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rsbennett00
03-19-2010, 05:44 PM
Hi guys,

I'm brand new at RC anything and jumping in. I've been doing research for about 6 months and decided on the hpi savage flux. I just ordered it so I don't have anything to share really. If anyone has suggestions, I'm wide open.

So far I've ordered the truck and the following accessories:

Hakko Solder Iron
5x Deans 2 Pack Female Ultra Plug
Novak Lead-Free Silver Solder
HPI Hex Hub Set 17mm E-Savage w/Lock Nuts
RPM Motor Work Station
Wing Tote Pro Roller Deluxe Truck Tote Blue
Pro-Line PROTOform Pit Mat
MTPro Temp Gun
Pro-Line Big Joe 40 Series Tires (need to find beadlocks for these)
Maximizer 1/2" Offset 17mm Beadlocks Black (I know these don't fit the big joe tires)
Hot Bodies 7" Dozer Tire (I hope these fit the maximizers)
DuraTrax Pit Tech Deluxe Car Stand Blue
Turnigy 5000mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack
hexTronik Balancer/Charger Dual Charge Capable


Happy to be here!

FluxCapacitorSavage
03-19-2010, 08:52 PM
Welcome aboard! You're gonna love the Flux! :D

There are a couple things in your list that you don't need or are incompatible....
The dozer tires will not fit the Maximizers, you need a 3.2" tire for those.
The Esavage hexes were a waste of your money... the Flux already has 17mm hexes that are aluminum.
One thing you need to have is the Castle Link, especially if you're running 6s! If you're a newb, you're going to have your hands full. The Link will help you tone it down a bit until you get her under control. I run 4s and I've been in this hobby for 20 years, and I find this beast insane to keep in a straight line.
Axial oversized beadlocks will fit the big joes.

Which Hakko did you get? I have the 936 and it's worth its weight in gold!

rsbennett00
03-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Welcome aboard! You're gonna love the Flux! :D

There are a couple things in your list that you don't need or are incompatible....
The dozer tires will not fit the Maximizers, you need a 3.2" tire for those.
The Esavage hexes were a waste of your money... the Flux already has 17mm hexes that are aluminum.
One thing you need to have is the Castle Link, especially if you're running 6s! If you're a newb, you're going to have your hands full. The Link will help you tone it down a bit until you get her under control. I run 4s and I've been in this hobby for 20 years, and I find this beast insane to keep in a straight line.
Axial oversized beadlocks will fit the big joes.

Which Hakko did you get? I have the 936 and it's worth its weight in gold!

I looked at the dozers again and they were actually pre-mounted but I changed my mind and went for these:
http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=HBS66421&Show=TechSpecs
I got the hakko 860, I'm starting small.
Castle link, check. I was going to start with just one 3s battery at a time but I definitely agree that 6s is going to be hard to control. I'm hoping that either programming or the transmitter will trim off the throttle some.
I'm hoping these beadlocks will fit the big joe tires: http://www.tcscrawlers.com/Axial-8-Hole-Bead-Lock-Wheel-Black-2-AX8014-p-16475.html

Darn on the hexes, I thought somewhere said they were 14's.

Thanks!

FluxCapacitorSavage
03-20-2010, 12:34 AM
Yep, those wheels will work! You may do well to purchase a smaller pinion gear, like an 18 tooth mod1 for a 5mm shaft for those wheels. Doing this will save your motor and esc from heat due to pushing the truck on those large tires. Do you plan on making a shunt for one of the Deans connectors to run with only one pack?

rsbennett00
03-20-2010, 02:02 AM
Yep, those wheels will work! You may do well to purchase a smaller pinion gear, like an 18 tooth mod1 for a 5mm shaft for those wheels. Doing this will save your motor and esc from heat due to pushing the truck on those large tires. Do you plan on making a shunt for one of the Deans connectors to run with only one pack?

Ok, I will do that (pinion) before I run those tires.

Yes I was going to make a shunt. =)

rsbennett00
03-21-2010, 03:57 AM
Is this the right 18 tooth pinion? Or is there a better brand to get?

http://www.rcplanet.com/HPI_Racing_Pinion_Gear_p/hpi100917.htm

FluxCapacitorSavage
03-21-2010, 04:44 AM
http://www.tcscrawlers.com/Novak-Hardened-Steel-Pinion-Gear-5mm-Shaft-Mod-1-3-Pack-18-19-20t-5123-p-17799.html

Go with these. That way you have a couple extras! :D

rsbennett00
03-21-2010, 04:58 PM
Excellent. Thanks!

rsbennett00
03-30-2010, 02:24 PM
So I got the truck on Thursday, unboxed it and looked it over but not much more than a little oogling. I took it out Sunday to run it for the first time (no jumping or bashing, just circles around the track) and a couple minutes in, it wouldn't turn left most of the time. I got it home and discovered that the front bulkhead was broken around the diff. This doesn't bode well. So I'm thinking if the bulkhead is so fragile that shipping can break it, it's never going to stand up to what I plan, I need a stronger one.

Will this aluminum one work on the flux? Tower says flux, but rcplanet doesn't say flux and neither does GC themselves.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=8&I=LXWVT3

esavage
03-30-2010, 07:50 PM
should work, this is the stock part i think your breaking http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/102272/
if you scroll down to the bottom then it shows that if fits almost all the savage lines.

crazynic
03-31-2010, 03:36 AM
So I got the truck on Thursday, unboxed it and looked it over but not much more than a little oogling. I took it out Sunday to run it for the first time (no jumping or bashing, just circles around the track) and a couple minutes in, it wouldn't turn left most of the time. I got it home and discovered that the front bulkhead was broken around the diff. This doesn't bode well. So I'm thinking if the bulkhead is so fragile that shipping can break it, it's never going to stand up to what I plan, I need a stronger one.

Will this aluminum one work on the flux? Tower says flux, but rcplanet doesn't say flux and neither does GC themselves.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=8&I=LXWVT3

There must have been a fault or problem with you front bulkhead because the stock one are anything but fragile...

From my experience they are VERY strong the whole truck is stout...In fact the flux does not require upgrades to make it tough....

I should know i beat the s*&t out of my flux over massive BMX dirt jumps, hit up road gaps at 35 mph and countless crashes it even got stuck up a pine tree....Its TOUGH!!

Replace it with a stock part don't waste money on heavy alloy crap.