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Old 12-04-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Cool Cyclone vs Top Scythe

After seeing the TC5 vs. JRX-S type R thread i have a similar question this time about the cars above


Need a little help deciding between the Cyclone vs Top Scythe , so I too am calling on owners of both to help me out.

I would like to hear the pros and cons of each from people who drive them every weekend. what breaks, what spares to carry and ease of set up etc.

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Old 12-04-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Well, you can go with the sure bet...the Cyclone. It is a World Champ and it a proven car.


...or if you want to be diffrent you can get the Scythe and hope that it works as well as a Cyclone. It may or it may not. Cool looking car though!
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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I don't own a Cyclone but I do own a Scythe and I have compared the design of the two.

The weight distribution on both (motor/cell position) is very similar and they share suspension parts with virtually identical geometry. The Scythe chassis layout places the spur in front of the motor and has a seperate motor pod, instead of the all ine one rear end of the Cyclone.

The Scythe has a little more flex than a Cyclone if using plastic bulkheads, this can be the preferred way with rubber tyres. Alloy bulkheads also available.

The Scythe uses Yokomo shocks and drivetrain parts which you may or may not prefer.

The Scythe is very durable, I have yet to break let alone damage a part.

You won't be making a mistake with either really.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:48 AM   #4
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Have to agree with Sosidge theres not much between them.
The key would be parts support and while the Cyclone has some pedigree it doesnt make it superior to the Scythe.
Most any chassis available today is and are capable of great results.
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I would say both are great and as stated above share the same suspension...

but...

I choose the scythe for 1 main reason... it sits on any track very well. I get around a bit and have seen them run at many places and everyone from quick guys to total vegetables the car always seems to look good. I put this down to the flex the chassis has but its nice to know that when you turn up to the track, you can concentrate on making you car faster rather than trying to make it work.

That said the scythe prolly has one weak point. The kit car does come very basic and most likely you will buy a few upgrades suit what class you race but its cheap to start playing with so that doesn't really matter.
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I've never ran a Scythe, but I love the Cyclone for a few reasons. First, parts are easy to get at our track. Second it's a common car that you can get help from people at the track and here online. Check out the Cyclone thread here at RC tech.

I see the weakness of the Cyclone is the steering blocks and c-hubs on a hit they can break but a P-dub or Parma hard front bumper will help stop the parts attrition. The upgraded titanium diff screws are a great idea too.

Good luck and most of all have fun!
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What kind of track/tyre will you be running on?
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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I Run on carpet with rubber tyres.

May look at racing outside next year on tarmac race circuits with rubber tyres but not sure on that yet.
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As a rubber tyre car, you can't go wrong with the Scythe. I have found my car to be a very easy car to drive smoothly and set-up changes are noticeable w/o completely changing how the car drives. While I can't compare it to a Cyclone, I can compare it to a Pro 4 and they drive remarkably similar. I suspect the Cyclone (which shares suspension components with both the Pro 4 and Scythe) is somewhat similar again. Personally, I think you'd be happy with either car.
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