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Old 12-15-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default How come Losi or Associated will not build a 1/8 buggy

I used to be a hardcore Team Associated guy but I started racing 1/8 scale and have to buy another brand (OFNA). Just wondering if they have ever considered it.
I would like to buy American whenever possible but thats hard to do in the world of injection molded plastic.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:31 AM   #2
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buy a thunder tiger, TTR and AE are the same company, the MGT is made by thunder tiger, and recently TTR bought out AE,
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I think it is because the popularity around 1/8 nitro is relatively new and associated isn't known for being able to react quickly to the market but i am not sure. Look how long the RC10GT has been around, maybe they just don't like nitro.
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Someone at my lhs said Sportwerks and Losi are the same, so they would have one in the Mayhem.
I know the engines are the same, diff cases, etc.....
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Sportwerks and Losi are both distributed by Horizon Hobby but are not the same company. There has been rumors floating around about Losi releasing a 1/8th buggy and they are definetly bringing 1/8 tires and wheels to market so that's a good sign. We'll have to wait and see.
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I have heard the same thing about Losi coming out with a buggy. The word is it will be out in 2006. As for AE who knows. I remember the day they were big in 8th scale onroad. You would think they would be doing some 8th scale racing.
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They are getting their feet wet. We know that it is a matter of time before they are finished with their own versions.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:25 PM   #8
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I wish I had the resources to design and build a 1/8 buggy. I have some pretty good ideas.
If Losi built a 1/8 buggy that would break up some teams. haha
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AE and TL already design a lot of R/Cs.Maybe they think 1/8 scale would be to competitive.

I really don't care if either co. designs an 1/8 scale,my 777 is awesome.

Plus we are not a Horizon dealer.
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The only thing Horizon sells I use is Spektrum and Losi.
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To be honest Im sick of driving Losi or AE. In electic offroad that is all to choose from. Its good to be about to have more then 2 picks and still be able to win.
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Aren't RD Logics a US company?? They make the SHO 1/8 RTR buggy, memory escapes me as to how many world championship the SHO has won however
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In my opinion, why would Losi or Associated want to compete in such a competitive market of 7 or 8 different manufacturers when they can race against each other for 50% share or there abouts of the electric offroad scene?
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The good thing I remember about racing an RC-10 was that you could always buy any part for it at any LHS. When there are 6 different kinds of cars racing, its hard to carry parts for all of them.
I would just like to see some big innovation in the 1/8 buggy scene.
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In my opinion, why would Losi or Associated want to compete in such a competitive market of 7 or 8 different manufacturers when they can race against each other for 50% share or there abouts of the electric offroad scene?
They can always get a piece of the 1/8th scale pie while continuing their efforts in electric offroad.
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