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Old 01-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Radshape Stealth RWD Tourer

Not for sale in the USA. It's a hybrid, TC front end with T-Plate solid axle rear.



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Not for sale in the USA. It's a hybrid, TC front end with T-Plate solid axle rear.



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Interesting idea. I'm a member of rccircuitcars.com so I've seen this chassis before. It might make for a competitive WGT car, or possibly even a whole new class of rubber tire, RWD TC's. Could be pretty cool, especially wth GT bodies.
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Design looks a bit off. Also, aren't the body posts located too close to each other?
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Design looks a bit off. Also, aren't the body posts located too close to each other?
Check this vid. The car looks solid, I think it would make a stellar spec chassis.
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It might make for a competitive WGT car, or possibly even a whole new class of rubber tire, RWD TC's. Could be pretty cool, especially wth GT bodies.
You just like it because it's basically a 1/12 scale chassis.

This is exactly what this hobby needs, more classes.
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This and the new MacAllister DP bodies could be a new Spec class.
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Check this vid. The car looks solid, I think it would make a stellar spec chassis.
What vid?
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You just like it because it's basically a 1/12 scale chassis.

This is exactly what this hobby needs, more classes.
2wd, Fwd, Rwd, or 4wd, they should all run in the same class so long as their method of power (motor, battery, and esc) are fixed to the same standard and that they all meet the minimum weight spec.

With brushless and lipo, the DD cars don't have the advantage in drive efficiency as it once did over the gear reduction cars. So long as they both meet the same minimum weight and powered the same, it could be an interesting race to watch.
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Design looks a bit off. Also, aren't the body posts located too close to each other?
Body posts or 4 rollover antennas?
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So what if any advantage would this chassis offer over any of the current 1/10 GT pan cars? Better rough track handling due to the conventional 4WD TC front end? Better durability? Simplicity in set up? I can't see a reason for this car unless you are going for something more true to scale for RWD only racing.
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It's different... but my question is, with the solid axle /RWD, and rubber tires, just how well would this thing actually handle? I'm thinking a handful unless it was silver can on a well prepped surface....
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An aluminum chassis?

That thing pushes so hard through those corners.

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The all new 'Stealth' is aimed at the budding RC enthusiast wanting the next step up from street bashing fun to club circuit racing without the costs associated with top spec touring cars. The 'Stealth' bridges that gap between budget racing and top flight RC Cars but not at the expense of high specification features.
I have a better suggestion for that budding enthusiast. A real 4wd sedan with near the same tweaks as a normal one but at a fraction of the price (even Tamiya). That can be run on the same tracks in their own class. A Carisma GT14 MkIII.

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I was thinking a lot of spinning out unless it was on foams. Either way, I would look for something else for a class that appealed to newer drivers, unless they want to sort of get a crash course on pan car and TC sort of at the same time . tt-01 is what I would consider the "gateway" on road machine.
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An aluminum chassis?

That thing pushes so hard through those corners.
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I have a better suggestion for that budding enthusiast. A real 4wd sedan with near the same tweaks as a normal one but at a fraction of the price (even Tamiya). That can be run on the same tracks in their own class. A Carisma GT14 MkIII.
For 'bridging the gap' between budget and top spec the Stealth also costs 150 just for the chassis. For the same money you can pick up a decent budget touring car.

RadshapeRC do make a nice range of sheet alloy replacement parts for other cars. The reason they specialise in sheet metal parts is that the main company Radshape makes parts for the automotive industry in sheet metal, such as the Rolls Royce and Bentley radiator grilles, and the whole chassis for the Morgan Aero 8.
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