I was just told that Hobbico is no longer the US distributor for HPI. As of this past Friday (I assume 11/17/2017) HRP out of Utah is now the exclusive HPI distributor for the US. According to HRP, the change it still underway but all warranty repairs will be performed directly by HPI and I was given a phone number. The number of course, was for Hobbico and the rep of course, had no knowledge about any of this. Seems there is no longer an HPI US support network.