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Old 10-28-2013, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa View Post
no mid mount australian tracks faver mid mount
but its the same diff
Have you got an update on how it's going, had a chance to drive/race it yet?
Looks like great value with the prices we pay out here.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:24 AM
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Finished painting up my Cactus shell



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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.
It may be the lack of these things that will keep the price down. Chances are the experts who designed it only speak mandarin. They would need to build a team to develop on-line reps, also costly.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:59 PM
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Where can one even buy parts for this buggy?
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Stevomatik View Post
Where can one even buy parts for this buggy?
Probably RCmart or anyone else who carries 3racing. Look for anyone who carries the 3racing sakura touring cars.

I've ordered from RCmart for years and have never had any issues with them. They may be run out of Hong Kong, in which case they're likely to have at least one staff member that can converse in English over email or the phone.

Cool looking body by the way for the other poster. Now tell us how it runs!
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by B4james View Post
Finished painting up my Cactus shell



DANG! thats so nice! how did you do it?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:12 AM
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Very nice B4James!
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:58 PM
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My friend just ordered one these the other day. I'm looking forward to trying it out. looks like it's got plenty of potential.

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Where can one even buy parts for this buggy?
Asiatees.com

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Old 11-13-2013, 11:18 AM
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you guys have any tips my friend should know to help him build his first RC car?
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Originally Posted by IntegraMark View Post
you guys have any tips my friend should know to help him build his first RC car?
Have a nice clean work space when you start and don't be in a hurry. Do a few steps and take a little break. He will get a much nicer result. Most important is to take your time. One other thing that I found really helps is to have nice tools to work on your stuff with.
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Have good lighting to avoid mixing up parts. A bright and soft towel on the table helps a lot to prevent losing small parts like pins and washers.
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He'll be borrowing my tools, since he doesn't have any yet. I might end up helping him build it.
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And don't be afraid to post here with questions. Even if no one has ever built this car, if your friends posts a question and a snapshot of that part of the manual, people may be familiar with similar style pieces from other cars to help out.

I think this car comes with a gear diff, but if it comes with a ball differential, then your friend should watch a couple youtube videos on building and breaking in ball diffs as they are one of the more trickier areas that require "feel" but are easy once you've done it once or twice.
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Had the chance to handle this in the plastic so to speak. Nowhere near on par with a Kyosho or TLR in terms of build quality. The front c-hub appears to rub against the inside of the front rim at full lock (it could be just the one I was holding?).

The kit price was approx. $US140 which is way more car for the money. Cheers,
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Originally Posted by Woulvesbaine View Post
And don't be afraid to post here with questions. Even if no one has ever built this car, if your friends posts a question and a snapshot of that part of the manual, people may be familiar with similar style pieces from other cars to help out.

I think this car comes with a gear diff, but if it comes with a ball differential, then your friend should watch a couple youtube videos on building and breaking in ball diffs as they are one of the more trickier areas that require "feel" but are easy once you've done it once or twice.
it comes with a ball diff. I might just build it for him in front of him so he can see how i did it. I've torn down and built my fair share of cars so i'll be able to help him if and when he needs it.
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