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Old 01-10-2010, 12:28 PM   #6286
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By E-Buggy, do you mean 1/8th scale? If you do, we are starting an 1/8th scale E-buggy class this season. There are a couple of them around from what I hear. Since I bought the track, there has only been one at the track

Electric 1/8th scale buggies need to run with other E-buggies, due to not needing to pit. I would have no fair way of adding Electric buggies to the Nitro class. Some Nitros need to pit at 6 mins, some have much longer run times for fuel. And let's face it, fueling/pitting, is a big part of race strategy.

Remember, we only need three of a class to run them.
+1 on that!!!

By the sounds of things there will be plenty for a class.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:54 PM   #6287
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i don't know what tech rookie means, but I'm not a rookie racer.
holy crap its mike mcghee....
how the hell are ya man?
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:56 PM   #6288
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+1 on that!!!

By the sounds of things there will be plenty for a class.
i was really thinking about buying a conversion kit for the 8.
then i wouldnt have to worry about what glow plug to run engine tuning flame outs...charge up a battery and go have fun.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:30 PM   #6289
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Hey man,
if there arnt enough electrics to run a class, places like hobby hut, and barnstormers runs them with the nitros and simple makes them come in to pit. they make then come to a complete stop and sit for a few secounds.

i rmemeber one race this fall at barnstormers, one guy came in for his pit and rolled right though, didnt stop.
They black flagged him, made him come in and sit untill the guy on the loud speaker said he could go LOL held him for like another 6 secounds lol.

just an idea
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I already have the Tekin Rx8 and motor. It wont be installed until I find a job and start making money.
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There is still nothing like the smell of nitroAlot of companys are coming out with 1/8 scale electric buggies thou.I personally like the Hotbodies VE8.
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Down here in the southeast, all 1/10 stadium trucks in Protruck must come in the pits. Didnt matter if it were gas or electric. 1/8 scale buggy is the same way.
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There is still nothing like the smell of nitroAlot of companys are coming out with 1/8 scale electric buggies thou.I personally like the Hotbodies VE8.
I seen a 8ight 2.0 converted over and TQ'ed and smoked the entire sportsman class in 1/8 buggy. Sometimes alot of noise and smoke doesnt mean its fast.
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I seen a 8ight 2.0 converted over and TQ'ed and smoked the entire sportsman class in 1/8 buggy. Sometimes alot of noise and smoke doesnt mean its fast.
you got that right.
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Personally I'm for Robs decision to keep them separated. The electric buggies are still to unreliable for me, the everchanging technology IMO has not reached a safe reliable point yet. From all that I've read/seen there are still problems with all of the main driveline components, ie RX's melting, batteries swelling etc. Plus the question of what and how many batteries to run. They are also a bit faster than their Nitro counterparts and considerabily quicker accelerating. So my vote is to class them up.

BTW Mugen is coming out with a MBX6E in May! I will have one, I just hope by that time companies have there electronics straightened out.
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bump.

Met a couple of the Altoona guys this past week at mcculloughs. Nice guys and i def plan on making it down this year for some 1/8th and 1/10th. Hopefully the 1/10th scale starts taking off.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:43 PM   #6297
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Met a couple of the Altoona guys this past week at mcculloughs. Nice guys and i def plan on making it down this year for some 1/8th and 1/10th. Hopefully the 1/10th scale starts taking off.
Hey Rob, it was nice finally meeting you as well!!! PM me with some contact info an I'll keep you posted. Hope to see you this summer!
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Remember guys, we only need three for a class.

By the sounds of it, there will be enough for a class. In the event of only 2 E-buggies being there, they will run in the Sportsman class. I must stick with my decision.

Welcome to the forums Mike McGhee and Rob Martin, I look forward to meeting you guys and racing with you as well.

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There is still nothing like the smell of nitroAlot of companys are coming out with 1/8 scale electric buggies thou.I personally like the Hotbodies VE8.
Yeah man!

Anyone else hear about the Losi 8TE 3.0 coming out?
it's said to have a smoking system like the old train sets had.......

something about an after run oil tank smoker???
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Yeah man!

Anyone else hear about the Losi 8TE 3.0 coming out?
it's said to have a smoking system like the old train sets had.......

something about an after run oil tank smoker???
LMAO!!!!! Good stuff!!!!
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