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Old 04-15-2014, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by racer034life View Post
When does the new update tcxx come out?
anybody?
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:26 PM
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Airwave...man I've been woundering the same thing! No one has any answers for me either!
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Original press release stated April/May. So probably June/July/August. Lol
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrisgt2 View Post
Original press release stated April/May. So probably June/July/August. Lol
of 2015 maybe.
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Any spy shoots of the new car?
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by racer034life View Post
Any spy shoots of the new car?
not a new car persay, just some updates and new chassis plate.. they were posted on redrc and a few pages back

edit - found the link

http://kentech.blogs.se/
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:33 PM
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If its anything like their past updates and releases it will be availsbke the 42'nd of Junevember. Which is unfortunate becsause I used to really like their cars. It just seems they cant keep up right now. Hopefully this is just temporary. It would be a terrible thing to lose the Hot Bodies brand as a major player.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:05 PM
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See thats some BS im not going to spend 500.00 on a kit then turn around and spend another 200 or so to update the car. FTW thats stright a rip off...it would be nice to come out with a complete and updated kit!
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
is there any place online that has an editable setup sheet for the tcxx showing the split blocks?? the one I have aren't setup for that
Hello,
No one knows where we can found it?
Thanks!!!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:29 PM
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The new kits will be the updated kit, you'll only need to bit the update for existing cars.
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by theproffesor View Post
If its anything like their past updates and releases it will be availsbke the 42'nd of Junevember. Which is unfortunate becsause I used to really like their cars. It just seems they cant keep up right now. Hopefully this is just temporary. It would be a terrible thing to lose the Hot Bodies brand as a major player.
+1 Seems like HB has become a "me too" player at best. They haven't come up with anything new and seems to always be playing catchup to Tamiya, Yokomo and Xray and now it seems even Durango. Although the same can probably be said of Associated.
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I agree they need to do something innovative again, but in defense of HB.....they did come out with the tcxx late 2012. Now in 2014 you look around and see that every companies newest car is now nearly identical to what HB had years ago.

Look at the xray T4 '14 and the TC6.2, they are strikingly similar to the HB
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Originally Posted by Chrisgt2 View Post
I agree they need to do something innovative again, but in defense of HB.....they did come out with the tcxx late 2012. Now in 2014 you look around and see that every companies newest car is now nearly identical to what HB had years ago.

Look at the xray T4 '14 and the TC6.2, they are strikingly similar to the HB
I'm afraid it was the other way around... before I got back into TC, I only had the original HPI RS4 Pro - which was pretty darn innovative back then. When I researched which car to get new about 4 years ago or so, I noticed that HB was the one that seemed to be following everyone else... Tamiya, Yokomo, Xray, etc. and came up with the TCX which was an evolution from the Cyclone. RS4 Pro4, etc... All the TC's now are the same dual belt design. As for innovation, for instance, Xray seemed to have been the first to have the "floating servo" mount, the single suspension arm carriers, the ballcups that have the hole on top so you can unscrew the ballstud without stretching the plastic (hereby contributing to slop), motor mounts, etc...

I guess my ultimate wonder is, who was the first manufacturer to come up with the dual belt design that is being copied now? The only real innovator as of late is Awesomatix.
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If they wanted t be "innovative" now I think they would do well by. revisting the pro-4. It shares parts with the tcxx so some of the molds should work. New diffs/gear ratio, alum bulkheads, lower shocks and shock towers, and a lipo chassis. Similar to the exotek. Adding in pin holders like xray and ae wouldnt hurt either. Them and assoscaited already have proven shaft drive chassis to work from. But lets watch someone like losi come out of left field with something new.

Even with this update, I fear Hot Bodies will unfortunately slowly fade away. There is jothing really wrong with the current car, but parts supply problems, big names jumping ship, and 2 years just for an update. Thats bad JuJu and doesn't give confidence in th company.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by theproffesor View Post
If they wanted t be "innovative" now I think they would do well by. revisting the pro-4.
A TCXX Shaft Spec might generate some interest.
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