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hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  drebies on Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:18 am

http://www.rc-car.com/index.php/site/article/354/

http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/103034/

who is getting one...i know i am without a doubt.

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  Enigma on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:49 am

That thing looks Sweet!

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  DaveESPI on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:47 pm

12th scale?

why........................................ affraid

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  drebies on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:51 pm

DaveESPI wrote:12th scale?

why........................................ affraid

because they can,because they know we will spend the money....and someone has to compete with the traxxas mini slash.
it has the rear suspension set up like the real deal...i cant wait

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  drebies on Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:56 pm

more pics

http://www.hpiminitrophyforum.com/showthread.php?t=5

http://www.hpiminitrophyforum.com/showthread.php?t=7

http://www.hpiminitrophyforum.com/showthread.php?t=4

http://rc411.com/pages/newsarchive.php?date=072010#65387

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  drebies on Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:01 pm

drebies wrote:
DaveESPI wrote:12th scale?

why........................................ affraid

because they can,because they know we will spend the money....and someone has to compete with the traxxas mini slash.
it has the rear suspension set up like the real deal...i cant wait

yes i am aware that one is 1/16 and one is 1/12.....

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  DaveESPI on Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:30 am

It is perhaps of my own opinion, but I fear it will be a flop of a truck. WHile it is close, it isnt accurate. It really needed to be a solid axle design and it doesnt come out of the box with lipos or brushless either. The electronics sit low and are not waterproof. Plastic drive yokes from HPI are notriously BAD in design and that little rear one looks like a bitch to work on. 12th scale is dead.... always will remain such. HPI should have came out with a second fersion of their Blitz to make something competetive with all the other 1/10th scale.

However, I am keeping an open mind, and perhaps this truck will be a lot of fun to play with, so until I see one, I will reserve final judgement :)

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  drebies on Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:04 pm

i still want one...does anyone know the release date....
and yea my cup racer has plastic yokes....and it sux...the electronics...?
maybe the waterproof 380 from the traxxas 1/16 will fit?
and i thought it was a solid axle....damn...might just be a shelf queen

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Post  drebies on Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:58 am

DaveESPI wrote:It is perhaps of my own opinion, but I fear it will be a flop of a truck. WHile it is close, it isnt accurate. It really needed to be a solid axle design and it doesnt come out of the box with lipos or brushless either. The electronics sit low and are not waterproof. Plastic drive yokes from HPI are notriously BAD in design and that little rear one looks like a bitch to work on. 12th scale is dead.... always will remain such. HPI should have came out with a second fersion of their Blitz to make something competetive with all the other 1/10th scale.

However, I am keeping an open mind, and perhaps this truck will be a lot of fun to play with, so until I see one, I will reserve final judgement :)

check this link out dave...pretty much summed it up

http://www.hpiminitrophyforum.com/showthread.php?t=20

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Re: hpi mini trophy truck...

Post  drebies on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:11 am

http://www.hpiracing.com/press/103034.html


finally

this is just what the doctor ordered....scale,and its not a crawler
i am aware of alot of custom scale builds,thate are not crawlers(trail rigs)
but nothing easily available...rtr,or kits...maybe some obscure Japanese or Australian company.
point is its scale,its not a crawler,and what hobby shop doesn't carry hpi
i really hope this has many option parts....
from what i understand the electronics suck,the firebolt motor has lots of complaints...no the rear axle is not solid,wich is good and bad...the bad is it is not scale...but im sure there will be options...the good is a solid axle would not perform great on the track at high speeds and cornering
so i guess it really depends on what you want to do with the truck...race,bash,or have a nice looker...i wanna do all of the above.

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