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Old 04-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by H83R View Post
The CR8 is just fugly looking, not to mention, "correct me if i'm wrong"
who in the hell locates a reciever battery under a fuel tank!!!!????
uh??? Fire hazard for 1, and 2 if fuel does get under the tank R/C fuel is corrosive....
Last time i checked a full fuel tank is heavier than a reciever battery so, why locate it higher in the chassis???!!!
If you google pictures of the Buggy, personally i think its designed like s#it and looks like it..
The chassis is too narrow so the push all the electronics (except the battery)
to the outter most of the chassis. Seriously???
Talk about back a$$words design. One would think that the progression of Buggy designs has done is put the weight lower and more center. Hot Bodies has put the weight higher and more out??
Just sayin my 2 cents here..lol
Todays buggys have all the components squeezed together as much as possible. There are advantages to a narrow layout, Josh stated the reasons and that's why the CR8 looks as it does. Presently, the search for a narrower layout has reached a dead end. By stacking the fuel tank and battery (as some onroad cars do), a narrower layout is achieved. Don't know about you, but my NiMh battery is heavier than a full fuel tank (I refuse to run LiPo), so it makes sense. I'm sure the battery compartment will be protected. And fuel isn't like instant corrosion. I'm sure Josh and the present designers know more than the average Joe, so I'd trust them. If the layout doesn't suit you, be glad that there will probably be a D8/LP2.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #17
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The CR8 is a unique design. Dont look down on HB for having a unique design. The CR8 has many features that no other car has. In due time, It will be released. And, When it is, I promise you it will sell very well!
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Plus I think there has been some positive gains made lately in the performance of the D8 line of buggy. I would bet the LP suspension and New Towers soon become the new D8. Both Ty and Jesse have done well at the last two major events they have entered. HB fans should be excited about their choices in the near future!
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The battery box is sealed from any fuel spills. I've held the car in my hands and looked it over very closely. It sure looks like the real deal to me.
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