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Old 05-12-2005, 06:31 PM   #376
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That's way below dealer price for the Evolva! wtf?
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:04 PM   #377
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Must be some kind of clearence...or they sat on the shelves long enough. I see some older discontinued stuff go for prices like that. They are nice cars, but even at those prices, it's no wonder 1/8th scale cars aren't more plentiful, at least around here...

However, at the performance levels these cars are running, I prolly wouldn't like to see kids around town trying to drive them unsupervised. I have recently been witness to a couple cars that have been "mis-used" so I'm a little biased. Don't get me wrong, I love introducing people to the hobby, but I usually suggest a 1/10 RTR for the noobs checking out raceday for the first time. The mall is right there, so we get a broad-range exposure.(people will pull up near and park for 20 minutes or more just watching)

If Kyosho keeps the car supported(parts), and somehow they're going that cheap, they may get a little more plentiful...
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:59 PM   #378
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I honestly would've gone 8th onroad and I could've too. Guess I decided not to. It's ok though.
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:23 PM   #379
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I have both (Evolva & XR8). Unfortunately, I have not driven the XR8 yet. I hope to run them both at the first Midwest series event of the season. My only complaint so far, is the small size rx pack! AAA's suck.

Are you going to the midwest series race in mentor ohio
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:59 AM   #380
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Yep!
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:31 AM   #381
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Any chance you could film the races? There are so few 1/8th scale race videos...
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:47 PM   #382
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Any chance you could film the races? There are so few 1/8th scale race videos...
If your looking for the best rc racing coverage, goto here:

http://www.raywoodrcvideos.com/site3/default.htm

His rc videos are the best i've seen. And his service is superior.
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Old 05-13-2005, 03:05 PM   #383
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Thanks, I do like watching those "Home Grown" club level videos. The pros so rarely make mistakes, exciting, but takes some of the fun out of it...
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Where are these videos?
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Old 05-13-2005, 09:22 PM   #385
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Most are posted links in various forums...you just have to sift through all the off road bashing videos that are so common...

Do a search
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I dont remember where I downloaded this video from but it really shows the speed of 1/8 onroad..

http://onnetz.250m.com/duel8s.wmv its 16mb

If someone recognizes the logo on the video I would like to know what site it is because I remember they have quite a few videos..
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I've seen that many times. THose guys seem like beginners or advance 8th drivers. I know they can go faster than that. However they could just be messin around though. I'm not going 8th only due to the cost.
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I've seen that many times. THose guys seem like beginners or advance 8th drivers. I know they can go faster than that. However they could just be messin around though. I'm not going 8th only due to the cost.
I have seen the costs of the XR8 and the spares and the tyres and its the same as 1/10th
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No, still the comsuption rate of the .21 engines, the fuel it consumes per tank, the rate at which the tires burn out on those cars still add up more than a nitro sedan. No way 8th is gonna be less than or the same 10th scales period.
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Old 05-14-2005, 05:34 PM   #390
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Default 1/10 racer checking on 1/8 scale.......

Hi guys,

I've been racing 1/10 scale for a while, but I've been watching this thread for a while. Maybe I have a taste for 1/8, but I'd like to find out more info. Is there a website dedicated to 1/8?

The price for XR8 seems unbelievable, considering that it's almost what I paid for my 1/10 NTC3.

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