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Old 07-10-2007, 07:12 PM   #31
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When we saw it at SoCal it was definitely a shaft drive car.. Jconcepts parts would have fit almost everywhere on it, and they looked to have a BJ4 shell on it. It looks as if this version has all of the losi parts replaced with AE parts (edit) (steering, C hub and bellcrank thing looks to have been altered.) I would bet that this car is mostly plastic (or graphite composite) and carbon fiber, with a very small amount of aluminum on it and mimics the BJ4 in all of the handling aspects..

I HATE those goofy B4 dish wheels.. the Pro-line ones have the nice inset to hide the rear locknuts and the fronts should really use something with less profile on them.. they are easy to hang on corrugated pipe (RV sewer line type stuff like at several tracks around here, sometimes its yellow)

Really I fail to see many of the improvements that I would expect from AE to have been made while releasing this car, though one could argue that it is currently the best platform in the world, and why change a good thing?

One improvement that COULD be made is to make the front and rear lock nuts universal so that thy are the same inside size. Getting them mixed up is a pain.

I can see this car being priced lower and making the 4wd class a viable option for a lot of racers, and an option if you do not like the xx4 or xxx4.

The thing that remains to be seen is the bottom chassis plate.. Tub composite.. or Carbon Fiber? thoughts?

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:18 PM   #32
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The thing that remains to be seen is the bottom chassis plate.. Tub composite.. or Carbon Fiber? thoughts?
I'm thinking it would most likely be carbon fiber, due mainly to the fact that the're probably going for a high performance, racing buggy. J concepts+Associated? Just sounds to me like the're going for the new best buggy on the market.
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I would like to see them use the belt drive from the TC5, perhaps they will in later versions explore it as an option..
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:33 PM   #34
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I just hope its not saddle pack. All my packs are lipos.
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I just hope its not saddle pack. All my packs are lipos.
Try saddle pack types.
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The thing that remains to be seen is the bottom chassis plate.. Tub composite.. or Carbon Fiber? thoughts?
I think this has already been mentioned

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The B44 is built on a 2.5mm woven carbon fiber main chassis and top plate.
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It would be nice if AE did something really progressive and delivered it on time. We'll see. Still a nice looking car and hopefully a set up from Losi stuff.
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I won't be suprised that this does come in on time. Got a funny feeling thats all.

Main concern here I have is the price. Wonder what its going to be street? $349 or so?
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This quote was made by Kdub on the rc10b4 forums:

How ironic that J-Concepts fans have been going on and on about how their tiny company had outdone all the big manufacturers by designing and releasing a car that most said AE should have made, when all along it was an AE car

Basically, AE couldn't lose - develop a 4wd buggy with someone else's name on it - if it works they can release it as an AE product - if it flops, then it's the other company that looks bad. Very smart marketing.
In reference to Bender's post earlier. That is not a true statement.
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In reference to Bender's post earlier. That is not a true statement.
So, is JConcepts still going to make the BJ4 once you sell out of the current stock? Did AE have ANY roll in the development of the BJ4?
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:13 PM   #41
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now they r losing too much sales to Tamiya, yokomo, kyosho and espcially HPI. if it wernt for the new entrants i doubt they would of even produced a new buggy.
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now if someone could make a 4wd we could afford that would be cool.. the kyosho is probably the cheapest, but kyosho has a hard time finding america with it's shipments.. and i won't own an academy..
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Can't wait to see it in action at the 10th Annual HOT ROD HOBBIES SHOOTOUT in about two weeks!!!
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In reference to Bender's post earlier. That is not a true statement.


I merely quoted what he said from another site.

Perhaps we can get the real story for once?
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