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Old 12-12-2012, 06:02 AM   #31
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Reading OP's posts in this thread, I'll stand by my claim. You don't have a clue what you're talking about.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 AM   #32
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[QUOTE=mkiiina;11544180]Front engine, rear wheel drive was what I was referring to specifically. All make variants on this same formula (and yes they do have other drive train configurations). This also shows how narrow you are on your view.

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Viper and Corvette have all been this configuration.
Ferrari FF, F430
Porsche - Cayman, Boxter


Porsche only has one front engine car that's current, and that's the panamera (?sp) other than the big 4 door. The boxter and Cayman are mid engine. And all 911's are rear engine.
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Porsche only has one front engine car that's current, and that's the panamera (?sp) other than the big 4 door. The boxter and Cayman are mid engine. And all 911's are rear engine.
And the Cayenne...

Regarding the original poster, there are subtle differences in each TC though. Servo mounts, single and dual bell cranks, shock mounts and lengths (Tamiya appears to be going big bore now as well), suspension arm mounts (hanging style ala Xray and AE vs fixed blocks ala Tamiya and Serpent), etc etc.

A fast driver is fast in almost any car. A slow driver is slow in almost any car. The difference seems to be in consistency, parts durability, and learning curve. A better made chassis will be more consistent, last longer, and have a larger setup window making it easier to drive faster.

I have driven TC3, TC4, TC5, TC6, TC6.1, T2, T3, T4, S411, TRF 415, 417, 417x, Sakura Zero, etc etc. They are the same in the aspect that they have 4 shocks, 4 wheels, etc. They are different in how they handle, feel, how easy (or hard) they are to setup, etc. And yes, there are different colors too.

The Awesomatix, TC4 (rerelease) and the new Apex are all shaft drive cars. I am not sure that a come back is necessarily going to happen. In the end, the consumer will drive the designs. Just like people decided that boost was too complicated (I still say hogwash, as roll center calculations is way more complicated then boost ever was to me), it is hard to say where RC tech will be in 5-10 years.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #34
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I'm thinking, someone bring back shaft driven cars! It's about time we swing back the other way again (and claim one way is better than the other). The cycle repeats itself over a couple of years and I think we're due to claim shaft driven cars are better once again.
Some of the modern drift cars are shaft. Hara once used an HB belt drift car in a TC race (and won) so maybe these will be good enough.



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Some of the modern drift cars are shaft. Hara once used an HB belt drift car in a TC race (and won) so maybe these will be good enough.



The second chassis is really cool. Interesting how that would work with some rubber tires and a touring set-up.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #36
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Reading OP's posts in this thread, I'll stand by my claim. You don't have a clue what you're talking about.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #37
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The second chassis is really cool. Interesting how that would work with some rubber tires and a touring set-up.
It wouldn't work or else people would be racing it ....try to keep up .
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #38
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It wouldn't work or else people would be racing it ....try to keep up .
Sure thing moron. Surprised you haven't bought it yet. Guess it isn't your car of the week.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #39
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It wouldn't work or else people would be racing it ....try to keep up .
On second thought this might be the perfect car for you. I bet it is all metric so you wouldn't be burdened into purchasing three extra wrenches like you have to with CRC. Amazing anyone is able to get over such a technical hurdle.
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Since all TC are the same, I guess all batteries are the same, and motors are the same, and tires are the same. After all, they look like each other.
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Since all TC are the same, I guess all batteries are the same, and motors are the same, and tires are the same. After all, they look like each other.
Nail firmly hit on head...
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The second chassis is really cool. Interesting how that would work with some rubber tires and a touring set-up.
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It seems possible to put the motor at the rear.
What car is this BTW ?

The rear toe-in would need to be adressed first though, because I can see massive toe-in LOSS the way the rod is angled. And since it is short, the effect is surely massive.

Toe-in gain is something I always wanted to try with my SST, but never had the time *sigh*
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It seems possible to put the motor at the rear.
What car is this BTW ?

The rear toe-in would need to be adressed first though, because I can see massive toe-in LOSS the way the rod is angled. And since it is short, the effect is surely massive.

Toe-in gain is something I always wanted to try with my SST, but never had the time *sigh*
Yes, and the front hub is a bit different as well. Looks as though the c hub is ball jointed where it connects to the arm and caster is set by the camber link. Suppose this is how they get the extreme steering lock. Whether a suitable car for touring or not I appreciate people that try different solutions even if they don't always work out.

I think the second chassis is from a company named Max Speed.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #44
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The 4 wheel disc brakes help with turning. The hard part is controlling all of them.
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The 4 wheel disc brakes help with turning. The hard part is controlling all of them.
Damn, I spent all that money on a T4 and it doesn't even come with brakes. Optimized Luxury my azz!!
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