Well, it'll be interesting to see how they work out. I like the old SCX RK/RX motors as I find them easy to work on and overhaul though I'm less impressed with the RK connector blade assembly, I came close to wrecking one on a motor strip first time around. I doubt they will have reduced the performance as the weight loss should counterbalance and motors just seem to get more powerful as time rolls on. However, I am rather glad I've got a good stock of RX's for future proofing.
With only, what 4? releases of new cars for the year I doubt I'll be adding any of the new cars at this stage having just bought my last missing SCX car the other week. Only the Alfa/ or is it Lancia looks interesting to me, sick to death of the merc/AMG SLS as everyone seems to be churning them out. I've got four of the SCX and the oft-discussed Scaleauto. My recent additions have been Toledo GT's, Honda Accords and Volvo S60 so my craving for "something different" shows through in those. The only thing that might get me excited by SCX would be something to tie-in with the Renault 8/ Citroen DS / Renault 4 Montecarlo 1960's group. I'm working on a SCX mini (Re-livery) but it's a pretty hopeless car compared with the others, would be nice to have a new-chassied era relevant car in that classic series.
It will be good to see SCX back but there is a lot of wait-and-see in their recent announcements. Still, I live in hope that the glass is half-full.
Shame. Boo. I love their old motors. Smacks of the change the UK did in the late 70's when they dropped the open frame RX, the johnson 222 and johnson 111 and went small can. Cars no longer handled well, were too fast to control, near impossible to get round an R2...
More lightness 😂 I didn't know lightness was something you could measure...less weight please.
One of my SCX 4WD is my favourite handling car, much better than any belt driven ones. The beauty of direct drive front axle is the freeness of the drivetrain.
Yes less is more but most SCX motors are already less than the rest 😁
Let's hope the AWD isn't going to be a laccy band or Fly flexy drive.
If you have to run stock gearing then SCXs don't often get a chance to shine against other brands. Before we allowed angle winder rally cars into Modern 2WD the Suzuki Swift was right on the pace. But there are more than enough SCX cars to race against each other and the rally cars work really well on short, twisty stages. I'd rather that they kept the RK/RX but would rather have any SCX than none.
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