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I just bought this. Comes with a really fast and responsive steering servo. Great shock setting even as stock. Motor + ESC is responsive but a little slow. Yet, I think it’s meant for stock-class racing. If there’s a mod class, perhaps you could dump a different motor and esc in. I.E. the XeRun SC10 + Hobbywing 3674 size motor, or for those with more to spend, a Novak Havoc Pro SC/Ballistic 550 Short Course System.

As stock, it’s got no lack of torque, as I can even push my baby girl in her stroller around with this, but not enough acceleration or top end speed to get over intermittent jumps. Overall, a very good racer. Excellent steering geometry and suspension geometry. Battery pack position can be easily modified to improve the car’s balance on jumps. Composite chassis is hard as nails and wouldn’t even land a scratch after much kerbside bashing.

Here’s the Kyosho Ultima DB product video. Everyone loves the bikini babe in it.

A further note… I wonder why they call this 1/8 though. It’s the same frame as an SC truck, same tyres as an SC truck. To begin with, an SC truck is a 1/8 length and track. Team Losi Racing (TLR) calls their XXX SCB a 1/10. But that’s the same dimensions as this, in fact 4 cm longer! I hope I won’t be barred from running this at the Bottle Tree Park 1/10 Electrics Offroad Track.

Here’s the original video text:

the Kyosho Ultima DB brings scale back to electric racing in the form of a modern off-road desert racing buggy. it’s large 1/8-scale size comes from the Short Course platform of the Ultima SC, but it’s not just the same truck with a new body. The Ultima DB features a very scale body with a rugged and functional roll cage. The cage attaches to the chassis at six points and withstands very strong impacts without body damage. The solid roof panel is and roll cage are made from a very durably molded composite that will endure much more punishment than an standard body. It also features a rear motor and transmission guard to protect against rear impacts.

The Ultima DB comes completely factory assembled – even the body is trimmed, assembled and the decals are applied. You simply need to install a Ni-MH or Li-Po battery of your choice, attach the body, and you’re ready to run. In spite of all it’s user-friendliness, the Ultima DB is a current design that has the benefit of the World’s most experienced RC racing engineers. The Ultima RB5 and RT5 are at the core of the Ultima DB, which means it not only looks great, it’s shares the same DNA as the race-bred vehicles upon which its based.

Sharing many of the same parts as the Ultima SC, the DB can use most of the replacement parts from the Ultima SC, and its relation with the RB5 and RT5 means that most of the optional high-performance parts are ready to be installed.

The Ultima SC is already on its way to proving that it’s the best performing short-course truck on the market, with commanding wins at the 2010 Silver State at the hands of Joe Pillars, and recently the 2010 Cactus Classic, piloted by Mark Pavidis. All of the performance of the SC is preserved in the Ultima DB, and it’s got the added benefit of a modern, scale desert racing buggy body. There’s simply no better value and performance that you can find in one package.

TheWicked Jun 17th, 10, 12:22 AM #15
Yishun
-Drift track near MRT
-Bottle Tree Park has offroad and onroad track

Bukit Timah
-Turf city has both offroad and onroad track

Bukit Panjang
-Free 1/8 and 1/10 offroad track, but please help out during track maintenance
-Weekly drift meet behind fajar shopping centre under the MPH

CCK
-Drifting Unsure of venue and frequency

Woodlands
-Drift meet at night, went once but unsure of exact venue (i don’t drift any more)

East coast park
-2 onroad tracks

This is just off hand.

Basically if you want to photograph drift events the local drifters have actually spaced out the neighborhood drift meets so that there is 1 every night at different place.

For offroad, more limited place. Bottle tree and turf city tracks need payment of track fee.

There are a few other self-maintained (not officially approved) offroad tracks scattered around sg as well. head over to rctech forum or google to find them!

and this is just cars

we still have crawlers, tanks, planes, helis, speedboats, etc. but i’m not sure where they play. i’m sure there is regular meetups though. And cygig keep saying he want to be sg’s first to play r/c blimps.

via Video: R/C Track under KJE – VRForums – Singapore IT & Lifestyle Community!.