A new car, straight out of the box, should not hook hard left, spin and flip over on the initial launch. Poor quality control.
just to let you know your on line store is great please don't change a thing not like horizon did and now you can't find nothing just keep it like it is its great
This one is a home run!! 5 stars! Leave it to team associated to come out with such a great no prep drag car straight out of the box!!! I love it so much I'm getting another one for the wife. She loves the old school muscle cars and thinks she will be able to out run me. Can't wait!!! Will see about that lol!!! A must have if you like muscle cars and drag racing!!!
Even though I didn't purchase this from Amain Hobbies I did get this car from my local hobby shop. I've been into the no prep drag racing this summer and fall so I have a little experience with it. The DR10 I purchased was in great shape. Looked solid. Out of the box, this car is slow by my standards. It gets between 23-27 mph which is fine if you're new at this hobby, genre of RC racing, and not relying on the DVC (gyro). I disabled mine before I took it out for its maiden voyage since my other car doesn't have it and most No Prep Drag Racing races don't allow it. After watching a few YouTube videos, a few guys went with a 24 tooth pinion gear and 81 tooth spur gear (stock 18 pinion/87 spur) and were getting about 35 mph with no issues of overheating the electronics (still be careful when changing gears to avoid overheating and over gearing it.). Now the cons. They are minor and I think I know why the factory set up the car this way. The slipper clutch nut was not tight. It was just tight enough so the lock nut wouldn't back itself out. Now I can understand why the take off (launch) was kind of underwhelming. I was losing power because of the slipping before the clutch engages and lets the car take off. I tightened it so the power would be more instant. Another tip: don't over tighten the slipper clutch nut. I talked to my salesman about the rumors and stories of other owners stripping out the idler gear and he said don't over tighten the slipper clutch nut and he also recommended not to use a slipper eliminator because the idler gear will be the first thing to go.
Overall this is a great product. Definitely a good affordable platform to build on and go crazy with the customization. I've watched hours on YouTube about this car. The good, the bad, and how to make it a monster on the No Prep Drag Racing scene. Since I already have a hopped up car, the DR10 will be more of my cruiser or my family and friends will use this car if we drag race.
I luv the dragster but I must say that when i unboxed it and installed the batteries in the tx and a 2 cell lipo in the car the stering servo apparently was not properly centered.cause when I turned on the radio then the car, the steering servo turned all the way left and was locked until I turned off the car,from the factory the steering was not centered. so I removed the steering servo and undid the servosaver from the servo, i powered on the car with the radio still on and centered the the knobs for the stering and reinstalled the servo and then the servosaver with the wheels as straight as possible. Now the steering works as it should. and im now running a 3 cell lipo in it and I luv it.
Awesome out the box and is very easy to upgrade I highly recommend for a time racer easy set up and runs on a rail
Arrived a month earlier than expected, was backordered till August
totally RTR, toss in 4 AA batteries for the controller,
add a Venom 5000 50C 11.1V 3Cell LIPO and wow super fast,
lust need to add the lettering and work on fine tuning.
A great basic RTR drag RC car.
The DR10 is fun to drive can’t wait til I get a chance to drag race it. Looks very nice and is a creative build from Associated.
Car was as expected. Great product from Team Associate. Wait time to receive was exceptionally long, but I got it now and love it
Best drag RTR car to have. If you’re starting to get into rc drag racing this is perfect to start.
Great entry level rc drag car! if you wanna drag race and you don’t wanna spend The money to build a kit. you can not go wrong here I have both and the DR10 does not disappoint!
Great starter kit! Good started point to upgrade it
The car is a good value for the price and a great starter car for someone just getting into no prep racing. I think this car would make a great "spec car" class! Imagine an all DR10 class....run it all stock out of the box with maybe a few small rules with the tires and batteries. I would definitely run this class if it existed. With a few upgrades with the esc, motor and different tires I feel this car would be competitive in 2s no prep racing. If Associated was on the ball they would make a TEAM car with upgrades to the shocks and a few other things. Several racers on FaceBook are already starting to mod this cahssis and going faster. Good start for this car.
Is a awesome product just had some shocks that had a leak and the esc was completely loose other than that is a great rtr people dont dont expect that is a competition car,is a platform that is a easy way to start a competition car.
Great overall car. However do not buy this thinking you can compete in no prep. This thing is pretty slow on 2s. It becomes alot more fun on 3s. Buy it and source better esc, motor, and slicks (stock ones not to sticky). You'll have something that could compete then.