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Old 05-16-2003, 04:12 PM   #16
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Here is one of the proto pics i snagged in Cleveland, Thad had said it was a ways off of production but man they totally 180'd from this car. Now the cells are on the left..


QUESTIONS:
-how manys screws to remove the diffs? And does it mess with removing shocks or links?
-FOAM tires does the car fit all widths.. From the pics it looks like a 30mm+ should work in the rear at least
-PRICE???
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:11 AM   #17
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The CAD looks great! I just want to say Barracuda=Pro4's gear ratio=2.4375!
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:31 AM   #18
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i guess all the new touring cars are going to start looking alike.

I wish they all use the same parts....
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Old 05-17-2003, 01:16 AM   #19
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Hi guys. greetings from Malta.

The new HPI looks good.

It looks exactly the same as the Yoke SD and the Tamiya, and other shaft drive cars, for as Futureal said, there aren't many ways you can make it.

I think that the biggest credit should therefore go to AE or perhaps to Tenth technology - manufacturers of the Predator, who produced the first of a line of competitive shaft drive cars which everybody else just had to copy.

They had no alternative There just wasn't any other way.

But I don't wish to start another of these WHO COPIED WHO discussions, so I'll stop here.

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Old 05-17-2003, 04:34 AM   #20
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the car looks good but i had hoped the aluminum bulkheads would have stayed. do you all think there will be a hara or hb edition of this or is there enough hopups.
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Old 05-17-2003, 05:02 AM   #21
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the standard kit specs of this car means its unlikly there will be a hara edition

the question is: is it tri shaft like yokomo and tc3 or single like the evo3?
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ausracer, i agree the bulkheads woulda been stax better... but oh well.. im sure jap companies like jet and square will release such parts anyways

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Old 05-17-2003, 05:37 AM   #23
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i think more important would be the fact that u could remove the diffs from the top like on the tc3 the way the evo 3 and yokomo have done theirs means alot more time is needed to get the diffs out
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Old 05-17-2003, 07:20 AM   #24
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SYNTAX.

I disagree about time taken to remove diffs.

I have run a TC3 for my son for 3 years now. With various alterations I have made removing and replacing diffs on it as easy as possible, and yet I can say with confidence that the Yoke SD diffs even in their factory form are lots easier to remove.

Whilst the TC3 is a great car and it's still winning lots more races than all the rest put together, it's starting to look a bit dated compared to these second generation SD cars.

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I plan on testing one out when ever it gets released just to see if the hobbyshop should carry the car this time around. It looked good at last years Reedy race so it has my attention.

Frank M- Please email me at stlnlst@rcracing.com I have a couple of questions about the car that the press release didn't answer or I can just talk with you next weekend at the Reedy.
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Found one potential problem after 'investigating' with the DWG

the upper camber link is mount on the gearbox cover, which is a pieces of plastic (or graphic composite)
will that 'deform' easily? HPI should make that as a metal brace like XRAY...
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Quote:
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the standard kit specs of this car means its unlikly there will be a hara edition

the question is: is it tri shaft like yokomo and tc3 or single like the evo3?
LOOKS like a 3 pieces or 2 pieces unit. Notice there is a drive cup in front of the spur gear?
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Old 05-17-2003, 10:25 PM   #30
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all the molded pieces are going to be graphite composite
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