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Old 08-23-2014, 04:23 AM   #1
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Default Capricorn C802 1/8 Nitro on road 2014 Edition

Capricorn is proud to present the C801 evolution. The LAB C 802 is the natural evolution of italian model brought to his first exibition in different configuration at Austrian EC from Kyle Bransom and Dario Balestri.



It catch immediately his target with 2 models in the first 4th places and crowned from Balestri's victory.

The Tech's solutions adopted on this model are the result of 3 years of experience started from Miami's WC with same driver Balestri.
In the years to come Lab C801 inspired several concurrent with his tech innovations.

The new "one tyre brend" rules has drown the new front drive assembly for a faster response and a global model turning generally more fast in presence of leak of track grip.

Access to transmission is now much more easy with the new componible front assembly. By this solution is possible to change in less than 15 mins front and rear belts.
  • new redesigned chassis with improved weight distribution and a constant flex control
  • various types of torsion bar both in the front and on the back with the addition of the bar F decomposable even in the back of the model
  • new radio plate that contrary to many other models continues to be in the traditional position in place of the lay down type for gas servo. This solution to the long run is always more balanced with a omogeneon flexion on both sides and with the advent of new low profile servos for 1 \ 8 the gravity center will be even lower and near the center of the model
  • New front shock tower
  • New front hub plate
  • New rear body stand
  • New front lower arm
  • New front Bumper
  • New rear geometry
  • New front belt tensioner system
  • New option to lower or raise both front and rear axle
  • New front bodyshell holder
  • New middle belt tensioner system
  • New componible engine mount
At completion of this efficent structure, the new front bumper increase the handling on fast speed and increase the precision on lower speed. The receiver is now located into a comfortable box adapt to all kind and brend on the market






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Old 08-24-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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I am eagerly looking forward to this car. The C801 is my big favorite at the moment and I am hoping the C801 keeps the handling whilst improving on the ease of maintenance (the C801 is very tough to work on compared to the other newer cars like mugen and serpent). Any word as to when it will become available? I have stocked up on the C801 in case this car doesn't suit my driving style, but I am crossing my fingers!
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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I am eagerly looking forward to this car. The C801 is my big favorite at the moment and I am hoping the C801 keeps the handling whilst improving on the ease of maintenance (the C801 is very tough to work on compared to the other newer cars like mugen and serpent). Any word as to when it will become available? I have stocked up on the C801 in case this car doesn't suit my driving style, but I am crossing my fingers!
Available mid September according Capricorn :-)...
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Available mid September according Capricorn :-)...
Wonder if there will be an upgrade kit
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Available mid September according Capricorn :-)...
Any more news on availability?
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Any more news on availability?
I was thinking the same thing. Figured I might have a go at 1/8th next year???

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Looking forward to trying mine out this weekend and comparing directly against my trusty C801.

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Looking forward to trying mine out this weekend and comparing directly against my trusty C801.

Looks good! Where did you get her from?
How did the build go ,,,,, any tips?

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In my rush to get the car done for the weekend I had the basic rolling chassis done by my friend for me but I am now installing the radio etc. Looks to be a far easier car to work on (about time), with an ability to fully shorten the wheel base with no additional work required unlike the C801 where collari machined the front lower arm mounts to get more active steering out of the car. Hope to be running the chassis in with my new OS today once all the pesky radio installation is done. Then will do a back to back comparison to my c801. Will also install one of my existing RB CXRs to do a direct comparison.





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The key area of problem is the plastic cap that mounts and holds the brake cam. The plastic piece is a tight fit and slightly warped so when screwed on tightly binds and does not allow the brake cam to move to neutral. Easily solved with a dremel and a bit of machining. Other than that nothing else much except as usual shorten the ball ends on the tie rod connecting the steering servo to the servo saver in order to get maximum angle when turning left.







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I must qualify that the above applied as I was using a brake cam shaft from the 801 as the 802 piece provided in the first batch of kits was incorrect. Capricorn are now supplying the correct piece and hence people should not be facing the above issue with the new kits.
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I have not seen many photos of the C802 on the net yet so thought I would share some details with you all.











And the C801 on the left compared against the c802 on the right.



After running with basically every 1/8th on road car with the exception of the KM and Shepherd, as an average driver I found the C801 with shortened wheelbase to suit me the best. A very aggressive car that responds to very minute inputs, the car has been super consistent and helped me improve my driving dramatically this last 6 months. It will be very interesting to see how the new car handles on the track in direct comparison to the C801 that I have grown familiar with. Will work the set up over the coming months and report back.
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Well I managed to do my first run in the c802 today. All I can say is wow. This chassis head and shoulders above its predecessor. My 801 was refined to what I believed was an extremely aggressive car that had fantastic mid corner on throttle capability and strong initial dive in while being able to adjust itself mid corner with subtle throttle and steering wheel action. The 801 had a shortened wheel base (Collari modified car). Today I ran the 801 first just to make sure my reference point was clear and absolute. Then I ran the 802 immediately after. Wow. This car has far more initial turn in and verged on being telepathic. It reacts NOW where the old 801 seemed to have a slight delay (running exactly the same servos and radio). Admittedly engine and body shell was different. But tge difference was massive. This car has far quicker response time and one can get on the throttle earlier without the rear end stepping out. You still need to be very smooth with throttle inputs or it will bite but boy this car is amazing. Will gradually work the set up but first time out and I beat my best prior lap time consistently. And that's with less that half an hour getting used to the chassis. Amazing stuff.



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Niiice! Thanks for the updates. Keep us posted.
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Looks good! Where did you get her from?
How did the build go ,,,,, any tips?

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BM I think the car is now available in most countries (Singapore official distributor Tai Sing has them already) though a friend of mine secured me an early example through some of his contacts before they hit Singapore.
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