FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2017 SOAR SEIKI 998 TD1 E-BUGGY
It has been a long winter staring at this car.
I picked up this car at the beginning of 2017. I figured it would give me plenty of time to build the kit and something to do. The build was pretty straight forward if you have built 1:8 buggies before. If you haven't, you will be asking questions.
The kit was packaged nicely. The plastic parts look very beefy and the machined parts have a quality finish. The only issue was the manual. It was for a previous generation nitro car. Not a big deal to me but novice builders may struggle some. I built it using my Mugen baseline setup. No real reason why I just figured why not:)
5 Months after purchase I had the opportunity to put it on the dirt for the first time. I traveled north to a friends private track in Sandpoint, ID (Sandpoint 7B/RC). Thank you Matt and Coneen for your hospitality. Thank you Dustin and Rick for the comradery.
Rain, fresh layout, new car, new tires, rusty trigger finger... I was a mess on the track. This was definitely durability testing.
The car is solid! Great shock package out of the box. I ran the soft springs and TLR 40wt front, 35wt rear. Turning is solid. Rear is a little loose (remember, the track is wet/mud). Jumps like a beast. This will be a great platform for me to build on. With a few days of practice (in nice conditions) I feel confident that I can find solid race settings. My Mugen was great, the Soar has the potential to be better!
Thank you to:
Gene Hickerson of Dialed RC Hobbies