Tamiya F104 Pro Formula chassis
We showed you the images of the Tamiya F104 chassis just over a week ago and now Tamiya USA have released details of the car in English. The first edition of the F104 chassis kit will come in a Pro spec, using top-quality carbon fibre parts for a beautiful finish and light weight. The car features front & rear wings and an original body, which along with the tire size and body dimensions produce great scale realism. As was obvious in the first images of the car, the battery is longitudinally-mounted, allowing for a slim body design, while the 2WD direct drive system claims to offer excellent acceleration qualities and is very reliable. The front suspension features a link-type coil spring with the rear suspension having a friction plate and a T-bar set up with a TRF damper. A part of the new design is the aluminium diff housing which even if your wheels are removed the differential will hold together allowing easy maintenance. The height adjustable rear gear case has been designed to match the new tire dimensions and the isometric steering rod links up well with the longitudinally-mounted steering servo for excellent control.
Source: Tamiya USA [tamiyausa.com]