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Old 08-29-2008, 08:58 AM
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Dragon racing is crap!
I have seen these bend and brake. They are garbage pot metal aluminum knock offs. If you want performance buy the OEM.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:44 AM
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Also, in the comparison between nitro vs electric:

Nitro 1/8 Buggy:
Can run on nitro tracks
Can run on some electric tracks (i.e. not indoor tracks)

Electric 1/8 Buggy:
Can run on nitro tracks
Can run on electric tracks (i.e. indoors)
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good point although Ive never seen an 8th scale race on an electric track but Im guessing theres not alot of room...
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They wont be happy if 10 8th scales race on their 1/10th track because of 8th's habit to blow out tracks.
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Originally Posted by UK.hardcore View Post
They wont be happy if 10 8th scales race on their 1/10th track because of 8th's habit to blow out tracks.
if only 1 or 2 heats run then it really wont destroy the track like the nitros do. they have been running 10-14 of the 1/8 buggys at washtenaw for the last few years.
it is an indoor 1/10 size track, 8 foot lanes. we have also ran electric monster trucks their for years and while it can get cramped it is a blast to race them on a small track.
the only ones that really seem to have a problem racing on a small track are nitro only type guys since they feel the need to keep their cars "wound up" even if they are running elecrric.
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1/8 scale buggies are the same size as the Slash. Slashes run all the time at OCRC (1/10 indoors)

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good point although Ive never seen an 8th scale race on an electric track but Im guessing theres not alot of room...
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Slash's are much lighter and less powerful...imagine 8-10 truggies blowing down a 10th scale straight, it would be like the running of the bulls
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at my track the slash class IS the running of the bulls!!!!
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It seems like with losi's release, a class has the ability to form just about anywhere...I know a lot of people here want to run 8th scale but are intimidated by nitro, I was, but once the conversion becomes easier, more people will enter. Let me explain what I mean by easier...For a beginner, the process by which you must choose all of your electronics is frustrating and scary, Mah, Kv rating, BEC, UBEC, and ESCs are all JibErISh to most. I basically went through all of the threads and picked out the people giving the advice with the most posts and picked companies out of their signatures.All that jazz made little sense but may help somebody...
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Indoor tracks are not usually loose, loamy, run full knob tires-types of tracks any more. There is an indoor track in Il. that runs 1/8 nitro in winter and the track doesn't get blown out at all. Lots of indoor tracks call for tiny pins or even slicks, way too hard a surface to get torn up easily.

We ran an 8ight nitro car on our small (65x40ft) track and it was running within 1/2 second of the best electric lap times so it does work ok, just not as fun as having room to let the thing run.
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Originally Posted by charly71 View Post
at my track the slash class IS the running of the bulls!!!!
LMAO !
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Honestly guys... it's not the cars that blow the track out..

What we have now is a full generation now of GAS only drivers. Never have run electric.. some only have run 1/8th scale off-road..

Don't get me wrong.. I love gas too.. but it's a rough and messy class of racing.. lol.. Old timers like me and those that have raced some electric tend to do better by taking it a bit easy...

I am looking forward to seeing one of these run. I have seen 1/8th scale buggy and truggy conversions and they are impressive to say the least in skilled hands.

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So let's see if this sounds about right:


Can we assume the higher the Kv of motor, the smaller the battery needed? If so then,

2100Kv = 3s
1700Kv = 4s
1300Kv = 5s

And the larger the battery the less work it needs to do so it will run cooler, as well as the ESC will run cooler?
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Originally Posted by air8 View Post
So let's see if this sounds about right:


Can we assume the higher the Kv of motor, the smaller the battery needed? If so then,

2100Kv = 3s
1700Kv = 4s
1300Kv = 5s

And the larger the battery the less work it needs to do so it will run cooler, as well as the ESC will run cooler?
Losi recommends their 4S 5000mah Lipo Battery for this kit which comes with a 2100kv
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I doubt 3S is enough to work well in anything over 3Kg.
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