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Old 05-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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I just can't resist. I'll be picking one up in a few days. I have a few questions about it, though. Will any 7.2v stick pack work for the starter? And does the reciever use AA batteries?
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If your talking the RC8RS then I would think any 7.4 volt pack would work with the starter as long as it has the white Tamiya plug. I do not recall any AA battery pack or holder that comes with the rc8 rtr. I would get a 5-cell Nimh hump pack.
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yes the car will take 4 aa batteries. the 5 cell packs are recommended. they operate at 6 volts instead of 4.8 volts like the aa batteries
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Doh, I meant SC8.
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Doh, I meant SC8.
no change. they are the same car. few changes to make it a short course vs. buggy
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Would you guys suggest this truck for bashing, but also maybe just some laps on the track for fun?
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I have one SC8 and I can confirm that is a very strong truck with good engine...

No problem to bash the SC8 as long as you keep in mind that the ground clearance is about the same as a buggy.
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Bleh, indecisive little ol' me can't decide between a Traxxas Slayer or this, the SC8. Based on speed, handling, and engine reliability, which would you reccomend?
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Bleh, indecisive little ol' me can't decide between a Traxxas Slayer or this, the SC8. Based on speed, handling, and engine reliability, which would you reccomend?
SC8 no question, Far better rig than the traxxas.
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