The E817 V2 from HB Racing is a fresh 2018 update to the E817 electric 1/8 competition buggy, adding the latest “Version 2" features developed using feedback from the HB Team Drivers at race events around the world. Racing at the top level of competition demands constant evolution to stay on the podium. The E817 V2 features updates that make it faster, stronger, and more adjustable, a good combination if you too seek the podium.
On the “new" list... we added steel Universal Joints that are favored by our Team Drivers for improved performance on bumpy tracks. Also new are hard anodized machined aluminum 17.5° front caster blocks that have been strengthened for improved durability. We added our latest narrow rear shock tower that has been a favorite of our Team Drivers for its more useful range of adjustment. Revised rear shock length is optimized for the new rear shock tower. New aluminum front linkage geometry spacers replace the plastic spacers for improved bumpsteer geometry, more precise adjustment, less flex, and we revised the screw lengths to accommodate the new spacers.
The E817 V2 kit is now topped with a clear JConcepts Silencer buggy body, just like the one that David Ronnefalk used to win the IFMAR World Championship with his D817 nitro buggy, and an HB molded nylon wing that was designed with a target of the weight of a Lexan wing, but with the durability of injection molded nylon. Our popular one-piece High Wing Mount is standard equipment, which raises the wing 10mm higher than the low wing mount, putting the wing in less turbulent air flow which helps produce more downforce.
The E817 V2 uses the proven toughness of the E817 with its 7075 aircraft aluminum chassis, race-proven 4WD system with high strength steel center drive shafts, tough sintered diff gears, precision machined steel input gears and spur gear, and machined aluminum wheel hubs. We carried over the two-piece CNC milled aluminum motor mount that keeps the motor securely in place, and allows motor changes without having to readjust the gear mesh. To decrease drivetrain rotating weight the steel spur gear is lightened, as are the diff outdrives and center inputs.
The E817 V2 suspension features the unique HB Racing monocoque suspension arms that allow fine tuning of the stiffness of the front and rear arms to suit track conditions and driving styles. Racers can adjust the grip and feeling of the arms using optional stiff arms and carbon plates to increase the torsional stiffness of the suspension arms, which gives the car a more forgiving feeling at the limit, especially on high-speed and high-traction corners. Also on the V2 “New" list are increased clearance ball end links for extended suspension travel without binding, and updated body mounts.
HB Racing big bore threaded coilover shock absorbers help soak up extreme bumps, jumps. And the suspension includes front and rear machined hard anodized aluminum shock towers, adjustable turnbuckles, front and rear sway bars, hinge pin inserts for easy toe and anti-squat settings, machined aluminum caster blocks, steering blocks, and new rear uprights with improved geometry.
The E817 V2 steering system is built for durability and easy adjustment. It features an aluminum servo saver arm and clamping servo saver adjustment nut, steel turnbuckles, aluminum drag link, highly adjustable Ackerman geometry using steering knuckle plates, and CNC machined hard anodized aluminum steering blocks.
The E817 V2 has a fully adjustable battery mounting system that can handle a wide variety of battery configurations. When using Shorty packs, multiple mounting points allow you 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 chas-sis for the lowest CG possible.
So the new E817 V2 takes the best features of the standard E817 and adds the latest new features. The result? An electric 1/8 buggy from HB Racing with legendary durability and race-winning speed.
Notes from the E817 V2 designer, Torrance Deguzman:
The team drivers found that the narrow rear shock tower gives a better range of tuning for the rear shocks. The rear shock length has been revised for the new narrow rear shock tower.
The molded nylon rear wing is nearly the same weight as a polycarbonate wing, but stronger and more durable.
New aluminum front linkage geometry spacers allow racers to fine tune the front suspension and maintain consistent geometry. The screw specs have been revised to allow the full range of adjustments.
Complete E817 V2 instruction manual and decal sheet included.
The E817 V2 accepts standard 1/8 buggy wheels and tires, motors, batteries, and radio equipment.
Optional arm mounts, stiffer suspension arms, steering blocks, caster blocks, steering arms, rear hub carrier arms, sway bars, and shock springs are available to tune the E817 V2 to any track or driving style. Spare parts and option parts are shared with most of our 1/8 nitro and electric buggies, so they're readily available at hobby shops around the world.
Supplied in kit form only, assembly required.