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Old 11-10-2010, 07:51 PM   #1096
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Oh balls

Well, JQ can start shopping for a new benz
lol for sure. Damn this sucks, I was really looking forward to this car. With all the testing and what not they said they did, and with serpent having the same problem, can't believe they didn't figure something out.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #1097
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Just makes me that much happier that I chose the Agama out of all the new buggy releases. Really sucks about this servo issue so close to the release. I would bet Durango was hoping for a good show in the worlds to open sales strong, now it looks like the world stage will severely hurt sales. What a shame.
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Just makes me that much happier that I chose the Agama out of all the new buggy releases. Really sucks about this servo issue so close to the release. I would bet Durango was hoping for a good show in the worlds to open sales strong, now it looks like the world stage will severely hurt sales. What a shame.
its not over yet....

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #1099
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OK I just watched the Lutz interview...it was a throtle servo failure......scary...
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its not over yet....

I know that but this news is going to kill opening sales until they get it resolved. Do you have any idea how many people sold their serpents, and how many others did not buy one because of this same issue.
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Just makes me that much happier that I chose the Agama out of all the new buggy releases.
Isnt it weird that that the Agama has come out on top so far? I mean who owns Agama or designed the A8?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:10 PM   #1102
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Isnt it weird that that the Agama has come out on top so far? I mean who owns Agama or designed the A8?
I dont know bro, but its one bad azz buggy. It's not without its minor issues, but nothing serious and nothing that will cost you a race. Plus compared to the prices of Serpent, Durango and JQ its a no brainer. JQ car looks good though and I dont think there are any issues that I have heard of. I am sure just like serpent, Durango will get the problem solved if indeed it even is a problem with the car. Its possible Ryan just had a couple of bad servo's. Its been known to happen. the first Gen of Hitech 7940's failed early and often no matter what car they were in. Its just unfortunate that this happened at the worlds with everyone watching. i know there are allot of people who have been drooling over the Durango who are now shaking their heads
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I know that but this news is going to kill opening sales until they get it resolved. Do you have any idea how many people sold their serpents, and how many others did not buy one because of this same issue.
I think they (Durango) already rubbed people the wrong way when word of their sales "policies" emerged a few months ago, but now when their latest car takes a dump during the RC industry's most prestigious race, it really doesn't bode well. The only thing worse than dozens or hundreds of irate customers is no customers.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #1104
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That is VERY sad to see that there is a servo issue. They may lose some customers for sure.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:21 PM   #1105
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There are always issues!! Thats why its racing!! Issues get changed for the better. Ryan was throwing it down round 3. Fast lap mid 44's. WOW!!! NICE JOB RYAN!!!!

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well lutz finished his first quali Q3 lets see the rest of them
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #1107
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I dont know bro, but its one bad azz buggy.
For sure! Its just amazing that some Asian business dudes copy a Losi and it is actually good! I think its fair to say its a copy....right? Not taking anything away from it, its probably a 2nd choice for me as of right now

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That is VERY sad to see that there is a servo issue. They may lose some customers for sure.
Eh, all us arm chair designers are jumping the gun
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:34 PM   #1108
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I think its fair to say its a copy....right?
There are too many differences for me to say its a copy. I am sure the lead designers had a losi platform in front of them when they started though. By the time they got done with their design it is very different in allot of ways. I wont dare sit here and try and say its better than a Losi but for me it was the right choice. I have not heard anyone who has bought/built and raced the Agama who has not loved it.
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Does anyone run full droop with the Agama? Hows the slop?

This is a serious question.... What is different than the Losi design wise?

**I was just looking and saw center diff mount and possibly rec and batt swap positions, but other than that.....

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