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Tamiya DB01 Durga

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Since it's release last year, Tamiya's TRF501X has enjoyed many competition successes, including winning the recent European Championships in Finland. The experience gained through the development of the TRF501X is now available to fans around the world in the form of this much-anticipated R/C off-road buggy, Durga.

About the Model

# All-new DB01 chassis locates heavy components such as battery and motor near the center for optimum weight distribution.

# Race-proven and reliable 2-belt driven 4WD system is completely enclosed with ABS resin covers to prevent dirt and debris from interfering with drivetrain operations.

# Chassis features integrated bulkheads, which reduces the number of parts and simplifies maintenance.

# Tough ABS resin 4-wheel double wishbone suspension system features the same configuration as the TRF501X and provides a wide range of settings options.

# Brand new buggy body with rear wing is made from lightweight polycarbonate material.

# Wheels, tires, and Type 540 motor are included.

# 2-channel transmitter, ESC, running battery & charger are separately required.

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Hindu readers know a Durga is a 10-armed warrior goddess, but I had to look it up. Thanks, Wikipedia! For Tamiya fans, the Durga is the first model built on the all-new DF-01 4WD platform. The DF-01 is sort of a "TRF 501X sport," since it uses a similar equal-length dual-belt drivetrain and the same suspension arms, steering bellcranks and related geometries as the TRF car. Decals are included to duplicate the box art, but I sent the shell and wing off to Zegers RC Graffixx for a unique look.

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The DF-01's tub is the thickly molded in very hard plastic, and just about flex free even without its belt and diff covers in place. Note that the chassis slots are not open, so the cells are spared track scuffs.

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The motor mount and layshaft support are cast as a single piece.

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The ball diffs use steel outdrives and operate smoothly. Caged thrust bearings speed up the build.

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Drivetrain installed. The belts are equal length, so the layshaft is centered in the chassis.

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The diffs are held in the chassis by indexed eccentics that allow belt tension to be adjusted.

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The belt system is fully enclosed, so no undertray is required. Note that the motor is offset to the rear of the spur gear; it's offset to the front on the 501X, since it uses a saddle back to keep the battery weight aft. Since the Durga carries its cells on the right side of the chassis, it has more weight up front. The Durga's rearward motor position offsets the forward cells.

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Ready to roll. Here's the gear I used:

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The servo is a Futaba S3305. With over 100 oz-in. of torque for around $40, it's a great unit. Futaba's 3PM FASST 2.4Ghz radio and R603FF receiver handle the signals, and an LRP IPC V3.1 speed control spins the Durga's included 540 motor. There's a DuraTrax DTX4200 pack under the battery strap. I plan to test the car with this "sport" setup first, then install a hotter motor. OK, let's put the body on.

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The Durga has similar lines to the 501, especially around the narrow cockpit. Thanks for the paint Bill Zegers, lookin' good as always.

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pas de slipper ?????:k:k quel dommage....

la couronne est en 48 ou en 0.5 ???

le support moteur est sympa en revanche, ça fait un peu sérieux.

vivement le DB01 MS....

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Un petit air de TripleX4, une géométrie de suspension proche de celle du TRF501X et du XX4(WE), ça devrait bien le faire pour ceux qui veulent une voiture saine et par trop chère pour commencer, voir même ceux plus expérimentés mais à budget réduit (attention à l'optionite aigue).

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Pas génial le carrossage positif coté TRF501X!

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To celebrate the recent release of the oOple.com Tamiya Durga review, we have one brand new in box kit to give to the winner of this contest.

If you wish to enter please submit a brief essay answering the following questions

Why do you feel that you should be the owner of a Tamiya Durga? From reading the review what strong points do you feel the Durga has, how do you think it will compliment your driving style, and in what ways do you think you would be able to improve your driving performance using the Tamiya Durga?

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El Durga es el último 4x4 económico de Tamiya. Lo que aquí tenemos es el último chasis DB-01 usando parte de la transmisión y la suspensión procedentes del su hermano mayor, el campeón de Europa el TRF 501X, así que comienza *** los mejores genes. La transmisión sellada es otra gran ventaja para un coche de iniciación (a la competición) como este.

El nombre Durga procede de una deidad guerrera *** múltiples brazos en la religión hindú, aparentemente. Cualesquiera que fueran las intenciones de Tamiya, no es precisamente ni relevante ni bonito, quizás se deba a mi falta de educación, quien sabe.

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/reviewtamiyadurga-esp/

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Non franchement, Mr Blandin!!

Personne n'a essayé cette voiture?

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hello,

ça tombe bien,moi aussi j'aimerais bien avoir les impressions de ce qui roule avec ce chassis.???

en tous cas pour ma part j'aime beaucoup,j'en ai vu rouler 2 a Antibes et ben je peux vous dire que ça roule très très bien!!!! ce chassis n'a rien a envier aux niveaux perf aux autres qui sont aux triples du prix..

j'ai bien aimé le silence de fonctionnement de la transmission et le comportement en général!!

j'en profite pour lancer un appel aux 2 pilotes de DURGA qui ont fait cette course de noel a Antibes,si ils pourraient nous faire part de leur expérience sur ce chassis,ça serait cool !!

et par la meme occasion si ils sont du club d'Antibes car je vais bientot rejoindre le club!!!!

merci d'avance;);)

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ooouuhhhh...!!!! c'est de la folie le monde qui roule en DURGA!! un après l'autre messieurs..:youpi::youpi:;);):youpi:

d'accord c'est un chassis tous plastique..mais quand meme...

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Ben oople a essaye la voiture, et de maniere assez complete il me semble. C'est pas facile de passer apres et de dire "ha ben la miene elle souvire un peu et avec le moteur dorigine elle avance pa tres vitte mais le louque est terible" apres avoir lu l'essai "serieux" de 10 pages de oople, non? ;)

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ce qui est dommage,c'est que je ne parle pas anglais.....

d'ailleurs j'en profite pour faire une petite parenthèse a ce sujet car je ne suis pas revenu sur ce site depuis quelques temps et je trouve un peu dommage qu'une bonne partie maintenant des articles sont en anglais,c'est un peu frustrant...pour ceux qui ne comprennent pas un mot.....

vous allez me dire je n'ai qu'a apprendre..je sais...mais bon...je pense que je ne suis pas le seul a le penser..

pour le durga,je vais me l'acheter au prix que ça coute...(166euros!) ,et je me ferais mon expérience!!!;););)

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ce qui est dommage,c'est que je ne parle pas anglais.....

d'ailleurs j'en profite pour faire une petite parenthèse a ce sujet car je ne suis pas revenu sur ce site depuis quelques temps et je trouve un peu dommage qu'une bonne partie maintenant des articles sont en anglais,c'est un peu frustrant...pour ceux qui ne comprennent pas un mot.....

vous allez me dire je n'ai qu'a apprendre..je sais...mais bon...je pense que je ne suis pas le seul a le penser..

pour le durga,je vais me l'acheter au prix que ça coute...(166euros!) ,et je me ferais mon expérience!!!;););)

Petite explication sur les articles en anglais: ceux-ci sont mis directement car il n'est pas possible de les traduire par faute de temps. Il existe que traducteur automatique qui donne des choses (très) approximatifs. Le but est de faire voir ce qui est fait/dit ailleurs et que ensuite les échanges se fassent en français.

Fin du HS

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oui j'ai compris,c'est pas très grave;)

alors toujours personne pour parler du DURGA ????

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RC DB01 Slipper Pad Item #54027

RC DB01 Carbon Reinforced - A-parts (Diff Cover) Item #54033

RC DB01 Carbon Reinforced - D-parts (Caster Block) Item #54034

RC DB01 Carbon Reinforced - L-parts (Steering Arm) Item #54035

RC DB01 Carbon Reinforced - M-parts (Damper Stay) Item #54036

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Following the recent successful launch of the DB01 chassis buggy Durga, our designers are now preparing the 2nd release, Baldre (pronounced as "Baldr" or "Baldur" as in the diety in Norse mythology). While the body parts set (ITEM 51338) was previously introduced, we now officially announce the complete assembly kit. With fully-enclosed twin belt drivetrain and other innovations developed from the race-proven TRF501X, this buggy puts TRF racing features in the hands of everyday racers.

* All-new DB01 chassis locates heavy components such as battery and motor near the center for optimum weight distribution.

* Race-proven and reliable 2-belt driven 4WD system features equal-length drive belts and is completely enclosed with ABS resin covers to prevent dirt and debris from interfering with drivetrain operations.

* Chassis features integrated bulkheads, which reduces the number of parts and simplifies maintenance.

* Tough ABS resin 4-wheel double wishbone suspension system features the same configuration as the race-proven TRF501X and provides a wide range of settings options.

* Full ball bearings to reduce friction loss for enhanced efficiency.

* New buggy body with rear wing is made from lightweight polycarbonate material.

* Wheels, tires, and Type 540 motor are included.

* 2-channel transmitter, ESC, running battery & charger are separately required.

ELECTRIC KITS REQUIRE:

(unless stated differently above)

* Radio: 2-Channel with servo(s)

* Battery: 6-cell flat with standard Tamiya connector

* Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery

* Paint: PS for Polycarbonate/TS for ABS

* Misc. Items: Building and track equipment

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58404

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