View Full Version : Thinking of getting a H4E YES or NO

01-04-2014, 12:49 PM
As above Shall i get one ?.

I have always had Xray or Schumacher in the past !.

Thanks in advance

Gary :confused:

Big G
01-04-2014, 01:04 PM
yes go for it!

01-04-2014, 02:00 PM
I bought one..
Build report HERE (http://pipskiracing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/hobao-h4e-build-part-1.html)
Well part one!
I like it.

01-04-2014, 02:26 PM
I was looking at your blog about a week ago that is why i was thinking of getting one :thumbsup:

Your web page it great ,so much information and great pic's

I just want your feedback after you have driven it ?.

Keep up the good work .



02-04-2014, 08:34 PM
Hi, been racing a H4 for a couple of months now. Very impressed with it. I race on carpet and also a polished wooden floor. A very capable car once dialled. Threw my transmitter at one of the Louth club 'pro's' and it gave him food for thought as well - very nearly TQ!

After racing Tamiya, Xray and more recently Schumacher it is refreshing not to throw cash at an endless pile of upgrades, with a couple of exceptions. The shock bladders suck - literally! swapped them out for Xray T4 bladders, and the shock seals for a Tamiya TRF set. Sorted! To be honest, I'd be surprised if Hobao haven't sorted this by now. They fixed the ballcup tolerance issues real fast (ballcups tight on ballstuds) - an addendum sheet and a new set of ballcups supplied in all kits FOC covers the issue off.

There is some clever engineering too - the flip up bulkheads are pure genius.
The drive pins in the ECS shafts are retained by the bearings -no grub screws - extremely clever!

On balance, it's fair to say that it's not Xray or Tamiya manufacturing quality. You do need to work on the fit of parts a little more during assembly, but other than that, it thumbs it's nose at cars costing a good deal more. Would I change anything? Only the colour, but that's personal preference...



02-04-2014, 09:23 PM


That was the sort of info i was after (someone that has run one )
I no there is/was a problem with shocks . that's not a big deal (cheep fix)

Great info



(my wife is going to kill me when i tell her i am going to get another car :) )

03-04-2014, 07:31 AM

My build and tips, there is also a link to a 2nd part tgat has some shock info in it.

I love my h4, top top car

Mark S
03-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Absolutely 100% yes you should buy one.

I have been running an H4 now for 8 weeks (17.5 Blinky on carpet). I have done approx 70 x 5 minutes races with it and so far i've had no breakages, nothing is showing any signs of wear and there is no slop like other cars suffer from.

The kit shock bladders didn't seal properly so i replaced those with bladders from the Xray T4 308082 and the foams 53577 from Tamiya. This mod totally transformed the shox and are now as smooth as TRF's.

Really liking the the front hub arrangement and the rear uj pin running inside the inner wheel bearing. Seems Hobao really put some thought into this car. Flip up bulkheads are pointless though.

Hoping to get to Cotswold on April 13th for it's first run on asphalt in 13.5 boosted.

Recent cars include Associated TC6.1, Serpent S411 ERYX and a Schumacher Mi5. For me, on carpet, the H4 is by far the best of the bunch. My only regret is i didn't buy the H4 sooner.
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15-08-2014, 02:46 PM
I've just bought one and can't wait to get it running. Only 2 more weeks before we go indoors!