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EuroRC Hobby Letter #12 - Building my Buggy Kit!

21.4.2021

Buggy Building aka My Mind Expanding Journey from Rocky Bottom to Dirty Heigths

Yo Yo whatsup! Heikki here. Some time ago I got my self another new project! Actually few but today we focus in only one of them! Before we start I must make clear that before I started here at the shop I was 100% crawler guy. See how I roll in pic above! Sure I have some other stuff also but until now it has been scale offroad only!

My personal hobby background is in static scale models and those new high performing and scale realistic off-roaders really caught my attention! Deep inside I had this feeling that there is more to discover as I really like RC cars and how they work. My personal challenge here is to open myself for new ideas and worlds and hell - there's another universes waiting that I have had no real idea what they have to offer! Once again I challenge you too - go and get some new perspective for your hobby! Try something new! (And buy it from us of course :)

Luxurious Precision

So here is my challenger, XB2 2wd buggy kit from Xray! I picked up the dirty version. Gonna build it and maybe even race it oh yes! I am going to save you from the pain of unboxing as these letters are supposed to stay short. Instead I direct you to watch our XB8E build video series with complete unboxing and full detailed tutorial.

What can be said from this kit is that it is astonishing in its quality. While looking at the parts I have here at my table I am not sure if this is even only a car anymore. It's more like a precision tool for something specific. Something competitive. Precision tool for Winning even? This car knows what it is and that is not a plastic RTR basher or old squeaky rusty scale rig. Check out what Team Xray really is about from their own dedicated webpages!

Roll goes the Ball

Building your own racing car ground up from hundrers of little pieces is experience on its own. I get pleasure from screwing parts together and f this is something that you enjoy, I really recommend you to build one of Xray cars even if you would never really race with it. Like the kits from Tamiya and RC4WD, everyone who keeps themselves as RC enthusiast should build one of these!

In the core of XB2 is the differential. Racing car has to perform as well as possible depending of the surface it is being run. Xray has solved this fundamental issue making two different versions from many of their cars. Carpet version of XB2 has gear differential and my dirt version has a ballsy one. Difference between these is that one suits better for high traction surface like indoor carpets and another for loose dirt that does not naturally give much grip. With slow crawlers that run on locked diffs and continuous powerful four wheel traction you dont really think this kind of stuff. Instructions were not unclear and I managed to build a fully working ball differential!

If you want to see how real professional drivers build their competition level cars, I can recommend you to check out the marvellous videos by Ty Thessman, trusted Team Driver of Xray. For example here is a excellent video of breaking-in the ball differential and why it is important to be done properly. Recommended highly!

This is not going to be a piece-by-piece detailed build thread - I will again to save you from that misery - but I promise to keep you updated weekly with this hobby letter! Really hungry for this build and and as our local track is still flooding I think I have plenty of time so no hurry here... ahem!

For those who thirst for more detailed information of this Xray XB2 Kit please check out this official XB2 presentation page from Xrays own web! That should give you a real picture of what level of stuff we are talking about! Highly recommended for every RC or Tech enthusiast!

We have also a few informative build threads in our shop, too! You can find them from our RC Information pages just a click away!

Thanks again and see you next week! Check out some of the goodies I picked from our stashes for you from the bottom of this post. Also remember to use your discount code every time you make an order!

See you at the shop!

Greetings, Heikki / EuroRC

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