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Old 02-12-2006, 11:06 AM   #8731
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If you haven't sold your NTC3 by now you're not gonna get much for it. I have 2 and I'm pretty much stuck with them.

I wouldn't go looking for a NTC4 just yet. They're having problems with the electric TC4. They're having a hard time keeping up with the belt cars. There's a couple of rumors about AE investigating belt drive. If they do that with the electric car, they will probably do that with the nitro car as well.
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:07 PM   #8732
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If you haven't sold your NTC3 by now you're not gonna get much for it.
oh, i can sell my NTC3 pretty easily. i will probably put a giveaway price on it. i just really liked the NTC3's shaft drivetrain. i practice on unprepped parking lots and neighborhood streets, which can reek havoc on the belts in a belt driven car. but the NTC3 is the only car that i know of which utilizes a shaft drive. do you know of any?
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here are a few off the top:



HPI RS4 line (ss, evo, 18ss)
Tamiya TG-10
Mugen Seiki MSX
Kyosho FW-05 series (s, t, r, rr)


only the Tamiya and the NTC3 use the "floating shaft" design" all others use a two piece with a center tranny
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:37 PM   #8734
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The Ofna LD3. Almost a mirror image of the NTC3.
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:47 PM   #8735
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i like the FW-05 design. i can't find anybody who carries it though, and the kyosho site won't allow you to view the specs or any pictures.

i also liked the TG-10. i see that the Pro kit comes with a rear exhaust .12 engine and tuned pipe. i don't know if it is any good though. has anybody heard about it? also, i have never driven a front one-way car before, and i hear that its hard to get used to. can i get some more info?
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:41 PM   #8736
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I love the FW-05R,


I got a chance to drive one once in Japan. With the right driver/setup, it can be a very good car. In Japan, it was released as two versions, a rubber-tire spec (geared towards all around drivers) and a foam-tire spec (upgraded suspension and some other minor details). The fw-05r shares many similarities to the v1rr. I'm looking for a fw-05rr myself as a practice/spare, check out champ rc (use to frequent there...great little shop) or rc-mart...they should both have the fw-05rr


I didn't like the TG-10 though...I raced a guy who had one in my complex and walked away the winner (I was using my first car, an HPI Racer2)!! His major problem was that the gearing was hideously too short...maybe he just had a bad day w/ his rtr version, but if you do move in that direction, make sure to get a good mill and get the gearing worked out right away. Good luck

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Old 02-12-2006, 04:17 PM   #8737
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thanks. i looked at rc mart, and the Fw-05RR version is cheaper than the regular R version, yet the RR has more hop ups. is this a goof up?
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I wouldnt jump ship on the NTC3 just yet. The new car wont be here for a while yet.
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Not saying there won't be a NTC4, there must be one developing now...but I also heard BELT (remember, AE does not develope the car, they BUY the design from some Taiwan or China OEM places and make the necessary changes and release to the market).....and the NTC4 talk started around year 2004 and still have not receive any solid word on the new NTC4 suppose to be....

Or will that be called NTC4...? Who knows...there were no NTC1 or NTC2...there may not be a NTC4 at all.....(they might named it something else since they are together with thundertiger now..)
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TS5N................ God I hope not
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what are you talking about?
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The Thunder Tiger effort at a Tourer is the TS4N, so the predesesor would be the TS5N. It was a joke.
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now that thundertiger and ae have merged they are going to get rid of the ts4n and thundertiger will be using the ntc3 design for their rtr line while ae will be more focused on 'pro' or 'racer' type kits.
it should be due out early next year as with their new electric tourer but no details have been released of either designs.
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now that thundertiger and ae have merged they are going to get rid of the ts4n and thundertiger will be using the ntc3 design for their rtr line while ae will be more focused on 'pro' or 'racer' type kits.
it should be due out early next year as with their new electric tourer but no details have been released of either designs.



..New electric tourer??!!?...the tc4's not that old. What's with that?
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i know but maybe they want to start fresh with a new tourer in nitro and electric
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