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Old 01-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default FWD 1:10 cars?

What FWD cars are there?

I know about Tamiya M chassis and FF but that's about everything I know

Can you give me comments about different FWD cars? I am thinking about getting one
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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really never caught on honestly. the 2 u mentioned are about it.

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Some years ago there was the Yokomo YR-F2. Probably the best 1/10 FWD TC ever! I have one and it runs very well. Don
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HPI recently released the Switch. From what I am told Front wheel drive RC's are not that great. Good Luck though.
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I have been thinking a lot about FWD car's as a spec class car. Make some sort of back wards WGT with a Mazda, Chevy or Vaxhall body, and run some sort of cheap efficent brushless motor to keep people from having to buy new silver cans every race day.


Something ive been thinking about. Something that would be cool if a race company made a race RTR. The fact that they can be driven much more aggressive may make the switch from this class to any other a horrible hack fest...
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Any 4wd belt driven car can be Fwd. Just remove the rear ones and make sure you use Ball diff for the fronts not one-way or spool.......
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Any 4wd belt driven car can be Fwd. Just remove the rear ones and make sure you use Ball diff for the fronts not one-way or spool.......
Have a look at any previous FWD car - theres a very good reason why they don't look like a 4WD car minus a belt, because the weight balance is all wrong. FWD real cars don't have the engine behind the driver.
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Any 4wd belt driven car can be Fwd. Just remove the rear ones and make sure you use Ball diff for the fronts not one-way or spool.......
Why could we not run a spool? People run over driven spool'd front ends. Same effect with font wheel drive... Almost..
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From my previous experience racing FWD cars WAY back in the day, they pushed pretty bad off power most of the time. If you put a spool in the front I can only imagine how hard it would be to steer.

I still have a YR-F2 Special shelf queen, well I actually raced it once then it became a shelf queen. My first FWD car was one of the Tamiya ones with the HPI chassis that put the battery down the center line.
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Have a look at any previous FWD car - theres a very good reason why they don't look like a 4WD car minus a belt, because the weight balance is all wrong. FWD real cars don't have the engine behind the driver.
Actually the championship winning TA03F Pro David Jun car is a 4WD FRONT motor chassis which can be easily converted to beltless FWD.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58200
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Actually the championship winning TA03F Pro David Jun car is a 4WD FRONT motor chassis which can be easily converted to beltless FWD.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58200
OK, thats the exception rather than the rule . Front motored 4WD never caught on anywhere other than inside Tamiyas mind, and they did it for the scale driving dynamics for the Audi A4 body they released. I used to have a TA03F with the Lancer Evo 5 body, and it was a lot different to race than other 4WD cars at the time, it felt odd. A lot like a FWD car but with added traction out of the corners. I really liked it (as I came from FWD Tamiya Minis into TC ).

I guess someone could convert a current TC by flipping things round and running a motor backwards, or if bulkheads are symetrical, they could flip them left to right too? I had that idea with Xray's T1M to make a FWD Mini, but finding space for a servo was going to be tough.

Compare top Xray T2'008 with a flipped drift-spec bottom Xray T2R:











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Why could we not run a spool? People run over driven spool'd front ends. Same effect with font wheel drive... Almost..
Hello,
I actually had my atomic vm2 rear belt snap and with a spool in the front it just was just impossible to keep it straight but ok when going out of an exit.


Academygaz: It was just a cheap suggestion for those who want to try it out in other words just try it out instead of buying another kit.....take care


UrabusDenis stick with 4wd
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OK, thats the exception rather than the rule . Front motored 4WD never caught on anywhere other than inside Tamiyas mind, and they did it for the scale driving dynamics for the Audi A4 body they released. I used to have a TA03F with the Lancer Evo 5 body, and it was a lot different to race than other 4WD cars at the time, it felt odd. A lot like a FWD car but with added traction out of the corners. I really liked it (as I came from FWD Tamiya Minis into TC ).

I guess someone could convert a current TC by flipping things round and running a motor backwards, or if bulkheads are symetrical, they could flip them left to right too? I had that idea with Xray's T1M to make a FWD Mini, but finding space for a servo was going to be tough.

Compare top Xray T2'008 with a flipped drift-spec bottom Xray T2R:











why would you want to put the motor to the front? The weight distribution is set up quite equally in stock cars as well!
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