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Old 04-04-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Diff between HPI r40 and HPI RS4

what is the diff???
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:17 PM   #2
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what is the diff???
Go to www.hpiracing.com and have a look at both cars and read the blurbs on both of them. It should be very obvious.

In a nutshell the R40 is a proper racing style car whereas the RS4 2 and 3 are NOT for racing at all. The RS4 series are best described as parking lot bashers.
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Old 04-04-2004, 06:15 PM   #3
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Default Diff between HPI r40 and HPI RS4

One is a wannabe and the other is could be racer.
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Old 04-04-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Well, they do have 2 things in common. 3 belt drive, and made by HPI. That's all I can think of.
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I can think of 1 thing that they both have in common

Failures
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Actually, the R40 is a success. They learned from their past mistakes and took some other ideas from Mugen, Serpent, etc. and created the R40.
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I can think of 1 thing that they both have in common

Failures
I guess that would really depend on the definition of "failure". Podium success or number of cars sold. I always thought they did quite well since you saw quite a few of these cars about in it's days. Then again there were a lot of Kyosho spiders around the same time too...
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The R40 is freakin heavy
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so? They still kick ass.
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In the hands of a good driver, the R40 is perfectly capable of beating any other car out there. you name it, MTX-3 (which by the way is my car), 710, V one RR EVO, NTC3. The list goes on...


If it is a "failure", how did it get 2nd place in the recent Japanese Nationals, and last year 1st place at Revelation?

By the way, the weight of the car can be reduced to around 1700+ grams, that is a perfect weight.
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Actually, heavy is good. Heavy creates stability and a sense of smoothness. Just ask the Kanai guys about being heavier than the MBX5.

Anyway, I think it's funny how people can get focused on the weight of the car while they can't even tune an engine within 5% of it's optimum tune. Or, these are the same people who can't run a even a 5 minute main without a bobble or stuffing it into a board. Like I've said before...the day I hear someone say they lost a race because their car was too heavy is the day I'll consider worrying about 100g.
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