The Team Associated RC8B3.2e Electric RC Buggy is 1/8th scale team kit. This electric buggy is one of off-road's most popular racing classes. To be a top performer, one must innovate and push the envelope. The designers of Team Associated Area 51 Design Works have done just that. The result is the RC8B3.2e electric 1:8 scale buggy.
Already a proven platform, the RC8B3.2e looks to add to the portfolio of victories. No stone has gone unturned when considering the makeup of the RC8B3.2e. The geometry of the suspension has been critically analyzed to determine improved areas of performance, resulting in a new suspension arm design with inserts to adjust flex characteristics and keep dirt out. The combination of a longer rear suspension arm, narrower suspension arm mounts and an overall wider rear track width has proven to increase driver comfort, consistency and speed.
Updated shock caps allow the RCB3.2e to be run in two different configurations: As emulsion type with the bleeder screw and seal, or bladder type with the included new stiff bladders, or optional traditional bladders. The side guards have also been improved by changing the attachment method to FHCS that thread into the chassis from the top of the buggy. This increases the durability of the side guard while improving alignment to the chassis.
2-channel radio/transmitter - FM/PCM/2.4GHz recommended
1:8 scale speed control
1:8 scale motor, and pinion (see motor manufacturer's gearing recommendations for correct pinion size)
High-torque steering servo
4S LiPo battery and charger
1:8 scale buggy tires
1:8 scale buggy wheels
CA (Cyanoacrylate) glue
Polycarbonate-specific spray paint or polycarbonate-specific bottled paint and airbrush
Thread-locking compound (#1596)
Tools needed: Needle nose pliers, Body Scissors (#1737), Hobby knife, Reamer/hole punch, Ride Height Gauge, Calipers or a Precision Ruler
Helpful items: Silicone Shock Fluid, Silicone Diff Fluid, Body Scissors (#1737)), Shock Shaft Pliers (#1675), Hex Driver Tool Set (#1518), 5pc Hex/Nut Driver Tool Set (#1519), Dual Turnbuckle Wrench (#1114), Wire Cutters, FT Dual Turnbuckle Wrench (#1114)