Hello Tamiya Club!
New member to the forum, thought it best to join after buying a TT02B Plasma Edge II.
As a kid I had some hand-me-downs, an old Midnight Pumpkin, and Falcon. I am not at all a beginner to the hobby, In fact, this isn't even my first kit build. I've been around the block a few times, so to speak, however, this is a completely new platform for me. I purchased it mostly as a 'yard' car, as most of my other models are fairly large, or quite powerful and require a fair amount of space, as well as something to introduce my girlfriend to kit builds, as shes been interested for quite some time. My question is, I've seen some fairly mixed opinions about the TT02B's durability. From my first impressions, it seems like a fairly nice plastic kit, but the differentials are apparently an area of concern, as is the drive train and rear c-hubs. I don't currently have any plan to upgrade the car to a brushless setup, despite the included TBLE-02 ESC (that was nice of Tamiya). Are there any issues with the kit with the stock torque tuned motor, and possibly the sport tuned motor. The car will be driven on a mix of dirt, low grass, and rough asphalt, So I hope in it's relatively stock configuration the differentials and drive train will be okay, but if not what will be needed to make this car into a reliable car? I appreciate help in advance.