For the test I used a KO Propo 2343 Fet servo, Orion core 10x5 with V2 end bell, Peak 3300 Cells.
For the test of the car, I went to a club meeting outdoors (yes, in december), at Bury Metro Buggy Club. The track is a multi surface affair, mainly astro turf, quite a bumpy and demanding track and a good test of the X10.
I had hoped for nice weather but it was raining all the way to the track, having been up until 5am that morning building the car I was not going to be put off by a bit of rain.
I ran my Kyosho for the first 2 heats until I had the X10 ready to race.
In my first outing with the X10 I was quite timid for the first couple of laps then started pushing it, I was very surprised at how well it went around the bumpy undulating Bury track, it really was very quick indeed. On lap 6 whilst going round the banked corner the car seemed to keep going straight and ended up off the track in a heap.
I thought it was over for the day after only 6 laps, having heard a lot about the weak carbon steering link I assumed it had given out. When i inspected the car I realised in my haste to get it done I had missed off the threadlock on the balljoints which link the bellcranks to the steering knuckles. The screw had worked loose and fallen off. Ah well.
In those 5 Laps I did manage to go 3/4 of a second faster on my fastest lap, compared with the Kyosho ZX5, the car did have better tyres on and more grip, but I was also driving it slower because I did not want to break it so wasnt taking as many chances. Its hard to say if given the same tyres it would faster or slower, but it is quick and handled the bumps very well.