December 23, 2008

HongNor X2 1/8th scale buggy

The follow up to the X1, HongNor have released the X2, developed using feedback given to them by their team drivers, in particular from those in the US. Jay Halsey from Jammin, had spent a lot of time testing and came up with this world class buggy for the 2008 World Championships. The intention was to have a very fast low weight car without sacrificing the durability of the model. The car is stronger than most models on the market and while the steering geometry has not been changed, the weight distribution has. The chassis is narrower with the engine moved forward and more to the center, they have gone away from the center universals and added light-weight aircraft grade alloy center drive shafts. The Center differential mount is the same design as the optional aluminium mount but is now made from a lighter nylon to save weight. The Front and rear towers are a 4mm carbon fibre further reducing weight and the company’s new BT-118 tires and ultra light wheels are included and are proving to be a popular wheel and tire choice. Also included is their optional long life silver clutch shoes and 16mm big bore shock absorbers along with the suggested springs to suit. Finally a new body has been designed for this model with a separate nose cone.

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– Lower Gear Reduction for Front and Rear
– Helical Cut Crown Wheel and Pinion
– 4mm Carbon Fibre Front Shock Tower
– 4mm Carbon Fibre Rear Shock Tower
– Two Piece Centre Diff. Mount
– Carbon Fiber Centre Diff. Mount Plate
– Lightweight Small Diameter Center Spur Gear
– 17T Vented Clutch Bell
– Lightweight Drive Cup for Pinion Gear
– Lightweight Out Drives for Differentials
– CNC Machined 7075-T6 Aluminium Center Drive Shafts (Hard-Coated)
– CNC Machined 6061-T6 Aluminium Shock Posts ( Hard-Coated).
– CNC Machined 7075-T6 Lightweight Chassis (Hard-Coated)
– Servo Saver Connecting Plate (Hard-Coated)
– CNC Machined 7075 Front Lower Arm Holder (Hard-Coated)
– CNC machined 7075 Rear Lower Arm Holder (Hard-Coated)
– CNC Machined 7075-T6 Centre Drive Shaft for Front and Rear
– Screw Type, Captured Hinge Pins
– Top Loading Servo Saver
– 16mm Super Big Bore Shocks
– Servo Saver Aluminum Tube (Hard-Coated)
– Carbon Fibre Radio Tray
– Carbon Fibre Front Plate
– CNC Machined 7075 Steering Knuckle Arm-L&R (Hard-coated)
– Universal Joint, (Front and Rear)
– 35mm 3 Pin Flywheel
– Low Profile Engine Mount (Hard-Coated)
– CNC Machined Rear Toe-in Plate-2.5 Degree (Hard-Coated)
– CNC Machined 7075, Hard-Coated Centre Chassis Brace (Front & Rear)
– Lightened Aluminum Long Life Clutch Shoes (Silver)
– EFRA-2027 Polished 3 Chamber In-Line Tuned Pipe Set
– High Down Force Wing
– New Design High Grip “Raptor” Tires
– Super Lightweight Dish Wheels

Technical Data:
Length: 490mm
Width: 308mm
Wheelbase: 323mm~328mm
Front Toe-In: Adjustable
Rear Toe-In: 1~3 degree Changeable
Spur Gear: 44T
Clutch Gear: 17T
Ground Clearance: Front 57mm & Rear 70mm
Weight: 3350g Below (Included Radio and Engine)

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