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Old 05-30-2019, 02:01 PM
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:04 PM
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Switching sides Jamie?
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:32 PM
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lol, maybe....

still have my Buri for pan car and my r8.1e for suspension.

This is a pretty nice design. Would go great with my collection...
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I know motor and batteries dependent, but generally what kind of run times could one expect from this style of 1/8-e?
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:45 AM
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on my 4s with 2600kv in blinky i was right above 7 minutes, still had juice left in the battery.
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Thanks. I did find a vid where some Euro guys are running 8min mains.
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Shouldn't this be in the Electric Onroad section? After all the 988e is a onroad track electric 1/8 car....
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thats what i thought, but last time i tried to add the Buri Racer and the ARC R8.1e the admins moved them here.
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Originally Posted by jetnjme
thats what i thought, but last time i tried to add the Buri Racer and the ARC R8.1e the admins moved them here.
Very strange. I guess the Buri is a pan car right? That might be why they want it here but still I'd argue is still electric onroad. But for sure the ARC and Serpent cars are proper 1/8 onroad electric cars and defo need to be in the Electric Onroad section. Perhaps the admins didn't have an appreciation for this class? After all none of these can be even remotely described as oval or large scale!
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Yeah in nitro on-road I always see 1/8 scaler threads but for electric threads they arenít popular or get relocated. Almost all the talk in electric on-road forum is about 1/10 and 1/12 scale.
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Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink
Yeah in nitro on-road I always see 1/8 scaler threads but for electric threads they arenít popular or get relocated. Almost all the talk in electric on-road forum is about 1/10 and 1/12 scale.
Shouldn't be the case. I mean large scale is 1/5th scale and bigger!!

Yeah need an admin to move this to the correct place. This class is up and coming world over so needs the proper exposure.
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I was recently looking at these cars and I am fascinated by them. I see others like the XRay looking much more traditional, like a big 1/10 scale TC..rubber tires etc....Are those mostly for stock classes and these for modified running?

I have been searching and I haven’t really seen much comparisons between the two types of 1/8 scale.

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The one you have seen may be the New Serpent GT Car, which is hugely influenced by the Original Rallye Game Class, we raced heavily in the 80-90's in Europe. The Car that is the 988e is based on the Original Class 1:8 IC which are an open class car.
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Yes it was the 988e I was researching. Locally here they race both the XRAY style pan 1/8 TC cars and the Serpent/XRAY 1/8 scale foam tire cars which includes the XRAY RX8E foam tire car.

It it seems on the surface like the pan foam tire cars are the faster better cars but evidently the rubber tire class is more popular. Do you guys have experience driving both types?

I appreciate any insight....Ben there done that will the whole 1/10 scale TC series on and off for years, now I am only really interested in the 1/8 scale stuff.

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Originally Posted by F1fletch
Yes it was the 988e I was researching. Locally here they race both the XRAY style pan 1/8 TC cars and the Serpent/XRAY 1/8 scale foam tire cars which includes the XRAY RX8E foam tire car.

It it seems on the surface like the pan foam tire cars are the faster better cars but evidently the rubber tire class is more popular. Do you guys have experience driving both types?

I appreciate any insight....Ben there done that will the whole 1/10 scale TC series on and off for years, now I am only really interested in the 1/8 scale stuff.

thanks for the comments

OK to further clarify the cars you refer to as foam tired are 1:8 IC Cars (open class), the Rubber tired TC you refer to is 1:8 GT, and a Pan car is in another totally different class, such as 1:8 2wd Classic (Pan Car).

If you want easy to drive, get a GT Car, if you want a challenge and and enjoy pushing the envelope get a 1:8 IC Car!.
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