July 9, 2012

SC8.2e RTR – We want

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Written by: Derek Buono

One of the more baffling trends is something that never took off. With 1/8-scale electric, and nitro, topping the “cool and trendy” bits of the hobby and Short Course being hugely popular the obvious mixed-breed of a 1/8-scale short course never fully dug its claws in. The SC8 and SC8e where the first to market, and despite our love affair with the better looks, better handling, tough as nails durability and a total blast to drive. Was it the lack of competition? It might have been, because now a slurry of new 1/8-scale SC kits are hitting the market and AE has revised their market leader and dropped the new SC8.2e version (nitro should be next). We’re happy to see the upgrades and more important this class getting the attention it deserved.

The SC8.2e Ready-To-Run is in a Class of its Own!
1:8 Scale Ready-To-Run 4WD Electric Off Road Race Truck

Modeled after Robby Wood’s short-course race truck as raced in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the SC8.2e RTR takes the next evolutionary step in Team Associated’s 1:8 scale short-course line by adding the new performance suspension developed on their R.O.A.R. National Championship-winning RC8.2 buggy.

The SC8.2e RTR includes high-performance features like the XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control with Deans® Ultra Plug®, and a powerful Reedy 2000kv brushless motor. Also included is the XP 2.4GHz radio system with the high-torque S2008MG metal-gear servo that provides clean and consistent control.

The SC8.2e RTR was designed to meet the scale specifications of the 1:1 short-course race trucks. It’s all there, from the scale suspension travel, to the roll-cage tube diameter, to the functional mud flaps. The result is the SC8.2e RTR, a creation of an unparalleled scale experience at the top level of performance.

SC8.2e RTR Features:

• Factory-finished Lucas Slick Mist body
• New Method Race Wheels© designed to fit most popular 1:10 scale short-course racing tires
• Functional roll cage with integral dirt shields
• 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
• Updated RC8.2 racing suspension geometry
• 16mm Big Bore molded composite shock bodies with aluminum shock caps and rubber shock boots
• Low center-of-gravity 3mm thick 7075 aluminum shock towers
• Hard-anodized 7075 aluminum chassis with keyed lower suspension plates
• Caster blocks adjust 14, 16, or 18 degrees with molded inserts
• Molded suspension pivot bushings for adjustable pivot height
• 4.30:1 ratio gearboxes
• Functional and realistic front and rear bumpers with mud flaps
• Large speed control mounting area raised off of the chassis to allow for easy mounting of common speed controllers with convenient switch-mounting boss
• Padded battery tray holds two 7.4V battery packs or one 14.8V battery pack, with three hook-and-loop straps for secure mounting
• Enclosed receiver box for optimum electronics placement
• Aluminum steering knuckles for improved durability
• Lightweight and durable 3.5mm drivetrain
• Receiver, servo, and battery tray remove from car in one piece for easy maintenance and cleaning
• Steel alloy turnbuckles
• Convenient wire routing keeps critical electronic wires out of drivetrain components and simplifies disassembly
• Includes 17-tooth pinion gear and 46-tooth molded spur gear

About the Author

Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity.



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