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I brought home a HRS chassis from my last visit to the club. whille i wait for the weekend when i´ll be able to indulge on building it, any one of you guys have any thoughts about this chassis? Any tip?

i´ve found a PDF about building the HRS, but any of you guys know about other FAQs or "How-to"´s on this subject?
 

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It's really, really simple.

Motor mount fits in the middle bit, and is held in by the four silver screws.

The front is a little more tricky. The two bolts go up through the chassis (screw head facing the track) and then through the front section and a nut screws on the top.

Finished.

I think the HRS are really good, but some others don't. I think the key is to finding a body that is pretty light, with a long wheel base.

Set up: Always put the front axel in the back one of the two holes. This gives a longer rear axel-to-guide length, which is better for stability.

On the tracks that I have used it on, I find that the big slot.it hubs work better, but that kind of depends on the track.

That's pretty much it. The tricky part is getting the gear ratio right...

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inittialy i was considering using one of my ninco M3´s body for it, but now i´m not so sure. at our club, most people are using the Marcos body so i dont want to use that one (i favor some originality on my cars). I´ve been looking at the carrera ferrary, wich i think has a nice shape and size for it. what do you think?
 

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Hi Fragoso.
The HRS chassis has quite a wide rear track so whichever body you decide to use you'll have to ensure that it's wide enough to be able to fit everything underneath it.
I've built three cars using the HRS. Bodies I used were a Fly Lola T70, Scalex Porsche 956 (I lost patience with the endless wait for the Slot.it version) and a Scalex '69 Camaro. The Camaro needed all sorts of filing and sanding and scraping to make everything fit.
I like this chassis a lot. Extremely well made and very smooth running. The body mount pockets are a little fiddly, especially if the body sides curve under, but still do-able. My only set-up tips are to try and get some vertical movement on the front axle and to use the magnetic suspension if the track you're running on is bumpy.
I don't like to critcise a company that brings out models of such cool prototypes but I've always found Carrera bodies to be very thick and heavy. If you're club racing I'd be tempted to find something lighter.
Regards,
Lowrider.
 

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we´re running on carrera, so i dont think the magna suspension is a necessity.
we wont be running any of those bodys you mentioned, our list is pretty strict (dont know why).
My M3 fits nicely in there, absolutely no body shaving necessary, except for the chassis body mounts. Tonight i´ll see how it runs at the club, but in my ninco hometrack is a real bullet.
Anyway, i´ve seen that same setup last week at a race and it didnt fare well, it was one of the few cars that rolled over. all the other´s (marcos and saleens mostly) never rolled when they came off. so i´m looking for a larger and lower body, perhaps like the old mclaren F1 GTR. I would also like to keep out of fly´s bodys, cause they´re a bit more expensive and all that details and bits arent really necessary.
 

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Hi again.
I wasn't suggesting that you used the same bodies I had, just detailing my experiences with the chassis.
I agree that Fly bodies are a little over-detailed for all out club racing.
Which cars do the club permit you to race? The Ninco BMW V12 LMP would work really well with the HRS chassis, or a Proslot Toyota GT1.
Most of the cars you mention are GTS class I think? The new Fly Racing Saleen goes without most of the unneccessary extras and there's always their Corvette C5.
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Yes, we´ll be using the HRS only with GTS i believe, no LMPs. So the V12 (wich is one of my favorites for club racing) is out. The saleen is a good option, but then again its an expensive buy if i only want the body. I´m gonna check if any of those bodys are available as spares and then i´ll make a decision.

decisions, decisions...


thks for the help low
 

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My M3 isnt doing so bad, so its a keeper with that setup (all slot.it). i allways loved that car since it was my first when i got back to this hobby (on its original chassis at the time of course
). And there´s rumours about a ETCC championship for next season, so i think i will be using the M3 then.

I have allready decided and i´ll be seting up the fly saleen for the resistance class anyway, and they have that body at my club. thanks for the help
 
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