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Thinking of buying Losi 8ight

Old 02-09-2009, 09:45 AM
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Default Thinking of buying Losi 8ight

I've read some reviews and people seem to really like the Losi 8ight, so I figured i'd see how the people on RCU like it.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Old 02-09-2009, 11:11 AM
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Losi is a good solid choice. Not my choice but a good buggy all the same. Everybody has their favorite and will tell you that it's the best. Do some research and get what appeals to you based on your likes.
Old 02-09-2009, 11:35 AM
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Agree 100% with Kaiman. Would add that you should also take into consideration a) what the other people at the local track are running and b) what the local hobby store sells parts for.
Old 02-09-2009, 02:42 PM
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Agree 100% with Kaiman. Would add that you should also take into consideration a) what the other people at the local track are running and b) what the local hobby store sells parts for.
Well my track does almost every class i can think of. and my shop sells walls and walls of parts so thats not a problem.

If there is a better buggy thats lower or the same price (350-400) , then let me know.
Old 02-09-2009, 02:44 PM
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amain is selling it for $320
Old 02-09-2009, 02:49 PM
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amain is selling it for $320
sorry forgot to mention i want the RTR.


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Default RE: Thinking of buying Losi 8ight

im seeing guys race the crap out of their 2.0's then jumping on(buying&racing) those 1.0's for $350. its a great deal for a great buggy. tracks iv been going to there are way more 2.0's than 1's. at the same time some of the top racers that use smarts and buy a fresh 1.0 and tq and or win amain with turnouts of 50+buggys. if you can tune it and add skill you can compete with the 1.0 easily for cheap
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Check on ebay there are some places just about giving the 1.0 rtr away.
Old 02-09-2009, 03:29 PM
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Check on ebay there are some places just about giving the 1.0 rtr away.
Is Ebay reliable? I know that for airsoft (my main hobby) ebay is not really a great idea.
Old 02-09-2009, 04:36 PM
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Ebay is reliable if the seller has great feedback on many transactions.
Old 02-09-2009, 04:43 PM
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Ebay is reliable if the seller has great feedback on many transactions.
Yeah, check out his E-bay account. Some shops have their own E-bay account.
Old 02-09-2009, 05:47 PM
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i bought an 8t rtr nib a year ago and it was sealed inside the losi manufacture box. if it wouldnt be and im sure if feedback is good yours will be fine, you would leave bad feedback
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Anything that comes stock that should be replaced?

And would 8ight t A arms fit on the 8ight?
Old 02-09-2009, 06:27 PM
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Servos might go out quick if you have your end point adjustment set wrong. But for getting upgrades, the first thing I would reccomend upgrading is servo. 150+ torque, .15- speed.
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Servos might go out quick if you have your end point adjustment set wrong. But for getting upgrades, the first thing I would reccomend upgrading is servo. 150+ torque, .15- speed.
Should i replace the steering AND throttle or just one?

Im guessing that steering requires more torque than throttle, but thats just a guess.
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I'd replace both. and the reason you want torque on the throttle/brake servo isn't for the throttle....it's for the brake The response speed on that servo is for the throttle.
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I'd replace both. and the reason you want torque on the throttle/brake servo isn't for the throttle....it's for the brake The response speed on that servo is for the throttle.

alright sweet. My friend has a few extra servo's that came with his Spektrum DX3 ill use those.
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If you are on a budget, you can just get a good steering and move the z590M to throttle.
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If you are on a budget, you can just get a good steering and move the z590M to throttle.
good idea, whats a decent or good steering servo? (decently priced btw)
Old 02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
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If you are on a budget, you can just get a good steering and move the z590M to throttle.
good idea, whats a decent or good steering servo? (decently priced btw)

cheap servo's yield cheep results......anything under 100$ and your wasting your time......Hitec's 79XX lineup has everything you could need.
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x2...spend $100 one time=hastle free rcn
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I got the 8ight 1.0 RTR buggy off ebay 3 weeks ago - new in the box, $399 buy it now + free shipping. That's a lot of bang for your buck!!!

The servos have held up fine on mine (so far). The 427 motor is a beast, and overall it is blast to drive.

Here's some thoughts on my 1.0 RTR buggy...

Things to upgrade right away:

GET A FAIL SAFE! - The OFNA micro fail safe is is cheap and tucks nicely into the receiver box. Without one, if your batteries die, be prepared to run!
Shock caps - stock ones are plastic, pro's are alloy. I broke the fronts on the first day.
Shock towers - stock ones are steel plate, pro's are alloy. There's some nice cnc'd machined copies on ebay that are the same, if not better than losi's.
Throttle servo - mine are fine so far (just going by what others have said). Some people have mentioned these were upgraded with the newer 1.0's??? not sure
Tires separate from wheels - Tons of power = tire ripping rpms... re-glue those suckers right away.
Shock oil - I think stock was 30w, I put 50w for better landings off my launch ramp ..personal preference.

Things to look out for:

Throttle return spring - if it's mounted around and under the motor close to the flywheel, relocate it to the other side so it doesn't rub like mine did.
Fuel line is a little to long - the flywheel rubbed a nice grove in one of the fuel lines. Cut it shorter to take up some slack so it doesn't contact the flywheel.
For break-in - Reset the low and high throttle pins to the factory specs of 2.5 turns from bottom. Mine were were set at like 4-5 turns out of the box.

If I think of anything else I'll post it here.




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If you are on a budget, you can just get a good steering and move the z590M to throttle.
good idea, whats a decent or good steering servo? (decently priced btw)

cheap servo's yield cheep results......anything under 100$ and your wasting your time......Hitec's 79XX lineup has everything you could need.
I dont know about the under $100's and your wasting your time quote. The Ace 1313 is only $73 and it has 175 torque/.13 speed. That would work great for the 8ight, and it is worlds better than the z590 and z270. I have the Futaba S9351 and Airtronics 94357 for throttle. One time I switched them and I could barely feel the difference.
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I have the losi 8ight 1.0 RTR and 2.0 but I have not really have time to get the 2.0 broken in with the grp in it yet. I really cant tell you if i like the 2.0 better yet since i have not ran it yet but I love my 1.0 its a strong buggy, have not had any servo problems of broken parts except a bent fron shock tower because the rtr ones arnt so strong.
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If you are on a budget, you can just get a good steering and move the z590M to throttle.
good idea, whats a decent or good steering servo? (decently priced btw)

cheap servo's yield cheep results......anything under 100$ and your wasting your time......Hitec's 79XX lineup has everything you could need.
I dont know about the under $100's and your wasting your time quote. The Ace 1313 is only $73 and it has 175 torque/.13 speed. That would work great for the 8ight, and it is worlds better than the z590 and z270. I have the Futaba S9351 and Airtronics 94357 for throttle. One time I switched them and I could barely feel the difference.


ace servo's are Weak....the gear set's and the Top case's like to fail...there for under 100$ still stands.

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