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Old 01-12-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default What makes 1/8th scale, 1/8th scale?

Is it chassis size, engine size. Combination of both ?
Sorry for the bonehead question.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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It is 1/8 size of what it would be it 1:1 scale.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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Okay. Guy at LHS said it's not necessarily the size of the car/truck, that it could just be a difference in motor.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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1/8th scale is more of a class, and also a size most 1/8th scale are the same size most 1/10ths are and so on.
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The motor is proportionatly sized to the vehicle. AFAIK, all 8th scales use big blocks, ranging from .21 and up. But they are all about 20% larger than 10th scale, and often near double the weight.
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Awesome. Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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It is 1/8 the size of a real car...... Like 1/64th matchbox cars..... 1/24th die cast cars ect.........
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #8
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Your average 1/8 scale is almost 20" take 20 x 8 for scale gives you about 160" or 13.3 Ft. I'm guessing it relates to 1/8 of a full scale car of 13.3 ft or so. flame away!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:39 PM   #9
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txcz.....the guy at your hobby shop is an idiot.


one more time for those in the back of the class........it is in relation to a full size vehicle, such as.....1:1 (1 to 1) scale. hince, a half scale vehicle in relation to 1:1 scale is 1:2 (or 1/2)....quarter scale is 1:4 (or 1/4).....eight scale 1:8 (or 1/8) and so on and so on and so on and so on. that is the only thing it relates to.....not the size of the engine that's in it, the size of the tires that are on it, the size of the imaginary driver in your buggy or anything else. it's the wheel base that decides what scale it's in proportion to. it's the direct relation to a full size vehicle....period.
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Yea, like I said in my original post.......... 1/8 the size of a full size car........ Seems as though no one caught my answer and gave the same one
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That makes perfect sense. Guy was a young kid, but they think the know everything. Thanks

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txcz.....the guy at your hobby shop is an idiot.


one more time for those in the back of the class........it is in relation to a full size vehicle, such as.....1:1 (1 to 1) scale. hince, a half scale vehicle in relation to 1:1 scale is 1:2 (or 1/2)....quarter scale is 1:4 (or 1/4).....eight scale 1:8 (or 1/8) and so on and so on and so on and so on. that is the only thing it relates to.....not the size of the engine that's in it, the size of the tires that are on it, the size of the imaginary driver in your buggy or anything else. it's the wheel base that decides what scale it's in proportion to. it's the direct relation to a full size vehicle....period.
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It has been my experience that most people, not all, but most, that work at your local hobby shops, know rather little about anything about the hobby, with maybe the exception of what they currently run or have run in the past. They will tell you whatever they run is the best and what they don't run is crap. Then they will try to sell you what you don't need and try to get you to spend more of your money unnecessarily. I know they are trying to make the boss money, but they should really know more about their products if they want to be effective sales people.
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