February 7, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – Short Course round-up

Having covered the toy fair in depth for Red RC we decided to bring together all the short course related releases for an easy overview, beginning with Durango. On display at their German distributors stand, the Durango DESC410R was making its public debut. Having written in depth about the car here, its basically a longer and wider version of the successful DEX410, with the chassis is made from a sandwich of materials that creates a strong and very stiff backbone for the car, something that could not have been achieved with the aluminium side skirts used on the 1/10th buggy.

Continue reading the round-up here

January 2, 2011

Video – Hupo Honigl testing the Durango DESC410R


More testing videos from the Durango DESC410R, this time Austrian Hupo Honigl running the car at his track in Vienna. In it you can see how well the car appears to take jumps and the amount of traction it has, with the triple and its short run up being a good example.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

December 20, 2010

Brian Kinwald testing the DESC410R

Team Durango are reporting that for the last month, two-time World Champion Brian Kinwald, has been testing the DESC410R. Asking Brian how he felt the testing had gone he said “After driving a few different 4wd Short Course trucks I can honestly say that the Team Durango DESC410R feels like you’re cheating! When you’re out on the track it has more steering and superior suspension capabilities over any other truck by far. I won’t name names, but many top drivers have seen it run and they all say the same thing, ‘That’s not even fair’. I have only run it for a few weeks and already I’m in love…” Thanks to Brian’s work, Durango are getting close to announcing the final launch date of this new car.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

December 10, 2010

Durango DESC410R goes into production

Durango has announced that the DESC410R has passed all the pre-production tests and has been given the green light for production. They now just need to check the final packing and sign off the instruction manual, and if all goes to plan then the DESC410R will be shipping at the end of January.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

November 19, 2010

Team Durango DESC410R update

Having brought you the first photos of the new DESC410R at the start of the week, Durango have released an additional image to better show the standard rear bumper. Smaller than those seen on other cars, as it is a race spec car so they didn’t want to add too much weight, the bumper does a good job of protecting the car from nose up landings without throwing you off the racing line. Finally, they wanted to say that the tires shown in the photos will not be included in the kit, as racers will buy what’s best for their track.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

November 15, 2010

Team Durango DESC410R 4wd SC truck

Having released CAD images back in September, Durango now have released full information and images for their new short course truck. The DESC410R is a truly race-bred 4WD Short Course truck. Having taken the fastest elements from their DEX410 buggy, they added some new trick designs and components, and created the most race-focused SC truck available.

View more details here

September 18, 2010

Durango DESC410R SCT – First images

Having teased their new short course truck a while back, Durango have released the first official images of the DESC410R. Central weight distribution and low centre of gravity, even more important with the high bodies of SC trucks, it features a super stiff chassis assembly, big bore shocks, captive CVD’s, optimised gear ratio, 550 motor compatible. Expect it to hit the shops mid December.

View the chassis shots here

April 21, 2010

Team Durango DESC410R announced

Team Durango have made a cryptic announcement today about their latest project in their cost effective ‘R’ line, the DESC410R. No other information was given except for that it is close to finalised, but the SC monicker would suggest a short course truck, while the rest of the name leads us to believe that it is an electric 4wd 1/10th scale. We can expect more details soon.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]