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Old 08-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #5836
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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 only thing I watch for on these bodies is the durability. The two piece designs don't seem to make a difference in durability, but the thickness of the body definitely does. The 'cuda is a bit too thin in my opinion. As for authenticity, that is the main attraction to VTA and the HPI bodies in general. That Parma 'cuda looks like a brick and bystanders ask what it is, which defeats the purpose of having realistic looking bodies.

To answer a, b, and c: Just make the 'cuda thicker and give the 'stang a little spoiler, then add as many more bodies from the 69-71 SCCA Trans Am series as you can afford to license!

p.s.- Thanks for making these bodies in the first place, otherwise we'd all be racing something less fun.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:38 PM   #5837
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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
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Here is my take....


A little of A and B....Drop the more performance thing thats not what this is about. Light buckets are cool but not always wanted. Two piece bodies are fine if the detail is there. They all break in the same place in the front and the two piece is at the rear of the body so IMO the number of parts doesnt matter if the "real" factor is there.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #5838
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The Sprint 2 is a good choice. It's durable and has a lot of adjustability and some very nice hop ups.
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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
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Both A and B. The bodies do need to be a little thicker if you can do it. Please don't add any spoilers if the car didn't have it. I'm kinda mixed on the additional light buckets,they might be cool but I don't know how many people would use them.

I would like to see (not in any particular preference):
a notch back mustang
69/70 mustang
71-72 javelin
older javelin
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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
hpi racing usa
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As a painter I would like to see more detail in the bodies .
we can Shoogoo the snot out of the front end of the bodies to make them stronger . Light Buckets would be nice but not necessary.

So for me I think A & B
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Novak 21.5, Ballistic or SS

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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
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Thicker bodies.
More detail and more decal options. Mirrors, wipers, side and rear exhausts kits. Roll cage.
Mercury Cougar.
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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
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1st off Thanks for the survey. Pretty sweet to see manufacturers looking for product feedback.

I would say option "a"

I would also think it would be nice to have a few other top options like the AMC Javelins or AMX
Ford Falcons (after same chassis as the old pony cars)
Chevy Nova
Pontiac Tempest
If only one could be added then the AMC or AMX cars.

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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
hpi racing usa
I like the one piece bodies - but really not much of a difference between the 2 How about bodies that fit 190mm chassis a 'little better', the cuda is cool, but a touch wide

I vote for Option "A"...light buckets are cool for show cars, but not necessarily needed for 'go' car

Falcon, Javelin, cougar a how about a 70's camero??
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I would like to see the bodies thicker in the front... they cruble after a few hits.... sure you can shoe goo them but that only helps so much....

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One-piece with lots of details. I like to cut them out and paint them up.
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I like the Camaro. It looks fine from the one piece mold. The fact that the Mustang, and Cuda have more of an undercut in the rear means that they need to be two piece. Sure its a little more work to make it look like it needs to. Its easily worth it for it to be two piece since it looks so nice when its done.

As fas as performance vs details I am great with the current formula in most applications. With the exception of a couple of thin noses that crunch up with a quick lick.

Light buckets, I am all for light buckets on new and currently produced shells. Whether they are sold separately or included in the kit.
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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?

Thanks,

AndyH
hpi racing usa
Based soley on if it actual was used as a TA car between 66 and 73. Firbird, 69 Javelin, 68 Cougar, 67 Notchback Mustang, 69/70 Boss 302, 66 Nova, 63 Falcon.
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A. Realism
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And as much durabilty as possible.
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Its now considered legal. PM Robk for details. Its just a SS21.5 with a new exterior and removable sensor cable.
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Its now considered legal. PM Robk for details. Its just a SS21.5 with a new exterior and removable sensor cable.
And you can crank the timing as much as you want.... you can only do so much timing in the SS versions....

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