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Old 04-19-2013, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by xinumaster View Post
I know ppl are converting their 1/10 to 1/8.
Do you explain how can people convert 1/10 to 1/8? I don't hear about converting 1/10 to 1/8.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by brett309 View Post
Do you explain how can people convert 1/10 to 1/8? I don't hear about converting 1/10 to 1/8.
I was wondering the same thing <?>.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:43 PM
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2wd , 4wd SCT and Ebuggy rule around hear .
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I run a club that runs 1/10 days and 1/8 days on the same track. We use a cut through for 1/10 but essentially the track is made so as to be the smallest allowed for 1/8 at a National standard (4m width).

At the moment 1/10 is through the roof in popularity, whilst 1/8 is recovering from a low ebb. Two years ago the opposite was true, a few years before that it was a 1/10 track only.

My observation is that when a track runs more than one scale the largest will be the most popular unless you do a lot of maintenance. The larger cars cut into an offroad track and leave too rutted to enjoy the smaller scales as much. People see this and gravitate to the largest scale.

We've doubled or tripled our maintenance regime and this has been what has allowed 1/10 to become popular again. With a well groomed track, and the scales racing on different days people have just as much fun (on average) with the smaller cars for a little less money.
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1/10 electric off road, and 2wd in particular is taking off in the UK. It's a combination of the following:

1. Year round racing (very good clubs both indoor and out)
2. Settled electric rules (open motors)
3. More power available than necessary prevents power wars so to speak
4. Cheaper than TC tyres
5. More chilled out mindset of racers (compared to TC)
6. More 'hobbying' - ie. fiddling around with the car (in TC one felt obliged to seek team racer approval)

I've got a mint T3'11/12 with a new chassis that I ain't touched for over a year. That says it all.

What's there not to like with 1/10 electric off road????????????
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what is 1/10th scale ? the body from my 1/10th SC fits my 1/8th buggy ...
what scale is what ?
I'm serious.
A 1/10th Losi SCTE weighs as much as a 1/8th OFNA GT.
Scale has lost it's meaning.
As for what class is popular locally that is constantly changing, nothing unexpected there.
edit: is it obvious I love 1/10th buggies ? all those newbs running SC's are depriving themselves.
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1/8 has come down in price over the years to. I can't see 1/10 onroad dying. If there was onroad tracks around me I would be getting a 1/10 onroad again. Love it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:15 AM
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Originally Posted by H0LESH0T View Post
1/8 has come down in price over the years to. I can't see 1/10 onroad dying. If there was onroad tracks around me I would be getting a 1/10 onroad again. Love it.
Well agree with you i also see some nice 1/10 scale rc's in which Condor Nitro RC Buggy is great for racing. As Condor is designed with performance in mind. Many of the upgrades are pre installed. Complete value for money.
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Originally Posted by Lohan View Post
1/10 electric off road, and 2wd in particular is taking off in the UK. It's a combination of the following:

1. Year round racing (very good clubs both indoor and out)
2. Settled electric rules (open motors)
3. More power available than necessary prevents power wars so to speak
4. Cheaper than TC tyres
5. More chilled out mindset of racers (compared to TC)
6. More 'hobbying' - ie. fiddling around with the car (in TC one felt obliged to seek team racer approval)

I've got a mint T3'11/12 with a new chassis that I ain't touched for over a year. That says it all.

What's there not to like with 1/10 electric off road????????????
While 1/10 off road is having a resurgence in the UK, touring cars are still going strong.
We keep hearing about how TC's are dying out etc but the BRCA national entry numbers in the UK say otherwise.
The first national of the year next weekend is all but full, 56 in open Mod and 70 in Open 13.5 (1/12 is a separate section and generally runs it's nationals in winter).

The next tier down is the BRCA Clubman's which are one day events and the first round of that was full as well, 60off in 13.5 open and 60 in 17.5 blinky.

All the above is on outdoor asphalt tracks.
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I wonder if this is what the original oldschool 1/12 guys thought along time ago when 10th scale was becoming popular? That 1/12 racing would be done.

Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
While 1/10 off road is having a resurgence in the UK, touring cars are still going strong.
We keep hearing about how TC's are dying out etc but the BRCA national entry numbers in the UK say otherwise.
The first national of the year next weekend is all but full, 56 in open Mod and 70 in Open 13.5 (1/12 is a separate section and generally runs it's nationals in winter).

The next tier down is the BRCA Clubman's which are one day events and the first round of that was full as well, 60off in 13.5 open and 60 in 17.5 blinky.

All the above is on outdoor asphalt tracks.
I think its the case for TCs here in the U.S. Because, [country accent] in merica we love our trucks [/country accent].
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