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Old 11-16-2017, 06:54 AM
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Hey all: Being a full sized MT fan iíve Always gravitated to the RC version? That said I know this segment of RC has never gone away but some new products being released by proline JConcepts and others as well as some new vehicles this segment seems to have gotten some new life. So where go you see it going in 2018 and beyond as far as product releases and national exposure? Thanks...
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:32 AM
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I was always a racer first, but with time constraints , the very little time that i have to R/C now only consists of bashing. What better way to do it then with an MT. Here's to hoping it only gets better from here. Love to see the hype around this platform. Seems like the proline MT , and the Tekno MT are the hot favorites right now, only a matter of time before other companies hop on the wagon IMO. Only time will tell !
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if you're a monster jam fan like me, you may love RIGID axles trucks. this detail is very important ! rigid axles truck bump into jumps in their own specific way !
a few rigid axles RC monster truck have been made recently : the AXIAL SMT10 is a really nice step in this direction.
but i always wanted a really durable monster truck so i built it myself ! ( see my chanel and thread )
I hope in 2018 we will get a 1/8 rigid axles monster truck with some serious parts !
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Monster trucks are the ultimate r/c's IMO.

As I've mentioned before, I'm really liking the movement toward more scale realism with some of the new stuff coming out recently...especially the 'vintage' monster trucks.

I agree, I believe 1/8 scale solid axle MTs are going to be where it's at.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:21 AM
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The way things have developed in the last years, 8th scale MT’s are basically obsolete. Losi is still there, but basically, for performance and value it’s all about truggies, with big tires to be more MT like.

But I agree with the idea that there could/should be a more scale like niche for MT’s.

Of course, you’d need a fuel burning engine(sound being half, if not more, of what’s cool about MT’s..).
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The way things have developed in the last years, 8th scale MT’s are basically obsolete. Losi is still there, but basically, for performance and value it’s all about truggies, with big tires to be more MT like.

But I agree with the idea that there could/should be a more scale like niche for MT’s.

Of course, you’d need a fuel burning engine(sound being half, if not more, of what’s cool about MT’s..).
truggy like mt's can indeed perform on top level ! ( ehm well see my ehm latest vid ) but rigid axles truck have their own funky way of moving which make them interesting too ( you could, well see it in one of my videos ).
what we all want now is durability and scale look !

I love the real max-d monster truck and i was disapointed with the bad looking axial : tires are not wide enough, body is too small and had the wrong proportions !
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I got a good deal on a lightly used SMT10. The screws came out of the lockout in the trans which is common on them and have put a few parts into it already, JConcepts tires and wheels, new body and a castle 3800KV motor. I just stripped out the trans gears and found a TLR aluminum aluminum idler fits, as does an AE diff gear from a RC10GT(2?).

But either way, it is an absolute blast to drive. So much fun. It is NOT like a truggy at all. Truggies are performance, this is a basher. I do plan on trying out some monster truck racing, maybe even starting a local event.
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Originally Posted by 1/4milecrazy View Post
I got a good deal on a lightly used SMT10. The screws came out of the lockout in the trans which is common on them and have put a few parts into it already, JConcepts tires and wheels, new body and a castle 3800KV motor. I just stripped out the trans gears and found a TLR aluminum aluminum idler fits, as does an AE diff gear from a RC10GT(2?).

But either way, it is an absolute blast to drive. So much fun. It is NOT like a truggy at all. Truggies are performance, this is a basher. I do plan on trying out some monster truck racing, maybe even starting a local event.
Dude, MT Racing would be pure AWESOMENESS!!
That's the whole point with MT's as far as I'm concerned, they're 9 outta 10 times more challenging to drive under power. Also important to note, is the nostalgia that the MT platform brings, as it was usually where a lot of us start off at (backyard bashing!).
As far as the MT market being phased out, I don't see that trend going... there's been a good few new releases in this year, so who knows.... maybe it'll slow down, but it won't die, that's for sure.
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Originally Posted by Herrsavage View Post
The way things have developed in the last years, 8th scale MTís are basically obsolete. Losi is still there, but basically, for performance and value itís all about truggies, with big tires to be more MT like.

But I agree with the idea that there could/should be a more scale like niche for MTís.

Of course, youíd need a fuel burning engine(sound being half, if not more, of whatís cool about MTís..).
Hey herrsavage you r so right about a fuel burning engine. The sound of a nitro big block engine coming to life , or when it hits second gear or the smoke it leaves hovering just above the grass. Just pure awesomeness. I ordered a novarossi legend 28-8 on November 13th and I'm still waiting for it. Its for next spring plus I ordered a ton of parts god I love mts
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:36 PM
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The Kyosho Mad Crusher is being released soon, 1/8 scale, solid axle, available in nitro and electric.
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Originally Posted by b-man777 View Post
Hey all: Being a full sized MT fan iíve Always gravitated to the RC version? That said I know this segment of RC has never gone away but some new products being released by proline JConcepts and others as well as some new vehicles this segment seems to have gotten some new life. So where go you see it going in 2018 and beyond as far as product releases and national exposure? Thanks...
The best bit is getting new life: live axles. Big tyres alone does not make a truck a monster truck. In my mind at least, all these flat pan chassis 'MT' trucks on the market are just truggies and Buggies with big wheels. They ain't monster trucks.

With scalers getting super popular and organisations like Trigger King around I really hope true MTs will see more of a comeback next year with more true MTs being released. I really hope Axial do an SMT10 kit and the MST MT takes off. Maybe Tamiya will re-release the TXT1.
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Originally Posted by ROWDY RACING View Post
The Kyosho Mad Crusher is being released soon, 1/8 scale, solid axle, available in nitro and electric.
This specifically is the truck I'm looking forward to.

On a side note, the MST MTX-1 also looks interesting, although I do prefer nitro burning engines to complete the scale experience.
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This specifically is the truck I'm looking forward to.

On a side note, the MST MTX-1 also looks interesting, although I do prefer nitro burning engines to complete the scale experience.
the MST is quite small and has a very high center of gravity ! + i think the tires are not wide enough...

the kyosho comes from a well known base : kyosho mad force, kyosho mad force kruiser and fox. you can choose to put their tires.
Kyosho made a change with adding a panhard rod. i hope it is strong enough !

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The debate on what is or isn't a "true MT" will rage on for eternity. I absolutely love my Arrma Kraton. Is it a "true" MT? I suppose not, by virtue of it having independent suspension, flat pan chassis, etc. But, it is by far the most beastly RC I've had in a while. It out-MT's any "real" MT I've ever owned.

Having said that, I think the new Kyosho Mad Crusher looks amazing. There is an undeniable "scale realism" that the solid axle trucks have for sure. I wish the Axial SMT-10 trucks were better built, durability-wise. The idea is awesome, but I feel like Axial dropped the ball in execution.

I love MTs, and hope that they continue to grow in popularity. Hopefully, manufacturers can begin producing solid axle 1/8 designs that can hold up to the same level of abuse that trucks such as the Kraton, Outcast, MT4-G3, and MT410 have endured. If so, count me in!!!
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Originally Posted by Thumper01 View Post
I wish the Axial SMT-10 trucks were better built, durability-wise. The idea is awesome, but I feel like Axial dropped the ball in execution.
It does take some hop ups, but I think it is capable of becoming a really fun truck to drive.

I plan on making my retired old RC8Tce into a basher/stunt truck, but I think that they are not meant to be compared as they are two totally different platforms. My Revo was fun but it always seemed like an awkward combination of what I wanted out of a basher truggy and a true solid axle monster truck.
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