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Old 05-12-2006, 09:05 AM
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Default HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

Don't know if this is just a Tower Hobbies supply problem because they are filling pre-orders or if HPI has delayed their shipment to Tower (and possibly other hobby shops too).

The wait continues...[:'(]
Old 05-12-2006, 09:19 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

wow i was really starting to think mid may was concrete [&:]
Old 05-12-2006, 09:22 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

WOW!!!!! Not this again, I will talk to Sneff and see if he can find anything out.
Old 05-12-2006, 09:23 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

Straight from HPI customer support,

David,



The Baja is here in our warehouse. We are actually waiting for the parts to get here so we can ship out the Baja and any parts that will be needed at the same time. I would imagine a week or so before they ship out.


Don't know what the deal is with Tower but maybe they are getting enough to fill preorders first & the later dates are for the people that didn't preorder???
Old 05-12-2006, 09:33 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

maybe.

HPI in the beginning should have just said, due jan 2007, then when everyone got them in june they would be very happy
Old 05-12-2006, 09:35 AM
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staill says may on hobbytek website but 1st time i have seen them price it - 1169euro rtr with cy or add 70euro for zen
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

Yea, I suspected Tower may have exhausted their first allotment of Baja's with pre-order fulfillment and the date is pushed out for those who would just now be ordering.

I have also been wondering why Tower doesn't have parts odering information up yet. It would seem to me that they would have all the parts up on their site even if not available yet to take pre-orders for them. I have been curious to know what basic parts are going to cost for the car.

I have to stick with my Firehammer for the forseeable future (not a hardship ) but have enjoyed watch the Baja develop.
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

I assume HobbyThek gets the Bajas with CY engines. If you upgrade to the Zenoah, what does HobbyThek do with the CY engine?
Old 05-12-2006, 09:38 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

same thing went on with the Revo 3.3. was originally the last few days of march, then late april, then was posted it would be mid may to early june. then they were on the shelft mid April. soo.
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I have also been wondering why Tower doesn't have parts odering information up yet. It would seem to me that they would have all the parts up on their site even if not available yet to take pre-orders for them. I have been curious to know what basic parts are going to cost for the car.

I'm wundering the same thing! I'm real anxious to see prices.

I assume HobbyThek gets the Bajas with CY engines. If you upgrade to the Zenoah, what does HobbyThek do with the CY engine?
Maybe CY buys them back???
Old 05-12-2006, 09:52 AM
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ORIGINAL: kengentry5000

I assume HobbyThek gets the Bajas with CY engines. If you upgrade to the Zenoah, what does HobbyThek do with the CY engine?
We sell them. There are always enough people looking for a cheap new engine...
Old 05-12-2006, 09:58 AM
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ORIGINAL: TurtleRacing
I'm wundering the same thing! I'm real anxious to see prices.
I've got the dealer's list today. A-arms and uprights are similar to FG, the metal pinions are cheap (due to the way they're made, not machined), machined metal parts are quite expensive.
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so the HPI doenst come with the Zenoha Engine??? thats hardly a deal at 950 then, to have to shell out another 300.00 for the Zenoha motor when the Traxxas and FGs come with Zenoha 26s as stock? hmm makes the HPI lower on the list in my book....
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950us$ seems a deal with a cy - 1169euro aint

1,169.00 EUR
Euro = 1,506.25 USD
United States Dollars
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ya but you can get the Traxxas Monster buggy for 700.00 with Zenoha engine stock, and only need to install your own servos, which i like cuz traxxas stock servos SUCK.
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

Let's say it with Sid (Ice Age 2): the US price completes the European. The US price is all fun and the European is no fun at all.

And that's with a strong Euro....
Old 05-12-2006, 10:40 AM
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fair enough a few% increase is the norm in ripoff europe - but trying to justify over a 50% increase is taking the p**s

looking at modelsport uk - there price has dropped from the £800 to £730 which seems inline with hobbytek - so i take it thats the final european price!!

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/?CallFun...8&menu_path=CS
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ya but you can get the Traxxas Monster buggy for 700.00 with Zenoha engine stock, and only need to install your own servos, which i like cuz traxxas stock servos SUCK.
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There's a matter of preference for me also, for the money I would like to be able to appreciate the appearance. I have read of alot of problems with the traxxas buggy & parts availabillity being one of them, especially if you goto traxxas forum they have a spot for MB thread & the biggest question is how do you get parts for this thing. Back to the apperance, if I owned one I'd have to shave its butt & make it drive backwards, but that's just my opinion. I am not for a minute saying that the appearance is the deciding factor for my choice but it sure plays in there & I can't get past the Traxxas being that ugly.

Also, this was not in reply to chevyman, it was in reply to timmah. sorry
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OUCH.. that is a bite..... whats the price of a FG buggy there, just wondering the euro cost compared to the us dollar..... customs, shipping, tarriffs all that.
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fg,harm ect seems to be same usa & europe
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

The HPI price at $989 USD is close to the Duratrax Firehammer price of $899 USD. Both have the CY 23cc engine and are completely RTR (less fuel).
The Baja looks better than the Firehammer. Hopefully it is and Duratrax will build a better buggy (include alloy hop-ups or larger engine). Competition is (almost) always a welcome thing.

Didn't FG use CY engines for a while on the MT/MB or was that something I imagined?
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

I had an FG Monster Beetle with the CY engine. Worked well for me for many months, until I sold it.

The Tower date is for new orders. The first shipment out of Tower should be Monday.
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

950us$ seems a deal with a cy - 1169euro aint

1,169 Euros = 1,506.25 USD

730 GBP = 1430. USD
You poor guys in Europe are gettting the shaft .......The U.S. $$$ is really suffering in the exchange market[:@] the euro is strong
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wow. so it does come stock with the cy engine. for 100 more i ll just go to the FG. or get the Traxxas Monster Buggy for 700.00 then add my own servos rec and bat. and come out under the HPI....both the FG and the Traxxas comes stock with the Zenoha 260..
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Default RE: HPI Baja went from "Mid May" to "Early June" on Tower Hobbies site

Traxxas buggy isnt all that great.... I had friends who owned them and sold them for the clone1/5 vehicles which cost less than those buggies

Like this one

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-xtm-BUGGY-1-...QQcmdZViewItem


26cc engines are only $200 the 23 cc engines rev out at higher RPMs..... 26 have more low end grunt but dont rev out as high

http://www.oneillbrothers.com/rccar/...ackstuffed.htm

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