R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2003, 03:06 AM   #436
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Paris - France
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Skill
Ralf,

Where did you find those pics?
Hi Skill,

I found those pics on HPI JP website - R&D Cafe section
Ralf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2003, 05:34 AM   #437
Tech Addict
 
Skill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Doncaster, England
Posts: 537
Default

OK thanks for that, never been on there...might be worth giving it a look
Skill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2003, 03:13 AM   #438
Tech Elite
 
Turbo Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 4,878
Trader Rating: 41 (100%+)
Default I heard today...

...from the owner of the local Hobby Town...that she was talking to an HPI employee today(who I also know) that they have supposedly shipped Pro 4s to the distributors...hmmmmmmm...
Turbo Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2003, 04:39 AM   #439
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Paris - France
Posts: 398
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

The announced price has changed, it is now 43000 yen according to a japanese shop.
Ralf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2003, 06:08 AM   #440
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 7,474
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

if that hold true that's about $398.00 U.S. Currency...pretty good if that's msrp...

in comparison the FT TC3 retail is 499.95 but you can get them for around 260.
__________________
Speed Passion * Fantom Racing * Windy City Raceway
Nexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2003, 08:51 AM   #441
Tech Addict
 
Skill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Doncaster, England
Posts: 537
Default

Well Modelsport UK have it listed as Expected 2nd February, so hopefully they are wrong and we'll get it before then
Skill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2003, 03:17 PM   #442
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Nexus
if that hold true that's about $398.00 U.S. Currency...pretty good if that's msrp...

in comparison the FT TC3 retail is 499.95 but you can get them for around 260.
US street price...around $300.00+/- ? hopefull less.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 02:46 AM   #443
Tech Master
 
cHckbOY5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 1,033
Send a message via AIM to cHckbOY5
Default

man when will they release this thing... the R3 will come out b4 it
cHckbOY5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 11:22 AM   #444
Tech Elite
 
popsracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Hpi Pro 4

Quote:
Originally posted by cHckbOY5
man when will they release this thing... the R3 will come out b4 it
Glad someone brought this up.

BOTH look like they will be very competitive Cars. The R2 has already been proven to be very capable. Hopefully the Pro-4 will be too.

So the question is: In the USA, which Car would be the better choice?

Since this is an ALL NEW design for HPI, it may take several months for parts to reach the stores after the kit is released.

The R3 on the other hand, is a evolution of the R2 and many of the same parts will fit.
How are the Barracuda Guys doing getting parts?

Thought's and comments?
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 11:34 AM   #445
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default Re: Hpi Pro 4

Quote:
Originally posted by popsracer
Glad someone brought this up.

BOTH look like they will be very competitive Cars. The R2 has already been proven to be very capable. Hopefully the Pro-4 will be too.

So the question is: In the USA, which Car would be the better choice?

Since this is an ALL NEW design for HPI, it may take several months for parts to reach the stores after the kit is released.

The R3 on the other hand, is a evolution of the R2 and many of the same parts will fit.
How are the Barracuda Guys doing getting parts?

Thought's and comments?
Hey Pops..
glad to see you have switched to Fukuyama cells..

the Pro4 should be very competative. some of the early proto's were based on the TC3 and R2. and currently have the same final drive ratio as the R2&3

I have no problem getting parts from Speedtech, RainbowTen or RcModel. the car is very durable...the only parts you'll ever need to replace are the usual arms, hubs & C-blocks. you'll need to hit something hard to break anything.

Which car is better?...that's a tough choice. may come down to parts avialability. most LHS will carry HPI parts... only a handful in the US for 'Cuda parts.

Since I already have the R2 Web Special...( replaced the SD )
it will be difficult to find a replacement for it.. but the Pro4 is looking mighty impressive. I'll probably wait for the Hara version to come out.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 01:00 PM   #446
Tech Elite
 
The Teacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 4,657
Trader Rating: 44 (100%+)
Default

rc-zombies, what is the final drive ratio of the R2 or R3???
The Teacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 01:10 PM   #447
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by The Teacher
rc-zombies, what is the final drive ratio of the R2 or R3???
Drive Ratio: 2.4375
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 04:45 PM   #448
Tech Fanatic
 
pro3racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Stevens Point Wisconsin
Posts: 964
Default

oh no, don't remind me, the hara edition. The car i wanted, but couldn't get because HPI screwed up and never brought it to america.
pro3racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 04:49 PM   #449
Tech Champion
 
rc-zombies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NorCal. Napa area
Posts: 7,218
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by pro3racer
oh no, don't remind me, the hara edition. The car i wanted, but couldn't get because HPI screwed up and never brought it to america.
Hope HPI brings the Pro4 Hara edition to the US... if not...I guess we'll all have to order one from Japan or HK.
__________________
HB WCE HARA EDITION CYCLONE: LRP Sphere TC, KO 2363 digital servo.
HB HARA EDITION PRO4: Gone to a new home..

SPEEDTECH|FUTABA|KO|ORION|SPEEDWORLD|HARA
rc-zombies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2003, 06:39 PM   #450
Tech Elite
 
popsracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Hpi Pro 4

And there's always that special satisfaction winning with an HPI.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:30 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0