Replicating the Fastest Formula Car series in the World!
We are extremely proud to debut the
fantastic new Formula Ten kit, designed to
replicate the thrills and excitement of the fastest formula car
racing series in the world! Since the release of the original HPI
Super F1 (our first-ever car kit) we've been waiting for the ideal
opportunity to release an all-new chassis designed around the most
exciting racing cars the world has ever seen! With full-size
formula cars piloted by determined racers, engineered by
no-compromise team principals and driven around exciting tracks in
exotic locales, we couldn't think of a better type of car kit to
challenge our chassis and body designers!
Bridgestone Potenza replica slicks now available!
The Formula Ten is an easy to drive, simple
to build replica of the cars that millions of racing fans around
the world love to watch in action, and it's the ideal starting
point for motorsports fan of any age or ability level, whether it's
your first car or your twentieth.
The Formula Ten features realistically
scaled dimensions such as wheelbase, width, tyre size and more,
allowing you to faithfully re-create your favorite team or driver's
livery and do battle with rivals out on the track. There is truly
nothing like the excitement of seeing a full grid of formula cars
painted in replica colors, waiting for the lights to go out!
The amazing scale detail starts with the awesome 6-piece
polycarbonate body, which features a variety of optional winglets
and barge boards that allow you to re-create your favorite racing
team from many eras of modern formula racing! Optional side pieces
allow you to have flat sidepods or a sculpted rear end like the
real cars. A scale helmet is included, allowing you to copy the
helmet design of your favorite driver or make your own
The front wings features all of the fantastic shapes and curves of
the real cars. The unique dropped middle section, upper bridge
element and multi-level rear elements are unique to modern formula
cars, and are as distinctive as they are on the full-size cars. The
'bridge' of the front wing can be removed for a different look
The rear wing is completely realisitic as well, with a mouled-in
diffuser and rear crash assembly for total scale realism. The front
and rear wings are injection-molded, high-impact plastic pieces
work as bumpers and as functional aerodynamic devices. They
definitely won't come off as easily as the wings on the real cars!
Optional nose pieces and wings will be available that will allow
you to replicate a variety of past and future formula cars.
Just like on the real cars, the functional barge boards on the
Formula Ten direct airflow around the sidepods. Held in place by
two steel screws, the barge boards can be left off the car for a
'cleaner' profile or a more retro look, to reflect the design style
of formula cars from the 1980's and early 1990's.
One of the most distinctive visual markers of modern formula cars
are the various 'winglets' and even 'chimneys' that aided airflow
over the rear and around the sides of the car and rear tyres. The
Formula Ten bodyshell includes the pieces necessary to replicate
the unique pieces of aerodynamic aid.
Slick Tyres and
The tyres included with the Formula Ten kit are molded slick tyres
in a real rubber compound, at exactly the right size and
proportion. The wheels are made from high-impact nylon and look
just like the actual wheels the full-size racing teams use. HPI
also offers a variety of optional officially licensed Bridgestone
Potenza tyres in Medium and Soft tyre compounds, for tuning and
high performance racing applications, plus a set of silver
precision wheels for a different look for your scale racing
The look and feel of the Formula Ten is
enhanced by its authentic scale size - the Formula Ten is almost
exactly 1/10th the size of the real thing!
Durable and Easy
The Formula Ten is a 'T-bar' style 'pan
car', which makes it very easy to set up and highly resistant to
damage, so it's perfect for beginners, club racers and fun running.
It is rear wheel drive just like a real formula car, and with fewer
moving parts than an RC touring car it is much less complicated
than a 4WD touring car kit.
The rear suspension is designed around the FRP (fibre-reinforced
plastic) T-bar and friction shock for simple and rugged operation.
The friction shock soaks up bumps and dips in the driving surface,
making sure the rear wheels stay in contact with the ground at all
Precision aluminum rear hubs are included for minimal rear axle
vibration, and they're both anodized in bright HPI orange for cool
looks. A strong steel axle adds strength to the rear end and makes
it extra-durable. The 3-gear bevel rear differential makes basic
rear grip tuning an easy matter.
Easily Tuned Front
The front suspension uses a simple ball-connect and coil spring
design for easy tuning - just use softer springs to add more front
grip, or stiffer springs for less grip.
Simple to Add
The durable construction and simple design doesn't mean you won't
be able to hop up the Formula Ten and add options. If you're an
advanced driver or a dedicated racer you'll be able to fine-tune
the handling of the chassis to suit your driving style, just like a
real formula team! Whether you want to add corning grip, more
speed, faster acceleration or just a bit of style to the chassis,
we'll have an array of options that will turn a back-of-the-grid
car into a pole-sitting beast! Graphite chassis parts add chassis
stiffness, option tuning springs allow you to add grip, a tuned
center shock will enhance rear grip, an aluminum motor mount will
keep your motor cool, a ball differential will enhance rear grip,
and many more option parts will be available to totally customize
and tune your own formula racing car.
A selection of standard parts are included
in the Formula Ten kit to make it easy to set up for all drivers,
regardless of skill or experience level.
The Formula Ten is available in kit form
with a clear 6-piece body. The simplicity of the kit design makes
it an easy way to get into the RC hobby and learn about assembly,
mechanics, electronics and chassis tuning. A complete assembly
manual is included. All you need to supply is the paint for the
car's bodyshell, instant glue (CA or cyanoacrylate) for the tyres,
rubber cement for the inner foams, strapping tape for the batteries
and normal RC electronics (see below). The only tools you will need
are some basic RC tools (Philips and flat head screwdrivers,
needle-nose pliers, side cutters, hobby knife, body reamer,
calipers if you have them, and a few hour's worth of build
Standard-size electronic components will
fit easily in the chassis, so no expensive micro electronics are
needed. If this is your first RC car, your local model shop will be
able to supply you with a good-quality radio set such as the HPI
TF-1 or TF-3. If you already have radio gear, it's very easy to fit
your own steering servo, receiver, electronic speed controller
(ESC), 540 motor, and a 7.2v or 4.8v battery pack. The complete
list of equipment you will need is:
2-channel radio transmitter
steering servo (fits standard-size servos)
receiver compatible with your transmitter
540-size (standard size) motor (either standard brushed or
electronic speed controller (ESC) compatible with your
7.2v (6-cell) or 4.8v (4-cell) stick-pack battery
charger compatible with your motor.
Overall length: 436mm Width: F 176mm, R
180mm Wheelbase: 283mm Weight: 1050g (approximate) Camber: F 2°
R 0° Caster: F 6° R 0°
Specification may be subject to change
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