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**Just Released** CASTER RACING SNIPER S10B 4WD PRO BUGGY.

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Old 08-09-2010, 04:10 PM
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Default **Just Released** CASTER RACING SNIPER S10B 4WD PRO BUGGY.

Figured I would make a thread for this new buggy. Looks like it is gonna be pretty big judging from interest all over the internet since its release early today. Post your questions, setup tips, comments, etc here.











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Old 08-09-2010, 04:55 PM
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I think you might have been a little late. There is already a thread about it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9921840
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I think you might have been a little late. There is already a thread about it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9921840
I know this thread too but if people are looking through the threads for info on a particular buggy then the "pretty cool new 1/10 scale 4wd buggy" is not gonna help them. Thanks though.
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:24 PM
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No problem...

It is one nice looking buggy........
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Why is there a hole/slot in the chassis tray so that the spur is exposed to the nastiness of offroad dirt/gravel underneath?
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Why is there a hole/slot in the chassis tray so that the spur is exposed to the nastiness of offroad dirt/gravel underneath?
1/8 buggies have the exact same hole but it is there so that you can use a started box with it. Not quite sure why it has one on this chassis.
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Why is there a hole/slot in the chassis tray so that the spur is exposed to the nastiness of offroad dirt/gravel underneath?

Thats so dirts and little rocks have a place too come out of instead of staying inside the chassis
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Why is there a hole/slot in the chassis tray so that the spur is exposed to the nastiness of offroad dirt/gravel underneath?

Thats so dirts and little rocks have a place too come out of instead of staying inside the chassis
I'm not sure I get that. It's a flat plate chassis - dirt and rocks will slide out naturally. Unless the idea is that rather than have a small rock get trapped between spur and chassis plate, it will fall out this way.

Still, seems like having a hole in your chassis plate is just begging for crap to get up in there. But like I said, I really have no idea. *shrug*
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i looks like the spur is too low so it need the hole to clear the chassis. looks like an after thought or "oh crap" moment.
the car could have been designed with a smaller spur, then they realized the gearing was off. it could happen. lol
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could probably take a piece of scrap lexan from a body cut it to a similar size and screw it over the hole like some nitro's do to cover it.
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i see theres a brushless and brushed version. anybody know how much they might be running.?
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The brushed and brushless versions will be devised from the plastic car. Brushed version with AM radio will be $199. street price. They are still trying to figure actual cost to produce the aluminum one shown as I asked for flagship, top quality everything....

I am sure it will be very economical compared to the $600 Durango it is comparable to.
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The brushed and brushless versions will be devised from the plastic car. Brushed version with AM radio will be $199. street price. They are still trying to figure actual cost to produce the aluminum one shown as I asked for flagship, top quality everything....

I am sure it will be very economical compared to the $600 Durango it is comparable to.
Wow the brushed version actually reasonably priced. Only other 4WD buggies I know of are the tamiya kits that are almost that price as rollers, or the Brama 10b at $180(which should cost $70 for its lack of quality)
At that price it might give the Traxxas XL5 lineup a run for the money.
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What is up with the exposed spur gear? One good chassis slap on some dirt and that thing is gonna suck it up like a vacuum. I'm not sure I like the hinge pins... they would slide out pretty easily if that little set screw came loose. Fit and finish also looks kinda of shotty...

10th scale 4wd buggy is a dead class... and this thing looks a bit fragile and exposed to be a basher.
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What is up with the exposed spur gear? One good chassis slap on some dirt and that thing is gonna suck it up like a vacuum. I'm not sure I like the hinge pins... they would slide out pretty easily if that little set screw came loose. Fit and finish also looks kinda of shotty...

10th scale 4wd buggy is a dead class... and this thing looks a bit fragile and exposed to be a basher.

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Just got my Caster Sniper buggy ordered!! Can't wait
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It's a good looking buggy, I like the rear suspension geometry.
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What is up with the exposed spur gear? One good chassis slap on some dirt and that thing is gonna suck it up like a vacuum. I'm not sure I like the hinge pins... they would slide out pretty easily if that little set screw came loose. Fit and finish also looks kinda of shotty...

10th scale 4wd buggy is a dead class... and this thing looks a bit fragile and exposed to be a basher.
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Not sure what some of yous are dronin on about. The Sniper looks pretty slick to me. By looking at the pics, the fit and finish looks good to me.....haven't gotten out the magnifying glass as of yet though. And the exposed spur.....big deal. The buggy is obviously built for racing. So, racing it's designed for.
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The Buggies have arrived!!!!! Ready for delivery
http://casterracingusa.com/product.p...3&cat=1&page=1

Use the code AMAIN to get the $349.95 price at the Caster site.
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Why is the word sniper in the name of this buggy?
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Why is the word sniper in the name of this buggy?
Good question! In a nutshell, like it or leave it, Caster has always had the reputation of exceptional handling with the 1/8 lineup. If you can put the car wherever on the track and undercut everyone else on the corners, it sort of matches. As a matter of fact, on the Caster forums, there is a picture of a Caster on the inside of a corner vs a Mugen and it looks like it is lookingthrough a scope.

Of course, there is also the analogy that no one will see you coming, etc.....lol.

Besides, isn't zx, ex, sb, kt, etc.... amazingly boring?
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for the hole in the center of the chassis just screw a piece of lexan over it. thats what i did on my kyosho and it works fine. Every 1/8 scale buggy i have seen has that hole, but im not for sure why you would need it on an electric.
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looks nice
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