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Old 06-10-2004, 08:11 PM   #1
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has front wheel drive only already been done?
I dont think I've ever heard anything about it..
It seems like it would be a fun class to try, I can see rally cars doing it easily...
It would definately be a driving style all on its own..
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
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Tamiya has a couple of FWD cars.
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FWD was big at the begining of TC until Yokomo got involved and just dominated with teh YR4-F2. At least thats what I think it was called.
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one team winning all the time would take the fun out of it......

maybe I will take the bevel gear off the rear diff for a couple runs just to see how it feels....
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Buy a Tamiya Mini Cooper racing. You can get one for 70-90 bucks and hop it up for 40-60 more...I love mine.

From my limited R/C experience, you drive it similar to a one-way, it turns better with part throttle, it will push at WOT or spin out if you lift too much.

I have a Novak 5800 in mine with cheap stick packs and it looks pretty cool when you can chase the "real" cars down on the straights and kinda keep up in the corners.
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Kyosho made a FWD buggy around 12-14 years ago. It was called the Maxim (sp?). A pretty cool, well designed car, but it just never caught on.
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Old 06-11-2004, 01:40 AM   #7
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"Maxxum FF"
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Old 06-11-2004, 10:53 AM   #8
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Used to love racing my Tamiya and Yokomo front wheel drive cars , real want an old Yokomo YRF2 just to see what it can do on belted rubber tyres running at just 1400g.
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good luck finding a YRF2..
I did a search on google to find out some info on it.. all I found was one that was for sale back in 2002..

as for the mini cooper. It will have to wait.
Bringing another kit into this house right now would not be a good idea..lol... just got a pro 4.
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you might still can one up from ultimate Hobbies... I drove the yokomo front drive for three years and won many trophys in two drive class mod and stock ..There's one guy had the DS associated and he's good and him and I had a good battle for first place many time...Front drive is the best compare the rear drive....
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I agree with you OVA. But I don't prefer FWD to beginners co'z this type of cars are a bit difficult to handle it runs similar to a kit with a one-way gearing sometime over steer is the problem. But for the pro its not a problem but an advantage on the track perhaps.....
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Used to love racing my Tamiya and Yokomo front wheel drive cars , real want an old Yokomo YRF2 just to see what it can do on belted rubber tyres running at just 1400g.
I got my YR-F2 Special at Ultimate hobbies about a year ago for under $100. There is absolutely nothing like this car
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I got my YR-F2 Special at Ultimate hobbies about a year ago for under $100. There is absolutely nothing like this car
Have they still got any in stock ? and can you post a link to their website ?
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Have they still got any in stock ? and can you post a link to their website ?
I have no idea if they have any more, I believe the website was www.ultimatehobbies.com When I got mine they had some of the original yr4M's in stock as well
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interesting info on the yr4's

http://www.rcracing.com/Page.cfm?InfoID=846
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