R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
Tech Adept
 
GSMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Under Mount Etna
Posts: 189
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default RTR's is this the answer?

I have been very interested in getting a RTR 1/8 buggy or truggy. I've recently jumped back into RC and am not happy with the 1/10 scale. After watching a few races 1/8 is where it's at for me.

So I was looking for a turn key system and read this thread here.

rctech.net/forum/nitro-off-road/279404-rtrs-any-good-3.html

There are some valid points however my question is has Losi taken RTR's to the next level? The downside of the RTR's spoken of in the thread above seems to be rectified with these new 2.0's. Great radio, improved chassis and shocks, etc. Plus, it seems to have everything you need to open the box, fuel up, tune and go.

What is your opinion on this new(er) Losi set up? Do you see it as an excellent introduction for new racers?

losi.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=LOSB0085

Thanks!
__________________
DIALED-RC HOBBIES
CLOCKWORK RACING ENGINES
GSMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
Got a little Captain in ya??
 
Gilley11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Winnebago,Il
Posts: 1,422
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

I'm sure you'll get plenty of opinions but you can't go wrong with a losi rtr. I ran one and was very competitive. I did remove the roto start and change the steering servo.other than that it was good. ps the motors are great hold a tune good run time and last long time. I have since moved on to rollers but a buddy still runs the rtr with that motor and it's been 3 years now. He doesn't race a ton but still. Buy with confidence and have fun
Gilley11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
Tech Champion
 
Davidka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,843
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Default

It's not even worth your time to shop around, the losi 8ight 2.0 RTR is so much better than any other RTR on the market that it should have it's own classification. If you want an RTR to race, it's the only choice.
Davidka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
Tech Adept
 
buggydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 237
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Davidka View Post
It's not even worth your time to shop around, the losi 8ight 2.0 RTR is so much better than any other RTR on the market that it should have it's own classification. If you want an RTR to race, it's the only choice.
I will second that.I got my buddy into the hobby a few years ago and he baught an ofna RTR. I worked so hard on that buggy and it never ran right he just about got out of the hobby because of it the thing broke all the time and binds up in every jointed arear its unreal. I see the RTR losi at the track and it takes me a few looks to see that its not a roller.So i would say get the losi 2.0 RTR practice a few times with it then replace the stering servo.And then in time get a radio of choice and the most important thing of all HAVE FUN
buggydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
Tech Addict
 
CJ Weaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 611
Send a message via AIM to CJ Weaver
Default

No question about it, the Losi 8ight 2.0 RTR has taken Ready to Runs to the next level. The RTR buggy can compete with any other 1/8 buggy on the track.
CJ Weaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
Tech Lord
 
Jaz240's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dwindle city
Posts: 12,492
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

I agree 100% with all of the above..all you will need to do is buy 1 100 oz strearing servo, and move the RTR stearing servo to throttle..other than that..Hit the track, and let her rip..Best radio, one of the best RTR engines out, starter box! You cant ask for, nor will you get anything more from any other RTR
__________________
nothing to see here................................
Jaz240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 10:52 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
hakmazter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,469
Default

The radio it comes with is really nice. No doubt about it on that one.
__________________
I mass produced the first electric 1/8 scale buggy and truggy.
www.HopeWDM.org
I have thousands of dollars of caster racing inventory available.
Semi-Retired from this industry at this time.
hakmazter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 11:13 PM   #8
Tech Champion
 
JAMMINKRAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 6,575
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

IMO there are no other RTR's than the new losi's. None of the others are worth the time. The new losi 2.0 rtr's however, are dialed out of the box. The old losi 1.0's were good, but this is just the next whole level of RTR's. They come with an awesome radio, a starter box, very reliable engine, decent electronics, and are 100% ready for the track. The only thing you could need would be a good servo for steering. I usually try to get people to stick with a kit/roller, but it's really hard to pass on the new losi's for a beginner racer.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...dproduct=12643
__________________
-Koby Kubrin-
Thanks to my Sponsors:
Serpent America | Team Novarossi | Desoto Racing | Race AKA | Ridgeway Bodies
JAMMINKRAZY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 03:43 AM   #9
Tech Adept
 
buggydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 237
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Wow i didnt even know they came with a DX3s there right that radio will last a long time ever see the radio you get with ofna RTR
buggydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 03:59 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
DOMIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA, North America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe
Posts: 4,034
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to DOMIT Send a message via Yahoo to DOMIT
Default

There are 2 distinct catagories of RTR's:

Ready To Race: Losi 8ight 2.0

Ready To Replace: Everything else.

'nuff said.
__________________
Brad "DOMIT" Smith - I'm not fast, but at least I wreck a lot.
Unsponsored, but I use/recommend: XRay XB9, Alpha A852, Dynamite 053, Airtronics M11, Hitec 5955TG & 7955TG, ABEC 35 clutch and chassis bearings, PTRCRacing shock and diff fluids, Ready Rollers ceramic engine bearings. ** Team Terribles Region 9 coordinator. ** JOIN TEAM TERRIBLES! All racers welcome! PM me for details.
DOMIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 05:23 AM   #11
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 3,644
Default

Losi RTR is going to rock this industry - because your getting a 98% race ready RC. The 2% I left off is I would strongly suggest changing both servos sooner than later, and that would be my opinion for ANY RTR you get.
__________________
TLR - Spektrum - Horizon - TLR 8ight 4.0 - TLR 8ight-T 4.0 - TLR 22 4.0 - Orion
token is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 08:50 AM   #12
Tech Lord
 
Jaz240's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dwindle city
Posts: 12,492
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

Lets hope they are slapping some race worthy tires on em as well...Jesus my Track is going to look like a Losi Factory once these things come out
__________________
nothing to see here................................
Jaz240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buy / Sell BoardSlapper Canadian R/C Scene 11025 Yesterday 08:02 PM
Hot Bodies Cyclone Frank McKinney Electric On-Road 19762 07-26-2017 10:42 PM
Electric 1/8th Scale conversion kits. DJ1978 Electric Off-Road 19923 06-12-2017 05:16 AM
Mini/Micro RC S-T-R-l-K-E-R Manila Racers 7365 06-03-2017 06:16 PM
Sell as a LOT or part out? SuperBANG Rookie Zone 35 04-20-2009 05:40 PM
My Misbehavin' RC Speed Results for Team Losi 8ight. lanerbrainer205 Nitro Off-Road 49 08-06-2007 02:32 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:58 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net