Tamiya TRF 417FF Video

Video of the Tamiya TRF 417FF FWD car testing.


September 21, 2013 at 12:04 am

Tamiya 417FF First test

Everything worked without any problems. The handling is good and the XV-01 gearbox is very silent. It seems the car will have less front tyre wear than the Huge FF-11 but more testing is needed to get a better understanding of it. It has a lot of steering and is very responsive because of the TRF417 steering system. I think the car worked better than expected and feels quite a lot different compared to a Huge FF-11.

Tamiya 417FF First test

Tamiya 417FF First test

August 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm

TRF 417FF Technical details

Motor position moved to the rear by using the Tamiya XV-01 gearbox. It is moved 6 mm to the rear compared to a Huge FF-11.

417FF Motor position.

417FF Motor position

417FF Motor position

Huge FF-11 Motor position

Huge FF-11 Motor position

Less front overhang to be able to run lower front ride height. 417FF have 30 mm less front chassis overhang.

417 FF Front overhang 45 mm. But the motor is 3 mm higher.

417FF  front overhang

417FF front overhang

Huge FF-11 front overhang 75 mm.

FF-11 Front overhang

FF-11 Front overhang

Huge FF-11 and 417 FF. More compact front end on the 417 FF.

Huge FF-11 and 417FF

Huge FF-11 and 417FF

August 25, 2013 at 12:41 am

Presenting the Tamiya 417FF

The Tamiya 417FF / XV is ready.

Next step is to lower the motor as much as possible and shakedown test…IMG_2430

Ready for first test.417FF TR

August 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Building the Tamiya 417FF

Starting building the Tamiya 417FF FWD Touring car. The custom cut main chassis and top deck arrived within 9 days from fibre-lyte.co.uk : ) All the other parts needed to build this are Tamiya TRF 417 v5 and  XV01TC Pro standard parts. All fit together nicely so far : )Tamiya 417FF Central battery positiontop view std batt posRight side battery position also possible for testing different weight distributions and to balance out the motor that is mounted slightly to the leftRight side battery position

July 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Tamiya TRF 417FF FWD Design

Finished the design for the TRF 417FF FWD project.  It is a 1:10 FWD Front motor TC test chassis built on the Tamiya TRF 417 . Main feature is that the motor is moved back for better weight distribution and using a complete 417  steering system.  The only custom made parts are the main chassis and top deck that are sent for cut out in carbon fibre. All the other parts are from the Tamiya TRF 417 V5 and XV01TC Pro.

417FF Main Chassis 2

417FF Top deck 4

July 15, 2013 at 2:35 am

TA-06 XX Test and Race technical report

I continue the testing programme for the TA-06 XX touring car. Still no new parts have been fitted to the  chassis but I work on improwing the set up and trying different LIPO batteries to get more power from the short LIPOs used in this car.

This I have learned during the last 2 weeks:

– During pre-race testing on medium grip laptimes were 0,5-0,6 seconds off pace. But at the race when the track was a lot faster (1 second faster laptimes) because of very good track surface grip, I was only 0,3-0,4 seconds off the pace.

– My guess the reason for this is that the cars problem of generating enough grip (chassis is too stiff) becomes less important on high grip tracks. Also the increased power from the Much More Flat discharge short LIPO battery might have improved the laptimes. This battery was tested for the first time at the race.

Next step is a new upper deck that will give a softer chassis.


Slowspeed but high grip race track


July 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm

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