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Old 09-05-2004, 09:41 PM
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ORIGINAL: infernoMP

I'll stick with my R40 any day of the week.....I love it.
me too.......I've been running HPI cars since 1996..(except 2 years ago when I strayed to the tc3 nitro)...

I currently own 20 HPI cars(as well as 100 other RC's)....

I just won the nitro stock class at the NY HPI Challenge....and am going to England on wed to race at the HPI world finals....
Old 09-05-2004, 09:56 PM
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jeez fastharry, you must be pretty good racer if you're heading to england just for a race, let me know how u do down there
Old 09-05-2004, 10:00 PM
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I will..

you can read the updates on HPIRacing.com....

the 2004 challenge report is there also....

BTW,I'm not that good....I just know how to build a car....I stay off the boards....and I'm there at the end....
Old 09-05-2004, 10:05 PM
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are you sponsered or sumthing, is it hard to keep up with some of the fast guys ?? whatdo you recommend for a guy like me that wants to start racing in the near future ?
Old 09-05-2004, 10:31 PM
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ORIGINAL: mtl racer

are you sponsered or sumthing, is it hard to keep up with some of the fast guys ?? whatdo you recommend for a guy like me that wants to start racing in the near future ?
Its hard for me,being 50 years old....My reflexes aren't the same as when I was 20...

That being said,I still beat guys half my age....I read all I can on car set up....I build a car that doesn't fall apart while I'm running it....and I get practice time in....

and no,I'm not sponsored.....
Old 09-05-2004, 11:07 PM
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well that's a big factor to build a solid car, a lot of people build cars that are not solid, i'm still lokking foward to build my first kit, hopefully the r40 will be my first, i admire this car alot, i hear that's it's a really great racer car, so i'm pretty sure, that this will be my next project, it's great to see that no only youth people are involved in this hobby but also people like yourself, it's great to have people of all ages gathering up and showing off their skills. Well, i'm in montreal so, it's not as popular around here but, i'm tryin to find some people. well, good luck in your race next wendsday, let us knwo how u do
Old 09-06-2004, 12:18 PM
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The best way to find other hobby people, is to create them. Sound funny? Get a nitro car, take to local parking lot, play with it, and watch how many curious people show up to watch. The noise, the smell, the performance and speed, all very enticing. Within a week, suddenly there'll be a few, and then more show up. Then one day, you guys put your heads together and build a track...it's all downhill from there...

I would suggest go to your local Hobby Shop and see if there are any organized races, or maybe just a place where the locals go to run their cars...
Old 09-06-2004, 11:18 PM
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Just to let you guys know that an HPI R40 just won the 200mm 1/10 scale sedan nitro nationals held in Ohio.
Old 09-18-2004, 01:51 AM
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Come on guys, let's not let this thread down so easily, how's everyone's r40 doing ou there ?? I wanted to know which steering servos you guys are using, i just want some ideas, i'm thinking about a new for my car, thanks
Old 09-18-2004, 07:42 PM
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I was using a high torque, high speed servo but took it out and went to a standard airtronics 94102 servo because I like how it's not as "twitchy". What do you run?
Old 09-18-2004, 10:22 PM
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which high torque servo was that inferno ??

also, i saw a 120$ (canadian dollars, it's about 90 $ american) from futaba, i was freakin out, why so much for a little servo???...it must be like really high torque and high speed.
Old 09-18-2004, 10:24 PM
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umm...It was some FMA servo I bought about a year ago from our LHS for my 1/8 scale buggy (that I no longer have). All I know is that it made the car feel very twitchy compared to the standard servo. The standard servo turns just as tight for me and doesnt use up near the juice.
Old 09-20-2004, 12:52 AM
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hey mtl racer, the reason why the servo cost so much is because it is a possiblity that it is a digital servo. they are a lot better compared to the analog servos that you find under $50. digital servos are a lot faster like .06 secs with 120+oz/in. where an analog servo is about .15secs at the same amount of torque. but the only issue with digital servos is that it gets annoying as hell trying to center them because it sounds like a little bee buzzing around constantly. i am also running at JR system in my R40 using z550 for throttle and z650m as my steering. hey i was curious what upgrades have you guys done with your R40s and have you guys had any issues with the side belts falling off?
Old 09-20-2004, 12:56 AM
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I picked up my R40 back when it was first released so far i got the light weight chassis, both lightweight shafts, carbon fiber front/rear shocktowers, carbon fiber midbrace, 4gear rear diff, front oneway, lightweight transmission, currently running the HPI 12X motor, i am debating either throwing on either the Mugen X12S3 or O.S. 12TR-T...which motor do you guys think i should do? both are still in the box sealed.
Old 09-21-2004, 05:54 PM
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The O.S. would be my pick, simply because I've had several, all good engines. I'm looking into a Sirio, a team mate has one, loves it, and it's very fast. I've also been looking into the new O.S. R-Spec 12. It's ROAR compliant, but our track isn't limited, it's run watcha brung, hence the Sirio.
Old 09-22-2004, 09:59 AM
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Could someone tell me what exactly does the one way diff do ?? and also what's the difference between regular dogbones and cvd's ??

thanks ??
Old 09-24-2004, 06:00 PM
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A one way diff allows for better on power cornering. Basically you can punch it right after the apex, and it'll just pull through the corner. Essentially, it only allows the front wheels to turn one direction, thereby forcing the car in the direction the wheels are pointed...

I've never had anything but CVDs, so not sure about the dogbones...
Old 09-25-2004, 06:44 PM
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hey, would a .12 team orion side exhaust engine fit into an r-40, im thinking about buying an r-40 and putting it in. Will it work?
Old 09-25-2004, 06:49 PM
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why not ?...all you need is a rear exhaust header and make sre your engine is pilot type crank
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ok thanks
Old 09-26-2004, 08:51 AM
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hey fastcrash, how fast does your car go?
thanks.
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wait, how would i put a rear exhaust header on my car if its a side exhaust engine?
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:08 PM
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that's exactly it, since your engine is a side exhaust, a rear exhaust header will be perfect my friend , let jay show you the way, by the way my name is jay . Ok, the way your engine would sit in the r40, the exhaust port would be facing towards the rear of the car, in the r40, in a rear exhaust engine, the exhaust port faces the towards the right side of the car, so in your situation, it will face towards the rear, in that case, a rear exhaust header is what you need, let me give you a link to some rear exhaust headers

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXH37&P=0

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAMZ5&P=0

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCPR9&P=0

not sure if these will fit, but you'll need something of the same style, hope this helps
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thanks alot jay, now i understand.
Old 09-27-2004, 12:21 AM
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no problem man, glad to help, i think my knowledge in rc cars is pretty good, although, i'm not all that into the hobby, i would really love to race, it's just that overhere in montreal, there isnt any tracks, we have a so called club but i have to drive an hour just to get there so it's not worth it, i really admire the r40 and i learnt much about it, you thinkin of getting one nitroracer ??

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