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Old 10-21-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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With the RC8 being out for a few weeks now, could we get some feedback as to how this impressive looking buggy is fairing at the track and against the popular Losi 8.

I know the worlds warm up is this week, that should provide some good insight...but how is it doing at your local track?

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Old 10-21-2007, 01:17 PM   #2
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it got 1 and 2nd in the expert A main last night here in Las vegas. it look really good.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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They seem to be going fairly well in blighty as well, god knows they will have a tough time over here with the inconsistent weather and hard tracks. Have heard of a few breaking mainly the hinge pin plate and the top arm. But overall people that own them rate them very highly
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:06 PM   #4
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Lots of losi here in tucson the rc8s look very good drove my friends and it was very nice , but dont want to let go of my hoboa 8.5 yet. I think the losi 's are shaking lots of great cars out right now!!
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback!

We have lots of Losi here too ... www.altoonaraceway.com

Very curious to see how the AE car is doing.

Keep it coming!
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:05 PM   #6
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I got to drive my friends rc8 and I like it alot. It rotates, accelerates well and has all the steering you could want. He has had a few issues with it but overall its working out well.
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
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What kind of issues?
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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I've heard that the main issue was that it is too fast! It is hard to keep your eyes on it.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:35 PM   #9
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I am with Losi all the way, but man the Rc8 looks dialed, there were about 6 or 7 of them in the A-main of Expert Buggy here in Vegas last night. If there was any company i would switch over to it would be Associated. The car looks gooooood.

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Old 10-21-2007, 06:47 PM   #10
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I've got just about a half gallon through mine without any problems. Been a great driving buggy. Just taking it out of the box and running it at our "secret" test facility I was lapping 1.5 to 2.0 seconds a lap better than I previously had... We use an AMB transponder system so I know my times were recorded accurately.

Its also an easy and forgiving ride, unlike the 8ight I had awhile back. The RC8 also turns extremely well either on or off power. Just a great handling buggy!
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What kind of issues?
broke shock shaft, hinge pins coming out, front cvds binding, but over all its good.
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broke shock shaft, hinge pins coming out, front cvds binding, but over all its good.
Any solutions on the hinge pins or CVD's?
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:21 PM   #13
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Yea... Don't drive like Free's buddy or Kraig Kruger and you will be fine!


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RC8 was top 5 at the fastraxx halloween race saterday.
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We have a lot of 8ights at my track and one with a RC8 showed up yesterday . The buggy seems to be pretty smooth and it made it all day without any problems .
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