Active Hobby FR Front Motor Conversion Kit

Active Hobby FR Front Motor Conversion kit (1)

Active Hobby FR Front Motor Conversion kit (1)Active Hobby has made the OFFICIAL announcement for their FR Front Motor Conversion Kit. This new 1/10 scale RC Drift conversion kit is made for the Tamiya TA-06 or TA-05 (v1 or v2) chassis. Capable of 2WD or 4WD drive-train layouts, Active boasts that this is the ideal layout for a scale drift machine. This new conversion kit will further the FR chassis RWD drifter movement. Lately RWD has been leaving more of a mark in drifting, more people have been experimenting with varying results. MST recently launched their FS-01D front motor chassis kit, and now Active has launched their FR conversion kit. This allows users more options when it comes to choice of front motor chassis layout. These new front motor chassis really show a lot of promise, only time will tell how well they perform.

Active Hobby FR Front Motor Conversion Kit

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Product Features:

  • Ideal front motor layout for drift machine
  • Can be used for 2WD or 4WD applications
  • Low center of gravity with ideal weight distribution
  • Capable of 50 degrees of steering angle with AC387 driveshafts
  • Steering linkage allows for Ackerman adjustment
  • Multiple battery positions and quick change system
  • Multiple servo positioning
  • Damper stays optimize suspension geometry
  • Counter-steer CS capable
  • Adjustable belt tensioners
  • Limited body shell fitment due to layout
  • Full option parts support from Active Hobby
  • Tamiya TA-06 owners will require additional spare parts for FR Conversion kit
  • Compatible suspension systems: Tamiya Reversible suspension (TA05/06) or OTA-R31 suspension
  • Aluminum available in three colors: Blue (STR114S), Silver (STR114B), Red (STR114R)
  • Carbon fiber parts are only available in Black
  • Available in middle to late April of 2012

Approximate MSRP: ¥40,000.00JPY
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Product Specifications:

  • Carbon-carbon main chassis deck (2.5mm thickness)
  • Carbon upper deck (2mm thickness)
  • Front carbon damper stay (3mm thickness)
  • Rear carbon damper stay (3mm
  • Aluminum steering wiper set
  • Aluminum front bulkhead set
  • Aluminum spur gear holder
  • Aluminum center bulkhead set
  • Aluminum rear bulkhead supports
  • Aluminum turnbuckle (36mm length)
  • Hex nut ball
  • Rod end
  • Stainless steel shims and other hardware
  • Hex screws supplied
  • 18T Aluminum pulley
  • Rear belt S3M549 (549mm length)
  • Adjustable belt tensioners
  • Quick change battery holder (longitudinal)
  • Battery holder for horizontal

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Extra parts necessary for TA-06 Conversion:

  • SP1419 FF03 B Parts (bumper and body post)
  • 16275076 FF03 urethane bumper

Extra parts necessary for TA-05 Conversion:

  • SP1419 FF03 B Parts (bumper and body post)
  • 16275076 FF03 urethane bumper
  • SP1454 TA06 A Parts
  • SP1457 TA06 N Parts
  • SP1465 TA06 counter and idler gears
  • 16244017 TA06 belt (174 size belt)
  • TA06 front and rear differentials
  • 1050 bearings (2)
  • 840 bearings (only required if TA05v2)
  • 19805823 2x8mm stainless steel shaft (4)

Source: Active Hobby FR Conversion Kit Specifications

28 Comments on “Active Hobby FR Front Motor Conversion Kit”

  1. Long list of necessary parts don’t include dampers and suspension sets. LOL This thing will be  more expensive than fully loaded drb. 

    1. Well if you have a TA-06 Pro kit as a donor then it will have the dampers and suspension.  Its pricey, but who knows, might be worth it?  Just have to wait and see…..

  2. Will active hobby be making continuous batches of these, or were they a limited run? I looked around online and it seems that they aren’t available anywhere/are sold out from the one place I did see it for sale. I was hoping to buy one at the tail end of the year thinking that it’s availability would be similar to that of the Eagle Racing GRT conversions for the TA05. It could also be I’m just not looking in the right places. Can anyone with more knowledge about the kit clarify for me please, or point me in the right direction? I’m crossing my fingers that they keep producing these kits for the market lol.

    1. Generally Active Hobby reproduces every few months, but really dependent on demand for the product. You should check online Japanese vendors for someone that carries this. There should be quite a few with at least 1 or 2 in stock. Check banzai or rc race and drift… there are other online vendors also!

  3. Long list of necessary parts don’t include dampers and suspension sets. LOL This thing will be  more expensive than fully loaded drb. 

    1. Well if you have a TA-06 Pro kit as a donor then it will have the dampers and suspension.  Its pricey, but who knows, might be worth it?  Just have to wait and see…..

  4. Will active hobby be making continuous batches of these, or were they a limited run? I looked around online and it seems that they aren’t available anywhere/are sold out from the one place I did see it for sale. I was hoping to buy one at the tail end of the year thinking that it’s availability would be similar to that of the Eagle Racing GRT conversions for the TA05. It could also be I’m just not looking in the right places. Can anyone with more knowledge about the kit clarify for me please, or point me in the right direction? I’m crossing my fingers that they keep producing these kits for the market lol.

    1. Generally Active Hobby reproduces every few months, but really dependent on demand for the product. You should check online Japanese vendors for someone that carries this. There should be quite a few with at least 1 or 2 in stock. Check banzai or rc race and drift… there are other online vendors also!

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