Ofna JL-10 E

Old 07-01-2011, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Rodarbal View Post
Nitrohouse is the only place I've ordered Ofna parts from. Small things like ball ends, battery cups and other non-chassis specific pieces I buy from my LHS or eBay.

Whereabouts in Texas are you?
Thanks, Houston but i'll actually be moving to Alabama in the upcoming months
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:35 PM
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I thought I'd post up my recent build. It's an Ofna JL 10e that I built for a budget.

Ofna JL 10e kit $115
Castle Creations SV2 7700kv $100
Hpi Silvia S15 body $23
FlySky Rx $8
EXI D227F $15
Gen Ace 5000mAh 40C 2S $30
fan $5
$296

Altogether I'm very happy with the setup. It's a ton of fun and really quick.



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Old 07-11-2011, 07:56 AM
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Very nice! Is that HPI body 200 or 195 mm width?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:20 AM
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great combo for less than $300.

too bad ofna doesn't make the ob4, mid motor was interesting back then.

let us know if you run into any reliability issues, both horizon and tower have parts for this car so that's a +.
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Originally Posted by superspeed View Post
great combo for less than $300.

too bad ofna doesn't make the ob4, mid motor was interesting back then.

let us know if you run into any reliability issues, both horizon and tower have parts for this car so that's a +.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/9049310-post652.html

Is he first picture what you are talking about, mid motor ?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXARVV&P=EP
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:53 AM
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they had a car called ob4, there was a nitro version too. this jl10 is pretty similar. it's good to see you can complete a brushless setup for $300.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by superspeed View Post
they had a car called ob4, there was a nitro version too. this jl10 is pretty similar. it's good to see you can complete a brushless setup for $300.
I'm kind of wondering if the one picture above, the JL10 Drift, would be an advantage over the JL10 GT.
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Originally Posted by Rodarbal View Post
Very nice! Is that HPI body 200 or 195 mm width?
To be honest I could tell you but I believe 200mm. It was the only body at the lhs other than a 350z (which I don't like that much). It not a perfect fit and required a bit of trimming but it works well considering it is what they had.

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I'm kind of wondering if the one picture above, the JL10 Drift, would be an advantage over the JL10 GT.
I considered the drift but decided shaker the belt driven designs considering this is my first on-road car and I didn't really want to deal with belts. I also liked the chassis of the shaft driven model. People consider belt to be better (I'm not good enough to tellthe difference) so there could be an advantage but the drift is designed to be a drift car (duh) so aspects of it's design may be great for drifting but bad for racing. I couldn't tell you though.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:31 AM
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nice build texas, i'm still working on an overhaul on mine. drove it bone stock (dogbones and all) with a trinity d6 10x1 motor (brushed) and kept up with a friend of mines hpi pro4 with a mamba 5700kv on concrete oval. very tough car, but like any car i own past the 1 year mark it seems, it came time to bling it up.
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
I'm kind of wondering if the one picture above, the JL10 Drift, would be an advantage over the JL10 GT.
depends on what you want firefox. the gt design has the weight ditstributed to help the car stay planted better on corners (more weight towards rear than front), whereas the drift version opts for stability when sideways (more equal front/rear distribution). for straight line, it probably wont make a difference but the shaft seems more durable.
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whats some good bodies that fit the JL10e? Just parking lot/street racing, occasional track run.

I see alot of bodies, mostly from HPI that are listed as being for 255mm wheelbase. The body that Jeffery Lin uses that is shown on ofna's site is listed as 255mm. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAPX7&P=7 Ofna lists the wheelbase as 265mm.

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Originally Posted by drummin89 View Post
whats some good bodies that fit the JL10e? Just parking lot/street racing, occasional track run.
I have gone through 3 bodies - all HPI 200mm. They all fit fine and enough clearance with wheels up to 3mm. The 70 cuda body could fit a 6mm rear wheel and still clear it, but reduces steering a bit.

HPI 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda


HPI Porsche 911 GT3


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you can use any of the hpi 200mm bodies, you will just have to cut a little off track from the marked wheel wells. the chassis is just a tad longer but not a lot.
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Hi guy's maybe some of you can help me out here.

I was looking to get this car but was also looking at a tamiya tt 01R and a hpi E10

For the price i kind of like the ofna it just looks better to me i don't want to spend a lot of $ is the ofna the best ban for the buck?

also i want to use this in parken lots and on my dead end street is there any problems can it be driven in these spots? or will it get tiny rocks cought in the drive gears all the time?

last what are some of the major things i should do to it to improve it does it have any out of the box problems ?

THANKS
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Originally Posted by reptile View Post
Hi guy's maybe some of you can help me out here.

I was looking to get this car but was also looking at a tamiya tt 01R and a hpi E10

For the price i kind of like the ofna it just looks better to me i don't want to spend a lot of $ is the ofna the best ban for the buck?

also i want to use this in parken lots and on my dead end street is there any problems can it be driven in these spots? or will it get tiny rocks cought in the drive gears all the time?

last what are some of the major things i should do to it to improve it does it have any out of the box problems ?

THANKS
I've never had the problem or rocks landing in my gears but I did have a piece of asphalt land in my steering linkage once. This is a great beginners platform that can be built for cheap and handle well when setup correctly. my only complaints out of the box is philips head screws and you need lock tight on the two bolts in the steering linkage. other than that I havent had any problems that weren't my fault.
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