Jump to content
  • Join our community

    Sign-up for free and join our friendly community to chat and share all things R/C!

FTX DR8 Desert BuggyThread


thewootts

Recommended Posts

I have just purchased  a FTX DR8 1/8 Desert Buggy. I couldn't find a thread knocking around anywhere  so thought id start one . Knowledge is power and any information shared good or bad is knowledge .

 

  FTX DR8 Desert Racer with 6S power reviewed!

Here is a link to the official FTX  DR8 web site for spare parts

 https://ftx-rc.com/index.php?_route_=ftx-spares-parts/ftx-dr9-spares

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whilst i've had a few different cars over the years  this is the biggest and fastest. Currently running 6s. Took it out for a few passes out in the road earlier and the writing was on the wall for what happened.  Slight altercation with the kerb. 

 

I wasn't expecting reverse to be as aggressive as it was and I snapped the rear bottom arm pin mount, that is mounted to the back of the diff housing🙄 .

 

so, the part in question comes as a set is on backorder everywhere . It must be common bit to break. image.jpeg.fbce34122c17dc2e7ac19ebc1c94c8b7.jpegFtx9506

 

After a bit of digging around I found that this buggy is also sold under the brand name Reely and FS racing

 

  • Reely Raptor  (couldn't find a Reely web page)

 

 

The  Reely part number for these suspension pin mounting blocks  is Reely 312024C  https://www.conrad.com/p/reely-312024c-spare-part-wishbone-bracket-1408910

 

 

 

The FS racing part number is  312024 https://www.aliexpress.com/i/33047701146.html

 

 

 

A little more digging  and I found a german engineer that is making these parts  out of billet aluminium https://www.pos-modellbau.de/shop/alu-tuning/reely/

Querlenkerhalter Reely Raptor/Gen X Buggy - Germanys finest in RC-Car Armor

 

image.jpg

Hopefully This will help somebody out!

 

 

Edited by thewootts
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4593001  I have just created a 3D printible version of the part , whilst i am waiting for my metal replacement.

 

Cad is not a forte of mine as you can see, but the part is functional.  

 

I originally pinned the broken part with some spare hex pins  and some epoxy but the torque just twisted it apart straight away.

 

   

screencapture-www-tinkercad-com-things-lVOOSSWIMut-brilliant-lappi-edit-1599735015152.png

 

 

20200910_133721.jpg

20200910_133849.jpg

Edited by thewootts
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...

Had my first mechanical failure other than the maiden voyage kerb encounter. 

 

I have been using this car loads, 90% of the time its been on a wet salty beach.  I always give it a wash off with a hose when I get home. however today I lost drive  on the rear and it sounded pretty terminal! 

 

After removing the rear diff housing both rear diff carrier bearing s had collapsed. 😫  I Pleasantly surprised it was just a couple of bearings. 

 

Its clear to see some [email protected] has gotten in the diff housing has to be between the diff and chassis plate, exactly like the Arrma chassis.

 

Although I don't have a picture here when I opened the diff  it was dry as a bone... no oil at oil. I thought they felt quite open! I will be checking the other two later. 

 

Side by side with my mates Arrma Typhon 6s, these chassis are identical. At some stage I will be stealing the typhon and figuring out what parts are interchangeable. Making possible upgrading parts more likely. 

 

 

 

 

20201110_141511.jpg

20201110_141520.jpg

20201110_141852.jpg

20201110_141911.jpg

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

The rear lower suspension mount that every body continuously breaks has an upgrade via FTX now in both red and blue 

 

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/ftx-dr8-rear-aluminium-lower-cnc-suspension-mount-blue-/rc-car-products/1332939

 

https://www.modelsport.co.uk/ftx-dr8-rear-aluminium-lower-cnc-suspension-mount-red-/rc-car-products/1332940
 

There’s also a matching front 


https://www.modelsport.co.uk/ftx-dr8-rear-fr-aluminium-lower-cnc-suspension-mount-blue-/rc-car-products/1332941

 

 

other than those parts the trucks pretty much sorted from what I read 👍

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
On 21/01/2021 at 22:47, Acidsnow said:

Nice wheels mister! 

_20210114_160518.JPG

That looks like an aluminium chassis brace, what vehicle is that from?

 

Love the paint job!!

 

It seems the Mojave wheels are a popular upgrade. I did it with mine also. marked improvement over the stock wheels.

Edited by thewootts
Link to comment
Share on other sites

current state of my DR8.

 

The Arrma wheels are a new edition, only one run old.  I lost the poor driver trying to clear a road gap.

 

I recognise a few users names from comments on my youtube vidz. Hello!

 

This car has been abused since I rebuilt it. It has soaked up everything. super stoked about that!! 

 

It now has some extra free-play in the arms and hubs now so I might refresh it for the spring. 

20210321_095430.jpg

Edited by thewootts
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXxaU-ZWaok

 

Reely do a buggy based on the same chassis...looks great fun also!!

 

 

Here is the part number for the shock tower wing mount. it should fit the DR8 for those of you wanting a decent place to mount a wing. Only problem is the shipping cost. i have had a look but cant find it cheaper anywhere else.

 

https://www.conrad.com/p/reely-312037c-spare-part-rear-wing-mount-1408912

 

 

 

 

 

image.jpg

Edited by thewootts
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thinking of getting a solid buggy for grass and dirt hammering, not huge jumps or sending.

 

Considered a Lasernut for a while but they appear a little too fragile?

 

I want something that can be used a few times between servicing, so it’s more available than broken. Back in my nitro days, the Hyper 7 PBS I had suffered the occasional bent chassis plate but the rest held up well. That’s what I’m after.

 

These appear to fit the bill, but how have these been on reliability?It looks like most have broken a rear hinge pin brace but what, if anything else?

 

The Tomley RC video for this buggy is like what I have planned.

 

Cheers

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi mate, other the the hinge pin brace it's a well solid car. Definitely order a metal replacement and put it straight on .

 

Mine has taken some pretty hard hits.  It just keeps going. 

 

I've changed my bearings to rubber seal, however they are all one size throughout the whole car so that's an easy job. I also made a gasket between the diff houses and chassis to prevent water ingress.  Arrma vehicles also suffer with that issue. But as far as reliability goes it's  been great!! 

 

well impressed! 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello, my name is Ruud, im from the Netherlands .

I have the reely raptor for a year now and i must say, its pretty solid, unfortunately there are not much aluminium parts.

So i orderd this, https://m.nl.aliexpress.com/i/32215039954.html  and with a little creativity it fits great.

I think that way there will be a lot of parts can be found.

Sorry for my bad writing

Edited by caddyladdy
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, caddyladdy said:

Hello, my name is Ruud, im from the Netherlands .

I have the reely raptor for a year now and i must say, its pretty solid, unfortunately there are not much aluminium parts.

So i orderd this, https://m.nl.aliexpress.com/i/32215039954.html  and with a little creativity it fits great.

I think that way there will be a lot of parts can be found.

Sorry for my bad writing

The 1/8 zd pirates metal rear hubs should also fit the DR8 I 3d printed a cloned version of the zd hub to check it and they are identical.  I've ordered a set of the aluminium zd hubs. I'll upload some pics when they arrive... May be a small delay if they are coming via the suez cannel 😉

Screenshot_20210401-192011_AliExpress.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 31/03/2021 at 20:22, caddyladdy said:

Hello, my name is Ruud, im from the Netherlands .

I have the reely raptor for a year now and i must say, its pretty solid, unfortunately there are not much aluminium parts.

So i orderd this, https://m.nl.aliexpress.com/i/32215039954.html  and with a little creativity it fits great.

I think that way there will be a lot of parts can be found.

Sorry for my bad writing

Hi Ruud

 

I assure you that my Dutch  writing would be much worse.

 

I’d say that your English is excellent and thanks for the information.

 

Cheers

 

Steve

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...