Speedy and controllable 2 belt-driven 4WD chassis in TA series! This assembly kit creates a 2-belt driven 4WD touring car chassis, which uses an SV (Stepped V) design with battery pack on the right side, and servo, receiver, and ESC on the left side, with optimum rigidity and weight distribution to minimize contact with road surfaces. Also, the spur gear is placed in front of the motor for stable handling feel. 4-wheel double wishbone suspension uses A-design upper arms which facilitate accurate layout. Ccamber and caster are adjustable, and Super Short Big Bore size dampers are included. The drivetrain uses full ball bearings, and front and rear oil gear differential units are employed.
Featured Components ●Aluminum motor mount ●Front/rear oil-filled gear differentials ●TRF420-design uprights ●Universal shafts (front: steel, rear: aluminum) ●TRF Super Short Big Bore dampers ●Hi-torque servo saver ●Floating servo mount ●Aluminum turnbuckle shafts ●Full ball bearings
★Stepped-V chassis molded in carbon fiber-reinforced resin facilitates rigidity and helps to avoid excessive contact between chassis and track during roll.
★This image shows the A-shaped front arms, which work in tandem with Super Short Big Bore dampers. 44mm universal drive shafts are employed.
★Here is a close-up on the steering setup, with in-line left and right tie-rods. Suspension motion causes limited toe change, for great steering feel.
★The urethane front bumper features cut-away holes. Eccentric body mounts allow a 2mm forward position for easier use of existing bodies.
★Angled battery and R/C equipment give optimum weight distribution, and help to bring about excellent roll and pitch flex.
★The Stepped V lower deck not only brings about great rigidity, it also removes the necessity for employment of an upper deck.
★This image shows off the chassis underside's slim design, helping to minimize time loss from abrasion on the driving surface.
★With spur gear ahead of motor, the belts are closer in length to one another, helping facilitate a stable drive with the TA08 PRO.
★Holders are used to keep the battery pack securely in place. They feature slits to allow easier use of glass tape for reinforcement.
★Gear differentials are the same 37T design as on the TRF420 - change oil to alter their performance. Steel joint cups are highly sturdy.
★Rear suspension mounts are attached to the underside, for improved rear rigidity that translates into superior grip.
★The rear suspension features a 'toe control' design that sees toe angle alter in conjunction with suspension compression through corners.
★Left: A case ensures that cables from the servo, ESC and so on can be kept out of harm's way.
★Right: Ten-spoke wheels are molded in a cool gun metal color, and add an extra accent to your car.
★Left: The kit also features a transponder stay, which will be of particular interest to racers.
★Right: See more of the chassis in this video, which is hosted on the official Tamiya YouTube channel!
Specifications ★Length: 373mm, width: 187mm ★Wheelbase: 257mm ★Stepped V carbon fiber reinforced plastic lower deck ★2-belt 4WD ★Front & rear oil-filled gear differentials ★3-piece steering tie-rod ★4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension ★TRF Super Short Big Bore dampers
Separately Required Items ●Body ●Type 540 motor (brushless motor is recommended) ●Tires ●R/C equipment: 2-channel R/C system with ESC and low profile servo ●Battery pack and charger ●Batteries for transmitter