10 March 2013 06:53 by Phil
HoBao – the company behind the very popular and successful Hyper series of buggys as well as other products have been in touch that they are looking for new distribution & OEM opportunities worldwide & especially Europe, interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
21 December 2012 11:13 by KevinR
HoBao’s new entry into the 2wd electric off-road market is now available in the exciting form of the H2 Pro Spec kit. The Pro kit is just that, a kit, and once built it has all that’s needed to compete at the sharp end, either at club level or higher. As standard it has the ability to build the car in rear motor or mid motor format with either 3-gear or 4-gear formats to suit racing conditions. Amongst other hop-up items, the Pro also comes with an alloy centre spine chassis to easily handle the rigours of the racing track.
• CNC machined hard coated chassis
• 12mm Big bore aluminium oil filled shocks
• Aluminium inboard suspension mounts
• Rear CVD driveshafts
• Geared differential
• Dual pad slipper assembly
• Full sealed ball bearings
• Inline battery placement
• 12mm Hex fit wheels
• Metric socket screws throughout
• Fully adjustable suspension
11 December 2012 20:01 by KevinR
HoBao is proud to announce the release of their new Hyper Cage Buggy which provides the basher community with a different option with regards to style when compared to the run-of-the-mill buggys currently available. Using the new SS chassis platform the Cage buggy features a complete aluminum roll cage similar to some of today’s single seater full size buggys. Performance is everything you come to expect from HoBao with the quality and rugged design ideal for the demands of 1/8 off road. Despite its complex appearance the lightweight and impact resistant aluminum tubular cage can be hinged forward quickly with the simple removal of four screws providing quick access to the chassis and engine components. The Hyper Cage Buggy is available as both nitro and electric options with features of both included below. Read More…
02 July 2012 07:45 by KevinR
HoBao, the company behind the popular race-winning Hyperstar buggy have launched their new ready-to-run buggy, simply called the ‘Hyper SS‘. “The buggy is a totally new design from ground up which features a new body with clear windows, stylish front and rear suspension arm design, big bore shocks, full bearings and mud deflector to name a few of it’s features. Hyper SS has been tested extensively to ensure Hobao quality on every part of the car.” HoBao say the car will be available to order very soon from stockists. See www.HoBao.com.tw
26 December 2011 14:57 by KevinR
Hobao Racing have announced an update to its long time best selling 1/8 nitro buggy, the Hyper 7 TQ. Numerous areas have been either upgraded or redesigned for easy tuning, strength and a fresh look. The current four Hyper 7 models, TQ21, TQ28, TQB and Hyper 7.5 will be discontinued starting January 1st 2012.
-Two new body designs -New battery box -New front and rear shock towers -Large, dual stage air filter -Savox digital servos -Front anti-roll bar -Adjustable front camber link -Adjustable steering link -Adjustable servo arm link -14mm big bore shock
01 April 2011 08:50 by KevinR
27 January 2011 09:42 by Phil
HoBao have followed the lead of others in establishing a central distributor in Europe to cover several countries in order to reduce costs and maintain supply.
HoBao Enterprising Co Ltd. is proud to announce the foundation of HoBao Europe GmbH. The New Company is located in Siegenburg, Bavaria (Germany) and will be responsible for the Distribution of HoBao´s product range in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Luxembourg, starting from the end of February 2011.
HoBao has made this important step to ensure a complete and stable supply of HoBao products in the future. You can visit HoBao Europe at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2011 at Hall 11.1 C-29. If you wish to make an appointment please send us an e-mail to email@example.com We are looking forward to your visit!
25 January 2011 18:00 by Phil
HoBao are ready for the 2011 with the announcement of their Hyper Star 1/8th scale Buggy – a development of their Hyper 9 platform the car has been optimised according to the knowledge and experience gained from it’s predecessor. The critical features are such that the buggy will perform to its maximum be it the nitro version or the electric version of the car. Expect the car to be formally shown off at the Nuremberg toy fair in just over a week’s time. The car is built upon the proven Pivot Ball Steering concept, front & rear spider diffs and a 4mm lightened 7075 alu chassis. The new parts list is long; F&R anti roll bars, F&R shock towers, new radio box, beefier servo saver, re-designed center diff protector, brake block etc.
Click ‘Read More‘ for photos and nitro & electric specs.
10 January 2011 14:33 by KevinR
CML reports – The 3rd round of the popular CML Winter series took place at Frankley the weekend after the original date was cancelled due to Extreme snow. After all the snow and a number of cancelled meetings due to the freak weather and the Christmas break we were all itching to kick off the new year. Order of the day was to be 3 rounds of qualifying and 15 minute across the board finals. Live Video and timing were again used for this event with thanks to Teddy Truman of TTRC and Pirate RC. After a great finish to 2010 with the new HoBao HyperStar Jon Howells rolled up to a damp Frankley track full of confidence. With a few top drivers in attendence such as Richard Taylor and his Losi, Elliot Boots’ new RB powered Durango and Si Willetts testing out the HyperStar the pace would be quick. With the usual format of 3 rounds of qualifying with 2 to count, Jon kicked off 2011 with the addition of the new RB Cross10 engine. This was chosen for having a smoother power delivery and proved to be a wise choice as the track was pretty slippy early one. The new engine combo suited the Hyper perfect helping Jon to take TQ in round one closely followed by Si Willetts. Read more here.
05 January 2011 13:02 by KevinR
We received a tip off regarding top UK driver Simon Willetts’ team future in 2011. In 2010 he drove for Kyosho/Orion/AKA but we understand ‘Butch‘ has been testing a few different cars at the Frankley astroturf track. According to our source he has tried out the Team Durango, XRAY and HoBao Hyper Star. The latest info is that Willetts will test ‘THE Car’ next, but Durango and HoBao are the teams that he has been most strongly linked with. Durango already have a sizeable UK presence with Boots and Doughty as the most recent signings not forgetting Kevin Brunsden who joined last year. HoBao have perhaps the less competitive team (in terms of race victories); Jon Howells & new dad Andy Nicholas but are already good friends with Willetts.