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Old 08-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default losi 8ight 2.0 vs losi 8ight e 2.0

hey guys, i am planning on buying a 1/8 scale buggy. but i dont know what to choose from. a losi 8ight nitro buggy or a losi 8ight electric buggy. i live in an apartment, i am 15 years old, i am going to be doing most of the tuning and wrenching. what do you guys think i should get? thanks
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i also know alot alot alot of wrenching and mechanics.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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If you want to run it anywhere near the apartments, I would suggest the E
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Do you prefer nitro or electric?

I think 8ight e
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Get the one you understand better.

Nitro:
+lighter
+better handleing
+easier diff and suspension setup
+more challenging, more rewarding
+nice long races
-engines are around $300 for something reliable. (ex.OS21xzb 2090 P3)
-more challenging, steeper learning curve.
-slightly more expensive to run
-fire and stuff
-need to beg and sell your girlfriend at the track just to get a decnt pit guy at the more unfreindly race tracks.

Electric:
+more horsepower
+easier
+less noise
+cheaper to run
+no need for pit guy
-heavier
-harder to tune suspension and diffs due to all the extra fat
-ESC's like to go on strike. Usually the LED will flash morse code for "Strike! Strike! Strike!". ESC's with lower than normal self esteem will just commit a firey suicide instead.
-have to be careful to keep TAG body spray off the ESC fan.
-Large lipo batteries don't like falling down a flight of stairs.
-lame short races
-eat tires
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+1 for zerodefect... go nitro, who cares about the neighbors...lol...

Do you want a super fast Prius or a super fast Corvette...? I prefer nitro...
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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What's your favorite movie?

If you like it with the sound on, nitro. If you like it on mute, electric.
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Get the one you understand better.

Nitro:
+lighter
+better handleing
+easier diff and suspension setup
+more challenging, more rewarding
+nice long races
-engines are around $300 for something reliable. (ex.OS21xzb 2090 P3)
-more challenging, steeper learning curve.
-slightly more expensive to run
-fire and stuff
-need to beg and sell your girlfriend at the track just to get a decnt pit guy at the more unfreindly race tracks.

Electric:
+more horsepower
+easier
+less noise
+cheaper to run
+no need for pit guy
-heavier
-harder to tune suspension and diffs due to all the extra fat
-ESC's like to go on strike. Usually the LED will flash morse code for "Strike! Strike! Strike!". ESC's with lower than normal self esteem will just commit a firey suicide instead.
-have to be careful to keep TAG body spray off the ESC fan.
-Large lipo batteries don't like falling down a flight of stairs.
-lame short races
-eat tires
This is a great write up.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #9
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Get the one you understand better.

Nitro:
+lighter
+better handleing
+easier diff and suspension setup
+more challenging, more rewarding
+nice long races
-engines are around $300 for something reliable. (ex.OS21xzb 2090 P3)
-more challenging, steeper learning curve.
-slightly more expensive to run
-fire and stuff
-need to beg and sell your girlfriend at the track just to get a decnt pit guy at the more unfreindly race tracks.

Electric:
+more horsepower
+easier
+less noise
+cheaper to run
+no need for pit guy
-heavier
-harder to tune suspension and diffs due to all the extra fat
-ESC's like to go on strike. Usually the LED will flash morse code for "Strike! Strike! Strike!". ESC's with lower than normal self esteem will just commit a firey suicide instead.
-have to be careful to keep TAG body spray off the ESC fan.
-Large lipo batteries don't like falling down a flight of stairs.
-lame short races
-eat tires
I strongly agree! I couldn't stand listening to electrics.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #10
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alright thanks guys, but i am going to go with the 8ight e. i dont want my mom or dad screaming at me saying that there is way too much nitro smell. also will the savox sc-0251 servo fit in the losi 8ght e? thank you so much guys
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alright thanks guys, but i am going to go with the 8ight e. i dont want my mom or dad screaming at me saying that there is way too much nitro smell. also will the savox sc-0251 servo fit in the losi 8ght e? thank you so much guys
It should work, but the speed may be lacking a bit. Also I'm not sure about Savox brushed servos, I usually see the coreless ones used. If you want a quality servo, I suggest using a BLS352 or 351. You should buy the servo used as they run at various prices ranging from $70-100. It may be a bit expensive compared to the Savox, but I've used Futaba from cars to helicopters and they have yet to fail me once AND they are not power hungry.
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This is the Hitec HS-7954SH Hi-Voltage 7.4V Ultra-Torque Servo.

Specifications:

Size Category: Standard
Type: Digital
Torque: 333 oz @ 6V, 403 oz @ 7.4V
Speed: 0.15 sec/60 deg. @ 6V, 0.12 sec/60 deg. @ 7.4V
Bushing Or Bearing: Bearing
Bearing: Dual
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his is the Hitec HS-7954SH Hi-Voltage 7.4V Ultra-Torque Servo.

Specifications:

Size Category: Standard
Type: Digital
Torque: 333 oz @ 6V, 403 oz @ 7.4V
Speed: 0.15 sec/60 deg. @ 6V, 0.12 sec/60 deg. @ 7.4V
Bushing Or Bearing: Bearing
Bearing: Dual
good servo
and try this web site its cheaper www.barnstormersrc.com
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-have to be careful to keep TAG body spray off the ESC fan.
I'v found that they react really well with AXE body spray and generally drop temps a good 200-300 degrees*. What happens with TAG?
*NOT INTENDED TO BE A FACTUAL STATEMENT
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thnk you so much for the help guys, one last question. will he savox sc-0251 fit and work in a team associated rc8.2e? sory for all the questions but i dont want tobuy something wrong.
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