View Full Version : jato handling
02-24-2005, 01:16 PM
i am completley almost new to nitro and have driven a tmaxx but am wondering how the jato will handle. knowing it is 2 whell drive will it fishtail a lot?
02-24-2005, 08:13 PM
Having never driven one, no one will know for sure, but to me, stadium trucks, while over all steer better, can definitely get a bit wilder than a t-maxx.
I assume w/ the 2.5 in it, the JATO can/will be able to burn out, doughnut like the rustler. A stadium truck has a totally different feel then a maxx. It's apples and oranges.
In general, it will be quicker and more responsive than what you have seen in a MT and less forgiving.
I would say that this is _the_ question. The engine is basically the same as other Traxxas vehicles so its a known quantity. The two speed may ad a bit of unknown. But most of the other improvements in this truck seem to be aimed at handling.
So how will it handle compared to its prime competition....the Rustler? But I'll bet what more people are wondering how it will compare to the RC10GT and the XXX?
Maybe some of the Traxxas guys can give us a sneak hint? Otherwise we'll have to wait for the release and the magazine reviews.
02-24-2005, 09:47 PM
Most definitely it will/should be compared to the xxx-nt and the rc10gt. I was saying it would be comprable to the rusty in terms of power and speed. The rusty is the only thing that has stats that approach the JATO.
02-25-2005, 11:49 AM
Speed isn't everything. The XXX & RC10GT may be down on speed but on a race track, handling and a rugged design is just as important to race success. I never believed a 50mph r/c car can win races based just on pure speed alone. It's a nice bonus to have in a car/truck but if you can't control your ride, the car/truck will be visiting the operating table more often than circling the race track. I just hope the Jato will handle as well as the two trucks mentioned earlier. It'll be nice to see some Jatos in the National events breaking the monotony of a sea of RC10s and XXXs.
02-25-2005, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by blougjc
Having never driven one, no one will know for sure,
I agree nobody really knows yet, but you could compare it to another traxxas truck or the rusty.
03-01-2005, 07:20 PM
It'll be more rusty than anything. It HAS to be almost by law. If it drives like a t-maxx. It'll be on clearance pretty dang fast :D
Not that I don't love my maxx, but it ain't a finesse truck.
Well, it may be more Rusty than Tmaxx but I hope its a lot better than the Rusty or there wouldn't be any reason to buy it other than the two speed.
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