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Old 12-14-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Default HPI 61738 SUBARU Impreza Type B

Can i get some thoughts on this shell if anyones used it handerling wise

Looks like it may be quite neutral handerling?

Probably isnt as good as a Speed 6 or a LTC i guess otherwise they would be popular by now..

Edit: Found a thread about it dated from January, still be good to hear peoples recent views

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I have it , and used it for the whole season

Handling-wise it's preety good , very neutral and all-round

The only problem I had with it is with painting it . I used Tamiya lexan sprays and I had lot's of dripping problems . My friend used paintbrush on his body and had the same problems .
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Can i get some thoughts on this shell if anyones used it handerling wise

Looks like it may be quite neutral handerling?

Probably isnt as good as a Speed 6 or a LTC i guess otherwise they would be popular by now..

Edit: Found a thread about it dated from January, still be good to hear peoples recent views

Thanks
For most race series (those based on ROAR rules) that body isn't legal, which is why very few people would run it. They required "GBS" (Global Body Spec) compliant bodies. This limits you to the Protoform Mazda 6, MazdaSpeed 6, LTC-R, DNA, DNA2, P-37, Parma RTB, etc.

Maybe a series like RCGT would allow it?
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For most race series (those based on ROAR rules) that body isn't legal, which is why very few people would run it. They required "GBS" (Global Body Spec) compliant bodies. This limits you to the Protoform Mazda 6, MazdaSpeed 6, LTC-R, DNA, DNA2, P-37, Parma RTB, etc.

Maybe a series like RCGT would allow it?
I see..

Ive just looked and its on our list of approved shells here in the UK, so im good to give it a go
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I have it , and used it for the whole season

Handling-wise it's preety good , very neutral and all-round

The only problem I had with it is with painting it . I used Tamiya lexan sprays and I had lot's of dripping problems . My friend used paintbrush on his body and had the same problems .
Thanks for your input, ive just ordered one to give a go.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:57 PM   #7
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the HB shells are thin. But im a loyal fan and never tried any other body. I used both the A and B types in boosted classes. They B has tons of steering, I thought it was unstable at times. Very fast transitioning from left to right. Ive recently got a hold of the A type and im starting to like how much smoother it is over the B type.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:44 PM   #8
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Faskolor paint worked well for me. When the weather permits, I will test it.
Proportionally it is quite similar to a Mazda Speed 6

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Wow that's a fantastic looking Subaru !
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[QUOTE=John Doucakis;8344914]Faskolor paint worked well for me. When the weather permits, I will test it.
Proportionally it is quite similar to a Mazda Speed 6

Yeah i stumbled across it on your blog a couple days back, is what got me interested as your paint design made it look ace.
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I ran the Type B over the summer and found it comparable to the Speed6. I liked it, but it seemed a but fragile for my not so great skills. I didn't know there was a type A, I think I'll try it out and see how it goes. I'm sure it's just a fragile, but I hate looking like the rest of the herd.(6, speed6)
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I just started using the Type A I like how the body transitions.

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