LD3 RTR Review
The newest contender in the fast nitro
touring cars class is the 1/10 OFNA LD3 RTR. Let us see how it compares
to the competition.
The 1/10 OFNA LD3 RTR is a radio controlled
shaft driven, 4 wheel drive nitro powered touring car. As you can see
from the picture, it comes with Force .12 nitro engine and a polished 6
ring tuned pipe for maximum power. It also has a two speed transmission
to give awesome acceleration, then shifts to a higher gear for ultimate
To complete the package is a full ball
bearing set, oil filled shocks, front CVA's, ventilated disk brakes,
slide carburetor, 3 shoe clutch, and gear diffs.
By just looking at the picture you can see
that this is a serious racing car. It's major competition would be the
Associated Nitro TC3.
There are two versions of the kit. There is
a single speed version with pull start (34701), and a two speed version
with pull start and fail safe (34702).
UPDATE: There is now third version (34700)
that comes with a power start mechanism.
Here are some positive reviews and
from the OFNA Racing forum message board.
There are no major issues with the car.
holds together better than a TC3.
~ soslo, OFNA
The LD3 is a great car.
One thing, make sure you loctite everything (probably already know that
but I don't think it can be repeated enough). I did everything but I
missed the allen screw for the brake servo arm and wouldn't ya know it,
that's the one that came loose. ~ devcon
Just to let ya'll know, OFNA sure made
tough car. I wrecked my LD3 RTR today and didn't break not a single
thing. I was doing some tuning with the body off (I know that's a no
no), hit a rock in the parking lot and flipped it 3 feet into the air
after hitting a curb. It finally landed in the grass right side up and
still running. I have a HPI RS43 SS and can't say that it would hold up
like that. Oh, and I was running at WOT. So it was running 40+ when it
happenned. I want to commend OFNA on a very durable and reliable car.
ow I will be an OFNA fan for
life. ~ vegasblkhead
Ive had some pretty big hits.. I have
a Ld3 Pro arm off in one solid hit at almost full speed, got me stuffed
how the shock was ok (this is with a Sirio .12 engine, not the "RTR"
powerhouse ehehe) and had some other pretty big hits (busted 3 CVA's so
far) but yeah, she takes a flogging the LD3.. Hong Nor sure made a
champion car .
(My mate has a Ultra buggy and
its pretty sad) I am so impressed with my LD3 pro I purchased the LD3
Standard also :) ~ Nightmare
I have an ld3 with the 2 speed and the
12 and I really like it a lot. But to be honest the force .12 isn't all
that much to brag about it is an ok engine. It is a little picky at
times to say the least but when tuned properly is competitive. Id say
that you should go with the ld3 if for no other reason but to be
different than the crowd so many people run ntc3's. their are tons of
engine options many at reasonable prices that you will be more than
pleased. ~ Dragus1
LD3 Nitro RC Car. Photo credit: OFNA Racing
Here is a link to a popular online rc hobby
shop that sells the OFNA LD3 RTR (34700). This is the 2-speed version
with a fail safe and Power Start.
RTR for Sale
P.S. If you have been thinking of owning a
nitro rc car, and would like to be different from the crowd of TC3's
and Yokomo's, try the OFNA.
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