Product Info - T-Dash Gen 3
Once you get to 95%, the last few percent take forever. And that's where we are. Assuming a timely (and correct) tooling adjustment and turn around by the factory, we could be looking at having these in production within a month.
Gen 3 will be sold a bit differently than Gen 2. I expect to offer only fully assembled cars. No 'kits' where you have to put on the wheels and shoes. It remains to be seen if I can accomplish that and still get a significant amount of chassis made.
Gen 3 will come in 2 flavors.
Flavor 1. This configuration will be 3 lam 16 ohm arm, level 6 compression molded motor mags, and an all Delrin gear train. Chassis will be made using a base color of chassis plastic (either white or black) and utilizing our color gear and wheel sets. There will be a new wheel set as well, a Dash version of the Tuff Ones style wheels. An independent front end will be available and will be standard if possible.
Using this setup, we expect these cars to be able to compete favorably with the TFX. A fully assembled 'ready to run' Gen 3 configured as stated above will cost under $20.
Flavor 2. These will be cars with full brass gear sets. There will be variants, like a 'stock' build using a 3/16 arm, killer bee mags and the Dash Tuff Ones wheels, to possibly E-Fray, 'skinny wheel', and Outlaw setups. All will be fully assembled and as ready to run as you can get. Color chassis pieces will be available with the brass gear setups. Prices will vary depending upon configuration.
Where does this leave Gen 2? Good question. Mondo is based on Gen 2 at the moment but Gen 3 has so many small improvements that I will be moving Mondo to Gen 3. Unless there is substantial demand for Gen 2, I don't believe it will be made anymore after Gen 3 is in full production and we have a decent number of cars delivered. This is one reason why I have been winding down the sales of color Gen 2 chassis.
For racing organizations that still use the Dash Gen 2 chassis, if there is demand, we may keep the black Gen 2 alive.
As we head down hopefully the final stretch here, more details will be coming out.
The Gen 3 is lower to the track, and thinner vertically, allowing you to lower a body on a Gen 3 by at least 1mm lower than a Gen 2.