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Old 08-20-2003, 06:16 AM   #256
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Morning to you all, it's night time over here in Oz.

I do like the spacers HPI supply for setting up the pillow balls, makes life so much easier to assemble for ppl without Hudy.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:13 AM   #257
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morning puma....(you too snoopy)..


did you call HPI about the shoes?..
Going to be calling today...I've been busy at work this week.

Hopefully they'll have one. I may just have to buy a second kit as a spare.

How's your build doing?

I'm still trying to decide which length to use.

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:20 AM   #258
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The Racer kit comes with the one way and alloy shocks. I bought mine in Hong Kong (from the Control Centre retail shop). I'm pretty sure it's a Japanese market one..... cause all the other stuff in box is in Japanese.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:24 AM   #259
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They offset the great spacers by screwing up the small parts bags......
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:10 PM   #260
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I just picked up the r40 w/out the one-way and was wondering if anyone knew if it was available somewhere?

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Old 08-20-2003, 03:21 PM   #261
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I really don't understand why they are selling 2 versions when everyone would prefer the higher spec one anyway.


This assumes that people will be given a choice... I suspect that europe will not get the "racer" kit.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:37 PM   #262
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They offset the great spacers by screwing up the small parts bags......
Hahaha, yes a few ppl have had problems with that.
Is there much nitro racing going on in china?
I want to do some overseas racing next yr.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:43 PM   #263
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There is racing in a few places but I'm still finding out where. HK has a lot but on the mainland it seems a bit scarce. Apparently theres racing in Shanghai organised by an American but they all race NTC3s and 705s, I'm moving there in 2 weeks so I bought the HPI for that...... finally can race after a 5 year absence.
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I just picked up the r40 w/out the one-way and was wondering if anyone knew if it was available somewhere?

Try Control Centre, thats where I got my kit. He said they should have parts this month (that was last Saturday,16th)
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On the R40, the hinge pins for the front lower A-arms are held in place by rubber grommets. I was suprised to see this since I never seen it before ( the NTC3 is the only real car I've ever had).

Does Serpent, Mugen, and other top notch cars use rubber to hold the hinge pins?
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:48 AM   #266
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This is the first car I have seen it on. All the Serpent, mugen and Yokomo cars, etc all use setscrews to keep the hinge pins in place. Other than that the only other way I have seen on a Nitro car is e-clips.

However, if the rubber is tight enough it will hold the hinge pins in place. Serpent use rubber o-rings to hold the pulley on the front solid axle and their front one-way.
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The rubber grommets fit in quite tight, can't see it being a big problem, but i still prefer the set screws.
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Who has good prices online for this kit? My hobby shop has one and they do not have a price yet. So far Tower has them for $319.99.
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Who has good prices online for this kit? My hobby shop has one and they do not have a price yet. So far Tower has them for $319.99.
Hobbypeople.net has them for $264.99. With ground shipping charges, it is $271.99. Even with next day air shipping, it is still less than $300.
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Try Elite Hobby Shop. They do mail order. Ask for Ian (626)-858-8999. They sell for $259


Or try www.speedtechrc.com . They both offer a good price.


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