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Old 07-01-2010, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by slaytanic View Post
That thing looks cool as heII! Why oh why 12th scale? Now its just a toy. Still really neat though!
a 1/10 SC truck is about as big as a 1/8 buggy, not really 1/10 scale if you ask me. The 1/12 HPI truck should be just about right
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:51 PM
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HPI Mini-Trophy

SPECS:

Length: 21" (533.4mm)
Width: 9 3/16" (233mm)
Height: 6 3/8" (162mm)
Wheelbase: 12 9/32" (312mm)

HPI Blitz RTR

SPECS:

Length: 21.6" (548mm)
Width: 11.6" (296mm)
Height: 7.2 - 7.9" (184 - 200mm) adjustable
Wheelbase: 12.9" (329mm) adjustable

Jammin SCRT10

SPECS:

Length: 21" (526mm)
Width: 10.1" (258mm) at rear wheels, widest point
Height: 5.4" (137mm)


Based off of these dimensions, it appears that the mini-trophy will not be much different in size than other SCTs other than its width.

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Old 07-01-2010, 07:01 PM
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this truck is way too cool! i want one!!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:45 PM
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That fixable with offset wheels but then the body would be wrong. And that is what makes it cool.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:10 PM
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I am on the fence with it, I like the scale touches but am kinda peeved they didn't do a solid axle as I think the first company that comes out with one that looks cool and works well will have a success with the basher and scale crowds (Thunder Tech neither looks good or works well so they don't count).

The large expanses of black plastic (and just something about the chassis in general) just looks a little too toyish and not hobby grade to me. I know HPI does make good stuff and perhaps in person it will look/ feel more quality.

I like the 1.9 wheel size, perhaps all those nifty RC4wd wheels will fit. I wish companies would stop making every freaking thing an rtr, there are some of us who like to build things and don't want the garbage that is gonna be in the car as an rtr anywho. I know it is not gonna happen because to many people are too lazy to assemble their cars but I still like to complain about it. I think I need to just see one in person though to make a final decision.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Howard View Post
a 1/10 SC truck is about as big as a 1/8 buggy, not really 1/10 scale if you ask me. The 1/12 HPI truck should be just about right
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series rulebook says Pro-2 trucks must have 117 inch wheelbase and 93 inch track width...So that would make the Blitz right about a true 1/9 scale in length and true 1/8 scale in width.

Trophy Trucks have wheelbase around 125 inches so, the HPI Mini-Trophy would scale up more like a true 1/10.

But, since R/C scale isn't really true scale ... it is more of a relative size comparison to other R/Cs and a general classification. I suppose it makes some sense that HPI calls this 1/12 scale since it should have an overall smaller appearance than the Blitz. Even if it comes out near the same length, in general, a Trophy Truck should be longer than a Pro 2 Short Course Truck.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:39 AM
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Hey Folks, I'm an off road newb just getting into the SC stuff. I'm a bit confused as to where this truck would fit in. This is more of a desert racer and not a CORR type sc truck...right? So you'd drive this thing on typical short course tracks but isn't it a bit to much "glam" for that. Seems like a lot more "detail" than is needed and I have to wonder if that won't end up being the source of alot of breakage. It does look cool though.
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i think its geared toward the scaler crowd, if you wanna call it that. I'd still run one on the track but thats me.
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I can't see why you couldn't run it on your standard track... just take off the spare wheels....

they've already said it's brushless ready... and it's not as small as some people where thinking it was... so i see no reason why it could not be "trackable"

also... yes it's got a lot of plastic... but it's all triangulated... so it could be stronger than we think it is... and HPI's plastic is not trash
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its gonna be fun to drive I think, being the same length but 2 inches skinnier than a sc truck.
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Originally Posted by akura2 View Post
I can't see why you couldn't run it on your standard track... just take off the spare wheels....

they've already said it's brushless ready... and it's not as small as some people where thinking it was... so i see no reason why it could not be "trackable"

also... yes it's got a lot of plastic... but it's all triangulated... so it could be stronger than we think it is... and HPI's plastic is not trash
Thats what I was hoping. It looks like such a cool truck for short course. It'll be my first off road ride in quite awhile but I'm looking forward to it. And I do like the scale look. Anybody have an idea of price yet ?
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its up on tower...

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXACAT**&P=7

$239.99
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:09 PM
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i love the look ... but i sure hope it handles better than the 1/18 mini slash.

i wonder if this hpi mini will be able to handle brushless ???

that is what makes the 1/18n sooo ahrd to handle anyways!
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wow!! Impressive! !!!
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Supposedly it will be brushless ready. If you look at the size specs, it is just a tad smaller than a Blitz. So this really isn't a mini.

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