R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-23-2001, 05:57 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,249
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default pro3

What does everyone here think of the hpi pro3. Just got mine race on thursday nights. This thursday will be my first time racing it. Has ne1 had any problems with it. What surfaces does everyone race on with it. Happy holidays
Jarrod Langlois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2001, 11:55 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
shockwave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 283
Send a message via ICQ to shockwave
Default

opinions? well...mine isn;t so great lets just say. I gotta a pro2 and I won;t go near a pro3. sorry dude. but good luck theres alot of people out there who love their Pro3s and do just fine with em.
shockwave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 03:16 AM   #3
Tech Elite
 
sosidge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 3,865
Default

there's already an HPI pro3 thread on the board - have a read of that.

there's also several interesting threads on the HPI's own forum, including one on fixes for the car to stop the little bits that come loose causing a problem.

Try this...

http://www.hpiracing.com/rcforum/sho...&threadid=1627

All I'll say is I like my pro3, and I race it on a slippy floor at the moment.
sosidge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 04:07 AM   #4
Tech Rookie
 
coup pal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: DARK,WET,PINKISH,VERTICAL HOLE
Posts: 16
Default

all i can say is that... THE PRO 3 IS THE BEST EP TOURING CAR THERE IS!!!!!
coup pal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 06:48 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
johnbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Malta. G.C.
Posts: 1,762
Default

Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

Coup pal.

That's a very blunt assertion coming from someone of your age, and experience!

Which big race has the Pro 3 ever won......and I mean big, like the Worlds, Euros etc. not some piddly little club race.

They have one of the World's best drivers, he beat the cream at the Worlds driving a Yoke remember, and despite the fact that the only thing HPI about his cars is the decals, he still can't make them win anything worth winning.

Sorry about this upset around Christmas time, but it is a fact....and i just couldn't help the dig.

Oh, by the way, I'm an old man too, but Happy Christmas anyway.

regards

Joe from sunny Malta.
johnbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 08:24 AM   #6
Regional Moderator
 
mr4-malta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Malta!
Posts: 422
Default

mr. john "i hate hpi" bull
is this a big enough race for your standards? http://www.team-orion.ch/global/glob...old.asp?id=804
why are you so anti hpi anyways?...cause you dont sell them!!?
anyways we dont race at big races...most of us race at "piddly little club races"...
mr4-malta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 08:28 AM   #7
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Washington
Posts: 98
Default

I have been a die hard HPI racer for years. Started with the Pro, got a Pro 2, then I got the Pro 3. The Pro 3 upper camber links work great on the Pro 2. It frees up the suspension travel and the uprights remain stiff. I haven't found any uses for any of the other parts from the Pro 3.
rmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 08:58 AM   #8
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,249
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Thanks everyone for the comments u all are entitled to your own opinion. At the track i race on in maine the pro3's stick very well. It is one of the best handling cars out there we race on a roller hockey rink inside a sports complex. This surface is very slippery and all the guys i race with are getting pro3s now i got mine and can wait to try it out thursday night.
Jarrod Langlois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 09:24 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 1,249
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

does anyone else here race on slippery surfaces?
Also i am going to rc madness in connecticut next month to race on carpet has any one been there?
Jarrod Langlois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 11:27 AM   #10
Tech Rookie
 
wonderboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Georgia
Posts: 17
Default

I guess the Pro 3 would work well on slippery surfaces since its chassis flexes like a wet noodle. I owned and raced a Pro 2 and really liked the car. So much so I waited until the release of the Pro 3 before considering a new car. Well HPI released it and all I heard were complaints from the people who actually raced them, not talking about the praises it got from the bashers. So I waited some more to see if they would release a real "Pro" Pro 3 but still nothing real on the horizon. So I raced my Pro 2 some more and finally decided on a FT TC3 since it look like a solid racer. I'm sorry but HPI will not see another penny from me until they develop something more worthy of the "Pro" name. I still don't see how it won "most affordable" in the RCCA shootout when its probably the most expensive car to make competitive, since almost every part needs replacing.
wonderboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 12:51 PM   #11
Regional Moderator
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: IRT #122
Posts: 3,364
Default

i really enjoy my pro3 i have been a die hard hpi fan for a while
Attached Images
File Type: jpg my pro3.jpg (86.7 KB, 651 views)
Ko Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2001, 02:03 PM   #12
Regional Moderator
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: IRT #122
Posts: 3,364
Default

this is the original body on the cover of aug.2001
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mycar with mag.jpg (75.7 KB, 595 views)
Ko Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2001, 03:09 PM   #13
Tech Regular
 
Pro Models's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 356
Default

Way to go mr4-malta it seems that Mr. Bull just cannot stand the fact that there are people nibbling at his big chunk of cake which seems to be diminishing in size.... he is also critisizing a car he has never even tried....let alone listening to what he thinks on the Pro-3.

Strangely enough the Pro-3 is also leading our 'piddly little club championship' .

Ceeerreeioooo !!!!
Pro Models is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2001, 03:40 PM   #14
Regional Moderator
 
mr4-malta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Malta!
Posts: 422
Default

pro-models, yes indeed mr. bull hasnt answerd or given me the reason why he hates the hpi,....he hasnt tried one, worked on one.....he just see's them run at the track...now that would make me hate a car and would descourage people from getting the car
....or maybe this is a business thing " if you dont sell it, tell people its bad " ...makes scence to me!!...yeh right! i doubt if i will get a reply to this....
mr4-malta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2001, 08:07 PM   #15
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Washington
Posts: 98
Default

The Pro3 has a very inovative design. It's best suited for outdoor's on slippery asphalt or tarmac. The flexibility it has is an advantage on some surfaces, indoors on tight carpet tracks it does alright, but there are other cars better suited for indoors.
I am a long time HPI racer and plan on keeping the one car that works quite well for our local conditions, my Super NItro.
rmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HPI Pro3 Drift Demon R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 06-26-2007 11:04 PM
HPI Pro3 Drift Demon Australia Wanted to Buy 0 06-21-2007 04:06 PM
pro3 for .12 better than you R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 04-25-2005 02:35 PM
HPI RS4 Pro3 Denso R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 5 01-26-2005 12:37 PM
FS: HPI Pro3 SteveM R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 12-04-2001 06:03 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 10:04 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net