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Old 06-13-2007, 05:47 AM   #16
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The Losi RTR 8 is a lot of bang for the buck. They are very competitive right out of the box.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:10 PM   #17
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The Losi RTR 8 is a lot of bang for the buck. They are very competitive right out of the box.
My vote is the VTX B1 RTR by Vertex 1/8 scale
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Both the 8ight and Turmoil are great buggies , good price package , and very durable . Either way you will want to replace the stock steering servos . The Turmoil is a great starter to intermediate buggy IMO and have good parts support as well as Losi . I agree if he plans to race in the future to get a kit , either Losi or Sportwerks and get the radio , servos , and engine you want . It will be cheaper in the long run . But then again , 1/8 buggy is not for everyone , so getting a Turmoil RTR might be the better choice to start with and see how he likes it and go from there . I`m all about supporting LHS , but you can get some awesome deals from bmainhobbies for engines , radios , servos , pipes ,other misc. items , and if you decide on a Losi 8ight .
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Heres what I got for me and my son.
He had the RTR Mayhem and I got this one. Its an awesome ride. Tough as nails.
heres a pic of the RTR.
It really is a great buy. Check Amain hobbies for prices. They had a special last week.

http://www.sportwerksrc.com/Products...ProdID=SWK1225

Its even got a spectrum radio.
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i love my sportwerks buggy. it takes a beating and keeps going
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the 8ight is a BEAST even in rtr form.
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+1 on the Hyper 7 RTR... Super Cheap, Durable, Still competitive, Parts Out the Wahzoo on Ebay and other e-tailers... Ton's of setup info.

Here's another to consider - the mighty Hyper 8.5. It'll beat a Losi any day of the week if the wheel man is driving right. Tons of parts out there, and way cheaper than Losi parts (It's metric too, not that SAE crap, so you don't have to retool to work on it if you've already been wrenching on metrics). It's very durable and more forgiving than the Losi, but still encourages a finesse driving style - I.e. tight lines and 'less is more' when it comes to throttle input.

You can't go wrong with it, and it is, without a doubt, one of the most competitive rigs out there. IMHO, the only thing that the Losi does better is it gets a little more length out of its jumps - just a little. The H8 flies as well as the Losi, accelerates better (IMHO), and handles better (IMHO - the rough stuff as well).

The Associated rig may be better, but I've not ran against any yet, so I've not had a chance to see what their strong suits are...

The hyper series is about as much bang for the buck as you are going to get, doesn't matter if you go with the 7 RTR or the 8.5... Do not get the H8 unless it has the FR2 chassis (Longer and more forgiving). The H8 is really twitchy outta the box, but can be tamed if you know what to adjust. The FR2 chassis makes the buggy so much better all around, that it is almost pointless to consider the standard 8 chassis when the costs are equal...
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