Ofna Buggy8 1/8 scale 4WD RTR Review
So here is my review of the Ofna Buggy8 1/8 Scale 4WD RTR. This has been one of those cars where a lot has happened during the time that I have owned it and there was a lot to talk about, but I did my best to keep the review as short and as informative as possible.
Here is a list of things that FAILED on this buggy;
-Body wasn’t trimmed properly out of the box
-Tyres were bald after a couple of packs
-Rod-ends kept breaking
-Servo horn stripped
-Shock towers bent inwards
-Screws backing out under the chassis
-Dog-bone bent after a bad jump
-Battery trays were poorly designed for soft-pack batteries
-Broke front chassis brace
-Ballbearings supporting centre diff failed
-Annoying position of on/off switch on remote
-Poor range from the remote
-Poor speed out of the box (40kph on 4S and 60kph on 6S)
-Motor ceased on 6S
Here is a list of the thing that WORKED well on this buggy;
-ESC is a Gem! 150amp TORO, AKA Trackstar
-Servo held up fine, although it was a bit slow
-Shocks performed great and are strong (not including rod-ends)
-Car handled really well with better tyres and jumped very well
As you can see, one list is clearly bigger than the other and that is what led me to my decision on this buggy. If Ofna can fix a couple of these issues, it would make this a very strong competitor with some of the other buggies out there, but as it is, this is not worth the purchase.
Thanks you for watching and have fun out there.
Here are all the videos associated with this buggy;
Running 2x2S on Dirt & Jumps:
Running 2x3S Asphalt, Dirt & Jumps:
Running NEW Tyres 2x3S Dirt & Jumps:
Running NEW Motor 2x2S Dirt & Jumps:
GoPro Hero3 RC Bash with Ofna Buggy8:
Running with 21T Pinion and Ripper Motor 2x3S:
Replacement Motor update:
Speed Test with Ripper Motor 4S & 6S:
I did do a speed test with the Team C Motor, but the footage was not that good, so I didn’t upload it. However, I can confirm that 4S speeds were at 40kph and 6S speeds were 60kph with stock gearing. I was going to do another test with the 21T pinion, but the bearing failed and then I never bothered. But I can safely assume that it was not as fast as with the Ripper Motor.
Also, the car has been SOLD since doing this review and is no longer in my possession.
Intro done by Wiziquad:
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