November 21, 2017

Tamiya TRF419XR electric touring car kit

Tamiya have released a first official image of their forthcoming TRF49XR 1/10th 4WD electric touring car kit. The latest incarnation of the popular 419 platform was introduced back in August but it took the Japanese manufacturer until now to finally release a proper body-off image. Changes from the previous 419X platform are updated front and rear bulkheads with ball-raced anti-roll bars, super-short shocks and shock towers, a new centre chassis stiffener for reduced pitch flex and an updated motor mount with more flex setting points. Back in August the vehicle was announced as a full kit for the Japanese market and as a conversion kit for all countries outside of Japan, however this information is missing in Tamiya’s product announcement so you might be able to buy a full kit too even if you are not visiting Japan. The kit is set for a release in mid-December.

Key updates:
– New front and rear stabilisers are secured with ball bearings for precise, repeatable setup changes
– Super short big bore dampers and damper stays are included. Also in the box are dedicated damper stays for separately sold TRF dampers
– A new centre pitch stiffener allows adjustment of pitch rigidity. A choice of carbon fibre part or turnbuckle is contained
– The 45g LF battery ballast weight doubles as a battery holder
– More motor mount attachment points allow you to tweak lower deck rigidity to match the surface
– Centre shaft diameter has been changed from 4mm to 5mm, for easier assembly

Source: Tamiya []


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