Another new product from Diggity Designs for Academy cars, this time for the company’s 2wd buggy, the GV2. This motor mount plate is super lightweight and has been made from 2.5mm thick carbon fibre and is a direct replacement for the standard version that comes with the car.
Diggity Designs have added another car to their range of LiPo mounts, following the previous release of the option for the TC5. This new set is suitable for the Academy SBV2 4wd buggy and enables the car to be fitted with a range of modern hard cased LiPo packs like the Team Orion 3200 & 4800, Peak Racing 3200 & 4800, Team Checkpoint 5400 pack as well as a packs from Core RC and SMC Racing. Made from carbon fibre, the set is extremely easy to install.
Korean manufacturer Academy have released a ready to run version of their electric powered 1/10th scale 2wd buggy, the GV2. Supplied with a pre painted body, the car comes fully assembled and includes pre made oil dampers, electronic speed controller, 7.2V battery with charger, RS540 motor and pistol grip radio. The car uses the same geometry as the competition version and also features rear gear differential, multi length pivot system, moulded drive shafts and finally a 3 piece moulded chassis.
We have shown you the CAD images of the new MRC Academy CV2 2wd buggy as well as showing you the first production shots from last week and today here are the studio photos of the chassis which have been floating around the internet the last few days. The car looks good, well made and strong and a capable contender at big races we’re sure.
Model Rectifier Corporation are to release their new Academy GV2 Pro buggy this month. The car was displayed last weekend in Vineland NJ at the “Trinity East Coast Champs” and can been seen in these pictures posted on rctech.net. The buggy which arrived at the MRC headquarters just hours before the race was not raced due to its late arrival.
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Following on from the leaked CAD images of the new Academy 2wd electric buggy over a month ago, comes new images from our site partners RC Forum in Korea. No extra information has been confirmed, other than what is seen in the images, but it is expected to be released in the build up to next months World Championships in Japan, where the car is said to be making its competition debut.
At the start of this week we showed you a picture of the new prototype X1 buggy, which is a conversion kit based on the Academy SB-V2 4wd buggy. Well today more information and pictures were released from the Korean company and it turns out that this buggy will be ready to be raced at this years IFMAR World Championship in Japan in September. We presume the car will be piloted by a Korean racer but that has yet to be announced. In the meantime you can have a look at some close up pictures of the buggy and admire all the carbon fibre and purple anodising.
Team ART have shown on their website, this prototype conversion for the Academy SB-V2 4wd buggy, and has participated with it in the recent Korean Nationals, placing 4th and showing the pace of this car. From the picture you can see that it appears to use the center from a HB Cyclone D4, with different carbon upper plate, while continuing to utilise the geometry and outward transmission from the SB-V2. This is presumably for better weight distribution as now the batteries saddle the center shaft and the motor and center gear assembly are further forward, the original SB-V2 features a rear mounted gear assembly and the batteries are mounted on 1 side.
UPDATE: Jimmy ‘the train spotter’ from oOple, has corrected me regarding the center assembly, that while it may look like the D4 / BJW assembly, it is in fact ‘completely’ different. We shall be running all of this stuff past his eagle eyes in the future.