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I've been wanting the DF-03 RA since it came out, but none of the Scooby shells really do it for me.
When Tamiya released this special edition version with a re-release of the Evo IV I had to get one. At the time only RC Champ had them, and at the equivalent of $134 it was very reasonable, plus there service is always very polite unlike some eBay vendors who shall remain nameless.
Having saved all that money on the kit, it'd be rude not to spend at least some of it on hop-ups:
53931 DF-03 Center One-Way Set
53941 DF-03 Alu. Turnbuckle Steering Rod
53792 Assembly Universal Shaft
53948 DF-03 Alu. One-Piece Propeller Cup Joint
3Racing DF-03 aluminium steering
It comes with full ball bearings and two ball diffs, so what's not to like.
After customs were through with it
Tons of fun, and what's that lurking underneath
Some choice hop-ups
Inside the box
Generic DF-03 RA manual with extras
Manual for body
Besides the Evo IV body there is a Dark Impact body to use as a chassis cover, sort of like on the TB-01s. I can't wait to build this one.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The last of the great Evos