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Old 05-21-2003, 05:17 AM   #16
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i think the r40 is to delacit for my driving
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:19 AM   #17
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I doubt that. It will probably be quite durable.
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:21 AM   #18
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even the servos on the side?
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:51 AM   #19
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so has it been able to beat the mtx's 705's and ntc3's??? and when do you think we will be able to pre-order the car?
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Old 05-21-2003, 05:54 AM   #20
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also, what engine were they using?
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Old 05-21-2003, 06:27 AM   #21
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Frank should comment on that one.....
and lets not get ahead of ourselves......all we are looking for is a stable platform that is competitive with the other TOP cars on the market....we have that..

it's up to us to put in the winners circle...(which I intend to do)..


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Old 05-21-2003, 09:28 AM   #22
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Frank, pls. convince"the powers that be" to change the screws to hex instead of phillips. Much more easier to work with. Other than that, I'm glad HPI is listening to the racer-side of their customer base.
Maybe if we can get enough people to vote or speak their mind on requesting hex screws on the US/Japan kits they might listen
You know my vote

Frank:BTW, will your test crew be at CP tomorrow? I hope to see them there. I remember a few years back when Cliff Lett, Carson, and the gang were testing the proto-NTC3 with other brand cars too. You just never know who'll show up in CP.
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yah... i am goin to get one.... but do u know if it's been able to beat any of the other cars? and what engine did they use??? and do you know the specs of the engine in the pics?
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All you guys are wanting hex head screws and I want my cars to come with Philips heads. I hate hex screws. They wear out too easy in my opinion and they always seem to go when you just get the screw all the way in.

Never had that problem with a Philips head. You just gotta use the correct size driver to put the screw in.
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if thats the case.. then why don't they just include a set of hex. not like thats going to drive up the price any
You'd be surprised how much things like "a set of hex" screws would cost if they were just tossed into the kits. Mold costs are very high and everything on this car is brand new. Remember all the pictures you are seeing are of a pre-production car - lots of testing still to go. Notice on the Pro 4 page we don't even list measurements because all that stuff can change before the car is released.
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Actually hex screws are rather cheat, and I will have to disagree with Modellor on this one Hex screws last a lot longer than philips. A box 100 hex screws is about $5-$6. And the high quality ones too.

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Old 05-21-2003, 07:35 PM   #27
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The high quality ones are not so bad, I agree. But the cheap crap ones that comes on most cars these days make you really want to get the good quality Philips screws.
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Old 05-21-2003, 08:49 PM   #28
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I gotta say that it is nearly impossible to strip out the drive on a Phillips Head (with a good bit), short of using too much Loctite.
Allen Head drive on a Flat Head screw is VERY easy to strip due to the very small wrench size and I haven't seen them in a Binder Thread yet (for Plastic).

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change the screw to helen- key better last longer
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i stripped out all four of the phillips heads that held my engine in on my HPI RS4 RTR3 .. too much loc-tite i guess had to drill them out to get the dang engine out. now i went with hex head screws. pray that it don't happen agian
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