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Old 09-24-2011, 05:18 PM
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Good luck, i just bashed the car i bought instead of the XS and it broke.

What car did yoiu buy and break?
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A sparrowhawk XT. its a blast and handles real well, but i barely nicked a curb and found the weak point : the rear hubs.
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Looks nice, but a little too low to the ground for me.
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i adjusted the shocks, and it rides high but i can't flip it.
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Well that was a short bashing session.... One run away XS's full throttle into a brick wall and the other one suffered front axle damage.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:04 PM
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That doesn't sound good. What happened?
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:16 PM
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Well that was a short bashing session.... One run away XS's full throttle into a brick wall and the other one suffered front axle damage.
The one that hit the wall full throttle only popped the front left axle out. But I am not sure what caused it to go WOT, I thought these had a fail safe that wouldn't let that happen.

As for the one with the front axle damage. It was my fault as to the bent axle I landed one to many 5ft jumps on that side.

But hey it ain't no fun if you don't break something right........ Still a hell of a lot better basher than the Mini Revo could ever dream of being....
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HPI really made a mistake with how the front uprights go together. They should have used screws to hold them together instead of pins that I can't get out.
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I don't know about a $75 off but I know there is $50 off $300 out there. I used one when I ordered mine. I added 2 four packs of batteries to get my total over $300. The club price on the truck is $294.99 so factor that in too.

Any chance you could share the code? I sogned up for the SS club today and paid the fee, but so far they haven't sent me anything. I'm assuming it will show up eventually but I really want to get this thing on order...
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$50 off $300 code 014P7
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$75 off $300 014HE
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HPI really made a mistake with how the front uprights go together. They should have used screws to hold them together instead of pins that I can't get out.
Hi t9dragon,

Did you manage to remove them ?

Are these parts you refer to ?

Have you lost 106889 "Foam spacer" ?





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The pins marked with the red arrows are the ones I can't get out.
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Still on the fence.
I cant decide between the Flux XS or the 1/16 Summit.
Here are the pros and cons in my opinion.
my opinions on speed and stability are based on running on 2s and not 3s.

Summit Pros
Water proof
Available in my area. lol
Looks better
Has more ground clearance
easier to work on then the Flux
Plenty of hop ups available

Summit cons
small electronics including the motor and servo.
flips more but I can sacrifice stability for ground clearance.,

Flux XS pros.
I think it's faster than the Summit
Durable.
water proof
1/10 scale electronics including motor and steering servo.

Flux XS cons.
Not available in my area right now.
Very new to market and it will take a while for aftermarket parts and that will only happen depending on sales.
More difficult to work on that the Summit
Less ground clearance
Doesn't look as good to me
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If you guys want to talk about the Tower coupons start a new thread. Please..........
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I have the flux xs and a mini revo-summit (mini revo with summit rockers and wheels 1/10 scale castle cm36 4600 on it) and yes the flux xs is faster stock out of the box and it a lot more stable a lot less flipping. It's really a tough choice as both are great little trucks but I actually think I like my flux xs a little better. Also I think they are both fairly easy to work on, and another pro for the flux xs is full sized batteries.
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Well, the money was burning a hole in my pocket so I went out and got a mini Summit. I like it a lot, although the suspension is really soft right out of the box. It will need some thicker shock oil for sure. It was surprisingly fast and torquey on one 6 cell nimh.
As soon as the Flux becomes available in my area, I will get one of those as well. That way, my son and I can take turns seeing who's the best
Well, typical RCUniverse is having trouble with pics again so here you go

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Well, the money was burning a hole in my pocket so I went out and got a mini Summit. I like it a lot, although the suspension is really soft right out of the box. It will need some thicker shock oil for sure. It was surprisingly fast and torquey on one 6 cell nimh.
As soon as the Flux becomes available in my area, I will get one of those as well. That way, my son and I can take turns seeing who's the best
Well, typical RCUniverse is having trouble with pics again so here you go

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Would post your non-Savage XS posts somewhere else?
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Mine looks nice on the shelf... I was going to put my Mamba Max esc in it, But I decided just to wait for the replacement esc to show up. I am waiting on lipos from hobbyking anyways.
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Well, the money was burning a hole in my pocket so I went out and got a mini Summit. I like it a lot, although the suspension is really soft right out of the box. It will need some thicker shock oil for sure. It was surprisingly fast and torquey on one 6 cell nimh.
As soon as the Flux becomes available in my area, I will get one of those as well. That way, my son and I can take turns seeing who's the best
Well, typical RCUniverse is having trouble with pics again so here you go

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Would post your non-Savage XS posts somewhere else?
Your being a little over the top aren't you??
I was saying I got this because the "Flux XS" is not in my area at the moment but still plan on getting one as soon as one gets in stocl.
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$75 off $300 014HE
Cool, thanks for posting that. I'll have to see if they'll let me change coupons on my HPI SAVAGE FLUX XS backorder. Don't really want to talk about coupons, as there's not really much to talk about, but sure is nice to see people trying to help others out where they can.
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Well, the money was burning a hole in my pocket so I went out and got a mini Summit. I like it a lot, although the suspension is really soft right out of the box. It will need some thicker shock oil for sure. It was surprisingly fast and torquey on one 6 cell nimh.
As soon as the Flux becomes available in my area, I will get one of those as well. That way, my son and I can take turns seeing who's the best
Well, typical RCUniverse is having trouble with pics again so here you go

[img][/img]
Would post your non-Savage XS posts somewhere else?


Your being a little over the top aren't you??
I was saying I got this because the ''Flux XS'' is not in my area at the moment but still plan on getting one as soon as one gets in stocl.
Nope I am not being over the top, just tired of all the post that have nothing to do with the Savage XS.
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Any word on when the next batch of XS's are shipping and if they did anything different with the ESC's?
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Well, the money was burning a hole in my pocket so I went out and got a mini Summit. I like it a lot, although the suspension is really soft right out of the box. It will need some thicker shock oil for sure. It was surprisingly fast and torquey on one 6 cell nimh.
As soon as the Flux becomes available in my area, I will get one of those as well. That way, my son and I can take turns seeing who's the best
Well, typical RCUniverse is having trouble with pics again so here you go

[img][/img]
Would post your non-Savage XS posts somewhere else?


Your being a little over the top aren't you??
I was saying I got this because the ''Flux XS'' is not in my area at the moment but still plan on getting one as soon as one gets in stocl.
Nope I am not being over the top, just tired of all the post that have nothing to do with the Savage XS.


Get over it, every post in every thread is never going to be "EXACTLY" on topic. and complaining about it won't help either. That is the last I will say about it.
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Any word on when the next batch of XS's are shipping and if they did anything different with the ESC's?
Everytime I look at A-main hobbies site the date moves up. A week ago it was at Late Sept. Then it moved to 10/7.
Tower is keeping the date as Late Sept.

From what I understand the esc doesn't have a problem unless you run 3s. Is that right? And I believe from a review video I saw, 3s is entirely unnecessary.
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