Model: (Click to see more) 58669: M08 Chassis Kit
Status: Runner
Date: 19-Nov-2020
Comments: 5
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RWD M-chassis cars have a bit of a reputation, and rightly so IMO.
My first experiences with the M-04 showed me quite how difficult these little cars can be, and to be honest I never really got to grips with it as an on-road racer. I never even tried racing my M-06 on-road, setting it up as a rally chassis from the get-go. So it was with some doubt in my mind that I set about building Tamiya's latest RWD M-chassis offering as an on-road race car. I had already built and raced the M-07, finding it noticeably superior to previous FWD M-chassis, so I was hoping that the M-08 would show similar advancements.

As it turned out, I was wrong to have doubted the M-08. It is a brilliant little chassis, well-designed and easy to build featuring quality components and plenty of adjustability. And it handles! Although having more in common with the M-04 in terms of overall design, it feels almost F103-like in its ability to follow orders and go where I want it to. It is holding its own in the postal racing, and I look forward to trying it out at post-Coronapocalyptic race meets.

10 8 9 With its FWD sibling 9 With its FWD sibling 13 With its FWD sibling

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Comments

Tamiyastef

20-Nov-2020

Nice! Good to see the latest M chassis variants, FWD and RWD next to each other. What is the electronic thing in the middle of them both, the one with the two white round things?

TurnipJF

20-Nov-2020

Thanks! The electronic thing is the capacitor pack for the ESC.

Tamiyastef

20-Nov-2020

Thank you!

Stompin Around

23-Nov-2020

Don't have any on-road cars myself but I'm appreciating them more and more (possibly a getting older thing? I don't know lol) -but anyways, both of these look to be a cool chassis. I have wondered before how much a rear drive chassis handles like the real thing - and there's no better car to emulate than the classic Mazda MX-5 - looks like you've done a fab paint job too - the complete package - well done and makes me want one now!


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