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Old 09-15-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Who make the lightweight 1/10 2wd buggy ???

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Is there someone who know what is the lightweight 1/10 2wd buggy right now? Just the rolling chassis...

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Old 09-15-2007, 02:37 PM   #2
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my guess is the RB5
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any of them are light. B4, RB5, XXX Buggy are all real light, why.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:55 PM   #5
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Grasshopper is real light too.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #7
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Why...

I want to build a buggy as light as possible, if I start with the lightest pro buggy available it will be easier.

Why doing that... just for fun and to make some test... and because at my local track there is no rule for weight in the open class. If I could lower the total weight of a 1/10 buggy near the weight of a 1/18 and power it with a 1/18 brushless system and using a 1200 mah LiPo... can you imagine how light it could be.


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Why...

I want to build a buggy as light as possible, if I start with the lightest pro buggy available it will be easier.

Why doing that... just for fun and to make some test... and because at my local track there is no rule for weight in the open class. If I could lower the total weight of a 1/10 buggy near the weight of a 1/18 and power it with a 1/18 brushless system and using a 1200 mah LiPo... can you imagine how light it could be.


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Making it that light willl make it handle like crap. It needs that weight to help the suspension work at its best, whether if its bumps, jumping, landing, or turning.
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I know one guy that took a B4 and made it super light.. and ran a Mamba 25 esc with a Feigao 380 motor and a small lipo. Basicly the same thing you are talking about. It's on rczone brushless forum, over a year ago I believe.

Bottom line was it worked pretty well but it's a challenge to find the right combo of everything.
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your better of shaving wait where you can, using lipo, then adding that wait back in where its needed, lap times will improve. and if you feel like messin around with a super light car, remove the weights.

ive always been currious, if there was to be a super smooth very flowy track, have a super light buggy, decent power, but crank a crap load of wing on it, both front and rear, thatd be awesome. of course you would have to maintain your speed to keep the grip, but itd be like offroad f1.
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I tryed makin my buggy as light as possible. To hard to drive to unstable through corners. Comes off jumps weird.
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I heard that being that light will cause all sort of handling problem... but I want to try anyway... (a lot of people also told me that I loose my time with my freezer and that I will never have ice, but I have not lesson and you know the result... )

I think it's only a question of suspension, stock suspension setup are design to work at a certain weight. In all form of racing if you can remove weight it can't be wrong

So anyone know the weight of a roller B4 vs XXX-CR vs RB5 ?

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Just do what this guy did
http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...1&d=1130143633


http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...6&d=1130204926
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funny. I just molded some 1.25 oz lead wieghts for my b4.

I run 2 of them, and another oz under the rear shock tower.
More weight helps on a rutted out track after the 1/8 scale buggies and truggies run.

(this pic is from my T4, but same thing on the B4, but bigger weight.)
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