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Old 12-09-2006
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Maybe Jconcepts are doing the Shells ?
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Could be.. I'd imagined they had just nicked it for a quick prototype shell, nothing wrong with that. But it seems to be a new Bx shell. I dont know if they changed the roof line at all, or maybe its those big scoops, but I think it looks nicer than the bj4 shell.
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HPI actualy made a prototype 4wd off rd car a good few years back. 5-6 years ago at a guess. Jamie Booth did a lot of work on it i think when he worked at Mirage.

If they are going the shaft route they onviously already have the Pro 4 stuff to base it around. If they go belts, they have the cyclone diffs and parts if tey so wish.

They would likely pick the transmission and build it themselves then take suspension from other cars. This was how they did the Pro 4 ages back. Initially it just looked like a carbon twin deck TC£ - cos that's what it was!!!!
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It doesn't need that scoop in the roof though, the motor is in front of the top of the roof and the batteries are way down low...

Cosmetics..pft..

Loving all the new cars though..

Looks like the HB could be shaft drive with the two piece front gearbox, or it could be a shield, the front tower looks way flimsy and not like anything else, I reckon it's a new car altogether..
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I think this will make it much clearer:

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Old 13-09-2006
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More from the race here:

http://www.f-sangyo.co.jp/endo/EPof_...apan_2006.html

Getting more and more OT here but here's the Kyosho 2wd.

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doesnt look that dissimilar to the last ultima...

what is it with these guys and small pics, its not like they're using crappy cameras :-(

wonder if that tamiya shell will fit the BJ looks quite interesting..
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from the looks of it, this is more like the Associated B3X than the B4, it definately looks like just an update to the TypeR Ultima. Should be a decent car though.

I'm with you craig, I can't understand what is with all these tiny images!!!! we want detail!
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Old 14-09-2006
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that kyosho 2wd looks like a more simple b4 maybe they copied!!!!!
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From what i got told on the weekend, 2 Of the HB cars got in top 3 at worlds warm up.. But no one really got any pictures... so by the sounds HB have got a prototype!

With hpi.. i remeber a proto pro 4 offroad, but with no slipper the gear box's couldnt really take it! altho they got the cyclone now.......

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I've just put a news article on the HB Europe site about the upcoming 4WD buggy: http://www.hbeurope.com/news/en/2006100301.html

It's due in the spring of 2007
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Thanks for the news Frank

Is there anything else you can tell us about he buggy ? I realise its a prototype still, but are the any firm choices such as drivetrain type, cell layout etc ? ?
Will there be a UK team ? (skelding ??)
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All we've seen so far are the body-on shots, so no word on the layout, etc. I think it could go either way, between shaft (Pro 4) and mimicing the current belt layouts. Not sure about a UK team but it is something we'll have to consider
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Well I can't wait to see some more, its great that some of the bigger names are getting involved in 10th off road, with HB/HPi and Tamiya both now due to release buggys before the worlds next year.
Heres hoping a 2wd is on the drawing board also!

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Heres hoping a 2wd is on the drawing board also!
Same here The RC world needs more than 3.5 2WD kits (AE, Losi, Schu, X6 counts as a half )

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2.5 kits, can't realy count the Schumacher in on this anymore, lol.

Definately would be fun, another big name in the 2wd market.
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Cant wait for this car to be uncovered. I believe it will be a very good car if the touring car technology is anything to go by.
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Hpi is surely one of the biggest names in RC, and putting the time and money into 10th off road is a great sign. very cool indeed.
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Just so happens that my sponsor is the importer for Hpi/Hotbodies. WOW. Cant wait to drive it. I am like a little child that knows what he is getting for xmas.
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HPi are big, if I remember they are in the top 10, it goes
1.Tamiya
2. Kyosho
3. Futaba/ O.S
4, AE/Tunder Tiger
5-10, HPi's in there somewhere LOL

jsut need a 4wd from Ae, and futaba to make their first car hehehe. they have the money
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