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Old 05-03-2006, 03:37 PM   #226
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Amen on the part number...so I can order mine :-)

We'll see on the video..maybe something will pop up at RCX this weekend, I honestly have no idea.
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Old 05-03-2006, 04:31 PM   #227
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Will it turn Joe the Local Racer into a national champion? No. But if it's easier for Adam to go fast with it, it will be easier for Joe to go fast with it.
Damn...I thought I had stumbled onto something here...oh well...better cancel those plane tickets to the Worlds.
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:17 PM   #228
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Damn...I thought I had stumbled onto something here...oh well...better cancel those plane tickets to the Worlds.
Hahahaha.....nice one..

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Old 05-03-2006, 10:10 PM   #229
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i heard it would be out around june...wish it were out a little earlier...really sux to change chassis mid season...but who wants to rush production and compromise quality...
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:25 AM   #230
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My 2c...

The car is way more narrow and compact than the pictures lead you to believe. It really looks too small to be an 1/8 scale when there are no wheels on it.

The front spindle/ spindle carrier setup looked quite interesting. Similar principle to the xx4/xxx4 front-end, but achieved different. Part of that was aluminum at the Farm, but that will change to plastic according to Adam. They were aluminum so that multiple holes and geometry could be tested. These parts were beefy and heavy looking, so expect some weight to be shaved there. The shocks also looked really beefy. Adam said they use 4mm shafts. I'm pretty sure that the pistons are a larger diameter than what we're used to seeing, judging by the diameter of the shock bodies. I'm not a big fan of seperating the rx and the battery pack, but if that is the only way to make the chassis layout work, then it's worth it.

On the track the car looked real good. It appeared to be real stable. Steering wise, it didn't APPEAR to be anything special. What was impressive looking was it's forward bite. After squaring off a turn, it looked like it was being fired at the next corner or section. They were consistently clearing a big triple after the straight with very little run up. For myself, and most everyone else we needed to go way wide and off the berm to clear the same triple, actually making it slower than a double single.

To clarify for binaryterror.... Peanut was NOT a lap faster than Drake. Not even close. He was around 20 seconds faster than Drake on his best run. Fast laps on this track were below 45 seconds. Quite a bit faster, sure. But less than a half a lap... Big difference. He was more than a lap faster than me, however.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #231
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-- 1/8 Expert - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name
1 2 60 45:12.11 Adam Drake
2 11 59 45:03.62 JR Mitch
3 4 59 45:10.64 Glenn Harrison
4 9 58 45:05.29 Alan Burton
5 8 58 45:21.43 Brian Burnette
6 14 57 44:51.53 Lance Norrick
7 12 57 45:07.83 Robin Nelson
8 5 57 45:14.90 Paul Coleman
9 13 55 45:13.42 Jeff Keeton
10 10 53 45:00.60 Anton Watson
11 3 40 34:50.61 Chris Crews
12 6 36 27:45.21 Scott Stahl
13 7 16 12:37.53 Daniel Aycoth
14 1 13 10:48.74 Travis Amezcua
-- 15 --- DNS --- Mark Johnson
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:25 AM   #232
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Without reading through this whole thread...

Just wondering if any of the Losi guys could say or know if they'll release a RTR version?
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:06 AM   #233
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I am not a losi guy, but I can answer that one for you. There is a "podcast" on 4wdrc.com where chazz was talking to gil jr about the eight, and jr said an rtr would be released, as he stated that there are more 1/8 scale rtrs sold over conventional kits.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:21 AM   #234
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Amen on the part number...so I can order mine :-)

We'll see on the video..maybe something will pop up at RCX this weekend, I honestly have no idea.
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we need VIDEO! .......and a part number.
Ask and ye shall receive..

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:57 AM   #236
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A Main Pre-Order as well: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/6558
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WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just pre-ordered one on horizon.
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Sweet, Matt, I can always count on you to do your homework!
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Last bunch, those shock towers look a bit more durable than the other pre production ones. I hope some milled ones like on the prospec are available!
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For those who are worried, Travis's problem with his 8ight at the Pro Series race was a bearing related problem, not design or material related. As they say, "stuff happens"
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