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Old 04-24-2002, 11:15 PM   #571
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Thank you TRF-G! You should post this on the HPI thread right away. you'll be a hero.
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A picture with your post, when trouble shooting, will probably get more rctech help than without...
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Old 04-25-2002, 12:08 AM   #572
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Is this the mirror version of that new Japanese sedan by Alex (except for the purple anodised parts)?
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Old 04-25-2002, 12:13 AM   #573
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well well well, the truth is out. The pro4 lives........... Save up uor pennies kids HPI has again released a car for you to send your money on.
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Old 04-25-2002, 12:14 AM   #574
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this is the HPI Prototyp driven by Atushi Hara at the LRP Touring Car Masters last weekend...i found the Picture on a german Rc Car Page...

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Old 04-25-2002, 12:23 AM   #575
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man, you guys are good at getting pictures.

FYI, if this is similar to the "Alex" verison which uses very small spur gear, be very very careful. They strip very easily.
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Old 04-25-2002, 12:46 AM   #576
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i am very disappointed if HPI is coming out with a car like that.......
thanks for the picture though.. TRF Germany!
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Old 04-25-2002, 01:09 AM   #577
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Hmmmm, I've seen that car before....

TC3 + IRS parts in pic below = Pro4???

Heck, if they sold if a good price, it could be a real winner, both literally and figuratively.
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Old 04-25-2002, 01:43 AM   #578
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A friend of mine saw the car resently and he said the same thing, its a tc3 type HPI car.
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the new "pro4" is really a TC3-type car. but i cannot see it clearly from the pic below. is it open gear box or sealed gear box ???
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Old 04-25-2002, 03:01 AM   #580
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The gear box is open for now. I bet they seal it soon.
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Old 04-25-2002, 06:08 AM   #581
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Well to me the new car looks good.

Disappointed to see the loss of the centre batteries (don't forget that a Pro3 came sixth (I think) in the warm up race, so the car does have pace.

But I do have a soft spot for shaft drive, and to me that car looks like it drops the aspects of the TC3 I don't like i.e that odd steering geometry, and the wide offset of the batteries from the shaft, because of the ribs in the middle of the moulded chassis.

And hopefully it will be nice and light, unlike Tamiya's George Foreman-esque TB cars.

The Alex cars are not something I've seen over here.
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Old 04-25-2002, 06:42 AM   #582
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just to stir the pot a little.......the name of the picture file is "falscherasso" I don't know german but could that be "false chassis?"........is this something HPI has leaked to satisfy curiosity but keep the real car secret?
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Looks almost just like the Academy STR-4 Pro except everyting is on opposite sides of the car.
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More simply, it's just: "fraud Asso", "false Asso".
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Well if that is the new Pro-4, I'm glad to see HPI getting back to plate graphite chassis. They always made good cars that way and should have never gone the composite tub route.
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