So can the best get better. Early reports are positive. Probably at the next big race we will have a clear picture. The design is quite aggresive, with a long pointy front end and a curved rear where the wing follows the curved line to increase downforce. Very impressive work.
MonTech's response to the ZooRacing bodies is their Version 2 of the Racer.
With a more aggressive front end, lower stance than the previous model and bit more pronounced lines to keep a rigid form under load they aim in improving performance and matching the DBX body.
At the recent ETS Madrid race, it did not seem to be the preferred choice and team drivers reverted in the end to the ZooRacing body, although this may be contributed to other reasons, one of them being the fact that Xray team seemed to be lost with set up in the extreme cold conditons of that particular event. When such issues occur it is common to try and maintain one performance factor unchanged in order to have a consistent reference point. Thus I presume was the reason for choosing DBX for that race.
The future will show whether this body is a top performer or not.
Quality wise, it seems to be a well-designed product, with nice clear and rigid lexan. A lot of attention to detail has gone in the front end to channel air so that it increases downforce. The DBX seems to be a bit nicer in fit and finish as the Racer2 required to be positioned a bit higher than I would have liked in order to meet the 115mm height rule.
Aesthetically I prefer it as the cabin is not as forward as the DBX and it has nicer proportions in my subjective view.
Anyway, here are some photos of the body:
Newcomer in the 1/10
TC body industry, ZooRacing stormed the scene lately with their creations proving
to be the ‘body’ to have as results and pro driver preference immediately showed
Preopard and DBX are some of the best performing bodies.
The main design characteristics are the low center of gravity and overall stance
of the body, and the front cab position of the cabin.
My input is pretty much non important as the performance of the body is the
best indicator of its qualities, but I can say that the quality of the lexan is
very good, and the design is very accurate, fitting perfectly to a modern TC
It is also quite robust as I already managed to crash test it at high speed
(ETS Madrid) and no damage was sustained to the body.
After the failed attempt to drive with the popular pistol radio I decided to upgrade my stick radio equipment after 12 years running KO Propo Esprit III. The radio of choice is what I believe to be the ultimate stick radio currently on the market. Not the most popular, probably due to its very high price, but certainly the most well equipped and best looking. I got a great deal from TAGMODELS and now it is in my hands. I will probably spend more time playing with the endless options than actually race but this is what I enjoy mostly of this hobby, the technical aspect. So here are some photos of the radio and how it arrives in the package. For High Definition photos click on this link:FUTABA 7XC Gallery