XFactory X-60 SCX 2WD Short Course Truck

XFactory X-60 SCX 2WD Short Course Truck
XFactory X-60 SCX 2WD Short Course Truck

The SCX – 60CF is a slim-design short course made almost entirely of carbon fiber. And, of course, it’s mid-motor. Thanks to Chris “Speedy Dad” Krieg for a great design of the SCX – 60CF. All the natural advantages of mid-motor show clearly in the SCX – 60CF.

A longer vehicle = greater advantage for mid-motor design, short course is the longest 1/10 R/C class, so the mid-motor advantage is pronounced. Our truck clearly carries more corner speed, is more stable over bumps and ruts, and easier to control in the air.

It’s all about physics: reducing the “pendulum effect.” When the heavy motor hangs off the back of the truck, going through any corner is a dance on the edge of a cliff waiting for the back end to slide out. Drifting the SCX – 60CF through long fast sweepers is a breeze because it’s so controllable. Watch out so you don’t run into the back of other trucks in corners while you lap them!

In bumpy sections the pendulum acts like a bucking bronco, “kicking” the back end up; that slows you down. With the weight in the center of the truck, the SCX – 60CF can be driven much faster through washboard sections and is more composed on rough out-door tracks. Easier to drive faster.

With X Factory’s great 4-Gear transmission the motor has a greater effect on the truck’s attitude, so it’s easier to get those landings right. Backside the jump perfectly and get on the throttle sooner.

Slim design keeps the truck’s weight tight down the center. Simply put, the SCX – 60CF does not wallow around like a pig. Less lean makes it handle much more like a real race car. Combined with the mid-motor advantage, the SCX – 60CF is like cheating! Just look at that all carbon-fiber truck! Nothing else to say – simply beautiful.

One last thing: the SCX – 60CF is light. Most Team cars weigh in right at the minimum limit, around 150 grams less than most other SC trucks. The SCX – 60CF is built for either saddle or shorty packs; when you add weight to bring it up to minimum, you gain an advantage because now you have the weight where you want it.

You’ll need a K 026 Conversion Kit and an AE SC-10, any model. Check out the K 026 Instruction Manual. Everything you need, right down to the nuts and washers, is included in the Kit.

[source: www.xfactoryrc.com]

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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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