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Old 09-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #16
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So you are saying the 1st picture is showing that the engine is on the Right side??< little confused there> sure looks like thats the left side to me
Go to HPIs web site, check out the R40 Hara edition, then check out RS42 and see what side those engines are on. Thats just two models showing the engines on the left side, plus the 1st picture you posted sure looks like the left side.
The engine is across the chassis like Mugen, Xray, Serpent, etc 200mm cars. If you did not notice in the first pic I posted of the Super Nitro, there is a fuel tank next to the engine, not the clutchbell. Go back and look at the pics from the first post. The engine is mounted length-wise with the chassis, not across the chassis. So yes, you are a bit confused. Again, the car is not and HPI but a clone unless the pic is reversed, then that would put the engine on the right-hand side of the car which would then possibly make the car a Nitro RS4-3.
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The engine is across the chassis like Mugen, Xray, Serpent, etc 200mm cars. If you did not notice in the first pic I posted of the Super Nitro, there is a fuel tank next to the engine, not the clutchbell. Go back and look at the pics from the first post. The engine is mounted length-wise with the chassis, not across the chassis. So yes, you are a bit confused. Again, the car is not and HPI but a clone unless the pic is reversed, then that would put the engine on the right-hand side of the car which would then possibly make the car a Nitro RS4-3.
I aggree with you 100% that it is probably a clone. And to tell the truth, I think he is going to run into more trouble than its worth. My point was HPI did in fact make a nitro car with the engine on the left side of the chassis, whether the engine was installed like a typical nitro car, say, Mugen, Kyosho, Serpent, or whatever car may have the engine on the left side. I only mentioned left side of chassis< Hara R40 as an example> but did not refer to mounting the engine lengthwise, but only the left side.
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its actually on the right side , the camera reflects it like a mirror
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:29 PM   #19
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So you are saying the 1st picture is showing that the engine is on the Right side??< little confused there> sure looks like thats the left side to me
Go to HPIs web site, check out the R40 Hara edition, then check out RS42 and see what side those engines are on. Thats just two models showing the engines on the left side, plus the 1st picture you posted sure looks like the left side.
The pic on the left is a belt drive car. The car in question is a shaft driven car and the engine is mounted front to back, on the left side of the car.
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its actually on the right side , the camera reflects it like a mirror
Theres no way the camera does that. As a test, put the back of the car right up against you, where is the engine when you do that?
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The pic on the left is a belt drive car. The car in question is a shaft driven car and the engine is mounted front to back, on the left side of the car.

Shaft driven, belt driven, those questions were never even brought up.
I thought the discussion turned to whether or not HPI made a car<or cars> with the engine on the left side of the chassis. Nothing said about mounting it lenghtwise, sideways, belt driven, or shaft driven. Just whether or not HPI made a car with the engine on the left side of the chassis, and they absolutley did manufacture cars built with the engines on the left side.

As far as the camera showing a reflection<in reverse> I aggree with Steve, not possible. Blow up the pictures and read the writing on the cooling head, servo, and receiver. Even though they are difficult to read, they certianly do not look reversed.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:11 PM   #22
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I place the car in front of me , back of it facing me . And its on the right
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I place the car in front of me , back of it facing me . And its on the right
Can you take a couple clear pictures.
I think with the discussions going on now, everyone would like to see the car, and maybe even identify it.
Take pictures of the top of the car<chassis plate>,front end, rear section, and also the bottom of the chassis.
Lots of cars are can also be identified by the shocks. Knock offs, or copies usually do not use a good quality shock
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