R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2003, 05:30 PM   #76
Tech Adept
pkranger63's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 162

I tend to think of myself pretty extravagant when it comes to RC. I have no problem laying down cash for the latest gizmo but 1200 bux for a 1/10 scale 4wd! Holy cow. For that price Mark Pavidis had better be included to wrench on my car in the pits. Seriously though has anyone bought one of these? Any reviews on the web?

pkranger63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2003, 08:06 AM   #77
Tech Adept
dirk's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 116

Don't worry!! The $1200 is not that much for a car that has a warranty that you can never lose a race!
dirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2003, 04:46 PM   #78
Tech Elite
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: N.W. Ohio
Posts: 2,216

Paul raced at both the Cactus Classic and the Losi race in Florida with his XXX-4. At the Cactus he was 5th in the B -- highest finishing non-factory driver. At the Losi race he was 2nd in Sportsman 4WD mod.

The Durango is a fabulous car -- fast and nimble. We've only seen it with capable factory drivers, but they make it look very good indeed. They are right with the Losis on the straights and handle the bumps & jumps better.

XXX-4 has 2 problems:
1) Too heavy. Nothing else to say about it. Too heavy.
2) Chassis is too low. The large 41-tooth diff gears mean that the chassis must be closer to the ground. The center point of the diff must be about level with the center point of the wheel (bones level), so a bigger diff gear means the chassis MUST be lower. When going through a rough section (think moonpies) the chassis hits the ground and throws the car off line. You absolutely MUST backside all jumps -- if you land even slightly long, there's the chassis on the ground again, and the car's off-line.

Result: you have to drive it PERFECTLY or else. Paul and I are coming to believe that the XX-4 may be equally as fast -- what it gives up in straight-line speed it makes up in handling and driveability. One thing for sure: in both of the latest "big" races, a well-driven Durango has won against the best Losi drivers.
Engineering Without Fear
YoungChazz is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
STUFF FOR SALE """"LQQK """" EZRC R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 03-13-2007 06:20 PM
"""NEW""" Collari .21 3 port buggy motor lc21-b3 goneRVing R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 12-20-2006 05:25 PM
STUFF FOR SALE """"LQQK """" EZRC R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 10-22-2006 08:49 PM
""" XRAY FK05 """ excellent cond/super clean/stock evostyle R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 9 06-29-2006 09:04 PM
Full set of "New In Package" TEAM LOSI XXX4 ALUMINUM CVD's Ron Meloni R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 6 01-15-2004 09:07 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:11 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0