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Old 08-08-2008, 02:34 PM   #7591
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see to it when controls are at neutral
you really have no braking
else the buggy could dive in the air too...
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:37 PM   #7592
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i ran my 8-buggy for the first time last week and the car was great but i was having problems with nose-diving issues,i will try to work on the setup but since im new to offraod maybe some one has had the same problem,any advice will be appreciated..
It's all about throttle control when in the air. Stay on the throttle, and the nose will come up (you can even land on the rear wing). Hit the brakes in the air and the nose will come down.

You'll be amazed by how much you can control the car's attitude when in the air. Monster trucks, with their very high inertia wheels, can even do back-flips or forward flips in the air.
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It's all about throttle control when in the air. Stay on the throttle, and the nose will come up (you can even land on the rear wing). Hit the brakes in the air and the nose will come down.

You'll be amazed by how much you can control the car's attitude when in the air. Monster trucks, with their very high inertia wheels, can even do back-flips or forward flips in the air.

Yup , just like how motocross racers move their bikes in the air .
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Sweet!!

I was mounting up a pair of X patterns for the 8 yesterday, and while cleaning with the acetone there was no mold release compound. It's like the tires were cleaned before shipping out.

I realize it's not that big of a deal, but with so many new comers to the hobby now-a-days that should help them out. That and if Losi keeps doing that, it should save us racers a little bit more time at the track. We all know how precious time is at the track.

Anyways, that's all.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:52 AM   #7595
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The most important difference between the rtr and the pro kit is the chassis.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:59 AM   #7596
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The most important difference between the rtr and the pro kit is the chassis.
Also shock towers and shock caps .
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air8, the new tires might be a different compound.
Since the tires are molded without any "Release agents", what we see on our race tires is oils that release from the tires as they are molded and stored.

Different oils will mean a different color residue, or none at all on a synthetic tire, etc.

The X pattern tires look awesome!





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Old 08-12-2008, 04:54 PM   #7598
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bt x patterns you mean the xbt????

i have some in read, and they have a brown residue
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I just mounted up a set of the XBT in Blue compound, and they did have some brownish black residue when I cleaned them.

On another note, what is the best way to get the gears back on a motor for the losi starter box. I trashed both of the motors over the weekend.
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I just mounted up a set of the XBT in Blue compound, and they did have some brownish black residue when I cleaned them.

On another note, what is the best way to get the gears back on a motor for the losi starter box. I trashed both of the motors over the weekend.


buy new pinions and drill them out to fit nicely on the shaft of some Integy 55's then drill and tap for a set screw and ur good to go.
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X patters is referring to the XBT's, you are correct.

The red compounds I mounted up last month did have the brownish/yellowish color when cleaned with acetone and a cloth rag.

The X's I was cleaning yesterday were blue compound, which I assume is synthetic, and there was no brownish/yellowish color when I cleaned them. Also they didn't have the normal colored dot that Losi usually puts on the tires for easy identification.

I haven't tried these new blue compound yet so I'll see how they compare to the reds I was using. But the red X's were the tire I usually started the day with, and 95% of the time, it's the tire I'd use in the Main. I love 'em. They have been working very well for me.
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Silly question I know, but what is the softest compound tyre and what is the hardest and what is in between. (in the losi tyres that is)
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Pink = soft
Red = soft/medium
Blue = medium/hard
Silver = hard
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for the guy that the buggy is nose diving check rear out hindge pins mine did same upgrade to the mcs racing and your set they are cheap and all the other bends
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Pink = soft
Red = soft/medium
Blue = medium/hard
Silver = hard
Cheers for that. Much appreciated
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