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Frank McKinney 02-18-2005 08:16 AM

Hot Bodies Cyclone
Well the news is out, regardless!













Discuss. :D

Nexus 02-18-2005 08:16 AM

Just let me know when it's time to buy it!


more pics...


I'm not 100% sure Hara and Surikarn are running it....but so far they are the top two drivers at the 2005 Thailand International Touring Championship and the cars listed for them are "Hotbodies"....

That's a damn good "prototype" so far.

1. SURIKARN C. 22 5:10.370 13.756 THAI HOTBODIES



4. MARC RHEINARD 21 5:00.850 13.756 GERMAN TRF 415

Nrctc3 02-18-2005 08:18 AM

The drivetrain reminds me of the Corally Assassin & the carbon/purple brings up HPI. Where's the origionality?:confused:

Frank McKinney 02-18-2005 08:20 AM

Sounds like the old "Pro 4 looks like a TC3" comments from a while back.

Look at the steering, the way the diffs are held in place, the motor mount, etc.

ChrisP 02-18-2005 08:35 AM

Some people don't have an eye for detail Frank...

they just don't realise that there are only so many possible configurations..and it's all thelittle details that make the difference

TimPotter 02-18-2005 08:39 AM

Frank, is this the "Evolution" of the Pro4 belted concept ?

Nexus 02-18-2005 08:40 AM

The prototype looks as if it has Pro4...

knuckles, arms, swaybars, bumper, chubs and maybe a few more bits....that would be perfect and help speed development :)

I was going to buy a TRF415....but now I think I'll wait to see if this car makes it out later in 2005.

Ginsu 02-18-2005 08:41 AM

Looks nice,
is HB a Japanese company? How will parts availability be?

Nexus 02-18-2005 08:42 AM

Originally posted by Ginsu
Looks nice,
is HB a Japanese company? How will parts availability be?

Hotbodies - HPI...pretty much the same. I'm sure if this car is released it will be under the HPI name...just my guess.

TryHard 02-18-2005 08:43 AM

aye, it's all in the details....

Me and TRF415boy were actually discussing just the other night about changes that could be made to the 415 to move the weight in (steming from discussion about the new xray, and whether or not the motor is closer to the centerline than the 415.... we concluded it isn't and that the rear bulkheads are further apart than the 415), and a number of the details that are on this car came up, including spur dividing the belt pulleys, motor moved in, batts moved in etc.

Guess great minds think alike eh :p

Looks good, and also looks like it's using the Pro4 suspension....hmm Pro 5 perhaps?
Most certainly be interested to see what the mirage guys run at the BRCA nationals this year ;)

DA_cookie_monst 02-18-2005 08:45 AM

Are they all using the same CAD program to design their cars and work out weight distribution.

It is a nice car, but looks like the Corally RDX, Tamiya, new XRAY to name but a few......

Frank McKinney 02-18-2005 08:50 AM

Have a close look at the pictures and read the other posts from people who see the differences and you'll understand.

Tim - how are you!? Can't say much more at the mo but maybe more info on it in a bit.

edit - removed comment that CAD programs don't tell you about weight distribution, apparently they do! my bad :)

RCGaryK 02-18-2005 08:52 AM

But pretty well all belt drives are going to "look" similar now, just as most shaft-drive cars are going to "look" the same. The difference is all in the details. I think with the unicrank, the driveline layout, and layout of the diff housings this yet to be named car stands out from the others out there. But I have yet to see the new Xray.

racer 02-18-2005 08:55 AM

just my 2 yens...

if you were to switch positions of the rear and front belt, you can place the motor that much closer to the centre line without having any part of the belts rubbing against the motor mount.
a stand alone motormount be be nice too.

DA_cookie_monst 02-18-2005 09:01 AM

I still don't see anything NEW or original on that car, not to say it isn't nice or don't go well, but, there doesn't seem to be anything NEW coming along.

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