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Old 08-07-2011, 04:20 AM   #61
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Hey Neal,

What track is it and do you know anyone who is in need of a partial sponsorship? I would love to know if we would have the same issues since I honestly believe our cars are tanks now in the durability department.

I find it hard to believe that some are saying the Mugen is more fragile from a design standpoint.
It is our track....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbMPzualiPs

tho we are not having as many issues now as we turned the triple into a table top........

here it was before

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLHjqFVQlzA

I would have no reason to lie about something like this....the members of the club running Mugen almost left for good, as none could finish a race without breaking their control arms...So to keep things together we filled in the triple and made it more forgiving......As I say I love my Mugen cars ( i currently have 2, and had many before )...but on the big air they are the most prone to breaking control arms....... Just for reference the jump will launch you 14 'high and we travel 45-50' before touching down....

I have one guy who may be interested in being sponsored, I will mention this to him today and see what he says.........thank you for the offer !
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:07 AM   #62
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Neil, honestly I don't see a problem with the old design of the track. To me the problem more than likely was some guys just weren't timing the back side triple right so they could just backside the last jump. Were the guys that were breaking the arms casing the second jump or landing on the front wheels on the flat part of the track after the third jump?
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #63
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If you are breaking the buggy, you seriously need to slow down and focus on your driving.

The truggy is more prone to breaking but you also have a very long arm and more weight and usually people driving way out of control.

My son just turned 11 and is only on his second year of racing and i think we have broke 4 arms on truggy since we bought it. And he DOES wreck hard. He just launched it out of the track at RCX in Chicago yesterday in main and never hurt a thing. i know 2 of those arms were from a marshall throwing another truggy right in front of him going down 100' plus straightaways at WOT.

I have seen guys break arms on the truggy alot. 90% of the time, they deserved to break them. Everyone seems to think truggies are indestructable.

All current race vehicles have issues. All are damn good vehicles too.
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Nice Track!! Honestly il trade you :P
If people are arguing about the track, tell them to attend working bees, or change track
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:26 PM   #65
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Haha, love it when people say nothing wrong with the buggy/truck, that its always driver error when breaking stuff. Then yes, lets make the shocktowers, chassis, all thinner and make the hubs of less material! If you break it, tough sh*t! You suck!

Seriously though, yes....of course you're not going to break anything if you're a perfect driver. With that said, my track has huge jumps. Truggies are not the easiest things to control in mid air (more rotational mass from tires/wheels than buggies) and the occasional bad landing does occur. 90% of the time, my MBX6T survives it with no problem. The other times, an arm breaks or something. With that said, I've never really had any durability problems with ALL my other 1/8ths, even past Mugens! Just the MBX6T, I have snapped two arms already (yes, I was doing crazy stuff.) But my other 1/8ths went through the same abuse with no big issues. This is coming from someone who's owned Losi, Associated, Hot Bodies, and older Mugens.

Just saying, for some tracks its fine....for others, if you bin it, your race is over.
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If it breaks where the shockboot is it is most likely the shockboot screw is overtightend.
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So, how did a thread about the "MBX7", turn into a debate on how durable the arms are? Does anyone know if there really will be a new buggy released soon? Ive heard new buggy before 2012, but who knows
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Highly unlikely
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Hello,

I have heard something about a 2012 MBX6 update :

* Receiver battery in front like BATLLE did for European champion ship.
* New diff like KYOSHO.
* New shocks.


Some people says that MBX7 has been already built but no releasable as it is very difficult to drive it.


Wait and see.
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There is no "MBX7 to come" but upgrades. There are alot of testing of parts based on the original MBX6 but no plan or whole MBX7 prototype being test or considered as far as I know. The MBX6 is already a dam awesome RC so the name will be left alone.
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I have a guy at my track who breaks front arms because of his limited driving skill. I dremeled the front hubs where the pivot balls sit. I made it more of a U shape as oppose to a C shape. Now when he crash hard the pivot ball pops out 'absorbing the impact' instead of the arms braking. He pops it back in and and he's back on the track. Not to mention he has tons more steering
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Hello,

I have heard something about a 2012 MBX6 update :

* Receiver battery in front like BATLLE did for European champion ship.
* New diff like KYOSHO.
* New shocks.


Some people says that MBX7 has been already built but no releasable as it is very difficult to drive it.


Wait and see.

What's the difference between Mugen diffs and Kyosho diffs?
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Straight cut gears instead of spiral? Those Kyosho's sure do have a smooth drivetrain.
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Straight cut gears instead of spiral? Those Kyosho's sure do have a smooth drivetrain.
I can't argue with that
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #75
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Isn't Losi straight cut too? I thought they were and they still have diff issues. I think the Kyosho just has better metal.
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