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Old 06-27-2007, 05:56 PM   #16
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let's see all the hyper 's
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:06 PM   #17
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Thought there's already a new model Hyper 8 that I read about somewhere in this forum, quite sometime ago ?. Heard it's so much better than Hyper 7 also.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:17 AM   #18
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the hyper 8 is a completely new platform and is the latest of the hyper line. But I can never forget the reliability of the hyper 7, sometimes depending on the track I feel like I wouldn't mind driving the hyper 7 over the newer cars haha.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:31 AM   #19
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Just a few of the mods that I did to my hyper7.
- grinded the radio posts and the receiver box to drop the whole radio tray a few mm just enough to keep it from touching the chassis. If you guys check your kits there is quite a lot of space under the servos. if you do this you'll have to put a small washer where the brake linkage is to keep it from binding.
- removed part of the splash guard to save weight
- grinded the chassis braces to save weight
- milled different areas of the chassis to save weight

Thats all I can remember right now
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:09 AM   #20
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nice hyper ....got a hyper 7 pcr pro ... from my brother yesterday... can't wait to try it out....
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:41 PM   #21
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Nice job you've done there Genius.
However, a word of caution :-

- removed part of the splash guard to save weight
(You can't save much weight removing a small piece of plastic here. On the contrary, you might compromise it's effectiveness)

- grinded the chassis braces to save weight
(Taking away more material would weaken it's structure, as the manufacturer had already used as little as they could to cut cost)

- milled different areas of the chassis to save weight
(Overworking here put off it's balance, as well as allow too much flexing)
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:04 PM   #22
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yeah I thought the same thing before, but I raced the hyper7 for 3 years and I only had 2 complaints. 1 was the shock shafts of which they already addressed with the 3.5 shafts. the second would be that its a little overweight.

With the splash guard the chassis and the braces you'd be surprised, but that really saved a lot of weight. Every little ounce of weight counts cause it all adds up in the end. My hyper7 was a pure racing machine. In terms of rigidity I think Hobao was a little generous with the material anyway cause everything is still straight and intact. no signs of wear either. Just have to be careful where and how much you remove. I did notice the benefits cause the buggy just accelerates and turns a lot faster.

I wouldnt do this with the newer buggies cause like you said nowadays they do use as little material as possible to cut cost as well as improve performance.
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genius-thats a cool idea lowering the radio tray. i appreciate your anal-ness
All i have is a pic of my latest body.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:16 AM   #24
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genius-thats a cool idea lowering the radio tray. i appreciate your anal-ness
All i have is a pic of my latest body.
nice paint job...


i just bought another hyper 7 pcr pro... i hope to have it next week....
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Nice job you've done there Genius.
However, a word of caution :-

- removed part of the splash guard to save weight
(You can't save much weight removing a small piece of plastic here. On the contrary, you might compromise it's effectiveness)

- grinded the chassis braces to save weight
(Taking away more material would weaken it's structure, as the manufacturer had already used as little as they could to cut cost)

- milled different areas of the chassis to save weight
(Overworking here put off it's balance, as well as allow too much flexing)

nice tip's.....
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Old 07-01-2007, 04:42 AM   #26
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ok now im haveing problem's with my prc pro... it turn hard... i geassed the steering and looked at the pivot ball's all is ok... what is the problem????
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you mean that the steering is binding? sometimes buggies have a little bind in the steering at full down travel
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you mean that the steering is binding? sometimes buggies have a little bind in the steering at full down travel
i found that the steering plate was bent lol... i have a new 1 anyway ... now it is steering really good...
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:33 AM   #29
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well i also founf that the new fuel tank that i just paid for is not sealing... the srcew on top is striped and has the wroung o-ring on it... just my luck...
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well let's get this started again...
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