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Old 10-05-2015, 08:04 AM
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I am hoping they release this buggy soon.
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He seems like a clever dude, there must be some explanation. Perhaps it's cleverly worked out to totally balance out all the driveline/motor rotating inertias... I can't see why you'd want all that weight right at the back though, especially on carpet/astro.
The car is designed for dirt, not astro / carpet. As I read on Neo.
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Available when exactly?
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Originally Posted by jpcopeland1 View Post
Available when exactly?
That has not been announced.
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Originally Posted by jpcopeland1 View Post
Available when exactly?
This article said around christmas who knows

http://www.msuk-forum.co.uk/topic/21...t-bodies-d216/
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The car is designed for dirt, not astro / carpet. As I read on Neo.
It appears that way....They should have just used a 413 with no front driveshafts in Japan...
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Definitely a dirt buggy. I run on clay with a CF chassis and mid motor buggy, and it's a good basic layout. I'm sure this car will be good, but I hope for all the HB fans that HB finally gets their act together with parts supply.

It's one thing to have to mail order your parts from one of three different places (I do), it's another thing if none of them have needed parts in stock.
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And the esc on the side of the gearbox?
The spur is bladed so it can cool the esc...
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It appears that way....They should have just used a 413 with no front driveshafts in Japan...
Yep for sure...
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I don't know much on the d413 so pardon my ignorance but it looks like the d2 prototype has adjustable c-hubs? Very Nice.
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Release date end of year so that could be early next year hotbodies doesnt exactly have the best track record. Sorry but the design and electronics layout just doesnt appeal to me good luck to everyone waiting for this.
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Originally Posted by tedstryker View Post
Release date end of year so that could be early next year hotbodies doesnt exactly have the best track record. Sorry but the design and electronics layout just doesnt appeal to me good luck to everyone waiting for this.
i think the layout that was used in Japan is not the permanent layout that will be used in the US.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:57 AM
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What I like about Torance's HB cars that they are very innovative and this one does not disappoint.

The ESC on the side of the gearbox looks really neat, i just hope my servo tape is up to the task! 😁

I have seen it written that the batter my can be placed in several locations both sideways and lengthwise.

The pictures from ROAR Nats would lead me to believe that the team had the battery sideways and pressed up against the gearbox since most of the drivers had their ESC capacitors mounted to the top of the ESC.

It seems laydown/center mounted setups were required to be competitive at Worlds and it seems every other company was privy to that info. I wonder why HB didn't slap something together for the boys to be more competitive. It seems like such a waste to have the talent of Ty and David running a car known to be uncompetitive on the given surface.

Either way I am looking forward to getting my hands on one of these ASAP!
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I like the creativity and willingness to do new things these guys possess. I am concerned that someone having to buy there own electronics would be as willing to hang their esc out there in the open. Both collisions and real dirt tracks could be a issue. I may be wrong and I hope I am.
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I like the creativity and willingness to do new things these guys possess. I am concerned that someone having to buy there own electronics would be as willing to hang their esc out there in the open. Both collisions and real dirt tracks could be a issue. I may be wrong and I hope I am.
The ESC is solid state, no moving parts (except for the fan),so they can stand up to a great deal of abuse. That being said the placement seems well shielded by the rear wheel. Dirt shouldn't be an issue. It might gob up your fan in the worst case. Besides who runs 1/10th on loose dirt these days, lol.

I really like how clean it makes the wiring. I just hope my servo tape is up to the challenge.
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