I have to confess that I’ve been struggling with the Tamiya TRF418. Although there are a great many things to like about this car, the handling on carpet (for me at least) has not been one of them. I’ve tried all the tricks that have worked with other cars in the past and none of […]Read more "Samix V2 chassis conversion for the TRF418"
I’ve been struggling with a lively rear end on the TRF418, this makes it quick when the conditions are right but tricky when they are not. I experienced both traits today. The car was tricky in the first two rounds (and there was a lot of contact as racers got used to the difficult track), […]Read more "CWIC 23/2/14 – Blinky"
I’ve read a lot of articles on how to build a TRF gear diff, and some of the are pretty extreme. My way is a lot simpler and doesn’t require any parts to be modified. This build guide has come about after I had a few difficulties with my diff over its first few races, I’ve […]Read more "TRF diff a la Dave"
Decent result at the CWIC today, perhaps my best of the series, and a better day with the TRF418. Ended up qualifying 6th but was a lot closer to the front of the pack, in fact I had a shot a TQ in the last round but made a couple of mistakes with an empty […]Read more "Today’s CWIC"
Gave the TRF418 its proper race debut at the CWIC today. First run was a bit erratic, immediately decided to swap the kit springs for something more conventional (ARC White front and Yellow rear, equivalent to HPI Pink/Silver) and to thicken up the rear diff to #2000. I was disappointed to find that the rear […]Read more "First race meeting with the TRF418"
And here it is… I won’t go into too much detail about my build – there are already a lot of very good build blogs on the internet from more experienced TRF owners than me – kentech‘s blog is a great example which. But I will list a few of the things that stood out […]Read more "TRF418 – The build completed!"
Bag B and C done now and the first couple of niggles. The suggested suspension arm spacing is far too tight, looks like the 0.5mm spacers are not needed at all. The anti-roll bar mounts move around too easily and are hard to set, I’m on the lookout for an alternative. The car uses a […]Read more "TRF418 – The build continues!"