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HPI improves the Savage range

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HPI Racing unveiled at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair 3 models of the famous Savage 1/8 Monster Truck. Let’s start with the Savage XL Flux. It combines the awesome raw power of 6S LiPo brushless power with the stability of a long wheelbase Savage HPI monster truck package. The Flux Tork 2200 is ready for all the power you can run through it and the Flux ELC-6S electronic speed controller is fully capable of up to 22.2 volts of power to let you pull off giant stunts and jaw-dropping speed. Fully equipped with super heavy-duty drivetrain parts, all-metal differentials with machine-cut gears, 2.5mm TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis, 3mm 7075 motor plate and 8mm billet motor clamps, the Savage XL Flux is stacked with options. For more photos click here.

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HPI Racing Jumpshot SC & ST

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HPI Racing introduces the Jumpshot SC and the Jumpshot ST 2wd Trucks. The Jumpshot SC is a short course racing truck with a modular, TVP (Twin Vertical Plate) chassis that’s easy to work. With front and rear ‘basher’ bumpers and oil-filled shocks, the Jumpshot SC is ready for the rigors of off-road bashing, plus all-terrain tires and waterproof electronics let you drive the truck just about anywhere. Ready for LiPo batteries, a standard NiMH battery and charger are included so you get driving right away.

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Nuremberg news from HPI Racing

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The Nuremberg International Toy Fair brings together all RC professionals and it is an opportunity for the brands to showcase their new products. Among these brands, HPI Racing have a ton of new kits that will arriving in the next several months. Every day until the end of the Toy Fair, HPI Racing will release detailed information of every new release. For now here are some kits that will be presented with the Baja Kraken Sidewinder X5 buggy, the Baja 5B Kraken TSK-b Class 1, the Savage XS Flux Vaughn Gittin Jr. Signature Edition, the Savage XL Flux, the Jumpsuit SC, etc…

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HPI Europe ‘in administration’ – the full story…

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“The affairs, business and property of Hobby Products International Europe Limited are being managed by Eddie Williams and Nick Wood, appointed as Joint Administrators on 14 January 2016.”

“In administration is when a person, ‘the administrator’, is appointed to manage a company’s affairs, business and property for the benefit of the creditors.”

Just over 2 weeks ago, news arrived that “HPI INC. will give the exclusive European distribution rights for HPI and HB products to Neidhart SA in Switzerland” [See Story]

That process appears to have stalled completely…

Read the full story on RCNews.net

 

HPI Savage wheel hex hub set 17mm

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HPI Racing added a huge range of option wheels and tires to the Savage arsenal with this 17mm hex hub conversion.

With this set of parts, you can easily adapt your Savage truck to use any of the gigantic range of 1/8th scale buggy and truggy wheels and tires available from HPI and HB. The black anodized finish matches any paint scheme and the 17mm hex hub replaces the standard Savage hex hub, held in place with an M5 locking nut. A large, black, serrated 17mm nut holds the wheel securely in place for racing or bashing duties. This set includes four 17mm hex hubs to outfit one Savage monster truck.

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HB/HPI terminate Savoya’s contract

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HB/HPI Racing are seeing sweeping changes to their driver line up, the unexpected news of Drew Moller announcing an ‘RC Hiatus’ dwarfed by today’s shock headline of Reno Savoya’s contract termination barely more than a year into a four year deal.

With rumours already in full flow, Savoya chose to put out a personal statement on Facebook regarding the situation:

As rumors are going wild, I need to clear the situation…Indeed as of Monday, January 11th, HB / HPI Racing has decided to terminate my contract prematurely without notice and for reasons unfounded in my opinion. For the last 13 months now I had more fun than ever in my work, being part of a team that I appreciated greatly. The people, the products, the services, everything was perfect and I always spoke good about the company, my smile on the racetracks could attest it every day. I find myself today without employer with personnal projects and a family that will soon expand.

I decided to leave Team Orion because the performances and service no longer reached my expectations. My present breach of contract might be a collateral damage to my engine change… I want to thank everyone at HB / HPI Racing who welcomed me and helped me during these 13 months: Torrance Deguzman, Hiroyuki Kasuya, Ty and Gord Tessman, David and Pierre Ronnefalk…

I hope to see you soon on the tracks, because my passion is the same as you: R/C car racing.

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Drew Moller announces RC hiatus

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Drew Moller announced on Facebook that he is now no longer sponsored by HB/HPI Racing after a year spent with the factory team, however ‘Drew Mo’ also went on to say that he would be putting his RC Racing career ‘on hold’, focusing on other life priorities:

“A lot has changed in my life in the last year. I graduated high school and started my first semester of college. Traveling and racing on top of being a full time college student is easier said than done. At this time I would like to announce that I am no longer sponsored by HB/HPI Racing.

School is my priority in life right now and I want to focus all of my energy on that. I would like to thank Tatsuro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kasuya, Torrance Deguzman, the Tessman Family, and the rest of the HB team for their hard work and hospitality over the past year. I hope to see everyone soon!”

Neidhart SA appointed as European HPI distributor

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From the 6th of January 2016, HPI INC. will give the exclusive European distribution rights for HPI and HB products to Neidhart SA in Switzerland.

HPI, is as determined as ever to remain one of the RC car industry frontrunners.
In order to achieve our goals and better serve our customers, we have decided to team up with a dynamic European partner, Neidhart SA.

Neidhart SA is a Swiss based distribution company which as created and manages brands such as the world renowned Team Orion brand. Thanks to their international business and distribution platforms they have extensive knowledge of the global RC market. The core team at Neidhart SA have been active in the RC industry for most of their professional life, they are true specialists that fully understand the requirements of the market.

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