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Old 09-16-2011, 09:20 AM
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Everyone must either be out playing with their XS's or at work dreaming about playing with their XS like I am doing....
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You might have a hard time with the 2s hardcase lipos with the wires coming out of the side.
I was looking at that, If need be I can mod the case to have the wires come out the end. the 2s is more for my CC-01 trail truck.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:32 AM
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Stock RX



Tactic RX



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Hey Red,

Make sure your wires don't rub on the right rear wheel. I found that the battery wires and the leads coming from the ESC were a little to long so i had to route them thru the roll bar and back to the battery box.
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Thanks for the info, I ordered a set of Dru-Bro klip retainers (purple)
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I did have to take my son's XS apart to get to the pinion gear. It isn't as easy as it looks to get it apart but it did go back together rather easily. They should have made the tranny case more accessible to get to the pinion then we wouldn't have to strip the truck down.
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it is a bit of work to take apart, But it feels strong.
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Bam!  HPI's bashing awesomeness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb0yd...ature=youtu.be
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Hey Mike, have you seen my videos'?????
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Awesome, but i noticed that hpi's xs was more responsive on the standing back flips and faster all round
 

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Awesome, but i noticed that hpi's xs was more responsive on the standing back flips and faster all round

Then what?
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Everyone must either be out playing with their XS's or at work dreaming about playing with their XS like I am doing....
At least oneof usis dreaming about how we can get $300 together to visit your LHS that still has an XS in stock...
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T9dragon, yep, over on RCtech.  I'm Redlinez there.  Awesome vids you have as well!!  Just thought I'd post up a corporate vid too. 
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T9dragon, yep, over on RCtech. I'm Redlinez there. Awesome vids you have as well!! Just thought I'd post up a corporate vid too.
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hey guys my lhs just put my Savage XS on hold for me and will pick it up after work (yaay). Just wondering if stock gearing should be enough or already optimal on SPC 6000mAh, 30C, 2S, 7.4V?
That should be fine if the battery fits in the battery compartment.
in theory it should: 138.5mm long x 46mm wide x 24.5mm deep
good news its perfect fit! the xs is as everyone says it is tough, fast and fun to play with. However my xs steers to the left even when I set the steering option on the included remote to counter it. Any way to fix it? is it a servo issue? this is how it come out of the box

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I just recieved my HPI FLUX XS yesterday. Read all the instructions, set it up as directed. I put in a 3S 30C battery and ran it for about 2 minutes and was just doing some fine tuning on the steering. When I brought it back to me for a adjustment the truck started to smoke. I removed the top and the wires melted right out of the ESC. Now no more fun. I barely got started. I called HPI and I am sending the ESC back to them so they can send me a new one. It just sucks that I have to wait another 2 to 3 weeks to have some fun. HPI customer service rocks so far and was really helpfull.  The shipping to IRAQ is pretty fast but I will just have to wait around to see if a new ESC will fix the problem. I just hope that there is nothing else wrong besides that.
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Awesome, but i noticed that hpi's xs was more responsive on the standing back flips and faster all round

all in the tires..
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hey guys my lhs just put my Savage XS on hold for me and will pick it up after work (yaay). Just wondering if stock gearing should be enough or already optimal on SPC 6000mAh, 30C, 2S, 7.4V?
That should be fine if the battery fits in the battery compartment.
in theory it should: 138.5mm long x 46mm wide x 24.5mm deep
good news its perfect fit! the xs is as everyone says it is tough, fast and fun to play with. However my xs steers to the left even when I set the steering option on the included remote to counter it. Any way to fix it? is it a servo issue? this is how it come out of the box [img][/img]

Remove the servo horn from the servo and recenter the servo and then re-attach the servo horn.
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Well I hooked up my 3s lipo so I could bind my Tactic TX/RX and the ESC beeped 3 times and started to smoke!!! unplugged it and shipped it back to HPI. I hope they have some replacements on hand.....
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Rut Roh Raggy....that 2 up in smoke...and 1 other dead esc...
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Well I hooked up my 3s lipo so I could bind my Tactic TX/RX and the ESC beeped 3 times and started to smoke!!! unplugged it and shipped it back to HPI. I hope they have some replacements on hand.....
WOW... Red, I am sorry to hear your ESC went smoking.... I think I will stay away from the 3s lipos until they get the problem fixed. But you know when they released the Flux there were issues with that ESC going up in smoke to. After a 1.5 years the ESC in my Flux quit but it never smoked..
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HPIhas been having a lot of issues! I seen it on mine and read in a lot of forums this issue is becoming a common problem. HPIneeds to fix this....if castle is having issues...switch to a better ESC. Mine melted and burned up after about 3 minutes of use. It is ridiculious...This should not happen!
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castle makes good esc's and they will fix it, You will always see problems on first run RC's.
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HPI has been having a lot of issues! I seen it on mine and read in a lot of forums this issue is becoming a common problem. HPI needs to fix this....if castle is having issues...switch to a better ESC. Mine melted and burned up after about 3 minutes of use. It is ridiculious...This should not happen!
What other forums have you read that this is a common problem? Any issues I have ever had with HPI or Castle they have gladly fixed no questions asked.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:23 AM
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Hey guys, I was thinking about the issue of the ESC's going up in smoke.

Has anyone changed the settings on the ESC before they ran it on 3s?
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