New for the 2008 summer racing season is the latest Cyclone touring car! The Cyclone TC has the latest suspension and performance tweaks that our world-travelling Hot Bodies racing team uses, and a fantastic low price to make it easier for club racers to afford!
Several new features mark this latest Hot Bodies high-end touring car, making it the weapon of choice for racers around the world. By making several incremental updates to the Cyclone, HB designers are able to give to you extra tuning options front and rear, improved durability, increased rear traction, adjustable stiffness and all-new graphite parts all around!
Andy Moore's Cyclone TC shown with Moore-speed Alfa 159 bodyshell #66814
lightweight version also available, #66814LW
The Cyclone TC is the ultimate refinement of the top Hot Bodies touring car. It has all the latest updates and advanced features that Hot Bodies team drivers like Atsushi Hara, Ronald Volker and Andy Moore use to dominate race weekends all around the world. These and other HB team drivers are always testing the newest, latest thing to make sure they get to the top step of the podium, and it's our devoted customers that really benefit!
We're sure you will find the Cyclone TC is equipped with everything you need to take home all the trophies you could want, and at a great low price as well!
New Pro Spec Ball Differential
Already available as an option part for previous Cyclone touring car versions (#67720), the Pro Spec Ball Diff is the ultimate racing diff! It is more durable, requires less maintenance, and it's much lighter for faster acceleration. The Pro Spec Ball Diff has wider spacing for the diff balls for low stress and wear on the D-cut diff rings, the diff balls go much longer between rebuilds, the outdrives are made from extra-light machined POM (Polyoxymethylene) space-age plastic for rocketlike acceleration, and for extra insurance it uses a newly designed titanium nitride-coated diff screw and nut.
New 18T Centre Pulleys
The larger pulleys allow the drive belts to wrap around the larger pulleys for extra acceleration and braking power. The drive ratio is now 2.167 (previously 2.4375), making the drivetrain more suitable for brushless motors, which have plenty of torque for low-end power. Improved drivetrain efficiency is another bonus, so you get more runtime and extra power from your existing electronics!
New 'Two-Way' Front One-Way Differential/Locking Spool
For increased tuning options the Cyclone TC uses a front one-way diff that can be simply converted to a locked spool by inserting locking pins. This allows racers the option of using the same part on large, sweeping courses and on tight, small tracks. You won't need any extra parts in your spares box, the HB Two-Way is all you need!
New 2.0mm FRP Middle Block Deck
For increased lateral flexibility and rear traction, HB designers chose a soft material for the middle block deck, going for fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP). This represents the optimal choice to give racers the precise amount of rear traction the Cyclone TC needs for nearly all racing surfaces, giving you the advantage once again over older car designs. You can always fine-tune the car to your handling requirements by fitting the woven graphite or finned aluminum middle block decks available for previous Cyclone models.
New 2.5mm Main Chassis & 2.0mm Upper Deck compatible with Adjustable Torsion Control (ATC) Posts
The main chassis and upper deck are machined from the highest quality woven graphite available, to give you a solid foundation for getting your suspension settings right from the very start. The new shape and slightly tweaked layout enhance driving performance, plus the new extra-large holes under each diff prevent track debris from getting caught up in the drivetrain.
The main new feature of the upper deck is that it is compatible with our new Adjustable Torsion Control system, or ATC for short. The ATC posts are 2-piece anodized aluminum posts that connect the main chassis and upper deck with variable levels of stiffness. These posts can be left unattached for free lateral movement of the front end, giving you extra traction and steering control, or they can be attached to the upper deck with o-rings of various densities to adjust the level of chassis twist you want to get. You can also use the posts in their 'solid' configuration to firmly attach the front end of the upper deck to the main chassis. Yet another first from Hot Bodies, to give you the best results on the track!
New Moulded Battery Tray
The new main chassis is equipped with a battery tray that allows you to securely fit Ni-MH batteries as low as possible in the chassis without going through the hassle and time of grinding or filing the edges of the battery slots. Using a similar design as the HB Cyclone 12 and D4, you'll find it easy to use and a great time-saver!
New Thicker Low-Mount Shock Towers
Fitting onto the upper bulkheads, the shock towers are made from extra-thick 3.65mm woven graphite and feature several 'half-hole' upper shock positions (7 in front, 8 in rear) to allow you to fine-tune the handling of your car to any track condition. The lower overall height of the shock towers allows you to slam bodyshells on the chassis for less lift, faster cornering and more top speed.
Note: because these shock towers feature a higher mounting point and lower shock mount positions, they are not suitable for previous versions of the Cyclone touring car.
New Reversible Suspension Arms
The suspension arms are made from the same super-tough material as before, and now they feature extra shock mounts in 'half-hole' increments, achieved by just flipping the arms! You get 5 different shock mount positions on the rear arms, and 4 on the front, giving you loads of tuning options when combined with the 8 upper shock mount positions in the rear and 7 in the front.
New Easy-Adjust Sway Bar Holders
The sway bars feature new one-piece moulded mounts to make installing and changing easier, plus the ends of the swaybars can be minutely tweaked with simple height adjustments using hex-socket ball ends. Being able to precisely adjust your swaybars is an important feature that shouldn't be overlooked!
New Stronger Upper Bulkheads
To increase the strength and durability of the Cyclone TC in front- and rear-end collisions, the upper bulkheads at both ends of the car have been raised slightly and given longer reinforcing ribs that extend to the top of the shock tower supports.
New Universal Dogbones
We've replaced the universal dogones used in previous Cyclone touring cars with a new design offering increased efficiency and extra durability, giving you more confidence and extra insurance when you're battling on the tough club racing circuits!
The Cyclone TC is the ultimate version of the top Hot Bodies electric racer! With its solid racing pedigree, extra strength, more tuning options and a much lower price, you can't beat this car!
Atsushi Hara dominated the 2008 Reedy Race with a superlative display of driving ability and setup know-how...and the Cyclone TC
Hara's Reedy Race-winning Cyclone TC, exactly as it came off the track - just like a Cyclone TC out of the box (minus Hara, of course)
The world wide HB touring car racing team didn't want to stop development with the World Championship winning Cyclone Touring Car. The Cyclone TC continues the HB tradition of providing top level racing machines for a wide variety of racing classes. Every HB touring car driver will benefit from the racing experience of our world wide HB Racing Team through top performance setup sheets and state of the art option parts development.
The HB website provides extensive set up sheets from the latest races and detailed build tips to get the best performance out of your Cyclone touring car.
The HB racing team will constantly develop the car and new options to stay on top of the competition. This means you will always have access to these developments and also stay on top of the competition with a future-proof platform.
HB racers will also be able to easily find spares and options - comprehensive parts lists, exploded views and the power of the world wide HPI/HB logistics system means that parts will be easy to find and supply will be constant and free of interruptions for all Hot Bodies car owners around the world.
The Cyclone TC includes a wide range of improvements:
- Pro Spec Ball Diff in rear
- HB Two-Way front one-way/spool
- Larger 18T centre pulleys
- FRP middle block deck for increased rear traction
- Revised main chassis for improved weight distribution
- Altered upper deck with provisions for HB ATC (Adjustable Torsion Control) posts
- Stronger upper bulkheads for improved crash protection
- Thicker low-mount shock towers to fit extra-low bodyshells
- New reversible suspension arms with more suspension mount options
- Easy-adjust sway bar holders for fast fine-tuning
- Moulded battery tray for easy fitting of batteries
- Extra-efficient universal dogbones
- Fantastic lower price
Let's check out what made the Moore-speed World Champion Edition so great!
The Moore-speed Cyclone World Champion Edition was THE car to have in 2007, because it collected all the options and performance extras used by Andy Moore to win the 2006-2007 IFMAR World Championship. The Cyclone Hara Edition which preceded this car was already loaded with excellent standard features, and the Moore-speed version added even more performance to the mix, giving racers every possible option they could use to get them ahead of the competition.
As a World Championship-winning car, it featured tons of standard features that you wouldn't find on many other top-level racing cars:
- Top quality woven graphite main chassis, upper deck
- Highly efficient dual-belt drivetrain
- Fully adjustable ball differential in rear
- Thick woven graphite shock towers with 'half-hole' adjustments
- Hard-anodized threaded shocks with volume bladders, low-friction o-rings and upper & lower threaded caps
- Carbon-composite suspension arms
- Completely adjustable suspension, including: front sweep, anti-dive, anti-squat, kick-up, front/rear toe, wheelbase, weight balance F/R, ride height, camber, caster
- Full range of sway bars front and rear
- aluminum motor mount
- aluminum front, middle and rear bulkheads
- aluminum pivot blocks for suspension mounting
- aluminum driveshafts
- Final drive ratio optimized for modified racing
- Race-quality 64 pitch spur gear
- Easy-adjust belt tensioner
- Serrated wheel nuts for secure wheel attachment
- Sturdy foam bumper
- Dual-plate foam bumper attachment with woven graphite upper brace
- Full purple anodizing for great looks
All of these features are present on Cyclone TC, giving you everything you need to make it to the winner's circle!
- Length: 365mm
- Width: 190mm
- Wheelbase: 258mm (adjustable)
- Weight: Bare chassis approx. 1450g, running weight varies with equipment used
- Chassis: Top quality woven graphite; 2.5mm main chassis, 2mm top deck, 2mm FPR middle block deck
- Suspension: Four-wheel independent, variable anti-squat, kick-up, anti-dive, wheelbase
- Turnbuckles: Fully equipped
- Drive Train: Belt 4WD with front belt tensioner
- Front Diff: Two-Way spool/one-way
- Rear Diff: Pro Spec Ball Diff
- Drive Ratio: 2.167 to 1 (39T diffs, 18T centre pulleys)
- tire Type: none included
- Gear Pitch: 64 Pitch
- Wheel Size: none included
- Wheel Hubs: 12mm hex w/ capture pins
- Kit/RTR: Self-Build Kit
- Shock Type: Hard-anodized, threaded bodies w/ top/bottom threaded seals
- Shock Towers: Woven graphite; 3.65mm thick Front & Rear Shock Towers
- Bodyshell: none included
- Ball Bearings: 16 bearings in drivetrain, 2 in steering
67700 - Cyclone TC Competition Touring Car
Does not include bodyshell, tires, radio gear or electronics.
Specification may be subject to change