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Old 12-05-2007, 03:54 PM
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What do you think of this buggy and for those of you that know your buggies well, give some pro's and cons if any that you can see.

personally when i saw this i thought that its a pretty sweet looking buggy, bit scepticle weather its up to standard like rest of the list of buggies out there at the moment but the features seen are definatly good, nothing crp, hard to say when its not had any track time over in another country yet except France where this buggy originates from.























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STR8 RTR

STR8 FACTORY V2: http://www.imodel.fr/1401_1-214-Tout-Terrain-1-8eme.im

STR8 TRUGGY RTR

Web Page:http://www.hobbytech.fr/ and http://www.hobbytech-rc.com/
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Very Mugen-inspired looking!
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Ya... looks alot like a Mugen with C-hubs and Jammin' front upper arms.
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Originally Posted by slakr View Post
Ya... looks alot like a Mugen with C-hubs and Jammin' front upper arms.
just what i was gonna say...look mostly mugen inspired with some jammin front end parts...i will say if your gonna model a buggy after 2 proven machines that would be the 2 i would pick...
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It doesn't look too bad actually. I like the front upper arms as they allow for roll center adjustments. The rear arms have the spot to attach a mud scraper. Looks like big bore threaded shocks. I like the front lower arms but hate the e-clips. 3 position ackerman is nice. Steering links look weak. One piece quick change motor mount is awesome but while you're at it why not make it an extended one? Love the rear toe in adjustment. CF radio top plate is great. lay down steering servo is good. Best of all-The Go Tech motor!!!!!!!
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Did anyone else notice these are pics of two different cars?

check the shocks....

The hard coated ones are Jammin shocks.

As to the front upper arms looking like Jammin...yeah...not really...Jammin is totally different.

not trying to bash but here is what i am seeing.

CF looks thin. top plate and radio tray.

The shock towers look this as well. very bendable.

Rear camber links will pop right off.

Same with the steering links, pop right off.

upside down servo saver.

hey....you asked...lol
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Looks to be on par with most of the other major manufacturers. Looks solid.

They are pics of two different buggies because one is RTR and the other is a pro kit. I agree the hard coated shocks are probably Jammin. If this is a prototype they probably just borrowed them. The one with those shocks has a hell of a lot of down travel to it.

I don't think there would be a problem with the camber links and steering links popping off. The Mugen is designed the same way. If there was a problem with the camber links it could easily be taken care of with a longer screw, washer and locknut.

The servo saver should be flipped over. The switch location looks like a pain in the @$$ to get to with the body on.

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check the link and it ll take you to the official pics of it , its a bit hard since its french but you ll find it.
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I don't like the upper front arms. When you turn the turnbuckle, it's going to be putting stress on the back side of the arm. That's just strange. What could the benefit of that be?
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I don't like the upper front arms. When you turn the turnbuckle, it's going to be putting stress on the back side of the arm. That's just strange. What could the benefit of that be?
I noticed that myself. I looked at it for a while and the only thing I could come up was that the rod end on the c-hub isn't molded to the upper arm, so maybe the turnbuckle is not threaded for the section inside that part of the upper arm. The arm would be like a brace around the turnbuckle. That would limit your camber settings though. I really can't understand that either. It you tighten it too much it will strain the upper arm. How did they get the turnbuckle in the anyway?
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Same here. My guess is also that the outer end of that arm is hollow with an ID just big enough for the turnbuckle to be inserted. However, one side of the turnbuckle would need to have a hex in it as the turnbuckle would still be in the hollow part when beginning to thread it. That make sense?
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Originally Posted by KyLayfield View Post
I noticed that myself. I looked at it for a while and the only thing I could come up was that the rod end on the c-hub isn't molded to the upper arm, so maybe the turnbuckle is not threaded for the section inside that part of the upper arm. The arm would be like a brace around the turnbuckle. That would limit your camber settings though. I really can't understand that either. It you tighten it too much it will strain the upper arm. How did they get the turnbuckle in the anyway?
The rod end on the upper arm slides inside the arm. There is no strain on the arm at all until fully drawn tight. At that point you would probably have 6 degrees of camber-which you would never want.
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The rod end on the upper arm slides inside the arm. There is no strain on the arm at all until fully drawn tight. At that point you would probably have 6 degrees of camber-which you would never want.
Awesome. I'd imagine that setup is pretty solid. It should hold up to abuse fairly well. Nice design, .
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Im in the process of getting official detailed pics of the buggy from Hobbytech which will be posted on here, if all goes through i may have the buggy in my hands by Januray ready to race and test here in Australia to see how it compares with other brands like Hobao,Xray,Mugen... i believe as all of you have seen on the pics that its a reasonably well built buggy and yet to be proven which i hope to do.

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