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Old 11-13-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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how many people plan to use this new buggy in the 1/8 class?
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The 810 is really more of an entry level car. I doubt many racers will run it.
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if it like the ten-t it might take off,, at some tracks were people dont want to spend $800 for the 1/8 scale i raced my ten t with 1/8 buggy and did alright
then i converted to a sct and raced it with the 4x4 sct and did great

my hobby shop just got some in and i`m going get it
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The 810 is really more of an entry level car. I doubt many racers will run it.


i dont know about that i do think new racers whould want to get it and race it
the more people in racing the better !

hey and you dont have to spend $800 at minuim like you do with our 1/8 scales.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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I should have mine on Saturday. Even though it is RTR, it is nearly 2lbs lighter than a standard 8ight. I know quite a few people who are getting them to convert to electric since it is already ultra light.

I am hoping to have the car no heavier than 6.25lbs including the battery RTR. I think the lightness of the car will make it a great contender for the electric guys since most conversions are heavier than their nitro counterparts. Shedding the extra weight will help with run times. I'm either going to run it on 2s or 3s with an SC sized motor (Castle Creations 1410) or I may stick with 6s hoping the wieght savings will allow me to run 15-20 minute mains with a 6s 2650 packs.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:44 AM   #6
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I would be surprised if it handles the power of a 1/8e conversion, and there is a minimum weight on the 1/8 buggy's 3200grams with no fuel, and electrics are the same 3200grams.
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We got them in and I tell ya, I am impressed with the car and the build. Hopefully this unit will bring in more mid-level type racers. Shucks, wouldn't mind trying one myself.
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i going to take my rc monster conversion out of my ten t and put in 810
i have novak 550 4.5 and a mamba max pro then going to trackside to test it with ele. 1/8 scale there
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I would be surprised if it handles the power of a 1/8e conversion, and there is a minimum weight on the 1/8 buggy's 3200grams with no fuel, and electrics are the same 3200grams.
It is designed for club racing. No one where I am locally follows those rules to the letter.

I'm building the car specifically for our smaller indoor track. Power wise, it won't be any faster than a nitro with the setup I'm using. Given the weight of the car, I probably will be able to use a Short Course motor with no issues versus the standard size electric buggy motors.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:14 AM   #10
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I'm just getting back into things and have the 8T/2 RTR and was going to pick this up to have a buggy, but I don't like the transmitter. Since the servos i am guessing are going to bomb out even quicker than the reports on the 8's servos, and the tires will need immediate replacement, I think I'm going to pass on this one and just wait till I can scratch together for an 8 RTR.
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Alright, reviving a thread because I am really interested in picking up this buggy. I have alot of "Race" vehicles but nothing along the lines of basher. I want a nitro buggy and I want something that I can bash and occasionally go to the local club and race. I like that its BND ready for my DX3R pro, and that its a low starting cost.

I saw some videos and it seems that in the right hands, a racer can do fairly well with this vehicle. I am not kidding myself, I will never be a full time 1/8th scale racer. But would like to have fun at the club every now and then.

Let me know your thoughts.
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I just drove one for a bit at a local track. The car is perfect for beginners learning to drive. A 21 can be alot if you never had a RC. This do not have the power of a true 1/8 scale. Im hard on my RCs and this took it. My only worry would be the drive train standing up to the abuse of a 1/8 scale track. Not a fan of the clutch. But all in all, this would be great for beginners.
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I had it for a while and thought it was great and handled the 1/8 scale tracks like a dream. I never raced with it though so I wouldn't know how it held up against other 1/8 buggies. I had more fun with it when I took it to the local park. However looking back on it I wish I would have held off another week or so cause I scored a nearly new MBX6 for waaayy less than the 810 cost me. I ended up selling the 810 for a massive loss cause I never touched it again.

My point? It's a great beginners buggy and even better when converted to electric, and if you can get one cheap do it, but otherwise save your money and stalk the for sale forums a bit more for that lucky break, it'll be worth it.
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