Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya Direct Drive Touring Car >

Tamiya Direct Drive Touring Car

Like Tree92Likes

Tamiya Direct Drive Touring Car

Old 12-14-2005, 08:14 AM
  #76  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (1)
 
Bugle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 2,084
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by rayman
Looks cool except for the huge wing. As Donald Trump would say "Its Huge!"

When is this tc direct drive gona come out? Its christmas and I wont have nothing left next year to buy rc stuff.
Yeah it needed all that downforce to give it decent rear end grip.. I was running on a pretty bad slippery concrete surface though.
Bugle is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:17 AM
  #77  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 101
Default I'm in on this new class

Originally Posted by Leester-111
I'm all in for this class. I bleieve when March Rolls around after the TCS Trackside race in Milwaukee WI USA I think me, Bruce, Marty, and some more people should revive this old candle! This will make RC racing more enjoyable for me. and would be a blast!

4 Months away!

-Lee
OK Leester, I'm in. This thing does look like a great time. I'll run this thing on Tuesday nights if I can make it.

How do you like the TA05? You racing it yet?

I just sold my TC3 and I am thinking about a TA05. Howmuch did you have to put into it for hop-ups to make it able to compete with the other sedans?



Jon
Madison WI
www.ccugolf.com is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 01:02 PM
  #78  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (3)
 
RCGaryK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 7,331
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Wow Cliff, I see you're fast as ever there...replying to a post from nearly a month ago. There's no-way to tell whether Beale would have won or not...He had won the previous year and was no-longer eligible to race. You can't worry about who someone might or might not beat an event, you simply have to go out and beat the competition presented to you. But thanks for weighing in on a post that was completely tongue-in-cheek. Why don't you come out of retirement and show us how fast you were....oops, I mean are


Originally Posted by corvin12xu
Wow man let it go Beale would have beat you anyway so it's a non issue.

Moving on... I think the direct drive will be dialed I think everyone will be suprised just how well this chassis will work remember the F103's biggest down fall was tires and this problem has been solved. Plus bottom line this is the fastest Tamiya car ever built (think of the final drive) and quite possibly it will be the fastest touring car available (in a straight line) which is what what about 80% of RC drivers do they, go up there street turn around and drive back down. this is a win, win for everyone and will put skill not pay checks back at the front of competition.
RCGaryK is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 01:20 PM
  #79  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (18)
 
axle182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,785
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by www.ccugolf.com
OK Leester, I'm in. This thing does look like a great time. I'll run this thing on Tuesday nights if I can make it.

How do you like the TA05? You racing it yet?

I just sold my TC3 and I am thinking about a TA05. Howmuch did you have to put into it for hop-ups to make it able to compete with the other sedans?



Jon
Madison WI
You can check out its performance over at the TA05 thread. I think youd be very impressed with the 05 over the TC3. I sold a FT TC3 and moved back to Tamiya cars, the TA05 being the first one. I went straight to TRF shocks and universals, but other have had great success keeping it bone stock, even with the plastic shocks. Ive just got a bundle of new hopups so will see how it goes this friday. The xrays and FT cars dont have anything on the 05 IMHO.

Ill be dusting off my F103 box when i return home to Perth. My TRF hasnt seen action since the Australia TCS final a few years back. Does anyone know what type of foam donuts can be used on the F103 rims? Im sure my foam stocks are all perished Cant wait till March. I think Tamiya are spoiling us these days. The frog is about to be re-released, Mazda 787B, and now a f103 touring class..... simply awesome. Heres a pic of what my gf is wrapping me up for christmas
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya Direct Drive Touring Car-dsc02403.jpg   Tamiya Direct Drive Touring Car-dsc02404.jpg  
axle182 is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 01:37 PM
  #80  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (3)
 
RCGaryK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 7,331
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

1/12th scale donuts could be stretched to fit, but the rears are a little narrow.
RCGaryK is offline  
Old 12-24-2005, 12:58 PM
  #81  
Tech Master
iTrader: (25)
 
madjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Orange County
Posts: 1,821
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

has anyone heard of the release date for this chassis?
madjack is offline  
Old 12-27-2005, 06:03 PM
  #82  
Tech Master
 
tamiyarcracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,633
Default

Originally Posted by madjack
has anyone heard of the release date for this chassis?
John, Tamiya website shows the release date the end of Feburary. It is in the newest releases
tamiyarcracer is offline  
Old 12-27-2005, 07:44 PM
  #83  
Tech Addict
 
rayman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Catch me if you can!
Posts: 741
Default

Feb 21 http://tamiya.com/japan/news/news0602/news1.htm
12800 yen. Pretty expensive for a car with less parts, no body. Just says f103 GT chassis kit. Nothing included?
rayman is offline  
Old 12-27-2005, 10:29 PM
  #84  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,152
Default

And it looks like a normal kit...Typical of Tamiya....

Maybe could wait for the TRF version or something to be release before I get one...
Ben.C is offline  
Old 12-28-2005, 08:28 AM
  #85  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 454
Default

Yes, this always happen to Tamiya cars. I would wait for the hop up version.
trf_racer is offline  
Old 12-28-2005, 08:32 AM
  #86  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 454
Default

It does not include a motor. I am not sure about tires.
trf_racer is offline  
Old 12-28-2005, 06:44 PM
  #87  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,152
Default

Originally Posted by trf_racer
It does not include a motor. I am not sure about tires.
Even the LeMan F103 in the pass offer race quality type A tires.They should follow suit with this kit...
Ben.C is offline  
Old 12-29-2005, 03:49 AM
  #88  
Tech Addict
Thread Starter
 
Barry White's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: HEAVEN
Posts: 720
Default

Pic of the production model:

Barry White is offline  
Old 12-29-2005, 07:50 AM
  #89  
B3x
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 120
Default

So we could run F201 wheels and tires,
Change the bumper,
and with an F1 body, this could turn out to become the new F104 ? 2wd F1 ???
B3x is offline  
Old 12-29-2005, 08:43 AM
  #90  
Tech Master
 
tamiyarcracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 1,633
Default

Originally Posted by B3x
So we could run F201 wheels and tires,
Change the bumper,
and with an F1 body, this could turn out to become the new F104 ? 2wd F1 ???
Why would it become a new car called a F104, when it is a F103??? With wheel adapters to fit touring car tires?
tamiyarcracer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.