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Old 08-29-2011, 10:29 PM   #31
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Looking to get one of these. Would a vdf be a better option for cs over this.
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Looking to get one of these. Would a vdf be a better option for cs over this.
vdf are all sold out..
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Looking to get one of these. Would a vdf be a better option for cs over this.
i was at speedtechrc yesterday and they have 2 of the tc-fd's in stock. give them a call on monday if your still wanting one.
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I ran mine in 10.5 class on our local track and I found it awesome, directly as fast as my TCX... Very confortable to run, the balance is quite helping...

I think about using that for our indoor winter championship instead of my Exotek TCX...

Fast, really fast...

http://www.overrc.com/courses/course...x03092011.html

(in french but good photos!)
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I ran mine in 10.5 class on our local track and I found it awesome, directly as fast as my TCX... Very confortable to run, the balance is quite helping...

I think about using that for our indoor winter championship instead of my Exotek TCX...

Fast, really fast...

http://www.overrc.com/courses/course...x03092011.html

(in french but good photos!)
Pics look good!
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #37
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vdf are all sold out..
cash isnt a issue to me. i feel as i might get one of these and a vdf to see what one i like...
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Guess this car isn't very popular here in the States huh? Not much info for this car at all... Looking for a new TC (racing, not drifting) was considering this or the new Tamiya TA06 w/ exotek chassis (end of Nov release date)
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:02 PM   #39
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Anyone?
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take look at the TCX
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Yes, I know all about the TCX... Was hoping to hear more on the TC-FD, its been out for awhile. I can't seem to find anything on this car via google search...

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Yes, I know all about the TCX... Was hoping to hear more on the TC-FD, its been out for awhile. I can't seem to find anything on this car via google search...
there is something very weird about HPI/HB in the US, it seems like they dont market their drift kits there with the same tenacity as their Asia and European offices, it seems they dont care much about the drift market in the US. Look at the US website, they never introduced the TC-FD on their front page.

btw, most of the information your seeking are in drift websites like Driftercentral.com/forums and several others which are CS related. I have never seen anything related to grip setups, mostly those i've read are just personal opinions but no real concrete setup data.

the TC-FD chassis flexes more than the TCD which i think make it handle differently from the later.

comparing the TCD oobe (out of the box experience) with the TC-FD, imho, the TCD has a tendency to swing its rear out (even without a one-way installed) making it harder to drive or control. the TC-FD on the other hand was easier to drive and reminded me of my Moorespeed (drift setup).

like previously mentioned, the steering angle sucks. it requires mods to make it CS worthy. in stock form, the angle still leaves much to be desired. I'm not sure why they designed it this way but HB should really think about releasing a steering bridge hopup.

The TC-FD shares the same HB Counter Drive Pulley Belt Set originally released for the TCD. not sure about availability in the US, but i had to order mine from Japan.

HB Counter Drive Pulley Belt Set includes (#61788)
16T front center
20T rear center
32T rear diff pulley


anyways, i'm not sure about the VDF because it never got me excited. i've always loved HB chassis, not for the color but because it's just easier for me to setup compared to any tamiya kit. the plus factor for these purple product is that when you buy one, it's 90% complete alloy/cf wise, with the VDF you spend more as the bulkheads and damper stays are all hopups and cost a lot of money. currently, the TCD or the TC-FD has garnered more local wins compared to the VDF.

this is my ongoing TC-FD build ...



i still need to complete the electronics, i'm thinking Nosram Pearl v2. it will be driven as a non-cs and will progress to a cs chassis sometime around march 2012 with 108% gearing.

below is a steering bridge replacement with very conservative angles (will be modded once CS conversion kicks in).



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btw, the TC-Fd manual is available for download on the European HB website...
http://www.hpieurope.com/instruction...n&partNo=68780

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Dont laugh guys, Hara ran this car in Thailand on the weekend at the Ride Cup and won! Andy Moore, Shin Adachi and other top guns in attendance too
Anyone have pics of Hara's car from said race?
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Not sure if they are from that race or not but he has pictures of TC-FD on his facebook page...

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Anyone have pics of Hara's car from said race?
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