I’m running this small version of Buggy Champ – Rough Rider for years. yes, it’s small and cannot run on the bumpy tracks.
and I watched it’s not bad on the the rally circuit where I’m running my old RC10 and 834B runners.
I started from finding a better motor for this 1/16 Buggy Champ. sport-tuned motor from tamiya was the most easy to find. but it turned out not much better than the stock motor.
they released a better sport-tuned SPT recently. and, I was told it was good. I’m thinking getting one at some point.
this tamtech champ came with the plastic spring dampers. buggy champ runs like tamiya grasshopper with the stock shocks. actually it runs better than grasshopper.
google found me Losi Mini-T shocks weeks or months ago. an I’m running with the shocks. losi shocks turned this tiny champ into a racer.
Losi shocks are slightly shorter than stock ones. and this length is better on the tracks and my living room.
Losi front shocks have almost twice bigger stroke with a dead center. and, this simple trick with shrink tube is working great.
then I came back to the motor.
a friened who is an expert on the small motors told me to find “Speed 300 6V” motor from Graupner or GWS.
Speed 300 on ebay.de
but the shipping charge for one single motor was overkill. I found this for less than $10 include the postage from somewhere.
this E-sky 370 motor is cheap and can be found everywhere. it has this 1/10 style endbell as you can see. the size is identical to the stock 370 motor.
the torque and speed are great for the scale. and it turned out this motor needs too much juice for the size. I might need more or better batteries.
I ran with this setup for a while, then I went to Tamtech SPT motor and new shell. SPT is much better than older sport tuned motor in every way. I have brushless in my mind too. but the price is an issue for me.