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Old 10-08-2010, 11:07 AM
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So it looks like by standing the batteries up vertically the are getting the weight closer to the center line, but sacrificing by increasing the COG up higher.

What do you guys think about that?
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I guess it would depend on which you would notice affects handling more.

And if I am thinking of it correctly, when you ran say a 1 pack 4S setup, the battery height is probably as tall, maybe more than the pack on its side like that. when I ran 1/8 electric, I really noticed a lot when the batteries were further away from the centerline than say the height of my battery pack, at least, from what I could tell.

I would say based on that, from what I am seeing, I think this setup could work quite well.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:41 AM
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So it looks like by standing the batteries up vertically the are getting the weight closer to the center line, but sacrificing by increasing the COG up higher.

What do you guys think about that?
I would say the COG would be about equal, but carying that mass more toward the center line would make for a more nimble car having less chassis roll trannsition time through switchbacks.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:55 AM
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I think the goal of the saddle configuration is left to right balance but it's harder to acheive because 1/8th motors are so heavy. The Hong Nor layout looks pretty good to me, especially because it allows the use of twin 2s packs which should appeal to existing 1/10th racers looking to try 1/8th.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:57 AM
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This car looks sick.......I want.......

Can we PLEASE get a release date!!!!!!!

One thought though......will the body shell need to be very specific and special due to the "stand Up" battery layout?? INteresting.......
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:17 PM
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FWIW, those pictures are old. I think they surfaced sometime last season.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:19 PM
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It's all a trick,

they are actually going to release a boat nexxt.
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The thing is, some of the OFNA team drivers I've spoken to at my local track have confirmed all of this.......the saddle pack layout and everything.

They said "sometime in the next month", and that was a few weeks ago.....

So, soon maybe? We'll see.......

A boat would be sweet though!!!!! Juuuuust kidding.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:31 PM
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Greeeat, now either wait for this, or go with the Ve8. Thaaanks guys .

Random, but I've never even heard of Hong Nor lol. But from the looks of some of the posts, it's just an ofna brand?
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:34 AM
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Simply put, Hong Nor products are known as Jammin here in the US.
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Dude. More news on this would be nice........ I'm always stoked to hear more about a new 1/8 E Buggy!!!!! Plus, ima fan of saddle pack designs. Just seems very balanced to me. Come on OFNA!!!! Stop with the teasers!!!!!
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For more info....

Stayed tuned to OFNA.com and find out...
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no mud guards= no go for me. They should learn from the hyper 9
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