Saturday, 4 August 2012

The postman cometh .. With my Cougar SVR

Mid motor?
Rear motor?

There are almost as many opinions as there are cars although accepted wisdom amongst much better drivers than myself seems to be that on high grip tracks mid motor is the right choice whereas on lower grip tracks rear motor has the edge.

I dunno, I just like a new kit!

Whatever your opinion the arrival of the new rear motor Cougar SVR Schumacher has you covered.  

Manufacturers such as Losi, with the 22, and Durango, with the 210, have adopted the jack of all trades approach whilst others, including AE have gone down the conversion route, although great cars these inevitably end up being something of a compromise.

The Schumacher solution is to release 2 dedicated models.
Your initial response may be to feel that this is an expensive way to cover the bases, consider this further however and it isn't as pricey as it first seems.
It is possible to buy both Schumacher variants for under £400, about the same price as the new Kyosho RB6 and probably less than a Rudebits DB1. 
With a full spares package from the interchangeable parts and a no fuss choice of layouts this starts to look decent value.

 I can justify anything if I think about it long enough!

The box and contents are familiar enough to anyone who has built a Schuie before.

It all looks to be up to the standard we have come to expect from the Northampton outfit.

Over the next week or so I will be wielding the wrenches and taking a few pics of the build so check back soon to see the finished article.

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