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Old 12-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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i am thinking of purchasing the ofna picco buggy it comes ith the picco .21 http://www.ofna.com/picco-offroad.php
hears a link to it and is it good for racing thanx
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
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To start it would be okay, but the chassis is a bit date.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
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its not that bad for raceing but it is one of the heavyest 1/8 buggy ,
compared to the eight and rc8 etc,but i all depends on the driver.
i think it would be fine to race in a sportsman class there might
be lighter aftermarket chassis for them
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That buggy will be a little heavy, but at least the stability will be there! I thought about getting one myself just to mess around with. I would definitely change out the engine. Something with a little more top end. Also change out the servos. It should work well with the 16mm big bore shocks. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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yea thanx for the help i have a mammoth st pro kit and is heavy as hell yea this sounds fun i will change the servos and see if there is an after market lighter chasis
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what else would be a cheap racing nitro buggy
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:20 PM   #7
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if u want parts at your lhs then a rc8 or a hot bodies d8 maybe
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what do u mean by that like lighter chassis and wat would be a good racing buggy for the price
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #9
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for a racing buggy i would defiely get the hot bodies d8 buggy for ,
$300 or so i seen them where i race at and they look really good.
it is a kit though, a lighter chassis whould be a milled lighter weight
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for a racing buggy i would defiely get the hot bodies d8 buggy for ,
$300 or so i seen them where i race at and they look really good.
it is a kit though, a lighter chassis whould be a milled lighter weight
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thanx i was thinking about that too wat would be a good engine for that
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #11
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if your a beginner at 1/8 buggy and want something thats not to hard,
to tune then a nova .21 bf whould be good i run the engine and it has.
plently of torque and speed and its not to overpowering ethier, u
can get one for $150 and get a dynamite 86 pipe on it also.
it is really tight for break in just use a heat gun to loosen it up to start or loosen the glow plug a bit
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if your a beginner at 1/8 buggy and want something thats not to hard,
to tune then a nova .21 bf whould be good i run the engine and it has.
plently of torque and speed and its not to overpowering ethier, u
can get one for $150 and get a dynamite 86 pipe on it also.
it is really tight for break in just use a heat gun to loosen it up to start or loosen the glow plug a bit
so about 150 for the engine and the pipe and wat about some servos
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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HOW BOUT THIS BUGGY I WASS ADDING UP THE D8 AND ITS preety expensive how bout his one OFNA Hyper 8.5x RTR 1/8
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i know some guys on here whould tell u to get a hitec servo that
cost in the $100+ but i would say get the orion vortex dingal servo.
i use one in my buggy for the steering and it has 138oz of torque.
and its at .07 in speed if u have a radio that has expo for the steering
deflely bring it down on the speed its fast it has alum and titiam gears.
heat sink center really good and its $95 its the vds-1007 servo.
amainhobbies is selling them like crazy and so far they are good .
and for the throttle servo get a dingal servo also that has a least,over 100 oz
of torque like a futaba or the orion servo
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i know some guys on here whould tell u to get a hitec servo that
cost in the $100+ but i would say get the orion vortex dingal servo.
i use one in my buggy for the steering and it has 138oz of torque.
and its at .07 in speed if u have a radio that has expo for the steering
deflely bring it down on the speed its fast it has alum and titiam gears.
heat sink center really good and its $95 its the vds-1007 servo.
amainhobbies is selling them like crazy and so far they are good .
and for the throttle servo get a dingal servo also that has a least,over 100 oz
of torque like a futaba or the orion servo





but if u have a local hobby shop get from there and order it from them
to support them
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