Hpi Mini trophy truck 1st run


model  HPI    [ click here for more HPIs ]
status  Runner
date entered  1/15/2012 11:11:39 PM
description  I went to the Hobby Town USA In Cheyenne Wyoming yesterday just to get some model glue and a spur gear for an Axial Tranny and well you know how impulse buys can go when a toy is sitting right in front of you I have not gotten into the whole short course thing as none have come along that looked even remotely (pun intended) tempting but this HPI Baja truck with lots of scale details was right up my alley for a fun machine and I had to take it home. I am sure I will get the Toyota or Ford body for it later but for now I just want to leave it stock and have fun with it. I was nervous that the 15t motor would be way to fast for my liking but after driving it in an open area it feels about right for this vehicle, a little faster than I like to run but the speed is very scale regardless It was very cold and windy today and I did both the driving and pictures so they are not great but I got a few good action pics before I put the camera away so I could just play with my new toy
 
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Sits kinda low, but works great
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Poser before run
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poser before run
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lots of fun in gravel
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more gravel
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handles great
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speed shot
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this is fun to watch suspension
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poser
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area shot with my 94 Accord
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Torhaantje  1/26/2012 8:29:10 PM
Great pics! Just showing how realistic these trucks behave during racing! I am sure that with your skill and talent, some great ideas will sublime on how to best modify this car! Cheers, Rick

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MAD-BEE  1/17/2012 9:29:42 AM
Nice shots buddy!

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Fantuzzi  1/17/2012 8:26:01 AM
Watch out for the servo saver mod and the double rear shock setup. It makes the car handle way better.

Wyoming  1/16/2012 11:38:35 PM
thanks guys
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gazwilts  1/16/2012 10:37:18 PM
good too see you enjoying some speed seth, these things look amazing

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Tamiyamandan  1/16/2012 9:40:26 PM
Seth, I have this truck, man it is fun and a blast to drive!!!!.....And when I roll it I have no worries because it is not a Tamiya....I had no idea they made other bodies for it??

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wilson  1/16/2012 8:21:35 PM
Great pics!! looks like fun!!

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SB_Aust  1/16/2012 10:47:48 AM
Some great action shots!

Wyoming  1/16/2012 7:37:19 AM
Thanks guys, oh yes it will get changed I'm already toying with what I want to do with it but I have some other stuff to finish first
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stickerbod  1/16/2012 7:30:03 AM
Looks great, come close to getting one a few times. Any plans to 'Seth' it up?

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justinn  1/16/2012 6:13:05 AM
Excellent Pics! Wish I could drive and take pics like that at the same time! Looks a nice truck indeed

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backtomyroots.  1/16/2012 2:51:33 AM
That looks like it moves quick ! Not bad for out of the box 'scale' either .

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Ram318  1/15/2012 11:58:54 PM
Some great pics Seth. The truck looks good, this class has really caught fire. I am hopeing Tamiya has one in the works.

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pagedm_f350  1/15/2012 11:49:32 PM
These are great Seth, I bought 4 of them at Christmas, 1 for me and 1 each for my boys, lots of fun. I have ordered the Ivan Stewart body also

Wyoming  1/15/2012 11:24:17 PM
Yeah thats the shell I was drooling at James. but they didn't have one in stock so I got to leave with a few bucks in my pocket
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Toykid  1/15/2012 11:20:55 PM
Seth welcome to the small but exclusive HPI Mini Trophy truck club I love mine and you should check out the ivan Stewart replica body HPI now make - I know you love that colour scheme [Click here]

 

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