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Old 02-14-2004, 03:55 AM
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Originally posted by AWOLsoldier
no offense buy my wife probably thinks i'm a huge nerd for liking rc. she'd never offer to buy me anything rc related.
haha hell no im so happy, now i can put the money i had planned for a 415 into a new transmitter/reciever..
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Old 02-14-2004, 06:27 PM
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i was at the Tamiya USA test track today practicing... when the Tamiya guys were kind enough to show us the TRF415. MAN IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LOOKING CAR. sorry i didnt have my digital camera so i couldnt take pictures. someone was there though with a dig. cam... im the pictures will find its way here

lots of aluminum parts.. all in tamiya blue. very stiff chassis. ANOTHER AWESOME CAR FROM TAMIYA. expected release date is early April for USA ppl.
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Old 02-14-2004, 06:35 PM
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Hebicki, you mentioned having problems with the TB02....can you say what happened??!! Maybe in the TB02 thread. Thanks
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Hi Guys, I will second that, it is a VERY stiff chassis. Even without a counter sunk top deck it doesn't twist, a lot of that has to do with the extra middle decks. Also, another observation is that this chassis is very light! And that is with metal screws. Yet another observation is that it has a smooth-free drivetrain. It's a winner. Good stuff.
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Old 02-14-2004, 08:32 PM
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Dang... and I thought Izzyracer is the quickest message poster on RCTECH... Now where are those pictures.... don't be selfish Izzy.... hahaha!
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Just to add to the happennings at TA today regarding the 415...

The chassis we saw at TAMIYA is probably the first one in the US. According to FMW, "it is about 95% production spec." Makes you wonder what the 5% is, huh... who knows, probably just the box... hehehe...

Anyhow, I haven't really taken a look at the photos of this car on the net, but first look in person and I have to agree to what Hebiki said, the chassis is just gorgeous (except for those darn black screws as pointed out by RTypeC)... Probably the only question that came to mind was... "where was the belt tensioner?" There was no external tensioner for the belts at least not on the one we saw. However, for those of you who have and know the old HPI RS4s I believe both bulkheads on this car (front and rear) uses a plastic diff bearing holders that can be adjusted by moving the holders to different slots thus adjusting the tension of the belt. It did bring back memories of my Pro 2 when I saw it...
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Originally posted by Hebiki
madjack.. are u gonna get a TRF415? btw. what did u do with your TB-02? i gave up on mine. ill just use the 04 in GT2 for now..and the 415 in GT1 :-D cant wait.. it'll be fun to build another tamiya!
Yes to the 415

My TB02 will be a GT3 car until they release a stiffer chassis. I just could never got the car to run consistant. (slight temp changes gave me fits)

Rumnor has it that Izzy's is spot on...may be need to "discover " his set-up
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Old 02-15-2004, 12:56 AM
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Originally posted by Evoracer
Hebicki, you mentioned having problems with the TB02....can you say what happened??!! Maybe in the TB02 thread. Thanks
Evoracer... ill post in the TB02 forum...

EDIT: rtypec, eeyan... did you guys notice there was a lot of sideways play with the rear diff? there was about .2-.3mm worth of sideways play with it.

izzyracer: where are the pictures?


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Originally posted by Hebiki
EDIT: rtypec, eeyan... did you guys notice there was a lot of sideways play with the rear diff? there was about .2-.3mm worth of sideways play with it.
I think this is normal for cars with aluminum bulkheads. I guess, no car is perfect afterall... my original 414m(silver) had about the same amount of play. When I switched to the lightweight bulkheads... it still had play... the only way to fix it is to use Tamiya's shim set to close the gap...
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Old 02-15-2004, 01:54 AM
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Try the following link for pictures of the 415.
I Know its in dutch, (for the Americans, not everyone speaks English)

But the pictures are great

Regards

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Old 02-15-2004, 02:30 AM
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:31 AM
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What is going to be the price on this car for americans?
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Old 02-15-2004, 08:43 AM
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