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Old 03-04-2009, 01:20 PM
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Does anyone know if that receiver/steering servo tray would work on the nitro versions? (Easy battery mod case)
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:07 PM
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dont worry about the plastic shocks. We have been testing them in vegas for a few months, and they are dialed. It makes the car cheaper to produce so that is the benifet.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:09 PM
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In the new pictures it shows a shpere tc and (novak hv looking) motor. How does the tc handle the power from 2 lipos, are they not in series? I wasnt sure that is was a tc till i looked at the press release and it even had the correct part number on it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:14 PM
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Looks pretty sweet!! Looks like Mamba and Novak need to make bigger 1/8 motors
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:43 AM
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In the March 2009 RC Car Action magazine, they say its a specially modified sphere tc, I take that to mean its a prototype for a 4s (at least) esc. shouldn't be long before Novak has some competition on the lower end of the brushless power wars
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Originally Posted by t4 guy
In the new pictures it shows a shpere tc and (novak hv looking) motor. How does the tc handle the power from 2 lipos, are they not in series? I wasnt sure that is was a tc till i looked at the press release and it even had the correct part number on it.
I noticed this too. Current specs for the TC spec don't seem to measure up to what's in the RC8Te press release. Wonder if there will be a new TC spec or just a rolling change since it seems to have the same part number.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:22 AM
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yeah i would like to know what the deal is with the tc for sure.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by theprocess
I noticed this too. Current specs for the TC spec don't seem to measure up to what's in the RC8Te press release. Wonder if there will be a new TC spec or just a rolling change since it seems to have the same part number.
The TC Spec ESC shown int he photo sis what we use for testing and racing with 3S and 4S. You do have to add the Novak BEC circuit and make a small modification to the circuit board.

We have found that the best buggy setup for an indoor or 1/10 track is a 1/10 controller with Novak motor and 3S battery. In a buggy this will weight just over 7 pounds.

In Truggy, the same setup will work but a 4S might be more suitable. Of course the setup depends on the track and conditions.

EDIT: I was not aware the the press release recommended the TC Spec ESC. In its stock form it is not recommended. Although I would be happy to tell anyone how to make it work.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:28 AM
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EDIT: I was not aware the the press release recommended the TC Spec ESC. In its stock form it is not recommended. Although I would be happy to tell anyone how to make it work.
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Is AE looking to go the 3S route with some battery packs? The new higher C rating packs could in theory handle the load and be lighter, combined with the appropriate KV motor. Already know of a few 3S hardcased lipos out there too.


So, since the plastic shock bodies are the hot ticket, will we see in future nitro and electric iterations factory team kits using plastic shock bodies?

Also, since the shock bodies were a weight consideration, what about the shock towers. are they lighter than the carbon fiber?
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Is AE looking to go the 3S route with some battery packs? The new higher C rating packs could in theory handle the load and be lighter, combined with the appropriate KV motor. Already know of a few 3S hardcased lipos out there too.


So, since the plastic shock bodies are the hot ticket, will we see in future nitro and electric iterations factory team kits using plastic shock bodies?

Also, since the shock bodies were a weight consideration, what about the shock towers. are they lighter than the carbon fiber?
We already sell a 3200mAh 20C 3S LiPo. The capacity is low, but it is plenty on small tracks and can complete a 10 minute race witht he right motor and gearing.

The plasitic shocks cost less than aluminum and that is there big advantage in an RTR. The weight is a secondary advantage. In nitro, weight does not seem as important as it is with electric, so you will probably not see them in nitro, although I want to use them anyway because I think the reduced weight will be some advantage.

For potential electric FT 1/8 cars, I don't know. The one drawback to plastic is the use of clips rather than threaded collars. Many may find the threaded collars a bigger advantage than lighter shocks.

The electric kits are supposed to be inexpensive. Plastic shocks were included to reduce costs, not incrase performance. While the plastic shocks are inexpensive and an advantage (in my opinion), the aluminum shock towers are not. I would change to carbon fiber to reuce weight.
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I like using clips and threaded shock bodies. thing is when the threads are filled with dirt and such and or wet it can be a pain to adjust them, and how many turns on the threaded collar will make for 2mm or 4mm of ride height of going up or down?
Plastic collars 1 or 2 shims, seems a little faster than saying hey pitman raise front 2mm or (4mm)(as he turns and measures with calipers and also cleans out the threads or forces the nut to turn and tears the o-ring).

or he can grab 2/ 2mm shims or 4/2mm shims or 2/4mm shims and pull down spring and add it.
I kinda wish the big bores were non threaded.
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Originally Posted by chuckharrisjr
That body is pretty sick, HHmmmmm, wonder who painted that?
Now I get it...
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Hahah, good job last night!!!!!!! Your car was a little loose, but you held your own!!!! Nice win!!!!
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