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Old 12-01-2010, 09:42 PM   #9796
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MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/104926/

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/17531/

Finally made it to the US HPI website. Hopefuly will be added to the approved body list soon.
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MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/104926/

http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/17531/

Finally made it to the US HPI website. Hopefuly will be added to the approved body list soon.
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I hope it comes with stickers like those stripes...it also has 26's all around in the pics...

it do...

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While I freely admit that the 69 HPI Camaro looks more realistic than the 68, there is still something that I can't put my finger on that I like better about the 68.
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Stay tuned....if I say more I will be 'disappeared"....
Heck, I'd be happy if you solved the "Big as a whiskey barrel" cap problem, never mind the footprint issue.
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Havok/GTB.......ESC Footprint: 1.16 x 1.49 (29.5 x 37.8 mm)

LRP SXX..........Dimension: 30.5x34x16mm

LRP SPX...........33.1x37.6x14.9mm

Tekin RS...........Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.00" x .45" (33 x 25.4 x 11.5mm)

maybe its just me?...but I dont see the big difference...or deal

my car is as neat as it was with the other esc in it....the cap is a little big, but not like it cant be mounted or zip tied to the motor wires or battery wires...just wondering is this more "Brand" or size....
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Actually, the "real" size of a GTB is more like 41 x 39. Most manufacturers appear to state the size of the plastic case and don't include the circuit boards or connectors that stick out of one (or two) sides. The Tekin is really 31 x 35. The original LRP Sphere was actually 43 x 33.
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maybe its just me?...but I dont see the big difference...or deal

...just wondering is this more "Brand" or size....
It's size, as I'd rather run Novak, which I have been doing going back to the Cyclone days. I have found Novak products to be dead flat reliable no matter what I've demanded of them over the years, but as real estate gets smaller, and balance more important, SIZE and WEIGHT matter now more than they ever have for on-road racing. Having a smaller esc means that I can run a mid sized rx which usually means it has better conversion and signal discrimination and longer range. With a larger esc, I find that I often have to use a more expensive micro rx that's really best suited to an indoor environment, expensive enough that it's cheaper to run a mid size rx and a non-Novak than to run a Novak and a micro rx. I know it's as much about personal preference as it is what you'll tolerate in the wiring bundle, but I'm not alone, not by a long shot. Outside, you can't discount the range factor and lower susceptibility to glitches, even with 2.4ghz equipment.

Figure if size/weight WASN'T an issue with potential Novak customers, their more competative pricing alone would give them market dominance in just about every class of racing. Not happening? Otherwise, why would they bother to address it in constant attempts to to get smaller and lighter? The market is getting tighter, just like the economy, and people are voting with their wallets.

Heck, in spite of the Military discount that I get from Tekin, I prefer to buy and run Novak units, and have NEVER, EVER had one fail, brushed and brushless esc or brushless motor since the mid 90s. Can't say the same for ANY of my more expensive, but smaller and lighter Tekin products that I've purchased lately.

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I'm surprised that the '66 Mustang coupe body comes with the white roundels for the numbers but no numbers.

Nice body though. I wonder what color blue that is that they used?
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Havok/GTB.......ESC Footprint: 1.16 x 1.49 (29.5 x 37.8 mm)

LRP SXX..........Dimension: 30.5x34x16mm

LRP SPX...........33.1x37.6x14.9mm

Tekin RS...........Dimensions: 1.3 x 1.00" x .45" (33 x 25.4 x 11.5mm)

maybe its just me?...but I dont see the big difference...or deal

my car is as neat as it was with the other esc in it....the cap is a little big, but not like it cant be mounted or zip tied to the motor wires or battery wires...just wondering is this more "Brand" or size....
For me its the difference between putting my receiver on the chassis plate and putting it on my servo (which is not neat)
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all of mine is on the chassis incl transponder.....what chassis you running?

and even in my TC3 it can be done

this my TC5 with the SPX...all I did was removed the SPX and put in the Havok...didnt move anything else...looks just as good...imo
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I run Xray now. When I ran Associated I had JUST enough room with my TC4 to fit everything into the tub without stacking, but I also run Futaba 9551 low profile servos, there's no way I could of done it with a standard servo and I use Airtronics micro receivers.
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Sure it can be done. It's just not high on my list of things to do if I can avoid it.
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all of mine is on the chassis incl transponder.....what chassis you running?

and even in my TC3 it can be done

this my TC5 with the SPX...all I did was removed the SPX and put in the Havok...didnt move anything else...looks just as good...imo
Is it my eyes, or are you running the same width tires all around?
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