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Old 10-24-2010, 06:01 PM
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I am going to start up 1/10 electric 4wd this new season in March/April which runs till Dec 5th or so. The rest of the time will be indoor electric 1/10 touring cars. Since 4wd off road have all gone to saddle packs, does anyone make a saddle pack on road car that is competitive such as Kyosho, Xray, Schumacher,etc? My reasoning is since the season is so short for on road I would really like to use existing equipment then to have to buy special stick packs for what 3 months out of the year? Any and All help is greatly appreciated!!!
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I am going to start up 1/10 electric 4wd this new season in March/April which runs till Dec 5th or so. The rest of the time will be indoor electric 1/10 touring cars. Since 4wd off road have all gone to saddle packs, does anyone make a saddle pack on road car that is competitive such as Kyosho, Xray, Schumacher,etc? My reasoning is since the season is so short for on road I would really like to use existing equipment then to have to buy special stick packs for what 3 months out of the year? Any and All help is greatly appreciated!!!
i am afraid there are no current touring cars that use saddle packs, but i beleive it will make a comback, perhaps in 2 years time. if you want, you can go get a Xray T1 FK04, but getting parts is a pain. but installing a saddle pack in a current 415 type of car may be possible, you just have to place them together, and they should add up to a stick pack. find a friend with a current touring car and try to arrange your saddle pack as stick pack, before you buy any car.
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Sorry but i dont think any competitive touring car out there today uses saddle packs. Somebody correct me if i am wrong. They all use stick packs.
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Thank you guys for your help!!! I wonder why 1/10 4wd off road are all switching to saddle packs? I have heard it is better balance etc; but if that was the case why wouldn't 1/10 on road do the same? The only difference would be the jumps... I would prefer sticks - more versatile.

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Thank you guys for your help!!! I wonder why 1/10 4wd off road are all switching to saddle packs? I have heard it is better balance etc; but if that was the case why wouldn't 1/10 on road do the same? The only difference would be the jumps...
Because innovation died in RC at least 5 years ago... most of the manufacturers just copy the layout that is winning races, with their own small revisions... it's a shame.
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Thank you guys for your help!!! I wonder why 1/10 4wd off road are all switching to saddle packs? I have heard it is better balance etc; but if that was the case why wouldn't 1/10 on road do the same? The only difference would be the jumps... I would prefer sticks - more versatile.
TC used to be saddle packs 10 years ago. Not sure why they switched to inline stick packs. I'd dropped out of the sport for a while. The cars started as transverse sticks then when saddle then inline stick.
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That truly is a shame... The 4wd offroad guys say this is the innovation, since I am really not into onroad I am willing to bet the tc guys are saying the same about their stick pack design lol...

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Because innovation died in RC at least 5 years ago... most of the manufacturers just copy the layout that is winning races, with their own small revisions... it's a shame.
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I am going to start up 1/10 electric 4wd this new season in March/April which runs till Dec 5th or so. The rest of the time will be indoor electric 1/10 touring cars. Since 4wd off road have all gone to saddle packs, does anyone make a saddle pack on road car that is competitive such as Kyosho, Xray, Schumacher,etc? My reasoning is since the season is so short for on road I would really like to use existing equipment then to have to buy special stick packs for what 3 months out of the year? Any and All help is greatly appreciated!!!
just put your saddle packs together with tape
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