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Old 03-10-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
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Arrow RD Logic Wolverine Review

PRO: I recently purchaced the RD Logic Wolverine. It cost $350 which is a pretty good deal for a nitro truck. It comes with a fuel bottle, glow heater, a glow plug wrench, and air filter oil. It is alot lager than i expected and has a pretty good size engine (4.02cc) with a huge fuel tank. The tires are huge and have a good tread pattern. It has adjustable aluminum shocks, they didnt seem to be oil filled, but i dont know that for a fact. The frame was Very sturdy and looked great. The 2 channel radio is basic but would get the job done. Fuel and 12 AA batteries are all you need to get started, which is great for a beginner.

CON: Now here are some of the bad points of the vehicle. #1 is the drivetrain. The drive shafts are very small in diameter compaired to most other trucks i have seen. They are steel instead of plastic like the T-Maxx but seem very inadequate. The U-Joints are the worst, the drive shaft has a metal rod through it that fits into the slotted joint. The Traxxas trucks have U-Joints that are more like a real vehicle and seem to fit together much nicer. When you spin the wheels there seems to be alot of play in the drivetrain, more than there should be. For the size of the truck the suspension travel was minimal. One wheel could only be raised about 4 inches before the whole truck started to lift.

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Airtronics SPORT Radio
Adjustable Aluminum Shocks
Full Sealed Ball Bearing Set
Hardened and Coated Steel Gears
Heavy Duty Metal Gear Steering Servo
Huge 270 cc Flip-Top Fuel Tank
Massive Dual Disk Brake
Massive pre-mounted 6.75" tires on hardened chrome rims
Multi –Piece easy-carry Rollbar
Performance Aluminum Silencer
Pre-cut Body and Decal Set
.25 (4.02cc) Competition Engine w/pullstart
2-speed Automatic Transmission
3-Shoe Truck Racing Clutch
6061-T6 Aluminum Chassis Plates
Completely Pre-assembled and Ready to Race

In all i would not recommend this truck due to the drivetrain, but maby im being too critical. Here are some pictures of the truck.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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That driveline setup you are talking about is common. It is a dogbone setup and it works good.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:35 AM   #3
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Oh, Just didnt seem like a good setup. I likt the setup Traxxas has alot better.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #4
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lol. why would you be mad if it came with metal drive shafts over plasic. plastic is way less stronger. i see tones of traxxas cars not racing because of the shafts and joints breaking. and there not small there a fair size and you should have no problems with it. its looks like a knock off of a savage.
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4 inches of travel isn't bad at all.
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Did you even drive it before deciding the drivetrain was weak? I don't doubt that it is, but its probably due to low quality materials before parts design as that is the standard style for RC car drivetrains.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:18 PM   #7
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havn't driven it, just wasnt famaliar with the design, maby it will be a good setup all together.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:32 PM   #8
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That exact truck has had 4 different names! Made supposedly by 4 different manufacurers.
One I can think of right now is "Power Racing Products, Raptor".

All I see changed is the gold chassis, the raptor had a silver one.

But thats exactly the same truck!

The slipper setup is junk, the transmission works for the first 10 mins of break-in, the diffs are a "POOR" copy from a savage, the bumpers are junk, the radio box is junk, the servos are junk, the servo saver is junk...... and last but not least the plastic technology is..... yep you guessed it, JUNK!


JUNK!

P.S. heres a link at the last moment.
http://www.rccarsandtrucks.co.uk/564_1_1823288.html
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #9
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LOL finally someone who is siding with me!
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:00 AM   #10
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if you knew it was a shitty setup/desighn then why did u buy it?
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if you haven't ran it at all, still brand spanking new, see if you can take it back. Even if there is a restocking fee, may be better in the long run than having a problem truck.
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Got lucky with this truck, found a broken support on the rear bumper so i can return it for a FULL refund
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