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Old 07-12-2019, 05:36 AM   #1
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Hey guys, with the rebirth of HPI I think they need to do a Wheely King 2. That truck started it all for so many people years ago. They nailed it on design for a scale monster truck.....That sexy drop down tranny....ofcourse it needs many upgrades and changes. Even a Mega Truck design would be cool. With the rebirth of RC Monster Truck racing they need to do this. Hell I think all the companies need to start making solid axle monster trucks. Don't get me wrong I love crawlers and have been building and selling them since the first 2wd WK. But that market is more than saturated, no more making your own stuff....everything is out there. So lets spread the word...blow this up. #hpiwheelyking2
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:16 PM   #2
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HPI Wheely King 2 is the MST MTX-1 Do yourself a favor and check it out.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:10 PM   #3
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And HPI's new owners needs to complete their financial reorganization, set up new distribution channels, and then see if they have the funds to design new vehicles...

Unfortunately.

I agree, the more the merrier - but if HPI is doing anything right now, it's not likely to be engineering new product releases.

We will need to be patient, and also cross our fingers that they can pull it off.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:14 AM   #4
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You can't get blood from a stone as they say. HPI is dying and they are lucky to survive let alone rework the WK.
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:11 PM   #5
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HPI is in a rather tight situation right now, and it’s not the only one, so don’t get Your hopes up. Added to that, the hobby isn’t as big as it once was, so marketing a new solid axle monstertruck is a risky affair, as Axial’s attempt with the SMT10 proved..

Luckily for us, there stėll is the MST and CEN offerings. The CEN hl150 being the closest to what a WK2 could be imho. ( And, boy, dōes it wheely.. )

Added to that, the Wheely/Crawler King is, apparently, still in production, and can be made into a home-cooked vII with the help of some ( sadly somewhat scarce, by now) metal gears and a tad longer arms.


Hmm.. come to think of it, that shouldn’t be too hard, even for struggling poor, old HPI.. Heck. Keep the plastic bits the same, but replace just the terrible rattle-slipper in the gearbox. Make the rest sintered metal. Add a stock slipper spur from the parts-bin. Tadaah! Wheely King Mk II. ( You listening? ‘New HPI’ ? )

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Old 10-01-2019, 08:26 AM   #6
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https://www.amainhobbies.com/hpi-cra...115118/p607079

Get a crawler king and unlock the diffs
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:33 AM   #7
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HPI is in a rather tight situation right now, and it’s not the only one, so don’t get Your hopes up. Added to that, the hobby isn’t as big as it once was, so marketing a new solid axle monstertruck is a risky affair, as Axial’s attempt with the SMT10 proved..

Luckily for us, there stėll is the MST and CEN offerings. The CEN hl150 being the closest to what a WK2 could be imho. ( And, boy, dōes it wheely.. )

Added to that, the Wheely/Crawler King is, apparently, still in production, and can be made into a home-cooked vII with the help of some ( sadly somewhat scarce, by now) metal gears and a tad longer arms.


Hmm.. come to think of it, that shouldn’t be too hard, even for struggling poor, old HPI.. Heck. Keep the plastic bits the same, but replace just the terrible rattle-slipper in the gearbox. Make the rest sintered metal. Add a stock slipper spur from the parts-bin. Tadaah! Wheely King Mk II. ( You listening? ‘New HPI’ ? )
I think the SMT10 failed, at least partially, because it's junk out of the box. People want to go fast and jump monster trucks. Out of the box the SMT10 struggled to go fast enough to get any air. And that was with tires that are much too small for the chassis IMO. Then when you added more power you shredded the transmission gears immediately. Larger tires destroyed diff gears, bent axles and even broke axle housings. The truck is a good example of poor parts bin engineering. The garbage Axial electronics and AR60 axles just weren't made for monster trucks.
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I think the SMT10 failed, at least partially, because it's junk out of the box. People want to go fast and jump monster trucks. Out of the box the SMT10 struggled to go fast enough to get any air. And that was with tires that are much too small for the chassis IMO. Then when you added more power you shredded the transmission gears immediately. Larger tires destroyed diff gears, bent axles and even broke axle housings. The truck is a good example of poor parts bin engineering. The garbage Axial electronics and AR60 axles just weren't made for monster trucks.
It was also overpriced for what it was. Overhere in the EU, it was more expensive than a Clod with a reasonable set of electronics. Shops still have SMT10’s languishing around for -by Axial standards- bargain-bin prices, and they still don’t sell.

I never broke the diffs off the SMT10, tho. Not even with a set of Clod-sized far-too-heavy China-non-Brand MT tires and wheels. Then, again, I didn’t lock any diffs, or got it the amount of air that people seem to insėst on giving our poor toy-cars. I’m more like a scale-driver, I guess. Also never used 3s. If it scoots around at 30km/h I’m already happy. (If I want fast, there’s always my crazy Wraiths with their 4,5t LRP BL motors and Monster Beetle tires). But the gearbox innards? Yeah. Lasted something like 2 packs with a 4-pole 3000kv. @ 2s

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