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Old 07-11-2006, 07:34 AM   #16
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ok no offense but is this ment to be a race buggy?
No offense but did you see the pricing? You think for those prices you expect top level race buggy?

Remember the RTR world keeps the Racing world open...not the other way around. Making inexpensive kits for 4wd buggy only helps the class because people can get in then race and upgrade as their skills permit.
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I fully agree on that. Cheaper 4wd versions of the high dollar kits would really be a plus.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:56 AM   #18
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:21 PM   #19
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Not a bad looking car, especially for anew RTR....but some areas of improvement would be needed for race....For example front to rear chassis flex looks to be an issue, and with a center shaft like that, could be a major issue. Also, by the looks I am don't think a GTB/Velocity combo would fit in there. Among other things mentioned such as the turnbuckles, shock mounting locations, etc. But looks good, very similar to my ZX5.
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the body looks REALLY similar the the XXX-4 don't yea think?
(not that it would fit)
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:28 PM   #21
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Also, what tires are those? They look pretty good.
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:04 PM   #22
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fusion/grand prix, grand prix/fusion?

Look at the pics you can read them clear as day

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Old 07-12-2006, 05:00 AM   #23
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the body looks REALLY similar the the XXX-4 don't yea think?
(not that it would fit)
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not really

but i think it looks like the optima mid custom
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No offense but did you see the pricing? You think for those prices you expect top level race buggy?

Remember the RTR world keeps the Racing world open...not the other way around. Making inexpensive kits for 4wd buggy only helps the class because people can get in then race and upgrade as their skills permit.
Your average Team Associated RTR offroader buggy/ truck is within the same range of its price. So the pricing of this (A-Tech) is not going to set the RTR world on fire. Also this is not Academy but looks more like a Yokomo drift car converted to offroad, good for play but not for anything serious.

Its marketable still but to who? First of all let me point out that a company like Academy who puts out a very good 4wd offroader and tourer is hardly able to break through the U.S. market because there are hardly any LHS that is willing to support it. So how could someone like A-Tech have a better shot through this method of distribution?

Anyways its still marketable but just not through the usual means and of course the price point needs to go down to make more attractive.

dailband - In what way do you represent this company? Are you the Mfg? A marketing agent?....
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Our company is an official Worldwide distributor of A-TECH. I am in charge distributing A-TECH products to worldwide.

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dailband: Are there any plans for your company to enter in to the 4wd racing scene with this vehicle or with a future release? Have you tried contacting places like Horizon Hobby or Tower Hobbies to carry this vehicle? If you can get them to carry it, I can see a good portion of sales right there. LHS carrying the vehicle is a big plus, but a place like Tower or Horizon is a big plus too.

When I look at this vehicle I keep thinking TC3-O .

The tires are actually pretty good with proper foam. work as well and better in some situations than holeshots. Last long too.
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Our company is an official Worldwide distributor of A-TECH. I am in charge distributing A-TECH products to worldwide.
Where can I download the manual ?
I might see it first... then decide to buy or not....
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dailband: Are there any plans for your company to enter in to the 4wd racing scene with this vehicle or with a future release? Have you tried contacting places like Horizon Hobby or Tower Hobbies to carry this vehicle? If you can get them to carry it, I can see a good portion of sales right there. LHS carrying the vehicle is a big plus, but a place like Tower or Horizon is a big plus too.....
No offence Cain but I think racing is not an issue of great concern to dailband. Also trying to submit him to Horizon or Tower/Great Planes is not a good idea either. Remember what happened to GS when they went with Horizon? Also, the same reason why Kyosho left Great Planes/ Tower. If dailband was interested in producing cars for either of them you would already have seen it now as the "Dynamite ....." or the "Duratrax ....."
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I can say A-TECH was a OEM company of major RC companies for more than 10 years. I wouldn't say the company names.
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Other than just the offroad suspension, I think the buggy also needs a topdeck as a brace between the bulkheads. It doesn't need to be anything fancy just at least something otherwise it will have too much flex to do any jumps reliably.

Again, I still see these as bashers rather than racers. Count on these flying off skateboard ramps in you local neighborhood.
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