Today me and Jernej took the Blitz, Blitzer Beetle and Dual Hunter to the track meet at Blatni Dol, there were lots of nitro 1/8 buggies and a couple 1/8 and 1/10 racing buggies, all brushless. a guy also brought his stock Tamiyas, a Grasshopper , Hotshot and Boomerang .
Because of time constraints and battery shortages ,we both put two pack trough each car. Jernej mostly drove the Blitz and I the Blitzer beetle .
The Blitzer beetle handles wonderfully, currently the brakes are set a bit too strong for the terrain, i forgot the ESC programmer at home . still lacking the weight in the front , but otherwise almost perfect. The Lexan shell is cut now, waiting for the paint job. Oh yeah, after a hard run and one 4000mah lipo true it, the ESC and motor were super cool at around 35to45 .
The Blitz now carries the 8.5t Ezrun Combo, but its really under geared as the correct pinion is in the mail, im still using the stock one. Hopefully , with the other pinion i will be finally able to clear the big jump with no problems . The handling was a bit problematic at first but after moving the battery to the back and lowering the front it improved. It really shows how the Blitz has to be tuned for the track its being driven on, its much much more race capable, and hence out of the box less good .
The Dual Hunter is too slow for this track and the suspension even after 40wt all around is still too soft .
Damage Report : nothing broke, lost 3 body clips though, all on the Blitz front. must stock up on those.
Overall a superb 3 hours, im glad there was at least one more Tamiya guy there ! I forgot to ask his name though .
Here are two Instagrams courtesy of Jernej