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Old 02-18-2005, 08:03 AM   #16
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Hotbodies is a division of HPI
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:08 AM   #17
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Wrong - they are two separate companies, HPI doesn't own HB and vice versa.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:19 AM   #18
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I like it. I like how the spur gear can be replaced without removing a bulkhead! Looks like 4screws and your in business.Diffs look to be the same as well.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:24 AM   #19
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Note the non-HPI shocks as well.

Remember this is a prototype car as well - AE used Losi parts on the TC3 when they were testing it, and Losi used TC3 parts on the XXX-S when they were testing that. Saving on mold costs is nothing new for TC prototyping.
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:34 AM   #20
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sweet looking ride, thats the first thing i notice is that you could change the spur easy, purples not my thing, but it looks awesome
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:36 AM   #21
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awesome!! Hope it get's released this year or next...
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:41 AM   #22
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6 screws, remove a carbon fybre brace and then the layshaft, then undo the retaining screws for the spur gear is simple?
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:42 AM   #23
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Will this be a conversion for people that have a Pro 4 or is the end of Hara/Surakarn at HPI?

Got a Pro 4 and have new car itus....conversion kit would rock.

Thanks for any info....

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Surakarn did sign for Hot Bodies not HPI when he left TRF so this could be his drive more than Hara's

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6 screws, remove a carbon fybre brace and then the layshaft, then undo the retaining screws for the spur gear is simple?
yeah maybe theres alot of screws to remove but when your removing them nothing else is coming off, like on my tc3 to change the spur i got a shock tower and a diff case and whatnot flapping in the wind
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:50 AM   #26
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6 screws, remove a carbon fybre brace and then the layshaft, then undo the retaining screws for the spur gear is simple?
Compared to (on the T1FK'05) 5 for the upper deck, 2 for a shock tower, 2 for the right rear bulkhead, plus removing and replacing all those parts, yeah, 6 screws is a lot easier

The Pro 4 at the moment has, what, 4 for the rear part of the upper deck, 4 for the bulkhead, 1 or 2 for the shock, then you drop the upper aluminum bit that holds the rear input shaft, have to line up the shaft again, separate the shims correctly, etc.

Of course, I used to compare everything to the Pro 2 (2 screws was IT!) but I think from looking at the layshaft and diffs alone, this car will be easier to work on than most other cars out there right now.
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Wrong - they are two separate companies, HPI doesn't own HB and vice versa.
Don't they have a common owner?
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6 screws, remove a carbon fybre brace and then the layshaft, then undo the retaining screws for the spur gear is simple?
Try working on an RDX, this would be a freakin dream!!

The diffs. are clamped in remove a few screws and pop the diffs. out with out having to remove the bulkheads, priceless!!!

Same as the lay shaft, DIALED, when and where sign me up!!

The only problem I see is the upper deck, looks like a flexi flyer, may need thick or a more solid upper deck for the rug with foams????
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Old 02-18-2005, 08:57 AM   #29
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2 screws on my RC Lab.... lol.

I realy don't understand the use of the cells down the one side on a belt drive, shaft, unless you go for mid mounted, you are stuck with that design, but belt.... it is far more versatile, and with cells generaly getting heavier and electrics getting lighter, you will end up with a completely off-set chassis.

Granted, the car is a lot simpler to work on than some 'other' belt drive cars.
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The design on the easy access diffs and spur reminds me of the Team Osion Valkyrie and I was really hoping that Xray would have design the same but now that a new HPI is listening and new TC is on the works getting th FK05 might be put on hold at the moment...
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