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Old 08-16-2013, 10:38 AM
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Not a picture of the car though, just a 417.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:22 PM
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:15 PM
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"Newly-designed stabilizers are now attached using ball connectors"

That sounds interesting. I wonder if that's talking about endlinks or the connection at the bulkhead?

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I want to see a picture of the real thing already! Or at least a CAD drawing
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by OnRDPassion View Post
I want to see a picture of the real thing already! Or at least a CAD drawing
+1 it's gonna be a long month of waiting until the hobby show

Tamiya usually release CAD images before the show, so hopefully we'll see them soon
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigM View Post
+1 it's gonna be a long month of waiting until the hobby show

Tamiya usually release CAD images before the show, so hopefully we'll see them soon
I bet in two weeks we will see some pics.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:02 AM
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:16 AM
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It's a nice Tamokomo, not surprising considering what the team have been running this season. A few long-standing parts have been streamlined, but it would have been nice to see a real "wow" innovation on it as well.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:54 AM
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love it!

Too bad I've already been running this car for the past 6 months, its just anodized a darker blue........"Yokomo blue" to be specific.

Seriously though, the secret is in the arms and shock towers/springs. These are all new so hopefully it shows some improvement over the Yokomo geometry. There's always room for refinement and these parts historically change at a glacial rate probably due to the high tooling costs for injection molding.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by kentech View Post
Am I the only one who can't see the photos? Can any kind souls do me a favor and upload the photos here

Edit: Oh nevermind, I see them now. Nice

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:08 AM
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I was thinking there would be a lot more changes. I guess since they are subtle changes to geometry they do not seem as apparent as companies that are doing a complete redesign. Either way I am stoked and can't wait for it to come out!
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Originally Posted by Racing4Evo View Post
love it!

Too bad I've already been running this car for the past 6 months, its just anodized a darker blue........"Yokomo blue" to be specific.

Seriously though, the secret is in the arms and shock towers/springs. These are all new so hopefully it shows some improvement over the Yokomo geometry. There's always room for refinement and these parts historically change at a glacial rate probably due to the high tooling costs for injection molding.
I'm not trying to start a fight but it should be noted that for Tamiya, making a new molded plastic part is not a big deal. They make like a zillion totally new plastic bits evey year and sell those same parts over and over for a century. Nothing they make is ever obsolete. They make molds in their sleep man and have no difficulty with their ROI.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:05 AM
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Definitely some Yokomo inspiration going on there. Which makes perfect sense all things considered.

I'm not looking for any strange changes or innovation. Just a car that's as good or better on carpet than the current bunch (more like a 416) and has a gear diff as good as XRay's. Fingers crossed. The CAD images are looking good.
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