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kentech 08-10-2013 12:01 AM

Tamiya TRF418
 
As expected it's coming, first info available now, more will surely follow soon.

42270 TRF418 Chassis Kit
- will be displayed at the Tokyo Hobby Show September 16/17
- to be released November/December as usual
- list price in Japan to be 83790 yen (same as TRF417V5)

I posted what I have seen so far at http://kentech.blogs.se/

patorz31 08-10-2013 12:11 AM

About damn time!!!

grooveman 08-10-2013 03:55 AM

Tamiya ??????



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3jnL5UoWIS...1img_37251.jpg

addicted2blue 08-10-2013 05:30 AM

This will not be the next TRF418, it's a selfmade car from a guy from finland.
Atleast that's what i've heard about the car in the picture, also the car showed up about 2 years ago on a ETS race.

Very curious though about the new TRF418, that maybe my next TRF chassis for next years season.

Dan 08-10-2013 05:34 AM

Probably expect Tamiya's version of the Raceberry TRF417.

Qatmix 08-10-2013 05:38 AM

Update : Build and review here

http://www.thercracer.com/2014/01/ta...nd-review.html
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Seen a pic of prototype car racing at the Japanese National, didnt think it would be a 418 looks like a low profile 417v5. Hopefully he will let me post it.

I hope the final version is quite different.

I have some shots of the cars at the race with the tops on, maybe if you squint you can see something :)

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/ta...first-pic.html

Photos of the chassis at the Sept Tamiya Show

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/09/ta...ures-from.html

NItrox416 08-10-2013 05:39 AM


Originally Posted by Dan (Post 12432900)
Probably expect Tamiya's version of the Raceberry TRF417.

No I don't think so, maybe some parts like the motor mount will be on this car,
I think they focused on geometry of suspension because the problems were there.

ThePanda 08-10-2013 07:09 AM

Whatever way they go expect it to be a kick a** car. Gotta love Tamiya:lol:.

syndr0me 08-10-2013 08:19 AM

Wow, new arms? They're not just reusing parts from old cars this time around. Very excited to see what they come up with.

Racing4Evo 08-10-2013 08:55 AM

Finally new arms! Sounds like a major overhaul.

Smartypants 08-10-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Qatmix (Post 12432912)
Seen a pic of prototype car racing at the Japanese National, didnt think it would be a 418 looks like a low profile 417v5. Hopefully he will let me post it.

I hope the final version is quite different, that will be nice.

**HERE is the pic

http://www.thercracer.com/2013/08/ta...first-pic.html


Your photo is a dodgy photoshop of the below picture which was taken a while back. I don't think this is it but i suppose you never know....

Qatmix 08-10-2013 03:20 PM

Yep, that looks like I was given a dud pic, I will call it out on the blog post that its a fake (I posted it in good faith), there are some differences on that pic to a std 417 though, like the arms and C hubs

syndr0me 08-10-2013 09:37 PM

I don't see new gear diff on the list. Hopefully new bulkheads mean new gear diff, because the current one is the worst on the market.

macavant 08-10-2013 10:42 PM

2 new TRF models in 1 year - cool.
Subscribed.

Qatmix 08-10-2013 10:47 PM

What's the problem with the gear diff? Using the steel gears an kyosho O-rings makes it strong and leak free.
http://www.thercracer.com/2013/07/ho...-diff.html?m=0

I've been doing the above for a while and for diffs in my buggy (5.5t) and TC although I only run 13.5 / 17.5 normally in TC, Is it a mod thing?


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