Like Tree13Likes

Project Pro 3

Reply

Old 02-24-2019, 08:59 PM
  #1  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
We Are Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Returning to the hobby after a lengthy hiatus.
Posts: 139
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Project Pro 3

Late last year, I dug my old HPI RS4 Pro 3s out of the closet. It was never an overly popular car, and that was part of it's appeal for me. I randomly happened across a seller who had some new old stock that I had been trying to track down for literally 15 years. A couple of days later, I stumbled across someone selling a roller with the upper deck that I had been willing to sell my mortal soul for. Overnight, my old project my car became my new obsession. I was initially just going to spruce both cars up a little. Four months later, things had gotten completely out of hand...



















kentech, Ty-bo, muvro and 1 others like this.
We Are Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2019, 09:03 PM
  #2  
Tech Elite
 
fyrstormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Maryland, Near DC, USA
Posts: 4,669
Default

Holy crap that's a lot of RC-Square parts.
fyrstormer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2019, 06:54 AM
  #3  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
We Are Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Returning to the hobby after a lengthy hiatus.
Posts: 139
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

^ Right? I hit pay dirt. I bought the guy out.

The first thing to do was take the old car and strip it down to the chassis. Most of the Jet Racing pieces were going to my next project car. All the Square RC parts were going onto the shelf queen.












muvro likes this.
We Are Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2019, 06:06 AM
  #4  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
We Are Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Returning to the hobby after a lengthy hiatus.
Posts: 139
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Then I started the build in earnest. Yah, I put the layshaft on backwards. -_-































We Are Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2019, 10:12 AM
  #5  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (208)
 
Marcos.J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Semper Fi
Posts: 30,408
Trader Rating: 208 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by We Are Ninja View Post
Late last year, I dug my old HPI RS4 Pro 3s out of the closet. It was never an overly popular car, and that was part of it's appeal for me. I randomly happened across a seller who had some new old stock that I had been trying to track down for literally 15 years. A couple of days later, I stumbled across someone selling a roller with the upper deck that I had been willing to sell my mortal soul for. Overnight, my old project my car became my new obsession. I was initially just going to spruce both cars up a little. Four months later, things had gotten completely out of hand...



















i would hate to see your credit card statement
1/8 IC Fan likes this.
Marcos.J is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2019, 05:33 PM
  #6  
Tech Adept
 
BladeRunner24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 141
Default

Very nice, they don't make them like they used too.
We Are Ninja likes this.
BladeRunner24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2019, 06:07 PM
  #7  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (369)
 
peter george's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: queens ny
Posts: 9,481
Trader Rating: 369 (100%+)
Default

I still have four pro 3ís and two are decked out like that . This thread is like a wet dream , all that purple and graphite !
We Are Ninja likes this.
peter george is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 06:37 AM
  #8  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
We Are Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Returning to the hobby after a lengthy hiatus.
Posts: 139
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

^ I really haven't had this much fun with RC in a long time.

I got around to the front end...


























We Are Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2019, 05:39 PM
  #9  
Tech Elite
 
fyrstormer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Maryland, Near DC, USA
Posts: 4,669
Default

It's hard to appreciate most of your photos properly because you took them so close-up that anything not right at the focal length is very blurry. Try to take photos from a few feet away and zoom-in if necessary, so the depth of field will be better.

On a different note, how stiff can that chassis possibly be with so many huge cutouts?
fyrstormer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2019, 06:48 AM
  #10  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
We Are Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Returning to the hobby after a lengthy hiatus.
Posts: 139
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

^ Thanks for the advice. A photographer I am not. I am not. I've got some more Pro 3's lined up, so I'll try and get better pics based upon your advice going forward. As for the cutouts, they don't seem to affect rigidity at all. The car is extremely rigid; especially cared to the wet noodle that was the stock chassis.










We Are Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2019, 04:49 PM
  #11  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 99
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

wow lots of rare parts. probably talking about the team prp upper deck? i believe i bought the last one direct from the guy that made it. brings back memories. want to buy me out?
We Are Ninja likes this.
bionictony is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2019, 10:26 PM
  #12  
Tech Apprentice
iTrader: (2)
 
HPI_rips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Goulburn, NSW, Australia
Posts: 57
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Great looking chassis's there, i have always had a soft spot for the Pro series of cars. I know the feeling though, i recently started a new project of an old Ofna OB4 nitro 1/10, i now have way more cars and part than i will ever need.
HPI_rips is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2019, 07:05 PM
  #13  
Tech Fanatic
 
Nicadrauspro4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Italy
Posts: 881
Default

Nice project! Lot's of Pro 3 kits too. Are you running them all or use them for spares?

I've begun to miss my beloved Pro 4 again. I wish I hadn't sold it in 2007.
We Are Ninja likes this.

Last edited by Nicadrauspro4; 05-11-2019 at 09:40 PM.
Nicadrauspro4 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2019, 07:09 PM
  #14  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (91)
 
1/8 IC Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North America & Europe
Posts: 5,253
Trader Rating: 91 (100%+)
Default

Now all you need is the old HPI Pit Towel to go with them. Great Job by the way.
We Are Ninja likes this.
1/8 IC Fan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 11:42 AM
  #15  
Tech Adept
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
We Are Ninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Returning to the hobby after a lengthy hiatus.
Posts: 139
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by bionictony View Post
wow lots of rare parts. probably talking about the team prp upper deck? i believe i bought the last one direct from the guy that made it. brings back memories. want to buy me out?
I've got a couple, but you can never have too many parts. I'd love to get a hold of a lower chassis...

Originally Posted by Nicadrauspro4 View Post
Nice project! Lot's of Pro 3 kits too. Are you running them all or use them for spares?

I've begun to miss my belived Pro 4 again. I wish I hadn't sold it in 2007.
Most are shelf queens, but I built a runner for the local track. Then said track shut down before I finished the car.
We Are Ninja is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service