Take your time when building this buggy and really study the building instructions before you start. There have been some running changes made to the kit so make certain you identify the right parts that need to be installed. The quality of all the parts is excellent and nothing needed any hand-finishing for free movement. Just take your time to shim the diff backlash properly before buttoning up the cases and installing them. Our only major gripe with the kit was the large bag of mixed hardware you have to dig through to find the screws you need; it would have been nice if the hardware was separated into bags that correspond to the specific build steps.
So far before the RB-ONE-R V2 hits the track, it scores high marks on the workbench. The kit took a few nights to build but was an easy kit to assemble compared to other 1/8-scale machines on the market. The suspension damping feels great, the drivetrain runs smooth and the suspension components are firm. Adjusting brake bias will most likely require body removal but all of the other tuning options are straightforward when you’re tuning at the bench. Watch for the full review of the RB-ONE-R V2 in the October issue of RC Driver. If you need to know more now, head over to RB’s web site and give it a look!