OTB 115: Musings
Dave is joined by Ian and Julian in the studio for the first time in weeks. The boys check the mail bag, read what the Falcon has to say and generally have a jolly time talking about everything.
New Super Avante on the all-new TD4 Chassis
Tamiya is delighted to announce a brand new 1/10 R/C 4WD off-road buggy model. It employs the newly designed TD4 chassis and a stylish body produced by Kota Nezu, who has contributed to a number of popular Tamiya products.
About the model
- This is a 1/10 R/C assembly kit.
- Length: 338mm, height: 124mm, width: 246mm. Wheelbase: 283mm.
- The eye-catching polycarbonate body (inspired by Tamiya classic, Avante) is designed by Japanese designer Kota Nezu of znug design.
- Newly designed shaft-driven 4WD chassis based on the one-piece monocoque frame features the same ball differentials for front and rear, and features a longitudinal battery pack position in the center and a midship transverse motor for optimum balance and improved performance.
- The TD4 chassis also employs an front inboard suspension layout which eliminates the need for a front damper stay and offers slim, low-profile form.
- The four wheel double wishbone suspension system uses CVA oil dampers for superlative performance.
- Features full ball bearings.
- Two link rods and crank arm transmit movement of the left-side servo to the three-piece steering arm setup.
- Turnbuckle shafts for use with upper arms facilitate camber angle adjustment.
- Star dish wheels are paired with square spike tires which offer superlative grip off-road.
- Choose between high and low type wing stays to adjust the downforce depending on the road surface.
- Comes with a driver figure for extra realism, and high-torque servo saver.
The Scale Model Podcast – EP 74 – Post Wonderfest 2021
TCS Race #267 Race Results – Cal Raceway – California
We are back to racing!!!!!
Tamiya Championship Series Race #267 just wrapped up with it being held at Cal Raceway in Orange, California. We had a whopping 15 heats with every Tamiya class being well supported! Here's what the entries looked like:
GT Novice Spec: 14 entries GT-Pro Spec: 8 entries Formula 1: 13 entries Euro Truck: 31 entries Mini: 19 entries GT-E: 7 entries GT-2: 19 entries GT-1: 9 entries
With the normal 2 rounds of qualifying and single mains, the event rolled off quickly and easily with the trophy presentation rounding out at around 5:30-ish.
Let's take a look at the winners from all the categories:
Top 3 Winners
GT Novice Spec
- Darren Huang
- Aaliyah Burnam
- Jack Ramsey
- Jerry Holsti
- Wendra Poedjorahardjo
- Carlos Duarte
- Mike Rydwell
- Carlos Duarte
- Brian Ruvalcaba
- Izzy Suarez
- Kevin Burnam
- Craig Hammon (not pictured)
- Jason Smith
- Jason Huang
- Chris Widado
- Orlando Sherman
- Phillip Enriquez
- Rajan Monteiro
- Matt Allen
- Mike Rydwell
- Brian Ruvalcaba
- Edgar Fiallos
- Matt Allen
- Danny Hua
A short concensus confirmed everyone had an amazing time and wants another TCS event at Cal Raceway again this year - we'll keep everyone posted when we get the dates established!
A big thank you to Mike Rywell of Cal Raceway & Exotek for being an amazing host, and to Edgar Fiallos, Calvin Simmons, and Christian Lopez for running an efficient tech are!
Most of all, we'd like to thank all the particants, especially to all the young kids, and young adults who are new to our fun hobby!
A full picture gallery can be found here: TCS Race #267 Photo Gallery
Full race results, including every qualifying round may be found here: RC SCORING PRO
OTB 114: Selling your built kits
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian tackle yet another huge mail bag and then discuss the pros and cons of selling your built kits. And of course the Falcon is back with all the latest news on kits.
The Scale Model Podcast – EP 73 – Industry Ups and Downs
OTB 113: Mail Call !
MAIL CALL !
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian tackle the huge mail bag and the Falcon is back with all the latest news on kits.
The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 72 – Wonderfest
OTB 112: Do modelling competitions help or hurt the hobby?
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian ask the question do modelling competitions help or hurt the hobby?
The Falcon is back with the latest news on kits as well as listener mail.
The Scale Model Podcast – Ep. 71 – The Few
OTB 111: Bricks and Mortar Hobby Shops
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian talk about what they would like to see in a Bricks and Mortar hobby shop.
The Falcon is back with the latest news on kits and lots of mail from you our loyal band of benchers!
The Scale Model Podcast – Ep. 70 – Paragrafix
OTB 110: Multi Media Kits
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian chat about multi media kits….what are they and are the worth it? Also we throw down the gauntlet to all the other podcast shows for the next Moosearoo cup.......will they dare to compete?
And the Falcon is back with the latest news on new kits.
The Scale Model Podcast – EP 69 – Helicopters dont have ejection seats.
OTB 109: Spanking Kit Manufacturers
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are inspired by a listener email who took us to task on spanking some kit manufacturers on the quality of their kits.
The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 68 – Go 1 16th or go home part duex
Dxn Sakura Cup Mini 4WD 2021 Points Series - Sponsored by Tamiya
The Dxn Sakura Cup is a Tamiya Mini 4WD point series of races that consists of a total of 5 races held between March through May, 2021. Of the 5 races, 3 will be scored in the Series, allowing competitive drivers to miss 2 races and still be in contention for the win.
To comply with current Pandemic restrictions, Dxn is also using a AM/PM Session system. This helps reduce the number or racers in the shop at one time while still allowing everyone a chance to run.
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned racer, we welcome Mini 4WD enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages. Let’s have fun racing Tamiya Mini 4WD!
All 5 races will be held at Dxn Provisions in Arcadia Ca using the following schedule:
Round 1 - March 27th
Round 2 - April 10th
Round 3 - April 24th
Round 4 - May 8th
Round 5 - May 22nd
Please see the extended rules as well as more info on points, AM/PM Sessions, Proxy Racing and Scheduling on the Dxn Provisions site: https://dxnprovisions.com/dxn-sakura-cup-rules-and-regulations/
215 S. 1st Ave
Arcadia, California 91006
P: (626) 538-7350
OTB 108: Interview with Patrick Kiser Videographer
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Patrick Kaiser, a videographer who worked for the US Army in Germany during the Cold War, Desert Storm 1 and also NASA. An avid collector of WW2 German Army mountain troops equipment and model builder general. The "Falcon" gives us the low-down on new kit announcements and of course the mailbag.
New TA08 PRO Introduction Video
We have a new product introdcution video featuring the all-new TA08 PRO 4WD racing chassis!