HPI releases for November

Nov 22, 2010 No Comments by
New from HPI:

2004 Ford F-150 Desert Truck body

HPI Mini-Trophy owners can customize their trucks with this clear 2004 Ford F-150 Desert Truck body. It’s a direct bolt-on option body for the Mini-Trophy, molded in crystal clear polycarbonate material for those that prefer to have a personal touch with their paint and graphics scheme. It comes with two huge decal sheets that are pre-cut for easy application. The graphics include stripes and officially licensed Ford logos that give it a tough desert truck appearance.

  • Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grill, tail lights and more, plus official logos!
  • Overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks make painting fast and simple
  • A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement
  • The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
  • Officially licensed

105100 2004 FORD F-150 DESERT TRUCK BODY $35.00

Mini Cooper body

Go retro on your M-class chassis by fitting the classic Mini Cooper body! This 210mm wheelbase body is the perfect fit for all short wheelbase Mini or M-class cars, such as the HPI Switch or HPI Cup Racer. Go scale with the front-wheel drive Switch, or opt for ultimate Mini performance with the four-wheel drive Cup Racer! With its cute and quirky good looks, vintage styling and fully detailed styling cues, the Mini Cooper is the ultimate 60′s British motoring icon.

This body is supplied clear so you can paint it in your favorite colors. It fits 210mm wheelbase mini or M-chassis cars. Overspray film is included, as well as vinyl window masks to make painting quick and simple. An instruction sheet is included for the decals, and the body has dimple marks for body post drill locations.

  • Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, tail lights and more, plus official logos!
  • Overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks make painting fast and simple
  • A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement
  • The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
  • Molded from clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life
  • This is an officially licensed replica.
  • Clear body (finished example shown)

#7206 MINI COOPER BODY (WB 210mm.F0/R0mm) $25.00

Lancia Stratos HF body

Cup Racer and Switch fans, the Lancia Stratos HF body is now available! The legendary Lancia Stratos HF was the first “homologation special” rally car. Lancia produced just enough street cars to meet the rules that allowed it be entered in World Rally Championship competition. And compete it did, with three successive WRC titles in 1974, 1975 and 1976. Bold futuristic styling by Bertone and dominance in competition make the Stratos HF one of the most famous rally cars of all time.

The body comes in clear polycarbonate so you can paint it with your own favorite color scheme. The decals provided allow you to replicate the Stratos HF car #1 Alitalia car that was driven by Sandro Munari to victory at the Rallye Monte-Carlo in 1977. And, decals are provided to replicate the street version of the Stratos as well. It’s a perfect fit on Cup Racer and Switch cars as well as many other “Mini” size cars with 225mm wheelbases.

Like all HPI bodies, Lancia Stratos HF comes with a clear protective overspray film, window masks and a large pre-cut decal sheet. The body has drill locations marked for HPI Cup Racer cars, making it easy to line up the body mount and antenna holes.

  • Premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grill, tail lights, official logos and more – For a perfect finish with a lot of details
  • High quality polycarbonate with excellent dimensional stability and impact res
    istance – For extra strength and longer life
  • Molded from clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life
  • This is an officially licensed replica.
  • Clear body (finished example shown)
  • Pre-marked body post holes – For easy mounting on HPI cars
  • Fits the HPI Cup Racer, HPI Switch and other “Mini” size cars

#7214 LANCIA STRATOS HF BODY (WB210mm.F3/R6mm) $30.00

1969 Chevrolet Camaro body

The era of American muscle cars rumbles to life once again with the addition of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro body to our line-up! The ’69 Camaro was the final model year of the first-generation Camaro line, and many die-hard Camaro fans choose the ’69 as their favorite. The ’69 Camaro won at the track, with Mark Donohue capturing the Trans Am series title in his Penske Racing Team Camaro.

Get yourself the RC version of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, designed to fit all 1/10 scale touring cars. Included with the body is a pre-cut decal sheet that includes window lines, headlights, grills, tail lights, official logos and much more, providing you with a realistically finished product.

This body is clear so you can paint it in your favorite colors. It fits 200mm touring cars and can also be used on 190mm touring cars with the use of wide offset wheels. Overspray film is included, as well as vinyl window masks to make painting quick and simple. An instruction sheet is included for the decals, and the body has dimple marks for body post drill locations.

  • Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, tail lights and more, plus official logos!
  • Front and rear light buckets
  • RS and SS front grills
  • Shiny chrome vinyl decals for the ultimate in realism
  • Overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks make painting fast and simple
  • A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement
  • The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
  • Molded from clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life
  • This is an officially licensed replica.
  • Clear body (finished example shown)

#17531 1969 CHEVROLET® CAMARO Z28® BODY (200mm) $30.00

1966 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

HPI Racing is proud to introduce a 200mm clear body shell replica of the legendary 1966 Ford Mustang GT Coupe! The Mustang is one of the most famous early American Trans-Am cars, and a huge following in drag racing circles as Ford produced a car that could do it all, making the Mustang an American cult classic! Our true-to-life 1/10th scale replica captures all of the details that make the 1966 Mustang GT Coupe a fan favorite. This HPI-factory body is designed to fit perfectly on 200mm touring cars. Add your own paint job and you’re ready to race, cruise or sit in the garage ready for concours.

  • Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlight, grille, taillights and more, plus logos!
  • Shiny chrome vinyl decals for the ultimate in realism
  • Overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks make painting fast and simple
  • A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement
  • The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
  • Molded from strong clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life.

#104926 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY (200mm) $28.00

HPI Reactor 500 Charger

The HPI Reactor 500 can charge popular batteries like LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe, NiMH, NiCd and Pb, making it perfect for RC cars, airplanes and boats. A microprocessor precisely delivers optimal charging, balancing, discharging, and prevents overcharging the batteries. Just plug it into the wall and it automatically senses AC voltage from 100V to 240V, and it can also be powered by a 12V auto battery. It’s small and lightweight to save space on your pit bench and the rugged aluminum heatsink case makes it tough enough for travel. For accurate and safe charging, the HPI Reactor 500 charger is the way to go.

LiPo & Li-Ion Charger and Balancer
Safe charging of lithium polymer (LiPo) or Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries from 1S up to 6S. Maximum charge voltage of 4.2V/cell for LiPo, 4.1V/cell for Li-Ion; up to 1C fast charge per cell.

A123/LiFe Charger/Balancer

Charge the latest LiFe batteries (up to 6S) with complete confidence. Maximum charge voltage of 3.6V/cell up to 4C fast charge per cell.

NiMH & NiCd Battery Charging

Charge NiMH or NiCd cells at up to 5 amps for safe and fast charging, from 1 to 15 cells.

Pb Battery Charging

Pb (lead-acid) batteries from 2-20V can be easily charged fro engine starters, etc.

Discharger

Discharge cells at a safe rate to maximize capacity and lengthen life. NiMH and NiCd discharging from 0.1 to 1 amp. Individual lithium battery cell discharging fro maximum safety.

Lithium Battery Balancing

The internal lithium battery balancer eliminates the need for a separate cell balancer, allowing you to balance your LiPo, Li-Ion or LiFe batteries at any time.

Storage Mode

Choose this easy storage charge mode for confident long-term lithium battery storage.

Extra-Safe Charging

Safety limits include: voltage, current, capacity, time and input power. Delta-peak sensitivity provides automatic cutoff when the battery reaches maximum capacity. Maximum charge time can be set. The microprocessor shuts off the charging and sounds an alarm if there is a malfunction.

Multiple Charging Profiles

Simplify charging by storing up to 5 different charging profiles. Handy for charging different types of car/plane batteries, transmitter packs, receiver packs and more.

Easy Cycling of Battery Packs

Revive battery packs for periodic maintenance or after a long storage period. The charger safely charges the battery to full capacity, then slowly discharges it to a safe level up to 5 times. Ideal if you don’t use your batteries frequently.

Multiple Connectors Included

Power input connectors:

  • Standard 100-120V AC wall plug.
  • Crocodile-style clips for connecting to a 12V car battery.
  • Charger output connectors:
  • 4mm gold connector with small crocodile clips
  • 4mm gold connector with standard battery connector
  • 4mm gold connector with glow plug connector
  • 4mm gold connector with BEC connector
  • 4mm gold connector with Futaba connector
  • 4mm gold connectors with bare wire leads to make your own connector

Specifications:

Power Input: auto-switching 100-240V AC or 11-18V DC
Charge Current Range: 0.1 to 5.0 amp (50W max)
Discharge Current Range: 0.1 to 1.0 amp (5W max)
Current Drain for Balancing Point: 300 mA/cell
NiCd/NiMH battery cell count: 1 to 15 cells
Li-Ion/LiPo/LiFe cell count: 1S to 6S
Pb battery voltage: 2 to 20V
Weight: 645g
Dimensions: 145 x 134 x 40mm
Color Instruction Manual

#101974 HPI REACTOR 500 CHARGER (US 2 PIN) $179.00

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione sets the latest standard for Italian grand touring style, combining elegance derived from classic Alfa Romeo models from the 1950′s and 1960′s with the latest technology derived from today’s fastest road and circuit racers. Adding a Ferrari-built 4.7 liter V8 powerplant and limiting production to just 500 makes the exclusivity even sweeter.

With a carbon fiber body, 444 horsepower engine, an official top speed of 292 km/h (181mph) – Alfa Romeo engineers admit it will go faster – plus ‘phenomenal’ brakes according to a US automobile magazine and specially developed 20-inch tires, the 8C Competizione is truly a one-of-a-kind, rolling piece of artwork…that just happens to get 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) times of 4.3 seconds.

Get yourself the RC version of the 8C Competizione, designed to fit all 1/10 scale touring cars. Included with the body is a pre-cut decal sheet that includes window lines, headlights, grills, tail lights, official logos and much more, providing you with a realistically finished product.

This body is clear so you can paint it in your favorite colors. It fits 200mm touring cars and can also be used on 190mm touring cars with the use of wide offset wheels. Overspray film is included, as well as vinyl window masks to make painting quick and simple. An instruction sheet is included for the decals, and the body has dimple marks for body post drill locations.

  • Photorealistic die-cut premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, tail lights and more, plus official logos!
  • Front and rear light buckets
  • Overspray film and pre-cut vinyl window masks make painting fast and simple
  • A decal instruction sheet is included for decal placement
  • The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
  • Molded from clear polycarbonate plastic for durability and long life
  • This is an officially licensed replica.
  • Clear body (finished example shown)

#17544 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE BODY (200mm) $32.00

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