Assembling Bag L is the coolest step of the whole assembling. This is the bag where we install the fuel tank, the air filter, the tuned pipe and the engine. After this bag, the buggy will almost be ready to run. No new part in this bag, all the parts still the same.
It takes only few minutes to install the fuel tank. As for the receiver box, I suggest you to bend the body clips to facilitate installation and removal of the fuel tank. Another 5 minutes is required to assemble the air filter. Don’t forget to oil the inner and the outer filters. On the pictures, the outer filter is not oiled, I’ll oil it before starting the engine. It is very important to zip tie the air filter to the engine. If you loose your air filter, you have good chance to ruin your engine.
Team Associated has included a shock tool that is also very useful to make clutch springs installation a breeze, use it and you’ll save time. Depending of your engine, you may need to add few more shims to the clutch. When tightening the clutch nut, make sure the clutch spins freely with no more than 0.5mm of play.
The manual explains clearly the rest of the assembling. Like for the throttle and brakes’ linkages, I have waited that everything was perfectly assembled before applying thread lock to all the screws.
I’ll skip the Bag M because it shows how to install the body and the tires. Team Associated has included a JConcepts Punisher body. You’ll need to paint and trim the body. The wheels are included but you’ll need to buy the tires separately.
Starting at page 34, there are some cool tips that you must at least read once. They give great information on the tuning of your RC8.2 buggy and how to get the best of it.
That’s it, this was the last build report. I really liked to write them all and I hope you have liked them too. The next article about the RC8.2 will be the review.