One year and a half after its impressive victory in the IFMAR ISTC world Championship 2002 with the TRF414, Tamiya is still very active in world racing and is currently designing its next winning chassis, the TRF415. Drive train layout has been completely redesigned by placing rotating and heavy parts as low as possible in order to obtain high grip. Moreover, this configuration provides excellent weight distribution resulting in a very fast and easy to control chassis.
A newly designed drive train
- Employs a 2-belt driven drive train.
- Newly designed belt pulley for reduced power loss.
- Belt tension adjusted via parts equipped with ball bearings.
- Features a 3mm thick carbon lower deck. Motor is placed lower thanks to a trimmed out area in the lower deck resulting in a lower center of gravity.
- Equipped with a one-piece motor mount and bulkhead for improved motor cooling.
- Modified front suspension geometry for more effective cornering.
- Front/Rear mid decks for improved rigidity.
- Body, motor, tires and wheels available separately.
Reedy Race Asia 2003 Race Results
Below are race results for the Reedy Race Asia 2003 that took place on November 15-16, 2003 in Bangkok Thailand. In this competition, Tamiya entered a prototype of its next top performance chassis, the TRF415 Chassis. Along with 3 TRF415 prototypes, Tamiya also entered one TB Evolution III, hoping to test the potential of the TRF415 chassis. With the results of this test, Tamiya will be able to continue chassis development in order to obtain maximum performance.
- Barry Baker (Associated) USA
- Kazuo Muramatsu (TRF415) Japan
- Jelles Groskamp (X-Ray) Netherland
- Satoshi Maezumi (TRF415) Japan
- Alan YAU (Yokomo Hong Kong)
- Surikarn (TRF415) Thailand
- Martin Hudy (X-Ray) Slovakia
- Toshihiko Hara (TB Evo. III) Japan
- Jean Marc Betticher (X-Ray) Switzerland
- Craig Drescher (Associated) U.K