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Old 03-11-2008, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RETRO RC
yep- wouldn't mind seeing pics from the top of the chassis without engine and radio gear in it just to see the angles of the centre diff and centre drive shalfts.
Here's the pic you were asking about...

Also, which aftermarket pieces are you talking about?
Prototype adjustable aluminum pin holders that were quickly hard anodized for time/money reasons because it takes more time than they had to do the black with silver outlining? (oh and this style of block was conveniently made by XRAY on their first car 4 years ago.)
Or is just the blue anodized nuts on Kinwalds car that he is known for?!
I'm confused, please clarify.

I don't think Kinwald found it to his liking when his air cleaner on his prototype car was rubbing his body. He was just problem solving, something this hobby has lost with the RTR movement.

Lastly, I would venture to guess that most are not familiar with XRAY/HUDY products. They won't produce something that you have to get aftermarket parts to get it up to par. I have been running and placed 37th with my box stock XT8 this past weekend at Silver State...

Anybody that needs real help and doesn't want to ignorantly bash, I will be in the XRAY forum:
www.teamxray.com/xforum


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Hey Rocco, I watched your races on liverc.com from the Silver state race. what was your impressions of how the race went for you? And what did the rest of the team think of the car? Is there possibly more developments to be implimented on this car after having a couple races under it's belt?
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by xlgraphicspro
if you took the radio tray out and placed a losi radio tray in there, i wouldn't know the difference between the xray and the losi
No you got it wrong, if u place an x-ray tray in the losi i wouldnt be able to tell the difference, i have heard from a good source that the 808 prototype was leaked and losi copied the prototype... so the losi is an xray copycat!!!!
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Great job to all the X-Rays/Drivers at SS. Having two 808's in the B-Main (Several others in the upper Mains) for its first race is awesome. Most Team drivers only having theres for less then a week before the SS race. Speaks a lot for the team drivers and X-Rays new buggy...

IMO this is going to be a great buggy for racing at all levels...

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Old 03-11-2008, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta


Anybody that needs real help and doesn't want to ignorantly bash, I will be in the XRAY forum:
www.teamxray.com/xforum


I would love to chat in there, but I signed up like 5 months ago and they never sent me the registration email. ive tried emailing them to no avail.
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so far tiltedrc is showing a price of 600.. we shall see.. is it April yet?? I know my preorder is already in!!!...
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Originally Posted by rregl0612
so far tiltedrc is showing a price of 600.. we shall see.. is it April yet?? I know my preorder is already in!!!...
all I see is a $50 dollar deposite on the site. with no set price?
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April is the Month I keep hearing. The price ranging (rumors) from $550.00-$650.00. (US) With the weak dollar vs the Euro, I'm thinking its going to be closer to the $650's.

Saving my penny's to possibly buying two 808 kits..
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Loop&Roll
No you got it wrong, if u place an x-ray tray in the losi i wouldnt be able to tell the difference, i have heard from a good source that the 808 prototype was leaked and losi copied the prototype... so the losi is an xray copycat!!!!
SOmeone tell the whole WORLD!!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta
Here's the pic you were asking about...

Also, which aftermarket pieces are you talking about?
Prototype adjustable aluminum pin holders that were quickly hard anodized for time/money reasons because it takes more time than they had to do the black with silver outlining? (oh and this style of block was conveniently made by XRAY on their first car 4 years ago.)
Or is just the blue anodized nuts on Kinwalds car that he is known for?!
I'm confused, please clarify.

I don't think Kinwald found it to his liking when his air cleaner on his prototype car was rubbing his body. He was just problem solving, something this hobby has lost with the RTR movement.

Lastly, I would venture to guess that most are not familiar with XRAY/HUDY products. They won't produce something that you have to get aftermarket parts to get it up to par. I have been running and placed 37th with my box stock XT8 this past weekend at Silver State...

Anybody that needs real help and doesn't want to ignorantly bash, I will be in the XRAY forum:
www.teamxray.com/xforum


Hey Rocco,

thanks thats the view I was hoping for I really wanted to see the angles of the centre driveshalts centre diff etc.

just to clarify I was talking about the hing pin holders (as I was suprised not to see them in black with silver edging) the shocks anodizing and also the shock spring colours

As for the light & cheep I was not meaning the product was cheeply built but that they may have left some of their usual alloy parts out of the kit to lower the initial cost of the kit as well as the overal weight.

I'm sorry if any of my posts have come across as bashing X-ray as that was not my intention

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The stock hinge pin holders are composite, that's why they don't have the Xray silver edges. The ad copy from the site says it was a very high priority to reduce weight which is why they got away from all the machined aluminum.
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Originally Posted by xlgraphicspro
Hey Rocco, I watched your races on liverc.com from the Silver state race. what was your impressions of how the race went for you? And what did the rest of the team think of the car? Is there possibly more developments to be implimented on this car after having a couple races under it's belt?
The race went pretty well, management ran the race very well with a couple of questionable calls, but everything went very smoothly. I finished about where I expected being my 4th national race to attend, I was happy. As far as the car goes, so far, we are very happy with it, the more we run it, the more things we have 'tinkered' with and it's steadily getting better. Right from the get-go we noticed how much easier the car is to drive and how it likes to go hard as you can push it. Just with every other car, the more we race it the more things we want to mess with, there are couple things we would like to try differently, but this is continuing development like you'll have with any car. It was a bummer when Josh had to pull of the track in warm up... Sorry to sound, cliche' but he came down from the stand saying it was easily the best car he's driven after some of the changes we made before the mains, so we're looking forward to the next race and the worlds!

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Hey Rocco,

thanks thats the view I was hoping for I really wanted to see the angles of the centre driveshalts centre diff etc.

just to clarify I was talking about the hing pin holders (as I was suprised not to see them in black with silver edging) the shocks anodizing and also the shock spring colours

As for the light & cheep I was not meaning the product was cheeply built but that they may have left some of their usual alloy parts out of the kit to lower the initial cost of the kit as well as the overal weight.

I'm sorry if any of my posts have come across as bashing X-ray as that was not my intention

Adrian
Yeah, I was bummed when Juraj gave us the parts bags and they were only hard coated, but he said they were they only made six sets and this was the day before he left for the race so time was of the essence.
The shocks on the old car were the same color, but these have a one piece cap so there aren't 5 parts for the cap alone.
The suspension mounts were also a choice for simplicity, one of the down (and up) sides of the old cars is they are so adjustable which confuses the weekend racer...
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How did the composite pieces hold up?
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:18 PM
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OK Rocco,what's the deal with the aluminum vs plastic hinge pin holders .X-Ray is going to sell the kit with the plastic ones that could break or bend and with the plastic ones you lose the adjustablity.I have heartburn that the aluminum ones are not going to come with the kit,yes I know the kit would be more money but I don't need to pay for the plastic ones on top of having to buy the aluminum ones.I always liked the X-ray because it always came with all the best stuff. I know its a marketing deal were the car looks like a good deal at first until you buy all the stuff that you normaly got with the Xray then its not so great of a deal.The one question I have if the plastic is so great why did everyone with 808's show up at Silver State with aluminum ones? Thanks
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OK Rocco,what's the deal with the aluminum vs plastic hinge pin holders .X-Ray is going to sell the kit with the plastic ones that could break or bend and with the plastic ones you lose the adjustablity.I have heartburn that the aluminum ones are not going to come with the kit,yes I know the kit would be more money but I don't need to pay for the plastic ones on top of having to buy the aluminum ones.I always liked the X-ray because it always came with all the best stuff. I know its a marketing deal were the car looks like a good deal at first until you buy all the stuff that you normaly got with the Xray then its not so great of a deal.The one question I have if the plastic is so great why did everyone with 808's show up at Silver State with aluminum ones? Thanks
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The Aluminun ones needs to come with the kit.......

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