2014 is certainly a banner year for Monster Trucks. With the HPI Savage Octane and Losi LST XXL-2 leading the way on the gas side, and other big entries to the market like the ARRMA Kraton and Kyosho Psycho Kruiser, it’s never been a better time to be a monster truck fan.
Hobao is now teasing their latest monster truck, the Hyper MT Sport. The Hyper MT Sport is a big 8th scale electric powered truck aimed at competing with other “King of the Hill” trucks like the HPI Savage Flux and Traxxas E-Revo. Teaser pics is all we get for now, more information is coming soon. Hopefully the truck makes it here to the states under Ofna branding at some point later this year.
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Hobao Hyper MT Sport Gallery
New from Hobao is their Hyper H2 Pro 2wd electric buggy kit. The old school 2wd buggy class is still popular at certain tracks and the new H2 should be a nice option for those looking for something different. Some of the features and specs include-
* Rear or mid motor configurations
* 3 or 4 gear tranny
* CNC machined hard coated chassis
* 12mm Big bore aluminium oil filled shocks
* Aluminium inboard suspension mounts
* Rear CVD driveshafts
* Gear differential
* Dual pad slipper assembly
* Fully sealed ball bearings
* Adjustable turnbuckles
* Inline battery placement
* Accepts normal sized packs, shorties, and end-to-end saddle packs
* Clear lexan body
* 12mm Hex for wheels
* Metric hex screws throughout
* Fully adjustable suspension
* Length: 411mm
* Width: 250mm
* Height: 145mm
* Wheelbase: 285mm
* Front Track: 247mm
* Rear Track: 250mm
* Weight: 1250 grams
* Part number: #HBH2ES
The H2 Pro is being distributed by CML in the UK, but no word on a price or release date for the states. Hit up the official Hobao Website for more information on the H2 Pro and all their other fine products.
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Hobao Hyper H2 Pro Gallery
The crew over at Hobao has a new entry into the basher 8th scale buggy market, the Hyper Cage Buggy-E. It looks eerily similar to the old XTM Sand Rail Buggy and offers a host of features that should make it quite popular to the hard-core bashing crowd. The big roll cage on the Hobao offers extra protection when going huge and is hinged to rotate easily out of the way to make wrenching easier. Velcro is used in the battery tray to make battery exchanges quick and easy. Throw in 4mm thick shock towers, front and rear sway bars, 17mm big bore shocks with C-hub front suspension, and they’ve got a serious bash machine on their hands. Hit up the official Hobao Website for more information.
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Hobao Hyper Cage Buggy-E Gallery
The crew over at HoBao Racing have released more pictures and information on their new GTB-E electric 8th scale on-road car. This 4wd beast is brushless powered and ready to tear up a local side-street, cul-de-sac, or parking lot. Some of the features and specs include-
* 2.4 GHz radio system
* Brushless motor
* 3 Gear diffs
* Front and rear sway bars
* Length- 617mm
* Width- 310mm
* Wheelbase- 361mm
* Weight- 3650 grams
We have not received word when, or even if, the GTB-E will make it to the states, we will update when we receive more information. Until then, visit HoBao’s Official Website to view all their products.
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HoBao GTB-E Gallery
Another new HoBao vehicle being distributed by HPI Racing is the new HoBao Hyper SS RTR Buggy.
Thew new Hyper SS 1/8 Buggy features a 2.4Ghz radio, .28 Nitro Engine, Savox Digital Servos, 4WD, Big Bore Shocks, and an enclosed battery box. The street price is about $350, and expect it to start hitting store shelves right now. Available in black or white versions.
HoBao Hyper SS Gallery
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Recently we mentioned that HPI Racing would be distributing HoBao products in the US and Japan. We now have some more details on the vehicles including pricing!
The Hyper 10SC-E RTR is a 4WD 1/10 short course truck that will come ready to run with a 2.4Ghz radio system, brushless 3900kv motor, 3 oil filled differentials, and a full set of ball bearings. It will be available in blue or orange and street price will be about $360, which sounds pretty good for a brushless 4wd short course truck!
HoBao Hyper 10SC Gallery
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Some big news today out of SoCal, HPI Racing has now become the exclusive distributor for HoBao products in North America and Japan. Here is an excerpt from the press release-
“HPI RACING is proud to announce that it will be the Exclusive Distributor for HoBao RC Vehicles in North America and Japan. HoBao is a manufacturer of high quality Nitro and Electric RC vehicles with a long standing Global presence in the RC Industry. With a full line of RC vehicles for both the enthusiast as well as the weekend racer, the full line of HoBao vehicles has something for everyone. The HPI RACING distributed line of HoBao vehicles will now also enjoy the support of HPI RACING’s legendary Customer Service and Support in North America and Japan. This includes a one year warranty for each vehicle distributed by HPI RACING.
Distributors please contact your HPI RACING Sales Representatives to order the HoBao line of vehicles distributed by HPI RACING. Consumers can contact 1-888-349-4474 or “firstname.lastname@example.org” for product Support”
Here are some HoBao models that will be shipping from HPI this October-
* 1/8th Hyper 7 TQ RTR Nitro Buggy
* 1/10th Hyper 10 SC RTR
* 1/8th Hyper SS RTR Nitro Buggy
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