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Old 03-10-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Ofna 9.5 violator good? bad?

im thinking of buying an ofna violator. i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this buggy. Good? Bad? I need some opinions!
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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im thinking of buying an ofna violator. i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this buggy. Good? Bad? I need some opinions!
The 9.5 series are great starter buggies and are pretty tough, but the Violator uses a kingpin front suspension that is prone to breakage.

You can get a 9.5 ravager for about the same price and it will have a much sturdier c-hub front end.

http://www.nitrohouse.com/ofna_ravager.htm

Actually at Nitrohouse, the Rav is $50 less than the Violator. Other than the front end they are virtually identical.

Edit: i see why it's $50 less now, the Ravager does not come with the rotostarter system that the Vio has.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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http://ofna.com/hyper-st.html


this might be a cool thing to check out if it's in your price range.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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The reason i have been looking at the violator is the .32 engine. the ravager comes with a .28, is there a different ofna buggy that comes with the .32?
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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.32 in a buggy to me sounds too big. if you were planning on racing in some places the limit for buggies are .21. truggies are .28. but if your bashing the ravager is not so bad i've heard. .28 in a buggy to me is good size.


but to answer your question, i've not heard of a rtr buggy with a .32 motor. hope you find a good buggy or truggie!
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We are using the .32 in 1/8 late model using buggies. I'm not sure there's any advantage over the .28 though.

Another advantage we have found the ravager has over the violator, at least in oval racing, the ravager is narrower so it turns better. I believe the it's 30 mm narrower.
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TH691: are you planning on just bashing? If so it probably will be sufficient for what you want. Only thing I would be curious on is how fast that engine will drink fuel.

Other thing, for the money (not sure how much it costs), you probably will want different electronics, especially the steering servo.

If engine size is not an issue and you want better upfront stuff, maybe give the CEN Matrix a look. RTR versions come with an MX-3 Airtronics FM radio, 144oz servos, and a .26 engine. I think the only thing that would make it better is for it to have a rotostart setup, but you can always mount up a backplate.

These can be had relatively cheap on ebay brand new. They have a very nice truggy too.

Good luck on your choice!
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If your going to go gas of any type, do away with the roto or pull start and get a starter box. Probably one of the best investments you can make to a rtr. And yea, get rid of that cheezy radio system! The new DX3 from Spektrum will give you everything you need at a low cost. New TX and RX as well as 2 new servo's. One with metal gears you can use as your steering servo.
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Main reason I went with the matrix, you get metal gear servos, quality radio up front. Starter box is very nice to have. Was quite happy to have it when I needed it.
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We are using the .32 in 1/8 late model using buggies. I'm not sure there's any advantage over the .28 though.
The disadvantage of the .32's over the .28's (or smaller) is less run time. The fuel consumption of a 32 will be higher than a 28 or a good performance .21 sized engine.
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Give CEN matrix a look its a realy good buggy to be honest with you its better than the 9.5
http://www.headrushhobbies.com/estor...itro%20Buggies
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thanks for all the info, i think im leaning more towards the ravager and then upgrading to a spektrum. i have 2 stadium trucks and a t-maxx and i heard u can just buy more recievers and use the spektrum for them all.
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yea but only a memory of 3
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yea ur right, do u recommend any radios?
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but still, with a 3 way memory can't you still program it to a different car? just your settings will have to be changed?


i.e.

4 cars with a spectrum reciever. can't you program 2 recievers in the memory and have the other memory slot be for both cars? meaning you program it to one reciever one day and the next day you program it to the other? lmk. thanks.
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