Monthly Archives: May 2015

TRF102 & TRF211XM Manuals

Manuals now online on Tamiya USA for both the new Tamiya TRF102, and the TRF211XM buggy.




Tamiya Japan TRF Reedy Race Report & Setup


TRF Race Report

May 21, 2015 to 24 days Reedy race of champions

Nationality / location] USA / Tamiya USA Circuit

And Reedy race?
– Now Mike Reedy of the late American legendary motor tuner attracted RC champion of the world, it is the race that was held with the aim of RC world of development. Mr. after the death even this race is inherited, in order to convey the splendor of RC race to RC fans, it has been held every year in the United States. This is the race say Inbite tional class has only can not attend class TOP30 of the world, every race is carried out in the final style, it is Arasowarema the overall ranking in total points of the goal ranking. Therefore, it can not only driver that combines the strength and luck to win, it is said that race that it may be difficult honor to win the world.

Race Report
– TRF becomes a new system, it became a race in the first full members “Reedy race”. The driver, in addition to Matsukura mark of active world champion, Christopher to Sobue who played in the previous ETS, five players plus Nicholas has participated in Inbite relational class. Machine to be used TRF419. Passed five months since its release, and repeat the test in Japan to advance the further ripening, it was challenged to race in the posture of thorough. To become the most important and level race as the race to be held this year, players also increases the fighting spirit is always than ever.

Because it was the participation of the full members, team work functions from the beginning of the race, each driver will struggle unity setting the direction of even well. Mark Rainado of repeated top goal without having run out of the ability to concentrate until the final round in excellent stability Among the, able to decorate the splendid career fifth time won the powerhouse crowded Invitational class (single most winning number) I was able.

Marc’s Comment
– Career in the world’s best race fifth time that victory was possible, I am very pleased. This race gave me running good teamwork anyway also a thorough TRF419. Come also to everyone who had you support and to tell this setting, I think I would like you to experience. Thank you for your support !!

Setup Sheet:

Tamiya Shizuoka Video

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Tamiya @ Shizuoka 2015 – TRF102, TRF211XM etc.

More and better quality images of the new TRF cars from the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015.

TRF display stand:



F103GT Nissan GT-R LM Nismo:

Kyosho @ Shizuoka 2015 – TF7 & Plazma Ra 2.0

Under Development cars by Kyosho on display @ Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015.

TRF102 Demo Video

Excellent video to show how the new rear end on the TRF102 works:

More TRF102 Pictures From Shizuoka

Some more detail pictures of the 42289 TRF102 Chassis Kit from Shizuoka.

Source: Waigo Hobby on Facebook

TRF419 Alu Lower Deck – Another Picture

Another picture of the 42296 TRF419 Aluminum Lower Deck on display at Shizuoka.

Source: Waigo Hobby on Facebook

Tamiya USA TRF102 Product Description

42289 TRF102 Chassis Kit

The TRF102 is the second generation high-performance Formula One chassis designed by Tamiya’s elite designers. This iteration is a revolution! The kit features a number of changes to provide superior performance especially with rubber tire applications. Both the front and rear of the car have been redesigned to fully utilize the flexibility of the chassis, with the effect of excellent road holding and response.

Key Design Points:

The New T-Bar design provides a progressive roll damping effect superior to that offered by the spring-actuated side links on the TRF101. The roll point ball has been placed in as low a position as possible, in order to maximize damping effect. 2 thicknesses of T-bar (1.5mm and 1.8mm) are included.

The brand new pitch axle gives vastly improved, independent pitch damping, letting the chassis deal much more smoothly with undulating surfaces.

Servo mount screws are attached closer together on the lower deck. This, in combination with the floating battery mount, allows greater expression of lower deck flexibility, giving the feeling of greater stroke at the front of the car. A new servo stiffener keeps the servo firmly in place.

Slits are cut into the lower deck to further enhance its flexibility.

The roll damper has been moved closer to the lower deck, giving a more compact rear and contributing to the chassis’ low center of gravity.

• TRF102 Carbon Lower (2.5mm Thick) & Upper (2.0mm Thick) Decks
• TRF102 Aluminum Motor Mount
• F104 Low-Friction Suspension Balls
• Reinforced Carbon Reinforced Plastic Front Suspension Arms
• TRF102 T-Bar Rear Suspension
• Adjustable Metal Upright Set
• Integrated Diff Plate/Carbon Rear Shaft
• TRF102 Aluminum Servo Stay
• 1.5mm & 1.8mm T-bars
• Hi-Torque Servo Saver
• TRF Damper

Tamiya USA TRF211XM Description

42288 TRF211XM Chassis Kit

This is the latest evolution of Tamiya’s flagship 2WD racing buggy. The TRF211XM chassis is a high-spec off-road buggy designed to compete in top-end racing, with the grip and road holding to take on the very best that this seriously competitive arena has to offer. It features a whole host of newly-designed parts, including a plastic lower deck specially produced to offer sublime balance. This seriously speedy buggy is unfazed by bumpy, undulating off-road surfaces.

Featured Components:

• TRF211XM Plastic tub Lower Deck
• Carbon Battery Plate (2.5mm)
• Brass Suspension Mount Rear F
• Big Bore Dampers (Front/Rear)
• Lightweight Body & Rear Wing
• Rear Stiffener
• Aluminum Battery Stoppers
• Aluminum Gearbox (choice of ball and gear diff units)
• Drive Shafts w/Axle Rings
• Carbon Battery Stiffener (2.0mm)
• Carbon Rear Damper Stay (4.0mm)
• Cooling Pressure Plates

Product Specifications

Special feature 1: New lightweight resin bathtub chassis offers excellent balance of rigidity and flexibility.

Special feature 2: It can be used with a wide variety of battery pack types including separate type battery pack, or a combination of straight type battery pack and a low-profile servo.

Special feature 3: Rear stiffener and battery stiffener parts are attached to each other during assembly, improving rear rigidity.

Special feature 4: 4-wheel double wishbone suspension is paired with big bore aeration dampers.

Special feature 5: Includes lightweight 0.6mm thickness body from RC Body set Item 84374 and wing.

Special feature 6: Comes with durable brass Rear F suspension mount.

Special feature 7: Universal drive shafts are secured using axle rings.

Special feature 8: Slipper clutch pressure plates feature indentations to allow more efficient cooling.

Special feature 9: Features an aluminum gearbox with a choice of ball or gear differential units.