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July 24, 2012
 

HPI has Gymkhana disease – Dr Ken Block to the Rescue

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Written by: Derek Buono

I can make a guess that you’ve seen at least one of the amazing video’s of the DC Shoe / Ken Block Gymhkana series where amazing car control and some insane video action makes you drool. We all dream of having that Ford Fiesta (man did we just say we dream about Ford Fiesta’s) and tearing through the streets, ripping doughnuts, and jumping stuff. Most of us also know that our little “Fiesta Dream” has always been in scale form…that’s why we love RC right?

HPI has always partnered with full sized teams and created RC replicas to further enhance the dream, and now the HPI Ken Block WR8 Ford Fiesta 1/8-scale Flux edition is ready to make us all superstars of Youtube or even your neighborhood. The body is an exact replica of the 650hp Fiesta Ken uses in his latest video, and underneath you get a torture -ready WR8 1/8-scale RTR that packs in tons of features.

 

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TRUE TO SCALE FORD FIESTA

Highly detailed scale replica Ken Block Gymhkana Five Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. body.

 

HPI FLUX VEKTOR 4000Kv MOTOR

The Flux VEKTOR 4000Kv motor delivers massive power – plenty of juice for instant acceleration and enough power to pull out of just about any sideways drift. Option pinion gears are available to fine-tune the speed and torque delivery! The brushless design assures maximum performance with nearly no maintenance required.

 

FLUX VAPOR PRO SPEED CONTROLLER

With the capacity to handle 2S and 3S LiPo power, the Flux VAPOR Pro electronic speed control can take anything you can possibly throw at it and keep coming back for more! The VAPOR Pro features an integrated cooling fan to keep it cool in tough conditions. The Flux VAPOR Pro ESC is reversible so you can back out of jams with ease. For maximum adjustability it’s fully programmable with our optional #100573 USB Programming Kit

 

HPI TF-40 2.4GHz RADIO SYSTEM

Controlling the Ken Block WR8 FLUX with Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. is easy with the HPI TF-40 2.4GHz radio system. No need to worry about changing crystals, the radio prevents frequency conflicts automatically. The TF-40 pistol grip transmitter features adjustments for steering trim, throttle trim, steering dual rate, end points, servo reversing switches, low battery indicator and a 3rd channel for optional accessories.

 

WATERPROOF SF-10W SERVO

Sealed waterproof HPI SF-10W steering servo

 

ADJUSTABLE GEAR DIFFERENTIALS

Sealed adjustable front, center and rear gear differentials and silicone oil-filed center differential for high traction and drivetrain protection.

 

RALLY TUNED SUSPENSION ARMS

Fully adjustable suspension arms features droop screw, multiple shock mounting positions and structural reinforcement for increased durability. New mudguards are held securely in place via two button head screws while the mud guards themselves protect the shock shafts from debris in order to promote increased seal longevity.

 

FULLY ADJUSTABLE SWAY BARS

The WR8 Flux is equipped with sway bars front and rear. These reduce chassis roll and give you more control to drive through corners, instead of sliding through them!

 

TUNABLE SILICONE OIL FILLED SHOCKS

Fully adjustable silicone oil filled shocks dampen the bumps and is completely tunable for on road or off road terrain.

 

3MM COUNTERSUNK ALUMINUM CHASSIS

The 3mm aluminum chassis is the foundation of a tough and durable racing machine, and features composite braces front and rear, cool silver anodizing and countersunk screws on the bottom for zero interference going over obstacles. The dirt guards keep the worst mud and dirt from getting into the chassis and protect the chassis as well.

 

HIGH EFFICIENCY SHAFT FULL TIME 4WD DRIVETRAIN

The WR8 FLUX is equipped with a shaft drivetrain. It also includes three oil-filled gear diffs with bevel gears, a full-time 4WD drivetrain supported by rubber-sealed ball bearings, high-strength steel driveshafts, axles and much more!

 

REPLICA TARMAC GYMKHANA TIRES

Officially licensed by Pirelli – these tires are the ultimate in scale realism!

 

FULLY LICENSED REPLICA fifteen52 TARMAC WHEELS

True-to-scale tarmac fifteen52 wheels!

 

 



About the Author

Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity. Derek@vrcmag.com



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