View Full Version : Does anyone really own one of these?
02-25-2003, 06:19 PM
I s there anyoneone out there that actually owns one of these puppies? Tell us about it
02-26-2003, 04:39 PM
as a matter of fact, there's two of them here in Goldsboro NC. one is owned by me and the other one is owned by a freind of mine. Nis seems to rev a little higher than mine, but I have a lot more bottom end, so I get around the track a little better than him. They weigh a ton, break when you roll them to many times, are really fast, and they are the best things since sliced bread. I wouldn't give mine up for anything. Fill with feul, pull the rope, go drive for an hour without stopping. No playing with needle valves, checking head temps., or any of that other nitro things need to have done just to run 10 minutes.
Monster Buggy,,, everything else is just a speedbump.:cool:
02-26-2003, 05:31 PM
I think I need to buy one. What servos did you buy for yours?
02-27-2003, 10:36 AM
I ended up with a couple Hobbico 1/4 scale metal geared servos. This is an area you definatly don't want to skimp on. The buggy takes a lot to turn the wheels in the dirt, and if you go the cheapo route, you'll end up paying more as the gears inside the servos will break, burn out the motors, and you'll end up getting the more expensive ones later. Spend a little more now and be safe. Also, a high torque servo is a good idea for the throttle. Not that the throttle itself needs it, but the brakes sure do. And you'll be surprized as to how quickly this 20lb monster can stop.
If you want the biggest buggy in your area, and you like people asking you about your "toys", this is about the biggest attention getter you can get.:cool:
I have been throwing around the idea of getting a big boy toy. I've seen the monster buggys in person they look awesome, but I've also watched videos of them on the net and they look a little fragile (compared to say a 1/8 buggy). Before you make a purchase I would recommend that you check out www.blackhawkrc.com and look at the dominator. It looks like a 1/10 buggy, but its a 1/6 scale!!! I've never seen one in real life, but they look pretty crazy in the picture. Now I'm not trash talking the MB. I think that the MB rocks!! But with this much money involved I just think that its worth the time to check out all the options.
03-01-2003, 12:51 AM
What is the brake disc on the MB made of? plastic, carbon fiber, steel?
03-01-2003, 09:28 AM
actually, it's been so long since I looked at it, I forget what the brake is made of. Lasts a long time though,,,
As for fragile,, you are hammering around 20 lbs on the ground. When you hit things, there's a lot more force than with a 1/10 truck or buggy. Just like in real racing when you see cars come apart,, there's a lot of energy in something that big rolling over and hitting stuff. All in all though,, I love my buggy. Only thing that TRAXXAS NEEDS to fix is the front steering knuckles. Plastic is NOT the way to go here. But, I came up with a sort of easy fix for it. More later if you wanna know.:cool:
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