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Old 10-01-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Default Capricorn 190mm EP

http://www.redrc.net/2012/10/caprico...p-touring-car/


Seems conventional apart from an interesting steering rack.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:35 AM   #2
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Yes, not much to comment... until Rcknight arrives, haha ;- )

It should be a good car, no doubt.

It's incredible how many manufacturers are launching electric TC's these days. That gives us:

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Tamiya
Kyosho
VBC
Capricorn
Yokomo
Xray
HB
Serpent
Team magic
AE
Spec R
3 racing
Corally
Schumacher
Team titan
Awesomatix

That's 17 manufacturers with a high-end TC ! incredible, it's just the widest diversity any RC class has ever seen at any time, for sure. And I'm not even counting varitions within brands ( CEFX, RSD, Exotek... )
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:41 AM   #3
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Most of the parts in those 2 pics are Titan ARC R10 parts.
very strange.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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At least it's got Tamiya style suspention holders,which should make someone happy Ha Ha
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Haha... The next 1 will be mugen ep190 touring car..
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Most of the parts in those 2 pics are Titan ARC R10 parts.
very strange.
touring car odm?
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touring car odm?
actually consider the price and margin of these cars. i am sure there is a lot money to make.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:28 AM   #8
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The Capricorn 190mm EP will feature the same high quality the Capricorn gas powered cars are known for.

The car will be available at the end of this month.
Street price: 495

I will post a full build report once I've received the car.

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Hey all: I agree the EP touring car class in blowing up these days with many companies offering new or redesigned cars to the market. Has the advent of brushless motors and lipo batteries re-energized this class or is it just a cycle we're in that over time the popularity of all classes come and go? Thanks
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Yes, not much to comment... until Rcknight arrives, haha ;- )

It should be a good car, no doubt.

It's incredible how many manufacturers are launching electric TC's these days. That gives us:

TOP
Tamiya
Kyosho
VBC
Capricorn
Yokomo
Xray
HB
Serpent
Team magic
AE
Spec R
3 racing
Corally
Schumacher
Team titan
Awesomatix

That's 17 manufacturers with a high-end TC ! incredible, it's just the widest diversity any RC class has ever seen at any time, for sure. And I'm not even counting varitions within brands ( CEFX, RSD, Exotek... )
All this makes me want a new car!

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Hey all: I agree the EP touring car class in blowing up these days with many companies offering new or redesigned cars to the market. Has the advent of brushless motors and lipo batteries re-energized this class or is it just a cycle we're in that over time the popularity of all classes come and go? Thanks

I was just wondering the same thing...

I am thinking since the touring car design has matured (meaning all look basically the same)...the R&D cost of getting a car to market is minimal or lessened. Manufacturers can stick too what's tried and true and focus on the small changes/features to set themselves apart. No one has to redesign the wheel anymore...
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I think it's a mix of many things on one hand a cycle effect on the other hand a little problematic situation in the nitro scene and also electric is a bit cheaper these days for a self paying racer. I was driving 1/10 nitro and ''lost'' my regular mechanic who was driving 1/8 IC so we were each other mechanics at the races. What to do pay a person to go with me? I'm on a budget so that does't come in question. Then there are the noise regulations in Europe some tracks had to close. Nitro engines and their maintenance is expensive and with tire soucing a new factor came into play that also raised the costs and made the sport even unfriendlier for beginners... Now I'm happy I changed to electric sedan racing. I spend less money and can go to a race alone OK I miss the noise but one gets use to it

More cars on the market should economically lower the prices.
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Nice to see a strong name like Capricorn entering the field
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it's easier to produce small runs of aluminum and graphite.... Plastic cars such as the TC3 and XXXs back in the days needed to be produced in high volume to get their money back but was the way to go when you keep your design for years....
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I'm glad someone with Capricorns reputation is joining the EP market.. Will be getting this when released.
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What's with the 3 brace holes in the top deck near the servo?
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