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Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Is there a mid motor option?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Why should we buy this buggy over all of the other ones out on the market right now? What puts it ahead of cars like the AE B4.2 or the Kyosho RB6? Obviously it's going to have little local parts support and getting help with set ups is going to be hard at first. So, why should we make the effort to switch? I'm not trying to be a hater, I just want to know what sets this car apart from the others, what makes it worth buying. Because, from the pictures you've posted, I see nothing obviously "revolutionary" or radically different from the rest of the 2wd buggies on the market.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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Some customers will buy it simply because it isn't a mainstream brand. It will also likely be less expensive. People like to try new stuff.

This, the Atomik, PRoken, and Ofna. That's a lot of new players. I wonder if any will run as well as the current leaders?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
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Clearly this is what spider man drives.

But seriously, 3 racing recently had a hit with their low cost touring cars so it will be interesting to see what this car comes with, how the quality of parts are and what it costs.

Team C has been slowing making inroads because, although, it does not offer anything particularly innovative, it does offer a reasonably priced and compelte kit that people can be competitive with - at least at their local race track.

At the end, what makes or breaks any car is whether people like driving it. K Car 6 practically requires a credit check to get it on the track, but some people love it and love knowing that they'll worry about less maintenance because the qaulity is so good. I currently like my DEX because I wanted to try mid motor and it has enough tuning ability to make it work.

Others will pick the Yokomo because they can switch motor locations and quality is tops. Others won't touch it because theire LHS doesn't carry parts for it.

Still most will pick Losi and Associated because they're excellent performers with the best US parts distribution and it's hard to beat that combo.

I agree with the inevitable criticisms that innovation is great, but there's always room for another solid entry.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #6
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How is this compared to HPI E firestorm flux
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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How is this compared to HPI E firestorm flux
Wait, huh? OH lol it's a joke... Fuunnnnnnyy

Does look decent though, alot like the B4's. Parts might be hard for a while if it doesn't really get popular. On the other hand I'm sure you'll be able to buy two for the price of a 22, B4, or rango, or 10 for the price of the K buggy lol.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #8
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? i just wonder i am a newbie ;-)
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
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? i just wonder i am a newbie ;-)
the hpi e firestorm flux, is a stadium truck, its ready to run and its not really a racing chassis although it can be raced its just more for bashing or high speed runs and such. this is a kit, meant specifically for racing and does not come with any electronics, probably not any tires either but i don't know for sure so you can choose what you want in your car. this is for racers who want a good tune-able car with all the nice hop ups on it right out of the box. if you are new to rc i would suggest one of the associated rtr's either sc10, t4,1 or b4.1 because all you need is a battery and charger to run and parts supply is everywhere, jumping right into building a kit like this isn't recommended but if thats what you want too do then by all means go for it. hope this helps
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #10
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i also really like the look of this car, kinda reminds me of the academy gv2 buggy with the chassis being more narrow
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Resembles the rb6.
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i feel the only big thing thats gonna set this buggy from the rest is price. 3racing did hit it quite well with an affordable touring car, so maybe this is an affordable option. if the price is cheap, id be willing to try it even tho i race a tlr 22.
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Resembles the rb6.
Looks like a B4 to me. Either are great designs to work from.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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looks just like the buggy atomik/venom just released with 3 racing colours
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pulled these off the 3 Racing Facebook page

• 2.6 Internal Reduction Gearbox
• Alum Rear Forward Pivot Pin Mount
• Rear Sway Bar Mounts
• Titanium Nitride Coated Shock Shafts
• CNC Machined POM Shock Pistons and Shaft Liners
• Oversized Rear Hub Bearings
• Metric Hardware all round
• Wide Rear Hub minimizes axle vibrations and toe angle variations
• Industry standard Double Padded Slipper Clutch
• CNC Heatsink Motor Plate
• Body and Tire Sets included
• Fully Ball Raced
• Rebuildable Universal Driveshafts with bearing captured driveshaft pin design
• Impact resistant composite Motor Guard
• No E Clips pivot pin design
• Alum Front Arm Pivot Pin Stiffener
• Composite Shock Caps with Oil Bleed Holes
• PTFE Coated Threaded Alum Shock Bodies
• Front and Rear 12mm Hex wheel adaptors
• 12.5mm Big Bore Shocks
• Carb Forward High Downforce body
• 3 Gear Rear and Mid Motor 4 Gear Gearboxes included
• Stiff Composite Front and Rear Arms with Reinforced ribs
• Super Narrow Chassis
• Oversized 5x10x4 Front Spindle Bearings
• Trailing Axle Spindles
• Optimised Ackermann Steering System minimizes any unwanted inside wheel play at maximum steering lock
• Designed for Centered Electronic Components Mounting
• Dual ESC Mounting Positions

and more features to be announced apparently
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