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Old 03-19-2014, 05:58 PM
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I have 2 TRF 418s with 9 Events total on each. Have some spares hubs,arms,knuckes and Cars are in great condition!

Offer me the right price and email Ill send you pics..!

Shipping from Ontario Canada,
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:56 PM
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Why selling so soon?

What are you changing to?
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Great write up on Kentech for the Grand Canaria Race.. He makes some valid points regarding the TRF drivers ... So read this before you unload your TRF418

http://kentech.blogs.se/2014/03/
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by cplus View Post
Bah, I literally ordered a few hours ago from fusion in the UK

Price is lower, but shipping much higher. Express, insured and tracked vs standard though, so not much in it.

How did you find them?
I kind of like the service thou.
They have just added the addition EMS shipping service thou shipping is higher.
But DAMM they just re-adjust the pricing of the car kits !!!

Its way cheaper now !!
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Originally Posted by august1989 View Post
I kind of like the service thou.
They have just added the addition EMS shipping service thou shipping is higher.
But DAMM they just re-adjust the pricing of the car kits !!!

Its way cheaper now !!
$783 SG delivered via EMS to Australia. ($680AUD / $613 USD)

So that is pretty much spot on RCMart pricing when it was in stock. More expensive than Banzai & Stella were though - they were crazy cheap. No wonder they sold out before end of January.

I just did the maths after I got he charge from Fusion, I would have saved $36

Oh well. Stuff all in the grand scheme of things.
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Mine are both sold and on hold for 1 week,

Im selling due to personal reasons, getting married and taking a break from RC so I made the decision to sell before a new version comes out...

But TRF drivers complaint I also have been struggling with... Pushing with Mod. My 17.5 Blink 418 is great... but I went to extremes to try to get the car to steer. Making very little progress with it and seeing how other chassis seem to handle traction changes during race weekend Ill think and other brands aswell when i return.

I am a TRF Tamiya guy and always will be....
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haha check redrc as companys are releasing update kits just as i sold lol....
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Originally Posted by Gordie88 View Post
haha check redrc as companys are releasing update kits just as i sold lol....
Updated kit from what I heard is that no bonus parts will be included
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Originally Posted by GMartinez View Post
Updated kit from what I heard is that no bonus parts will be included
I think he's talking about the new conversion to a floating layshaft.
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Here is the link, new Conversation Set from Samix, for Tamiya TRF 418 on RedRC. Samix, what the hell is Samix ...

http://www.redrc.net/2014/03/samix-t...it/#more-78793

I wonder how the set up Looks.
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Here is the link, new Conversation Set from Samix, for Tamiya TRF 418 on RedRC. Samix, what the hell is Samix ...

http://www.redrc.net/2014/03/samix-t...it/#more-78793

I wonder how the set up Looks.
It will look like a BD7 2014!

Yokomo seem to be one for the very few manufacturers that is actually pushing the twin-belt tourer design forward at the moment, the 418 is really nicely made but it's a shame that Tamiya chose to be a follower rather than a leader with the design.
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Hey Gordie,

It was fun to race against you this week-end at Welland !

Enjoy the time out and come back stronger

Ciao !

Originally Posted by Gordie88 View Post
Mine are both sold and on hold for 1 week,

Im selling due to personal reasons, getting married and taking a break from RC so I made the decision to sell before a new version comes out...

But TRF drivers complaint I also have been struggling with... Pushing with Mod. My 17.5 Blink 418 is great... but I went to extremes to try to get the car to steer. Making very little progress with it and seeing how other chassis seem to handle traction changes during race weekend Ill think and other brands aswell when i return.

I am a TRF Tamiya guy and always will be....
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How much thread lock do you guys use when building?

The last car I build with so much carbon/metal and metal/metal interfaces was a 1/8th has car. Used to need to use it EVERYWHERE!

And on threads, titanium v aluminium - thoughts? I notice the pros use a mix, but it's inconsistent where and when. I had been told the Aluminium ones are not as good when screw into metal and definite no go for al-al pieces. But plenty of builds I've looked at seem to buck that trend.

But also screws should be a fail (shear) point, so there must be some strategy to their use.

At the moment I've got enough Ti screw lying about to do the whole thing.
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How much thread lock do you guys use when building?

The last car I build with so much carbon/metal and metal/metal interfaces was a 1/8th has car. Used to need to use it EVERYWHERE!

And on threads, titanium v aluminium - thoughts? I notice the pros use a mix, but it's inconsistent where and when. I had been told the Aluminium ones are not as good when screw into metal and definite no go for al-al pieces. But plenty of builds I've looked at seem to buck that trend.

But also screws should be a fail (shear) point, so there must be some strategy to their use.

At the moment I've got enough Ti screw lying about to do the whole thing.
I use none. I check my car over before each outing.
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First race on the 418 Saturday. It felt stiff at first so I removed the top deck motor mount screw and it was way better. The chassis had more grip after without changing any other setup(stock settings from manual). Large parking lot track with 175' strait.

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