Schumacher Cougar KF

Schumacher Cougar KF

I haven’t driven a Schumacher in years, but I can tell you from what I have seen it’s a beast. It’s also the only 2 wheel drive 2 wheeler I know. There is a Schumacher wave going on in our area right now and part of it is thanks to Mike “Flawless” Andrade. Here’s what Mike has to say about the Schumacher KF The Schumacher Cougar KF is by far the best car I have owned. I started my adventure into the RC world looking for a diamond in the rough. Everyone that knows me, knows I’ve owned just about every make of buggy. In my long search for something to give me an advantage on the track the Schumacher Cougar KF was the ticket! This car has been a dream on four wheels! The car is extremely easy to work on. Taking a diff out is as simple as 4 screws being removed! You can change a suspension arm rear or front in the blink of an eye! The only issue I ran into when I first discovered this car was the fact that not very many people ran it in the USA, so there was a lack of setup for the clay tracks that we are used to here in the USA. Soon enough though Schumacher added a team driver by the name of Rocky Knuth and for me he was the missing link. Rocky Knuth in my opinion is the setup king and in a very short time he was able to find a setup for this car that allowed the car to perform as well...
XRay XB4

XRay XB4

This buggy is a carpet king! Locally it owns on any high bite track. Not so much on loose conditions, but don’t take my word for it. Local carpet offroad ace Joey Mendoza is the XRay dude in the area. Here is what he has to say about the buggy. The Xray XB4 2wd is based on the XB4 platform and is 94% compatible with the XB4 4WD. This “mid/front” motored car excels on high bite tracks such are carpet, astro turf, and high bite clay. This car has A LOT of steering with great rotation and incredible corner speed. Jumping and landings are 2nd nature to this car. Maybe it’s the wider front end or the extra weight carried in the center mass but manipulation in the air is a snap. I bought the car strictly for carpet racing only but was talked into trying it on clay. Expecting the worst for the first time trying it on high bite clay I ended up tq’ing and winning 2wd mod (Haven’t touched a 2wd for months). For the coming weeks the clay track started to dry out and the XB4 2wd began to suck. Not enough rear weight to keep the car from spinning out. Xray does make a ball diff but haven’t had any success with it. Just recently I tried using super lightweight diff fluid and the car gained rear traction again. On high bite you want to use 2k-3k. On slicker tracks you want to use 800cst (losi 50wt is 866cst). Now I am able to not break the tires loose coming around 180 corners. Pros:...
Battle for the Faddle won by Kellogg

Battle for the Faddle won by Kellogg

The Battle for the Faddle was a huge success at RC Plus in Salem. Racers were excited to get the race going fully knowing that there were boxes of Fiddle Faddle and A&W Root Beer for the winners. The Mendoza – McKune battle was over before it got started. Troy had the mechanical bug all night, and didn’t even get a chance to race a qualifier. Maybe that was a good thing, as Mendoza was on his home track and on fire. Joey TQ’d the night in a crazy fast run. This battle has been going on for years, and I am sure Troy will get him back next time. The battle of the night ended up being the Kellogg – Focht battle. Round 1 went to Kellogg as the seas parted for him starting from the back one in front of Focht. This reporter thinks it was the push start that Focht gave him at the start of the qual. It seemed like Cameron needed some Orion power pushing him to get up to speed. Focht had a few tangles with the others in the race, but held his own. Qual 2 no one really cares, because Mendoza tq’d over Mike Andrade. Mike has been coming on fast as of late in his Schumacher, but Joey’s XRay looks just unbeatable sometimes. So the mains were set. Mendoza, the Kellogg as Andrade had mechanical issues and had to drop out, then followed by Devin Patterson, and then Focht. Before the mains, something very odd happened. Focht, pitting next to Kellogg all of a sudden jumped out of his chair...