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    Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Dear all,

    I have a simple proposition to put to you.

    It has been suggested that the needs of the members and the fora concerned would be better served by merging the 1/8th Buggy Forum with the 1/8th Truggy forum, and naming the new forum "1/8th Electric and Nitro Buggies, Truggies and more..." in line with the current forum naming convention. This is due to the fact that both of these forums are somewhat quiet lately, and that the cars themselves share the vast majority of their architecture and drivers/enthusiasts. We hope this will encourage an increased volume of discussion as well as forming a central repository for these essentially similar racing classes.

    Please indicate your feelings on this matter by voting in the poll!

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Why not?.. Though if anything I can imagine keeping electric and nitro separate, and just having a 1/8 offroad nitro and 1/8 offroad electric...
    Nitro > stamp collecting, watching grass grow, cleaning room, etc.. > electric.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    There are other things in the works for the other forums, including consolidating them properly and filling in a few gaps. As many people have observed, there is no clear distinction where Short Course trucks go at the moment, that will be remedied. There is also no forum at all for 1/10th nitro off road!! This will also be fixed. The result will probably be something like this...

    1/10th Nitro On road vehicles and more...
    1/10th Electric On road vehicles and more...
    1/10th Nitro Off road Short Course trucks, Stadium Trucks, Buggies and more (this will contain all posts fro mthe current almost dead nitro stadium trucks forum)
    1/10th Electric Off road Short Course trucks, Stadium Trucks, Buggies and more
    1/8th buggies and truggies and more (the subject of this poll)

    And (shock horror), we are probably going to put merging the monster truck forums (yes all of them into one super MT forum) to the vote soon too, since only the traxxas and HPI forums can justify their traffic. We realise that will create hte classic traxxas/hpi friction, and it will be up to the mods to stamp that out, which we will be ready for. It's time the community grew up a bit in this respect.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    I'm an MT fan - Losi, in particular even, and don't see a problem with it..
    Nitro > stamp collecting, watching grass grow, cleaning room, etc.. > electric.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    glad you feel that way, I do too. Thanks for the support and your opinion.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Merge them.

    As you've said about the MT friction, you may find you'll have to monitor the "nitro v electric' campaigners though.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Merge 'em!
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Why not merge?? Unfortunatly nitro is a dying breed anyway[&o]
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies



    Whatever.. If nitro dies, RC dies - or at the very least will be left to the small niche of the few incompetent and lazy types who couldn't figure out how to tune a nitro engine(or buy something other than a Traxxas RTR..), who got fed up with the rocket science that is nitro RC ( )and went off to play with their glorified toy cars - i.e. electric, so everything got diluted. Weeee... Whoosh. Whoosh. (Twirls thumbs while watching action movie on mute....)
    Nitro > stamp collecting, watching grass grow, cleaning room, etc.. > electric.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Mergingbuggy and truggy isfine. Iwould not favor merging nitro and electric.


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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    It will be 1/8th buggies and truggies, regardless of power source. Electric 1/8th buggies up to now, could have gone in here or in electric off road. Their official place will be here. This forum needs to see some traffic.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Oooh, that could cause alot of Nitro- Electro wars. It already gets bad enough when idiots say Nitro is dieing. Nitro is what keeps this hobby running.
    Merg it and screw up a perfectly good site. Or you could just chill a bit when things get out of hand.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    I don't think the benefits offered are outweighed by a few immature people who think apples are better than oranges.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    You can do eeeet!
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Foxy, I do so hope that was'nt directed at me.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    It was a blanket statement, not aimed at anyone.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Thank you, I thought you was going to jump down my throut again.
    Although I have to admit to you and the RCU world that I can be a bit of a dick head some times.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    lol, very big of you to admit that. I think we all can sometimes.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Well I am 6ft2inchs tall so thats no problem.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    I got an inch on you.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    I'm 40 and starting to shrink.

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    I like the the buggies merged with truggies 1/8 class idea etc. Stadium truck with buggies 1/10 etc. Short course by its self. (don't even own one) All monster type trucks merged together a little healthy bragging traxxas vs hpi etc can be liven up things as long it is kept under control.

    I would like to see the power sources seperate but i realize that there is just not enough traffic to do so.

    Are all of the other rc car/truck sites this dead lately?

    I have been a faithful user of rcuniverse for probably 5 plus years.

    Do what you got to do i trust you!!!

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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    I wouldn't mind a truggy/buggy merge considering they are so similar, however i would separate nitro/electric. many questions about electric always pop up about what charger to use, what batteries to use, what esc to use, what motor to use, should i run 6s, should i convert nitro to electric, my esc is to hot, my motor is too hot, im getting lots of cogging, interference is bad....ect. that goes along with that power method, nitro on the other hand you can tell the guys to check out the engine board.

    plus your going to have flame wars electric Vs. nitro. "na mah's bettur nuhuh mine's betta, no ya' two ma's the bestist"

    I could be a mod, I have seen all the patterns but i think RCU wouldn't be happy about all the banned members
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    by the way Traxxas should be a forum in it's self and should stay like that, the company is huge, the "fan boyz" usually will flame the tar out of anyone who raises a word against Traxxas. its cult like i tell ya.

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    -Traxxas on-road.
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    RE: Proposed car forum restructuring. 1/8 Buggies and Truggies

    Lol shark... It's so true tho.

    If it was up to me I would Simplify

    Merge drifting, electric on road and nitro onroad
    Because a lot of the nitro, electric and drift cars share chassis/suspension parts, wheels and bodies. The suspension tuning is the same
    The only real difference is the motors... Keep the Rc car engine but rename it to nitro engine support, and create 2 other support forums for gasser motors and brushless setups. That would get some to the traffic away from the general Discusion and electric off road with people asking about, what motor, what esc, LVC, what batteries, ect.

    Maby not to sure on this part but...

    RC Car Videos
    RC Related General Discussions
    1/16, 1/18, Mini, Micro Vehicles Electric and Nitro
    1/8, 1/10 Touring, Drift, Rally, Drag, Pan Cars Electric and Nitro
    Off Road Monster Trucks, SCT, Buggies, Truggies and Stadium, Crawlers Trucks Electric
    Off Road Monster Trucks, SCT, Buggies, Truggies and Stadium Trucks Nitro
    Giant Scale 1/5 pluss Vehicles, On and Off Road
    Classic/Vintage Vehicles, On and Off Road
    Nitro, Gas Engine Support/Discusion, Tuning, Rebuilding, filters, etc
    Electric System Support/Discusion, Motors, ESC, batteries, connectors, chargers etc
    Radio System Support/Discusion, New and Old
    Wheels and Tyre support/Discusion, dying, gluing, bead locks, compounds
    Painting, Detailing and Acessories to RC bodies
    Rc Tanks, Earth Movers, Prime Movers

    IMO this would get the pede guys closer to the Slash and rustler threads, get the summit guys in there with the crawlers... Same with some other brands. There has been guys turning SCT into buggies, there has been truggies turned into Monster trucks, monster trucks turned into crawlers, Stadium trucks turned into biggies and LCG SCT,s generally those style of chassis share parts

    Guys feel Free to use this as a template, if Foxy does not mind have a play with it
    LOSI: 5IVE-T, 8IGHT-E, MICRO SCT
    Tamiya: TL01MT, TL01B, TA01RA, Clodbuster
    Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Axial: SCX10 Honcho
    Hobao: Hyper 10e, River Hobby X-Ranger


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