Model: (Click to see more) 58080: Astute
Status: Extra info
Date: 4-Apr-2009
Comments: 5
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My 1991 RRC Works Astute has been transformed into this. Having been unable to locate a local club running a vintage class I decided to evolve my 'Works Astute' with a number of post 1990 modifications including :-


TTC, SA chassis, front bulkhead brace, wheels and battery boxes, DF03 3Racing shocks running Tamiya white tuning springs and an LRP Sphere/Vortex 7.5 brushless combo powerd by TracPower 4900 LiPo cells.


I am just about to send the shell away to have a 90's paint scheme applied and then I'll be off to the local club to mix it with the B4s LOL :-)


If it performs well I will upgrade it with a full Fibre-Lyte kit and run it for the foreseeable future, if it struggles I will replace it when/if a new Tamiya 2WD TRF arrives.



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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Works Astute (As It Was)

Comments

The Hobbymaster

4-Apr-2009

I ran a Super Astute for a couple of years as a club racer and have to say it was great fun and able to run with more modern cars. Its a great buggy and its one I would like to see re-re by Tamiya. your power set up will push the tranny to its limits lol. thanks for showing it off to TC. cheers Ian

Astutelover

4-Apr-2009

Looks sweet to me mate. How does the TTC handly the power? Brushless / lipo combo!!

FERRETTI

4-Apr-2009

I'm hoping the TTC will be man enough to stand up to the job, however it hasn't run yet (I've got a few spare gear and clutch sets ). I will update this showroom entry on performance and durability.

Evoman

7-Apr-2009

Looks nice, go kick some B4 ass

JerseyRC

9-Nov-2020

Great job....loooove it! Looks so sweet and ready to kick some B4 #$%. I'm thinking of doing something similar for the VONATS here in the NE, USA since I was given a used Astute for free a few years ago that is awaiting resto.


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