock currently. Just asked two days ago.
V12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2003, 08:14 AM   #43
Tech Elite
 
lem2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: OC
Posts: 3,061
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default look

Quote:
Originally posted by Intelligentsia
my previous question has yet to be answered. Does anybody know?
see how beautiful these pieces are!!! and pricey too!!!!!

http://www.rc-square.com/parts0023.htm

just wait until Rainbowten has them.

would want to own one but I have not yet exhausted the capabilities of my FTTC3- yes it does break (arms and stuff) but square also makes stuff to make the FTTC3 bullet proof.
which i got also hehehehehe!!! (maxing out my plastic!!!)

http://www.rc-square.com/parts24.htm

as for which is better, it all depends on drivers preference and capabilitis.

I've been thru TBevo 1 and 2, 414. but gave up on it because of preference. but I kept my TAO4-R which is hopped up to the max.
I like tamiya's quality but for now I am sticking with my TC3, again that is my preference and if I get a TBevo3S a few months later there might be a TBevo4 with someones's name attached to it. hehehehehehe, and then again they will claim its the better version. So agan for now will just stick with my
FT/SQUARE/IRS?TOBEE CRAFT TC3 yes its old but it works and wins, maybe the TC4 will come if the Team AE guys does not win anymore (not only in ASIA but all OVER the Globe, just like the TRF drivers!!!

question: is the C-hub and knuckle arm of the TBevo3 the same with the TAO4? want to get those alum stuff for my o4-r

This is just me thinking aloud!!!

Peace to all men!!!!!(and women)
lem2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2003, 08:19 AM   #44
Tech Regular
 
jedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 422
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Lem2

Yes, the knuckles and C hubs are the same with the Evo3S and the 04R. I understand your hesitance to give up your FTTC3 and buy an Evo3S. I had the same problem. Solution? I now have both. Hehehehe!!!! Why dont you sell your 04 and get an Evo3S?


Jayjay
jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2003, 10:08 AM   #45
Tech Elite
 
lem2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: OC
Posts: 3,061
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default Jedi

good idea!!! but bad for my pocket!!! You know me Mr.Hop Up man hehehehehehehe!!!

Peace
lem2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOT BODIES Cyclone - Surikarn Edition (Limited Edition) for Sale.... 2-Bad R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 17 04-18-2007 03:48 AM
HOT BODIES Cyclone - Surikarn Edition (Limited Edition) for Sale 2-Bad Australia For Sale/Trade 17 02-15-2007 03:51 PM
Signed By Surikarn!!! Tamiya Evo 3 Surikarn Edition VenomWorldOrder R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 05-15-2005 07:08 AM
Tb evo IV surikarn edition Nomak Electric On-Road 9 09-28-2004 01:40 PM
TB EVO surikarn edition FUK_WRX Australian Racing 14 04-10-2003 05:30 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:03 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net