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Old 09-01-2004, 12:42 AM   #166
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That air duct system looks pretty neat.

Wonder where it's supposed to be mounted?
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:44 AM   #167
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Wounder how the ducted air system works?



I think it will look a lot better in factory spec, with blue everywere and the grey shade graphit plastic instead of the black it is now.
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:45 AM   #168
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Please do me a favor and read my post before flaming me. Perhaps you get parts for free, but for those of us who don't, having interchangable parts is a nice feature. It's also a feature that does not take a whole lot of design work to incorporate into a new chassis kit, especially one that has been in the works for so long. However, this idea isn't profitable to manufacturers, and is not suprisingly absent from most kits.

As far as your 'performance is the most critical aspect of design' comment goes, you obviously have no idea what you're talking about. If performance is the only thing RC companies are after, why don't kits come standard with all titanium hardware? Why aren't ceramic bearings included? Why aren't tolerances more tightly controlled so that every kit has a drive train that will spin for 2 minutes straight out of the box? Because cost is always the bottom line when you're marketing a consumer product. Conversely, profitability is always the bottom line when you're running a company.

The trick to running a successful company is to charge the consumer JUST enough margin that they don't complain. This can be accomplished by offering superior product at a relative value. This can be accomplished by offering inferior product at an even greater percieved 'value.' Or, this can be achieved by creating brand loyalty where mindless automotons will flame a guy on a message board for critisizing aspects of a product simply because they believe their brand is best and they won a couple club races with it once.

I maintain that the TC4 will be a solid TC. I still commend AE for NOT releasing a new car every week, but after several years, I expect more out of a company than a rehashed and slightly downgraded (in features, not in corporate profitability) version of an already available TC.
Griffin is 100% right guys. This IS how it works.

If you realy want the "perfect fit", you buy a X-Ray. Thereīs where quality is #1
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:50 AM   #169
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Reading over the past few pages reminds me of something I read elsewhere on the internet.......

Fighting on the internet is like the Special Olympics...... even if you win your still a retard.....


No offense ment to any disabled individuals or their loved ones......
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:35 AM   #170
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:07 AM   #171
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why does it still look like a tugboat with suspension arms hanging off of it?
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:22 AM   #172
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why does it still look like a tugboat with suspension arms hanging off of it?
where have you been the last few years, apparently "looking like a tugboat with suspension arms hanging off it" is also a winning formula....duh

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Old 09-01-2004, 04:04 AM   #173
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Whoa the FT TC4 IS $370.00 but surely the price willl slowly drop.
Heres some more pics of the TC4 this time you can see the body and a close up of the chassis http://www.radiocontrolzone.com/foru...d.php?t=177395
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:58 AM   #174
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Dude that's the MSRPon the Team which puts it a at a street price of $220...... right in line with the pricing on the TC3 Team kit........ of coarse Tower is offering it as a pre-order for $305!!!! Gouging the guy who has to be first......
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Old 09-01-2004, 07:04 AM   #175
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We all begged AE to update the car and now everyone crys about this that and the other. Bottom line this car is gonna be sweet. Only thing here to think about and hope for is better quality of the kit to be on par with the pro4 or xray. Or at least to use one xacto blade while building the kit not 12. lol

Thanks AE For another great car cant wait to drive it.
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:40 AM   #176
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You said it all Randy! I also can't believe all the haters out there...IT WILL BE AN AWESOME CAR!
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:55 AM   #177
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I found some more pictures of the TC4 on a Swiss RC site:

http://www.rcworld.ch/neueprojekte.asp?id=1369

Here's some more:

http://ebiz.netopia.com/competitionx/tc4/

Don't know whether anyone has posted them already.

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Old 09-01-2004, 11:26 AM   #178
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Although there is a big similarity with the TC3 I still found it sweet and can't wait the have one nor drive it to the tracks!!!..
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:28 AM   #179
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Ummm, not sure yet. Should be on schedule, which is late Sept, or i think that's what the press release says.

If ya want, you can come over and drive mine...
So when you guys bringing it to socal and showing us what it can do?
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:46 AM   #180
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what do you think the time lag will be between team and factory team kit release?
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