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Old 09-22-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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Default New Losi 8ight RTR Buggy!

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I really think that this is the new craze in racer/basher RTR buggies. the H8 rtr truly shows it's colors on the track and in the field, and i believe that the 8ight will do the same. it will truly be the most innovative RTR to date!
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pretty nice. thats a pretty powerful engine in there too.

Something to consider.
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pretty nice. thats a pretty powerful engine in there too.

Something to consider.
The 427 is a great engine!
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but Losi says that this 427 engine is a bulked up version.
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the buggy will fly with such power
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haha, pure american muscle! (made in taiwan )
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$649.99 is to much - $549.99 maybe
Everyone crys how expensive Kyosho is but the MP7.5 RTR 2 is $399

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but Losi says that this 427 engine is a bulked up version.
Where does it say that? It's the same engine as the Muggy's. It's the Mach427 with a different coloured cooling head.
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$649.99 is to much - $549.99 maybe
i know, i saw the price last night on Horizon. but hey, it's the most innovative buggy, so once you make it an RTR, you have to expect a high price tag. i bet it will still be a huge success.

i guess i was wrong about the engine. the cooling head must have fooled me.
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$649.99 is to much - $549.99 maybe
Everyone crys how expensive Kyosho is but the MP7.5 RTR 2 is $399

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That is not a fair comparison though. All of the items that come with the K-car RTR are dumpster food. The Losi will be better outfitted than any RTR ever has been. Spektrum radio? That's worth another $150 right there. I wonder how they will reduce the quality of the chassis itself.
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I think once the 8ight RTR is a 5 or 6 year old design it will need to be cheaper to sell also.

Not to mention the start system, Spektrum, etc.


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well that's obvious, just look at all the other 1/8 buggies. they're selling their RTRs for much less because they all go by the standard buggy setup. and as mentioned before, the 8ight has so many new features that it has to be priced more for Losi to make a profit.
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I just wish they would put .21's in the RTR buggys. The .26's and .28's are great for the bashers but when they want to go try their hand at racing they have to get a new mill. Most clubs would let a newbie run a bigger motor but as soon as they start puting down some good lap times and beating the guys running the legal .21's it causes conflict.
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they do it because putting in a dumpy .28 costs less than putting in a decent .21. plus, most people who buy RTRs are bashers that just want torque, not necessarily a balanced powerband.
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True, but I have yet to see a RTR .26 or .28 even be able to stay with a top of the line .21.

Any race director should use his judgement and allow up and coming drivers to run the included engine they got with an RTR. As a racers skill improves he usually will be running a .21 and starter box on his own in short time.

I think they did this to keep from the expense of developing a .21 since they don't make one yet.

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