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Old 11-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #31
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What would you guys think about a factory produced 1/8th electric buggy? Do you think that will ever happen?
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:22 PM   #32
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i dont think
its useless.
1/8 to heavy for elec..
1/10 buggy and truck 4wd aree great!
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:33 PM   #33
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t44!!! It would be great, We might actually see electrics at an outdoor track!! as far as easier to drive I think thats great, but your right it makes bashers. this is where it puts the responsibility on the race directer. If they let people bash, people are going to bash. where I race its a stop and go if you are making a mess of your fellow racers. It has hands down been the greatest thing to help the competition at our track. there needs to be easier to drive electrics with the new technology, it would help the hobby grow. And the fast guys will still be fast!!
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:50 PM   #34
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1/8 to heavy for elec..
You have NO idea what you are talking about.

1/8th scale electric buggies are gonna be big. We have a few in the area and they are all faster than the nitro buggies. I am converting my backup car to electric as we speak.

Brushless + LiPo + 1/8th scale buggy = Very interesting combination.

I just found out today that Novak is working on an electric conversion for some 8th scale buggies. When their kit is successful I bet you will see someone like Ofna jump on the train and build an electric 1/8th buggy. After that others will follow.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:54 PM   #35
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i think if i was to join into a class like this, they would have to be built similar to 1/8th gas and Crt.5. Lets be honest, 4wd is designed for Mod. With rediculous power coming form brushless motors and batteries, a heavier beefier car can be made to go just as fast. The thing that frustrates me with 4wd mod (besides the fact that i suck at driving) is that they are terribly brittle especially for a driver getting to mod the first time. once you get past that, any 4wd electric car is a blast, and its sad to see that its not more popular all round.
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1/8 elec. is intriguing. I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of the people doing it aren't buying a kit with the sole pupose of converting it to elec. A purpose-built 1/8 buggy elec. kit, CF chassis and what not, would certainly pique my interest.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:29 PM   #37
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The thing that frustrates me with 4wd mod (besides the fact that i suck at driving) is that they are terribly brittle especially for a driver getting to mod the first time.
Which is exactly why the 1/8th scale conversions are interesting to me. 1/10th scale buggies break easily - especially the XXX4. They just can't take the abuse that an 8th scale can. I am much more willing to let it all hang out and go for the big air in my SP2 than I am the XXX4 even though my XXX4 is probably faster than the Kyosho.
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:42 PM   #38
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1/8 elec. is intriguing. I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of the people doing it aren't buying a kit with the sole pupose of converting it to elec. A purpose-built 1/8 buggy elec. kit, CF chassis and what not, would certainly pique my interest.
?? I would say most of us who convert 1/8 to electric buy them for that purpose?

But yes, a factory-made electric 1/8 would be pretty cool.

BTW, the Losi XX4 soda truck conversions flopped... but it was because the body made them into kites.
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I have to agree with Glassdoctor. I have bough 2 8th scale buggies and 1 truggy and none have even seen an ounce of fuel. of course I would prefer an electric made from the factory but that isn't happening yet.
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This is a genuine ? so don't take this the wrong way....There are a good amount of people paying 5-6 hundred dollars for a 1/8 kit, then paying X amount of dollars to convert it to elec. without even considering putting a nitro mill in it? And I thought paying $400 for a sedan was getting out of hand. To each their own.
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i dont think
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1/8 to heavy for elec..
1/10 buggy and truck 4wd aree great!
only like 76 pages of electric 8th scale stuff
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=158327

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dont forget that you can sell off all of the non used components to the nitro junkies

tank, brakes, radio box/tray.......
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This is a genuine ? so don't take this the wrong way....There are a good amount of people paying 5-6 hundred dollars for a 1/8 kit, then paying X amount of dollars to convert it to elec. without even considering putting a nitro mill in it? And I thought paying $400 for a sedan was getting out of hand. To each their own.
Most guys buy a $600 1/8 kit and put $300-$600 in nitro engine/pipe into it. What's the difference?
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Most guys buy a $600 1/8 kit and put $300-$600 in nitro engine/pipe into it. What's the difference?
Very true. I've never run nitro and would never pretend to know a single thing about it. This conversation has made me overly curious. Off to the "Electric 1/8 conversion" thread for me.
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Most guys buy a $600 1/8 kit and put $300-$600 in nitro engine/pipe into it. What's the difference?
Plus a starter box, temp gun, on and on.....
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