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Buggy weights? - 03.07.2010, 05:54 PM

I'm thinking of starting to race my hyper 7 conversion, but have no idea what a more race oriented buggy would weigh? if you could post up a pic of your buggy along with its weight it would be helpful :) i will get one of mine tomorrow evening.

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03.16.2010, 03:31 AM

is that race weight? with all electronics?
   
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I spy a MMM, a Medusa motor, and a Polyquest XP lipo. So yes.


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03.18.2010, 02:49 PM

ok... so i weighed mine and it weighs 4090... quite significantly more...

anyone know how that compares to nitro models currently on the market?
   
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3450 here
   
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03.18.2010, 04:29 PM

The hyper 7 is a bit heavy, but very strong. The hyper8 is considerably lighter, but not sure if it is lighter than an xray xb8?...
   
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3390 mbx6. The Xray is probably the lightest....mugen 2nd


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03.29.2010, 02:07 AM

ROAR minimum. Happens to be 3200g. Losi 8ight. Not the lightest buggy in general, but I have several tricks up my sleeve. ;)


Check out my custom converted 8ight:
Sub 7lb, lowest CG of any 1/8 buggy

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...894#post367894

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ROAR minimum. Happens to be 3200g. Losi 8ight. Not the lightest buggy in general, but I have several tricks up my sleeve. ;)
Could you tell me? You may pm me or post it here.
I think mine is on the heavy side. 3600-3650 with 4S 5000mah lipo.
   
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1. Kyosho plastic spur removes 20g over steel
2. I use the Tekin 1900. It gives me 30-50% more runtime over my Neu Castle 2650 which allows me to use a Zippy 4s 5,000 mAh 25c pack that weighs 497g for 15 minute mains on a large outdoor track and and a zippy 4s 3,000 mAh 40c pack that weighs 352g for <12 min mains on an indoor track.
3. The mamba max pro works very well with the tekin 1900 and saves about 50g.
4. I've also tried the L8ight model shocktowers w/ the 6 outer holes removed, running front shocks in the rear. Another 30g. Really not much of a difference in handling verses the stock shock towers.
5. I've removed all unnecessary extra conversion parts, and front plastic brace. 20g
6. Titianium turnbuckles, hingepins and fioroni axles. 40g
7. Panther tires the the lightest for indoor, AKA tires seem to be the lightest for outdoor, and Associated 83mm wheels are the lightest wheels. (33g ea)
8. I persionally don't run roll bars, and I run a center spool. 25 & 30g less.

Doing all of the above should get you below 3200g and it definately pays off.


Check out my custom converted 8ight:
Sub 7lb, lowest CG of any 1/8 buggy

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...894#post367894

Area 52 Ranch Raceway
T.R.C.R.
   
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04.12.2010, 05:47 AM

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1. Kyosho plastic spur removes 20g over steel
2. I use the Tekin 1900. It gives me 30-50% more runtime over my Neu Castle 2650 which allows me to use a Zippy 4s 5,000 mAh 25c pack that weighs 497g for 15 minute mains on a large outdoor track and and a zippy 4s 3,000 mAh 40c pack that weighs 352g for <12 min mains on an indoor track.
3. The mamba max pro works very well with the tekin 1900 and saves about 50g.
4. I've also tried the L8ight model shocktowers w/ the 6 outer holes removed, running front shocks in the rear. Another 30g. Really not much of a difference in handling verses the stock shock towers.
5. I've removed all unnecessary extra conversion parts, and front plastic brace. 20g
6. Titianium turnbuckles, hingepins and fioroni axles. 40g
7. Panther tires the the lightest for indoor, AKA tires seem to be the lightest for outdoor, and Associated 83mm wheels are the lightest wheels. (33g ea)
8. I persionally don't run roll bars, and I run a center spool. 25 & 30g less.

Doing all of the above should get you below 3200g and it definately pays off.
Damn, that's a quite expensive mod :p
I'm running a normal 1.0 with fioroni flex chasis, front and rear adjustable toe/squat/kickup blocks, plastic spur, MMM 2200KV combo and a 4S 5000mah Turnigy lipo that weights 536g.
Last time i weighted the car it was around 3600g ready to run. I make some small changes (HD center diff etc), but I guess it should be more than 3650g now.
3500g or lower would be a nice weight I think. I'll look what I can do.

Thanks for the tip!

Btw, what do mean by front and rear brace? The plasic motor brace is not on my chasis, it doesn't fit anyway :p

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04.14.2010, 01:14 AM

I was refering to the brace that goes from the servo brace to the chassis. I removed it mainly to get some more chassis flex as I do not have the 2.0 chassis.


Check out my custom converted 8ight:
Sub 7lb, lowest CG of any 1/8 buggy

http://www.rc-monster.com/forum/show...894#post367894

Area 52 Ranch Raceway
T.R.C.R.
   
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