OFNA has announced their new 1/8 electric off-road buggy that is packed with features like 16mm big bore shocks with 3.5mm shock shafts enclosed in threaded hardcoated shock bodies, a high downforce wing for high speed stability and balance, 2.4ghz radio system, and more. Check out the press release below for all the info on this new buggy:
The ULTRA LX2 ELECTRIC continues the legacy of the ultra series, bringing new innovative features to this hi-performance 1/8th scale off-road buggy. Our research and development team found that this kit was very easy to drive with smooth and consistent handling, thanks to new features such as the 16mm big bore shocks, triad racing tires and C-hub suspension. The ULTRA LX2 ELECTRIC has tons of travel to cover all sorts of terrain and high flying jumps. With so many electric variables you can dial the buggy in for high speed run or track worthy vehicle. Multiple adjustments on the LX2 can be made like shock positions, adjustable turnbuckles, rear toe and ride height. Shocks and diffs can also be tweaked with different viscosity oils to adjust for traction and reaction of the shocks for loose and bumpy to high bite and smooth tracks.
The ULTRA LX-2 has a C-Hub Suspension which is the competitors choice! Built of strong Dupont nylon this pro design has plenty of steering. Look closely, the pivot screw is our patented T-bolt king pin design, making this a solid foundation to prevent losing a locking bolt. Even after locking bolt failure, the king pin will not fall out.
ULTRA LX-2′s suspension is supported by our very popular 16mm big bore shocks, giving the LX-2 a perfect balance of oil volume for bumps and a plush, but firm ride. These hardcoated shock bodies have threaded collars for easy rideheight adjustability. These Big Bore’s are the best of the bunch and are stock with the LX-2 and other OFNA pro buggies. As well as on the shock bodies, this hardcoating is carried over all aluminum parts such as; shock towers, front plate, hinge pins holder, radio tray and fully countersunk chassis.
The UltraLX2e comes with a 51 tooth Module 1 composite spur gear which is lightweight in roational mass for acceleration and speed. The thickness of the spur at the teeth is 6.75mm across which provides plenty of contact for the pinion to mesh with. It is attached to the o-ring sealed differential and a cnc motor mount to ensure that power and traction will not flex off the spur gear. Multiple motor combos can be used on the cnc mount. From 550 can up to 775 can motors and a maximum of an 18 tooth pinion can be used for those insane speed runs.
This battery tray does double duty as it holds your battery of choice and speed controller in place. Whether you’re using a 2 cell or high voltage 4 cell, the three velcro straps keep your battery anchored to the car for those high flying jumps and those occasional accidental barrel rolls. It’s second duty is keeping the electronic speed control in a nice safe area clear of making contact with the ground and causing chassis slapping failure. The platform is plenty big to accommodate those sizey ESC’s.
Our popular Hi impact wing continues to work with the Ultra series. OFNA’s Hi Downforce wing offers high speed stability and balance through the air. This wing has been proven to be as tough as nails. Hard impacts and wing twisting is no match for this wing. Our nylon has been hammer tested to ensure this wing will last.
The UltraLX2e is equipped with front and rear chassis braces to create a solid structure that will keep the chassis from flexing even on the roughest tracks.
A hardcoated aluminum front plate supports the steering posts from flexing under hard loads. The servo mounting area is intregrated with a sealed receiver box to keep your receiver protected from the elements. The servo is mounted vertically next to the receiver box for a form fitting layout. Helping the servo is a spring loaded servo saver system for those hard impacts that may damage a servo. This is yet another solid structure to further the Ultra buggy legacy.
By far the best shocks in the off-road industry continue to florish as they are equipped on the Ultra LX2e. 3.5mm shock shafts with threaded hardcoated shock bodies and caps make for a strong and long lasting shock. Ride height is easily adjusted by turning the collars to the ride height you need without getting the shock boots twisted and bound up. O-ring rebuildable, the shock has now become a standard part of the Ultra LX2e.
The 2.4GHz radio has all the needed functions to dial-in your buggy. Trim adjustments for steering and throttle are now included on this radio. Dual rate adjustment for steering is quick and convenient with inc/dec buttons on the grip of the radio. The biggest bonus on this radio is adjustments for both steering and throttle endpoints so you can safely keep your servos from suffering burnout. No need for a fail safe with this added feature on the 2.4GHz radio.