In the hyper-competitive world of 1:8 scale nitro off road racing one has to evolve and adapt or get left in the dust. Knowing this fact well, the engineers of Area 51 designed the RC8B3.1 Team Kit to be a winner in every aspect, from the build, to maintenance, and ultimately racing.
World class drive-train and suspension package. The RC8B3.1 features new H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap. Precision CVA drive shafts are included front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and power transfer is provided by an all-new, easy-to-maintain, 4-shoe clutch. The RC8B3.1 has been thoroughly revamped with all of the performance upgrades that led the AE Factory Team to a stand-out year in the 1:8 category, with multiple wins including a national championship!
The RC8B3.1’s suspension and drive-train package is bolted to a hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis designed for optimum weight distribution, ground clearance, and better overall handling. As a result, the RC8B3.1 Team Kit changes directions faster, and is more compliant and stable in rough terrain.
All of these improvements resulted in a car that is easier to drive, more consistent lap after lap, and suits a wider variety of tracks.
Designed to handle, built to win. The RC8B3.1 was designed by 1:8 scale racers for 1:8 scale racers, and delivers high performance that will help put you on the podium.
This vehicle needs extra parts to make it operational. Click on the SPECS tab above to see what extra equipment you’ll need to make the vehicle operational, such as engine and servos.
Prototype shown. RC8B3.1 Team Kit shown equipped with items NOT included in the kit: engine, exhaust system, receiver battery, Reedy Power servos, wheels and tires. Body comes clear. Assembly and painting required. Due to ongoing R&D, photos may not match final product.
New 4-shoe clutch provides precise power transfer and is easy to maintain
Optional spring rates and clutch bells allow custom tuning for varying grip levels
H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials offer increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap
94mm CVA driveshafts increase traction and chassis support
Suspension arms have been updated to modern race specs
Anti-roll linkage curves have been altered to provide more chassis support throughout the suspension travel
All suspension arm pivots have been revised for more ground clearance, resulting in better jumping and landing while also improving durability
16mm Big Bore 6061 aluminum shock bodies with bleeder style caps
New shock springs (20mm I.D.)
Highly efficient drivetrain utilizes straight-cut gears to provide great acceleration and increased run time
Hard-anodized 7075 aluminum chassis with keyed lower suspension plates
Enclosed receiver box
Full Factory Team rubber-sealed ball bearings
Easily accessible front and rear differentials
Pro-Line(R) “Predator” body included