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Old 05-25-2006, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtyDog3375
Nice piece of photoshop work!!!
thanks!
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by AdrianM

KO to Futaba
Orion to CheckPoint

I wonder whats next...HPI/HB to Kyosho?
Adrian you got it wrong HPI/KYOSHO no no no HPI TO TAMIYA
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by HappyHippo
Adrian you got it wrong HPI/KYOSHO no no no HPI TO TAMIYA
My guess is that Adrian said Kyosho because they're one the few manufacturers with pro-level EP touring cars and pro-level 1/8th buggies. HPI/HB are one of the others, as are Losi (soon, with the 8ight & JRX-S) and of course Xray.

Perhaps the O'Donnell 1/8th buggy will be something he'll have a hand in developing before the Worlds later in the year?
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Old 05-25-2006, 02:58 AM
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It was sarcastic ment

But he should move from HPI to another car team Tamiya is the team who has the bigest team and things going their way

But this was sarcastic ment, and why not get Harvey to write a BIG check and make him a Schumacher driver
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Old 05-25-2006, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by AdrianM
Not necessary we have Teemu
True. You do. But what else?
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Why Did Hara Leave Orion?
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Old 05-25-2006, 04:07 AM
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He'll use Atsushi Hara Racing Products Batteries. Let's see.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:03 AM
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I thought Team Checkpoint made batteries to??
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PS: http://www.rctouring.nl/Hara%20naar%...Checkpoint.htm
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:27 AM
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Wow - Big News indeed!

I have to say though, that I Don't blame him at all. I used to use DC Motorsports Ti3 and V2 based motors but recently got a hold of a DC Motorsports Checkpoint and the thing is ballistic! I am tipping he'll be a bit faster now with Checkpoint power, so it'll be interesting to see what Oscar pulls out of the bag with Rheinards motors.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:52 AM
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I think it's more about money than the motor, don't forget racing for us is a hobby, for Hara is where he makes his money, if someone's going to double your salary, you probably will jump as well.
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Originally Posted by caveman
I think it's more about money than the motor, don't forget racing for us is a hobby, for Hara is where he makes his money, if someone's going to double your salary, you probably will jump as well.
Agreed, as long as there not going to jeopardise there performance by making this move and disappear from the podium...
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Originally Posted by caveman
I think it's more about money than the motor, don't forget racing for us is a hobby, for Hara is where he makes his money, if someone's going to double your salary, you probably will jump as well.
I'll agree to a point, but Hara is not going to run a slower motor just because someone pays him more. If he slips out of the limelight, so does Hara Racing Products. Great pick-up for Checkpoint though.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:13 AM
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yes, thats great news
@victor: yes, they make some batteries but i don't think that hara will use them.

PS: news also here: http://www.rc-car-net.at
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hi all:all i can say is WOW nice pick up for team checkpoint.is he still with hpi/hotbodies and will he still be pitting with friend surikarn who's with orions sister brand peak?
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I think Atsushi Hara will have a pit similar to this for the Reedy Race...
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