R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #2146
Tech Elite
 
hotrodchevy14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,333
Trader Rating: 106 (100%+)
Default

have not seen hpi post here in quite some time....someone shake the tree!! wake up hpi more bodies please..!
i'd like to see the firebird and dodge dart..
__________________
...oh our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now..
sponsored by:Team lint in my pockets racing...
hotrodchevy14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 03:57 PM   #2147
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,043
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I know I miss Andy H.
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #2148
Tech Master
 
Waflet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: helena, alabama
Posts: 1,899
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DontChangeUSVTA View Post
Funny how the '64 Pontiac Tempest is not mentioned anywhere in the Historic Trans Am roster, but it did race in the 1971 season. Here's an article about the "Grey Ghost".
  • 1964 Pontiac Tempest "Grey Ghost"
Hideeho
It's results are listed at
http://www.historictransam.com/Results.html
Along with a bunch of cool under 2l European cars that don't get mentioned much.
__________________
"Just leave me alone, I know what I'm doing."-Kimi Raikkonen
Mugen MBX7R Eco/Tekin RX8g2/Savox 2274/SMC 1900kv/Aitronics mt-4/promatch
Mugen MSC7(1/10 pro4 sct)/Tekin RX8g2/Savox 2274/Tekin Pro4HD 4300kv/Airtronics mt-4/SMC
Waflet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #2149
Tech Elite
 
wwddww34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas Texas
Posts: 2,555
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

Would it be possible to just make a replacement nose piece to convert HPI's 1978 Pontiac Firebird into a 1972 Firebird?

Last edited by wwddww34; 10-16-2012 at 04:38 PM.
wwddww34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #2150
Tech Adept
 
Geno-Machino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The other "O"town
Posts: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trytowin View Post
#5 is a Nova.
Is now. He realized that he grabbed the Camaro file at first but has since fixed it with the Nova file.
Geno-Machino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #2151
Tech Adept
 
DontChangeUSVTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Las Colinas, TX
Posts: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wwddww34 View Post
Would it be possible to just make a replacement nose piece to convert HPI's 1978 Pontiac Firebird into a 1972 Firebird?
That sounds very reasonable. Based on the picture below, the HPI '78 Firebird body comes with a spare nose piece in the bag, but the body itself looks like it comes with the nose already attached (unlike Protoform's J71 body where you have to attach the nose).


If there was a replacement nose piece to make it into a '72 Firebird, then you could just cut off the '78 nose and put on the '72 nose.
__________________
There is no need to change USVTA Rules. They are working great!
USVTA is why I started into this R/C hobby. I love it!
Spec-R R1 - HPI #17519 1966 Mustang GT - Novak Ballistic - HobbyWing Justock ESC
HPI Racing Vintage 8-Spoke Wheels and Tires - Team EAM 5000mah 70C Lipo Battery
DontChangeUSVTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #2152
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,043
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

The rear window is different, but you could mask it to look like the 70. Honestly the hood and fenders are a bit different as well.
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:12 PM   #2153
Tech Elite
 
Flying Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ringgold, GA
Posts: 4,452
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotrodchevy14 View Post
have not seen hpi post here in quite some time....someone shake the tree!! wake up hpi more bodies please..!
i'd like to see the firebird and dodge dart..

Have an email into them as well.....nothing in return yet. Ive hit up a bunch of manufacturers in the RC community for more USVTA support. As I get responses Ill post like I did the others.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wwddww34 View Post
Would it be possible to just make a replacement nose piece to convert HPI's 1978 Pontiac Firebird into a 1972 Firebird?

Like snoopy said, There is a considerable difference. I owned a 77 Trans Am and a buddy had a 74 Firebird. The 77 era bodies were alot more square where the Earlier 70's were more round. Same with camaros. Early 70's rounded and late 70's more square body lines.
__________________
MONKEY BUSINESS RACING
Flinging poo at a track near you! Winning hearts and minds everywhere!
www.graphicmonkeydesigns.com
Brooksphotodesign.net
Flying Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #2154
Tech Master
 
Ed Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: hagerstown
Posts: 1,363
Trader Rating: 26 (100%+)
Default switch over

My track will be switching over to the usvta rule in the new year. Is there anything to watch out for? Have others had issues with systems out of the box?
Ed Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #2155
Tech Elite
 
Flying Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ringgold, GA
Posts: 4,452
Trader Rating: 54 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed Z View Post
My track will be switching over to the usvta rule in the new year. Is there anything to watch out for? Have others had issues with systems out of the box?
Good to hear. Always glad to see tracks running full USVTA rules.

"systems out of the box"?
__________________
MONKEY BUSINESS RACING
Flinging poo at a track near you! Winning hearts and minds everywhere!
www.graphicmonkeydesigns.com
Brooksphotodesign.net
Flying Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #2156
Tech Addict
 
shadowracer24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: lakeland fla.
Posts: 737
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

I think he may be asking about the combo sets. I have run the novak combo system for about 4 months of hard racing and have had no issues at all. Just switched over to the hobbywing esc and very pleased with it after I finally got the brakes to work.
__________________
Richard Carpenter
SPEEDZONE Batteries Team Driver
BMI Team Driver
2014 F.E.D.S. Mod Sprint and Sportsman Late Model Champion
2013 FSERA World GT State Champion
shadowracer24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #2157
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 2,147
Trader Rating: 49 (100%+)
Default

Yea, we are switching over, and had someone get a set out of the box that was DOA. Anything else to watch for? Been reading through all of this, but I could only come up with a few things I'm going to discuss with Ed when I see him this weekend.
__________________
SpeedMerchant Rev7
oceanhighz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #2158
Tech Master
 
IndyHobbies.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Brownsburg, Indiana
Posts: 1,866
Default

I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with the problems the plastic model guys have been facing but the licensing issues from companies have become a nightmare in terms of cost and legal procedures. I read an article about it somewhere.

It used to be that manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, etc. were complimented that a company wanted to do a model of their vehicle. Back then, they looked at it as free marketing! Now, they expect a portion of the profits from the sale of the model and the ongoing licensing rights are not free either. Same with companies like Boeing (aircraft) and railroad lines, etc. As a result, the cost of plastic models is rising to pay those licensing fees. Some manufacturers are no longer including brand decals or using brand names.

So...my point is that its probably hard as heck for companies like HPI to get the rights to produce a new body. I assume they have to pay royalties too? I wonder...
__________________
Airbrushing Projects: www.indyhobbies.com/Airbrushing.html
"If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough." – Parnelli Jones
USVTA #144

Last edited by IndyHobbies.com; 10-16-2012 at 08:19 PM.
IndyHobbies.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:05 PM   #2159
Tech Master
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Grand Portage, MN
Posts: 1,362
Trader Rating: 39 (100%+)
Default

With the Edge (mongoose) and 25.5 is a great setup with tonnes of brakes.
__________________
______________________________________________
Jason Deadman

I race toy cars for fun. If I need to explain, you'll never understand.
jdeadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:17 PM   #2160
Tech Champion
 
snoopyrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,043
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyHobbies.com View Post
I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with the problems the plastic model guys have been facing but the licensing issues from companies have become a nightmare in terms of cost and legal procedures. I read an article about it somewhere.

It used to be that manufacturers like Ford, Chevy, etc. were complimented that a company wanted to do a model of their vehicle. Back then, they looked at it as free marketing! Now, they expect a portion of the profits from the sale of the model and the ongoing licensing rights are not free either. Same with companies like Boeing (aircraft) and railroad lines, etc. As a result, the cost of plastic models is rising to pay those licensing fees. Some manufacturers are no longer including brand decals or using brand names.

So...my point is that its probably hard as heck for companies like HPI to get the rights to produce a new body. I assume they have to pay royalties too? I wonder...
I had a conversation with Dale Epp about this. Licensing is a brutal nightmare. You are dealing with attorneys and not the owners of the license in most cases and they fail to recognize that this is a consumable piece that will often be destroyed during the course of its use. It got this way in the late 70's or early 80s when Revel made more money on models of a particular car than GM made on the real deal. Granted Revel sold a ton of the model kits. Atorneys smell money and then they screw everything up. Its the American way. Thats why protoform often avoids any resemblence of an actual production vehicle in their touring car shells. So they call them LTC and give them other codes like that.

Mazda and Ford are pretty good about licenses. Notice that there are a lot of Mustang shells available? They are easier to deal with than other manufacturers. Anyway if you want more shells then you would be better off sending email to the maker of the car as well as guys like HPI and McAllister.

Off topic but we all know that Orange County Choppers makes more money from T-shirts than they do from selling bikes.
__________________
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am [PICS & PAINT Discussion ONLY!!!] speedsterblade Electric On-Road 5821 11-21-2016 11:39 AM
TeamNovak (U.S Vintage Trans-Am) NovakTwo Electric On-Road 329 12-07-2013 08:48 PM
U.S. Vintage Trans-Am Racing squarehead Electric On-Road 14187 03-21-2012 02:43 PM
U.S. Vintage Trans Am Nationals: April 12th, 2008 squarehead Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 308 05-14-2008 08:56 AM



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 02:34 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