Thursday , 19 May 2022

Review: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Desert Buggy

RC Car Review: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Desert Buggy

You’ve seen the unboxing – you’ve seen the action video (you have, right?). Now it’s time for our review of Team Associated’s Reflex DB10 1:10 scale Desert Buggy.

This buggy surprised me quite a bit; I figured the handling would be a bit off-base since it was based on the 2WD SC5M, however with the addition of AE’s new DVC (or Dynamic Vehicle Control), it actually handles really well!

Product: Team Associated Reflex DB10
Part #: 90040 (RTR), 90040C (RTR + Brushless Combo)
Price: $299.97 (90040), $359.97 (90040C)
Recommended For: Beginners to advanced drivers looking for some fun in the desert sun!

Unboxing video: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Unboxing Video
Action video: Team Associated Reflex DB10 Action Video


Items Needed
• LiPo Battery

Spec Data

Scale: 1:10
Power Source: Electric
Length: 18.94″ (481mm)
Width: 11.1″ (282mm)
Wheelbase: 12.68″ (322mm)

Type: Molded tub
Thickness: n/a
Material: Plastic

Type: 4-wheel independent
Camber: Adjustable
Roll: Adjustable
Wheelbase: Adjustable
Shocks: Aluminum 12mm big bore
Steering: Dual bellcrank
Turnbuckles: Adjustable
Type: 2WD
Transmission: 3 gear standup
Clutch: Slipper clutch
Differentials: Fluid-filled gear diff
Bearings: Precision sealed
Gearing: 48P, optional pinion gears
Body, Wheels, Tires
Body: Lexan Desert Buggy
Wing: Lexan
Wheels: Method Racing Short Course
Wheel hex: 12mm hex
Tires: Street/off-road tires



Recommended tools for use with the Team Associated Reflex DB10

Team Associated,

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!

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