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Old 03-23-2008, 06:16 PM
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Default Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

Just took a few pics from what is inside of my newest RCCA magazine. Looks like a neat buggy and prefect for a brushless conversion.



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Old 03-23-2008, 06:21 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

I was wondering how long it'd take for somebody to really try and push the envelope. Can't wait to see this thing in action on the track! [X(]
Old 03-23-2008, 06:24 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

I was gonna take a picture of that. lol


Just one question, what makes you think "this" buggy is perfect for a brushless conversion?
Old 03-23-2008, 06:32 PM
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I was gonna take a picture of that. lol


Just one question, what makes you think "this" buggy is perfect for a brushless conversion?
I really dont know but I have the strong feeling that like most Ofna buggies that that all three diffs are solid. Cant have any weak points in the drivetrain when using a brushless system. Instant and outrageous torque would rip any weakpoints to shreds.
Old 03-23-2008, 06:41 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

wow, thats eh..different :S. any idea on a release date?
Old 03-23-2008, 06:43 PM
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wow, thats eh..different :S. any idea on a release date?
Ive heard a bunch of different rumors. Mainly heard around 1.5-2 months.
Old 03-23-2008, 06:58 PM
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I was gonna take a picture of that. lol


Just one question, what makes you think "this" buggy is perfect for a brushless conversion?
I really dont know but I have the strong feeling that like most Ofna buggies that that all three diffs are solid. Cant have any weak points in the drivetrain when using a brushless system. Instant and outrageous torque would rip any weakpoints to shreds.
So Xray, Mugen, Kyosho, Losi, Associated, CEN, all have weak drivetrains and aren't suitable for brushless is what you're saying (rolls eyes)
Old 03-23-2008, 07:04 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

lol yeh, i mean the xray 808 or the matrix pro, their diffs are made of cheese arent they?
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I was gonna take a picture of that. lol


Just one question, what makes you think "this" buggy is perfect for a brushless conversion?
I really dont know but I have the strong feeling that like most Ofna buggies that that all three diffs are solid. Cant have any weak points in the drivetrain when using a brushless system. Instant and outrageous torque would rip any weakpoints to shreds.
So Xray, Mugen, Kyosho, Losi, Associated, CEN, all have weak drivetrains and aren't suitable for brushless is what you're saying (rolls eyes)
You dont get what Im saying... They all have great buggies, Im just complimenting Ofna...
Old 03-23-2008, 07:12 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

lol i know what your saying.. but what rev said was funny hehe.
Old 03-23-2008, 07:22 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

I raced a Hyper 8 for about a 1-½ years with WELL over 10 gallons on it and NEVER messed up a diff. Matter of fact broke very few parts. Now I am running a Hyper 8.5, which handles so much better then my 8. Keep in mind the pictures we are seeing of the 9 are only of the proto model. Go to Neo Buggy to see more about it. One other thing Ofna does not make anything only imports Hobao and Hong Nor. The Hypers are made by Hobao.
Old 03-23-2008, 08:38 PM
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it really looks interesting and definetly narrow like the current trend in 1/8th scale, i see the battery box is molded with the stone guard all one peice and the rear brake disc os located on the rear axle output and both throttle and steering servos are laid down. with a really funky linkage set up i also like how the front ackerman arm adjustment is made. it will have truggy gearing so it will have tons of punch. looks like hoabo is gonna upgrade the shocks to threaded ones but remain 14mm so im sure there will be lovers and haters on the shocks i like threaded shocks better personaly. take a close look at the wing there is no mounting holes visible on top of the wing so that has me stumped butt the new body kinda looks killer not as funky as the current one. this car looks really good and im sure it will have that nice low price tag on it to. looks like around may for a release date.
Old 03-23-2008, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

Does that thing have a Tilted engine so more weight is over the center?
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Does that thing have a Tilted engine so more weight is over the center?
Yep
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it really looks interesting and definetly narrow like the current trend in 1/8th scale, i see the battery box is molded with the stone guard all one peice and the rear brake disc os located on the rear axle output and both throttle and steering servos are laid down. with a really funky linkage set up i also like how the front ackerman arm adjustment is made. it will have truggy gearing so it will have tons of punch. looks like hoabo is gonna upgrade the shocks to threaded ones but remain 14mm so im sure there will be lovers and haters on the shocks i like threaded shocks better personaly. take a close look at the wing there is no mounting holes visible on top of the wing so that has me stumped butt the new body kinda looks killer not as funky as the current one. this car looks really good and im sure it will have that nice low price tag on it to. looks like around may for a release date.

Keep in mind this is just the proto model and not the finished product. I just hope it is as durable as the Hyper 7, 8 and 8.5. I know my 8 and 8.5 is tough as a tank.
Old 03-24-2008, 04:00 PM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

ya i can tell its a proto model and a rtr to boot, to me it looks pretty tough i guess the only things that concern me would be the center bar on the steering ackerman but it also says in the article the pro version will be much beefier and also with the kinkage set up it may be kinda hard to work on. to me it kinda looks like the radio tray may be seperatly mounted from the radio box? that area will be either real easy or real time consuming to wrench on. im just praying for threaded shocks im sure its gonna be as tough as the 8.5 and alot lighter
Old 03-24-2008, 08:32 PM
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i hope you can turn your monitors upsidedown[&:]



you have to click the exploded vey thing on the far right
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:12 PM
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That is a wierd little engine. Don't no if id trust that whole tilting the engine thing. Perfect balance? what about a failsafe? that would unbalance it. LOL im just kidding and don't rip on me or think im bashing (bashing is what my rc does not me)
Old 03-25-2008, 12:33 AM
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

Very nice! Wouldn't mind getting my hands on one..



A little side note: I know Hoboa and Hong Nor make these buggies and Ofna sells them to us, but can you get parts from Hoboa and Hong Nor? Not that I am having any problems finding parts for my Ofna Buggy.
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

funny how people don't like/understand the engine tilt thing

it's actually a great idea to move mass closer to the centerline of the truck, the more centralized the mass is, the easier it will be to turn quickly, lower that polar moment of inertia


on a small scale, it's like when an ice skater spins slow in one place, then tucks their arms in and spins much faster
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Dang! This would be coming out just when I was about to get an RC8! Decisions, decisions........ [sm=confused.gif]
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funny how people don't like/understand the engine tilt thing

it's actually a great idea to move mass closer to the centerline of the truck, the more centralized the mass is, the easier it will be to turn quickly, lower that polar moment of inertia


on a small scale, it's like when an ice skater spins slow in one place, then tucks their arms in and spins much faster
I get it just think it looks.. different
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Default RE: Ofna Hyper 9 Sneak Peak

Not a huge fan of the tilted engine. LSN adjustment will be a pain and not racing friendly. Looks cool but IMHO it's a band-aid solution.
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Not a huge fan of the tilted engine. LSN adjustment will be a pain and not racing friendly. Looks cool but IMHO it's a band-aid solution.
never thought of that

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The tilted engine is FAR from a band-aid... (IMO)The tilted engine is an EXCELLENT feature and will be STANDARD on ALL race buggies/truggies in the near future.[8D] It only makes sence....
With the slight amount that the engine is tilted i really doubt that it will be much harder to adjust the LSN...

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