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Old 12-18-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default Best Shaft drive touring now

I think it is time to switch back to shaft drive car like the crazy TC3 period. What is the best on the market now?
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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I think it is time to switch back to shaft drive car like the crazy TC3 period. What is the best on the market now?
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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I don't think there are any competition-grade shaft cars on the market right now.

The only kit I can think of is the Tamiya TB-03

Kyosho TF-5, and AE TC4 are available as RTRs and can be upgraded (although the TC4 is worse than the TC3!)

You might find a few old-stock Tamiya Evo5, Kyosho TF-5 (carbon version), Pro4 etc. about too.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:08 AM   #4
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Tamiya I think is the only company that has a current model shaft car (Evo 5MS). Yokomo stopped with the SD and kept it for their drift cars, so the design is about 7-8 years old if not more. Then there's the Kyosho stallion which needs a fair bit of work to get competitive. And that's pretty much it.
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Tamiya TB Evolution V MS
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:18 AM   #6
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And just for reference.... Blatant topless Evo peorn!



I feel shaft cars are still very competitive, even the TC4. They balance out well with LiPo.

The evo is actually heavy on the battery side with the gear in the pic and is nearly 90 grams underweight with a regular thickness LTC-R body.

I plan on machining a couple of weights with various holes that can be shifted forward and aft mounted under the shaft.

I typed the word shaft far too many times for the RCTECH crowd.....

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I still have TC3 and TC4 but want to play something new. Looks like EVO is the only choice now day. I still believe the shaft drive runs faster for stock class then belt drive. It should have more advantage in stock class.
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Our stock racers actually gave up their shaft driven cars fro belt drive. This may not mean anything other than part availability was an issue though.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #10
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Don't know if it's "competition grade" but i have heard the ofna jl-10e is competitive at least to up to a 13.5 class . . . .
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Never liked the motor orientation on shaft cars, it cause the chassis to pivot to one side from the motor torque...
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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How bout the Diggity Designs car?


I know it is a modified tc3/4, but it is heavily modified.
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I know the V MS is the top dog, but if you just want to try something different, Tamiya USA has the Evo IV for $230 new
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58331
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awesomatix probably would be if it ever gets released..
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