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Old 10-09-2010, 08:39 PM
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Funny, Gil Losi singled out the Kawada SV-10 besides the TC3 as cars that were good at the time the XXXS was being developed. I heard him say this at a warm up event before Cleveland like 10 years ago.
That may have even been said at a track in Grand Rapids, MI. I remember seeing the XXXS run in pre-production form then, with Gil present at that warm up race.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:03 AM
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[QUOTE=YR4Dude;8048994]The MRP Pro-10 wasn't the greatest in application but it was the impetus that started the whole 1/10th pan car scene. Just like the TA-01 wasn't the best TC it started the TC scene as well.



Yes that car blows but the follow-up single belt car, the Sigma and Sigma 2 was way better.



i did mention the sv-10 alcyon2 in an earlier post, in fact i am still driving that car. i beleive the alcyon2 was far better than the sigma handling and balance wise, there were a lot of complaints about the weight distribution of the sigma, which gave the car a lot more steering, even more than the alcyon2. the local kawada importer in malaysia who actually went there confirmed this with the kawada sponsored drivers, they said if they werent sponsored they would rather drive the alcyon2 EX, cause of the balance and handling. of course the sigmas drive train was more efficient. i tried my alcyon2 on a high traction track with double one ways today, with the saddle pack and i blew past the sakura zeros with spools in the corners, and the chassis has no flex, driven on tarmac !
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:16 PM
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by John Warner View Post
That may have even been said at a track in Grand Rapids, MI. I remember seeing the XXXS run in pre-production form then, with Gil present at that warm up race.
That was the place
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Best
Kyosho TF2 Spyder - I still have it in pristine condition and doesn't matter where I race it, it does exactly what you want and handles like a dream. 2speed was possibly the worst thing about it. Life expectancy of the 1 way bearing = 1-2 races. Replacement cost of the 1 way hub, $150.. But fortunately, it was optional.

Worst
Tamiya Dirt Thrasher - While initially ok. The design of the car would have the gear box lids (they were only really lids sitting on a pre-molded gear box) would lift up under under pressure as the gears valiantly tried to escape.
And sometimes they actually would escape.. creating a spectacular scene of gears/shafts and bearings flying out of the car while it was at speed. Fortunately, it was not expensive to fix and after a while, drilling holes through the chassis and bolting the lids on proved to extend it's lifespan (not indefinitely though)

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