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Old 07-23-2009, 08:14 PM   #16951
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I have not tried it, so I do not know. Anyway, that was not my point. Perhaps it is time to switch to another brand, since I would get killed for simply pointing out some flaws in HB's products. Why waste my hard earned money?
so are planning on selling your car? which model is it? and what spares? figured i would ask before you end up in the FOR SALE THREAD.

BTW if you broke the tape, did you even file down the tape slots??? If you didnt we understand.......ITS A ROOKIE MISTAKE!!!!

Bashing someone back because they didnt "READ" your emotions is a bad call.... relax dude, and let us at least try to help you ..... especially when the "CYCLONE'S HIGH PREISTS" even replying to you!!

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #16952
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"Standard for years", What??? Roar just approved them for racing LAST year, besides there only legal for ROAR raceing. Most of the other countrys haven't changed there rules for lipos yet. So should HB's build a new lipo friendly car just for the US??

What manufacter designed there car to secure lipo packs, besides TOP??? NO ONE!!! Everything out is aftermarket.

As for the "unsymetrical upper deck", it didn't hurt Korey H. when he ran it at this years Reedy race, he qual. 2nd and finished 3rd also Tq'ing the 3rd round of Qualifing!!!

I ONLY use one piece of strapping tape to hold my lipos in and I haven't lost one this year!!! (TP 5000 on a PPD plate) And yes I DO hit the walls!!!

If you feel at a disadvantage driving a Cyclone, because the 5 year old car wasen't designed to hold a lipo maybe its time for a change!!!

Yup Scotty hits lots of walls!!!

On the serious side, I made the change to Lipos and let me tell you, I gave that a car a serious stress test and have not lost one lipo. I would think you may want to rethink what you are saying but it is a free country....

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:15 PM   #16953
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I shaved approx 2 mm off the alum mount, so clearance is not a problem for me. I do wish HB will offer a cleaner, out of the box usable solution for securing lipo packs without bumps and also for adding weight to the right side of the chassis.

Presently, I add weight to each of my packs, which is kind of a pain, because I also use those packs in my other cars, which doesn't need the weight.

I currently secure my packs with tapes. They have never come off until yesterday, when I had a bad crash and the battery pack slid out from the side and broke a tab off my speedo. That was painful.

Cyclone has some holes at both side of the battery slots, I am sure they can some out with a solution, as there are already many good examples out there for other cars.
Maybe you need to learn how to drive and not crash and yes I am not a sponsor driver. Oh wait I am sposored by Visa or Mastercard
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:17 PM   #16954
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I have not tried it, so I do not know. Anyway, that was not my point. Perhaps it is time to switch to another brand, since I would get killed for simply pointing out some flaws in HB's products. Why waste my hard earned money?
Get a TC5 oh wait you need to get an after market part to make that lipo friendly...
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:30 PM   #16955
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Geez there is a lot of drama on this thread! I'll let you know when i finish my lipo chassis! The wannabe engineer in my has some wild ideas!
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:32 PM   #16956
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just cut out lexan and stick it under the batteries. that should do the trick.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:49 PM   #16957
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Geez there is a lot of drama on this thread! I'll let you know when i finish my lipo chassis! The wannabe engineer in my has some wild ideas!
Do tell, inquiring(sp) minds want to know!!!

I was thinking of mounting the Top side tray to my car, but I already have it balanced with the PPD plate and the weight down to 1425!!!
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:04 PM   #16958
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Honestly, I am quite dissapointed that after lipo has become the standard for years, HB has yet to come out with a practical solution for lipo. I have been waiting and waiting, hoping HB has been working on a good solution that doesn't require their customers to make time consuming customizations. And yes, I am very dissapointed. The unsymetrical upper deck that they just released is simply an ad hoc bug fix, which doesn't really resolve the problem for securing lipo packs. What are they thinking? Now I feel like I am at an disadvantage driving a Cyclone. I truly hope HB will come out with a more thoughtful solution very soon. Is it really that difficult?
When I had my first Pro 4 since 7-8 yrs ago, they took a lot of test before release the car, that's why they got really good suspension geometry. As we knew when the Cyclone came out, it still keep using all the suspension part from Pro 4 with really good sucess even yrs after they have new TC ver. So, IMO, just be patient and positive, I do belive they will release something new later that works great not only for Lipo friendly but probably something else too which I don't know yet since I'm not sponsored either.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #16959
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Your breathe stinks.....you need a tic-tac.

Stlnlst said "phuck off" Your my hero for the hour Clint!Matter of fact,this kid needs to pop his Mom's titty from his mouth.Better yet put it back in so the whining will stop.
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Obviously, no one read what I was trying to say. Scott just got so anxious in bashing once he saw an opportunity I wonder why he is so defensive.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:45 PM   #16960
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Your breathe stinks.....you need a tic-tac.

Stlnlst said "phuck off" Your my hero for the hour Clint!Matter of fact,this kid needs to pop his Mom's titty from his mouth.Better yet put it back in so the whining will stop.
I would say LOL, but I'm sponsored so I have to be nice!!!LMAO
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I would say LOL, but I'm sponsored so I have to be nice!!!LMAO
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Scott, I just want to say you did a fantastic job representing your sponsor. I am sure many potential customers will see the thread, and your posts.
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Scott, I just want to say you did a fantastic job representing your sponsor. I am sure many potential customers will see the thread, and your posts.
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Billythekid...........more like billytheCRYBABY.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:47 AM   #16965
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Scott, I just want to say you did a fantastic job representing your sponsor. I am sure many potential customers will see the thread, and your posts.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with Scott's posts...Just because he's sponsored doesn't mean he cannot define his sponsor's products when they are being attached...

Actually, the opinions of Scott probably went up BECAUSE he defined their product

hmmmm, guess you really 'fixed' him, huh?
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