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Old 09-23-2014, 04:38 AM
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just a little presentation of the jewel I just received in the mail this morning

Project started with the idea of a friend who decided to convert his 4wd JQ to a 2wd JQ. The base is a yellow edition and all the aluminum parts have been hand made by Jean Claude Aubry (JCA) from France.

The kit is fabulous looking, a work of art. Sadly the owner didn't have the time to run it and develop it further so he decided to sell it to me. I used to race a 4wd JQ before and have always been interested in making a 2wd 1/8 e-buggy so the 1st time I saw it I told him that if one day he wants to sell it, I'm the man

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as usual the car will be raced with a high voltage setup, RX8 speedo, T8 1400kv motor, 6S 3300mah lipos

I'll share some vids of it running in the future. Can't wait to try it out!
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if someone can move this thread to the "electric off road" section please, I posted it in the wrong place out of excitation
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Very nice looking buggy you got there.
Many here don't know that there's a 2wd nitro buggy championship in France. I discovered when I bought a R/C Racing Cars issue(french magazine) years ago. JCA had the Sword, another clean, 100% looking racer 2wd buggy.
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won't it be twitchy without a lot of front caster?
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Originally Posted by aloksatoor View Post
won't it be twitchy without a lot of front caster?
the front caster is similar to 2wd 1/8 nitro buggies so it should be ok

maybe you can't see it on the pics but the chassis is way more inclined in the front compared to standard
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Always wondered if anyone ran something like that. Cool
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Originally Posted by one8updragracer View Post
Always wondered if anyone ran something like that. Cool
thanks, I had to try it out as I raced 4wd for a long time now

in 2wd you need to be smooth so it helps to become a better driver too

the most interesting aspect in 2wd is to learn to set it up, it's a trial and error process considering there are absolute no setup sheets available for this particular car.. since it's the only one

guys I met driving 2wd have always been the most knowledgeable, they are super open minded and always looking for new solutions.. I really like this spirit in r/c

I don't know if there are some drivers in the USA interested in 1/8 2wd but in Europe there are a few in offroad and onroad, especially in France
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I would be interested in a 2wd/4wd rally type car 1/8 based on the numerous GT type nitro conversion out there . But would prefer nitro, its just too tempting the noise and dirt roosters! The on road 1/8 cars look too cumbersome/slow on a smaller sized track but would look perfect on a rally circuit!
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Whats the go with the front drive shafts, should be able to remove front diff centre & driveshafts which would help lower rolling resistance & weight. Would only have to either modify uni shafts by removing join pivot pin & just use axle part through the hub or use some rtr front axles & just cut them down where the dogbone fits into it.
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