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Old 05-23-2008, 09:19 AM   #121
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I hope the tank is better then the current tank my Hyper ST uses.... Its shaped almost like an upside down pyramid which causes the fuel pressure to drop as the tank gets used up....very similar tot he half tank lean of a Savage..... a good tank needs to be square...or at lease have consistent surface area as the fuel is used up.... a tapered tank will not provide consistent fuel pressure............I Love my Hyper, but I had to install a Mugen tank to get consistent tuning.... a fancy shaped gas tank may look all neat, but if its not square it will not hold a consistent tune.... When I say square I am meaning the bottom of the tank has the same are as the top of the tank.... fuel pressure is directly related to surface area of fuel..the less surface area the less pressure....So if a tank tapers down toward the bottom the fuel pressure will also drop accordingly....which can make tuning more difficult
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Few questions come to mind looking at this buggy...


with a tilted engine, will you need a special starterbox or to mod your current one? I have a revo with a tilted box, and a special box was needed to start it....


also the 8.5 pro has so much more aluminum than this.

for example the chassis braces from the rear shock tower to the chassis are plastic on the 9 and aluminum on the 8.5 pro..

this being a new buggy wouldn't it be smart to put aluminum on it already to add to the durability? or they are asuming people will spend $600 on this kit and another $300 on hop ups if the kit doesn't end up being durable?.... I mean can a buggy with plastic parts where stronger aluminum parts would be a good idea compete in today's market with the losi, xray, and many other companies already including those pieces?

also no c/f top radip plate?

is it because I am looking at early production models? or is this what to expect from the first series 9?
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:35 AM   #123
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what you are looking at is a prototype and not production. but for the record, neither xray nor losi puts aluminum braces in their kits as stock items.

while aluminum can make it more durable, its also a tuning item as it makes the car stiffer which in some cases you may not want that to happen.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:47 AM   #124
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any idea what the price can be? what was the last hyper's price when it debuted?
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #125
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the 8.5 was a little over 400 but now can be bought for 400... so I would assume close the same for the 9.
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you don't need a special starter box.
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well if the kit is under $500 I will deff wait for the 9.

some things worry me about the 9, the lay down engine makes it seem more cramped up and complicated to work on etc. but Ill have to wait for some initial reviews...

hopefulyl there wont be any major issues out of the factory like some new buggies sometimes have.


waiting a few extra weeks wont hurt, I have been waiting 4 months already...

you think we will see this buggy on the market before the end of july?
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you think we will see this buggy on the market before the end of july?
I think it will be available by then, they said 2 months like 2 weeks ago so maybe even by mid july.
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nice this gives me an extra month to put more cash aside for the buggy alone and do this right the first time
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any new updates on the hyper 9?
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:30 PM   #131
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plastic braces especially in the rear is a must now....
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well if the kit is under $500 I will deff wait for the 9 you think we will see this buggy on the market before the end of july?
The car kit will be priced comparably to its predecessors; aaaaaand...probably not *before* the end of July.
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This is also on my watch list for my next car. Nothing on it scares me at all, they just arent scared to do something alittle different. That is a respectable thing.
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I hope the tank is better then the current tank my Hyper ST uses.... Its shaped almost like an upside down pyramid which causes the fuel pressure to drop as the tank gets used up....very similar tot he half tank lean of a Savage..... a good tank needs to be square...or at lease have consistent surface area as the fuel is used up.... a tapered tank will not provide consistent fuel pressure............I Love my Hyper, but I had to install a Mugen tank to get consistent tuning.... a fancy shaped gas tank may look all neat, but if its not square it will not hold a consistent tune.... When I say square I am meaning the bottom of the tank has the same are as the top of the tank.... fuel pressure is directly related to surface area of fuel..the less surface area the less pressure....So if a tank tapers down toward the bottom the fuel pressure will also drop accordingly....which can make tuning more difficult
Fuel pressure is not related to the surface area of the fuel. Fuel pressure is directly related to the height that the fuel level is above the bottom of the tank. The surface area is irrelevant. The taller the tank, the greater the change in pressure when running. The perfect tank (for fuel pressure) would be extremely thin so that the height of the fuel changes very little. Imagine a pancake rather than a tall cylinder.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:10 AM   #135
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So how is the wrenching? Easy acces to the diffs ect.
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