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Radio Controlled Model Buggy Archive


    In this section you will find Compiled Lists of links to over 350 archived, New and Vintage, Nitro and Electric powered, Radio Controlled Buggys.

   Most of the models have been reviewed, with some history and a detailed description, bodyshell and chassis images, to help you identify and learn something more about your model.

   You will also find links to pages on this website, that will help you to set-up your model for competitive racing, choose a new electric motor or engine, look after your batteries, ball bearings and avoid problems with radio interference.

   Towards the bottom of each page you will find a list of the articles I have written over the twenty odd years I have been involved in RC, ranging from my first memories of the sport, to more detailed explanations of the configuration and various aspects of RC model cars of all types.

   These lists are an ongoing project and are constantly changing as new models are introduced and old ones discovered. If your model isn't listed here at this time, there is a good chance it may be in the future.






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Electric Buggys

Electric Buggys:
By Scale:

Electric Buggy

1/5 - 1/6 Scale Electric Buggys:

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1/8 Scale Electric Buggys:

Ansmann Deuce-E
Ansmann Vapor BL
Ansmann Virus 2 BL
Ansmann X8e
Associated RC8e
Associated RC8.2e RS
Associated RC8.2e FT
Associated RC8Be FT
Carson Black Pirate 8 BL
Carson FY8 Dstryr Line 4S
Carson Specter Bl 6s
Carson Specter II Bl 4s
Carson Specter 2
Carson Specter Pro 4S
Carson Virus 4.0 Brushless
Carson X8EB Specter Bl 6S
CEN Dirt Striker-E
CEN Matrix R3-E
Durango DEX408
Durango DEX408 V2
Duratrax 835E
Duratrax DXR8-E
FS Racing E9
FS Racing E9.5
FS Racing EB-9
GS Racing CLXE
HBX IceFire XT
Himoto Shootout
Himoto Vega8 XB

Hobao Hyper 9e
Hobao Hyper Cage Buggy-e
Hobao Hyper SSe
Hobao Hyper Star-e
Hot Bodies Ve8
Hong Nor Nexx8
Hong Nor Ultra LX2e
Hong Nor X3 Sabre-e
HPI Apache C1 Flux
HPI Trophy Flux Buggy
HPI Vorza Flux
HPI Vorsa Flux HP
HSP Bazooka E9
HSP BT9.5 E9
HSP Plamet
HSP Planet
Jamara Nexx-8
Jamara Ultra E-BL
Jamara Ultra LX2-e
Jamara X2 CR-BL
Jamara X3 Sabre Pro
Kyosho Inferno MP9e
Kyosho Inferno MP9e TKI
Kyosho Inferno VE
Kyo Scorpion B-XXL VE
Kyosho Scorpion XXL VE
Kyosho Ultima DB
Losi 8IGHT-E 2.0
Losi 8ight-E 3.0

LRP S8 BXe
LRP S8 BXe Team
LRP S8 Rebel BXe
Mugen MBX-6 Eco
Mugen MBX6E M-Spec Eco
New Bright Invader
New Bright Sabre
Ofna Buggy-8e
Ofna Hyper 9e
Ofna Hyper SSe
Ofna Hyper Star-e
Ofna Nexx-8
Ofna Ultra LX1e
Ofna Ultra LX2e
Ofna X3e Sabre
Redcat Backdraft 8E
Redcat Hurricane XTE
Redcat Mirage Sand Rail
Redcat Tsunami Sand Rail
Serpent Cobra 811 Be
Serpent Cobra 811 Be Sport
Serpent Cobra 811 Be 2.0
Team Magic B8-ER
Team Magic B8 NAGA
Team Magic M8-ER
Thunder Tiger EB-4 G3
Xray 808e
Xray XB9E

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1/10 Scale Electric Buggys:

Ansmann Blizzard
Ansmann Blizzard Bl
Ansmann DNA
Ansmann Mad Monkey
Ansmann Mad Rat
Ansmnn Mad-Rat Bl
Ansmann Master Smacker
Ansmnn Master Smacker Bl
Ansmann Smacker
Ansmann X-Pro
Ansmann X2
Ansmann X2c
Ansmann X2te
Ansmann X4te
Ansmann X4 Pro
Associated B2
Associated B3
Associated B4 Stealth
Associated B4 FT
Associated B4.1
Associated B4.1 FT
Associated B4.2 FT
Associated B4.2 RS
Associated B44 FT
Associated B44.1 FT
Associated B44.2 FT
Associated B44.3 FT
Associated B5 Team Kit
Associated B5M Team Kit
Associated RC10
Associated SC10B RS
Associated TQ10
Carson Dirt Warrior
Carson Dirt Warrior Sport
Carson e-Stormracer
Crsn e-Stormracer Extrm Bl
Carson FY10 Dstryr Line 2S
Carson Stormracer FD
CEN eMatrix 10-B
CEN ME10-BG
Durango DEX210
Durango DEX210 V2
Durango DEX410
Durango DEX410R
Durango DEX410 v3
Durango DEX410R v3
Durango DEX410 V4
Duratrax Evader EXB
FS Racing BL-4 Sport
FS Racing Blast
FS Racing Bolt
FS Racing Buggy-Pro
FS Racing EB-4
FS Racing Eline
FS Racing Hunter
FS Racing Whirlwind
HBX Challenger
HBX Max4
HBX Max XT
HBX Quakewave
HBX Rocket
HBX Rocket Pro
HBX Wild-Killer
Heng-Long Stuck-Up
Himoto Bashe
Himoto Desert XB10
Himoto Dirt Whip
Himoto MegaE 2WD Buggy
Himoto MegaE XB10
Himoto Tanto
Himoto Vega
Himoto Zmoto3
Himoto ZmotoZ3
Hobao Hyper H2
Hot-Bodies Cyclone D4
Hot-Bodies D413
HPI Brama 10B
HPI Cyber 10B
HSP Vortex
HSP XSTR
HSP XSTR Pro
Jamara Crossbone
Jamara BL-2
Jamara Dakar Desert Buggy
Jamara General
Jamara Lightray
Jamara Lightray V2
Jamara Liquid
Jamara Major
Jamara Splinter
Kyosho Aero Streak
Kyosho Axxe
Kyosho Beetle
Kyosho Beetle 2014
Kyosho Cosmo

Kyosho DBX-VE
Kyosho DBX VE 2.0
Kyosho Eleck Peanuts
Kyosho EP Fazer Kobra
Kyosho Gallop
Kyosho Gallop Mk II
Kyosho Icarus
Kyosho Javelin
Kyosho Lazer 2000
Kyosho Lazer Alpha
Kyosho Lazer ZX
Kyosho Lazer ZX Sport
Kyosho Lazer ZXR
Kyosho Lazer ZX-RR
Kyosho Lazer ZXS
Kyosho Lazer ZXS Evo
Kyosho Lazer ZX-5
Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS
Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS2
Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS2 SP
Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 SP
Kyosho Lazer ZX-6
Kyosho Maxxum FF
Kyosho NeXXt
Kyosho Optima
Kyosho Optima Gold
Kyosho Optima Mid
Kyosho Optima Mid Custom
Kyosho Optima Mid Cstm Spl
Kyosho Optima Pro
Kyosho Outrage
Kyosho Outrage Mk-II
Kyosho Pegasus
Kyosho Progress
Kyosho Pro-X
Kyosho Raider
Kyosho Raider Pro
Kyosho Rocky
Kyosho Salute
Kyosho Sandmaster
Kyosho Scorpion
Kyosho Scorpion 2014
Kyosho Shadow
Kyosho Super Bomber
Kyosho Tomahawk
Kyosho Triumph
Kyosho Turbo Optima
Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid
Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid SE
Kyosho Turbo Optima Mid Spl
Kyosho Turbo Raider
Kyosho Turbo Rocky
Kyosho Turbo Scorpion
Kyosho Turbo Ultima
Kyosho Turbo Ultima II
Kyosho Ultima
Kyosho Ultima II
Kyosho Ultima Pro
Kyo Ultima RB Racing Sports
Kyosho Ultima RB Type R
Kyosho Ultima RB5
Kyosho Ultima RB5 SP
Kyosho Ultima RB5 SP2
Kyosho Ultima RB6
Kyosho Wagen Baja
Kyosho Zaboon
Losi Junior Two
Losi JRX2
Losi JRX Pro
Losi JRX Pro SE
Losi TLR 22
Losi TLR 22 2.0
Losi TLR 22-4
Losi XX
Losi XX CR
Losi XX4
Losi XX4 Worlds Edition
Losi XXX
Losi XXX BK (BK1)
Losi XXX BK2
Losi XXX CR
Losi ReadyLift XXX-SCB
Losi XXX4
Losi XXX4 G+
LRP S10 Blast BX
LRP S10 Blast BX-2
LRP S10 Twister Buggy
Mardave Apache
Mardave Cobra
Mardave Meteor
Marui Galaxy
Marui Galaxy RS
Marui Hunter
Marui Ninja 4WD
Marui Samurai 4WD
Marui Shogun 4WD

Mugen Bulldog
Mugen Bulldog II
Redcat Caldera-XB-10E
Redcat Sandstorm Baja
Redcat Tornado EPX Pro
Redcat Twister XB
Redcat Twister XB Pro
Robitronic Stinger EB-1
Schumacher Bosscat
Schumacher Cat 2000
Schumacher Cat 2000 98
Schumacher Cat 2000 EC
Schumacher Cat 2000 SE
Schumacher Cat 3000
Schumacher Cat K1
Schumacher Cat K1 Aero
Schumacher Cat SWB
Schumacher Cat SX
Schumacher Cat SX2
Schumacher Cat SX3
Schu Cat SX3 Pro CF
Schumacher Cat SX3 S1
Schumacher Cat XL
Schumacher Cat XLS
Schumacher Club 10
Schumacher Cougar
Schumacher Cougar 2
Schumacher Cougar 2000
Schu Cougar 2000 95
Schumacher Cougar KF
Schumacher Cougar KF2
Schumacher Cougar KR
Schumacher Cougar SV
Schu Cougar SV Pro CF
Schumacher Cougar SVR
Schu Cougar SV Race S1
Schumacher Cougar SV2
Schumacher Fireblade
Schumacher Fireblade 2000
Schu Fireblade 2000 USA
Schumacher Fireblade Evo
Schu Fireblade Evo 2
Schumacher ProCat
Schumacher TopCat
Schumacher Wildcat Vyper
Seben BE2
Seben BE4
Seben BE5
Seben BE6
Serpent Spyder SRX-2 MM
Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM
Smartech Saturn X
Sportwerks Raven BX
Step Up Stinger EB-1
Tamiya (All + Vintage)
Thunder Tiger AT-10 EB
T T Phoenix BX
T T Phoenix BX II
T T Phoenix XB
T T Sparrowhawk XB
T T Sparrowhawk XXB
Tomy Adonis
Tomy Intruder
Traxxas Bandit
Traxxas Bandit VXL
Traxxas Bullet (TRX-10)
Traxxas Cat : Tom-Cat
Traxxas Radicator
Traxxas RAD-2
Traxxas TCP
Traxxas TRX-1
Traxxas TRX-3
Traxxas Wildcat
Xray XB4 - 2WD
Xray XB4 - 4WD
Yokomo B-Max2
Yokomo B-Max2 MR
Yokomo B-Max2 MR Ver.2
Yokomo B-Max2 MR Ver.3
Yokomo B-Max2 RS
Yokomo B-Max4
Yokomo B-Max4 II
Yokomo B-Max4 II World Spec
Yokomo B-Max4 III
Yokomo Hot Dog 4
Yokomo MR-4BC
Yokomo MR-4BX
Yokomo MX-4
Yokomo S Dogfighter Works 91
Yokomo S Dogfighter Works 93
Yokomo Wonder Dog-Fighter
Yokomo YZ-10
Yokomo YZ-834B DF
Yokomo YZ-870c Super DF

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Tamiya Holiday Buggy

Tamiya:

1/10 Scale Electric Buggys:

Tamiya Dirt Thrasher
Aero Avante ★ #58550 - DF-02
Astute ★ #58080 - Fibreglass
Avante ★ #58072 - FRP
Avante 2001 ★ #58085 - FRP
Avante 2011 ★ #58489 - Carbon Fiber
Avante Mk.II ★ #58387 - DF-03
Baja Champ ★ #58221 TL-01B
Baja King ★ #58301 TL-01B
Baldre ★ #58404 DB-01
Bear Hawk ★ #58093 - ABS
Bigwig ★ #58057 - ABS
Blazing Star ★ #58204 - DF-01
Blitzer Beetle ★ #58122 - ABS
Blitzer Beetle Chrome ★ #58252 - ABS
Blitzer Beetle 2011 ★ #58502 - ABS
Boomerang ★ #58055 - ABS
Boomerang 2008 ★ #58418 - ABS
Buggy Champ ★ #58441 - FRP
Buggy Kumamon Ver ★ 58615 - DT-02
Dark Impact ★ #58370 DF-03
Desert Gator ★ #58344 - DT-02
Dirt Thrasher ★ #58160 - DF-01 Rework
Dual Ridge ★ #58596 - TT-02B
Durga ★ #58395 - DB-01
Dyna Storm ★ #58116 - FRP
Egress ★ #58079 - FRP
Egress 2013 ★ #58583 - CF
Falcon ★ #58056 - ABS
Fighter Buggy RX ★ #58184 - ABS
Fighter Buggy SV ★ #58553 - DT-02
Fire Dragon ★ #58078 - ABS
Fire Dragon ★ #58403 - ABS
Fox ★ #58051 - ABS
Frog ★ #58041 - ORV
Frog - 2005 ★ #58354 - ORV
Grasshopper ★ #58043 - Tub
Grasshopper II ★ #58074 - Tub
Grasshopper 2005 ★ #58346 - Tub
Gravel Hound ★ #58328 - DF-02
Holiday Buggy ★ #58023 - Tub
Holiday Buggy 2010 ★ #58470 - DT-02
Hornet ★ #58045 - Tub
Hornet ★ #58336 - Tub
Hornet - Jun Watanabe ★ #58527 - Tub
Hotshot ★ #58047 - ABS
Hotshot ★ #58391 - ABS
Hot Shot II ★ #58062 - ABS
Keen Hawk ★ #58380 - DF-03
Lamborghini Cheetah ★ #58007 - Al (1:12)
Leonis ★ #58507 - DB-02
Madcap ★ #58082 - ABS
Mad Fighter ★ #58275 - DT-01
Manta Ray ★ #58087 - DF-01
Manta Ray 2005 ★ #58360 - DF-01
Neo Falcon ★ #58401 - DT-02
Neo Fighter Buggy ★ #58587 - DT-03
Neo Scorcher ★ #58568 - TT-02B
Novafox ★ #58577 - ABS
Plasma Edge ★ #58399 - DF-02
Plasma Edge II ★ #58630 - TT-02B
Racing Fighter ★ #58628 - DT-03
Rising Fighter ★ #58416 - Tub
Rising Storm ★ #58334 - DF-02
Rough Rider ★ #58015 - GRP-Alum
Saint Dragon ★ #58083 - ABS
Sand Rover ★ #58024 - Tub
Sand Rover 2011 ★ #58500 - DT-02
Sand Scorcher ★ #58016 - GRP-Alum
Sand Scorcher ★ #58452 - GRP-Alum
Sand Viper ★ #58374 - DT-02
Sonic Fighter ★ #58071 - Tub
Street Rover ★ #58522 - DT-02
Striker ★ #58061 - Tub
Super Astute ★ #58097 - Fibreglass
Super Champ ★ #58034 - GRP-Alum
Super Fighter G ★ #58340 - DT-02
Super Fighter GR ★ #58485 - DT-02
Super Fighter GR (V-R) ★ #58536 - DT-02
Super Hornet ★ #58124 - Tub
Super Hotshot 2012 ★ #58517 - ABS
Super Sabre ★ #58066 - ABS
Super Shot ★ #58054 - ABS
Terra Conqueror ★ #58115 - DF-01
Terra Scorcher ★ #58075- ABS
Thunder Dragon ★ #58073 - ABS
Thunder Shot ★ #58067 - ABS
Thunder Shot ★ #58361 - ABS
Top Force ★ #58100 - DF-01 + FRP
Top Force ★ #58362 - DF-01 + FRP
Top Force Evo ★ #58107 - DF-01 + GRP
Vanquish ★ #58076 - ABS
Wild One ★ #58050 - Tub
Wild One Off-Roader ★ #58525 - Tub
Wild Willy ★ #58035 - Sealed Box
Wild Willy 2 ★ #58242 - WR-02
Zahhak ★ #58477 - DN-01


1/16 Scale Electric Buggys:

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1/18 Scale Electric Buggys:

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Nitro Buggys

Nitro Buggys:
By Scale:

Nitro Buggy

1/5 - 1/6 Scale Nitro Buggys:

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1/8 Scale Nitro Buggys:

Ansmann Deuce-N
Ansmann Vapor
Ansmann Vapor 2
Ansmann Vapor Pro
Ansmann Virus
Ansmann Virus 2.0
Ansmann Virus 2 Big Block
Ansmann Virus 3.0
Ansmann X8 - Buggy
Associated RC8 FT
Associated RC8.2
Associated RC8.2 FT
Associated RC8B
Associated RC8RS
Carson CNB Nitro Buggy
Carson Spctr-2-Sp Bausatz
Carson Specter II Pro V36
Carson Specter Two Sport
Carson Spctr-2 Sp-Pro V25
Carson Specter Two V21
Carson Specter X8 V25 & V36
Carson V-Line Spctr-2 V32
Carson Virus 4.0 V21
CEN Dirt Striker
CEN iMatrix 8
CEN Matrix C-1
CEN Matrix R2
CEN Matrix R3
Durango DNX408
Durango DNX408 v2
Duratrax 835B
Duratrax Axis
Duratrax Raze
FS Racing Focus
FS Racing Focus 9
FS Racing Focus 9S
GS Racing Avenger
GS Rcng Avenger Storm Mk II
GS Racing CLX
GS Racing Storm CL-1
GS Racing Storm CL-1 Pro
GS Racing Storm CLX Pro
GS Racing Storm Evo
GS Racing Storm Evo 25
HBX Rattlesnake
HBX VRX 2
HBX VRX-2 Pro
Himoto Black Bird
Himoto Firestone
Himoto Firestorm
Himoto RXB-1
Himoto Torpeda
Himoto Torpeda Pro
Hobao Hyper 7
Hobao Hyper 7.5
Hobao Hyper 7 TQ
Hobao Hyper 8
Hobao Hyper 8.5
Hobao Hyper 9
Hobao Hyper Cage Buggy
Hobao Hyper PBS
Hobao Hyper SS
Hobao Hyper Star
Hong Nor Ultra LX-1
Hong Nor Ultra LX-2
Hong Nor Violator 9.5
Hong Nor X1X-CR
Hong Nor X1-CR
Hong Nor X1-CR Pro
Hong Nor X2-CR
Hong Nor X2-CR Pro
Hong Nor X2-CRB Pro
Hong Nor X3-Sabre
Hong Nor X3-Sabre 2.0
Hot Bodies CR8 Neo-Buggy
Hot Bodies D8

HB D8 Hara Edition
Hot Bodies D812
HB Lightning 2 RR
HB Lightning 2 Pro
HB Lightning 2 Pro Evo
HB Lightning 2 Sport
HPI D8S
HPI Pulse 4.6
HPI Trophy
HPI Trophy 3.5
HSP Bazooka
HSP BT9.5
HSP Camper
HSP Camper NB2
HSP Camper Pro
Jamara Ultra LX-One BB
Jamara Ultra LX-One RR
Jamara Ultra LX2 BB
Jamara X1X-CR
Jamara X2-CR Pro
Jamara X3 Sabre Pro
Kyosho Baja California
Kyosho Burns
Kyosho Burns DX (2WD/4WD)
Kyosho C-20 Baja Body (Graupner)
Kyosho C-20 Rowdy Baja
Kyosho Circuit Buggy
Kyosho Dash III
Kyosho Impacta Baja
Kyosho Inferno
Kyosho Inferno DX
Kyosho Inferno DX 2
Kyosho Inferno MP-5
Kyosho Inferno MP-6
Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5
Ky Inferno MP-7.5 Kanai Ed
Ky Inferno MP-7.5 Kanai Ed II
Ky Inferno MP-7.5 Kanai Ed III
Kyo Inferno MP-7.5 Sports
Kyo Inferno MP-7.5 Sports 2
Kyo Inferno MP-7.5 Sports 3
Kyo Inferno MP-7.5 Sports 4
Kyosho Inferno MP-777
Kyo Inferno MP-777 Spl 1
Kyo Inferno MP-777 Spl 2
Kyosho Inferno MP-9
Kyosho Inferno MP-9 TKI
Kyosho Inferno MP-9 TKI-2
Kyosho Inferno MP-9 TKI-3
Kyosho Inferno Neo
Kyosho Inferno Neo 2.0
Kyosho Inferno Neo RS
Kyo Inferno US Sports
Kyo Inferno US Sports 2
Kyosho LandJump
Kyosho Landjump Integra
Kyosho Mint Las Vegas
Kyosho Presto
Kyosho Racing Baja
Kyosho Rowdy Baja
Kyosho RX 100
Kyosho Scorpion B-XXL GP
Kyosho Scorpion XXL GP
Kyosho Turbo Burns
Kyosho Turbo Inferno
Kyosho Vanning
Losi 8IGHT 2.0
Losi 8IGHT 2.0 EC
Losi 8ight 3.0
Losi 810
LRP S8 BX Team
LRP S8 BX-2
LRP S8 BXR Evo
LRP S8 Rebel BX

Mardave Marauder
Mugen Athlete
Mugen MBX-4
Mugen MBX-4 RR
Mugen MBX-4 XR
Mugen MBX-5
Mugen MBX-5R
Mugen MBX-6
Mugen MBX-6R
Mugen MBX-6R EU
Mugen MBX-6R US
Mugen MBX-6 M-Spec
Mugen MBX-7
Mugen Sport
Mugen Sport Seven
Mugen Super Athlete
Mugen Super Sport
Ofna 9.5 Violator
Ofna Buggy-8 Nitro
Ofna Hyper 7
Ofna Hyper 7 PBS
Ofna Hyper 7 TQ Sport
Ofna Hyper 8
Ofna Hyper 8.5 Pro
Ofna Hyper 8.5x
Ofna Hyper 9
Ofna Hyper 9 2.0
Ofna Hyper SS
Ofna Hyper SS Cage
Ofna Hyper Star
Ofna Hyper Star Pro
Ofna Jammin X1X
Ofna Jammin X2 CR
Ofna Picco Off Road
Ofna Ravager
Ofna Ultra LX1
Ofna Ultra LX2
Ofna Ultra MBX
Ofna X3 Sabre
Redcat Backdraft 3.5
Redcat Hurricane XTR
Robitronic Protos
Robitronic Protos V2
Schumacher Swift
Seben BV3
Seben BV5 Baja
Serpent Cobra 811
Serpent Cobra 811 Sport
Serpent Cobra 811 TE
Serpent Cobra 811 2.0
Smartech Berserk
Smartech Ciron
Smartech Vanguard Sports
Sportwerks Mayhem
Sportwerks Turmoil
Tamiya TRF801X
Team Magic B8-RS
Team Magic M1-B
Team Magic M1-B-Turbo
Team Magic M8-JR
T Tiger Challenger 83
Thunder Tiger EB-4 S2
T Tiger EB-4 S2 Pro
T Tiger EB-4 S2.5 FF
T Tiger EB-4 S2.5 Pro
Thunder Tiger EB-4 S3
T Tiger EB-4 S3 Pro
Thunder Tiger Hurricane
Thunder Tiger Jaguar
T Tiger Mirage V-Spec
T Tiger Silver Fox
Xray XB808 - 2008
Xray XB8
Xray XB808 - 2009
Xray XB9

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1/10 Scale Nitro Buggys:

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1/16 Scale Nitro Buggys:

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★ Radio Controlled Model Accessories: ★
Gas/Nitro Engines
Nitro Engines
Bearings and Bearing Sets
Bearings
Body Shells
Body Shells
Radio Transmitters etc
Radio Equipment
Tires - Touring, Buggy, Truck, Monster Truck, Rock Crawler
Tires
Wheels/Rims - Touring, Buggy, Truck, Monster Truck, Rock Crawler
Wheels
Electronic Speed Controllers
ESC
Battery Packs
Batteries + Chargers
Electric Motors
Electric Motors

General Information and Advice

   For those starting in Radio Controlled Racing, here are a few Hints and Tips: Firstly, buy a Kit not an RTR. That way, if something breaks you will have some idea how to fix it.

   Radio Controlled Model Cars are very fragile and easily broken. The main parts to protect are the Front Wishbones, Suspension Shock Towers, Dampers, Hub Carriers, Kingpins, Uprights and Toe in Blocks, so make sure you have a good strong front bumper and Lexan or Fiberglas Body Shell, and if available for your model, a protective under tray, to prevent grit and dust getting into any moving parts.

   The Steering Servo is also a weakness in high speed crash situations, so get yourself some good strong Servo Mount and Servo Saver. Also I would recommend Titanium Shafts, Turnbuckles, Tie Rods and pivot/steering shafts and if available for your model, lightweight Titanium Drive shafts, dog bones and CVD (Constant Velocity Drives). The standard steel types are far too easily bent.

   Gearing is another problem area on RC model cars. Head on collisions can easily break off gear teeth on Nylon/Plastic Spur Gears, and even Bevel Gears inside the Gearbox. Heavy impacts can also loosen nuts and self taping screws that hold the Motor in Position, allowing the Pinion Gear to pull out of mesh slightly and rip the tops of the teeth on your Spur Gear. To avoid this to some degree, fit locking nuts, and a new motor mount from time to time, so the self taping screws that hold the motor in position have less chance to come loose.

   Ball joints always cause problems. For top level Radio Controlled model car racing, the plastic ball connectors should be checked and if deemed necessary changed after every meeting. A simple thing like a loose fitting connector becoming loose could easily end your race, so better safe than sorry.

   Many New car kits come with Nylon and Sintered Brass Ring type bearings. My advice is to discard these before initial installation, and buy a good Hop-up set of Shielded Steel Ball Bearings. Or if you are serious about your racing, Teflon or Ceramic Bearings.

   One final piece of advice about the Setup of your Car. Keep the Centre of Gravity as low as possible. Ride Height is all important. For On Road Drift/Touring cars the Ride Height should be no more than 5mm, for Buggys, Trucks, Truggys and Monster Trucks, as low as possible depending on the track conditions. If Body Roll is a problem, handling can be improved with the use of Stabilizers, Anti roll or Sway Bars, stiffer Tuning Springs and, or thicker Silicon Oil in the Dampers. Also find somewhere to mount the Transponder as low in the Chassis as possible.

For Car Setup Information check out our Hints and Tips page.



On/Off Road
RC Models:

Other RC Models:

Radio Equipment:

Accessories:
Buggys

Formula One

Monster Trucks

Rock Crawlers

Touring/WRC/Drift Cars

Trucks/Truggys



Airplanes

Boats/Ships

Helicopters

Motorcycles

Submarines

Tanks



Crystal Sets

Receivers

Servos

Transmitters



Batteries

Battery Chargers

Bearings

Body Shells

Dampers (Shocks)

Electric Motors



ESC

Nitro Engines

Pinion Gears

Spur Gears

Tires

Wheels