The Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit is a versatile platform, that offers outstanding performance on a wide range of grip levels, from carpet, astro and dirt. The Laydown has been developed by the Schumacher Engineering and racing team to be lower, lighter, easier to maintain, and faster! With decades of race winning knowledge and experience, every detail of the Laydown has been scrutinized to make a fast, easy to drive, and user friendly 2WD buggy that can take you to the top of the podium.
3 gear, low center of gravity sealed gearbox.
Small, low rotating mass transmission, including gear differential. With 3 position height adjustment, to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions. Optional ball diff available.
Easy access transmission system, for quick diff access and maintenance.
2.5mm aluminium chassis, with sensor lead wiring channels.
Screw Piston Fixing, with titanium nitride shafts, for easy build, precision and durability.
Dual position radio equipment mounting plate.
Front shock tower cover to protect your car and the track.
Lightweight steel CVD driveshafts.
Low drop wing mount.
Lightweight lower spring retaining cup.
Rear wishbone geometry.
Inboard Toe Inserts.
Adjustable rear roll center, inboard toe-in and anti-squat.
Lightweight, twin pad 80t slipper clutch with ultra fine adjustment spring.
Optional rear shock location in front or behind the wishbones, standard in the kit.
Specifications: Power Source: ELECTRIC
Model Type: 2WD, OFF-ROAD, COMPETITION
Top Speed: 40 MPH+
Needed to Complete:
2 Channel Radio
Electric Speed Control
Paint for Bodyshell
This product was added to our catalog on May 21, 2019
Saturday, Jun 15 2019 (2 months ago)
Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit
I've been running the b6.1 and TLR 5.0, so I will compare this to those. First off, the build is fantastic and this has a very comprehensive and intuitive build manual complete with detailed explanations of how every adjustment affects the handling of this car, and there are a ton of adjustments. This car is very different from the associated and TLR platforms, but the most noticable difference is in its steering. This has so much steering and front end bite, box stock, that I had to tune steering out. It drives and handles like a European car would, it's a BMW compared to a Ford in its driving mannerisms. For my first race out, I qualified 7th. With my Associated I was a better driver, but only because that's what I was used to. With the way this car reacts to driver input, there is no doubt in my mind that with a bit of wheel time and track tuning, I will be turning considerably faster lap times. One thing to note is that this car comes with an 80t spur which is great for mod, but if you're racing 17.5 spec like I am you'll want to order the 71t at the same time to keep those ratios down. Also, the green rear springs are too soft for high grip carpet, i'd recommend the black. I would recommend this car to anybody. It's fast, it handles like it's on rails, is infinitely tunable, looks sweet, builds well, and best of all, is different from the other cars on the track. It will take some getting used to, but once you do, it will be the fastest thing on carpet