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Old 07-04-2003, 12:53 AM   #16
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Predator was the name of their first off road car, the on raod's was different(actual name) .
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Old 07-04-2003, 12:57 AM   #17
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Howdy yall

The Brit Tenth Technology Predator 4WD was a VERY successful car in UK, I'm talking offroad, TT bought quite a few UK's great drivers at that time. What killed it was its price and some transmission problems (no floating shaft if I remember well, chassis flex was killing the gears, although the chassis was VERY stiff, molded carbon fiber resin), but it was alive and well most of the late 90's. It never really scored at any big race in DTM though.

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Old 07-04-2003, 04:04 AM   #18
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Thanks guys for your help.
It sounds like a good car, I'm hoping it can stand up to my mate's Team Losi XXX-S with his Return of the Monster motor, wonce I've set it up.
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The touringcar is named T1, and they dont make it anymore. But the parts for it are still availible
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The version you have there is an early one, its not a T1 that was the last one made and had a different battery configuration.
I am pretty sure its a DTMi which hasn't been made for quite a while. Its a good car though bit quirky to set up you need to pay particular attention to shock build and droop. The diffs are a bit picky as well toomuch backlash and they will strip so check them and use plenty of grease.
The guys that really know about these can now be found at Centerpoint Race Distribution in the UK
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Thanks Bosscat, do you have a web address for them?
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:13 AM   #22
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Check the diff gears...if they are made from alloy then it is an earlier version...plastic later version. It is indeed a Predator DTM....came out way before the TC3 was even a twinkle in AE eyes!.....where do you think my handle comes from!
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tenth tech is a brittish company that was started som e several years age and started with an off road car called a predator.shaft driven.than they went on the on road scene with the dtm.wasnt popular bcause the suspension was complicated.
so then they stayed with the off raod predator.
it is a good car winning nationals and a few ifmars i think?
then wen ae realeased tenth tech tried suing them because the layout and everything was the same apart from suspension but they didnt get ne were.
they still produce the predator and to my knowledge its the opldest car out there.[imagine losi using the streetweapon now!}
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Brian Kinwaldt ran the off road version of the car for awhile way back when and did (not suprisingly) quite well with it until Losi started working on the XX4.
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also note that this car has on many times been compared to a jet taking off while accelerating from stop but it has a neat layout and looks bullet proof
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Check the diff gears...if they are made from alloy then it is an earlier version...plastic later version. It is indeed a Predator DTM....came out way before the TC3 was even a twinkle in AE eyes!.....where do you think my handle comes from!
My friend did own one of the DTM before and it has a WOVEN GRAPHITE TUB has serial number on it!
but the car is too brittle and the suspension break easily
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Old 07-06-2003, 06:37 PM   #27
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It looks cool to me. I remember the ad's in rc car action a few years back. I kinda wanted one then now that I think of it.
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AE did decide to go with a shaft drive because of the predator. obviously they didn't copy the suspension but they did use the shaft drive as a model for their own.
Let's all remember that Tamiya did make the first TC, AND it was a shaft drive!
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Let's all remember that Tamiya did make the first TC, AND it was a shaft drive!
TA01 - shaft drive
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for the mid-shaft design like today's TB Evo 3, i think Tamiya does it with the EGRESS/AVANTE buggy
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