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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 01-17-2011, 03:30 PM
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Found this pic of it:



Looks like it will mount to the chassis just behind the engine mount and just support it around the manifold/pipe join.....not sure of it's benefit. Maybe it is to help prevent the pipe from touching and melting the battery box in the event the front comes undone or something....

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Last time out I 'broke' the wing mount....it hasn't completely broken but one of the top screws that secure it to the tower/upright has pulled through the plastic... I believe others are putting a washer on the screw before putting it in to help spread the load a bit more...

Also on the wingmount, I noticed my wing had changed its top plate position on 1 side. There is not much material between the optional wing position holes and it simply pulled through into another position....not a big problem....but perhaps a flat head screw and countersunk washer would help it keep in position better...
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaf1977
Found this pic of it:



Looks like it will mount to the chassis just behind the engine mount and just support it around the manifold/pipe join.....not sure of it's benefit. Maybe it is to help prevent the pipe from touching and melting the battery box in the event the front comes undone or something....

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Last time out I 'broke' the wing mount....it hasn't completely broken but one of the top screws that secure it to the tower/upright has pulled through the plastic... I believe others are putting a washer on the screw before putting it in to help spread the load a bit more...

Also on the wingmount, I noticed my wing had changed its top plate position on 1 side. There is not much material between the optional wing position holes and it simply pulled through into another position....not a big problem....but perhaps a flat head screw and countersunk washer would help it keep in position better...

Thanks for the info,and i think i will go and add some washers to those area's right now
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:59 PM
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I have a DNX408 built but never run with extras for sale. This buggy looks really good, but I bought it before Xray announced the 2011 specs. I have so much Xray equipment already I'm going to stick with them. Here's the link to the FS post...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ew-extras.html
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaf1977
Last time out I 'broke' the wing mount....it hasn't completely broken but one of the top screws that secure it to the tower/upright has pulled through the plastic... I believe others are putting a washer on the screw before putting it in to help spread the load a bit more...

Also on the wingmount, I noticed my wing had changed its top plate position on 1 side. There is not much material between the optional wing position holes and it simply pulled through into another position....not a big problem....but perhaps a flat head screw and countersunk washer would help it keep in position better...
Two very good tips! Like RC Ace, I think I'll go add some washers too.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:40 PM
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first drive of the durango today and first breakage within the first tank lol

dont really know how it happend happened didn't seem to hit anything just a
light roll onto its side and it ripped the front hinge pin out of the aluminum suspension plate.

honestly not sure how it happened was just such a light low speed accident

ended up taking the front rear plate with it aswell

managed to patch it up and kept running it for the rest of the day like it was
and had no more problems at all

was very happy with the way the car handled tho,
seemed to drive really well on a very loose track and i preferred it too my mugen,
was a little cautious at first before buying it but after the first dive im glad i did.

pretty sure the breakage was just a freak thing and i dout it will ever happen again,
hopefully ive just gotten my problems out of the way on the first tank because it seems like a great car.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:01 AM
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Thanks, good to know, the Losi Gasket is a replacement without mod?
Yes, straight swap.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:59 AM
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the only time i have seen that happen is if the rear block comes loose and moves back so the hinge pin then pulls through
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:24 AM
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That is very unusual!


The way that aluminium has broken is very odd.
Has to be a freak occurring or a manufacturing fault.

But your car looked good man!

Will only get better
Originally Posted by 12a_rx2
first drive of the durango today and first breakage within the first tank lol

dont really know how it happend happened didn't seem to hit anything just a
light roll onto its side and it ripped the front hinge pin out of the aluminum suspension plate.

honestly not sure how it happened was just such a light low speed accident

ended up taking the front rear plate with it aswell

managed to patch it up and kept running it for the rest of the day like it was
and had no more problems at all

was very happy with the way the car handled tho,
seemed to drive really well on a very loose track and i preferred it too my mugen,
was a little cautious at first before buying it but after the first dive im glad i did.

pretty sure the breakage was just a freak thing and i dout it will ever happen again,
hopefully ive just gotten my problems out of the way on the first tank because it seems like a great car.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by hyper7vspec
That is very unusual!


The way that aluminium has broken is very odd.
Has to be a freak occurring or a manufacturing fault.

But your car looked good man!

Will only get better
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Possibly mate, will have to figure it around work
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Originally Posted by hyper7vspec
Possibly mate, will have to figure it around work
Sweet. do your best mate
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Originally Posted by ehames005
All the throttle mounts that where paid for shipped today.
Hey Bud, does that include me?
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by pointforward
Hey Bud, does that include me?
Yes sir they shipped Sat. All shipped except for Scott McGhee I still have no address for him. Please e-mail me your address. I still have some in stock for people that are interested.
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Originally Posted by ehames005
Yes sir they shipped Sat. All shipped except for Scott McGhee I still have no address for him. Please e-mail me your address. I still have some in stock for people that are interested.
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