HB continues our 1/8th scale racing tradition with our brand new buggy, the HB D8! The D8 platform was designed entirely in the USA from the ground up with rigorous competition in mind. Vigorous testing by our team of World Class Drivers has proven that the D8 will not only be the fastest car on the track, but the most forgiving as well, capable of excelling in the hands of both novice and factory pilots. If you're a serious racer with plans to be in the winner's circle you'll want to grab yourself a D8, because once they hit the track, you'll need one to get there.
This is the D8, the kit that DOMINATED round 5 of the East Coast Nitro Series...
The Farm had never seen a sub 31 second lap time on that track. Another thing to notice: Hara won by OVER TWO LAPS, completing 55 laps in almost 30 minutes flat! Second place only completed 53 in 30:21...
Photos Courtesy of Carolina's R/C
Excerpt from Bryan's blog @ CRC-Racephotos, giving a brief breakdown of the Pro-Buggy class race at the East Coast Nitro Series round #5:
"Pro-Buggy was amazing. Atsushi Hara from Hot Bodies came to run their new D8 buggy against our local hero's. Hara was TQ with Travis Phillips 2nd and Brandon Melton 3rd. The start was clean, as expected from these guys and Hara began to check out. Alex Birmingham had motor issues within the first 5 minutes, however I believe he was happy he just got in the A-main!
Within the first 10 minutes Hara had lapped half the field and was continuing to turn 32 and 31 second laps! Brandon Melton was doing all he could to hold off Hara from lapping him and I must say he did an amazing job doing so. He was able to hold the Hot Bodies Pro off for several laps but eventually Hara snuck around Brandon, however Melton was doing all he could to keep him in his sights. It was impressive to watch this unfold. However something odd started happening to the Futaba FSST systems and most of the drivers using these systems began have glitches and put most of them on the trailer. I believe Jim Atkins feel victim to this as did Brandon Melton. However his was a bit more severe seeing as how truck lost signal down the front stretch, hit the berm and he cleared the safety fence and hit someone trailer! Sad ending for an amazing run by Melton.
However, Hara didn't seem to have issues as he set a record setting lab at 30.930 seconds and continued to lap the field. Hara took the race with 55 laps and Chris Pace finished 2nd with 53 laps and Travis Phillips took 3rd with with 52 laps. 4th was Chad Phillips with 52 laps and Robin Nelson finishing 5th and qualifying 13th turning 51 laps. Greg Woods took 6th with 51 laps, Jason Smith finished 7th with 50 and Robbie Saxon in 8th with 48 laps.
It was great day of racing, I had a great time and I hope you all did as well!See yall at the next round!
Photos from the event (Click enter, roll over Gallery > ECNS Round 5 > Pro-Buggy (ECNS 5))
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Centralized Chassis Weight
Next-generation centralized chassis design moves the engine close to the centreline of the 4mm chassis to get quicker steering and fast response.
New Racing Suspension Design
Optimized Suspension Geometry to attack the rigors of the new age 1/8th scale tracks. Centralized Weight Distribution provides superb balance with increased transitional agility.
HB Big Bore Shocks
The super-sized shock package is the largest in its class allowing the D8 to recover from the roughest of landings. Whether you're making a big-air jump pass in the main or taking a flying leap over a building, the D8's 16mm Big Bore shocks will allow you to jump, and land with confidence. (we don't recommend jumping over buildings)
Race-Optimized Rallycross Steering
You can't have the total package of racing perfection without a great steering system, and the D8 does not disappoint. Servo saver, turnbuckles, steel drag link, sway bar and more, all in one tight package.
New Radio Tray Layout
The one piece tray allows for easy maintenance as it can be removed in one section when you need to clean the dirt off your ride.
Grab a larger piece of turf with the D8's maxed out wheel dimensions. The largest wheels allowed under ROAR rules, these puppies will put more of your tread on the ground so you can put more of your rivals behind you.
New Racing Fuel Tank
Utilizing 1/5th scale technology the D8 implements a new clunk design which will use every drop of fuel whether your racing to the line, or upside down waiting for a marshal.
Low Profile Air Filter
The new slammed look of the filter not only looks pro, but provides a larger surface area for your engine to breath through.
One-Piece Engine Mount
A rock solid single piece mount makes removal and installation of your engine as easy as removing 4 screws. The one piece design allows you to set the gear mesh once and not worry about adjustments during maintenance.
New Style Brake Linkage
The D8 brake linkage setup puts both links on top of the middle deck, making disassembly and maintenance very quick and simple.
No E-Clip Suspension Mounts
CNC-machined suspension mounts hold the hinge pins in place without e-clips anywhere. The captured hinge pin design makes maintenance easy!
Chassis Length (from Bumper to rear wing end) no tire: 500mm
Kit Weight: 3.4kg (7.5lbs) with racing gear
Drive System: 4WD Shaft System