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Old 02-04-2007, 11:38 AM   #16
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It really doesnt matter. Hot Bodies is a division of HPI from last I Remember. THe only thing I can see that strikes me funny is their lack of annodizing the same color of purple. Pod vs. Diff/turnbuckles...different shades. But come on, how much REAL innovation is there with 12th scale. Look back 15+ years ago and everyone is still copying everyone.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:41 AM   #17
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now im puzzled: If i put on the piece that gets rid of the tweak screws, and one tires lifts up before the other, which one do I true down? For example, say the right lifts up before the left.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:56 AM   #18
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How much innovation is there with RC in ANY class nowadays? Look at them: all sedans are the same (excluding JRX-S[R]), all 1/12th scales, all 1/10 ST's, all truggies, all 1/8 buggies, all or everything is the same unless someone could make a front mounted engine for a 1/8 buggy for more steering, thats innovative no matter if the buggy was faster or slower.
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Umm, GenX is not the same as a 12l4 or a Corally.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:19 PM   #20
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but the gen x from crc is a copy of many manu. the front end is a mix of Hpi and Kawanda. everyone copies everyone, they just hope as they copy someone else that can make it better.
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but the gen x from crc is a copy of many manu. the front end is a mix of Hpi and Kawanda. everyone copies everyone, they just hope as they copy someone else that can make it better.
Uh, no.
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Long live the Bolink Bandito! At least it looked different from everything else.
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Long live the Bolink Bandito! At least it looked different from everything else.
I agree. It looked very different from all of the other cars and it came with the built in "BoLink Bounce." It was my first 1/12 scale car. My dad and cousin also started with that car and none of us ever broke a part. That's something for durability. It featured a dampner tube on the front end.

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That's it! Ahh the memories. I still have mine out in the building somewhere. It still has that body like yours on the left (Jerobee?) Anyhoo, I was digging around out there and found my old Delta 1/12th. I noticed how much it looks like the new HPI and most other 1/12th cars out there now. I guess you can only do so much with a pancar. But I would buy one to update from these old steam powered racers I have.
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That Bolink is nice! It looks like a 1/12 version of the Invader.

As for something different that is why I run a Kawada

Ya, I know I could also run a Corally but the Kawada is more unique and they both are just as difficult to find parts for.
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That Kawada isn't anything different, it's a total copy! 12L4 xeroxed....
The Bolink body on the left was a Sckhee, not sure if spelled right, was one of the cooler 80's 12th bodies....
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That Kawada isn't anything different, it's a total copy! 12L4 xeroxed.......
No its not. Only partially. Note the hubs using a single nut and the battery hold-downs integrated into the chassis plate. Ya, those features may seem small but for that it doesn't make it a "total" copy. For that you can say about all the others especially the Yokomo 1/12. The only exception would be the Corally.
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i thot it was an x ray (joking)
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After seeing this post I am selling my Cyclone. I find HB to be nothing but disgusting rip off artists making money on the design work of other companies and I will not contribute to thier efforts. This rebadged RC12L4 with an alloy lower pod plate is shameful and it is the last straw

I guess this is nothing new for them though. At the Worlds in South Africa the drivers that were handed Pro 4 protoypes got a carbon chassis kit a purple alloy motor mount and a TC3 Team kit with the box turned inside out so the outside look like brown paper.

The Cyclone's rear shock tower and all its suspenion can be replaced with the same parts from the Tamiya 415MS and every bit of it replaces the stock HB parts perfectly with no fitting or changes in geometry...of course that is a coincedence

Did anyone see the pics of HB's new 4wd off road car...its a purple rip off of the J-Concepts BJ-4 Worlds kit! I don't mean it looks like a BJ-4 I mean it IS a Purple BJ-4! It is absolutly disgusting
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