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Old 08-21-2008, 02:12 PM   #46
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http://aedownloads.com/press/in_082008_sc8.pdf

There's the official press release from AE's site - I like the photo of the CORR racers holding the trucks, gives me a better idea of just how big they are. I like 'em...now how about a price tag, so I can see whether it's within the realm of possibility for me to get my first nitro vehicle

Update...saw it listed on A Main Hobbies at *coughcough* $700. Guess that counts me out, bummer.
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:15 PM   #47
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Soooooooo much better than the traxxas it just isn't even funny! Based on the RC8T, which is way better than any Revo, so they are off to a great start with the chassis alone. The thing that puts this over the top though has got to the true to scale (like really true to scale, no lie, wow) bodies, roll cages, wheels, tires and graphics. The graphics on the Red Bull truck look so cool! Plus it sounds like we can use 1/8th buggy tires and wheels on these guys, so that racing them can be done with more than a pathetic modicum of traction, although some of the scale looks will be taken away, but as long as dish wheels aren't used it won't look too bad.

This truck is cool. I want to try racing them!
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No doubt that is a sweet ride, but AE is killing me with the fuel tank in the RC8.
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Plus it sounds like we can use 1/8th buggy tires and wheels on these guys, so that racing them can be done with more than a pathetic modicum of traction
That right there is gonna suck all the fun straight outta driving this thing.

If we're gonna make scale racing into a class, Rule #1 is mandatory block tread tires.

Not pins.

Not ribs.

Not fuzzies.

And NOT slicks.

Blocks or nothing, end of story.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:10 PM   #50
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Need action vids and picts!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:11 PM   #51
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Rather have a wide selection of tread patterns, just make the all the tire`s a wide sidewall like the block`s are already...
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I love it....I hope it comes as a kit in the future as i am not much for RTR gear.... I absolutely love the looks of this thing and can hardly wait to strap a nasty modded 28 into it !!!! I have been looking for something like this, i was going to buy a DM-1 but i like this much better ! Props to AE !
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when will it be avalable to get one?
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I wonder if the RC8 can be converted into this....
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So the press release says October...

really?
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that is just badass!! i'm gonna get one to play around with. would have been nice to see some photos shots going over some jumps.

i hope the rc industry continues to move towards scale authenticity and performance as the major objective for the future.
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I wonder if the RC8 can be converted into this....
Sc-8 uses the RC8T chassis
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That right there is gonna suck all the fun straight outta driving this thing.

If we're gonna make scale racing into a class, Rule #1 is mandatory block tread tires.

Not pins.

Not ribs.

Not fuzzies.

And NOT slicks.

Blocks or nothing, end of story.
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otherwise they might as well run them in a class that already exists - TRUGGY
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The SC8 looks absolutely AWESOME! This thing will look as cool on the track as it does on a shelf in your house. I can't wait to get one!

Half the fun of this is the true scale realism -- INCLUDING the tires. We need to run the stock tires. If the realistic block-tread tires are not as hooked up as the latest buggy tires, who cares. That adds to the nature of the class. Can't wait to rip the throttle and get a full reverse-lock 4-wheel drift exiting a slick hairpin!

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That right there is gonna suck all the fun straight outta driving this thing.

If we're gonna make scale racing into a class, Rule #1 is mandatory block tread tires.

Not pins.

Not ribs.

Not fuzzies.

And NOT slicks.

Blocks or nothing, end of story.
This is where the racers and the tracks need to step up their game and maintain a strict tire rule. I can EASILY see racers trying to go faster by using buggy wheels/tires. And it would be very easy for a track operator to let a customer who shows up with an SC with and buggy tires run anyway rather than risk losing him as a customer. I'd even make the drivers use roll cage.

If I made the rules, I would have a "production" class where the truck is run as is out of the box (including on board radio gear) and a "pro" class where you can change the engine, radio gear,etc. But both classes would have to run the stock body, cage, and tires/wheels.
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