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Old 05-30-2011, 05:38 AM   #31
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turnigy 5000mah 4S does fit. <5min with dremel and it slots in perfectly. no wiggle room but it fits and the box buttons up perfectly
No matter what I just couldn't get it to fit. ThunderPower 5000 4S no problem, but the Turnigy 4000 4S no way.
If I Dremeled the plastic inside on both backing plates any more there would have been nothing left.
Maybe your 5000 4S Turnigy is physically smaller than my 4000?
I know the TP's are pricey and an overkill, but their quality is second to none in my opinion.

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Bellow is a pic of the Ofna box with 4S and 3S 5000 TP lipos side by side.
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Hi Frank, I have both. Here is my honest comparison.

I first bought the Hudy box because it is the lightest and most compact buggy/truggy box on the market. Then purchased the Ofna later on after all the positive comments on rctech about it.

Hudy:
The Hudy feels like it’s made of higher quality than the Ofna truggy box. Smoother nicer finish, bit more elegant in its design and construction. Just my opinion.

The on/off switch is placed in a better spot on the Hudy. Never flicked on accidently, but on my Ofna it has been switched on accidently in my storage bag a few times.

Hudy has a nicer opening mechanism for the lid to access the battery. Lid uses a clip system to open and shut.

I actually blew the 775 single motor in the Hudy breaking in a CWR B6. Maybe the 4S was too much for it.

Hudy 775 single motor looks a lot smaller physically to both the Ofna 775 and the Losi 775 I have purchased to replace the blown 775 in my Hudy box.

Hudy box doesn’t have as much inbuilt adjustment as Ofna box.

Hudy has room for only one 4S 5000 Lipo. I had to take to the plastic with the Dremel to make a 5000 Thunderpower 4S fit. Also remember the TP 5000 4S is a lot smaller than the Hong Kong Specials 4S 5000. I don’t think you can get a HK special 4S 5000 to fit. I have a HK special (Turnigy) 4S 4000 and it’s too big for the Hudy even if you dremel.


Ofna:
Big and bulky but built tough. Finish isn’t as nice as Hudy, some sharp edges, screw tips exposed, need to add a couple of washes on lid hinges etc.

Much more adjustment than Hudy. I haven’t had to drill or hack anything on it to fit my Agama and both 4S and 3S 5000 Lipos.

More space in the Ofna. I use a competition heat warmer so I have a 3S and 4S 5000 Lipo installed side by side in my Ofna with plenty of space to spare. Also I can run the comp heat warmer cable through one of the vent holes on plastic back plate of the Ofna. Real handy if you use the comp heat engine warmer. There is just so much room inside the Ofna that you can do a lot.

Did not have to cut, dremel or modify anything than use the Onfa’s own built in adjustments to fit my narrow chassis Agama perfectly. No matter what I did the Hudy would rub (required more modifications, extra hole for pin placement etc).

Annoying lid design where you have to unscrew a screw every time you want to open the box lid to connect or disconnect your batteries. The Hudy mechanism is much nicer and a better design.

The twin 775’s in the Onfa are physically bigger. No idea whether that’s a good thing or bad thing. But as I said, I’ve blown the engine in the Hudy, yet the twins in the Ofna are not even breaking a sweat with the same 4S 5000 Lipo. I rewired both boxes to use Deans plugs.


My choice: Ofna blue truggy box, rewire it to use Deans, 4S 5000 Lipo, hook up a Lipo low voltage buzzer to the balance plug (which I need to do) and you’re done. For 1/8th racing buggy or truggy you won’t need anything else and power won’t fade over 2 days of full on practise and racing.

I now know why the Ofna is so popular. Don’t get me wrong I like the Hudy and I will replace the motor when I get around to it and keep it. But If I was to choose one over the other I would pick the Ofna. It’s not perfect but I just prefer its versatility.

I’ll try post some pics of both boxes open with the same battery in each.

I’m no expert and this is just my own experience. Hope this helps anyone trying to decide between the both.
great review I have an Agama what Mods do i have to do on the Hudy starter box ??? Not even my old starter box could handle the Agama XD some pics maybe Greetings Brian
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great review I have an Agama what Mods do i have to do on the Hudy starter box ??? Not even my old starter box could handle the Agama XD some pics maybe Greetings Brian
Buggy is in front of you facing left(rear) to right(front) on the Hudy box. You need to make a new whole on the far left rear corner on the box lid so the pin is placed further back. This will give you enough room to move the Agama closer to starter box rubber wheel otherwise you will get the frustrating chassis rub.

My Hudy is in pieces as I am replacing a burnt motor. When I get it together again I shall post a pic. It's a relatively simple mod and you should be able to work it out with my above description.

Also remember the Hudy rubber wheel is very soft and wears out really quick, although I do believe they have released an optional harder rubber compound wheel you can replace it with.


If you haven't already purchased the Hudy, I suggest buying the Ofna Truggy blue starter box.

If you are in Europe and prefer it to be red in colour just buy the Robitronic starter box, it's exactly the same as the Ofna only red instead of blue.
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Most versatile offroad starter box on the market in my opinion. Haven't tried them all, but after buying the Ofna starter box I don't think I'll be looking for another.

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4S 5000 Lipo for starter. 3S 5000 Lipo for engine heater. Lipo low voltage monitor / warning buzzer on both packs. Solidly built. What more could you want from your bump box.
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Buggy is in front of you facing left(rear) to right(front) on the Hudy box. You need to make a new whole on the far left rear corner on the box lid so the pin is placed further back. This will give you enough room to move the Agama closer to starter box rubber wheel otherwise you will get the frustrating chassis rub.

My Hudy is in pieces as I am replacing a burnt motor. When I get it together again I shall post a pic. It's a relatively simple mod and you should be able to work it out with my above description.

Also remember the Hudy rubber wheel is very soft and wears out really quick, although I do believe they have released an optional harder rubber compound wheel you can replace it with.


If you haven't already purchased the Hudy, I suggest buying the Ofna Truggy blue starter box.

If you are in Europe and prefer it to be red in colour just buy the Robitronic starter box, it's exactly the same as the Ofna only red instead of blue.
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Most versatile offroad starter box on the market in my opinion. Haven't tried them all, but after buying the Ofna starter box I don't think I'll be looking for another.

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4S 5000 Lipo for starter. 3S 5000 Lipo for engine heater. Lipo low voltage monitor / warning buzzer on both packs. Solidly built. What more could you want from your bump box.
Thanks for the Advise I didnt buy the starter box yet but i really like it how small it is ^^ I heard good things about the Ofna starter box but the handle looks like mickey mouse XDDDD
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Thanks for the Advise I didnt buy the starter box yet but i really like it how small it is ^^ I heard good things about the Ofna starter box but the handle looks like mickey mouse XDDDD
Trust me the handle is just fine, strong and comfortable. Go with the Ofna you will not regret it. I've got both and I would pick the Ofna over the Hudy every time. It's really not that much bigger.

End of the day it's your money and if your heart is set on the Hudy then go with that. With a little extra modding especially if you want to use a high capacity Lipo it will work. Just make sure you've got it adjusted spot on because it won't take much abuse in terms of chassis rubbing before the single 775 motor gives up the ghost.
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Trust me the handle is just fine, strong and comfortable. Go with the Ofna you will not regret it. I've got both and I would pick the Ofna over the Hudy every time. It's really not that much bigger.

End of the day it's your money and if your heart is set on the Hudy then go with that. With a little extra modding especially if you want to use a high capacity Lipo it will work. Just make sure you've got it adjusted spot on because it won't take much abuse in terms of chassis rubbing before the single 775 motor gives up the ghost.
I really like the Hudy heheh and anyway I'm gonna use 2 Nimh stickpacks so i think they will not blow up the 775 motor ;D But I'm actually very curious about the Ofna ^^But what I dont like are the small pins I had a hard time on my old starter box with small pins because my Agama didnt fit perfectly because the pins where too small like on the Ofna starter box
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