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Old 10-03-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Yokomo 1/18 RTR off-road buggy

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Yokomo 1/18 RTR off-road buggy
MB-4 Driving Impression by Masami Hirosaka

Recently displayed at the hobby show in Tokyo, where it received a very positive response from the crowd, the new mini-size MB-4 buggy is currently being prepared for its upcoming release. Scheduled for release are 2 versions, a factory pre-assembled chassis (¥15,500) with a clear body shell and battery pack, and an RTR set (¥26,000) that also includes radio equipment and electronic speed controller, as well as transmitter batteries for quick and easy enjoyment. Here I give my driving impressions, and descriptions of some of the features.

RTRs are often noted for their ease of use, but this one even includes batteries for the transmitter. Since the included battery pack requires charging, a charger is also included. NiCd cells are used for the battery pack, so electric enthusiasts can easily use their existing quick charger by changing to a different connector.

Most noticeable during the initial run was how well the suspension actually works. Designed with an optimized amount of stroke and damping force, the compact oil-filled shocks work very well in absorbing the bumps. And because the double wishbone suspension is very similar to those found on the larger 1/10th offroad cars, it should work very well in smoothly following the surface. During this test the car was run on a dirt offroad track, as well as smooth concrete, and on both surfaces the car worked extremely well, which is a good indication of the suspension's performance.

Some of you may have already had a chance to see them at the Plastic Model & R/C Show in Tokyo, but different tread pattern tires are already scheduled for release. Many optional parts are also planned, so customizing it could be alot of fun as well. Up to this point, the suspension arms have held up very well through crashes, and overall durability looks to be very good. The chassis is solid, and shouldn't have any problem handling additional power.

You can drive a fast truck slow, but you can't drive a slow truck fast!

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