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Elliott Hopkins
21-05-2007, 12:40 PM
(I know this is vaguely related to the other thread, but I typed this out this morning and think it's sufficiently different to warrant a new thread)

I hate to be the one to ask such a lame question but are there any signs of a development of the B4 chassis on the horizon? Either a B5 or a 'CR' style development of the B4?

Have we reached a plateau in terms of 2WD development? Also, would this be caused by Thunder Tiger taking over AE and Horizon buying Losi and concentrating on RTRs as I have cynically heard suggested elsewhere? Kyosho fans are now free to suggest that 2WD development isn't dead. Is it development or is it an homage to other chassis?

As parts for my 'old' car are rarely coming out the AE factory, I thought I'd get one of these B4 things. They are uglier and don't look as good on the track, but they handle better and might gloss over my novice level driving skills.

Elliott.

BenG
21-05-2007, 12:57 PM
(I know this is vaguely related to the other thread, but I typed this out this morning and think it's sufficiently different to warrant a new thread)

I hate to be the one to ask such a lame question but are there any signs of a development of the B4 chassis on the horizon? Either a B5 or a 'CR' style development of the B4?

Have we reached a plateau in terms of 2WD development? Also, would this be caused by Thunder Tiger taking over AE and Horizon buying Losi and concentrating on RTRs as I have cynically heard suggested elsewhere? Kyosho fans are now free to suggest that 2WD development isn't dead. Is it development or is it an homage to other chassis?

As parts for my 'old' car are rarely coming out the AE factory, I thought I'd get one of these B4 things. They are uglier and don't look as good on the track, but they handle better and might gloss over my novice level driving skills.

Elliott.

I think they are working on the B5 at the minute, so my LHS owner told me ;)

Nick Goodall
21-05-2007, 12:57 PM
Hey Elliott,

How you doing?

I raced my B4 yesterday and loved it, turns in so much better and just feels so much more nimble and responsive compared to the B3 so i don't think you'd regret it at all.

To be honest, even if a B5 came out tomorrow there will be no shortage of B4 bits for a good 3/4 years so you'd still get your moneys worth out of the car, and they can be had very cheap now. I would expect there will be some development parts at the Worlds this year, in the past they've usually turned up with slightly revised shock towers and other geometry changes but i "doubt" there will be a whole new car yet - although i could be wrong.

I picked up my B4 for 40 and have only had to spend a few on getting it race ready.

The other benefit of course is that trackside if you do break something i'd say there's a 99% chance that someone there will be able to help you, whereas like yourself i was finding that the B3 was just getting to that point where some bits would simply not be available.........

Give me a shout if you want to discuss it more, but i don't think you'd regret going down the B4 route whatever happens in the next couple of years......

andy05
21-05-2007, 08:49 PM
I read somewhere that the B4 is the first production car to win back to back worlds in standard form.I wouldnt bet against it making it 3:cool:

ashleyb4
21-05-2007, 09:20 PM
The b4 rules. why change it yet the bk2 coldnt beat it then losi bought out the CR which still cant beat it. There is no 2wd car on the market today that is better than the B4.

A

bigred5765
21-05-2007, 10:34 PM
The b4 rules. why change it yet the bk2 couldn't beat it then Losi bought out the CR which still cant beat it. There is no 2wd car on the market today that is better than the B4.

A

ash what won the euros 2wd last year, it wasn't a b4
Cr can and does quiet often
ASH YOUR WRONG AGAIN MOWWHAAAAAAAAA

_sleigh_
21-05-2007, 10:55 PM
The b4 rules. why change it yet the bk2 coldnt beat it then losi bought out the CR which still cant beat it. There is no 2wd car on the market today that is better than the B4.

A

You must have been looking the other way on Sunday, as my CR didn't just beat 1 B4, it beat 9 of them in the A. :p

jimmy
21-05-2007, 10:59 PM
You can't pass off your godly driving as proof of anything sleigh! :D

Elliott Hopkins
22-05-2007, 01:18 AM
Hello Nick.

I'm good, thanks for asking.

Thanks for the reply. I don't have a lot to add except, we're thinknig on the same lines. If the AE sponosored drivers don't have radically new parts, then a new or updated car will be a long way off.

So 2wd is sorted? What about a 4wd for you Nick?

Elliott.

Chris Doughty
22-05-2007, 06:25 AM
I think the fact its 9v1 in your race Phil, and I believe also the Euros shows the strength of the CAR.

we all know people can drive out of their skin to grab a win, but just look at the amount of B4's raced and the amount of B4's filling the A places shows how well the car works for EVERY driver

BenG
22-05-2007, 06:38 AM
I think the fact its 9v1 in your race Phil, and I believe also the Euros shows the strength of the CAR.

we all know people can drive out of their skin to grab a win, but just look at the amount of B4's raced and the amount of B4's filling the A places shows how well the car works for EVERY driver

Good point.

Everyone has a B4. :D I like the B4 as it suits everyone from no0bette, to pro driver (Like Mr D).

This car rocks. :D;)

_sleigh_
22-05-2007, 07:35 AM
I think the fact its 9v1 in your race Phil, and I believe also the Euros shows the strength of the CAR.

we all know people can drive out of their skin to grab a win, but just look at the amount of B4's raced and the amount of B4's filling the A places shows how well the car works for EVERY driver


Chris, you've just shattered all my hopes and dreams for future success :D

millzy
22-05-2007, 08:59 AM
Phil, didnt Stan beat you with his b4 in leg 2? :):)

I dont think AE will have a new b4 this year, the b4 is working in the us and uk there are a few new parts around but nothing huge.

Chris Doughty
22-05-2007, 09:24 AM
Chris, you've just shattered all my hopes and dreams for future success :D

always happy to help Phil :D :p

trekkerkk
22-05-2007, 09:35 AM
what new parts:)

trekkker

millzy
22-05-2007, 10:32 AM
well there is the white pads, plastic top shaft gear with alloy shaft blue shock bushings and other little things i think the pads and the top shaft are they one none cosmetic things i can think of

RLGfx
22-05-2007, 12:30 PM
it's probably a way off yet, as they've been working on 2 big projects recently, namely the TC5 and the RC8B, both of which feature lots of carbon fibre... so lets hope the B5 will too! :)

Chris Doughty
22-05-2007, 12:39 PM
I would be suprised if they don't end up with a truggy version of the RC8 too.

millzy
22-05-2007, 12:54 PM
if they did a new b4 they would have a new t4 as well so thats 2 extra project on top of the 3 they have going

ashleyb4
22-05-2007, 01:01 PM
You must have been looking the other way on Sunday, as my CR didn't just beat 1 B4, it beat 9 of them in the A. :p

I dont pay attension alot.

A

millzy
22-05-2007, 01:08 PM
I tell you what Ash

your mic work wasnt bad, i did like the A final legs when yuo said people made errors and crashed, very Mr harris ABOUT it all

maybe you should give up the racing and random replys and work on your mic work?? just a thought

ashleyb4
22-05-2007, 01:12 PM
I aint giving up racing. Was i bad????:confused: Cus i dont like talking im scared i might put them off:wtf:

And i love your comment "Ive got a pinker coat":D

A

millzy
22-05-2007, 01:17 PM
no dude it was good, honest i think once you do it a few more times your confidance will grow and you will sound better, but the facts and updates you where giving where good for an A final.

i had a pinker t shirt on than my daughter so i couldnt let her win with the fluffy pink coat.

Wraggy
22-05-2007, 01:19 PM
i had a pinker t shirt on than my daughter so i couldnt let her win with the fluffy pink coat.

hows the Pink Vinyl going ??:cool:

mark christopher
22-05-2007, 01:22 PM
if they do make a new one then it has to be better than the old one, that makes it a dam hard task

millzy
22-05-2007, 01:25 PM
we have not had a team breffing on whats going in the pink pile as of yet

Elliott Hopkins
24-05-2007, 05:34 PM
Well it's all academic now. I've just received my B4. My B3 already looks sad.

Having said that the B4 is in no way a pretty car. Urgh.

Elliott.

MK999
24-05-2007, 09:51 PM
Make it pretty then :p

www.spazstix.co.uk (http://www.spazstix.co.uk) ? :D

Richard Lowe
24-05-2007, 10:16 PM
Well it's all academic now. I've just received my B4. My B3 already looks sad.

Having said that the B4 is in no way a pretty car. Urgh.

Elliott.
It is with a JConcepts shell and wing on!

Right, thats my shameless plug for today :D