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Old 01-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #61
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IMO, if Maifield went to another chassis and engine, he would easily win the worlds. Face it, AE RC8 chassis is outdated tech/geometry and doesnt work. I tried it and its pitiful how bad it jumps. The truggy is pretty good though, and you can see it inhis results. The buggy SUCKS.


really, it seems just as competive as the losi and others with the rc8 chassis espially the rc8b.

even with the big bore shocks the buggy doesnt jump good ?

its the driver and setup.
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I agree about the RC8. The only ones I have ever seen fast with them are Associated team drivers. Club level drivers struggle bad with it.
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IMO, if Maifield went to another chassis and engine, he would easily win the worlds. Face it, AE RC8 chassis is outdated tech/geometry and doesnt work. I tried it and its pitiful how bad it jumps. The truggy is pretty good though, and you can see it inhis results. The buggy SUCKS.
Totally disagree. Not anymore outdated than some of the other current buggy designs and if correctly setup works as good as most if not all of the current buggies. The RC8B along with most of the other top kits are all capable of winning at all levels from club racing to the worlds. Its a design that works and they keep refining it. Most of the design is very simple and uncomplicated simply because it works. A lot of newer kits have flashy ''cool'' designs but that doesn't automatically make them better just different. The Mugen is a good example, its been around about as long as the AE and is also a very simple but very competitive platform, but to each their own. I for one will be picking up a new RC8B a little later this year and I am not the least bit concerned that it is ''outdated''.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:42 PM   #64
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Speaking of Ryan Maifield and smooth...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpMcHE71fck
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I will speak for the RC8B. I had one and raced it 4 times and sold it. It felt very heavy and it jumped terrible.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:16 PM   #66
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The rc-8 might not be the most awesome buggy, but it can be fast. I've never driven one, but I do know that a local guy named Jake kicks our butt pretty good with that buggy....He is a great driver, and so is Maifeld...In the end all the buggies have their strong and weak points, and drivers too...

but you bring up a good point, Would they be faster with a Mugen for example....
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at that level its all driver no matter what brand they run...
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:29 AM   #68
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The RC8B that ryan runs NOW is far from stock and is super light. I don't think Ryan would change chassis if he could. I have seen him drive other brands like Losi and he is just fast with everything>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #69
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Wow! If that's smooth I need to come race at the Hut sometime. Wow. That looks like a beginner hack fest to me. Not even close to smooth.
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Suggested "requirements" for driving smooth.

1) Must stay on track
2) Must be able to jump properly and consistently.

Fail on both requirements.
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Now this is smoooooth driving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlWkmmW7sF8
Man, I used to watch this video like every day! This video rocks!!!
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Suggested "requirements" for driving smooth.

1) Must stay on track
2) Must be able to jump properly and consistently.

Fail on both requirements.

most of these videos are epic fails. that truggy video of what looks like kenji osaka, WTF? that guy is not I would call smooth. fast yes, and looks like it.

3) Car does not get sideways or two wheels up
4) Minimum wheelspin
5) Does not clip corners or tubes
6) Is very boring to watch
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Now this is smoooooth driving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlWkmmW7sF8
I don't know... that looks more like Mayfield than smooth. haha, he is punched!
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If you are lucky enough to get on the track with a PRO. It will benefit you greatly. I have learned so much buy being on the track trying to follow them. You learn how to take corners, how to approach jumps and WHEN TO BRAKE.

Driving clean takes practice and is easy to do. Putting down fast lap times is hard.
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There's some pretty good driving going on here. From 8 months ago.

http://www.vimeo.com/11497470
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IMO, if Maifield went to another chassis and engine, he would easily win the worlds. Face it, AE RC8 chassis is outdated tech/geometry and doesnt work. I tried it and its pitiful how bad it jumps. The truggy is pretty good though, and you can see it inhis results. The buggy SUCKS.
That is the problem with people and rc cars, if it didn't come out today, it is outdated. I guess that means every buggy is outdated.

Maifield could of EASILY won the worlds if he had come in to pit BEFORE his time limit of fuel.(which very of well could of been up to his pit man for the deciding factor to come in or not) Maifield and his RC8 Series vehicles work EXTREMELY WELL together, and almost always wins in his classes he enters. RC is also up there with his AE Vehicles as well.

If you are not confident in yourself or your vehicles you will have a hard time with it. You probably were not confident in your RC8 or did not do any changes to it.
I drove a losi 2.0 buggy and found it didnt do well at all, it could of been driver/setup or my thinking of not liking Losi to begin with.
But the same day I drove a caster racing buggy and liked it better than the Losi 2.0, I felt that it turned into the corner better all the way through in, mid and out better(tight turns mind you), accelerated better, jumped better , only think I didn't like was some parts design and coming out of a sweeper with woops and onto the straight, it seemed to get loose and wanted to go left down the front straight.

That is enough of me defending the RC8 and Team Associated.

Great videos by the way.
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