R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
tdr170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fl
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Shepherd Velox ?

Hey all I have been looking for a new 1/8 car and was wondering how the Sheperd Velox is and how it compares to the big 3 (kyosho, Mugen, Serpent).

I have seen alot of chat about getting what the local hobby shop carries parts for but where I live in FL none of the local hobby shops cater to 1/8 on road so I would have to order all parts anyway.

Just looking for opinions whether or not to buy one.
\
------>
tdr170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
C Verano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cali
Posts: 3,845
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdr170 View Post
Hey all I have been looking for a new 1/8 car and was wondering how the Sheperd Velox is and how it compares to the big 3 (kyosho, Mugen, Serpent).

I have seen alot of chat about getting what the local hobby shop carries parts for but where I live in FL none of the local hobby shops cater to 1/8 on road so I would have to order all parts anyway.

Just looking for opinions whether or not to buy one.
\
------>
The car works and is as durable as the rest of them..The importer XSPOWER is in Florida. Check out his site at http://www.teamxspower.com/
__________________
RC Target, Capricorn RC, Matrix Tires, KO PROPO America, PowerMaster Fuel, Absolute Hobbyz, Bellybutton Paint
C Verano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
Tech Addict
 
EEChris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 564
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default Just Buy It!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdr170 View Post
Hey all I have been looking for a new 1/8 car and was wondering how the Sheperd Velox is and how it compares to the big 3 (kyosho, Mugen, Serpent).

I have seen alot of chat about getting what the local hobby shop carries parts for but where I live in FL none of the local hobby shops cater to 1/8 on road so I would have to order all parts anyway.

Just looking for opinions whether or not to buy one.
\
------>
I too at one time comtemplated this decision. When I finally bought my Velox, the build, fit, and feel of the car was impressive. I have been running the car since September and it is very responsive to set-up changes. You won't be disappointed!
__________________
Chris Ibarra
EEChris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 04:05 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 498
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

We will be having a new shop that is going to support the car soon. In FL. also you can order direct from us until it is up and running. Or we can send you to the dealers that do carry the car already your choice. You are right not many shops here carry any 1/8 scale car kits. On road if it is off road you are in!!!
xspower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 07:00 AM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Kurly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, Il
Posts: 251
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Parts?

Hey TDR, dont feel bad. Seems like anywhere you go nowadays hobby shops are thinning there inventory. I travel alot and find that most race tracks dont have hobby shops next to them. Dont let that make your decision up, this car will make you very happy. And you can find on-line shops that carry the Shepherd parts. You can always find Shepherd drivers too......I know they will help anyone.....Kurly
__________________
L2Kracing, LeisureHours Hobbies & Raceway
Gizmo Racing USA, ARC USA, Motiv RC.
Kurly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 09:03 AM   #6
Tech Master
 
Ivan Dickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cali Love USA
Posts: 1,643
Trader Rating: 12 (93%+)
Default

I heard nothing but good feedback about this kit...
__________________
SPECIAL THANKS TO ✦ MY WIFE ✦✦ MOTIV RC ✦✦ GRAVITY RC ✦✦ JGO PAINTZ ✦✦ TQ RC RACEWAY ✦✦ TAMIYA RACEWAY ✦
Ivan Dickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
Tech Regular
 
Kurly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, Il
Posts: 251
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default Yes.....

Guys let me just put it very short and sweet. Ive been in this industry a very long time. Ive run some very respectable cars and sponsors in my days. I can honestly say that I have found a very......happy home here with some very good people. IDM engines, you wont find a guy more determined than Danielle. Shepherd racing, Patrick is one of the best. Jerry, what can I say about a guy who is honest and cares about his guys and distributors. Thanks again guys and keep up the good work. Kurly
__________________
L2Kracing, LeisureHours Hobbies & Raceway
Gizmo Racing USA, ARC USA, Motiv RC.
Kurly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 05:16 PM   #8
Tech Regular
 
tdr170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fl
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Shepherd

Thanks for the great feedback on the Velox makes it much easier to make a decision when others say good things. I hope to make a purchase in the next week or so let you know what I ended up with.
tdr170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2009, 06:08 PM   #9
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 498
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurly View Post
Guys let me just put it very short and sweet. Ive been in this industry a very long time. Ive run some very respectable cars and sponsors in my days. I can honestly say that I have found a very......happy home here with some very good people. IDM engines, you wont find a guy more determined than Danielle. Shepherd racing, Patrick is one of the best. Jerry, what can I say about a guy who is honest and cares about his guys and distributors. Thanks again guys and keep up the good work. Kurly

Oh no Kurly is at my house now? Dan Save me buddy take him back!!! LOL
xspower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 08:32 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
tdr170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fl
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default New Car

Well I did not end up with the Shepherd I got a Mugen MRX4X maybe next time.
Just thought I would leave this note for those who responded.
To those of you who may be in Fl see you at the track soon.


\
----->
Mugen MRX4X - Picco P9 EVO
tdr170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Ron C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Anaheim, California
Posts: 2,367
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdr170 View Post
Well I did not end up with the Shepherd I got a Mugen MRX4X maybe next time.
Just thought I would leave this note for those who responded.
To those of you who may be in Fl see you at the track soon.


\
----->
Mugen MRX4X - Picco P9 EVO

tdr,

Congrats on your new car. If you need info help on it, you can go on to the MUGEN MRX4-X thread here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-ro...29-mrx-4x.html
There are plenty of guys there that are helpful, including ones from FL.

Mugen USA also has a Message Board here: http://www.mugenracing.com/phpBB2/

By the way, nice paint on that body!
__________________
Mugen Seiki / MSR / Airtronics / Enneti Tyres / O'Donnell Racing / Checkpoint / Hobbico
Ron C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 10:26 PM   #12
Tech Regular
 
tdr170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fl
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default New Car

Thanks I can't wait to get back into this.
I was at the Winter Nats (spectator) and the bug is even worse.
Thanks for the comp. on the body someone in your state painted it.
I believe they run a Shepherd at Crystal Park.


\
----->
tdr170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 11:44 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
BigC2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,452
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

What is the Shepherd kit going for $$$ and is it a hard kit to build ?
BigC2007 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2009, 12:24 AM   #14
Tech Regular
 
tdr170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fl
Posts: 441
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default Shepherd

Give XSPOWER a Pm they are the distributor for the Velox you can order direct from them. (look below)
They are the best source for info cost.difficulty and so on.
You can also visit their website click on the link below.
http://www.teamxspower.com/
tdr170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sheperd Velox moy Nitro On-Road 585 04-19-2012 10:51 AM
R/C Stuff Selling Kenneth Tan Singapore R/C Racers 45728 09-09-2009 08:19 AM
FEMCA 1/10th and 1/8th Onroad Championship Danny Teh Malaysian R/C Racers 152 09-07-2008 09:49 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 03:36 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net