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Old 10-13-2013, 07:24 AM
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pics please? And when you get it running please post a vid
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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gonna have to try one out soon
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa View Post
building mine now diff ball holes needed opening a little apart from that its going together well
Thanks for the heads up
You building the rear motor config?
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by djr2096 View Post
Thanks for the heads up
You building the rear motor config?
no mid mount australian tracks faver mid mount
but its the same diff
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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa View Post
no mid mount australian tracks faver mid mount
but its the same diff
Same here. I'm going mid mount!
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:47 PM
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I don't foresee it being much cheaper than 130, as a 3Racing Dealer i would have to order 100+ to break the 100$ cost mark, that's not counting shipping from HK and then to the customer..
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130 dollars is way cheap compared to the prices of all the latest 2wd buggies which are all pretty much $330 dollars or more... Cheers to 3racing
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Stevomatik View Post
130 dollars is way cheap compared to the prices of all the latest 2wd buggies which are all pretty much $330 dollars or more... Cheers to 3racing
$130 will be a damn good price, especially if the buggy turns out to be really good and doesn't require alot of hop ups.

I'm going to keep asking this, how well did Felix Law do in 2wd during the Worlds? Would be nice to see more manufacturer involvement on this thread whether its coming from a driver or a factory rep. Its really awesome seeing Billy Easton chime in on the Spyder thread or Torrance Deguzman explain a design detail on a HB thread.
It sorta makes me more uninterested in the car when a chassis is released but with no driver support, even if it's just through a thread on RCTech.

I dunno, maybe I just expect too much from a budget 2WD racer.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:50 AM
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The orange and black car was Felix Law's Cactus at the Worlds

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Originally Posted by Chiefy 707 View Post
$130 will be a damn good price, especially if the buggy turns out to be really good and doesn't require alot of hop ups.

I'm going to keep asking this, how well did Felix Law do in 2wd during the Worlds? Would be nice to see more manufacturer involvement on this thread whether its coming from a driver or a factory rep. Its really awesome seeing Billy Easton chime in on the Spyder thread or Torrance Deguzman explain a design detail on a HB thread.
It sorta makes me more uninterested in the car when a chassis is released but with no driver support, even if it's just through a thread on RCTech.

I dunno, maybe I just expect too much from a budget 2WD racer.
Good point, if there was an active 3racing representative or driver to chime in on the thread would be nice, but damn if this buggy is that low a price it's definitely worth a try... I read the RC driver review on the cactus and it got a pretty good score
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:32 PM
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Yeah, the RCD review was one of the things that got me really interested in the buggy.
I also have to admit to that 3Racing pink is one of the others. Maybe this could be the car that would get my daughter more interested in RC?
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Chiefy 707 View Post
Yeah, the RCD review was one of the things that got me really interested in the buggy.
I also have to admit to that 3Racing pink is one of the others. Maybe this could be the car that would get my daughter more interested in RC?
Probably. Buy two; one for you and her. For the price, you're still less than one RB6.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:15 PM
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Probably. Buy two; one for you and her. For the price, you're still less than one RB6.
Ha!... Yea Still less than serpent, Schumacher, centro, 22 2.0, and definitely the kyosho
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:49 PM
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The Serpent is the car I'm really into right now. It cost's alot more but I'm in love with it for some of it's little design details like the ball diff or the slipper. I've learned that cars that cost more out of the box doesn't mean they'll cost more over time, the cheaper cars usually do. I've only had experience with Serpent's on-road gas cars but those are damned impressive.

I just want to hear more on this car though. I've done a google search and I found someone in France racing one, but even though I used the translator it still didn't reveal much. I just want to know how durable it is and if there's any glaring weakpoints on the car. $130 is relatively cheap, but I don't want to be a $130 guinea pig.

I do like 3racing though but I'm leery on their kits that are plastic chassis'ed. Their F1 kits and TC kits are all pretty damn good, but their other plastic chassis car, the D3, has some quality issues.
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Originally Posted by Chiefy 707 View Post
The Serpent is the car I'm really into right now. It cost's alot more but I'm in love with it for some of it's little design details like the ball diff or the slipper. I've learned that cars that cost more out of the box doesn't mean they'll cost more over time, the cheaper cars usually do. I've only had experience with Serpent's on-road gas cars but those are damned impressive.

I just want to hear more on this car though. I've done a google search and I found someone in France racing one, but even though I used the translator it still didn't reveal much. I just want to know how durable it is and if there's any glaring weakpoints on the car. $130 is relatively cheap, but I don't want to be a $130 guinea pig.

I do like 3racing though but I'm leery on their kits that are plastic chassis'ed. Their F1 kits and TC kits are all pretty damn good, but their other plastic chassis car, the D3, has some quality issues.
I think it's worth a gamble. Even though I just picked up a 22 2.0 I'm still very interested in this buggy because of the price point and 3racing's reputation. I have a Zero S and an XI Sport and both kits are impressive for their cost.

I'll probably pick up one up for my son or daughter to get them in RC.
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