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Old 12-03-2019, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by RCWERKZ View Post
Had a little bash sess at my local sport/skate park with the Kraton 8s.
Nice Pic! How is the chassis holding up with those braces?
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So That $899 price was right.
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So That $899 price was right.
i believe so. I do remember seeing one place having them a bit cheaper.

​​​​​​​If you are interested, i can try and track down where i saw it.
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i believe so. I do remember seeing one place having them a bit cheaper.

If you are interested, i can try and track down where i saw it.
No. I looked this morning. Thatís the price.

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Originally Posted by RCWERKZ View Post
Had a little bash sess at my local sport/skate park with the Kraton 8s.
very nice picture !! how is the aftermath ?
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Kraton 8s Chassis Braces are available. 7075 grade aluminum. Get them before they sell out.

https://afrolucha.com/shop?olsPage=p...on-8s-sku-7788
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Originally Posted by werner sline View Post
very nice picture !! how is the aftermath ?
video coming up. All goos so far. No bent chassis yet.

Here's a pic from today's bash.

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Originally Posted by Steel_Rain View Post
Nice Pic! How is the chassis holding up with those braces?
Awesome! Chassis is straight. Videos coming soon. Here's a pic from today's session.
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Originally Posted by Steel_Rain View Post
Nice Pic! How is the chassis holding up with those braces?
Chassis is doing great. Braces are EPIC! Videos coming soon. Here's a sho5 from today's session.



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200 bucks... Man I'm glad I got out of RC cars...
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200 bucks... Man I'm glad I got out of RC cars...
lol !
what hobby do you enjoy lately ?
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Planes... (smaller 1100mm-ish foamies mostly.. €150 bucks complete - sans receiver - and you can fly 200kph.... No crazy expensive mods needed, or boxes of spare parts which end up collecting dust in the garage... Like the LHS's worth of car crap taking up lots of space in mine ha ha...)

Of course I do have 20ish planes now. But there's variety...

So am I understanding correctly that the V1-V3 6S Kraton was poor quality?(But the V4 solved all issues?...) Or is that only for guys trying to out-bash each other at the extreme fringe?
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nice video ! it survived some harsh crashes !! are the suspension arms ok ?
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Not sure what to make of these chassis issues. Now having mine and jumping it 8-10 feet with some really harsh landings, I've bent nothing, not even the factory braces. I've seen Rich Duperbash and others on YouTube going crazy with jumps with no issues with the chassis either. Talbot is the only one I've seen bent stuff, but I heard (haven't actually seen) that Vas from Aussie RC Playground bent his as well.

I must say I feel more confident in the Kraton 8s during jumping then my DBXLe. The Losi is a great rig but it doesn't handle, jump, stop, turn or handle air time nearly as well. The Kraton still has a heavy feel to it, but it's much more agile then any large scale rig I own (DBXLe, Xmaxx, Colossus XT, SBR, SRR, Five-T). The best way to put it is this...it drive like a 6s 1/8th scale Kraton with a really heavy battery pack installed...but yet still jumps and sails though the air like its not that heavy. Not sure if that makes sense.

The last thing is the size. If you have been with Arrma from the start (I had all the 1st gen 1/8 scales and started with a "Fury" back in the day lol), your brain will just reset the minute you see the 8s rig. It's almost ridiculous...in a good way. I'm loving mine thus far and will report any issues I see. Like many others have already said...the pics and video really short sell this rig. It's huge...and it's Arrma huge.


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