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Old 01-20-2016, 03:54 PM   #706
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hiro when can we have c hubs I got a car built and no hubs what the deal if I go to the birds I have not parts I guess it sit till then or run my tcxx
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:49 AM   #707
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hiro when can we have c hubs I got a car built and no hubs what the deal if I go to the birds I have not parts I guess it sit till then or run my tcxx
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The c hubs are already available and in stock at HPI USA. But it seems hobbico which is our main distributor in the North American market still doesn't have those in the system yet.

I will try to check with our sales and will let you know as soon as possible. Worst case, we will try to see if we can provide you the parts directly for the Birds. We will see.

Thank you for all your support.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:46 AM   #708
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hiro when can we have c hubs I got a car built and no hubs what the deal if I go to the birds I have not parts I guess it sit till then or run my tcxx
reminder you CAN use the TCXX C-Hubs with a little shimming they work great i have been running them for the last few months. I club raced with Hiro this weekend and i think i saw them in his personal car also.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:49 AM   #709
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What droop are you guys using on the pro 5? I've seen quite a few setups posted on petitrc and many are using around 9mm front 8mm back. Compared to the other cars which I've, they're only running 5mm front 4mm back. Thanks.
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What droop are you guys using on the pro 5? I've seen quite a few setups posted on petitrc and many are using around 9mm front 8mm back. Compared to the other cars which I've, they're only running 5mm front 4mm back. Thanks.
The setup sheets quoting 9mm and 8mm are measured with the car sitting flat on the setup board and then the 9mm is measured from the board to the point on the hub hinge pin using a ruler or calipers.

Most other cars are quoted around 5mm with the car on 10mm blocks and a stepped droop gauge.

I am still using the kit 9mm and 8mm indoors on carpet...
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:01 AM   #711
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What droop are you guys using on the pro 5? I've seen quite a few setups posted on petitrc and many are using around 9mm front 8mm back. Compared to the other cars which I've, they're only running 5mm front 4mm back. Thanks.
Those droop # are based off of the center of the c-hub pin on the arms.

I run 5.2 front & 4.5 rear @ 5.5mm ride height. Using Hudy gauges.
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Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:25 PM   #713
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reminder you CAN use the TCXX C-Hubs with a little shimming they work great i have been running them for the last few months. I club raced with Hiro this weekend and i think i saw them in his personal car also.
Don't forget to run the 5mm hex (or 4.5mm hex with 0.5mm wheel spacer) to maintain correct track width when using the TCXX hubs
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:05 PM   #714
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Hi

The c hubs are already available and in stock at HPI USA. But it seems hobbico which is our main distributor in the North American market still doesn't have those in the system yet.

I will try to check with our sales and will let you know as soon as possible. Worst case, we will try to see if we can provide you the parts directly for the Birds. We will see.

Thank you for all your support.
well I got the car at the birds no rep from hpi can't run the car cause no c hubs what the hold up
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:40 PM   #715
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here is a video from my second outing with the pro5. the car feels pretty good. just needs a few more tweaks. i found out after the races though that my left chub was broken and moving around a lot. fortunately, most of the turns were right turns

https://youtu.be/p7QAxanJ__8
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Time for a fresh kit.

i have a Pro5 for sale here.

HB Pro5 TC
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First off ill start by saying I do enjoy my pro5 and I do expect to break parts, that's not the issue. But what is a huge issue is not being able to get new parts. Is April 30th a realistic date for all these steering parts coming back to being in stock?! State champs are in March so how can i expect to run this car?
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Does anyone know if there are any steering blocks from different makes that will fit the TCXX C-hub? without having to get a longer drive shaft or any other mods. Thanks!
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First off ill start by saying I do enjoy my pro5 and I do expect to break parts, that's not the issue. But what is a huge issue is not being able to get new parts. Is April 30th a realistic date for all these steering parts coming back to being in stock?! State champs are in March so how can i expect to run this car?
I would say that's probably pretty accurate. HPI (at least North America) has been horrible about releasing and stocking parts for the better part of a decade now.
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Does anyone know if there are any steering blocks from different makes that will fit the TCXX C-hub? without having to get a longer drive shaft or any other mods. Thanks!
I doubt it, most other cars run an extra 1mm spacing in the axle. What's the issue with the std steering blocks? I haven't had any issue with them
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