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Old 2013.08.03, 01:46 AM   #1
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Raceday! August 25th...

This is the Sunday we all landed on for our next race, hoping everyone can make it!

Also, in the spirit of a pure goofy bone stock race class... I've just ordered my CIS-80 Buggy from All-Battery dot com! For $34 shipped, how could I go wrong?!?! 1/32 scale, lipo powered, 2.4ghz, proportional throttle, digital steering... not a bad deal in my book. Just hope it's semi-raceable! I'll update as soon as I get mine. If it's even half driveable, maybe we can get a good beater class going. If not, my son gets a new toy.
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Old 2013.08.03, 09:40 PM   #2
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Date should be good.
Let us know on the "beater" buggy.
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Old 2013.08.05, 04:51 PM   #3
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i may order one as well!! let us know on an update. if anything i get payed this thursday so...i might just order one!
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Old 2013.08.09, 10:53 AM   #4
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You can count me in on the 25th







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Old 2013.08.09, 10:54 AM   #5
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i may order one as well!! let us know on an update. if anything i get payed this thursday so...i might just order one!
FINALLY!!! found you on here lol
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Old 2013.08.10, 04:10 AM   #6
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Just got done messin around with the new buggy. It's fun?... Yes! Raceable?... Ehhhhh, maybe?

So got it out, charged it via usb. Tried to make a lap. Without the "turbo" engaged, it's useless. A quick hold of the turbo button and it was donut time. So the foam tires had to go! Mini-z tires fit no problem. Put on some LM 20rears and 30fronts... The thing pushed like all heck. Swapped the rears for some old PN 6s and the thing is actually semi-driveable. Could probably get a bit more high speed turning if I go to a hair less grippier rear tire but it got around pretty well like it was.

The bind is easy, no range issues in the basement whatsoever. It pops wheelies pretty easy and it like to go airborne with a slight rail tap. Full throttle is near impossible to control down the backstretch. It does however land right side up the majority of the time though.

Fun little toy but if they ever give these little buggers prportional steering, they'd have the greatest little product on their hands. For the money spent, well worth it IMO.

Don't buy one til you drive mine though... I wanna see what you guys think.
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Old 2013.08.10, 09:13 PM   #7
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Forget that buggy.....you should be running my buggy.
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Old 2013.08.11, 07:50 AM   #8
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But if I smash yours up I'll be out a few hundred!

I've never ruled out a buggy class but from everything I've read they seem to have their issues. Biggest thing is affordability, I know I can't afford a Kyosho buggy right now, be tough to get our other racers on board too.

I think I found a proportional steering 1/32 truggy... May have to check it out next month.
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Old 2013.08.13, 09:21 AM   #9
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Old 2013.08.13, 11:40 AM   #10
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Cool...

Ran the little buggy some more yesterday, I can get it around the track fairly decently but it's just too flippy to get any kind of real racing out of it in my opinion. Would be good for a tennis court but on an RCP it would be too much to marshall a race.

Here's what I'm shopping for:

$40 and under RTR
1/24 scale or smaller
2.4ghz
Lipo with charging system
10 minutes runtime minimum
proportional steering and throttle

... if anyone else comes across something, post it up here!
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Old 2013.08.14, 12:01 AM   #11
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I think traxxas makes a 1/24 scale buggy
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No I'm wrong redcat makes a 1/24 buggy starting at 90$ they also make a truggy starting at 60$ hope that helps
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Old 2013.08.14, 10:45 PM   #13
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That Sumo Truggy is pretty cool for the price, I've seen them as low as $50 too. Might be an excellent choice for a box stock class! As soon as the funds replenish, I may have to order one. And they are 2.4, 4wd, and run on AA batts. Thing I like most about them is that the speeds are pretty tame out of the box... Wonder if I can adapt a 130 motor into there?
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Old 2013.08.16, 11:58 AM   #14
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I may not be able to make it to the meet this month somthing came up and I'll have my son that weekend
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Old 2013.08.23, 01:42 PM   #15
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No problem to bring your son with Gordon, if he acts up I have a good supply of duct tape! But seriously... no one here will mind.

Anyways...
Sunday is almost here and I'm hoping for a good day of racing (it's been a while).

To let you in on my current venture, I'm in the process of getting a Redcat Sumo 1/24th... seems like the best deal out there right now for a box-stock fun class. So far, I think there are 3 kinds of Sumo 1/24th... there's the Truck, the Buggy and there's also a Crawler. I think I'm getting the Truck, I've read somewhere that the Buggy version is rare, but find-able. Obviously the Crawler is not the one we want.

Also, Ray posted that the Xmods are going to be re-released by RadioShack. If they come out in 2.4ghz... it may be something to look into for a box-stock bash class.

The whole reason I'm pushing for a box-stock class is to have a class for complete newbies who want to race but can't afford a full-on Mini-Z. I think it would be a good thing for someone to be able to pick up a new RTR RC and just come to our club and join us. Any objections?... ideas?... anyone?
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