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Old 08-26-2009, 02:18 PM   #5821
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Perfect on the combo if you want to go with new. As long as you can get parts for the cyclone its just fine. Check to see what parts they carry at your shop. If they don't have spares, I would pass on that car. I'd look for a used version of whatever the stock the most parts of. I still run an old Assocated TC3 because my shop keeps stocking parts.
my buddy is a team driver for HB....and he just got one, so i figure between the two of us...we'd be able to have enough spares, cause i really could care less to have to order stuff



i looked at assoctiated....and i just don't ever want a belt driven car, seems like too much work to me....i wanna stick to shaft driven
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my buddy is sponsered....so i generally can get whatever i need through him



i looked at assoctiated....and i just don't ever want a belt driven car, seems like too much work to me....i wanna stick to shaft driven
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well nix the cyclone.....it's belt driven.

would an e-10 for for a decent chassis?
i want to stay shaft driven...any other ones that are decent?
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well nix the cyclone.....it's belt driven.

would an e-10 for for a decent chassis?
i want to stay shaft driven...any other ones that are decent?
the AE TC3 is shaft driven and one of the best cars for this class..if not the best..and I have alot of proof..lol
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An E10 would not be a good chassis for a brushless system.
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An E10 would not be a good chassis for a brushless system.
why is that?
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the AE TC3 is shaft driven and one of the best cars for this class..if not the best..and I have alot of proof..lol
i'll TRY to search for a used one...but my god the search on this site SUCKS
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why is that?
they are not strong at all..I have 2 of them , one is new and they are just a head-ache for me and my kids..but Ill take $40 for both and parts...lol.. I got them tc3's like me and its been great ever since....

I had problems with the drive train...

try ebay or check with some locals whom are running newer cars..cya and good luck..
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I have enjoyed running my 08 Xray belt drive in this class however I run the belts a little on the loose side to make sure there is no speed loss from belt tension friction. I would still go with either a TC3 or TC4 for the simplicity and ease.
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HPI Pro4 is another good shaft drive car. I love mine, but good luck tracking one down for a good price. I think RCGT has been driving up the price on used ones.
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Hi everyone,

A couple of questions about HPI Vintage TA bodies:

Do you have a preference based solely on whether a body is a one piece body (68 Camaro) or a two piece body (Mustang and Cuda)?

What would you like to see in future bodies?
a. Same level of performance and detail/realism as the current bodies
b. More realistic details even at the cost of performance
c. More performance at the cost of realistic details

Would Lexan light buckets be a welcome addition to the bodies?

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The E10 is not a good choice for durability, but if you choose it you must get a bearing set. A friend of mine has an E10 and he put a stock motor in it and the plastic bushings that rotate with the shaft melted. The bushings rotate instead of the shaft rotating inside the bushings. When you put in bearings that changes. He also had trouble with dog bones popping out. If you like shaft drive the Tamiya TB03 is a good choice also. I like my Cyclone S although it's not a shaft drive. The Tamiya TT01E is a good car. It's shaft drive and there are lot of inexpensive hop ups out there.
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The E10 is meant strictly as a first time intro chassis/platform. For any type of competition or more spirited driving hpi/hb offers the Sprint2 and Cyclone platforms.

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andyh:
1. The one piece bodies are stronger.
2. Javelin / AMX.
3. 1970 Mustang fastback.
4. Make them realistic, any one can make blobs.
5. Javelin / AMX
6. Javelin / AMX
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