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Old 02-12-2012, 09:57 AM
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Replaced with FASST receiver and used a 3PKS[&:]
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:44 AM
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Good point, length is very important. 

My way of handling things is similar to TBJ's: a spectrum setup with a ~2 inch receiver wire that stays in the radio box and there have been no range issues.  Some people have just mounted the wire off of the radio box by drilling a hole (check a few posts back).
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:48 AM
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I just ran my wire up over the tranny to the RX Kept tight with a zip tie and I keep the actual antenna wire with the tube cut to proper length under the body never had any range problems.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:29 AM
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I noticed that the Hot Racing front c-hubs don't stop the steering knuckles from turning where they should, and end up allowing the wheels to turn so far that the dog bone comes out, causing them to snap. I also was wondering for a while why that was the only Hot Racing part for the Savage XS that Toadz RC doesn't carry, and now I am suspecting this has something to do with it. Has anyone here used them and experienced this problem?

Also, has anyone here tried the sway bar for this truck? I'm wondering if it is really worth buying.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:06 AM
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Welp, finally got my Flux XS last night! Got it from my buddy finally. $200 RTR with 2s lipo and venom procharger ( charger doesnt work right) he only ran it twice, so there is very minimal scratches oon the roof. it still smells new!! maybe ill post pics of it tonight. I've already got planned new tires and rims, new high torque servo and new charger and lipo for it.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:48 PM
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Speaking of antenna wires! My tube has come out, and so did the screw that helped hold it in place. Also my wire has been worn down a bit and it dangerously close to the drive shaft.

What have you guys done to keep it out of the way, and the tube in place?


I drilled a small hole in the rx box and ran the antenna out thru the hole and than just left it under the body.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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So it just lays there? I know this is a really simple process I'm sure, but do you have a pic?
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:07 PM
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HPI needs to go back the drawing board with the cups on the axle shafts.. Here is what the one on the left front side of my son's XS looks like after 5 months of bashing...

The one on the left is from the right side of the XS and the other is from the side


Also her is what the bearing looked like when I took it apart..


And here are the only balls that were left in the bearing.


Here is the upright from the left side.




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Old 02-13-2012, 03:44 PM
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So it just lays there? I know this is a really simple process I'm sure, but do you have a pic?
Are you refering to the hole in the receiver box?
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T9, my friends did the same thing within the first pack.  He is an animal with his trucks but thats even too quick for him.

Dspdrew - are the sway bars available yet?

Congratulations Cummins..  Enjoy the truck.  You are past the initial fear of it blowing up the first moment the ESC sees power.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:55 PM
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So it just lays there? I know this is a really simple process I'm sure, but do you have a pic?
Are you refering to the hole in the receiver box?

Yea, well the whole setup. Are you not using the tube at all then?
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T9, my friends did the same thing within the first pack. He is an animal with his trucks but thats even too quick for him.

Dspdrew - are the sway bars available yet?

Congratulations Cummins.. Enjoy the truck. You are past the initial fear of it blowing up the first moment the ESC sees power.
I have hade my FLUX HP since it came out and haven't had to replace the axles..

I am going to replace the ones on my XS when I get my new front diff this week.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:37 PM
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Yea, well the whole setup. Are you not using the tube at all then?
Okay, I will post some pics tonight when I get home from work. I got rid of the antenna tube al together.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:54 AM
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T9, my friends did the same thing within the first pack. He is an animal with his trucks but thats even too quick for him.

Dspdrew - are the sway bars available yet?

Congratulations Cummins.. Enjoy the truck. You are past the initial fear of it blowing up the first moment the ESC sees power.
lol well my buddy still has the reciept so if it does go up in smoke, hopefully hpi will replace it since all the xs's have a 2 year replacement warranty against defective parts. ill definitely take advantage of that, but only if the motor/esc get screwed.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:39 AM
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Yea, well the whole setup. Are you not using the tube at all then?
Here are the pics you asked for..






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Update.... HPI contacted me and just gave me a reference number and to send the ESC back.... ESC's in the mail!
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:29 AM
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that's a great idea!. did you seal the hole back up with anything?
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Yea, well the whole setup. Are you not using the tube at all then?
Here are the pics you asked for..






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Old 02-14-2012, 11:41 AM
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that's a great idea!. did you seal the hole back up with anything?
I have thought about but just haven't done it yet.
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Finally got some pics of the Flux i just got. $200 for the truck, procharger and 2s lipo. only ran twice. Boy do i have plans for this thing. my orders should be in next week. ill post update pics.
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T9, my friends did the same thing within the first pack. He is an animal with his trucks but thats even too quick for him.
Dspdrew - are the sway bars available yet?
Congratulations Cummins.. Enjoy the truck. You are past the initial fear of it blowing up the first moment the ESC sees power.
Yeah, I just ordered one, soI guess I'll find out if it's any good.

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I got a new antenna from Hpi and connected it on board to the receiver. Still little range. Any good radio replacements?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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if you go with a Tactic 2.4ghz TX/RX they have no antenna wire at all and work great for under $100
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:24 AM
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I got a new antenna from Hpi and connected it on board to the receiver. Still little range. Any good radio replacements?
Not sure about your lhs, but the one near my area have Spektrum - DX3E (SPM3160) with SR300 rx for $75. It has a good range and the tx has a good feel.

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The spectrum is a good idea because they have a range of radios that will work with the same receiver so you have good upgrade potential.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:55 AM
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Default RE: Official HPI Savage Flux XS thread...

Hey guys,

has anyone got this problem? After about 15 minutes of running, the throttle wont response and it wont move at all, but you can still make the wheels move. The wheels turn perfectly but theres no response to the throttle at all. Also, ive been having some issues with the front wheels, they move quite alot making it hard to control.

Thanks, Diego
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