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Old 02-04-2004, 07:20 AM   #1306
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yep. Its real nice. Even better when ur holding it in your hand
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Well hopefully it will be here soon....
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:54 AM   #1308
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I spoke with someone at HPI yesterday that told me it was either on its way to the distributors now or the distributors have them and need to get them out to the shops. It should be soon though.
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:32 AM   #1309
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I know this is the wrong forum for this... I posted in the forum for Battery Pack Soldering and never got a response, here was my post:

I built my own 3300 GP battery pack and was planning on soldering it directly to the speed control. I have two questions, both of them probably fairly obvious, but nonetheless I don't want to damage anything:

1) If the wires from the ESC are not long enough, can I extend them using wires of the same guage and solder the ends together, cover the connection using the shrink wrap, or is this a no-no? I imagine that I'll want the overall length of the wires to be as short as possible.

2) when running a direct connection to the ESC, do you just charge the batteries by attaching clips from the charger to the -/+ terminals and just leave the electronics off? I'm worried about inadvertently damaging the components. I'm running the Novak Brushless 5800, which I believe is already equipped with a shotkey and the correct capacitors as is.

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Old 02-04-2004, 10:36 AM   #1310
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You can solder wires together, but it will have more resistance than just buying new, longer wire.

You can charge with the battery connected to the electronics if they are off, but it's generally not reccomended. I only re-peak my cells connected.
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:40 AM   #1311
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I know this is the wrong forum for this... I posted in the forum for Battery Pack Soldering and never got a response, here was my post:

I built my own 3300 GP battery pack and was planning on soldering it directly to the speed control. I have two questions, both of them probably fairly obvious, but nonetheless I don't want to damage anything:

1) If the wires from the ESC are not long enough, can I extend them using wires of the same guage and solder the ends together, cover the connection using the shrink wrap, or is this a no-no? I imagine that I'll want the overall length of the wires to be as short as possible.

2) when running a direct connection to the ESC, do you just charge the batteries by attaching clips from the charger to the -/+ terminals and just leave the electronics off? I'm worried about inadvertently damaging the components. I'm running the Novak Brushless 5800, which I believe is already equipped with a shotkey and the correct capacitors as is.

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1) buy some new wire, 3 feet shouldn't cost more than 3 or 4 dollars at the lhs. Wire length should be short but no so short that it's inconvenient, make it long enough so it's easy to make your connections.

2) Yep that's how you do it, just make sure you don't confuse pos and neg, it's easy to do when you're in a hurry.
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:50 PM   #1312
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Got told today by a model shop owner that the release date was pushed back because of the nurembourg (or however u spell it) toy fair this weekend, which co-incides with what everyone else is saying about the release date, if this is the case why not just say that instead of keeping us in suspence ??? who knows...

Also got told by another shop its because of diff cases not being ready ??

whatever the reason I just want one.....!!!
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:56 PM   #1313
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Can someone tell me what is the retail of the PRO4? Really want to get one, but also consider the TC3 and the XXXs..........

From tower, it was listed..........$445 big one.........wow, never realized that HPI can cost more then Serpent or X-ray.
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:57 PM   #1314
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street price is about $290.00
you can pre-order one from Speedtech
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Old 02-04-2004, 04:50 PM   #1315
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Tower is only listing the list price because they have no clue on the actual price. That is how they setup their pre release info.
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:36 PM   #1317
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I think I can speak for everyone here.........THANK YOU ERIC!!!!

That's the best news I've heard yet.

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Hi,

I would wonder if Barracuda R2 outdrive suitable for Pro.4.

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Old 02-05-2004, 04:37 AM   #1319
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HPI-europe have announced on hpi-europe that the Pro-4 is being packed at the moment and will be in the shops by Feb 14 at the latest.

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:55 AM   #1320
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Suprised you haven't sprung for one already John!
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