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Old 01-24-2010, 04:22 AM   #136
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I have a few questions, just out of curiosity, lets see if it is possible to have a discussion on this forum, instead of a bashing match:

I agree that the Durango looks brilliant, and if its possible for an RC car to be sexy, the durango definitely is. BUT, why is this the future? Because it is put together differently, or because there is more CNC aluminium?What is it about the car that is so great, is it just how it looks? Because there is nothing about it that will make the performance way better than the current cars. Geometry is the same as losi it seems, weight distribution pretty close, steering slightly different, diffs and shocks the same...it just LOOKS different.

So my ultimate question is, which is more important for a RC hobbyist, looks or performance? The Durango seems to have identical geometry to the Losi. Cant be sure until I have one. So it is reasonable to assume that it will be close in performance to the Losi. But lets say for the sake of argument, that the Losi still out-performs it, but the durango looks much cooler, which one do you chose, assuming the price and support is the same? Looks or performance?
Ok so we all know the price matters, but looks or performance?

Thanks for your answer captain america
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:04 AM   #137
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I think a driver that wants to win will go for performance, for sure
like many now drive MBX6 again..
average drivers will go for the looks...

I would go for ease of working on
a buggy made off the less possible parts
a buggy that doesn't develop slop
and finishes a we of racing, or a day of practise
and some nice pure bred looks..
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:18 AM   #138
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To me, looks are a very minor consideration. I want performance, durability and easy of maintenance.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:42 AM   #139
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what is progress ?

cvd driveshafts that you have to take great care off, or they get sloppy
or can fall apart anytime
captured driveshafts with everybody nagging about the weaker bearings

or use the old trusty bearings with a good set of universals
a few have seen the light ... Crono RS9, mp9
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I'd like to see driveshaft couplings built the same way as they are made in full scale cars. Even some large scale model cars are equipped with those. Virtually maintenance free, as long as the dust covers/protective boots are in good shape.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:25 AM   #141
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I still say fuel injection and an engine that can finish a 30 min main on a tank of fuel.
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