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Old 09-23-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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I know it is way early but how long before ROAR set rules for 1/8 scale electric? Losi just release the 8ight E, and the rumor is that couple other major manufacture are working on a kit.
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I bet they have been working on specifications for 1:8 Electric Buggy since Spring of 2008.

I would even say they will have something in the 2009 Rule Book.
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I can't wait to see the rules!!!!
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IMO we first need several ESCs specifically designed for these vehicles, batteries, and motors.
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I know it is way early but how long before ROAR set rules for 1/8 scale electric? Losi just release the 8ight E, and the rumor is that couple other major manufacture are working on a kit.
Given the time it took to get brushless & Lipo approved, I would say we should see something from ROAR in about 2012. Oh ya and it will only allow a Novak motor.
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I bet they have been working on specifications for 1:8 Electric Buggy since Spring of 2008.

I would even say they will have something in the 2009 Rule Book.
i would bet your right

But my question is: Do you think the class would develope to the point of having 8th electric buggy added as a class by summer of 2009, verus only offering an exhibition class?

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Most likely I would say that they will require a hardcased lipo for there events since they do require it for 1/10 scale. As for battery configuration, I am hoping they allow up to 6S lipo as there are hardcased 3S packs available, and you can do a dual pack setup ala Caster Fusion style.

As for motor limit, it would be VERY bad if ROAR limited it only to Novak sensored styled motors. I think it should be based on what are the common motor types from Novak, Castle, Neu, Medusa, etc. and let the racers go with what works.

I am curious though what ROAR would go with for main times.
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I would hope that ROAR would stick with the unsensored motors you mentioned and kept the times at twenty minutes max, 15 is comfortable.
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Given the time it took to get brushless & Lipo approved, I would say we should see something from ROAR in about 2012. Oh ya and it will only allow a Novak motor.
Yeah --- way to early to bother talking about it, let alone worrying or speculating about it.
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