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Old 05-05-2006, 10:57 PM   #31
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no vic, you are not old school. I love the building and set up more than anything.

Going to 4wd stadium trucks is just wrong. So many people have gotten 1/8 scales, that I have been comtemplating selling mine. I got the 1/8 scale because they were bigger, badder, louder, louder, faster, more than a 1/10 and not everyone had one. Now I think I might find an AD2 to race 1/10 exclusively to get away from the newbs. Making them 4wd will just give us a "mini truggy class", and we all know how many people don't like mini's. Why would you want to watch a smaller 1/8 scale? Does anyone watch the GP2 series? I don't, I want F1, the big boys with the real drivers, no fake ass "wannabe" shit.
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1/8 scale is like bumper cars. Makes me real happy when I get a brand new pipe and it gets caved in the first qual. Gas truck is about following the line. Fun and challenging.
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Well guys,

If AE has it out on display today at RCX I will take a couple of stap shots for ya..
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:42 AM   #34
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At $30 a gallon for fuel and $5 a glow plug, no nitro class will be cheap. As a race announcer, i see those 1/8 scales go thru motors, clutches and throttle servos like they are free. Sure alot easier and cheaper to change a $7 dollar 1/10 arm then go thru those items.

I think the 1/10 nitro trucks should be 4wd, 1/10 nitro is always run on the same dry, dusty, bombed out 1/8 and truggy classes. 4wd would just make the class more fun.
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:45 PM   #35
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New GT2 Debut at RCX
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:59 PM   #36
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Here's a link to some pics from RCX.

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=219187
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ill be damned. quick changes, competely redesigned WOW! you can bet ill be first in line to get one of these. no release date yet
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Another good reason to go 4wd in 1/10 scale is that the cars would be more compatible with tracks that 1/10 electrics run on. There are many places in the US that don't have tracks that are large enough to run 1/8 buggies and 1/10 nitro trucks don't put the power down well enough to clear jumps that were designed for electric buggies and trucks.

I appreciated the purist aspects of 2wd 1/10 truck racing but it's simply dying. Newbies don't want to learn to drive properly, they want to race right now. It's kind of like the offroad nitro equivalent to 1/12 electric. There are small cells of folks who love it but it is just not beginner friendly.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:04 PM   #39
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Up close and personal...
Late July is the word from AE....for release...
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j8...e/DCP_1571.jpg
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Price is suppose to be 20-50 more than the current FT GT
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OK since i don't think anyone has said it yet so i'm going to go ahead and say it, it looks like an AD2 with a T4 front end. Whats up with that. The chassis looks all most identical, the battery box and all of the covered electronics. We'll have to see how it drives but as of right now im kinda disapointed, and a little confussed.
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but if you dont build it, wont it take that much longer to learn how to replace or repair parts. again, maybe i am just old school. i have just as much fun building as i do racing.
Yep, if you ask me, if its rtr, it needs to be electric. These 70mph on-road rtrs are just asking for trouble. A big part of this hobby is learning how everything works, and a rtr takes a lot of that away from you. I say do package deals, include a kit, radio, esc, motor etc. but let them build it. same basic deal as a rtr, but they will understand how it works, and know how to maintain and repair it.

As for the GT2.... yeah lots of Losi in it, and T4 of course. But kinda what I expected.
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:57 PM   #43
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I love gas truck because when you race them if you bobble it will slow you down a ton. There is no jumping over the pipe and getting your spot back. You usually have to be marshalled.
However, they are very difficult to drive for the average racer. The 1/8th stuff is much easier.
Also, The Losi and Associated trucks are way over priced for what they are. Yesteryear you could charge north of 3 bills for a 2wd kit. If you look at them and take them for their parts content and complexity, the other makers have moved past these vehicles. They have recognized how to give more bang for the buck. I hate to say this but I think the American manufacturers have rested for too long.
Losi is finally coming with a 1/8th offering and it looks promising. AE will soon do the same.
It seems the 1/10th class could be set as an entry class if it was modified. 2wd just doesn't cut it anymore. Most of the US tracks have become a combination of both electric and gas which leeds to bigger jumps and more blown out conditions. This is definitly not going to keep the current 1/10th gas offering in a good light.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:00 PM   #44
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The new GT2 looks like the T4 up front the XC a tad in the middle and the GT in the rear. It looks really clean, I might have to pick one up.
The shocks are less angled too, they should be a little more layed down for traction, to compete with the AD2. The GT2 might be a little to "iffy" or "jumpy" in the rough sections.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:02 PM   #45
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Looks good. I hope people buy it and bring em out to the tracks. I've got to many spares and clutchbells for my old one to go swapping out now. Not to mention the thing is hooked up.
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