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HB Racing D219 - 1/10th 2WD Buggy

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Old 02-20-2019, 08:22 AM
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What we know so far:
HB Racing has been working on a new 2WD buggy for quite some time now, and has used parts of an Associated B6.1 as the basis for their test mule, which offered them a vast supply of generic parts like bodies, wheels and springs . When David Ronnefalk won both the 2018 4WD and 2WD Euros, they dropped the name D219 for the first time, indicating that they aimed for a 2019 release:

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Source: HB Racing Facebook page

While you can find hardly any details on the various news outlets, I'd be surprised if HB Racing did not include trademark features like monocoque A arms, highly adjustable arm mounts, and maybe some unique geabox design. At the very least, they were not using the Associated gearbox in Daun, and David Ronnefalk is positive to have a finished car for the IFMAR worlds warm-up race in May:
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Is this a car targeted for carpet and you should still run the 216 for dirt? I think most can agree that the 216 on dirt is tough to improve on outside of the idler gear issues.
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Is this a car targeted for carpet and you should still run the 216 for dirt? I think most can agree that the 216 on dirt is tough to improve on outside of the idler gear issues.
The Euros were held on very slippery dirt and AFAIK everybody in the faster mains used a laydown car. I was sceptical about that for a while, but last weekend I talked to a person whose club operates the last real dirt track in our region, and he said a box stock B6.1D was a second faster per lap than his stand-up car. Two years ago I got my butt handed by the XT2 drivers at that track when I gave my T4 another try. You just loose too much time everywhere. You can accelerate harder, but then, the laydown cars don't need to because they don't slow down so much in the corners.
I'd guess that a D216 will be much easier to set-up to get around the track, but once you've dialed in the new car, you won't look back.
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And another one! If you take a closer look, you can make out a few details of the D219 test mule on this EOS picture of Daniel Kobbevik:
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Another Euros, and a few more pics. For more visit Circus RC's Facebook.

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Very interesting, thankyou for posting, looks like a big overhaul compared to the 216
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Very interesting, thankyou for posting, looks like a big overhaul compared to the 216
Can't wait to see the finished product! This still seems to be a B6.1/D216 hybrid. Hopefully the production version will be closer to the current car than the D216, I could never warm to that.
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Any news from HB on when the D219 will be released? Pre-order possibly?
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Any news from HB on when the D219 will be released? Pre-order possibly?
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