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Mini-Me-Zee
2008.09.17, 11:16 AM
Hi,

I have read the threads where people commented on the durability of the Overland series, but I was not sure how demanding the users were (how high jumps were, whether hopped up motors were used, etc). I found this video, where Overlands race on an indoor course with small jumps and bumps, and all manage to finish the race. It looked like a ton of fun!

Can anyone comment about durability of Overlands on a small off-road course like this? Out of the box, can the Overland handle this mild abuse, or does it still tend to break easily? I am not concerned about cracks in the body, but rather more concerned with damage to chassis/suspension parts.

Thanks.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-872855118125486959&hl=en

briankstan
2008.09.17, 01:10 PM
They are very durable on tracks like that, We race them at ever race we have at least 2 a month. We alway put jumps, banke the corner and they do just fine with it. you want to keep them relatively low about a 2 to 3" jump is the right size.

a great way to do the jumps is to break the track and then put anonther set of RCP tiles under it to make the jumps. It's great fun. We will ususally have 6+ cars on the track at the same time. We hardly ever have any breakage, it happens but not that often.

here are some more videos to enjoy, these are a bit older and we ususally do more jump on the track now.

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/media/8-4-05_overland.wmv

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/media/Overland_race_3.wmv

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/media/Overland_25_7-14-05.wmv

Mini-Me-Zee
2008.09.17, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the info and the fun videos! They do look like a lot of fun. I don't really know why an Overland racing class isn't more popular.

briankstan
2008.09.18, 12:52 AM
yea, I don't know why it isn't either, it's sure a favorite among our club members, I'll try and get an updated video at our next race.

Marianitem
2008.10.01, 02:08 AM
Maybe is not the exact forum to post this, but as i seen it on a video from this one...
Why so many people built tracks on tables? I mean, there are many tracks that arenīt at floor level. They are raised over a table.
Iīve tried to sit next to the track so it looks more like an elevated track and i find it very uncomfortable to drive the car. I wonder why do they rise the track.