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Old 04-17-2014, 01:01 AM   #1696
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:00 AM   #1698
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As for innovation, for instance, Xray seemed to have been the first to have the "floating servo" mount, the single suspension arm carriers, the ballcups that have the hole on top so you can unscrew the ballstud without stretching the plastic (hereby contributing to slop), motor mounts, etc...
I've been a fan of HPI/Hotbodies since I first started racing with the Pro4 years ago. I moved onto the Cyclone WCE and now run the TCXX.

One of the things I like is the interchangeable parts from the latest kit back to the earliest Pro4. Side by side you can see the evolution and how far the TCXX has come.

Most of the innovations mentioned above can be purchased by 3rd party manufacturers such as Arrowmax, CSO, Roche, etc. Alternatively I find half the fun is making home brew mods or alterations and seeing lap times reduce with them on the car.

I do hope HPI/Hotbodies will not fade away.
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Would someone explain to me how to measure droop as indicated on the TCXX setup sheets? To me droop is measured above the ride height until the wheels come off the ground so the picture doesn't make sense. Also shock length is it measured from the center of the eyelets or what? Again in the off road world Shock length its measured with the shocks on the car, but with the suspension at full travel only limited by the droop screw. Is that the same here? Just trying to understand and setup my new TCXX before the new TCXXX version comes out
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Would someone explain to me how to measure droop as indicated on the TCXX setup sheets? To me droop is measured above the ride height until the wheels come off the ground so the picture doesn't make sense. Also shock length is it measured from the center of the eyelets or what? Again in the off road world Shock length its measured with the shocks on the car, but with the suspension at full travel only limited by the droop screw. Is that the same here? Just trying to understand and setup my new TCXX before the new TCXXX version comes out
It is my understanding that it doesn't matter how you actually measure the droop as long as it is accurate and done in the same way for each of your setups.

I used to measure droop with the HPI droop tool but it is not very accurate. I have recently started to measure droop using a set of digital calipers, using the bottom part of the caliper (not the jaws). I set the gauge to the desired droop and place the car on a glass setup board (wheels off). Then place the bottom of the caliper on the wishbone at the end above the hinge pin and adjust until the pin of the caliper touches the glass setup board. I can PM you a picture if it will make more sense but I have found this to be very accurate.

On the TCXX I have found the following values to provide the same amount of actual droop

Using the HPI droop tool set to 5mm
Measuring from the bottom of the chassis at the centre of the hinge pin 8mm
Measured in the way described above 11mm
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No one knows where we can found it?
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I emailed with Arn0 yesterday, and he hooked us up

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Old 04-18-2014, 08:19 AM   #1703
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It is my understanding that it doesn't matter how you actually measure the droop as long as it is accurate and done in the same way for each of your setups.

I used to measure droop with the HPI droop tool but it is not very accurate. I have recently started to measure droop using a set of digital calipers, using the bottom part of the caliper (not the jaws). I set the gauge to the desired droop and place the car on a glass setup board (wheels off). Then place the bottom of the caliper on the wishbone at the end above the hinge pin and adjust until the pin of the caliper touches the glass setup board. I can PM you a picture if it will make more sense but I have found this to be very accurate.

On the TCXX I have found the following values to provide the same amount of actual droop

Using the HPI droop tool set to 5mm
Measuring from the bottom of the chassis at the centre of the hinge pin 8mm
Measured in the way described above 11mm
Would you please. We measured the ride height then lifted the car and calculated the distance the chassis raised until the tires came off the surface that was the droop.
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Would someone explain to me how to measure droop as indicated on the TCXX setup sheets? To me droop is measured above the ride height until the wheels come off the ground so the picture doesn't make sense. Also shock length is it measured from the center of the eyelets or what? Again in the off road world Shock length its measured with the shocks on the car, but with the suspension at full travel only limited by the droop screw. Is that the same here? Just trying to understand and setup my new TCXX before the new TCXXX version comes out
Place chassis on setup board. Measure distance from top of board to middle of outer hinge pin. Viola! Done. I use a small steel metric ruler for this.

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Old 04-19-2014, 03:22 AM   #1705
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More what I meant was that where I can purchase this kit.
And 40 000JPY is a lot of money!
HPI UK will have this kit?
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #1706
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Here's my new Arrowmax aluminum chassis. Just arrived today.

Weighs in about 50g more than the stock chassis pictured and roughly twice as stiff.

I will weigh the stock non cut-out chassis plate when I remove it from the car.
What is the part number for the Arroemax aluminum chassis? Mine arrived today; however, it was graphite. I went to the Arrowmax website/option parts/TCXX where there were 3 chassis one (V1) had cut outs, the second (V3) wasn't available yet and the third (V2) is what I ordered (AM-TCXX-68483-V2), which obviously isn't the right part number. Help!
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It's the V3 (7075) and it's in stock now
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HELP! I backordered (a while back) the HB 75188 universal rebuild kit and have been anxiously waiting for it thru backorder. Although Tower Hobbies stated that this was due to come in mid-March, now when I checked the website for my backorder status, it is showing as discontinued! So I backordered and waited for nothing!

Are there any other parts out there that I can use that would fit in place of the 75188?

Thanks in advance.
Hi guys.... This part HB 75188, which is a CURRENT part per the HPI TCXX website, has been on backorder from Tower Hobbies SINCE DECEMBER as far as I've backordered it. It could have been backordered longer than that. Tower's website keeps saying "on order" from month to month... from December, then Jan, then Feb, Mar, April and now May... The thing is, I have a whole bunch of drive shafts that obviously need to connect to that...

Are there any other parts out there that I can use that would fit in place of the 75188?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
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Hi guys.... This part HB 75188, which is a CURRENT part per the HPI TCXX website, has been on backorder from Tower Hobbies SINCE DECEMBER as far as I've backordered it. It could have been backordered longer than that. Tower's website keeps saying "on order" from month to month... from December, then Jan, then Feb, Mar, April and now May... The thing is, I have a whole bunch of drive shafts that obviously need to connect to that...

Are there any other parts out there that I can use that would fit in place of the 75188?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
Just a suggestion. You might try measuring the HPI part and asking in the BD7 or TRF forums to see what size the other brands run. I have a hunch the BD7 cvd rebuild kit will work.

This --> YOKBD-010TP Yokomo CVD Coupler & Pin Set

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Hi guys.... This part HB 75188, which is a CURRENT part per the HPI TCXX website, has been on backorder from Tower Hobbies SINCE DECEMBER as far as I've backordered it. It could have been backordered longer than that. Tower's website keeps saying "on order" from month to month... from December, then Jan, then Feb, Mar, April and now May... The thing is, I have a whole bunch of drive shafts that obviously need to connect to that...

Are there any other parts out there that I can use that would fit in place of the 75188?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
Tamiya parts may work
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