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Jul 23, 2019, 03:50 AM
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UFRC Growler GX1 1:6 electric Brushless Buggy


The Growler GX1 is a 2WD large scale buggy with brushless drive. The vehicle is comparatively compact, its dimensions are similar to those of the 1/6 FG Marder. Therefore the car is easy to handle and transport. Nevertheless it has a battery box, which can even take 2x 4S batteries with 10000 mAh with ease. This allows long run times, although the model with its high-torque 680KV/5.5 kW motor has a lot of power. The standard 8S/200A speed controller comes from the renowned manufacturer ZTW. 

If you’re still lurking for even more power: motor and gearbox have also been tested with 12S at UFRC, the battery box also offers enough space for 2x 6S. The Growler GX1's stainless steel ESC mounting bracket also offers space and hole pattern for the large 12S/300A ZTW Beast ESC. In order to keep up with this power in the long run, a heavy-duty version of some of transmission components is in developement.

The features of the Growler GX1 are impressive and prove that the UFRC Growler GX1 is an exceptional car. Also the parts’ dimensioning of the largest 1/5 cars was transferred into a 1/6 model at many points.

The wheel hub has standard dimensions with 24 mm hex and 18 mm rim bore. All Losi, HPI, MadMax, GRP, MCD etc. wheels will fit on the UFRC Growler GX1 without conversions or adapters.

Instead of aluminum wheel nuts with fine thread, the UFRC Growler GX1 uses normal M6 screws with countersunk head for wheel mounting. Strong and cheap to replace if necessary. Replacement screws are not model specific, but available as standard parts worldwide!

The huge spindles at the front suspension fill the rims almost completely and guarantee high load capacity. The joint balls in the a-arms have a diameter of 15 mm (FG uses only 10 mm for the same vehicle size).

The battery box has large and captive quick closures.

In the UFRC Growler GX1 the receiver is located in an O-ring sealed box under the battery box. The RX-box is accessible from the underside of the chassis without removal of the battery box through its own cut-out in the chassis. Thanks to a special bulkhead connector the RX-box does not have to be opened for the connection of servos and controllers for maintenance.
The UFRC Growler GX1 utilizes two large 1/5 scale steering servos, each with its own servo saver. Savers and center link are ball-raced.
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