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Old 03-27-2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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Actually there are rules that dictate battery size and what a "standard" battery is.
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The standard size battery pack has limited the amount of possible chassis layouts due to its length. At some stage we have to move on and take advantage of new technologies

I hope that new chassis's will be designed around the use of shorty LiPos and low profile servos. Just imagine how many possible layouts that can be achieved.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:50 AM   #18
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^^ that's my point. The rules need to change with the tech.

Once it does, it will open up some more possibilities.

I wouldn't care if batteries become model specific, tis surely not that far away that a battery becomes a "permanent" install (like a servo or an ESC) as opposed to changing packs every run.
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.... tis surely not that far away that a battery becomes a "permanent" install (like a servo or an ESC) as opposed to changing packs every run.
That will make charging very safe, battery goes up, lose the entire car.
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With current tech lipos perhaps

I cannot imagine the volatility of batteries being this way forever.
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:20 AM   #21
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This is only from what I have heard, but... The Durango sounds that it is by far the best value for money when it comes to out of the box drivability... Worth a consideration maybe :-)
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Guys, is there really a $100.00 difference between the 2 kits? Parts are not an issues as I can get both local. Club level racing only. Thanks for your input!
Back on topic... as had been said, the quality and durability of the Xray make it worth way more than $100 over the 6.2 (I've not had a 6.2, but I did have a 6.1 which uses the same plastics, and is likely to be the same quality as the 6.2).

I'm amazed the Xray doesn't cost more than it does considering everything is made in-house rather than in China by the lowest bidder.
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Give the Durango a try: $399
A blast from the past!! Whats up??
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