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February 28, 2013

Chris Doughty – Hanging In The Team Durango Hall Of Fame


Welcome to the second installment of our special insight into the mind of Team Durango legend Chris Doughty. This article will be another opportunity to delve into the mind of our resident European Champion and one of the driving forces behind our R&D department. Chris is keen to share some really interesting technical tips with you and also expand all of our knowledge when it comes to better understanding exactly what it takes to win at all levels. Chris is a valuable member of the Team Durango team and his contributions both on the track, and beyond, provide his colleagues with a great level of inspiration. Chris Doughty is the first member of our team to hang in our Team Durango Blog Hall of Fame.

Chris is not just serious about RC, he is ‘Serious About Racing’.


Chris Doughty - DEX410v3

This week Chris has offered the following tips to inspire your racing:

  • If you are looking to change the out-put gear ratio of your DEX210 then the Team Durango pinion gears are just perfect. I carry a wide selection to every race and really feel confident in their strength under the pressure of intense racing.
  • When you are building your Team Durango Big Bore shocks, always add some silicone shock oil to the shock shaft and o-rings during the build. This will assist with the shock assembly process being smooth and friction free.
  • A tiny dab of Team Durango thread lock goes a long way. Always remove excess thread lock to avoid your ball studs or chassis screws becoming ‘stuck fast’. It needs to hold the item securely but allow you to disassemble the parts when needed. If you find that a thread sticks due to too much of the securing fluid, very gently heat the screw, being extremely cautious around composite parts. The warmth will aid in the release of the thread.
  • The DEX210 benefits from having a wide selection of option parts that will allow you to upgrade your buggy in many ways. I personally love the precision manufactured aluminium steering plate as this item gives added strength and looks very cool in Team Durango anodised olive.
  • I love racing 8th scale electric with my DEX408 buggy. The Team Durango blank shock pistons are really useful for when you want to achieve your own custom shock set-up. Using the appropriate diameter jewellers drill bit, you can create the exact number and size piston holes to create an even wider selection of tuning options.

Chris is always keen to share his wealth of racing knowledge. This weekly feature will expand over the next few months to include an exclusive article from Chris to cover tips and tricks relating to driving style. Stay tuned for more Chris Doughty wisdom very soon.

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To buy a set of Team Durango blank shock pistons for your 8th scale shocks, click here:

To learn more about the high quality DEX210 aluminium steering plate, click here:

To research the world-class DEX410v3 buggy, as used by Chris Doughty, click here:

Team Durango At Worksop – Team Drivers Take Top 3 Series Places


Team Durango team drivers Chris Doughty, Nathan Waters and Ben Cosgrove visited the famed Worksop indoor racing venue near Nottingham in the UK last weekend. The team had their sights clearly set on not just winning, but swinging the manufacturers series position strongly in the favour of Team Durango. With a very high class field of fast racers present, it was going to be a very interesting day.

Both 2WD and 4WD classes were running during this fifth round outing for the competitors of the Schumacher Off-Road Masters. With Team Durango fielding the recently ‘hyper-quick’ Nathan Waters and our resident Euro Champion, Chris Doughty, it was by no means going to be a walk in the park for the likes of Neil Cragg, Danny McGee and Paul Bradby. With Team Durango multi-class star Ben Cosgrove also finding recent pace, the start of 2WD would see a strong contingent of DEX210 vehicles ready for action.

Nathan Waters made his presence widely noted from the buzzer of his round one qualifier. He returned with a TQ finish closely followed by Chris Doughty who raced hard for a second place. The second round of qualifying saw Nathan once again run at TQ pace, taking full advantage of his incredibly well set-up DEX210. Chris returned with a fifth place after a few minor mistakes, which at sub 21 second lap pace can easily drop most drivers a few positions.


Nathan Waters - The only 16 lap round of the day

Round three was again dominated by Nathan Waters who pushed his DEX210 again to command TQ position from the grasp of the chasing field. Chris returned with a fourth place finish with Ben battling hard in the pack as his DEX210 settled into Worksops challenging track surface. With round four being a strong deja-vu of round one, Nathan came away with yet another TQ pace finish and the only 16 lap round of the day. Chris flew into second place with Ben having a strong final qualifying round to also put him cleanly in the A final. The DEX210 was on form. Team Durango had already posted the two fastest runs of the day so far.

With Worksop only running single leg finals the team knew that every lap  had to really count. With an epic mid-final battle between the cars of Nathan, Chris and Neil Cragg, it was a rush to the closely contested finish line for a second from Nathan and a third from Chris. At this high level of 2WD competition it is hundredths of a second that can dictate the finishing frame. Team Durango had returned with two podium positions.


The DEX210 jumps as well as it drives - Nathan Waters goes airborne

Chris Doughty reported that he had used the Team Durango aluminium hub carriers to ‘tweak’ his DEX210’s rear toe set-up as the track conditions changed throughout the day. Chris finely tuned his rear-toe by 0.5 degree increments as the grip levels changed. This is a shining example of how the DEX210 responds quickly to the racers desired tuning alterations.


Chris Doughty runs 'shorty' stick packs in the rear position

With Nathan proving to be very fast on the day and Chris bringing home a solid performance, the DEX210 was once again perfectly balanced for a wide selection of driving styles. Stay tuned for a closer look at how Team Durango attacked the 4WD class at Worksops shortly. With our team drivers currently holding the top three series positions after round five, our goal is to continue this solid level of performance.

To explore the race winning pedigree of the DEX210, click here:

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February 27, 2013

Neumann Wins The 4WD War – Maritime Off-Road Wars Triple Podium For Team Durango

Team Durango pro racer and International off-road star Jörn Neumann was victories in the battle for 4WD Champion at last weekend’s Maritime Off-Road Wars. To add to this prestigious victory with his DEX410v3, Jörn also returned with a second overall in the 2WD class with his DEX210 buggy.

Team Durango further substantiated their world-class racing pedigree with a very strong third place in 4WD from Craig Collinson and his DEX410v3. The Off-Road Wars race series is synonymous with attracting the very highest ability 10th scale racers. Drivers from the UK domestic scene and further afield battle for supremacy in this high profile clash of the buggy titans.


Jörn continues his recent success with both Team Durango platforms and has reported that he was very happy with how his DEX410v3 and DEX210 cars performed on the challenging indoor track. With this event self-titled as a ‘2 Day World Cup’, it seems reasonable to begin to look towards the upcoming World Championships as we enjoy Jörn and his racing skills.


The DEX410v3 and the DEX210 continue to shine across all realms. Jörn Neaumann and Craig Collinson are ‘Serious About Racing’, and Team Durango are proud to have such dedicated and inspirational colleagues.

Learn more about the world-class DEX410v3, click here:

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Team Durango Short Course Team Drivers Shine In Finland

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 2:49 pm


Team Durango are currently enjoying great success globally with all of our high specification racing platforms. With its roots across the Atlantic in the USA, Short Course truck racing has been a rising star in Europe for the last few seasons. Team Durango are very proud to share the news of our team driver success with this exciting racing class in Finland.

The recently contested second and third rounds of the Finnish SC Wintercup have proven extremely fruitful for the Team Durango DESC210R and DESC410v2 platforms. Both young and old racers are getting to grips with how the Team Durango trucks can be set-up to give brilliant handling characteristics, whilst also providing lots of fun into the bargain.

We are delighted to share with you the thoughts of our Finnish friends who are keen to tell the world how much they love the DESC210 and DESC410 vehicles.


The second round of this very popular racing series has provided Team Durango racers with a great selection of race results. Mikko Laitinen piloted his DESC210R to a solid second overall in 2WD with a further three Team Durango drivers in the top ten finishing positions. 4WD saw the DESC410v2 of Max Söderlund take a convincing victory on the tight and complicated track lay-out. 4WD saw a further three top ten Team Durango drivers completing the DESC410v2 results during an extremely productive and fast-paced meeting.

Round three of the same series was set to be an exciting return for the Finnish Team Durango racers. Rising young star Max Mört took the TQ place in 2WD with his DESC210R truck. A further five Team Durango racers placed in this hotly contested class. The DESC410 platform was to provide Niklas Holberg with a convincing TQ and first place position after a lively battle with Max Söderlund who also raced his DESC410v2.

The Finnish SC Wintercup score board makes very inspirational reading at present with Team Durango standing head and shoulders above all other competitors in first and second position.

Finland are developing a wide range of multi-class racing talent. Team Durango congratulate all drivers who piloted either the DESC210 or Desc410 platforms to gain a collection of great race results.

To learn more about our 4WD Short Course sensation, the DESC410v2, Click here:

To view the vast range of gearbox tuning options on the DESC210R, click here:

February 26, 2013

Oakland’s Raceway Welcomes Team Durango – Cold Conditions Can Not Stop The Action

Filed under: News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 11:22 am


With weather conditions that would make most penguins reach for their fleece jackets, Team Durango team drivers visited the lovingly created Oakland’s Raceway near Telford in the UK, for a spot of off-road race action. Paul Robinson, James Ambrose and Stuart Styles attended the fifth round of the Oakland’s Winter Series. Paul and James had booked in to race 2WD with their DEX210’s. Stuart was at the meeting to catch up with the club members who recently elected to run dBoots tyres for their upcoming Mid West BRCA Regional event, and also their hotly anticipated 2013 summer series. Feedback from grass-roots racers is essential for the constant development of all our products.

The venue was already busy by 8:15am, with the generous pit field filling up with brave winter off-road race fans. The Oakland’s race meetings are always a relaxed and fun day out for all who attend, and the club have created an excellent environment for racers of all abilities to enjoy their challenging Astroturf track.


Off-road nirvana - The club has created a really exciting venue for 10th racers

The ambient temperature floated around zero for most of the morning and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the track was dry and was providing good grip levels for the DEX210 practice laps. Our team were really happy to see so many DEX210 vehicles in attendance, with many specification levels and body shell designs attacking the interesting track lay-out during free practice. It seems that local racers are finding great success with the super reliable DEX210.


Team driver Paul Robinson braves the arctic temperatures with his DEX210

Oakland’s have recently elected dBoots tyres as a choice control tyre for their upcoming 2WD and 4WD Mid West regional event. Club owner Paul Jones has also consulted with his committee and confirms that dBoots tyres will be the control tyre for Oakland’s 2013 summer series. Racers have reported that the dBoots Terrabyte has been performing particularly well when the Oakland’s Astroturf is dry. The dBoots Multibyte tyre in A compound has also found favour when the track is either damp or grip levels are down due to variable temperatures.

Both Paul and James reported that their DEX210’s felt very settled during qualifying with initial concerns regarding grip being dispelled as Paul found his pace. With James running the new ‘cab forward’ body shell from Team Durango, it was interesting to see how the two cars performed running very similar set-ups. Both cars were really relishing the tight in-field section of the Oakland’s track, with Paul making very easy work of the sharp and short main jump in the centre of the track. James reported that his DEX210 was finding lots of front end grip and was stable on the long bumpy straight.

Stuart spent some time talking with local racer, and Team Durango fan, Dave Williams who was busy making adjustments to several DEX210 cars in a very warm pit tent. His attention to detail when wiring and setting up the DEX210 really makes the most of Team Durango’s precision engineered design. Dave was happy to share these interesting tips regarding the electrical installation in his favourite DEX210 buggy.

  • I always install the ESC in the left side pod as you look at the front of the DEX210. This works great for short wiring set-ups if you are running mid-motor configuration with your power plant on the right. Short cables equal less electrical resistance and eliminate that ‘noodle soup’ look inside your buggy.
  • I always use cable braid in all my Team Durango cars. This inexpensive mesh tubing is great for keeping your electrical wires tidy, colour coding each cable and of course looks really cool. This tubing works really well to protect potentially fragile wires such as your personal transponder lead and servo cables.
  • I am a real fan of how the DEX210 allows us to run the battery cells in a forward or rear seated position. This not only allows for a quick change in weight bias, but also gives us the option of running ‘shorty’ battery packs.
  • I always solder my motor cables so they are positioned flat on the motor tabs. If you look at the images of my car you will see how this provides a really neat and safe method of routing the wires to your ESC unit.
  • The DEX210 has a brilliant custom wire routing slot across the chassis, under the battery cell area. I use carbon vinyl stickers cut to the exact size of the battery cell area to keep this routed cable safe from harm.
  • I solder my positive and negative ‘bullet’ connectors on my ESC at right-angles to the wire ends. This reduces the amount of cable you need, and also keeps the connectors securely in place during bumps and bangs.

Dave Williams DEX210 - Simple wiring for neat and tidy electrical installations

Our trip to Oakland’s, although very cold, was a real inspiration. Team Durango are ‘Serious About Racing’, it seems that the members of Oakland’s raceway share our philosophy. They have created a wonderful racing venue. We were very pleased to see the DEX210 so strongly represented. Team Durango look forward to visiting Oakland’s on the 10th of March for the sixth round of this really exciting winter series.

To learn more about the buggy that wins at all levels, click here:

February 25, 2013

Team Durango Multi-Class Podium Spots At Dirt Nitro Challenge 2013


Team Durango pro team drivers have recently found off-road success at the 14th annual Dirt Nitro Challenge in Phoenix Arizona. This high profile dirt race is attended by some of the worlds top off-road racers with all big manufacturers competing across a wide selection of race classes. Contrary to the events name, the guys down at Fear Farm RC Raceway also include 10th scale electric powered vehicles to compete at their well appointed Phoenix based venue. Team Durango pro team drivers were very happy to come away with three hard fought top five places in three of the hottest racing classes at the event.

Carson Wernimont was really happy to put his DNX408 buggy fourth overall in the 8th scale pro buggy class. His finishing position was to have an even greater impact when the remainder of the top ten places were taken by the likes of Ryan Maifield, Adam Drake and Jared Tebo to name a few. Carson once again not only proved that he has the racing skill to compete with the fastest racers in the world, but he also proved that the DNX408 platform is world class as well. Carson raced a solid set of qualifying rounds to see him return with a fourth overall after a challenging final leg of the A main final.


Team Durango pro driver Ryan Lutz was also performing well under the pressure of such a demanding multi-class event. Ryan was really happy to secure a podium position in both 10th scale 4WD Short Course, where he placed second overall with his DESC410, and 8th scale 4WD Electric buggy, again placing his DEX408 in second overall position. Ryan was competing in several classes during this prestigious meeting and it is fair to say he must be exhausted after such great final results.


Founder father of Durango and head of prototype development, Gerd Strenge was track side throughout the event to both support his Team Durango team mates and also assist with our pro drivers testing some very exciting new parts. We are always so happy to see our global network of team racers and engineers coming together from all over the world to represent our brand. The 2013 Dirt Nitro Challenge was dominated by professional team drivers who are very experienced at racing on this type of venue. What a wonderful stage for Team Durango to see success across three seperate racing classes. Our congratulations go out to Carson and Ryan for a really solid set of results and we would like to thank everybody who welcomed our team down in Phoenix for a truly awesome racing event at Fear Farm Raceway.

Stay up to date with the latest pro team driver set-up sheets and tricks here:

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February 22, 2013

DEST210 Race Ready RTR – Stadium Truck Race Wins Straight From The Box

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Stuart @ 4:00 pm


The Team Durango Race Ready RTR range of vehicles are the perfect way for you to have access to world class winning design, straight from the box. Our recent look at the RTR versions of our famous DEX210 and DESC210 platforms was sure to inspire young and upcoming race fans and seasoned veterans alike. The DEST210 RTR is the third member of our high quality Race Ready RTR family. Stadium Truck racing has risen in popularity over recent years with many racing clubs now running a dedicated ‘ST’ class to cater for fans of this exciting and fast platform. Its not just club race fans who will find a place in their RC adventures for the DEST210 RTR truck. Whether you are new to RC racing or returning to the sport after a break, this Team Durango vehicle comes with everything you will need to be up and running straight from the box.


DEST210 Race Ready RTR – Ready to win straight from the box

Sharing much of its design DNA with its 2WD buggy-based brother the DEX210 RTR, the DEST210 RTR comes complete with the same high quality Speed Passion motor and ESC combination. Add to this a dedicated 2.4GHZ radio transmitter and you can see why this range is so popular with racers who want to get straight into the action.

One of the greatest features of our 2WD professional platforms is our Hybrid Technology gearbox. This allows you to choose if you want to race your DEST210 RTR in mid or rear-motor configuration with the addition of a few small parts. This creates a highly flexible racing platform that will allow you to tune and develop the options for your DEST210 RTR as your skill level improves. What better way to have fun and learn about motor sport geometry? The DEST210 RTR looks awesome from all angles, and will turn heads at your local race track. Team Durango are ‘Serious About Racing’ and our Race Ready RTR range are serious about winning.


Race proven technology with world class electrical components, given even more great value with the inclusion of the most flexible gear box system to ever be seen on any RTR Stadium Truck kit. Team Durango have taken our already proven Big Bore shock system, super durable gear differential and smoothly operating slipper clutch construction, and given you the opportunity to own a Stadium Truck with aggressive winning qualities.


To learn more about the DEST210 Race Ready RTR, click here:

To view the rest of our Race Ready RTR vehicles, click here:


Chris Doughty – Team Durango Pro Driver Tricks And Tips

Filed under: News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , — Stuart @ 1:38 pm


Team Durango team drivers are an integral part of how we develop our world class range of products. Our team drivers are not just drivers. Every member of our world-wide network of RC racers also works in direct consultation with our design and development team here in the UK. We are strong believers that collective knowledge and diverse experience will always result in great products.

Chris Doughty is a man who has cemented himself as a world class off-road racer since he gained multiple BRCA Junior National Championship titles over 20 years ago. His contribution to both the UK domestic off-road racing scene, teamed with his European and world stage competition efforts, have solidified Chris Doughty as a true RC expert.

Chris now works closely with Team Durango in several unique ways. He contributes on a daily basis to the smooth running of our research and development department in his position as Senior Project Co-ordinator. Chris is also a valued member of our pro drivers team. Whether he is sat at his desk working on the development of new vehicle platforms, testing new option parts, or leading his team of R&D engineers towards a freshly conceived Team Durango idea, Chris is professionally and socially integrated into the Team Durango way of life.


Chris Doughty - DEX210

Chris has gained some truly amazing racing achievements during his long RC career, including European Championship podium positions and multiple A final finishing places. Chris is also a multiple BRCA National winner at both 2WD and 4WD National race meetings. Chris now adds to his highly decorated off-road racing career with a successful professional career that includes great success as one of the leading minds behind Team Durango’s DEX210 platform. His tireless and dedicated work alongside such RC greats as Gerd Strenge, Jörn Neumann, Hupo Hönigl and Adam Skelding, has seen Chris further plant his seed within Team Durango DNA.


Chris is an 8th scale expert as well as a regular winner of 10th scale race meetings

As part of a brand new Team Durango concept, and what is a first for our pro drivers and staff members, we will be taking some direct inspiration from Chris Doughty that should help us all in our racing efforts. Chris will be sharing some hot Team Durango tips with us over the next few months, and his contributions should form an article that you can all bookmark for later reference when working on your race kit. Chris will be showing us some of the products he has helped develop, and of course sharing some of the items that help him race and win so often with Team Durango cars.

Keep in mind that Chris Doughty is not just a world class racer of RC cars, neither is he just a professional motor sport design engineer. Chris is a character who finds perfection in his craft. His words of wisdom should inspire you all to share more information in life.


Chris has taken time out from his busy schedule to offer these words of encouragment – “RC racing is a sport that captures the imagination of all who are fortunate enough to be involved in it. My racing is so important to me. I try and pass this passion on with every product I am involved in the development of. It is important to me that we all enjoy ourselves and also learn new skills. Team Durango allow me to realise my ideas and aspirations whilst also being part of a really exciting team of friends and fellow racers. These upcoming articles will give me the chance to share with you some of the things I have learnt, mistakes I have made and exciting ideas I have. Race to win guys, there is no better feeling than knowing your hard work has helped you become a success” – Chris Doughty


The DEX210 that Chris races indoors

To start this series of articles as we mean to go on, here are some Chris Doughty Top Tips for this week:

  • Add a liberal amount of gear grease to your turnbuckle threads when you are first building them. This will lubricate the inner thread assembly and make later adjustment a doddle when you are in a rush. I also tend to thread the rod ends all the way in, then off again a few times before I build them to my desired setting. This helps the composite rod ends accept the metal threads better. Switch to titanium if you want to gain even more strength.
  • When building the DEX210 gear diff construction, do not be tempted to screw the master gear case screws down too tightly, this may miss-shape your diff gear and cause the construction to miss-shape. Gently does it with these screws.
  • When you are racing on high grip surfaces and are experiencing a lot of heat transfer in your clutch system, use the Team Durango vented slipper clutch plates to ease the temperature and help your slipper clutch operate smoothly for the whole race.
  • If you are interested in adding further strength and tuning options to the rear of your DEX210, then I can highly recommend adding our aluminium rear hubs. This will provide you with increased camber link and roll-centre adjustments whilst also beefing up the rear hub assembly…oh and they look super cool as well.
  • When you are setting the slipper clutch assembly on your DEX210 stand with the buggy pointing away from you and place both hands firmly against your back tyres on a solid surface such as a table. Blip your radio transmitter throttle and view how much the cars nose rises before the clutch slips. If it stands up on its tail the slipper is far too tight. Adjust the slipper nut accordingly. Conversely, if the DEX210 does not lift its nose and you here a whizzing noise straight away then your slipper clutch needs to be tighter. The perfect setting should see the buggy raise its nose by about 35 degrees quickly as you apply throttle, then slowly lower it again as the clutch slips.

That should warm us all up nicely for the knowledge that Chris has ready to share with us. We will be checking in with Chris every week for more cool tips and tricks. Who better to take us through such valuable information?

Chris Doughty is ‘Serious About Racing’

To learn more about the Team Durango vented slipper plates recommended by Chris in this article, click here:

To upgrade your rod ends to our super durable titanium version, click here:

To purchase your DEX210 gear diff assembly, click here:

To get an amazing set of aluminium rear hubs for your DEX210, click here:

To explore the world class design and manufacturing of the DEX210, click here:

February 21, 2013

DEX210 – The Maths Behind The Machine

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Stuart @ 4:32 pm

UK Team Manager Adam Skelding - DEX210

The Team Durango DEX210 has established itself as one of the highest performing 2WD off-road platforms in the world. It has been winning at all levels since it was launched both in the hands of seasoned pro team racers and casual club drivers alike. With some of the most flexible set-up configurations available straight from the box kit, the DEX210 is as pleasurable to work on as it can be to drive. The pro kit version of the DEX210 has recently been joined by a Race Ready RTR version that provides an even greater set of winning opportunities for off-road racing fans all over the world.


The DEX210 is at home on a diverse range of track surfaces

With a specification sheet that belies its retail price tag, the pro kit is packed full of pro team driver features. Designed by racers, tested by racers, marketed by racers, sold by racers and driven by racers who all have one common goal that inspires their enjoyment of RC racing, winning. The DEX210 could easily fill many sheets of A4 with the extensive set-up options that it provides to every racer who chooses to drive it.


DEX210 takes to the air

The really interesting thing about how the DEX210 was designed is that at no point during the conception or design of any of the cars features did it leave the eyes of racers. The DEX210 is beyond an RC model, it is a 10th scale professional racing car through and through.

We thought it would be really exciting to share with you some very interesting facts and figures that directly relate to the world class performance of the DEX210, straight from the kit box.

  • The DEX210 has 20 shock position options in total
  • The DEX210’s front steering assembly and camber links boast 16 points of  set-up adjustment
  • The DEX210 aluminium chassis plate can take up to 30g of weight ballast directly under the servo mounting position
  • The DEX210 benefits from 8 gearbox configurations straight from the kit box
  • The DEX210 has 6 rear toe-in adjustment options in o.5 degree increments.
  • The DEX210 front caster angle can be adjusted from 15 degrees to 35 degrees
  • The DEX210 front axles can be configured as in-line or trailing with adjustments from 0mm to 4mm in 1mm increments

The figures clearly can not lie. Straight from the kit box the DEX210 has more set-up options than any other 2WD buggy currently available. Our design engineers not only pride themselves on creating the most precision products, but also relish the opportunity to share this high level of ‘tunability’ with you all.

arrma-and-td-video-logos-06New racers should not be daunted by the DEX210’s professional grade specification and tuning options. With the help of our downloadable pro driver set-up sheets you can find a basic set-up configuration that suits your ability level and style of driving. As your driving and maintenance skills develop, so can the detail of your DEX210’s race set-up. A professional grade race buggy will always allow you to learn whilst being safe and fun to drive. That equals more track time and ultimately better racing results.

The DEX210 is loved by racers all over the globe. We are always humbled by the amazing race results that the car achieves every week. Our team are dedicated to bringing racers exactly what they want with every product we create.

The DEX210 has been mathematically desigend to race, and win.

To learn more about the 2WD buggy platform that embraces all abilities, click here:


February 20, 2013

Team Durango Top Picks For 2013 – Team Driver Top Picks To Improve Your Racing

Filed under: News,Team Driver,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Stuart @ 4:32 pm

arrma-and-td-video-logos-06With competition never getting any slower, we realise that you will all be looking for that added ‘edge’ when it comes to racing your Team Durango vehicle to win. We are a manufacturer who believes in sharing information. We believe that every time we discover a new set-up configuration or option part that increases our performance, sharing these tricks and tips with you all will make the sport stronger as a whole. We are very excited to share with all our loyal fans a few of the option parts that our UK team drivers are currently using, with a brief description of the benefits that you will experience if you choose to adopt our advice.

Team Durango benefit from a strong network on team drivers who provide us with the valuable information that helps us create world class products. Add to this a combined racing experience of just over 100 years here at Team Durango HQ, and you can be sure that every tip we pass on has been tested and proven to do one thing, increase performance for all drivers.


Available in 15g and 30g

Adding weight ballast to your DEX210 is one way to tune the handling characteristics of your car. Our precision machined brass inserts are a great way to add between 15g and 30g directly under your servo. The DEX210 benefits from a purpose cut aperture in the aluminium chassis plate that will alow you to add or subtract this weight quickly and easily. Adding weight ballast in this area can reduce front end steering response and also be used as a counter-balance for those who choose to run their battery cells in the rear position but still want the option of creating a more forgiving front end handling characteristic. We have used this Team Durango brass weight with great results when the track surface required a ‘softer’ initial turn into corners. We also experienced a benefit to jump handling and straight line stability on bumpy track sections.

To grab your brass insert weights, click here:


Precision machined and etched with Team Durango race livery - Nice

Our Flex Control System is an option part for the ever successful DEX410 platform. It directly replaces the kit composite or carbon rear brace, and provides a really useful tuning aid for your buggy. With the Flex Control System installed you can alter the amount of rear chassis plate torsional flex by adjusting the number of shims placed between the screw heads and rubber inserts. It is generally accepted that more flexibility in your chassis will provide more grip when the track surface is loose. A stiffer chassis configuration is generally better when the track surface provides higher grip levels. We have experienced great results with this option part when the grip levels are prone to change during outdoor race meeting. A wet Astroturf surface that dries during the day is a prime example. The added bonus of our Flex Brace System is that we anodised the machined aluminium in our signature olive colour, your DEX410 will look cool as you enjoy the tuning options that this brace provides.

To buy your own Flex Brace System, click here:


Team Durango gear grease is supplied in a handy screw top tube

To build the perfect gear box you will always want to protect your internal gear assembly with a good quality grease. The Team Durango gear grease will protect against abrasion wear, and also provide a high tolerance to heat when your gear box is used under race conditions. We also use this grease to assist in the building of slipper clutch constructions by adding a dab to the rear of the slipper pads. This help them stay seated when constructing the assembly. This grease is also excellent for lubricating the threads of your freshly built turnbuckles to assist with later set-up adjustments. Every Team Durango team driver will agree that a high quality gear grease is a really valuable addition to your pit box.

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T: 217-398-3630
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Great Planes Model Distributors
1608 Interstate Drive
IL 61822, USA