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Old 12-06-2012, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by erc55 View Post
Is the D812T coming out? When will the buggy go on sale?
As of now there isn't going to be a release of a new truggy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TRiN View Post
Keen to know more about this...which parts would require dremeling? The tekno chassis? Arm mounts? Is it just a matter of shaving off material?
If I remember correctly, while watching jesse build his car at the Roar electric nats, he was dremeling/chamfering the edges of the chassis where the rear hingepin mount overhangs because of clearance issues.

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:07 AM
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When is it going to be on the USA site? I'm interested in trying to find out all the parts I'd need to update my Ve8 to 812 specs.

Though I'm really just wanting the adjustable front/rear suspension mounts.
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Originally Posted by iTz Nicholas72 View Post
When is it going to be on the USA site? I'm interested in trying to find out all the parts I'd need to update my Ve8 to 812 specs.

Though I'm really just wanting the adjustable front/rear suspension mounts.


The US release is coming soon, meanwhile you can get a list of the new part numbers from the european website.

http://www.hpieurope.com/parts.php?l...&partNo=109428

Also, the distance between the hingpin holes on the new mounts are different from the D8/VE8. You'll need to update all suspension components to d812 spec to make everything work correctly.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:21 AM
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Why The HPI don't get name is D813,because new year 2013 coming soon? The old year 2012 go to end?
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Originally Posted by T. Deguzman View Post
Hi all,

The press release mentioned some key features of the D812 but we try to keep those press releases short and simple. Here are some other key features of the D812 that racers would appreciate:

Drivetrain:
Lightweight, straight-cut diff gears
Lightweight spur gear.
Longer CVD bones with boots and captured drive pins (no set screw needed)
Lightweight aluminum axles

Shocks:
Same basic design as previous D8 shocks but with much longer stroke
New spring sets
New shock towers to maximize up-travel and down-travel

Front suspension:
Monocoque arms that can be tuned for flex by varying the arm covers
Zero degree kingpin inclination with 4 degree option
Changeable steering knuckle arms for Ackermann adjustment (Four types available during release with possibly more coming).
Adjustable kickup angle
Adjustable wheelbase (front arm position)

Rear suspension:
Adjustable inner hinge pins – height & anti-squat (all inserts included in kit)
Optional inboard rear toe-in blocks available. (3.0 degree is standard, 2.0, 2.5, 3.5 optional)
Adjustable outboard hinge pins – height & outboard toe. (all inserts included in kit)
Adjustable wheelbase (rear arm position)
Steel chassis skid plate insert

The kit is pretty much what Ty Tessmann won the ROAR Nats with, except for some hop-ups like titanium screws, Upgrade wing, and Bulldog body. He also ran Kyosho springs at the time but HB now has a new spring set which our drivers are currently using at the Worlds.

Most but not all parts can be retrofitted to older D8 family of cars (D8, Lightning, Vorza, Ve-8, Apache); and vice-versa most but not all options for those previous cars can be fitted onto the D812.

For those also interested in electric 1:8 the HB team fitted the D812 front and rear clips to a Tekno chassis for the ROAR electric nats which Tessmann also won. It’s not a direct bolt-on fit but with a dremel and some patience you can replicate what the team ran.

That’s the initial kit release but we’ll be continuously developing new parts to keep pace with the competition. In fact our guys are running some of them now in Argentina.

Regards,
Torrance Deguzman
HPI / HB R&D engineer
How about price?
When release at Asian?
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Do any of you run dog bones like Tessmann does?
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Originally Posted by TRiN View Post
Keen to know more about this...which parts would require dremeling? The tekno chassis? Arm mounts? Is it just a matter of shaving off material?
yes it's just a matter of shaving off material on the chassis and possibly on the arm mounts, depending how you want to do it. because the gearboxes are the same all the holes already line up.

Originally Posted by iTz Nicholas72 View Post
When is it going to be on the USA site? I'm interested in trying to find out all the parts I'd need to update my Ve8 to 812 specs.
i already tried but it's not possible. the Ve-8 front and rear chassis plates end up being too weak because of the material that has to be removed in order to fit the D812 arm mounts.

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How about price?
When release at Asian?
price will probably be slightly higher than the Hara edition because the new car is equipped with more items and with more aluminum components. release dates i don't know.
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Originally Posted by kman16jr View Post
I guess i will see after the worlds,my buddy Jr Mitch is at the worlds right now with his losi.
Losi ? Are they even at the worlds?
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Will View Post
Do any of you run dog bones like Tessmann does?
Been using them for over a year.
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Originally Posted by T. Deguzman View Post
price will probably be slightly higher than the Hara edition because the new car is equipped with more items and with more aluminum components. release dates i don't know.
Just gotta wait now... Maybe I'll just forget about it to save the agony
Something about a shiny new kit that you just built...
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Any chance of an electric HB D812e coming out? I noticed the European website shows the VE8 discontinued
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Originally Posted by Mickey_B View Post
Any chance of an electric HB D812e coming out? I noticed the European website shows the VE8 discontinued
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Greg B View Post
Been using them for over a year.
What does that change handling wise vs. the CVDs?
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HPI USA: http://www.hpiracing.com/press/109428.html
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