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MRC joins the 1/8th Electric Market

Old 07-14-2009, 06:10 PM
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We need to also take into account the gearing the vehicle will be coming with stock. If it is geared such that out of the box is a reasonable speed, and then has another gear or mention of another for insane speed I think that would be sufficient.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:42 PM
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another electric 8th is always a good thing. hopefully with more options the class will really start to grow.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:52 PM
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The RTR buyers will appreciate the motor. I love the power of my 2650kv motor in my 8ight even though it isn't practical for the track. If the ESC is adjustable, the user can turn down the timing, increase the punch control, gear the buggy lower, and it will definitely be manageable.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:20 PM
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It is a nice looking car.
I hope that this class will catch on here in CO. I love racing my E 1/8 buggy. There are a few electric 1/8 cars out here but so far not enough to make an electric class. Most of the guys with E 1/8 cars just use them as bashers. Nothing wrong with bashing but I like to race
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:00 AM
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that radio is da money. i own the 2.4 ghz version and it is an excellent performer, all the options of the dx3r and more durable...
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:38 AM
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Nice to see MRC getting into the game. Elec. 1/8 is really growing in MI and IN area.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:47 AM
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Buggy looks awsome! Way better, to me, than the Caster one. I can say first hand that MRC customer support is amazing too.

For those concerned about speed probably being too much, you can allways gear down as mention before. I run a 8ight-T E with 2100KV motor, 48/16 gearing and its still a bit slow for my local track. I can more than clear the huge double but the 200+ FT straight is killer. Some 1/8th scale track now days are just big and you need the speed down the straights or you will get killed.

$600 for a new, complete RTR brushless buggy is a steal IMO.

Good job MRC!!
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I think its nice that this is alittle more RTR than what we normally see too. Usually you don't get some batteries. All you need now is a charger.

I think the next thing I would like to see from manufacturers in general if they are going to do this whole RTR thing, make some true race level vehicles RTR or at least out of the box racers for stock class. Include your 17.5 brushless system, battery, radio, and even charger. Now a person can just pickup the package and race without having to buy anything else.
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Good point about just missing a charger. MRC 989 is the chit!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Cain
I am curious to try the RFI batteries that I believe are being used. Good price on them and a pretty good warranty too.

Any more specs on the ESC?
Picked up two of them a few weeks ago as my first LIPOS. So much more power then my nimh cells and were a great price. Need to add weight as the front wheels wont stay down. Gv2 in a 6 minute main with a 4600 Castle took about 1100 mah to top off and stay very consistent. Not sure why but I try to keep everything I can in the same family and brand.
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Originally Posted by Cain
I am curious to try the RFI batteries that I believe are being used. Good price on them and a pretty good warranty too.

Any more specs on the ESC?
So far the RFI's have proven to be very good. I have a guy in Cali bench his Orions for the RFI's.

The ESC is 120 amps w/reverse and is fully programmable. You can disable the reverse if needed. It uses typical "question/answer" programming through the throttle, or can be programmed with an optional program card. When I have more info on the it I'll make sure to post it.

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by losifiend
Buggy looks awsome! Way better, to me, than the Caster one.

Good job MRC!!
I can see how you would say that. It is a Losi knockoff in regards to design.

However, it looks good to me also.... I am glad to see another company getting on board and hope they sell some.
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Originally Posted by hakmazter
I can see how you would say that. It is a Losi knockoff in regards to design.

However, it looks good to me also.... I am glad to see another company getting on board and hope they sell some.
Wow a losi knockoff? Ha wasn't expecting to hear that! haha I don't know of any losi buggies that look anything like that other than the front shock tower maybe??
But anyways it looks like a way fun buggy to drive.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:42 PM
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I should probably rephrase what I mean. Looking at the design, it is much more similar to the "universal conversion platform" that Losi and AE decided to copy where the batteries are on the opposite side of the motor, etc....

It is noted that the esc and batteries are turned around on the MRC, therefore it is different. Knockoff is probably a bad term to use, because of the negative connotation, but it is similar to that setup.

I am glad that MRC is doing it and I wish them success.
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