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Old 2009.05.16, 02:40 AM   #1
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HPI Racing32: 1/32 scale HPI race cars







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Old 2009.05.16, 02:54 AM   #2
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Interesting... although, they should have made a scale to compete with either the Dnano or the Mini-Z... another single make race series... I would love to see a bottom shot. Dont know about the battery choice.
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Old 2009.05.16, 04:39 AM   #3
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Hello, HPI 2.4GHz integrated PCB/ESC! Definitely want to look into that...

And I want to take a look at the front suspension too, if it's a real dynamic strut system (NOT likely, but who knows) I will be impressed. The tierods at the very least are worth looking at, anything that small and short has a multitude of uses, not the least as tierods for 1/28 pan cars.

The battery and motor choice is fail... WWS and CRT used to have 1/32 pan cars that used AAA batts and 130 motors, those things were quite the rockets (if twitchy ones).


However, HPI has done at least one thing right so far, setting up the "theme" of the line. 1) very nice-looking bodies available for the chassis, 2) RTR goodness, 3) display stand with what looks to be an integrated charge plug (think Mini-Z LIT). Given HPI's standing with the big US distributors, I wouldn't be surprised if these Racing32 cars catch on really well over here.

I think I'll be saving up for at least a set of electronics from this car.
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Old 2009.05.16, 06:34 AM   #4
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New competitor??? HPI Racing 32

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2009 ... that this ... new competitor Mini-Z???











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Old 2009.05.16, 08:31 AM   #5
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Old 2009.05.16, 09:33 AM   #6
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very nice! i've always liked that scale and it's very unfortunate that this did not happen years ago when 1/32 carpet racers were available. i don't even have mine anymore.

was thier a price given? release date?

i must admit that i will likely get one of these if affordable and available here.
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Old 2009.05.16, 10:01 AM   #7
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pro-s-futaba has more images

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Old 2009.05.16, 10:23 AM   #8
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Looks like that H01 is built like a tank. I think that if anything, that chassis could be a nice outdoor "Z". If either are/can become AWD- outdoor drifters.
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Old 2009.05.16, 11:21 AM   #9
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This is like the 1/28th slotcar, different scale in it's class, but body's can be reused for R/C to Slot, this is the other way around. There are countless 1/32 body's (very strong) for slotcars. Now wait and see how flexible this chassis is in wheelbase and width... Good thing the first model is a Skyline R32. If it's build to scale the chassis should be quite narrow...

Directly 2.4GHz is just awesome, but what about the price?
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Old 2009.05.16, 12:06 PM   #10
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HPI makes/made the x mods too so they definitely have the technology....
wish they were closer to 1/27th just to give Kyosho some healthy competition...
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Wow, look's great! I had the feeling this would come along eventually after their 1/18 scale Micro car. I like that carbon-fiber optional chassis?
I'm also curious as to price and release date. I'm also very curious with how adjustable their chassis are and if they can actually accomidate a wide range of 1/32 scale slot-car bodies.
Still have my RCP track even though I's got no more RC cars. This look's like it'll be fun!
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redrc.net has a little write up...

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The Shizuoka show is on this weekend in Japan, and as usual the Japanese companies are out in force showing their new products at their home show. HPI Racing have released a number of new items, the most interesting of which being the new Racing 32 H-01 and H-02 chassis’, which as the name suggests is a new 1/32nd scale racer. The H-02 chassis shown above, is a full race spec version with carbon throughout and is essentially a tiny Cyclone 12X pan car, complete with foam tires. The H-01 is the RTR version of the same car and features lightweight plastics throughout and will come with a beautiful scale body and is supplied with a 2.4Ghz radio system, as well as a charger / workbench. Also new on the same stand from Hot Bodies is the Flux powered version of the World Championship winning D8 buggy. This brushless car is still only a prototype, but from the pictures you can see that it retains the mechanical brake system, has a composite plastic chassis and a forward mounted motor.
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Slot vs R/C Chassis


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