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Old 02-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #16
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this is just an obervation, but a lot of things people want are like they are sayin they want a losi
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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Milled chassis w/replacable droop screw sections
extra springs and swaybars
2 piece mount like the D8
If there will be lightened parts just put them in the kit replacements will be needed anyway
Either make 2 kits, 1 with all alum parts for who wants them and another for CF parts or put them both in 1 kit
Use aluminum screws and alum or tit TB's
Skid plates and bumpskids in kit
I am on the same page with who said I dont want to have to buy hop ups. Sorry for the 7 entries.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:04 AM   #18
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1} Give us a KIT! I most prefer to build em myself, hence why I won't consider several options on today's market.

2} Ease of maintenance. Easy removal of radio tray, easy diff access, etc.

3} Better text in the manuals. I learn better by reading, than studying pictures.

4} X2 CRT style fuel tank...several votes already...I'll add one more

5) Droop - Ryan, if you have the chance, pick up a Duratrax Vendetta TC. I don't know if the way their set up is designed is feasible in 1/8 offroad, but I do think it is ingenious and definitely worth looking into.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #19
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this is just an obervation, but a lot of things people want are like they are sayin they want a losi
No, I think you misread it, the guy posted " NOT to make it look FUGLY."
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:16 AM   #20
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my wish would be:

1. need to accelerate like my b4
2. track like a losi8 in the rough
3. drive-train that is efficent and smooth / no drag
4. predictable like my rc8
5. cost effective, I don't mind paying but it needs to work.


rc8 with losi8 suspension and mp9 drive line.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:22 AM   #21
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my wish would be:

rc8 with losi8 suspension and mp9 drive line.

even better, my rc8 with losi8 suspension and made by x-ray using thier quality/craftmanship and materals.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:23 AM   #22
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My turn :

1. Easy access to diff , and the differential units are easy to rebuild. ***
2. Using less screws design. Preferably populated by 4mm screws and 3mm screws with 2.5mm hex.
3. Strong, straight forward and easy access plastic parts design.
4. Easy to build and rebuild design car ( therefore the number of steps to build the car become less )
5. High quality plastic and metal parts.
6. 4mm shock shafts and 16mm big bores shocks.


That's it !!! I hope Mugen Seiki, Kyosho, Xray, O'donnell, Traxxas, Hobao, etc. are reading this.



*** Example of stupid design : I hate the pin and the little grub screw on Hyper8's gear diff housing unit. In order to replace the bearings, I have to open the grub screw, slide the pin out, and pull out the outdrive cup ?? .... dammit !!
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:55 AM   #23
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I would have revo style suspension and engine mount, and the rest would be the chassis from my storm, but with the hingepin mounts CAST into the chassis.
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:56 AM   #24
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My first sugestion would be to make it tough very tough not all of us have god like talent and crash some times. 2. Would be ease of maintinance. 3. Good tires most kit tires suck. 4. fuel tank clunk for the times we are upside down. 5. All the most up to date parts and some spares to have on hand.
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Easy to access diffs (definate)
quick change engine mount
adjustable hinge pin mounts (F&R)
2 sets of shocks
better quality hex screws that can take a hex wrench more than once before stripping
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Ryan,

Another thing that would be nice in the diffs, instead of having the pin down in the drive cup to get in and out, is there a way to spline that gear and outdrive?
This would eliminate that grub screw, and a component (pin) making maintaing and changing diff fluids easier. It would also lighten the driveline.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:48 AM   #27
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Laro used to have that on the D4, you could pull the diff cups out without having to rull any pins. The end which went into the diff had a square spline on it, the sun gear had the opposite. Meant you could top diffs up without having to pull them out. You could even completely change the fluid if you took both out and used spray cleaner. Also meant bearing changes were very easy.
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1. our shocks could be better. they are bigger,more pistons holes but still the same design. maybe something more like motorcross with needle valve.
2. diffs that could be flushed clean and new oil replaced without tearing them apart, god i hate doing diffs!
3. adjustable external clutch that could be done on pit lane, like a electric car.
4. EFI with a exhaust sensor = no more tuning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. everything sealed so we can clean/air off in minutes and get back to the fun.
i would trade number 3 if i could have sonny o's hair.
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1. Split center diff mount
2. More literature on chassis tuning
3. Easy off radio tray (Losi like)
4. Quick removal of F/R diffs
5. Shocks that had independent compression / rebound adjustments.
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4. EFI with a exhaust sensor = no more tuning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hahaha a power window would be nice too

ok seriously, I think the future of rc cars would belong to brushless motor, lipo batteries and regenerative braking system ESC.

Traxxas Revo Brushless Edition is very good example of the future rc car today.

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