Among the RC cars racing classes 1:8 scale off road is one of the most challenging and requires a high standard and demands attention to detail. In this market Associated Electrics’ RC8 series is one of the most popular and successful platform.
Team Associated have just released their new RC8B4 buggy (and the brushless versione B4e). Innovative front-end geometry with reduced kingpin inclination steering blocks places the wheel pivot in the centre of the front tire for increased stability and consistent steering through the entire steering throw.
New gearboxes are specific to front and rear. The front gearbox features a 3.5 deg. inclined pinion gear angle to straighten the center driveshaft for increased drivetrain efficiency and reduced phasing and vibration
Rear gearbox features a 0 deg. pinion gear angle and center mounted rear chassis brace mount
Both gearboxes feature larger bearing sizes over RC8B3. Switching to a 6x13x5mm flanged bearing (from a 6x12x4mm non-flanged) results in longer life of bearings and ring and pinion gears.
The new front upper suspension arm design are designed to accommodate a wide range of flex and stiffness options while the new front lower suspension arm is designed to accommodate a wide range of flex and stiffness options. Optional inserts will be made available for fine tuning flex and stiffness
New one-piece anti-roll bar link mounts in-line with the anti-roll bar with a BHCS instead of a shock pin for simplified assembly
The buggy’s Nnew rear wing has more vertical fins for increased straight-line stability, a taller rear wickerbill height for increased downforce, increased strength in various areas to reduce bending fatigue, and dimples on the backside as a template for cutout holes
Power Source: Nitro Fuel
Body Style: Buggy
Scale Size: 1:8 Scale
Assembly Level: Kit
Source: Official website