December 19, 2018

HB Racing RGT8-E 1/8th electric GT kit

New from HB Racing is the RGT8-E 1/8 scale 4WD electric GT Class race car. Already a winner on the racetrack, a pre-production RGT8-E driven by HB team driver Rosario Giaimo took pole position and the A-Main win in the 1/8 Electric GT class at the 2018 European Championships. The RGT8-E is based on the race-proven features of the RGT8, and adds the blistering speed of electric power. The RGT8-E has a fully adjustable battery mounting system that can handle a wide variety of battery configurations. When using shorty packs, multiple mounting points allow to easily move the weight bias fore/aft to help tune the balance of the car. The batteries are held in place securely, and mounted directly on the chassis for the lowest CG possible.

A two-piece CNC milled aluminium motor mount keeps the motor securely in place, and allows motor changes without having to readjust the gear mesh. The RGT8-E features a tough 3mm aluminium chassis with raised side guards, similar to the successful 1/8 D817 V2 buggy. The 7075 aircraft aluminium chassis adds durability, lowers the centre of gravity, dissipates motor heat, and helps dampen high frequency vibration. Moulded nylon side guards help keep out rocks and debris. The drivetrain uses a race-proven 4WD system with high strength steel centre drive shafts, tough sintered diff gears, precision machined steel input gears and spur gear, and machined aluminium wheel hubs. To decrease drivetrain rotating weight the steel spur gear is lightened, as are the diff outdrives and centre inputs. The centre bulkhead is split for quick and easy access to the centre differential. The RGT8-E suspension uses HB’s trademark monocoque suspension arms in a harder material as standard equipment, delivering precise suspension and handling response. The monocoque design gives racers the advantage of being able to fine tune the stiffness of the arms to match track conditions. The suspension features big bore threaded coil-over shock absorbers, front and rear sway bars, hinge pin inserts for easy toe-in and anti-squat settings, fine adjustment of the rear camber link locations, plus machined aluminium caster blocks, steering blocks and rear uprights. The steering system features an alloy servo saver arm, aluminium drag link, steel turnbuckles and woven carbon graphite steering arms on the steering blocks. Alternate arm mounts, steering blocks, caster blocks, steering arms, rear hub carrier arms and sway bars are all available to tune the RGT8-E to any track or driving style.

– Dual clamp aluminium motor mounts
– Low CG adjustable battery mount
– Carbon graphite battery hold-down
– Split centre bulkhead
– Carbon graphite rear hub carrier arms
– Aluminium servo saver arm
– High efficiency CVA driveshafts
– Protective boots on central drivetrain
– Aluminium caster blocks
– Aluminium steering blocks
– Carbon graphite front & rear shock towers
– Carbon graphite steering arms
– Stand-up servo mounting
– Enclosed receiver box
– 3mm 7075 aluminium chassis
– Anodised aluminium chassis brace
– Adjustable steel turnbuckles
– Big bore threaded aluminium coil-over shocks
– Aluminium arm blocks
– 43/13 diff gear ratio with lightweight gears
– Hinge pin inserts
– HB monocoque hard compound suspension arms
– Threaded outer hinge pins
– Sway bars front and rear
– Lightweight diff outdrives and centre inputs

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