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December 4, 2012
 

The Hot Bodies D812 is Coming….

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Written by: Jeff Eveleigh

Hot Bodies has posted the press release on the D812 with perfect timing; as many of these very cars are qualifying (and rather well) at the 2012 IFMAR World Championships in Argentina. We looked closely at Ty Tessmann’s ROAR National winning D8-hybrid (prototype D812) in VRC_003 and happily, it looks like much of the refinements have made it into the production model. Our sources at HPI say the release date is February of 2013 (which makes us wonder why it isn’t called the D813??). We’ll be doing a full review of this sucker as soon as we get our hands on one but, in the mean time you can read up on the features and ogle the images.

Features Summary

  • Centralized chassis weight for superior handling
  • Monocoque style suspension arms for strength, stiffness, and ease of cleaning
  • HB Big Bore threaded aluminum shocks for excellent suspension control
  • Race-optimized steering
  • Long stroke shocks for long suspension travel
  • Lightweight drivetrain gears have less rotational mass for quicker acceleration
  • Lightweight aluminum axles
  • Graphite steering knuckle arms
  • One-piece engine mount for easy engine installation without resetting gear mesh
  • Aluminum front and rear shock towers
  • CVD boots to retain grease in axles and keep dirt out
  • Adjustable hinge pin heights, kickup, and anti-squat angle
  • Adjustable rear toe-in (inboard and outboard)
  • Steel skid plate in chassis to extend chassis life
  • Aluminum front caster blocks
  • Aluminum rear hub carriers
  • One-piece radio tray
  • Fuel clunk for continuous fuel pick-up even when upside down
  • Low-profile air filter
  • Front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Threaded outer hinge pins
  • Steel turnbuckles
  • 2012 ROAR National Champion!
#109248 HB D812
HB D812 spec:
Length: 480mm
Width: 310mm
Wheelbase: 327mm (adjustable)


About the Author

Jeff Eveleigh
Jeff Eveleigh
Jeff Eveleigh– Founded XXX Main Racing in 1998 and changed the way the industry thought about RC car videos and graphics. Jeff has also been an integral part of the hobby for 25 years with over two decades of retail hobby store experience as well as being a leading technical editor for Xtreme RC Cars Magazine for over 10 years.



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