R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2010, 03:28 PM   #91
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 86
Default

with all that alloy i think weight might be a factor, by the looks of it, it will be on a par or fatter than a D8 ?
__________________
Average Joe's RC
HBTRAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 03:49 PM   #92
Tech Master
 
captain america's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,425
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedy2 View Post
but is it practical ?

serpent has the same servosaver layout
and other things..

I don't like cnc parts onto cnc parts
they will dig in...
There have been CNC to CNC parts in nitro cars for well over 20 years: just look at how the engine crankcase mates to the engine blocks, and to the chassis. All aluminum, and no significant issues. With all the heat and vibration generated by the engine, not to mention the beating it takes on every crash and landing, if there were to be any issues, it would've shown up there first.
captain america is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 06:07 PM   #93
Tech Addict
 
sugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 566
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Hmmm. Very nice to "look" at. I wonder if all that bling will translate to fast, consistent lap times at the track.
__________________
- Associated B4.1 Worlds -
- Associated SC10 FT -
- Associated SC10 4x4 -
- Mugen MBX6 Alpha F850 -
- Nomadio Sensor - Hitec servos - Panther tires - DE Racing -
sugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 07:01 PM   #94
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,037
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

seems just like those concepts cars to me, even if they're on the road, not many people are willing to live with it

personally i don't even know what that means
cheapskate.brok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 07:55 PM   #95
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,657
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

holy crap! it has BOOTS over the inside wheel bearings and dogbones. There is no hole in the chassis for the center diff!!

I like the countersunk design of the holes, the reinforced shock tower!

look how easy it is to take the diffs out.

No brake binding! direct shaft connection.

But, i still want to hear some reviews by other people that have run it.


Other then that, it looks very thought out, and solves alot of headaches.

I even like the one piece upper plate/front chassis brace.


damn, shit. I want one! went are they gonna be for sale?
__________________
"You are not understanding the fundamental principles of my fragmented personality"

Mugen
dreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #96
Tech Champion
 
whitrzac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: WI
Posts: 5,701
Trader Rating: 94 (100%+)
Default

I'm gona wait patiently until an E version comes out
whitrzac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 08:38 PM   #97
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,657
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

after staring at the pics on the website for about an hour. I have come to some conclusions.

1. I really like the looks and the engineering.

2. How hard will parts be to come by?

3. It will not make me a better driver

4. I don't know about revolutionary, but it should at the very least get the bigger companies thinking.

5. 5mm is thick for a chassis. I really want to see one up close.

6. I really like the boots, but how long before they get in the way or fall off?

7. Has anybody driven one!!!

6. I am still happy with my moogen



How hard will it be to get?
__________________
"You are not understanding the fundamental principles of my fragmented personality"

Mugen
dreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 08:58 PM   #98
Tech Regular
 
annonymous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 498
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dreaux View Post
after staring at the pics on the website for about an hour. I have come to some conclusions.

1. I really like the looks and the engineering.

2. How hard will parts be to come by?

3. It will not make me a better driver

4. I don't know about revolutionary, but it should at the very least get the bigger companies thinking.

5. 5mm is thick for a chassis. I really want to see one up close.

6. I really like the boots, but how long before they get in the way or fall off?

7. Has anybody driven one!!!

6. I am still happy with my moogen



How hard will it be to get?
Right now parts are online only, but very easy through their online store - - - they are currently looking for a US distributor (must be soon now)

More than likely that price will be more than great, as it will probably come with the same amount of tuning parts as its little brother does (about $200 worth through someone like Losi or Associated)

this car seems to address many issues other companies have still not fixed, but for now it is still in the air
__________________
I drive faster on the bench...

Orion - Futaba - Savox - RCAmerica
annonymous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:05 AM   #99
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 377
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by speedy2 View Post
but is it practical ?

serpent has the same servosaver layout
and other things..

I don't like cnc parts onto cnc parts
they will dig in...
Well it's pretty obvious why Serpent has similar properties in their car isnt't it ? But again when you put these 2 side by side the Durango really puts out pretty strong statement.

Then regarding the amount of aluminium on the car. Actually if you look at it only "additional" alu parts is the center diff mount (usually plastic) and the bulks (unique Durango design) and none of them is really heavy bits as they are pretty much machined to cheese. There are light cars out there with alu shock towers right ? Also the chassis is 5mm thick originally but again if you look at it it has some serious machining done so only the sides and selected portions are thicker. Again there is no traditional radiotray concept which also takes off some, lightened drivetrain from factory etc. It will probably not be the lightest one on the market but should not be a tank either. Will be interesting to get hands on one to see how it will perform. Still 3 months......
Poinas2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 08:08 AM   #100
Tech Master
 
captain america's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,425
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

[QUOTE=Poinas2;6874130
Again there is no traditional radiotray concept which also takes off some [/QUOTE]

Not quite. According to the technical specifications, the electronics are supposed to be on a radio tray which can be taken out with the removal of just 5 screws.

http://www.buggy-sport.info/index.ph...-features.html

What I really like about Durango is that unlike, say, a company like Team Magic, all of their innovations appear to actually be practical, as opposed to change purely for change's sake. Also, many of these concepts were tried first in their 1/10 electric buggy (which won the worlds last year) which is one of, if not THE heaviest 1/10 EP buggy ever, and it still brought home the bacon, so I don't think weight is such a critical issue.
captain america is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 08:44 AM   #101
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 377
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by captain america View Post
Not quite. According to the technical specifications, the electronics are supposed to be on a radio tray which can be taken out with the removal of just 5 screws.

http://www.buggy-sport.info/index.ph...-features.html
Well would you call this traditional way (quote from the DNX408 specs):

"Radio tray is mounted into the chassis to get centre of gravity as low as possible, but still only 5 screws to slide it out for easy maintenance

Lowest possible centre of gravity the servos and RX battery are laid down & mounted into the chassis."

So the thing is inverted and to my understanding plastic as opposite to the ones where the radioplate is raised from the chassis level.

But yes there is a radiotray so in that sense you are 100% correct
Poinas2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #102
Tech Elite
 
merdith6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brazoria, TX
Posts: 2,350
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default it looks

freakin sweet.....
__________________
Mad Dog drives a Mugen MBX-7, Novarossi engines, Clockwork Racing, Futaba radio, AKA/Proline Tires
merdith6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #103
Tech Master
 
Bigedmond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,837
Trader Rating: 18 (100%+)
Default

I think it looks sexy. But the weight with all the AL parts is a concern.
Bigedmond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:14 PM   #104
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,657
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

there is really nothing else to say until someone drives one.
__________________
"You are not understanding the fundamental principles of my fragmented personality"

Mugen
dreaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 01:18 PM   #105
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 142
Default

Well, you guys can fight about this all day and all night.

I'm a truggy guy, always will be, but I'd love one of these to have as an ornament at the very least. Truely stunning to look at and the engineering is pure class.
Flipfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 03:54 AM.


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