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Old 2011.10.31, 10:03 AM   #1
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New Optima buggy

We got these in today,ready for tomorrow's release,couldn't resist havinh a play.

A little vid to show size.


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Right hand side of board does motor,left does steering. Motor wires now screw into metal nuts,not plastic Also uses 2x2 of 3010's.



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Old 2011.10.31, 10:03 AM   #2
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Drive train,with slipper




Uses std AWD diffs Both needed a shim on them.



Steering setup



wheels



Chassis comes fully ball raced.


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Old 2011.11.02, 02:29 AM   #3
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thanks for sharing...
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Old 2011.11.02, 06:13 AM   #4
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90 views and 1 comment. thanks herman.
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Old 2011.11.02, 06:15 AM   #5
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Really great of you shareing these pictures and comments.
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Old 2011.11.02, 10:20 AM   #6
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is the steering servo coreless?
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Old 2011.11.02, 11:56 AM   #7
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Yes,it's the same one as the 03 by the looks of it.

Here's a little video of us running on a circuit 30 (mini-96)

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Old 2011.11.02, 12:39 PM   #8
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what is your opinion on durability?
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Old 2011.11.02, 01:05 PM   #9
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what is your opinion on durability?
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Surpising the buggy needed shims to fit the diff, the part list shows MDW018 as the ball diff optional upgrade which is the existing ma-010 part #.
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Old 2011.11.02, 01:06 PM   #10
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Yes,it's the same one as the 03 by the looks of it.
thanks. and thanks for the pics!
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Old 2011.11.02, 01:09 PM   #11
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On the first picture I see one buggy in white ? is the blue/yellow decoration just decals ?

Thanks for sharing your findings, I'm looking forward to receive mine.
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Old 2011.11.02, 03:12 PM   #12
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kryten, how many wires run from the left PCB to the right PCB? Wondering if someone like Actionplus would be able to decode the signal and figure out a way to hack on a brushless ESC...
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what is your opinion on durability?
They are pretty strong,we've had some decent crashes and the only issue is the tierod jumping off the servo. I'm assuming this is designed in to save breakages.

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Surprising the buggy needed shims to fit the diff, the part list shows MDW018 as the ball diff optional upgrade which is the existing ma-010 part #.
Maybe the ball diff won't need shims,but the stock plastic one does. They are the same diffs as the MA010.

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On the first picture I see one buggy in white ? is the blue/yellow decoration just decals ?
Thanks for sharing your findings, I'm looking forward to receive mine.
That's correct,the buggy is white with a yellow rear end,the rest are decals.
You're welcome,i'll post more as i run the buggy more.

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kryten, how many wires run from the left PCB to the right PCB? Wondering if someone like Actionplus would be able to decode the signal and figure out a way to hack on a brushless ESC...
The 5 wire plug you see in the pics connects the board halves.

These things are pretty quick with just an x-speed. Fetted with a hot motor,they would be loony.
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Old 2011.11.02, 07:12 PM   #14
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Thanks! I get mine tomorrow, but too late for our track day at work Can't make it home and back out, just doesn't make sense.
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They do look pretty quick. Were the buggies. In the vid running the stock motor or an xspeed? Nice skills on the mini96 btw.
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