HPI Monster Truck Forum Talk about HPI monster trucks here. The infamous Savage 21, SS, .25 or any other HPI MT. You can optionally discuss HPI in our general MT discussion forum if you prefer.

savage flux hp brakes

Reply
Old 02-13-2012, 11:27 PM
  #1
209mark123
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mariposa, CA
Posts: 232
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default savage flux hp brakes

Hey guys havent been on here for a while been over in the mini section because Ibeen running my savage xs lately (fun little truck by the way). SO Ijust bought a savage flux hp my batteries finally came in today for it, like a week after Igot the truck had to sit and look at it forever waiting on the batteries. So today Itook it out for the first time and Iwas driving it pretty slowly and noticed the brakes dont seem to stop it very well. It was facing downhill in my driveway and the brakes would not hold it still. Im not sure what to expect out of it cause like Isaid it was my first time driving it. Also Inoticed when Iapply the brakes it makes a weird noise kinda like a harmonic humming noise is this normal? Had to cut it short cause of the rain so let me know what you guys think.
209mark123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 08:21 AM
  #2
wildbills rc
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: sugar land, TX
Posts: 96
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

prolly in your settings. It might only be set for 50% brakes or whatnot. Not sure how they come from the factory
wildbills rc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 09:14 AM
  #3
t9dragon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: PDX, OR
Posts: 7,866
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

Buy a Castle Link and check your ESC settings on the computer.
t9dragon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 10:52 AM
  #4
209mark123
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mariposa, CA
Posts: 232
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

Allright thanks guys
209mark123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 03:56 PM
  #5
CR500rider
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Your Mom, WA
Posts: 1,031
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

The brakes are only supposed to stop the truck and cant hold the truck in place on a hill or anything. Be carefull not to set the brakes too high on the ESC or it WILL endo! The noise you are hearing is perfectly normal.
CR500rider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 07:01 PM
  #6
steed2-inactive
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: pefferlaw, ON, CANADA
Posts: 1,536
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

^^+1 perfect answer!!
steed2-inactive is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:59 PM
  #7
209mark123
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mariposa, CA
Posts: 232
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

Oh ok Im just used to nitro Im new to brushless wasnt sure what was going on
209mark123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:52 PM
  #8
BKoz559
 
BKoz559's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Madera, CA
Posts: 1,248
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes


Quote:
ORIGINAL: CR500rider

The brakes are only supposed to stop the truck and cant hold the truck in place on a hill or anything. Be carefull not to set the brakes too high on the ESC or it WILL endo! The noise you are hearing is perfectly normal.
^ Yes! Additionally that noise is a combination of the big electric motor and the large toothed steel gears clashing together. That sound tripped me out when I first got my truck.

Also, regarding the braking power, as CR500rider stated too much brake is probably worse than where it's set right now. If you hit brakes in mid jump, the truck will spin into a forward flip. Looks cool at first until it lands on it's lid; then it's not so cool when you have a smashed body.
BKoz559 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 12:21 AM
  #9
209mark123
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mariposa, CA
Posts: 232
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: savage flux hp brakes

Yeah I think I got it working right now. Just had to re calibrate the esc think I got it now. On another not I would have to say this truck is a ton of fun I have had to much more fun with it than I ever did with my nitros, a lot more durable to.
209mark123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:32 AM.