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Old 04-05-2005, 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by FW-05RR
It's clearly stated that it's a prototype car nothing here is written in stone yet maybe their just testing different things out with different parts etc etc
prototype smrotototype.

It looks like an injection molded tub chassis. It takes a hefty investment to make a chassis mold for just testing purposes. Its not a matter of "if" but a matter of "when" it will be released.
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Look at the production quality...those plastic parts come out of a mold, which means they are tooled up and ready for production
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Originally posted by RC Driver Gary
Look at the production quality...those plastic parts come out of a mold, which means they are tooled up and ready for production
hey gary.. your sensei is racing reedy. he signed up for 19T
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I heard. I unfortunately still cannot afford to race the RROC this year. Maybe next, I dunno
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Originally posted by losi_g+
I gotta agree here. They only just released the TRF415MS which is the worlds winning car, they will do some development on that first, then replace when the competition catches up.
Also, if that is TRF 416 then they must have blown all their budget on designing and building the car if they had to use a stick pack, plastic shocks and a tamiya connector to test it with!
But why wouldnt they develop a new car?

Development doesnt take a few days...

can take years
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It looks like it may work great for carpet.
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Originally posted by RC Driver Gary
I heard. I unfortunately still cannot afford to race the RROC this year. Maybe next, I dunno
awww man. i was hoping id see "when the student surpasses the teacher" event in the mains or qualifiers or something.

kinda like anakin going against obi-wan.. or you can just go YODA on his a$$, jump around swinging with reckless abandon.

back to our regularly scheduled TA05 programming

may the TA04 RIP...
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I'd bet, if it isn't an April Fools Joke, that it is a replacement for the TA04. However you can't see anything in those pics with the dude's hand over the chassis.
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you can make out the front and rear belts
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Can you say RTR? A competative one. With a few hop ups you can be race ready.

And a cheaper 415 for the masses.
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Originally posted by SCIDA
Can you say RTR? A competative one. With a few hop ups you can be race ready.

And a cheaper 415 for the masses.
any news on my wheel?

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you think it's possible that it can be converted to the 415?
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Default 415 tub! Two per year!

$$$ I can $ee the dollar $ign$ already for hop-up part$ Ju$t the front diff$ alone for all the carpet guy$ will pay all the R&D and de$ign for the mold$ that Tamiya $pent!!
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WOW you gotta hand it to Tamiya, your old cars never get obsolited, when I got my 415, my EVO III turned into a TBO2--poorikarn.
Now I cant wait for the 415 replacement so I can put all my 415 parts into the new TAO5
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Default Re: 415 tub! Two per year!

Originally posted by maxepower
$$$ I can $ee the dollar $ign$ already for hop-up part$ Ju$t the front diff$ alone for all the carpet guy$ will pay all the R&D and de$ign for the mold$ that Tamiya $pent!!
Dude, be realistic. I take exception to what you said. I am in manufacturing and I know something about these costs. How many of these diff do you think they will sell? Thousands? Manybe even ten, twenty thousand? But how much do you think molding tools cost? I can assure you it cost more than $10k for production multi-cavity tools. May be even in the 50k range for the quality tool they use for the precision molded parts. How about the cost of R&D? a set of prototype tools? marketing? It all adds up very quickly.

If you compare Tamiya to other manufacturers who do not come up with new models as often and give you parts that do not fit as well, sure Tamiya is expensive. But I'd say it's justified. Cheap tools cost a fraction of quality tools but you end up with parts that are inconsistent with higher tolerance values.

Remember, no one forces you to buy the latest model. The TRF414 is just as competitive as the 415 in capable hands. WE CHOOSE to buy the latest and greatest and Tamiya is just answering to a demand. Personally I am glad they do.
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