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Old 01-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #121
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it does. just finished mine. the only down side so far are the hexes but very minor issue. i used extra serpent hexes i had. the orange match for an added bling if you're into that.
Vince, how was the build? See you at Blue Diamond Raceway real soon.
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it does. just finished mine. the only down side so far are the hexes but very minor issue. i used extra serpent hexes i had. the orange match for an added bling if you're into that.
Vince: Sounds good, let us know how it runs when you get a chance? What have you had previously and how did the build compare?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #123
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Vince: Sounds good, let us know how it runs when you get a chance? What have you had previously and how did the build compare?
I've had the Capricorn previously. the build was fairly similar. had to shave the arms a little to make it free but typical with every other kit. the plastic is significantly different. HB plastic seems to be stronger at first glance and feel but we'll see.
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I've had the Capricorn previously. the build was fairly similar. had to shave the arms a little to make it free but typical with every other kit. the plastic is significantly different. HB plastic seems to be stronger at first glance and feel but we'll see.
Vince: Does that mean you have to ream the arms to get them to drop under own weight like on the Capricorn?
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:08 PM   #125
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I've had the Capricorn previously. the build was fairly similar. had to shave the arms a little to make it free but typical with every other kit. the plastic is significantly different. HB plastic seems to be stronger at first glance and feel but we'll see.
Cool. Strong plastic is always a plus!
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You know that HPI/HB has been known over the years to make tough plastic parts. But the trade-off has been all the additional weight that tough plastic adds to the car. This is what made the R40 such a pig in its box stock form.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #127
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You know that HPI/HB has been known over the years to make tough plastic parts. But the trade-off has been all the additional weight that tough plastic adds to the car. This is what made the R40 such a pig in its box stock form.
you dont have to ream them for weight, only a little to free up the suspension. the plastic isn't beefy but the recipe they use is definitely different from capricorn. it feels dense, nice and solid. capricorn feels hard but hollow.

its really not alot to it. less parts than any car in my opinion. weight will have to be added depending on the battery and servos.
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you dont have to ream them for weight, only a little to free up the suspension. the plastic isn't beefy but the recipe they use is definitely different from capricorn. it feels dense, nice and solid. capricorn feels hard but hollow.

its really not alot to it. less parts than any car in my opinion. weight will have to be added depending on the battery and servos.
Sounds like the car is light - which is what you would expect from a current car. Nice!
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Looked on some pics of the R10 from the WC.
Looks like they used Capricorn kevlar pulleys and Capricorn lightweight wheel axels?
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Looked on some pics of the R10 from the WC.
Looks like they used Capricorn kevlar pulleys and Capricorn lightweight wheel axels?
Hpi/Hotbodies could release their own as an option. They seem to be popular, now.
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you dont have to ream them for weight, only a little to free up the suspension. the plastic isn't beefy but the recipe they use is definitely different from capricorn. it feels dense, nice and solid. capricorn feels hard but hollow.

its really not alot to it. less parts than any car in my opinion. weight will have to be added depending on the battery and servos.
Be good if you can post the weight when you have it race ready Cheers
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Looked on some pics of the R10 from the WC.
Looks like they used Capricorn kevlar pulleys and Capricorn lightweight wheel axels?
I honestly believe the whole drivetrain is exactly the same as cap/xray. I'm switching to cap lightweight drivetrain parts including low friction belts.
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Be good if you can post the weight when you have it race ready Cheers
Sure just waiting on my engine to come in.
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why is everyone using receiver on the servo side?

is it because of heat?
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why is everyone using receiver on the servo side?

is it because of heat?
I think that if you put antiheat tape on the pipe and on the receiver will not be a problem.
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