Like Tree25Likes

Tamiya FF04

Reply

Old 08-27-2014, 02:19 AM
  #16  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Chrissy C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: U.k (Essex)
Posts: 304
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for the more in depth review - I should have read the original blurb more thoroughly.

I'm with you re the front wishbones, on my FF I have dremelled 2mm of the front part of the wishbone to push them further forward and move the motor that little bit closer to the axle - seems to work ok.

A few of these parts should improve your 417FF nicely. I prefer your electronic placement and steering set up though.
Chrissy C is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 03:31 AM
  #17  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (6)
 
kentech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 885
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Chrissy C View Post
Thanks for the more in depth review - I should have read the original blurb more thoroughly.

I'm with you re the front wishbones, on my FF I have dremelled 2mm of the front part of the wishbone to push them further forward and move the motor that little bit closer to the axle - seems to work ok.

A few of these parts should improve your 417FF nicely. I prefer your electronic placement and steering set up though.
Thanks!
Agree with your thoughts on the electronic placement and steering. Maybe I'll run the FF-04 EVO with a different chassis so I can retain these or then just upgrade the 417FF with the useable parts from the EVO. We'll see once the car is available and can be tested. Anyway, still have some ideas to test which I have not seen on any FF car yet...
kentech is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 05:03 AM
  #18  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 362
Trader Rating: 5 (86%+)
Default

why Tamiya dont do a open gear box like 3racing sakura FF 2014 ? many company who made FF chassi do this and seems to be good in performance and for regular maintenance. for the moment i run a FF03 EVO chassi and I dont know if i will buy the FF04 evo or the 3racing sakura FF 2014 because for the price the 3racing seem to be good and the chassi layout seems to be nice ! I hope for the FF04 EVO the battery spot will be not off center please !
Quinny45 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 11:11 AM
  #19  
Tech Master
iTrader: (36)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de Los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula, California, Unites States of America
Posts: 1,072
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

I'm so tempted to buy one of these.. It's just that.. it's FWD.

I've always had a bias against FWD but that comes from full scale cars.

Would be nice to have another touring car though, something different. I just don't know how different it'll be. Already have TRF418 and TB Evo6. (Both great cars)
lagcisco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 11:39 AM
  #20  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
OSherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: o0O In the FishBowl O0o
Posts: 3,326
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

FWD do drive differently than sedans. Aslo different than mini-fwd (tamiya) cars...

Unique style required, but very attainable.

My favorite class and I will be buying the ff04 evo to compare to my ff03 evo.
OSherman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 07:06 PM
  #21  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (13)
 
tobyzhang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: chino hills/Irvine
Posts: 623
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by OSherman View Post
FWD do drive differently than sedans. Aslo different than mini-fwd (tamiya) cars...

Unique style required, but very attainable.

My favorite class and I will be buying the ff04 evo to compare to my ff03 evo.
Sounds like Orlando is going to make FF a competitive class here in So Cal. HK squad bought 3 ff03r at TCS. We should be able to see lots of FF actions in the near future
tobyzhang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 07:27 PM
  #22  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (20)
 
AngryRog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 675
Trader Rating: 20 (100%+)
Default

In!
AngryRog is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 10:55 PM
  #23  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (6)
 
OGRC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 96
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Just picked up a used FF03 Pro, and am loving it. Coming from a generation of FWD 1:1's (first car was a 87 CR-X Si, currently own an EG), this thing handles sooo well, a lot better than I ever anticipated. As you, I can't wait to see the new ride.

When do you think they will release it here in the States, and second how much do you think they are gonna price it at? I figure there will be no tires, body, but all the good hop-ups, right?

Sorry for the newb questions, but never bought a new kit, and am interested in this one...
OGRC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 09:02 AM
  #24  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
OSherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: o0O In the FishBowl O0o
Posts: 3,326
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Thumbs up

Originally Posted by tobyzhang View Post
Sounds like Orlando is going to make FF a competitive class here in So Cal. HK squad bought 3 ff03r at TCS. We should be able to see lots of FF actions in the near future
I've tried in the past with 'ok' results.. But that was when TCS mandated silvercans. So all we knew and attracted were the silvercan fans, which was very limited.

Now that TCS has allowed brushless I think we will get a bigger following. Recent TCS participation is an indication as to the appeal/favor of the Brushless idea, if not just for TCS its a step in the rite direction. I'm all in!
OSherman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 09:29 AM
  #25  
Tech Elite
 
niznai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,943
Default

Looks like our friend kentech has not toiled in vain. Maybe you get a job with Tamiya's development department.

Still, no YR-F2 or FF02.
niznai is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 09:07 PM
  #26  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 24
Default

Not sure if this is the final FF04 EVO. I got this photo from rc-champ.co.jp
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya FF04-photo.jpg  
Alan.Chow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 09:38 PM
  #27  
Tech Adept
 
Clawhammers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 192
Default

Nice!
Clawhammers is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 09:39 PM
  #28  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 3
Default

Originally Posted by Alan.Chow View Post
Not sure if this is the final FF04 EVO. I got this photo from rc-champ.co.jp
No, it is kentech's 417FF. Same mistake was shortly yesterday on redrc's web page.
unkka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 10:37 PM
  #29  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
RC Passion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,059
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Damn! And I just got an FF03! I hope its not only FF04 for next year's TCS.
RC Passion is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2014, 12:09 AM
  #30  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: santa monica / manchester
Posts: 1,303
Default

http://www.thercracer.com/2014/09/ta...-high-res.html

New cad image, not alot extra to see but its in higher resolution
Qatmix is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service