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Old 11-18-2002, 11:00 AM   #1216
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Does anyone know/heard when the new pro 3 (pro 4) shaft driven version might be out?
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Old 11-18-2002, 11:10 AM   #1217
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Pro4
probably another year or two from now
But the final version may not be shaft driven.
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Old 11-18-2002, 12:03 PM   #1218
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Well, Hara raced a prototype shaft driven pro 3 in Cali I think...and R/C Car magazine had talked of a new car so....any more thoughts out there...
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Old 11-18-2002, 12:19 PM   #1219
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The prototype shaft car Hara used...has been brought up over a handful of time already... The official statement that HPI put out is that is is only a protytype and nothing more. They are testing serveral different drive trains...including a belt driven car as well.
Like you... everyone is ancious to get the new car...
I'm looking forward to the new car as well...hopefully this time it will deserve the "Pro" name and HPI will do it right.
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Old 11-19-2002, 06:51 AM   #1220
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hopefully this time it will deserve the "Pro" name and HPI will do it right
Can of worms I know but you dont think the 3 deserved the Pro name??
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Old 11-20-2002, 12:51 AM   #1221
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Default Optional Pro 3 parts

does anyone know where i can get this item?
already checked, controlcentre and rcmodel

item #60062
http://www.hpiracing.co.jp/parts/w_60062_01.jpg


this item is under Nobrands from HPI Japan...

oh, some of the pics from HPI challenge is up on HPI Japan. looks like Hara is running a new shell other than the stratus???


Thanks in advance

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Old 11-20-2002, 01:25 AM   #1222
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Old 11-20-2002, 01:50 AM   #1223
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does anyone know where i can get this item?
already checked, controlcentre and rcmodel

item #60062
http://www.hpiracing.co.jp/parts/w_60062_01.jpg


this item is under Nobrands from HPI Japan...

oh, some of the pics from HPI challenge is up on HPI Japan. looks like Hara is running a new shell other than the stratus???


Thanks in advance
it is made by jet of HK. go to www.jethobby.com
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Old 11-20-2002, 08:18 AM   #1224
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Default HPI Challenge, Japan

I have a friend that went to Japan for the HPI Challenge race and he told me last Saturday that ALL of the locals in Japan ran the Suzuki Esscudo (rally) bodies on their cars. With the big wings on the front and back. That body was glued to the ground. While the visiting drivers from other countries ran sedan bodies that gave them less than perfect traction.
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Old 11-21-2002, 09:31 PM   #1225
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Default aluminum body mount

just curious...won't these neat purple aluminum body posts bend in a frontal collission??
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Old 11-21-2002, 09:55 PM   #1226
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I have a friend that went to Japan for the HPI Challenge race and he told me last Saturday that ALL of the locals in Japan ran the Suzuki Esscudo (rally) bodies on their cars. With the big wings on the front and back. That body was glued to the ground. While the visiting drivers from other countries ran sedan bodies that gave them less than perfect traction.
kinda sucks that they use different rules than we are accustomed to here...our rules specifically state "190mm bodies on 190mm cars...200mm bodies on 200mm cars.." Isn't the Escudo 200mm?...

oh well..at least they had fun...
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Old 11-22-2002, 09:01 AM   #1227
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Osherman;

I should have stated that my friend was only running Nitro cars at the race.

He WON both the Nitro RS4 open class AND Super Nitro open class at the Southern Calif. HPI challenge race.

Sorry I guess I got a little off topic.

Hey I have a Pro-3 too! (back on topic) and it's great!

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Old 11-26-2002, 12:17 AM   #1228
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shock towers?

i'm not sure if this was on the thread but i was wondering if there is a major difference between the composite graphite shock towers compared to the graphite plate shock towers, would it matter if i just race at small club races. it seems that the composite graphite shocks are cheaper & comes with a composite battery brace... any ideas??
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:25 AM   #1229
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i have the composite shock towers. it is stiffer than the stock ones so i guess it does the job pretty well. obviously, the woven carbon shock towers would be the stiffest. i picked the composite for three reasons:

1. it is cheaper
2. the woven graphite was out of stock
3. it is lighter (i could be wrong on this last one. my assumption is with all the metal screws and nuts that comes with the woven carbon shock tower, it would be heavier...right???)
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Old 11-26-2002, 06:29 AM   #1230
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I can't see any reason to switch to the graphite composite shock towers compared to stock, except to shed a few grams on those large plastic mouldings - the stock mouldings are very stiff already.

The graphite plate shock towers come with more mounting positions, which could be a useful tuning device.

PS It's been said before, but I'll say it again, DON'T get the Hot Bodies shock towers if you're using HPI shocks, they are designed for a shorter shock.
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