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Funkymojo 26-06-2014 09:42 PM

VBC Racing FireboltDM 2wd Buggy
Hi there, I don't know if anyone posted on this buggy. It is VBC Racing soon to be released FireboltDM 2wd buggy. As some of you might know that VBC makes really high quality TC cars at a reasonable price. The 2wd buggy looks good, just thought that I'd share the info with you guys. Click at the link to check out the pre-production buggy pictures and specs :thumbsup: :


Welshy40 28-06-2014 10:44 AM

I was considering a B5M but now i want on of these. Cheers for the update mate.

danmurphy 28-06-2014 11:17 AM

Distributed by SMD in the UK


discothesnake 28-06-2014 12:07 PM

Looks great.

Funkymojo 28-06-2014 06:47 PM







2.5mm Lightweight 7075 aluminum chassis
Adjustable chassis flex system
Carbon fiber chassis brace
Narrow chassis design
Lightweight 7075 aluminum motor mount, arm mount and rear bulkhead

Suspension & Steering
Big bore 12mm oversize shocks
7075 aluminum shock caps with integrated bleed screws
Adjustable caster insert
3.7mm carbon fiber shock tower
Quick rear toe and anti squat adjustment
Adjustable front suspension mount kick up angle
Oversize rear hub bearing and camble link insert.
Captured hinge pin system
Horizontal Steering ball studs for fine Ackermann adjustments
Drive train
High torque slipper system
Ultra smooth ball differential
Hardened heavy duty CV drive shaft
Design & Quality
Intergraded motor fan mount
Carbon filled composite parts
Hardened heavy duty turnbuckle
Multiple battery positions for in-board, shorty, saddle and square packs
Available in July 2014

Funkymojo 28-06-2014 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by Welshy40 (Post 864180)
I was considering a B5M but now i want on of these. Cheers for the update mate.

You should go for it mate. It looks like it's going to be my next 2wd buggy too... :D

mes 01-08-2014 09:45 AM

Looking forward to getting mine in the next few weeks! :)
Manual, default set-up and editable set-up are available on petitrc, the German manual is finished and should be available online soon. Maybe it is time for a VBC Racing section on oOple, the RM buggy, SCT and 4WD buggy are in the works. :thumbsup:

leelar 01-08-2014 11:18 AM

Soooo tempted

Origineelreclamebord 01-08-2014 03:41 PM

It looks very good, but it'd be good if VBC shared a bit more information, for example some info how and for what tracks it was developed and who was involved. After all they're new to the buggy scene and therefore I'm probably not the only one wondering how VBC ensures that their entry into the buggy scene is a successful one :)

mes 02-08-2014 08:26 AM

Last week I asked for some information on the Firebolt project and VBC Racing for an upcoming review on German rc-news.de. VBC's John Fung did not provide me with any names (we would probably not know most of them anyway), but informed me that the project started more than a year ago, involved several handmade prototypes and extensive testing in various parts of the world. After the design had been determined, they tested various materials in order to optimize weight and durability (e.g. five or more compounds for wishbones alone) until they were happy.

With the emergence of Astroturf in Asia, I'd guess the kit has been tested on all kinds of surfaces. Including a ball diff in the kit probably was a nod towards the biggest 2WD market, but an optional gear diff and additional front weight is already foreseen on the editable set-up sheet. With the whole set of possibilities of battery positions and the numerous rear end set-ip options I am sure this car will work well on any MM compatible surface, and with a little less power (=enough for average drivers lacking the skills and reflexes to win races, like me) also on dirt. A 10.5 with transverse shorty in the rear and 3.6 to 4.1 degrees toe-in should be a good starting point. :)

bigbaza555 02-08-2014 10:44 PM

Hi I see this buggy in the flesh at the oople round at RHR where Jamie booth had a pre production model all I can say is WOW :drool: very nice bit of
kit the anodising is nice and deep red and all parts are very nicely machined. in my opinion well worth the money and worth a try and you have a true RC legend to call upon should you have any problems.

mes 03-08-2014 04:02 AM

Jamie Booth? Cool! I used to run an Astute as a kid when he showed the rc world what this car was capable of. :D

john333 03-08-2014 11:42 AM

SMD are taking pre-orders now, the first batch is imminent along with spares. As mentioned previously VBC are a very professional team and the quality of the product is absolutely spot on.

mes 09-08-2014 05:15 AM

Hey guys! Did you shoot this video in the UK or was it recorded overseas?

Firebolt DM built

john333 09-08-2014 02:10 PM

Video done in the UK by Joe from smd I believe. I've just built mine and its superb!

mes 09-08-2014 03:53 PM

So they should arrive in mainland Europe soon... :)

brooksy 10-08-2014 07:22 PM

Sat across from John whilst he built this car at the Invernational this weekend and it looks a very nice piece of kit indeed. It went together really well.
If it goes as well as it looks it should be a winner!.

jk007 13-08-2014 10:32 PM

Vbc racing firebolt
I got my vbc racing firebolt kit this week from Alex @ moss models,
will be building it this weekend.
Looking forward to getting it on the track and see what it can do thumbsup::thumbsup:



rossiracer 14-08-2014 09:40 AM

I watched two people strip the idler gear last night don't no if it's a faulty part or what but it doesn't fill me full of confidence when I get to run mine

daz 14-08-2014 11:42 AM


Originally Posted by jk007 (Post 871190)
I got my vbc racing firebolt kit this week from Alex @ moss models,
will be building it this weekend.
Looking forward to getting it on the track and see how many times Daz can lap me with his 50 snotter. thumbsup::thumbsup:



Fixed that for you mate :thumbsup:

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