This is the endura rock buggy and it looks really similar to a g made r1 rock buggy, but it’s about half the price. So we’re going to get out the box see what you get compare the specs to the r1 and then we’re going to take it for a spin and see how it performs and then in future videos. What i’m going to do is some get some upgrades. Some modifications, including 3d printed parts i’m going to design and then put on my thingiverse account for you to download and print for free by the way. If you haven’t heard of my channel already, then please check it out and consider subscribing anyway let’s crack this open. So it comes pre built you don’t get a set of instructions. I wish it would do, though again because you haven’t put it together yourself, um it’s, just nice to have the instructions, particularly if you’re new to the hobby so enjoy. If you’re listening, please put instructions in the box along with the parts list so that you can order stuff easily if it breaks or it needs just replacing anyway. So you’ve got your four wheels and tires. These are plastic b locks. One point nine inch and these are or a star hobby tyres, nice and soft tyres on these and they’ve all got foams inside which is great um, so let’s see four of those and you’ve got bagger bits. So this has got your servo bracket, so it’s a front axle mounted servo.
Then you’ve got your 12 mil hex your wheel, nuts and your pins, and then you’ve got your um hubcaps or actual covers in there for the wheels and then you’ve also got a set of decals, pretty boring. I won’t use them, but anyway you get some it’s good and you’ve got some ball bearings there. Now. I think these are for the front axle yeah, so they’ve not put them in because, of course, the wheels aren’t on and they’ll just fall out, so they put them in a bag, but hopefully we’ll check and see if there’s ball bearings in the rest of this And last but not least, excellent rock bucky chassis. Look at that. That is looking awesome, absolutely brilliant. They get a motor with it. That’S, a 540. i’ll confirm that really nice looking now anyway, let’s get this put together, get the wheels on it and then we’re going to run through the spec and compare this to the g maid r1 and see how it comes up: Music, Music, my Music, Music Wow, that is looking like a beast and i can’t wait to get out on the trail, but first of all i need to go through the spec now i’m, not going to go through everything. What i’m going to do is put up a table on the screen while i’m talking, and you can pause it and it’s going to give you direct comparison between the r1 and this. But what i’m going to do is just quickly cover the the main differences.
So those pros and cons with both so, firstly, the r1 comes with portal axles. So if you don’t know what they are, what that means is that the um, the hub here um, sits slightly lower than the center axis of the drive shaft through the bridge axle, and that means that the um, the bridge axles higher in the end, gives you Better ground clearance, so that is one advantage. The r1 has over this, but then again, you’re paying twice the price so you’re going to expect to get something more. Another thing is that that comes with the r1 comes with 2.2 inch plastic, bead locks and bigger tyres. So that’s going to be where some of the size differences in the um, the width, etc and ground clearance comes from, is those bigger tyres. But in actual fact, this has some advantages over the r1 and that is these drive shafts from the central transmission down to the bridge. Axles they are metal, drive shafts, whereas um on the r1. They seem to be plastic. Now i haven’t had seen an r1 up close, but for what i can see from the website, they’re plastic. So these are going to give you better, wear and tear and better transmission of that power from the transmission um through to your wheels and obviously, like i said, they’re gon na they’re gon na last better and be stronger another advantage. This has it comes with a motor, whereas the um, the r1 doesn’t, so some pros and cons there, but anyway, what i’m going to do now is get the electrics installed in this and take it on the trail and see how it does.
Okay, one thing i’ve noticed just installing the electrics is this servo bracket it’s got far too much flex in it. If you watch this, it is just not up um to scratch, so that’ll be one mod that i’ll be um. Doing for this pretty soon so make sure you come back to the channel for that hit that bell button for the Music notification: Music, Music, oh Music, so Music, oh, Music! Well, guys! What do you think i had a brilliant time driving this thing? Absolutely brilliant time! Really enjoyed it really capable um and just got to remember you getting all this for half the price of that g maid r1 and a similar spec as well. So but it’s, not all good um i’ve got two main issues with this number one. The center of gravity is too high and i think that’s because of this, that battery pack sitting quite high up in the chassis and the problem. That means is that, when it’s going along um at speed, it has a tendency to tip if you steer too too sharply um, but more so, if you’re crawling and you tilt it sideways, quite a lot it. It starts to roll so that’s something i’m going to try and work on the sort and come up with a solution so make sure you come back to the channel. For that. The other thing is the tires. Now these are nice and soft um. They are pretty grippy, but they’re not the best, and you can see there’s a few times on that video, where they were just losing a bit of grip.
So again um. What do you expect? You know this is done on a price point um to make it more affordable and to make it more attractive. But again you can always replace them like you would do um on lots of other rc car kits um or ready built ones like this. So so yeah so they’re my two issues with it, the rest of it. I thought absolutely brilliant, um, really capable, as you saw um there’s. One thing that um i want to point out with this – is that essentially you get two cars in one um. You get a crawler, and this is how i set it up in that video, and this will also be why its center gravity was quite high, because i’ve it’s, the um, the shocks are mounted in a way which means it gives it great ground clearance for going Over those obstacles, obviously that means that at speed it’s it has a tendency to tip more um. So on one side of this, you get a crawler the other side of it. You get more of a traditional off road, buggy type thing so by adjusting the your um the way you’ve got those shocks mounted um. You can lower that center of gravity bring it lower to the ground. More of a stance, look um and you can um. You know use it like a typical off road. Buggy you’ve got five fixing points at the front, there’s three at the back um, some of them, though you you need to fit a spacer.
You don’t get any spaces, but you can’t just fix the shock, because the body of it then hits the chassis. So i need to come up with some spacers, but what i’m going to do? Um, because that video run video was done, is in a crawler setup. I’M, going to do another one more of a faster off roady run video and that um so make sure again you come back to the channel for that in future. Hit that bell button anyway. What am i going to do on this next? Well, my next videos. I’M, going to do um again some upgrades and mods as you’d expect so the first of all i’ve already ordered a metal um replacement, metal, axle, bra, um servo bracket for the front axle um i’ve got a higher turn motor on the way to give it some More room, not that there’s a problem with this had plenty of power in this um, but again i’m, just going to go for a better rated motor. As i said, i’m going to try and sort out the arrangement of that battery to release reduce the center of gravity, um and i’ll tell you about the server that i’m using um and also i’m going to show you how i’ve set up my esc receiver in The chassis because it’s not an obvious point, you’ll fit it um, so i’ll talk through that. So, if you’re interested in that guys, please consider subscribing the channel hit the bell button to be notified and again, if you like these videos, if you like this one in particular, please give it a thumbs up anyway, guys you take care of yourselves um and i’ll.