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Worlds Fastest Tamiya

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So I'm into speed runs with Rc cars, plus have a love for Tamiya. I was running at TT02 for about a year which managed a top speed of 116mph on 3s. But after one to many crashes i thought i should move to a better chassis. 

The next chassis was an X-ray T3 but as its not Tamiya i wont go too much into that build, apart from its a $s car thats so far is reached 128mph. 

But i could not live without a Tamiya speed car, so i found a little TRF416X locally and grabbed it for the next build. 

So this is the story of the Little Tamiya that could. the worlds fastest Tamiya. Image may contain: car

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Here is where it all started with a little TT02.

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I will be using the motor, esc, servo and battery from this car in the TRF

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The chassis arrived with a good helping of spares.
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First thing i did was mock up the electronics 
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I ran some tests with a TA07 I have to see how and iff the spool from a TA07 would fit... its tight but it works

 

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then the next big shipment of parts arrived. 
new Plaig bearings, low friction belts. pulleys, steel drive cups and a spool. 

 

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I re enforce the bodies with carbon fiber to help with the down force pressure.

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the finished body with the rear wing lowered and the winglest. 

Plus an array of sponsorship stickers (the stickers you get with the part you pay full price for) 

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I didn't like the 42mm shafts at the from so i borrowed some 44mm from the TA07 for a test.

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so this is where it stands now 

another dry mock up to test some fitment. 

I'll need some bigger hex's on the front and i think i could go a little wider on the rear as here is enough axle tread left. 
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So from here I need:

3 x 0.7mm spacer for the front hub carrier.

A C'clip for the center pulley.

44mm swing shafts for the front. 

TA04 steel drive cups for the front. 

6mm hex and maybe some 9mm hexs for the rear. 

carbon fibre undertray.

carbon fiber splitter. 

 

After all that the car will need a once over on the setup station and then we can start testing. 

 

more to come.  

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Nice project. Impressive speeds.

Please be careful with soft case lipos in this application. If it gets damaged it can catch fire when you charge it up.

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Nice way to do it !

 

I was usually take the cheapest chassis i still had laying around, ( F103 or something in that range )

And put as much "hp" on it until something went terrible/spectacular wrong

( and then proceed to call it a victory )

 

You sir.. are taking a sensible approach of doing it !

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Is there something wrong with the picture hosting  or am I missing something?

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5 hours ago, Stefan(2) said:

Nice way to do it !

 

I was usually take the cheapest chassis i still had laying around, ( F103 or something in that range )

And put as much "hp" on it until something went terrible/spectacular wrong

( and then proceed to call it a victory )

 

You sir.. are taking a sensible approach of doing it !

Oh I do that too. Grab a chassis I have lying around and put a big KV motor and battery in it and hope for the best. 
 

but yes this build is a little more precise. Looking to crack 125mph or 200kph with this car so pretty much every detail is looking at. 

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1 hour ago, Yalson said:

Is there something wrong with the picture hosting  or am I missing something?

687912111_TClubPictureIssue.jpg.f1a67ea76ce61a5e812636757af6df38.jpg

Not sure what’s going on. I just copied and pasted the images. They show up fine for me on chrome.

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