Is HPI RC still in business?

HPI was purchased by a company called Ripmax back in May of 2016, but since then, not much news has come. HPI Racing or “Hobby Products International” has been dwindling the past few years and recently filed Chapter 11, Bankruptcy Protection.

Is HPI a good RC brand?

HPI Racing has long been applauded in the remote control car community for its durability and awesome designs. They make remote control cars that look so real, you feel as if you can hop inside of it. If you’re looking for RC cars that are replicas of the real thing then HPI is your brand.

What has happened to HPI Racing?

In 2019, the HPI Racing brand changed ownership and the major shareholders are now the Scandinavian based Vestergaard Group. Vestergaard have 50+ years of expertise and investment in the hobby industry as a major distributor in the Scandinavian region.

Who bought HPI?

Ripmax is delighted to announce the completion of a deal which sees the leading European model & hobby supplier taking over the HPI Racing brand and properties and securing HPI Racing for the future.

Did traxxas Sue HPI?

Arrma didn’t believe it when they were sued because so many companies used it before Traxxas. They sued HPI and Helion for a simple receiver box, sealed with rubber joint, what a proud company.

Which RC car is best?

Comparison of the best RC cars for 2021

Model Power
Best RC car overall Traxxas Maxx Electric
Best RC car overall runner-up Team Losi Mini B 1/16 scale buggy Electric
Best RC car for kids Feiyue FY-15 Electric
Best RC car for kids runner-up Traxxas Rustler 2WD Electric

Is HB Racing HPI?

The HB R10 is the latest kit from the talented designers at HB-HPI to enter the exciting, fast and dangerous world of 1/10th scale nitro on-road touring car racing with a unique, high-spec nitro touring car kit that will amaze nitro racing fans! The HB R10 is a no-compromise, top-end fully laden racing machine.

What is faster nitro RC or electric?

Cleaner than Nitro Cars, and don’t need engine tuning. Typically cheaper to run. These cars are much quieter and practically silent compared to Nitro Cars. Electric Cars are much faster then Nitro cars with upgrades….Beginner RC Series: Nitro vs Electric.

Nitro Electric
Driving environments Almost exclusively outdoors Indoors or out, but nothing wet

Why did Traxxas sues Arrma?

Traxxas/Hobbico Lawsuit – In August of 2016, Traxxas filed a lawsuit against Hobbico and Arrma/Durango Ltd. for copyright infringement. Quick links.

What is better Arrma vs Traxxas?

Traxxas is excellent for bashing, is more beginner friendly and has great customer support. Arrma vehicles are typically bigger and faster so they are better suited for more advanced users. Choosing the best manufacturer would really depend on your personal needs and preferences and which brand meets those needs.

Is the RTR nitro RS4 3 Evo + ready for racing?

HPI makes it as easy as possible to get into RC racing action. The RTR Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals – diffs, shocks, suspension and more are perfect before you even open the package.

What makes a HPI ready to run car?

HPI Ready-To-Run vehicles bring you the same high performance and quality that you’d expect from a high end RC kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards – giving you a high performance RC car straight from the box!

What kind of radio does a nitro RS4 have?

HPI Ready-To-Run kits feature an easy to use, lightweight and robust 2.4GHz radio system to make the car as simple and fun to drive as possible. You can drive with all your friends with no interference and there’s even an electronic failsafe that stops the car if it ever loses radio signal!