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Old 2009.05.16, 04:35 PM   #16
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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...
HPI didn't manufacture the Xmods, they only distributed them overseas. The HPI Xmods come out of the same factory that RadioShack uses to make their Xmods.
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Old 2009.05.16, 05:28 PM   #17
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YES. that volvo estate is awesome. even tho im into 1/10 crawling... if theyre not badly priced i might end up getting a volvo... lol.
edit- is that red thing in the back ground the controller?
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Old 2009.05.16, 05:29 PM   #18
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post #14 looks to have a tx in the background. the other thing looks like a slot car controller
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Old 2009.05.17, 12:54 AM   #19
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So is it clear if these bodies will be exchangeable with any of the slotcar bodies like Scaletrix etc?
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Old 2009.05.17, 01:41 AM   #20
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HPI Racing32 1/32 Scale RC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BLPx...eature=related
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Old 2009.05.17, 01:56 AM   #21
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I'm not big on the whole half r/c, half slot car idea. I'm sticking with my Zs.
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Old 2009.05.17, 04:21 PM   #22
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I'm digging the Detamaso Pentera and the classic Z's! Two cars of which Kyosho didn't do for the Z's.
So, I'm guessing the slot-car is like training-wheels, and the RC car is with the training-wheels off? LOL!
I'm wondering what kind of upgrades will be available for the RC car and if the aftermarket companies will handle these. I hope these won't be in the Dnano price range!
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Old 2009.05.17, 08:43 PM   #23
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Damn... and about time
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Old 2009.05.18, 12:17 AM   #24
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Datsuns are in the lineup huh? Perhaps I'll think twice about getting this vs dnano... Slot cars are an abundance and plenty in 1/32 whereas there are hardly any interesting, plastic, affordable 1/43s.
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Old 2009.05.18, 02:38 AM   #25
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hey donut nice of you to drop by... anything new?
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Old 2009.05.18, 05:56 AM   #26
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the beauty in these are you can use other 1/32 slotcar bodies....
they make some awesome bodies for 1/32 slots....
the CF version looks just like the 1/12 scale HPI makes just scaled down......
I just hope the prices are in 1/32 scale....
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Old 2009.05.18, 08:48 AM   #27
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I hope they aren't- the smaller, the more expensive usually.
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Old 2009.05.18, 09:24 AM   #28
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I know there is a lot of cool bodies for 1/32 scale but HPI would of hit a home run if they made it a 1/28 to go against the Mini Z in the same class. There is already a market out there for 1/28 scale. All it's missing is some more companies making the products and pushing each other to make thing better. I would rather run a diff. company then Kyosho but as it stands, there just not to many options. Kyosho is loving the fact that no other company is dipping into the 1/28 scale, they just don't have to fight against anyone and they got a hold on the market. This is not good for the comsumer, Kyosho can charge what they want and R&D dept. don't have to work as hard to be the best.

Just look at the 1/8 scale buggy market. In the last 3 to 4 years it went from 3 to 4 companies to over 8 and the products have gotten a lot better. Kyosho used to be king in 8th scale but now they have drop a little because they are over priced and their R&D dept. has not been keeping up with the times like the other companies.

Ok, I'll stop for now. Please don't get me wrong the Mini Z is a great car but just think how much better it could be if there was 3 major companies fighting against each other to be the best. The comsumer would win big time.
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Old 2009.05.18, 09:25 AM   #29
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This really is looking good as you can use 1/32 scale body's on it and it's 2.4GHz.
What I hope for:
- the price is right
- the speed is right, so it becomes a table racer (unlike the dNano!)
- the size is changable: different wheelbase and widths are possible to adapt a slotcar body to it...
- the support is right: tires, maybe some hopups

If I would have this car, I would mount a BMW M3 E30 on it directly right now


I want to see a video of the model driving!!!
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Ed, I strongly disagree because I think Kyosho should've picked a more common scale instead. I know that its a great marketing strategy, but plenty of people like myself would jump an equivalent RC in a better scale in a flash.

So once again- BIG kudos to HPI for this chassis.
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