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Old 06-09-2004, 09:37 AM   #16
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I was running the stratus for a while and I switched over to the mazda not too long ago and I love it. It handles really well, imo.
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Old 06-09-2004, 12:43 PM   #17
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Racer I tried the new HPI stratu and I perfer the mazda 6,the hpi come with two set of wings and one is shorter than other..The short one make the car alot looser in the rear and not very stable, The longer one is better in the rear traction and alittle twicthes
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Old 06-09-2004, 12:51 PM   #18
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has anyone tried HPI's aero 2 stratus and would like to comment on the performance compared to the Mazada 6?

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I think the Aero 2 carries more speed down the straight, and seems to "suck" down when your on the straight. However, the 6 has a tiny bit more steering through the turns. I also like the HPI wing though, it seems to have a great amount of downforce.

You just gotta test each one back to back, and choose the one that "feels" right to you....
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rcbuddha I tested both wings back to back and I personal don't like the way car handle ,and it is not stable enough for me
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:07 PM   #20
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rcbuddha, ova

would mounting the rear wing higher help with this issue?

which company makes an optional plastic rear wing?

was it HPI and protoform? maybe i'll try a new wing all together and see how it goes.

Thanks everyone for your help!
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Old 06-09-2004, 05:58 PM   #21
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protoform makes two types of molded wing, a straight one and a curved one. but a bit expensive. try yokomo's lexan wings its cheaper and you get two types of wings, a curved and straight one also but not as wide as protoform because it conforms to jmrca spec ( japanese r/c governing body)
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Be careful with the losi body it is very thin!

Stratus 2 is for open flowing tracks.

Alfa 2 (losi or Protoform) run well on carpet.

Mazda 6 is more suted for technical outdoor tracks.

When in dout start with a status 1. It is very consistant and offers good over all balance.
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Well, it sounds like the Mazda6 is the best body out there right now for any and every type of racing....is that reasonable to conclude?
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i am curious what brand is surikarn's stratus body. is it protoform or andy's or yokomo's?? especially the team peak racing version. yesterd ay i got surikarn to sign my stratus body that i painted exactly like his trf414 and he said "hey thats my color!!!" so i said its for my collection just for display. heheheh
btw i only use mazda 6....
Surikarn's body is a Protoform Stratus 2.0. Protoform has it listed like that under their Reedy race results page.
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would mounting the rear wing higher help with this issue?
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I don't think it would, so keep it low, especially if your track techs cars.

Just to clarify:

We are talking about three bodies on this thread:

1. Protoform Stratus 2 (Newest body shape)
2. Protoform Mazda 6
3. HPI Stratus Aero 2 (Same body style as the Protoform Stratus 1)

Someone PM'd me all confused, so there ya go......
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Be on the look-out for the Parma new 200mm alfa. The parma alfa 190mm is a great handling body also.
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I like it...Feels stable, neutral...good downforce
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I do agree with Blac kat
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