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
This product was added to our catalog on August 22, 2012.
Brilliant speed and handling for a ready to run buggy.
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.
This buggy is great.I had been racing with it about 4 times now and with minor camber,and other little electronic tweaks, this is a contender. I was beating factory team cars and losi eights! Just throw on a set of racing tires and you got yourself a racer. This is durable too, there is a big double at the finish line that sends you about 15 feet high and the only thing I had happen when i landed wrong was the hinge pin pop, and you just have to slip it back in,no broken parts, The motor temps are low and so are the esc temps.i bought a pair of eco power 4s batteries and they charge and pefrom amazing. The only complaint would be a leakey center diff, just get some mugen seals and your good.....people were complaining about the servo but its fine for me. If you are looking for a buggy GET THIS!
The buggy has great handling, jumps well and above all seem very durable unfortunely the electronics are not that great. All rtr have bad servos but the esc is no excuse, have to think about this before purchasing.
This is an awesome buggy...so durable...and so !@#$%^!! fast on the stock motor. Cartwheels after cartwheels..beatings after beatings...keeps on going. What have I broke...hmm...nothing yet.
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.
After seeing one of these run at my local track, and from driving my RC18B2, I knew I wanted an 1/8 buggy. I didn't order this from here but I wanted to write a review for it. I thought about nitro but decided to stay with electric. The 8.2e is a nice buggy so far. Before I ran it at the track though I had to remove a portion of the battery/esc tray because it pushes on the rear chassis brace. It may seem minor but it's not, mine had the brace pushed almost 1/4" from where it's supposed to bolt on the shock tower because of the part of the tray. This combined with hard impact to the rear of the vehicle can break the brace and bend the chassis. I also had a wheel fall off at the track and on the street (with Losi street tires), some blue loctite on the axle threads seems to have fixed this issue. On the track the front dogbone and the front gearbox input cup came off, not sure how but I took the car apart and loctite'd the front and rear set screws for the cups and it seems fine from what I can tell, but I haven't been able to take it to the track again yet. These are standard issues though for 1/8 scale RTR, you can't trust that the car is assembled perfectly from the factory, especially with the huge torque of the motor and 4s lipo. As far as handling and driving the car is amazing. After the first few laps with some flips and cased jumps, I was hauling around the track with ease and jumping everything cleanly. The stock radio is ok, I tightened up the wheel quite a bit and it's better. I also set the drag brake to zero on the ESC and set the throttle profile to very soft. This makes it more controllable. The servo seems to be holding up well with about 5 packs through it, but we'll see. One of the first things I did was put in a spare glitch buster I had around which IMO helps the servo out by not having the voltage drop from the receiver. It's quite a fast car on 4s, running the Eco Power 4100mah 35C Electron packs from here and I got 36mph on GPS without the battery even completely full. Powerful acceleration as well on any throttle profile setting. A kit is always better but you'll spend much more money. This is a good deal for what you get, and from my experience the stock electronics hold up well in my Associated vehicles.
I just picked this up from Christmas, would like to try Kyosho RTR or other, but since mainly AE or Losi here, I pick this RC 8.2e RTR.
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!
This car is fast and it handles great. But every single thing breaks one after the other. I've blown out my diff. Broke an a-arm and the drive lines always slip out of place. I also dehubed one of the tires. And I have a blown out hub carrier. Wich I don't get how this stuff broke when I've drove it 4 times and haven't even crashed yet. And the center diff always leaks fluid. And the wheel nuts fall off every time you drive. I had to get jconcepts wheel nuts. This car breaks all the time and it's a waste of money. It has some really soft screws that will strip. and one screw was so tight from factory that it wouldent come out until I heated it. The only reason I give this car a 2 is because it's fast and handles good. But the thing besides that is garbage. Not only does this stuff break but it's not easy to work on. Worst team associated I've Owend
Very nice, very durable, but check screws and such. My first battery pack the esc came off the tape and was rubbing against the rear drive shaft, luckily nothing happened except for scuffed sticker. My 2nd battery pack I lost one of the steering block screws, when replacing it I noticed that one side, top and bottom had no thread lock (this is main reason for 4 stars). The thinner spring preload clips stretch and pop out so I only used the thicker ones, no problem. And this is a .2 so why is associated still putting the old style transmitter in this? I still feel this is a great buy.