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Old 01-19-2010, 07:03 PM   #106
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Is there any company selling there pruduct in the U.S. anyone?
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team durango and serpent seem to share alot of ideas??????????????
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team durango and serpent seem to share alot of ideas??????????????
They are owned by the same parent company.
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They are owned by the same parent company.
Are you sure? I thought serpent was going to develope Gerd's designs and the backed out.

My 1/10 Durango is the heaviest, easiest to drive fast car I own. If the 8th scale drives simular it will be a very nice car. I really hope they come out with an electric version.
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Are you sure? I thought serpent was going to develope Gerd's designs and the backed out.

My 1/10 Durango is the heaviest, easiest to drive fast car I own. If the 8th scale drives simular it will be a very nice car. I really hope they come out with an electric version.

Where did you get your's? 1/10
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #111
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...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.
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This thing is absolutely stunning.
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Where did you get your's? 1/10
As long as there is no disti in US you can order directly from TeamDurango: www.team-durango.com

They have decent freight costs to my understanding and it's pretty fast with FedEx
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They are owned by the same parent company.
Gerd was designing the "DEX410" and "DNX408" for Serpent before Serpent backed out so Gerd needed to form a own company. To me it looks like Serpent/Billy took the basic concepts from the Gerds design and changed the lay-out a bit not to look like a direct copy. We can speculate what we want since we don't have the real first hand info and we can be sure we get different answers based on who we ask.

Anyway now that the photos are out it's obvious that they are 2 completely different cars where Serpent is more traditional one and Durango then much further developed and evolved one.
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After seeing the DEX410 go at my local track i really don't think that weight is going to be much of a issue on the DEX408. The DEX410 is probly one of the heaviest 1\10 cars out but i think that is one of the reasons it is so fast on the track, Because of that extra weight making the car more stable on the rough.
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After seeing the DEX410 go at my local track i really don't think that weight is going to be much of a issue on the DEX408. The DEX410 is probly one of the heaviest 1\10 cars out but i think that is one of the reasons it is so fast on the track, Because of that extra weight making the car more stable on the rough.
That's spot on.
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Are you sure? I thought serpent was going to develope Gerd's designs and the backed out.

My 1/10 Durango is the heaviest, easiest to drive fast car I own. If the 8th scale drives simular it will be a very nice car. I really hope they come out with an electric version.
from team-durango website: "If there is enough interest in an electric version we will make it, but its not our highest priority perhaps 2011"
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A local friend of mine has a DEX410. That car is a true work of art. He's much faster and more consistent with it then his B44. He's been putting the hurt on us since he got it.

If they get a good US distributor I can't see this how the new 1/8th buggy won't be a winner. I never thought I'd say any flashlight racer is worth $600.00 but Durango is IMO
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what is a flashlight racer?
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:53 AM   #120
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Yet more pics posted on Neo Buggy:

http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news/

I don't know how it can possibly qualify as one of the "lightest" cars; even with all the milled-out areas, there's still quite a bit of metal on there, especially if they start using cap-head screws, but light-weight or not, this thing's got "WINNER" written all over it. Notice how you can swap-out the rear lower arms to mount the shocks either inboard or outboard.

Interestingly enough, the chassis is so thick that if one actually decides to use button-head screws like in the photo, these seem to sit quite high into the chassis, so less chance that they will be ground down when the chassis wears.
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