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Old 09-15-2009, 03:17 PM
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Hey guys,

I am going to get back into racing and wanted to get you all's advice. I used to race some years ago (1/10 Losi XXX electric buggy) and had to get out because of dwindling participation in electric classes. I want to get a nitro 1/8 buggy since it appears to be the most popular classification. Iwant to keep it reasonable but stay away from the RTRbecause of durability issues and sothat I can assemble the car myself sothat I will be familiar with it to "easily"perform repairs and maintenance track side. I was looking at the Kyosho Inferno 7.5.How does this rate in durability and performance against some ofthe higher end 1/8 scales(AE8 and Losi 8eight)?Should Ijust bite the bullet and invest in a higher end product? Are there any other brands that you guys recommend Itake a look at (Mugen, CEN, etc..)? I plan on racing a couple of times per month and want to spend more time on the track and less time in the pits. Thanks for your input.

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Old 09-15-2009, 03:24 PM
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Here you go. http://holeshothobbies.com/index.php...&products_id=1
Wont break the bank.
Comes as a kit.
Ive had one sense December and haven't broken a thing yet.
Who ever says these things arnt competitive are wrong.
Old 09-15-2009, 03:30 PM
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Hot Bodies D8, World champ.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tion-Buggy-Kit
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-w-Pipe-Clutch
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Digital-Servo
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If ever make to florida,come visit us Tallahassee, Fl. www.tallahasseerc.com
Old 09-15-2009, 05:31 PM
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Forget the Kyosho MP7.5, it's old.

The HotBodies D8 is a nice car. I have one and for the price it's actually hard to beat.
It's easy to drive and the kit is also easy to build.
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Not to debunk the d8 or nothing, but i just read a couple of reviews on the d8 that says the cvd's and plastic wear really quickly causing problems. Is that true?
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When it came out a few people were braking cvds. I myself never broke one. They have fix this problem. As for plastics they seem plenty tuff to me and I regularly cartwheel my car. I only broke on rear hub. I have had the car since November.
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500+ pages of info on the D8.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...ies-buggy.html
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Thanks for all the info fellas, Ithink Im going to go with the D8. Now, what radio, servos, and engine would you all recommend?

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ORIGINAL: labguy



Thanks for all the info fellas, I think Im going to go with the D8. Now, what radio, servos, and engine would you all recommend?


Radio: Spektrum DX3r
Servos: Hitec 7955
Engine: Novarossi N21b w/086 pipe, or a RB Junoir 9 or Hobby 9 with a RB2045 pipe.
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+1 good choices. I think that Nova might be next engine when Vspec goes.
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ORIGINAL: labguy



Thanks for all the info fellas, I think Im going to go with the D8. Now, what radio, servos, and engine would you all recommend?


Radio: Spektrum DX3r
Servos: Hitec 7955
Engine: Novarossi N21b w/086 pipe, or a RB Junoir 9 or Hobby 9 with a RB2045 pipe.

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