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Old 09-26-2010, 09:53 AM
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The car looks really good I picked up a Losi this year maybe I will go with one of these next year .
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:31 AM
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Trying to figure out what that little arm above the motor mount is. Anyone have any ideas? Hard to tell from the pictures what it does or how its attached. Im wondering if it has something to do with adjusting the gear mesh or something like that.

You can see the little arm Im talking about in this picture, but its hard to tell what the purpose is.

http://www.team-durango.com/blog/wp-...dex408-14a.jpg

I also agree with whoever said it earlier. Id like to see them redo the steering servo and stand it up sideways to make room for the esc to mount directly on the chassis between the steering servo and the spur gear. It would lower the cog and better balance the chassis. The Rx can get moved to some sort of higher top mount if they cant find room for it. That doesn't weigh anything. Also like the fact that they arent wasting their time (and weight) on a Rx box. Just don't need it with electric.
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I think it is a wire guide for the motor wire coming from the ESC. It would keep it from the pinion gear.
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The PT could be mounted next to the steering servo to clean up the layout and help lower and balance the weight opposite of the motor.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:36 PM
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hmmm this is really what i dont understand they make a 1/10th electric car thats alright, but then they make a 1/8th electric that is just the 1/10th version but bigger.
They should really think about more designs other wise the company is just another one car wonder?
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Originally Posted by HotBodiesVe8Boy View Post
hmmm this is really what i dont understand they make a 1/10th electric car thats alright, but then they make a 1/8th electric that is just the 1/10th version but bigger.
They should really think about more designs other wise the company is just another one car wonder?
There are a few similarities with the 1/10 car. The layout has been proven to work they used it. Same with the spur gear layout.

Why change something if it works? It is a combination of the DNX408 and DEX410 and both cars are very quick on the track and easy to work on.
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we will see i guess
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Originally Posted by hakmazter View Post
I don't recall a 1/10 having dual battery packs. Enlighten me please. We are discussing 1/8 scale.
Really?

Yokomo MR4-BX, Asso B44, Tamiya 501x and 511x, HB D4, JC BJ4....Most of 1/10th have this layout, it's not a coincidence and so is not that 1/8th buggies done the right way use the same layout.
Come on, your car was maybe the first from a big company to use this layout on 1/8th buggies, that's right and i think you totally nailed it then, but doesn't seem fair to come here and say they copied your design and blablabla.

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hmmm this is really what i dont understand they make a 1/10th electric car thats alright, but then they make a 1/8th electric that is just the 1/10th version but bigger.
They should really think about more designs other wise the company is just another one car wonder?
If something works, don't change it
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change is good when going from 1/10th-1/8th team durango will soon learn i guess, best of luck to all you 1/8thers and catch ya on the track
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Originally Posted by HotBodiesVe8Boy View Post
change is good when going from 1/10th-1/8th team durango will soon learn i guess, best of luck to all you 1/8thers and catch ya on the track
Well has HB found a way to keep their EP 1/8 front end attached to the rest of the car ? I'd say that was a change for nothing when compared to Nitro

Anyway the DEX408 has suspension/steering geometry of the DNX408 but rest of the layout designed to get balanced setup. So this is not a traditional conversion from Nitro like most of the other mfg's are but not basically a upscaled 1/10 either. I'd say it's more like best of both worlds
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Originally Posted by hakmazter View Post
But actually, I think we should take this out of Team Durango's thread if you want to continue arguing about things that have no relevance on them. Well, other than the fact that they copied our 3 year old design and people think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread due to a slightly narrow and different shaped chassis plate.
I'm not arguing anything I'm just asking you to prove your statements which you've sofar failed to do. So please list who makes what for the brands you mentioned. Again I have no intrest to debate why you can't sell your tools and someone else can sell theirs as it has even less to do with the DEX408.

Now please do not state that TD copied Caster as everybody can see that's not the case no matter how much you'd wish it to be. It's obvious that the only similarity is the selected battery lay-out and even that is done differently. Car is based on the DNX geometry which none of the casters can touch even by a long shot just because the whole concept is different and we are not even discussing the more refined things on the car. So please stop hassling in this thread and making false statements and focus on pushing the Caster cars (and tools) on the market in proper way.
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Good lord people...the car is not even out and everyone is arguing about stuff we do not know about yet. Let it go...
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someone is living up to the "boy" part of their name
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Originally Posted by HotBodiesVe8Boy View Post
wow homo why hate on the HB people?
lol durango is just a bunch on people that cant talk english.
the VE8 will piss all over the dex408
Your so lame...
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