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Old 06-30-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default New Pictures! Academy SB V2 4wd Buggy!

These just in from reinferno:

http://www.realrc.net/modules.php?na...rticle&sid=171

Looks like the date so far for release is August 2005!
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hey where can i buy this new buggy when it comes out and spares dose it still use mrc only spurs
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Old 07-01-2005, 06:55 AM   #3
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All this is pre-release. Hopefully we will have more info soon.

All parts will be through MRC when it comes through the USA and shops like ultimatehobbies most likely will carry parts as well.

I believe the spurs will still be specific to academy, not sure. Main thing I am hoping is that they are using a bigger spur gear.
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Dave Snee has one of the new 4wd buggys from Academy (sponsored direct from the factory) so i got some snaps before it turned a wheel in anger. Dave didnt have a good days racing but won his final, but its a new car so im sure its got more to come.. looks quite nice.

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/academyv2/
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Old 07-05-2005, 07:09 AM   #5
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Very nice pics. How did he like the handling and parts stiffeness over the V1?
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It doesnt look too impresive but it looks strong. if it handles as well as my xxx4 i might get one
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Finaly somebody has come out with an affordable 4X4.
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still looks like there goin bashers budget...

them turnbuckles?
Shocks?
rtr grade looking plastic?

it would take major work to just run with the version1 xxx4
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Having driven the SB 1 sport and pro model versus the BJ4 and XXX-4s out there, the vehicle can more than handle its own and this should really up the ante as well.

The SB parts are much more durable than what you get on the other vehicles, so finishing the race doesn't become a question mark like other vehicles at this time who have issues with breaking arms and shock towers.

The SB Pro shocks other than not being threaded are probably the smoothest shocks I have used. They go together easier than AE shocks and don't leak. They also have a squegee effect that cleans off the shaft so dirt doesn't get in.

I would say if you are interested in trying 4wd, the SB series gives you alot of bang for the buck.

I am quite happy with mine, and can't wait for the V2.
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u musy be on payroll.....

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Any more news on this?
Like price, availability? It sounds like the original SB has a few weak parts (drive cups) but if they have that worked out on this version...
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HeY!!!


yeah w/ version 1 a few people by me had the same problem, and they also had problem w/ the diffs melting.... these also weren't newbie drivers, they knew what they were doing.
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Looks like it is already available and will have a street price below 200 for the non-pro version. I think it's a nice kit for the price, especially with some improvements over the original version.

Here's one available from ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...Name=WDVW&rd=1
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I have seen one run and its terrible. It doesnt jump and breaks everytime you tap a tube. buyer beware
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Is the version 2 buggy on the market yet? If so, any feedback?

MRC's web site simply refers to 'SB Pro' as the current model.

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