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New Carson/SmarTech 4WD Gasser

Discussion in 'XTM/Firehammer/Carson' started by Rex, Feb 22, 2007.

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  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Carson (Smartech) is on the way with a 4WD Gasser with 3 diffs and Shaft Drive.

    Here is a link to info from the largest German Largescale dealer(Hobbythek): http://www.rc-car-online.de/htstarteng.htm

    Hobbythek is mantioning an RTR price of € 900 inkl. Tax (aprox US$ 1125 with tax and US$ 950 without tax)

    Here is a link to the Smartech info, but in the Usual Chinese style, text isn't exactly accurate... (They write 2WD)
    http://www.smartechracing.com/web_2006/product/cars/05341/main.php

    Here are some pictures, borrowed from the Hobbythek Site:

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    Rex Well-Known Member

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    here are more Pics:

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    Sharp. It looks a lot better laid out then the MCD trucks. Those MCD chassis are butt ugly IMO.
     
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    that looks great I would only be concerned with crap getting into the ring and pinion gears at the engine side of the front drive shaft
     
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    Yes, you think they would have devised a way to cover that.
     
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    hpiguy

    the mcd mt chassis may look but ugly but are built like tanks, super tuff ;-]
     
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    I'm sure they are tough. But I want style with my ride too.
     
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    Now We just have to wait a month or so, for the first units to hit the dirt....
     
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    4wd is nice when you can actually use the front two wheels. The weight distribution is all wrong with that model, most of the weight is in the rear and when you accelerate even more weight transfers to the rear. The front tires may grab here and there but they would grab alot better if the engine was mounted in the center of the truck. that would also fix that excessively long front drive shaft, it looks a little suspect to me. I would be willing to bet money that it would be the first to go if you bound up the drivetrain. i watched a video of one of the MCD 4X4's they have such power that when you hit the throttle the front two tires just balloon and waste all that power.