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Old 05-19-2006, 07:48 AM   #61
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The Losi Eight should prove good for how the diffs act when the weight of the car is shifting from side to side. It will change directions quickly and will carry speed very well. After driving the JRXS I believe this to be true.
The front drive shaft has been proven. See all front drives in 1/8 cars. They run straight or at an angle. It won't be a problem.
This ccar will not have the chassis roll of the others where their weight is distributed away from the center.
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the jrxs was one of losi's biggest flops so lets hope the 8 is not the same. will it be able to compete & be as reliable as the other's? will have to wait & see.

i'm in possesion of both the x1cr & the hyper 8, but am yet to drive the hyper 8 on track. i'll be doing some track time with the hyper 8 on sunday & will post my thoughts once this is done.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:49 AM   #62
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:27 AM   #63
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I think the mistake of the JRXS was that they basically prototyped the car in the hands of the consumers. It's not without a fair number of big wins though. The centralized mass will be a bigger benefit on a vehicle with long, soft suspension than one with 5-10mm of stiff travel. This is proven in 1/10th off road where virtually every battery configuration has been tried in 2wd and it always comes back to batteries down the center.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:09 AM   #64
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I like the idea of a better weight distribution on 1/8th buggies, but I'm fairly certain that the concept of moving everything over and having the centre drive train off centre has already been considered by the other designers out there. There must be a reason why they all follow the current configuration.

But maybe, it's just lack of innovation?

I often wondered why the transmission couldn't be re-designed around a truely mid engined buggy and concluded that compromises of the drive train would negate any beneficial effects of a more centralised engine.

Of the 3 possible solutions I could think of here were the downsides:

Off centre drive line -

A wider chassis, wider gearbox, shorter wishbones thus suspension compromised.


Extra idler to turn input pinion on diff:

Same problems as above plus greater rotating mass, lower efficiency and greater weight.

Keep the gearboxes similar to other designs, but make the angle of the centre driveshafts more acute:

Efficiency is compromised, along with wear on the CVD/Universal joints.

I can't wait to see how Losi got around these significant engineering problems.

If it turns out that Losi have got it right, very shortly there are going to be alot of Vacancies for CAD operators with the likes of Mugen, Xray, Kyosho, Hobao etc........ For anyone interested out there, I've got a City & Guilds in 4351 AutoCAD.
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The Jammin is a Kanai 3 copy? That is interesting. Who has the cheapest price on the Jammin RTR?
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