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Old 10-19-2011, 06:02 PM   #31
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Super10 essentially is a 1/8th class already so there really isn't all that much of a need to completely rework a 1/8th buggy to fit under a scale body because once you get there you would essentially have a Super10.
8th scale buggies are big heavy and expensive. A short course truck is lighter and cheaper. Why does weight matter? Simple the more weight, the bigger and more expensive the motors and batteries need to be. If you can keep the class down to 540 size motors and 2S, you will have a much more affordable RTR package that will attract more new comers.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:26 PM   #32
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Either way...1/8th or SC...put new arms on them to make them fit under a scale body and you've essentially got a RWD Super10 in terms of size. It would be easier for the manufacturers to bring back the Super10 as they probably still have all the molds and CAD drawings then it would be to redesign the suspension of a SC to fit under a scale body and beef up the car where it would need it for the on-road scene.
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It would probably handle better for on road that way too I guess, with a purpose built chassis. Just as long as they keep it simple.
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I have to admit that if I had one of these, I'd throw in a cheap Castle 4 pole short course motor and have a lot of fun: http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.ph...=en&partNo=924

I remember the scale looking prototype bodies that you used to be able to get for these were pretty cool. I'd love to see a bunch of these with current prototype bodies or maybe current supercar bodies.
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sizewise...

SuperTen = Kyosho ScaleSeries = Tamiya TGX
is 1980-90s 1/10 buggy converted to onroad, they run 2" wheels?

1/8 buggy onroad = Landmax or SuperEight

now there's ppl converting Slash to tarmac rally under a Landmax body
which was something i'd hope TRX would adopt & run with it

but sadly they seem more interested in making Slash 4X4 into Stampede
and pushing more mini-eREVO/Slash scale with their KenBlock Fiesta size



Although big doesn't usually mean cheap (yeah got suckered by 5B Baja)
the giant Schumacher BigSix was pretty cheap to buy/run/race.
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I have to admit that if I had one of these, I'd throw in a cheap Castle 4 pole short course motor and have a lot of fun: http://www.hpieurope.com/kit-info.ph...=en&partNo=924

I remember the scale looking prototype bodies that you used to be able to get for these were pretty cool. I'd love to see a bunch of these with current prototype bodies or maybe current supercar bodies.
You and me both! However, as is the current case for on-road, I could live with a 540 size spec motor for some good close racing action.
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