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Old 03-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #61
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Do ya'll think the new cup racer could be used as a VTA racer if gear ratio were figured out to have the same run out as full sized 1/10th racers?
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:03 AM   #62
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Do ya'll think the new cup racer could be used as a VTA racer if gear ratio were figured out to have the same run out as full sized 1/10th racers?
The approved VTA bodies are far too large for it.
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Here's a question for someone with some time on their hands:

Is the proportion of these cars vs. the proportion of a standard 1/10 TC similar to that of a 1:1 240Z or 510 vs. a 1:1 vintage Mustang or Camaro?

What I'm getting at is would these look right on the track mixed in with the USVTA cars, the way you would see them at a 1:1 historic event?
theoretically that would be the case.. if a mini or a 510 or a 240 were on the track with say, a camaro, they would look scale to each other... the only problem is that the VTA has certain approved bodies right now.. they may add these in the future since these ARE vintage cars... but the gearing and motors need to worked out so that the speeds would be comparable....
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I read a release somewhere about this car. The whole point of the laydown front shock setup is to achieve sports car bodies that are true to scale. Apparently they couldn't get the correct hood height with traditional shock layouts. I think it looks great. If they're cheap enough they could be like the Slash class in offroad. Scale is back.

the shocks are adjustable from laydown to standard setup depending on handling requirements and body shapes.... another cool feature


and there are four body post positions for the rear and three in the front

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theoretically that would be the case.. if a mini or a 510 or a 240 were on the track with say, a camaro, they would look scale to each other... the only problem is that the VTA has certain approved bodies right now.. they may add these in the future since these ARE vintage cars... but the gearing and motors need to worked out so that the speeds would be comparable....
I'm not talking about having them be USVTA legal -- just combining classes and running them together.
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I'm not talking about having them be USVTA legal -- just combining classes and running them together.
true... for just running for fun... that would be great... I would LOVE to see that
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:37 PM   #68
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So it looks like my LHS may have the Cup Racer probably in 2 weeks or so. Man, I hope there will be a class for this at my local track.
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I just got my HPI cup racer. Nice job by HPI.
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I just got my HPI cup racer. Nice job by HPI.
Where'd you manage to get yours, and how much did you end up paying for it? I'd like to get a real number instead of hoping what Tower has listed is right.
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Where'd you manage to get yours, and how much did you end up paying for it? I'd like to get a real number instead of hoping what Tower has listed is right.
My friend help me to pre-order from HPI before it launch officially. It cost me USD257 including shipping cost to Malaysia.
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So it looks like my LHS may have the Cup Racer probably in 2 weeks or so. Man, I hope there will be a class for this at my local track.

And which LHS is this?.........
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I just got my HPI cup racer. Nice job by HPI.

Where are the pics of the insides of the box?
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Where are the pics of the insides of the box?

Item still seal. I think will keep it as collection only. I think i won't assemble it.
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Where is you local track? I know Norcal will probably allow this car to run with the Mini's.
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So it looks like my LHS may have the Cup Racer probably in 2 weeks or so. Man, I hope there will be a class for this at my local track.
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