HPI 1/8 WR8 ELECTRIC

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:12 PM
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No idea when this will be released especially since the nitro WR8 has not been released. But, it appears HPI is listening to the demand for electric.

To partner the super-cool WR8 3.0 World Rally Championship replica, we've also got a Flux-powered electric version that is tuned for tarmac rally fun and excitement!

The WR8 Flux has all of the tough drivetrain components of the nitro version, however it's powered by a 4000Kv Flux Vektor motor and your choice of 2S or 3S LiPo battery. It's ready to fly over jumps and blast down the street right out of the box!

Super scale rally replica
Based on Bullet Flux off-road chassis
Flux Vapor Pro speed controller
Flux Vektor 4000Kv motor
2S or 3S LiPo
2.4GHz radio system
New rally wheels and scale tarmac tires
Aluminium chassis
Molded adjustable battery box
New suspension arms with mud guards
Sway bars

http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/nurnberg/
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Now THAT'S how you properly build an 1/8 rally car...not with a weak .18 nitro motor!
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Very nice! HPI does what i have to do with my Kyosho DRX all by myself, hehe. But i enjoy every second of it.

Does anyone know the diameter and width of the wheels for the WR8 by the way? I think i saw that they are using 12 mm hexes somewhere. That was for the nitro version, but i guess they share the same setup for both BL and nitro.
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HPI says April for the nitro and maybe a couple later for the electric.

They were very noncommittal.

They sure don't have the kind of supply lines that Apple has, do they.
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this is some good news. I will probably end up trying to get both the nitro and BL cars. I am in the process of restoring some of my old super nitro rally cars. Excited to see that they are bringing the rally cars back.
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Kinda strange that they would power a 1/8 with that same 4000kv Vektor motor that was having so much trouble overheating in the Savage XS.
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1/8 scale on 2 cells?? that just sounds kinda weird...???
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Originally Posted by evader-fan-69 View Post
1/8 scale on 2 cells?? that just sounds kinda weird...???
It does say 2s or 3s.
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well ya 2 or 3 cells, but most 1/8 scale cars are on minumum 4 and most onroad cars are on 6?? i ran 6 cells of lipo on my 1/8 e buggy..??
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Over my head. I only own 1/10, so I wouldn't know.
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i guess what im sayin is that if this is a 1/8 scale vehicle, 2 cells just seems slow/dangerous for electronics and the battery its self...thats my 2 cents tho.
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you could be totally right. My frustration with HPI is that they announce a new vehicle with no release date. Not even a tentative date. Then they come out announcing an electric version - still no release date. Just seems really stupid.

Kyosho has done the same thing with their electric version of the DRX. It was suppose to come out in 2011, and now it's not even in the 2012 catalog.
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ya i see what ya mean. is this for sure a 1/8 scale vehicle?? or am i just going on an assumption by the "8" in the name?
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heres a youtube video for it...kinda looks more like the size of a 1/10 sc..i guess its close to a 1/8...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqXk-u-n3lo
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Check My Video Out - youtube.com/watch?v=U5wR3QvqQU0
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