So I had a go with a few vehicles this weekend, started off with the CC-01 and CC-02.
Took my TRX4 with me for a bit of comparison
The CC-02 looks good but is way to "crawler" for what I want, it did everything great and it was about the same in speed as my TRX4 so both felt a bit slow on the open spaces.
Also didn't feel like it would able to handle more speed, if I wanted another (smaller) crawler the CC-02 would definitely be added to the list of possibilities.
CC-01 was quite a bit faster than both and was really at home on the light trails.
The rougher terrain with tree roots and rocks was quite hard with the CC-01, got stuck a few times and it flipped pretty fast, so a fun vehicle but also not really what I am looking for.
Next up was the G6-01TR, he said he had a Dynahead, so I assumed it was a G6-01TR, but it actually started its life as a King Yellow, now with Dynahead body and 1.9 crawler wheels and 114mm tyres, and he had the stock wheels and tyres to try.
But of course it didn't have the portals the G6-01TR has.
With the 1.9 wheels and tyres it did most about the same as the CC-01/02, but on the rocks and trees it didn't flip as easy as the CC-01 so it could follow the TRX4 on a lot but far from everything while still being able to handle some speed.
Compared to the CC-01/02 it felt a lot heavier which is of course also an advantage on rough terrain.
And the slightly larger tyres vs the CC-01/02 (114mm vs 96mm) gave it another advantage so it got stuck less, but I don't think much larger than 96mm suits the CC-01/02.
Steering sometimes was a bit slow with a large turning radius but that is to expect from a vehicle that size and one of the reasons I would add a switchable 4ws.
I hardly came above 60-70% of throttle with the 4620kv motor that was installed, even on the large open spaces, but I have other cars for more than that amount of speed
I have that exact same motor in my DT-03, great motor and the DT-03 flies with it, I think a bit too much for the G6-01 chassis, but to each his own of course
Quite a bit faster than my TRX4, while still being pretty capable, of course the TRX4 crawled better, but the G6-01 got to every place I wanted it to, sometimes took a few tries but in the end it got there.
I could even jump it a bit, something my TRX4 wasn't capable of.
He also had a brand new Axial Capra with him, another great vehicle I never looked into and it did everything fantastic.
Speed, crawling, trailing, no matter what, it could do it without issues.
Pretty steep rocks it climbed like a mountain goat while even my TRX4 had a pretty hard time with some of them, and that is already pretty dialed for the trails.
But as always, this comes with a cost and the Capra really is way above my price range.
The kit is already more than twice the price of a Konghead kit at my LHS (€410 vs €195), and then I still need to add all of the (strong) electronics and tyres.
He had around €900 in it, or about twice the amount of money I want to spend on a complete new car
And still hasn't got everything the way he wants.
Already got 2 running money pits, Super Clod Buster and TRX4, so no need for a third one
MF-01X or XV-01T will be too low for everything as even the CC-01 had some issues.
I think the Dynahead would indeed be a bit slow with the added reduction of the portals, read on multiple places they reduce the speed with around 50%.
So I think the G6-01 Konghead or King Yellow will be in my near future (or a Capra if I win the lottery) as I had the most fun with it and it was even more capable than I expected.
Add bearings, 1.9 wheels/tyres and a sensored brushless setup with around 3000-3500kv for more than enough speed for me.
And it will "only" cost me around the same as the Capra kit without electronics etc
Aside from the body, what is the difference between the King Yellow and the Konghead that explains the €45 price difference? King Yellow is €150, and Konghead is €195.