So I bought a 30 Degree North Buggy (Roller)

Rcplayday

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You may be able to get parts from rcmodelz via DDM, I know we can get DDM parts via RCModelz, gives you options. As for TPS Racing, they are based in the Netherlands and are a big supplier I believe. I've used them for BWS head kits that I couldn't get in the UK, shipping was fast and the experience was trouble free.

So, what your plans with the buggy then? what colour you gonna paint the shell and whats your thoughts on engine etc?
Good Info..

As for plans. Well first and for most was to get my hands on one, then I kind of blanked out lol which is why I got the roller. I have not committed fully to gas just yet. Theres an electric conversion kit that you can slap in there, there's a guy with a 12s in it and the thing scoots. If I got with a motor. Then likely the obr 34cc so 1242 carb as thats the set up on my dbxl and that thing is a hoot. Paint will be important I just picked up some liquid mask and a clear cover for my typhon and will get some practice on that first. My friend has a killer xray body with flames that I think would look killer in 5th scale ....if I can pull it off that is
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The only thing I find with electric 5th scales is you get 15mins from a set of big batteries then your having to charge them again. Least with petrol/gas you have a 45min session ish from a tank then its 30seconds to refuel and go. A 2200mah lipo lasts my truck pretty much all day just doing servos.
That body is gonna take a lot of work, but would look great once done.
 

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Theres soms truth to that however battery technology has come a long way. I can squeeze out about 40 mins of run time out of gens ace 11000mah 120c battery packs if im chill on the throttle. I most get about 25-30 and have about 6 different packs for my 5th scales. I won't go into debate about which is better they are both awesome In their own rite. For absolute mind boggling performance, electric. For a fully imersive experience (simulation) gas
 

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I have battery 1/6th scale formula offroad buggy that runs on 6S, its fun but is there to be just abused endlessly.
If you can fit a big battery in the DNB or multiple smaller ones that could be the way to go.
Will keep the weight low and help with handling.
Pro's and con's with both.
Could always go petrol DNB and then once 5B becomes available go electric 5B??
Just to throw more options in the mix.
 

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Good points....I'll have a better idea once its in front of me and I can actually touch and feel it, let it speak to me, have a cuddle session hahahaha. I'm only a basher, I don't race formally, lots of racing among friends though. Its likely ill scoop up the 5b regardless just cause they will likely go away again. I'll stick it in the closet until I get bored again
 

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The only thing I find with electric 5th scales is you get 15mins from a set of big batteries then your having to charge them again. Least with petrol/gas you have a 45min session ish from a tank then its 30seconds to refuel and go. A 2200mah lipo lasts my truck pretty much all day just doing servos.
That body is gonna take a lot of work, but would look great once done.
This is one reason why 12S systems are better, not only more power, but more efficiency, less heat, and longer run times
"Voltage over amps" as it's known - High volts, low kv = less amps, less heat, longer run time

An 800kv motor on 8S will draw around 200amps and spin at 25k rpm
A 500kv motor on 12S will draw around 110amps and spin at 24k rpm

So basically the same speed, but nearly half the amp draw, so in theory double the run time
Also because of the increased power and lower amps, you can then gear it up for more speed
Those numbers are of course thearetical and are based on Leopard 58xx 56xx can motors

Bump it up to 16S and even lower kv, and your run times will be longer again :)
 
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She's here!
First impressions...this thing is legit. Materials are good, fit and finish is spot on. I haven't really dove into it yet but will later tonight and will post up. LMK if you have questions or want to see anything up close on this 30 degree north buggy
 

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Some more detailed pics from around the rig.
 

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So I found a painter. A really really really good one too. I've ordered a spare body and am having it shipped to his house, he's got some great ideas and I told him to just do what he does best and let it flow. I picked up an airbrush kit and am going to try to learn how to do a decent job myself and take that to my basher body.


Still undecided on motor options, leaning heavily to the OBR 34, castle xlx2 with tp power and a conversion kit is also on my brain. These are a few of the bodies he's painted for the 5ive-b
 

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