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Old 09-29-2008, 04:21 AM   #31
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I completely agree... a new version with all that would have me getting a new one now my current ride has finished its life. Right now, buying a new car then the shocks has me wondering if i should try something else until it comes out - RC8 is my first competitive gas ride.

Point is, i would imagine they will do an updated version... for a first 1/8th it is an awesome car and ready to be taken a step further... and hopefully think through things like the castor bushings being easily identifiable, the steering block collets which are a great idea until they get full of gunk and so on. The plates with the dot inserts all round would be cool... for rear toe adjustment as well as reducing slop - the holes in the plates for the hingepins seem to wear really quick. Maybe even rethink the A B C D plates attachment and have a bolt and nut run all the way through as standard to make it more solid.

Of course keeping the things like the clutch system (I hate changing clutches, but RC8 is a breeeeze!), fuel tank held in by clips so its easy to pull out... the system for the wings adjustability. Oh, and the body shell... the stock one lasts!

So i guess a list of what would be cool in a version 2...

1. Big bores.
2. Aluminium top plate
3. Steering mod as standard.
4. Easy read/coded castor adjustment.
5. Hinge pin insert adaptors all round for inner hinge pins.
6. Steering/castor block attachment.
7. Rear hubcarriers upgraded for strength.
8. Big wheels
9. A bottle of Ryan Maifields skills.
10. Long nut and bolt through for diff cases.
You left out one thing: A double dosis of good luck.... Other than that I think your points make a lot of sense and I hope someone from AE reads this and moves it forward... It won't help me much as I already have 2 (technically 3 if my buddy ever pays me for the one he bought from me....) RC8s....
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:32 AM   #32
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I would also like to see them move the battery forward.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:42 AM   #33
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I was there, I know. And I'm not knocking the buggy, driver, mechanic, or the team. I'm guessing some sort of marketing and advertising plan was ready to be put in place.
It's also my guess it was pulled since it wouldn't make much sense to place an ad for your new worlds ride that included the phrase, "we coulda been a contenda, but a freakin' flameout cost us ... we was robbed I tell ya"
I think AE's marketing practice on Worlds vehicles has been after winning one, not after losing one. If you know what I mean
for one thing the car did not cause the flame out nor did the driver. the car was very competative and there should be no reason why they would not be able to sell a Worlds Edition RC8
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:38 AM   #34
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How about a new body design as well. The stock one is average, the PL one isn't much better and JConcepts is ok but not outstanding.
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