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Old 03-22-2006, 04:00 AM   #61
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:52 AM   #62
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can you re-up the vid please?




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I took a couple of vids and merged them about the Hyper 8 on a Mexican Track last March 18th ... was the first run of that buggy for that pilot ... and the setup was box stock ... and he was FLYING ... :

Hyper 8 in Mexico

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #63
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Tex who was the guy? Chirs M.?

was he running it at SRHobby?

I too like the buggy. very easy to change things.

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I watched a guy drive a Hyper 8 last night. He is a Traxxas employee and is more noted for racing oval. This thing has stupid steering. He was running the wrong tire and the thing was dialed. On power or off it didn't matter. He could go around anyone at will (padon the pun Will).
Talked with Mark Davis (OFNA racing guy) and he confirmed alot of what I saw. Parts quality has been reconsidered in every respect. Original thinking and great execution putting the thing together. I always had a problem with the freeness of of the Hyper drive train and how they wear.
I tell you this guy was running a 3.3 TRX motor and had no problem. He needed more gear because it would pull it easily.
Very Cool!
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:28 AM   #64
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Is there any way to drop a pull start in this buggy?
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:24 AM   #65
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Why would you want a pull start? I know it causes you to carry less gear around, but bump boxes are more efficient, pull starts actually rob your engine of horse power, just slightly. plus when the roller bearing shaft wears down, it can suck air through the rear cover and unintentionally lean your engine out.

End result, premature blow up!

Once you invest into a bump box, you'll wonder why you ever beat the hell out of your hands yanking on a stupid pull start. I actually wish i had some sort of starter on my lawn mower instead of a pull start.
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:38 PM   #66
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I understand your good points, but the problem is where I live only have place for offroad bashing, so I dont really want to carry too much stuff just to bash around.......
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:54 AM   #67
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How do you all like your Hyper 8 buggies? are you running the stock set up?

Pros"
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Con's

love to here some inport on the buggy.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:00 PM   #68
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Guys, again, you can download a video of the Hyper 8 first race in mexico here : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2XTOOLBF

Or can view it online at : http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...28269486071216

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Old 03-25-2006, 11:57 AM   #69
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are they going to make a RTR?
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it wouldn't be like ofna if they didn't make a rtr eventually
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yeah, when do u think they will get around to it?
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hey motorman the buggy is great it has a ton of steering like has been stated it is very adjustable, and very easy to adjust, as far as handling it is a little unstable for me and working with the setup i have improved stability greatly every time out, without losing steering. thye only complaint so far i have is the metal radio box cover is kind of cheap and it bends very easy. but the car is definatly worth the money
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What are you doing to bend the radio box cover ? ...

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hey motorman the buggy is great it has a ton of steering like has been stated it is very adjustable, and very easy to adjust, as far as handling it is a little unstable for me and working with the setup i have improved stability greatly every time out, without losing steering. thye only complaint so far i have is the metal radio box cover is kind of cheap and it bends very easy. but the car is definatly worth the money
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Talking Running At SRH

It was Will Graham. He looked great with the car.
Mine came in yesterday. Building today.
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Thumbs up Finished building.

In any RTR you need to check the screws and fit if you are serious about racing. Alot of times when I get a buggy, how it does at the track determines what is sold at the shop I frequent. So, I went through the H8 with a fine tooth comb.
1. The steering rack needs to be shimmed to remove slop. Loctight the top screws.
2. The outer steering rod ends need to be ground for wheel clearance.
3. Change the top shock attachments. I cut the balls off of the standoffs, replaced the screw with a longer one and used a Traxxas 5.8mm ball for the shock end that is captured by a locking nut. This is for maintenance ease.
4. I made some oring shims for the diffs out of Mugen shims. I ground the inner hole of the shims to 6mm for this application.
5. Lengthen the servo horn for steering. I used my Airtronics to get the throw I wanted.
6. Take your time with the throttle and brake linkage. I bent mine a little to get the alignment right.
7. Check the rear toe! The book is wrong about the inserts. I'm at 3 in the back with the 4 block retainer.
8. Loctight it all! These buggies need it.

It looks great. I'm very excited about getting the break in done. I'll let you guys know how it does.

A buddy of mine just called this weekend and was beside himself at how good the car was on the track. He said you could relax and just go fast or push the heck out of it and it stayed hooked. Soaking wet or bone dry, it didn't matter. Tons of steering.

I'll keep you posted. The price is very right so far.
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