Sorry no pics for now but here are my impressions from the build
The CF chassis is standard but at least the weaving in the CF is straight (not always the case !!).
Nylon parts fit and finish is tamiya-like - no need to re-drill or adjust- or even shim anything !! (impressed especially about that last part).
The durability remains to be tested but the quality of nylon is superior to many brands and comparable to xray or kyosho which are the best in the market today imho.
Diff is totally amazing, large diameter rings to spread pressure.. It s X-ray like and sealed !! just awesome. Be careful when assembling the beville washers..
Front spool is super light ! Make sure you tighten the screws all the way or the front unis will rub when you assemble the front end.
We ll see about durability but it looks healthy !
Steering rack is great, very accessible if needed.. well thought out !
Remakably no play in the ball ends and cups, and no need to pop out since the cups are open. Every suspension feels light and solid at the same time.
The arms look and feel great... very tough !!
sway bar mount is very smart, and acts as the support for the screws for the shock tower. Sway bars are both same front are rear stock.
Shocks are the best.. ever.. tamiya/kyosho tf-5 stallion like.. just perfect.
built mine with zero rebound.
Lipo balancing parts are great, there is also a support for sub-c cells that is specific (nice!).
The spur gear holder, although smart because it keeps the spur assembly narrow, seems a tad flimsy. I doubt it will support several spur gear mounting/unmounting operations and i m afraid the threads in the nylon will wear out.
For me, this is THE part that might need improvement in the whole car (alum version please).
On the other hand, thank you for making it Kimbrough spurs compatible and not proprietary !
The instructions are awesome and horrible at the same time. Awesome because they are complete, detailed, with setup tips, completely precise and thorough. Horrible because they are not beginner-oriented at all since they are not completely visual. Many operations are to be READ and not SEEN.
Not a big issue for me, but dont build this as your first-ever rc car..
Overall, the car feels very nice because it does not feel like TOP cut corners, or half-baked this.
It has got everything a high end touring car needs and there is nothing that feels like "hmmm , i m not sure about this".
It is perfectly on par to a xray, a 416, or a Cyclone. You really feel like every part has been thought out and many build features are unique.
Very happy about the purchase.. let s see on track next weekend..