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Old 11-14-2012, 02:22 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:19 PM
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no here in BC canada there is a big class of SC8's that run and we have a Blast with them and there Tuff Trucks
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I recently picked up an sc8e and love it. Im not sure why the class isnt bigger than what it is, its my personal favorite
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It's because the SC8E is the only 1/8 SCT on the market. They had a kit version before, now it's sold in RTR only. But I would choose it over any available 4x4 SCT just for its durability. This said the SCTE is almost a 1/8 as well as the Tekno SCT that will be released and based on the EB48. IMO 2wd SCT will stay 1/10 scale while 4wd SCT will be based more and more on 1/8 e-buggies. That's just a logical evolution, but the SC8E is one of the most fun rc to drive.
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It's because the SC8E is the only 1/8 SCT on the market. They had a kit version before, now it's sold in RTR only. But I would choose it over any available 4x4 SCT just for its durability. This said the SCTE is almost a 1/8 as well as the Tekno SCT that will be released and based on the EB48. IMO 2wd SCT will stay 1/10 scale while 4wd SCT will be based more and more on 1/8 e-buggies. That's just a logical evolution, but the SC8E is one of the most fun rc to drive.
HPI makes a 1/8 sct too. Apache 1/8 SC Flux. They also have the Apache C1 Flux too. For the life of me I really can't understand why these 1/8 SC's are not more popular. My buddy just picked up the SC8.2E and that truck is a lot of fun to drive. He's about to slap the Tekno V4 conversion on it.
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I didn't know about the apache, good to see the class is growing
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I guess if thats all the further the discussion goes, that could be one reason this class dosen't grow. What the heck is a truggy anyway. Never seen one of those in real life.
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I think most of the seasoned racers, and also those that are into 1/8 scale, are looking for performance and handling. That said, buggy and truggy are the top handling vehicles.

Short course seems to appeal more to those new to the hobby or new to racing, where very small changes in setup, especially if wrong, do not have a drastic change in handling.

This of course is just my opinion, based on what I read and others I talk to about rc and racing. It would seem logical that the larger expense involved with 1/8 would draw those looking for the top performance rc's, not a bigger version of what they had started with.

Parts prices could also be a big factor as well. Short course bodies, especially for the SC8, are considerably higher in price. It is one thing to wreck a $25 body on buggy or truggy, another thing to pay $70+ for a body that will probably get damaged even faster.
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Think I may be in love with this

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