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Old 11-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #46
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Does anyone know the what body selection is going to be for these new chassis?
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:10 PM   #47
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Does anyone know the what body selection is going to be for these new chassis?

I hope they re release their Mini Cooper body. It was half the price of the Tamiya body, and had smoother lines. I spoke to HPI back in September as to why the Cooper body was discontinued. The conversation then steered toward this new chassis. I asked the gentleman why then would HPI discontinue the Cooper body when they are releasing a mini chassis of their own. Kinda stumped him on that one. From what we spoke about, any current body fitting the Tamiya chassis will fit their new chassis.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:15 PM   #48
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The shorter chassis has "channels" fornt and rear? Is there enough room to mount a bumper? The orignal CAD pix runs a standerd, plastic lib style bumper. But that longer chassis looks like theres enough room for a foam bumper up front for a bit more front end protection.

Is HPI going to discontinue their Mini lid? I guess that would seal the coffin on any chances of them bringing back their X patterns
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:05 PM   #49
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Guess what we found... More pics!

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They dont really look any different from their past 'spy' shots
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #51
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Anyone hear or see anything new??? Any guess at all on a release date?
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any info on a release date?
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:26 PM   #53
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I would like to see a re-release of the RS4mini....with ball bearings, but to keep the costs down include the FRP chassis, plastic (but threaded shocks), molded graphite outdrives, new wheels and a couple of cool new bodies.
They are available from my country HPI distributor. The one I saw come with carbon chassis and alum shocks.
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They are available from my country HPI distributor. The one I saw come with carbon chassis and alum shocks.
I actually believe that is the old HPI RS4 Mini...
I have a feelign we wont be seeing this car till well after the new year--we have only seen CAAD renders afterall.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:59 PM   #55
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Very cool drawings I guess we will have to wait and see what the final production model looks like. As for competinig with the Tamiya M chassis the final gear ratio will play a big part in that as well as weight. I am getting one for sure
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Looks as if the axles have some sort of proprietary drive engagement. I donno how I feel 'bout that.
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Dan, do you have a link to any new text that accompanies those prototype pics by chance?
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Looks as if the axles have some sort of proprietary drive engagement. I donno how I feel 'bout that.
it looks like the one on the E10. IMHO its really sloppy. it can be replaced though, it just takes a bit of bodging.
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