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Old 05-06-2016, 02:11 AM   #20176
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Another thing came up in a discussion about the B5M vs B6(D): The B6D will have way worse spare parts prices - image the front and rear shocktower. In Germany it's about 5-6
Whoever thinks that carbon firbe shock towers will cost 5 will be wrong, very wrong. Look at the RC8 stuff. It will cost at least 25

So for me, beginner/amateur who tends to break stuff (although I havent in 6 months of racing) I'd hate the new car when every spare part will cost more.

As said before: If I loose to I b6D or whatever it wont because the car is the factor. It'll be because my driving sucks
You talked about the spare parts (plural) being a huge difference between the cars but only name one that is noticeably different in design. And even contradict yourself in saying you haven't broken in several months. Ae did a good thing and designed a very well though out successor to the b5m and people like you are just looking at reasons to be a hater. I'm impressed at the direction ae went and applaud them for their design. They took what they learned and and considered the global market and are keeping current with the hobby trend. I have the b5m with all the hop ups and gladly welcome the new platform. All the other manufactures have quick turn over times in their platforms and ae chose to not go the route of the b4.1, .2, etc. Good for them.
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:54 AM   #20177
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I dont wanna hate, but not everyone drives on Onroad-Style-"Offroad" Tracks. In my area here are few tracks but none of these would welcome a B6 or even a B6D - so the new and global direction pretty much says "f*** you" to all guys who really drive offroad. (And now you are gonna say: Bad luck, global trend is onroad-offroad tracks....yea you're right, sadly )
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:45 AM   #20178
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What make you think a B6D will be ugliest than a B5M on dirt tracks ???
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I dont wanna hate, but not everyone drives on Onroad-Style-"Offroad" Tracks. In my area here are few tracks but none of these would welcome a B6 or even a B6D - so the new and global direction pretty much says "f*** you" to all guys who really drive offroad. (And now you are gonna say: Bad luck, global trend is onroad-offroad tracks....yea you're right, sadly )
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carpet is not offroad!
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Carpet isn't on-road either. Carpet is carpet.
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Carpet isn't on-road either. Carpet is carpet.
your wrong on road rc cars have been racing on carpet for decades.
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your wrong on road rc cars have been racing on carpet for decades.
And they have been racing on other surfaces too such as asphalt and cement long before carpet came around.

Don't get me wrong, I think I know what you are saying and that is in your opinion off-road racing is done on dirt. I can respect that.
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And they have been racing on other surfaces too such as asphalt and cement long before carpet came around.

Don't get me wrong, I think I know what you are saying and that is in your opinion off-road racing is done on dirt. I can respect that.

your correct, i do like the changing conditions of offroad done on the dirt.
i hate the saucing of tires too. it's just not offroad racing.
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I prefer dirt for offroad but carpet and turf offer things that dirt cannot consistently. All surfaces have their unique characteristics and set of challenges. making blanket statements about carpet or turf is a little short sighted. Carpet and turf over there is popular because of weather and property prices.
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You talked about the spare parts (plural) being a huge difference between the cars but only name one that is noticeably different in design. And even contradict yourself in saying you haven't broken in several months. Ae did a good thing and designed a very well though out successor to the b5m and people like you are just looking at reasons to be a hater. I'm impressed at the direction ae went and applaud them for their design. They took what they learned and and considered the global market and are keeping current with the hobby trend. I have the b5m with all the hop ups and gladly welcome the new platform. All the other manufactures have quick turn over times in their platforms and ae chose to not go the route of the b4.1, .2, etc. Good for them.
I guess Im old school thinking. New school thinking is get it, trash it, buy another. Seems IMO folks held companies to a higher standard years ago where companies would get it right the first time. Folks excepting of a "ground breaking redesign" every year are not holding the company to a higher standard and just excepting what they give them, ie Iphone 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Its sales not "ground breaking designs". These rc cars are not rocket science, the basics will always be the basics no matter how you want to spin it, not saying your trying to spin ,just saying. IMO, AE should of been paying close attention 2 years ago to what folks wanted and were using but hey tweak this and that and double your profits. A company like AE should be on top of its game and had all its ducks in a row two years ago, not needing changes to stay in the game months later.
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I also prefer dirt. I mean its scale racing right? I dont see full scale racing on carpet.
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I prefer dirt for offroad but carpet and turf offer things that dirt cannot consistently. All surfaces have their unique characteristics and set of challenges. making blanket statements about carpet or turf is a little short sighted. Carpet and turf over there is popular because of weather and property prices.
i understand thats why i will not be racing tomorrow because of rain.
i would run on carpet if thats all i had to race on. tracks are going carpet
because it's easy to set up and take down too. i will always be offroad is run
on dirt guy. it's just what i like best.
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I guess Im old school thinking. New school thinking is get it, trash it, buy another. Seems IMO folks held companies to a higher standard years ago where companies would get it right the first time. Folks excepting of a "ground breaking redesign" every year are not holding the company to a higher standard and just excepting what they give them, ie Iphone 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. Its sales not "ground breaking designs". These rc cars are not rocket science, the basics will always be the basics no matter how you want to spin it, not saying your trying to spin ,just saying. IMO, AE should of been paying close attention 2 years ago to what folks wanted and were using but hey tweak this and that and double your profits. A company like AE should be on top of its game and had all its ducks in a row two years ago, not needing changes to stay in the game months later.
i'm old school too! my b4.2 must be a junker by todays standards.

new schoolers are junkies to these companies.
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I also prefer dirt. I mean its scale racing right? I dont see full scale racing on carpet.
Yet one of the best, most entertaining "off road" series going is Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Truck series and they run exclusively on pavement....
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AE will continue to make spares, right?
Yes. AE is one of the best at having parts available for a long time after a platform is replace.
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