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A800 Information
New Parts
  • June 2016: A800-SPR01-98 - The version of SPR01 springs with reduced angle of the tips bending. Recommended for using with new SPR02H3 Shock Rod Guides.
  • June 2016: A800-SPR01S-98 - The version of SPR01S springs with reduced angle of the tips bending. Recommended for using with new SPR02H3 Shock Rod Guides.
  • May / June 2016: A800-AM14A - includes new optional "longer" hole on steering arm
  • May / June 2016: A700-AM14-3 - removes the prior "longer" hole on steering arm
  • May / June 2016: A800-C04AL+0.5 - 0.5mm wider alloy suspension arm
  • May / June 2016: A800-C01B-2.25 - 2.25mm carbon main plate (best suited for asphalt racing)
  • May / June 2016: A800-D2.2 - Dampers that support a thicker SPR02H3
  • May / June 2016: A800-SPR02H3 - Thicker Shock Rod Guides for the D2.2 damper
  • May / June 2016: A800-AT41-2 - Damper vane for the D2.2 damper designed to work w/ SPR02H3
  • May / June 2016: A800-SPR02H - Stronger Shock Rod Guides for the D2.0 and D2.1 damper versions
  • May 2016: A800-AM19-4 - Currently used in the rear of a kit. With AM19-4 the top link effective length is 0,7mm shorter compare to AM19-2. Also with AM19-4 the flex of suspension is smaller ( similar to more stiffer arm and c-hub of normal cars). The screws on dampers are more accessible for adjustment.
  • January 2017 - SPRO2X - new for dampers and do not require a 98 degree bent spring.
  • January 2017 - New A800X and A800XA kits now available featuring 0.3mm longer front and rear wheelbase.
Kit Updates
  • May - Current: Kits now including DT10-2-1 bearing holders for increased side play and durability of the differential and spool.
  • May - July 2016: bearings within kits require oil before use
  • May / June 2016: C01B-AL (Khaki) Chassis with 0.5mm/side wider front arm mounts
  • May / June 2016: 2x ST17-1-S replace ST17 - See page 21 of manual
  • May / June 2016: Updated damper, D2.2, introduced
  • May / June 2016: Thicker Shock Rod Guides for the D2.2 damper included with kits, A800-SPR02H3
  • Jan 2016: GD2 Output Axle (ST31-1) update to use blue foam (P46) instead of set screw (used on each side of Axle after assembly)


Setups
Major Race Wins
  • 2016 Reedy Race of Champions - Modified - Julian Wong
  • 2016 Mile High Championship - 17.5 - Kyle Klingforth
  • 2016 Mile High Championship - 13.5 - Kyle Klingforth
  • 2016 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals - 17.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nationals - 13.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2015/6 ETS Season 9 Round 3 - Xray Pro Stock Division - Tony Streit
  • 2015 US Indoor Champs - 13.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Roar On-Road Asphalt Nationals - 13.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Roar On-Road Asphalt Nationals - 17.5 - Sam Isaacs
  • 2016 International Indoor Championships (IIC) - 17.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Halloween Classic at the Gate - 17.5 - Brad Johnson
  • 2016 US Indoor Champs - 17.5 - Sam Isaacs
  • 2016 US Indoor Champs - 13.5 -Matt Lyons
  • 2016 Stock Wars - 17.5 - Mike Gee
  • 2016 Hudy Indoor Championship - 17.5 - Brad Johnson

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Old 03-07-2019, 11:14 AM
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Awesomatix does their reputation no favours by including the garbage alloy turnbuckles. Everybody immediately bins those, as they’re fragile as glass.
The p03 kind of needs a redesign as well to be more robust.
And the lack of alloy long arms is a head scratcher.
Great car, but they're really losing market share around here because of those issues.
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Originally Posted by ntm View Post
Awesomatix does their reputation no favours by including the garbage alloy turnbuckles. Everybody immediately bins those, as they’re fragile as glass.
The p03 kind of needs a redesign as well to be more robust.
And the lack of alloy long arms is a head scratcher.
Great car, but they're really losing market share around here because of those issues.
Yep they have all but fallen off a cliff here, I think there are 3 of us in WA that still run them not sure beyond that, a lot of the guys who were known Awesomatix runners like Jeffrie Mackey and Glenn Wilson have since changed brands, couldn't tell you why.

I know if I have wanted to sell an Awesomatix it's always been straight on the main for sale boards, as noone on the Australian boards (or facebook pages etc) will even look sideways at them. There's been a used A800 up for $200 for weeks now.
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You guys are joking right? At my track if you don't have an Awesomatix when you hit the rug you might as well stay home.
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I'm pretty sure in Australia they run on asphalt 90% of the time.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:13 AM
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If you want a tank get an Xray T4. The Awesomatix has been plenty durable for me. I have broken a few hubs and bent/broken arms but only after pretty hard hits.

The P03 are annoying but cheap enough to have a few on hand and replace whenever they get the slightest but of play.

Never broke one of the aluminum turnbuckles in the year that I ran them but installed some RCMaker titanium becaue I'm a sucker for bling.
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My 2019 Season will be with my 800's...it seems that the new xray and bd9 have caught up to Awesomatix.

I will agree 100% with "ntm" above. The original turnbuckles break or bend very easily...the Ti upgrade is a must. While I have no complaints about P03's....what I do think is another mandatory upgrade is getting rid of P13's and upgrading to xray or 3racing ball cups.

After those improvements the 800's become a lot more reliable on the american board tracks.
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No problems here
the only upgrade are ti turnbuckles for indoor, like any other TC.
Outdoors stock is fine.
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Originally Posted by Al Sodano View Post
No problems here
the only upgrade are ti turnbuckles for indoor, like any other TC.
Outdoors stock is fine.
look at the results at the roar nats . I wouldn’t say they have caught up yet
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Funny because the mod winner at TITC was a T4
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Originally Posted by nexxus View Post
Funny because the mod winner at TITC was a T4
Max won open brushless at the TITC with a Awesomatix...
So what was your point?

Both great cars. Both are capable of winning in the right hands.

silly. Lol.
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Looks like Awesomatix is doing just fine in the states...
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And as a FYI... XRay flew in Alex Hagberg to help the team. He has been driving people's cars all week trying to get folks up to speed.
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
And as a FYI... XRay flew in Alex Hagberg to help the team. He has been driving people's cars all week trying to get folks up to speed.
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Awesomatix already has you, so they don't need to fly anybody in....
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And as a FYI... XRay flew in Alex Hagberg to help the team. He has been driving people's cars all week trying to get folks up to speed.
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No denying that Awesomatix still has a strong following in the US, however I was simply making the observation that at least in Australia it's kind of waning. Although that said, RC in general is sort of struggling here of late lots of politics and micromanagement kind of stifle what is supposed to be a fun hobby.
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