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Old 01-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #2956
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Hello from France,

in BL class, chassis are Hobao Hyper9e, Hobbytech STR8e Rally, Ofna GTP2e, XRay XB8/808...
In nitro class, chassis are the same..

Hobby Wing is the most popular brand. Around 2000/2250 kV.
Most Batteries are 4S/5.000/40C.
Tyres are the same for everybody: HobbyTech Challenge tyre = real rubber, hard compound. A marked set is provided by organisation in the morning.You must run with them all the day.
High down force bodies are banned!!

4 rounds of qualifications, 7 minutes: controller settings can be agressive = same performance as the nitro!!!
3 rounds of final, 9 minutes: lower settings... But performance lower than nitro.

Grease Dif = 80k/rigid/30k

SNR: my car is the yellow Porsche with the black wing (1mn45 to 2mn30). I finished second of this race. I set the fastest lap (2/10 faster than nitro!!) and the best 9mn mark!! But I only managed to win one final, the very fast blue Peugeot 205 turbo16 GroupB won the others due to the trafic...

For the moment I raced 2 times with my Ofna/SNR Ultra GTP2e and I have now the track lap records. Faster then the nitro cars!!!!

Au revoir.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #2957
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Hello from France,

here's a link with the videos from our french south west Rally Game/GT Challenge.

http://buggy31.fr-bb.com/t2318-les-v...ud-ouest#39534

Enjoy our tracks!!!

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Tyres are the same for everybody: HobbyTech Challenge tyre = real rubber, hard compound. A marked set is provided by organisation in the morning.You must run with them all the day.
Nice! SNR wouldn't like that too much!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #2959
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Actually 95% of us run the same tyre lol... so we are almost doing the same thing as they are...
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Actually 95% of us run the same tyre lol... so we are almost doing the same thing as they are...
True, but SNR uses tires no one else has or can get anymore! That's one of his major advantages, and not to mention all the cool cf stuff from snrgraphite.com! Atleast we have access to those cf goodies!
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True, but SNR uses tires no one else has or can get anymore! That's one of his major advantages, and not to mention all the cool cf stuff from snrgraphite.com! Atleast we have access to those cf goodies!
He runs unmounted PMTs on Ofna wheels.. so only difference is that his rims are not UGLY
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He runs unmounted PMTs on Ofna wheels.. so only difference is that his rims are not UGLY
The tires most of us use are pmt rally06. The tires he uses are pmt kronos(unmounted) made for 1/8 onroad cars that have been discontinued for atleast 2-3 years. They have similar compound and firmness of the rally06, but they have the dimensions of sweep 1/8 GT tires (which are wider and taller.) I've spent a good amount of time searching for these particular tires, but to no availability! It would be nice to get a chassis though. His cf goodies are top notch!
I'll keep everyone posted!
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The tires most of us use are pmt rally06. The tires he uses are pmt kronos(unmounted) made for 1/8 onroad cars that have been discontinued for atleast 2-3 years. They have similar compound and firmness of the rally06, but they have the dimensions of sweep 1/8 GT tires (which are wider and taller.) I've spent a good amount of time searching for these particular tires, but to no availability! It would be nice to get a chassis though. His cf goodies are top notch!
I'll keep everyone posted!
I know the kronos well, I used to have them on my 1/5 scale. I hadn't paid attention to his tyres.. he is just too damn fast lol. Even if you found a pair, by now the oils in the rubber have probably dried up..

He made my shock towers for my TRF conversion and I am having him make me a 12 scale mini chassis as well.. he does good work!
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Hello from France,

during our last "Rally Game / GT South West Challenge", I'd test the Capacitor Pack from Castle Creation.



http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...-cap-pack.html



What I can say is that: there's no gain in mileage!!!

So???

The race was held in Pau, a little permament track designed for touring cars. A lot of small accelerations very hard for electronics especially for the batteries at the end of the heat!!!
And the batteries were cooler than the previous race with the same amount of enrergy in them.

For me, it's a good protection especially in GT or OnRoad class.

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http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...-cap-pack.html



What I can say is that: there's no gain in mileage!!!

So???

The race was held in Pau, a little permament track designed for touring cars. A lot of small accelerations very hard for electronics especially for the batteries at the end of the heat!!!
And the batteries were cooler than the previous race with the same amount of
enrergy in them.

For me, it's a good protection especially in GT or OnRoad class.

Au revoir.
Nice review! I may have to try them when finish my project!
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First I'd like to say this thread is awesome.
I currently run 1/10 scale onroad (tc6).

I want to run a 1/8 scale off road buggy, but later desire to make it a GT8.
Was thinking of buying a used hyper9e.

What would I need to make it a GT8 when I go that route?

Also any other good 1/8 already electric buggies that double as good GT8 converts with easy to fit bodies?

Sorry if its been posted already, I've read through some numerous pages and didn't get a clear idea of what it takes to convert an already good electric buggy to GT8.

Thanks again!

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First I'd like to say this thread is awesome.
I currently run 1/10 scale onroad (tc6).

I want to run a 1/8 scale off road buggy, but later desire to make it a GT8.
Was thinking of buying a used hyper9e.

What would I need to make it a GT8 when I go that route?

Also any other good 1/8 already electric buggies that double as good GT8 converts with easy to fit bodies?

Sorry if its been posted already, I've read through some numerous pages and didn't get a clear idea of what it takes to convert an already good electric buggy to GT8.

Thanks again!
To convert any buggy electric buggy into a GT8, you need the following

1. New shock towers, buggy towers are taller and narrower, you will need something wider
2. New rear shocks.. most of us run front shocks all the way around
3. Body mounts - some sort of body mount for GT body, we use Kyosho, Ofna or Losi
4. Front foam bumper.. again you can use one from Kyosho, Ofna or Losi
5. On road tires: eg. PMT or Sweeps
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Hello from France,

in BL class, chassis are Hobao Hyper9e, Hobbytech STR8e Rally, Ofna GTP2e, XRay XB8/808...
Hey would you happen to have a picture of the hyper9e conversion to GT8, which car was it in the video?

Also thanks for the response Raman!
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Looks like Novak is getting into the 1/8 scale ESC game. It's called the Activ8, and it has 4 capacitors on it.. So there's no need for an additional board from castle

http://teamnovak.com/products/esc/activ8/index.html
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Looks like Novak is getting into the 1/8 scale ESC game. It's called the Activ8, and it has 4 capacitors on it.. So there's no need for an additional board from castle

http://teamnovak.com/products/esc/activ8/index.html
Those pins on the esc in the top left corner of the website looks hairy!

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