RC8.2e RS 1/8 Brushless RTR Electric Buggy by Team Associated w/2.4GHz Radio System
This product is expected to arrive on Wednesday, October 4 2017.
This is the Team Associated RC8.2e RS 1/8 Scale Brushless RTR Electric Buggy, with an included 2.4GHz radio system. The RC8.2e has already been proven as a winner after TQ'ing and winning the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in the capable hands of Ryan Cavalieri. With the RC8.2e RS RTR, you can now have this high level of performance in a Race-Spec Ready-To-Run!
The RC8.2e RS RTR comes loaded with the performance features you've come to expect from the Race-Spec line from Team Associated. Features like the powerful Reedy 2000kV brushless motor, waterproof XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control, and XP2G 2.4GHz radio system, make this a winning capable buggy. The RC8.2e RS RTR is the perfect way to get into the 1/8 scale buggy class, and also has the benefit of having many Factory Team parts available for you to take your 1/8 scale dreams as far as you want!
- Waterproof XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control with Deans Ultra Plug (2S-4S LiPo compatible)
- Powerful Reedy 2000kV brushless motor
- XP 2.4GHz radio system with high-torque S2008MG metal gear servo
- Factory-finished RC8e buggy body, in either red or blue color
- Updated RC8.2 racing suspension geometry
- Low center of gravity 3mm thick 7075 aluminum shock towers
- 16mm Big Bore 6061 aluminum shock bodies and caps with rubber shock boots
- Lightweight and durable drivetrain
- Hard-anodized 7075 aluminum chassis with keyed lower suspension plates
- Aluminum steering knuckles for improved durability
- Enclosed receiver box
- High-traction knobby tires
Power Source: Electric
Body Style: Buggy
Scale Size: 1/8 Scale
Assembly Level: Ready-To-Run
Length: 470mm (18.5in)
Width: 305mm (12.01in)
Wheelbase: 323mm (12.72in)
Weight: 3661g (8.07lbs)
Internal Gear Ratio: 4:30:1
Needed To Complete:
- (8) "AA" battery
- (1) 3S 11.1V or 4S 14.8V LiPo Battery pack w/ Deans connector
- Compatible LiPo Battery Charger
I already own a B4.1 RTR and I built a B44 with a Tekin 6.5t, but wanted to see what all the fuss over 1/8 was all about. My local track is a large outdoor track that is often dry and very dusty off line and can be a bit rough on 1/10 scale buggies, but this beast is smooth as silk. First go on track I was landing all the jumps with ease and even had people compliment my driving, which I feel the buggy does most of the work :)
I have no problem with the buggy at all after running four 4s packs at the track and a couple decent crashes. I did previously read that the steering servos are a weak point so I have a spare for when/if the stock one decides to stop working, but all seems fine for now. For track use the 2000kv motor on 4s is plenty powerful to clear jumps and to be honest the track is where a buggy like this belongs. I wont be bashing with mine, but it seems pretty sturdy and parts support is good so i don't see why it couldn't be bashed.
Just be sure to buy some spare tires as mine are toast after four packs, but the track I run is pretty abrasive when its dry.)
But of course...screws tend to come loose now and then. Just perform your regular maintenance (checks screws) and you're good to go.
Servo doesn't last long...after about 15 batts...my servo wouldn't turn on one side. Popped in a Savox1256tg and it's back in action.)
It is actually a very nice machine! I have the RC8Be FT, this RTR isn't as quick, but still decent speed, great handling, very solid and good quality. $500 is pretty sweet deal, consider the FT roller is the same price!)
The way 8.2e drives is probably my favorite attribute about it! Feels very planted and eats up the rough stuff with ease. I have run on a clay track with the only setup change being a tire swap and it is plenty nimble enough to make it around smoothly. The 8.2 is an awesome jumper! The nose likes to come down ever so slightly on the larger jumps, and that makes it perfect for hitting the downside smoothly. I've had lots of 1/10 sc trucks, both 2wd and 4x4, and the 8.2e is no comparison. It drives SO much smoother!)