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Old 01-22-2004, 02:19 PM   #661
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Man they changed those silver wheelnuts for blue ones... lol
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:20 PM   #662
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My only concern is that after 5 months Tamiya will switch to another 500.00 car I love tamiya but they are not consistant when it comes to supporting their new models. I mean will they
discontinue this after 5 or 6 months the EVO3 didn't get enough track time before it was shelfed.
I am really concidering the Pro4, I really want the 415 though.
Pro4... HPI releases a new car about every 2 years after extensive testing...and full support from start to retirement. The only exception was the Pro3...a car not fully tested..but it's design was innovative. Yokomo is the same as Tamiya...new car or variation every couple of months...
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:22 PM   #663
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Yokomo aren't that bad...how long was the MR4-TC around for??although it did change through developments, but thats just progression.
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Pro4... HPI releases a new car about every 2 years after extensive testing...and full support from start to retirement. The only exception was the Pro3...a car not fully tested..but it's design was innovative. Yokomo is the same as Tamiya...new car or variation every couple of months...
Is that because of the markets outside the U.S. demand new cars every couple of months? Do people (outside the U.S.) buy cars just because they are new?
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:29 PM   #665
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I think people everywhere fall for new cars EVEN IN THE US! thats how companies make money.
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The Evo is an ever evolving chassis, and you should expect a new one a year. I believe the sticker sheet for the Evo 3 goes all the way up to an Evo 8? You must also remember the Evo 1 and Evo 2 were kinda duds, and Tamiya probibally didn't want to have a bunch of discontinued inventory taking up space in the warehouse. Also, even if produced in the same numbers of rhe Evo 1 and Evo 2, the demand for the Evo 3 exceeded their expectations and they sold out a lot faster. The 414 was a 5-6 year old design that had been tweaked over the years instead of radical changed. The 415 is now that radical design change. I'll admit I am thinking about getting a Pro 4 myself. Murai designed both cars so the performance should be at least on par with the Evo 3. My only question is does the 415 represent the basis for the TA-05?
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The Evo is an ever evolving chassis, and you should expect a new one a year. I believe the sticker sheet for the Evo 3 goes all the way up to an Evo 8? You must also remember the Evo 1 and Evo 2 were kinda duds, and Tamiya probibally didn't want to have a bunch of discontinued inventory taking up space in the warehouse. Also, even if produced in the same numbers of rhe Evo 1 and Evo 2, the demand for the Evo 3 exceeded their expectations and they sold out a lot faster. The 414 was a 5-6 year old design that had been tweaked over the years instead of radical changed. The 415 is now that radical design change. I'll admit I am thinking about getting a Pro 4 myself. Murai designed both cars so the performance should be at least on par with the Evo 3. My only question is does the 415 represent the basis for the TA-05?
great.. TA-05. ANOTHER car to buy!
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Kool I can buy the TRF415 sticker sheet for 300 yen, great... Looks like R10 will have theirs by the 28th of next month.
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Someone please translate what he just said.If hes saying noone buys the tc3 anymore,boy hes sorely mistaken.
I think you know exactly what I said... and I do believe you are TC3s owners judging from the way you reply. I`m happy and respect you to like what you choose to drive
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Is that because of the markets outside the U.S. demand new cars every couple of months? Do people (outside the U.S.) buy cars just because they are new?
Yes they do. At least from where I come from. Everything has got to be the latest model, from our 1:1 cars to our television sets, from our mobile phones to RC cars, from ESCs to Servos, everthing has got to be the latest....it is sickening.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:38 AM   #671
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The internal ratio of the 415 would appear to be 2.1875. Rick
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The adjustable belt tension bulkheads are a good idea, it will let people set the belts to the tension they want. The pullys are 3 teeth bigger on the diff and 1 tooth bigger on the center that a 414 which shud enable a looser belt setting due to a larger belt wrap around the pullys. Rick
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16/35 eh? man i was hoping for 18/35 to keep the layshaft from spinning as fast.

oh well, insignificant.
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An article about the 415 in a japanese magazine.
http://www.yaesu-net.co.jp/rcm/image/catch03.jpg
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Just over a month to go now I was hopful that Tamiya would reliese a ti screw set at the same time as the kit if they are not going to include them. Rick
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