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Old 12-01-2008, 05:46 PM
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I just ordered my first 1/8th buggy, a Mugan MBX6.
I need some advise on a decent, not top of the line/price, radio, receiver, serco combination for this car. Hopefully a 2.4 system.

Thankyou for any advise you can offer.

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http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...ProdID=SPM3130

Excellent bang for the buck, comes w/ two receivers (one is telemetry capable).
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Whats up Rod! Well how did things go yesterday???.....nevermind I will callya.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:58 PM
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Best Bang I can see is:

KO EX-1 UR - Latest, fastest radio available, and 2.4GHz, I got mine for $250 at my LHS, with a lipo it is so light: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/27018

Servos, Best not to skimp here, for the Throttle/Brake the Futaba 9452 is pretty good and decent price $85: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16842

I have also heard a lot of good feedback about the ACE (Thunder Tiger) DS1313 which is more powerful than the Futaba 9452 and also only $72 (I have seen this used on Throttle/Brakes ans Steering): http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/5994

For Steering, I run the Hitec 5955 in all my cars and is the only servo I recommend for Steering, it has been updated and replaced by the 7955, at $120 I know it is a bit pricey, but you only have to buy it once.....http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/25352
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Question: How nimble & agile is the MBX-6. As compared to an Xray 808 or Losi 8?
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jsmax
Question: How nimble & agile is the MBX-6. As compared to an Xray 808 or Losi 8?
I believe the current parts in the kit make it agile and nimble. For some, maybe too much. Softer springs will calm it down if its too much.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jsmax
Best Bang I can see is:

KO EX-1 UR - Latest, fastest radio available, and 2.4GHz, I got mine for $250 at my LHS, with a lipo it is so light: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/27018

Servos, Best not to skimp here, for the Throttle/Brake the Futaba 9452 is pretty good and decent price $85: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16842

I have also heard a lot of good feedback about the ACE (Thunder Tiger) DS1313 which is more powerful than the Futaba 9452 and also only $72 (I have seen this used on Throttle/Brakes ans Steering): http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/5994

For Steering, I run the Hitec 5955 in all my cars and is the only servo I recommend for Steering, it has been updated and replaced by the 7955, at $120 I know it is a bit pricey, but you only have to buy it once.....http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/25352
I do like the DX3S 3 Channel DSM radio. Are the ACE DS1313, Futuba 5955 and HiTec 5955 servos compatable with it's receiver ? This is what's concerning me most.

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:17 PM
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Most current radios will support any servo's. Some servo's lead has an extra guide on it that works with some recievers but gets trimmed off for others.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:25 PM
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Any word on when the new parts will be available?
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jsmax
Question: How nimble & agile is the MBX-6. As compared to an Xray 808 or Losi 8?
I'd have to say its pretty planted! I'd be curious to what others have to say? I can get on the gas in more places with the 6 than I could with the 8. I fought for a setup that suited me with the 8 since it came out and finally decided to try something else. The Losi is a great car and several people can drive them fast but for me it seemed I just had to be too careful with it. The mbx6 has a ton of traction all around but yet when you want to, you can slide it, It just works better for me. As for in the air agility, the car jumps great and is very responsive to driver input.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:06 PM
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Anyone know what the tooth pitch is on the clutch gear ? .8mm ?

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Should be the "standard" pitch, whatever that is.

Are you looking to change from the stock size clutch bell? You can get Mugen replacements with different tooth counts.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:30 PM
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I feel that one of the great things about the mbx 6 is that the car can be dialed in to be super aggressive or smooth as butter. I dont like a super twitchy car but I also dont want anyone cutting underneath me on the inside line. I have been pretty satisfied with my buggy on both indoor and outdoor tracks, the car is pretty easy to dial in to what ever the track surface is.
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Originally Posted by CanyonCarverR1
Any word on when the new parts will be available?
I was informed by my outside parts supplier:

"The Alu front upper arm mount of option will be released
early December and the Alu F/R axle shaft and Alu joint cups
will be released the middle of December."
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:02 PM
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well, ive been told, the new kits that have been shipped to my place (germany) already include the new updated parts. i can tell you soon...
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:22 AM
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which is the softest to the hardest spring in the MBX6 spring range?
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