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Old 01-21-2009, 02:50 PM
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Could the pinion have been set to close from the factory?
It could be that or if you've landed on the rear end from a jump. I did that and it ate my spur right up the next time I gassed it. T-bone racing makes a bumper for the rear (and front) the helps keep that from happening.
I have never had the pleasure of doing extreme jumps unless you considerl 6" curbs extreme. I might have backed into a curb or wall in reverse. I do have the T-bone bumpers and I guess they help in most cases but it some cases I think they protect an area while compromising another area. Case in point is I have never broken anything without the bumbers installed. With the bumpers I cracked a bulkhead on one of my firestorms and a bulkhead and top brace on another.

In any event I wrote to HPI and explained what happened. They indicated that it could have been set to tight at the factory and are sending me another spur. Not that it cost that much, but it's nice of them to make the effort. I just hope the spur is the weakest link in the drive and that it didn't cause other problems. I think it will be alright. The car runs fine and I might even be able to use the old spur as a backup if they are reverseable or if I adust the pinion since it is only worn on the front half of the spur.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:56 PM
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In any event I wrote to HPI and explained what happened. They indicated that it could have been set to tight at the factory and are sending me another spur. Not that it cost that much, but it's nice of them to make the effort.
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I landed right on the motor from a pretty big jump. I also called HPI and told them exactly what happened and they sent me a new spur and clutch discs. As far as the t-bone bumpers go, I've shattered a front and they sent me a new one. The rear unit has saved my motor a bunch of times. An RPM front bumper for a rustler works very well on the front of the firestorm too.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:43 AM
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Should i get the e f and upgrade to a brushless system, or buy the e f flux? Is there much of a difference besides the brushless system?
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:28 AM
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it depends on what your after.i came from nitro and the Flux is my first electric in years.also my first experience with brushless.the stock system is plenty fast for me to the point it is uncontrollable.there are many faster systems so the choice is up tp you.for me its plenty for now.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:39 AM
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Should i get the e f and upgrade to a brushless system, or buy the e f flux? Is there much of a difference besides the brushless system?
I would just get the flux...they are the same other then the brushless setup.And you will save a little rather then putting one in later,When you pay tax and shipping on a brushless system.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:50 AM
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Should i get the e f and upgrade to a brushless system, or buy the e f flux? Is there much of a difference besides the brushless system?
With the $25 rebate that HPI has on the Flux, it's gonna be cheaper than buying separately.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:52 AM
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flebay item any... good deal? 110341153229
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:16 AM
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are the bodies the same and or interchangeable from the standard firestorm and the flux?
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:53 AM
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are the bodies the same and or interchangeable from the standard firestorm and the flux?
Yes they are the same everything is the same part for part.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:56 AM
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flebay item any... good deal? 110341153229
Yes thats ok for a set of stock tires and rims for the firestorm.....oh and you cant post ebay links they will take it of due to the forum rules.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:15 PM
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since there are no after market companies making stuff for the Firestorm ive decided to improvise and add some color while im at it.i have already added blue Rpm rodends with associated silver pivot balls.justed added Platinum rc front chassis brace and servo plate.also mounted them with some stainless screws from RC SCREWZ that i had left over from my Savage and associated countersunk washers.while searching tower i came across the followin fro Associated
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKYX4
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSZB0
also ordered the correct 4-40 screws to mount them.here is the washers
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its not much but i like adding things and making stuff from other companies work.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:28 PM
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Could you please post a pic of your mods ?
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:29 PM
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how do you do it?i dont know how.i can email them to ya.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:10 PM
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how do you do it?i dont know how.i can email them to ya.
When you respond to a thread at the bottom it says Click here to upload images and files just click it and it will take you to your pictures then double click the picture then hit the upload button.
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Here's mine. Since these photos, I've moved the rear tires to the front and installed Pro-Line Badlands in the rear. I have also added a set of HPI aluminum shocks front and rear. It handles like a dream and really tears up the dirt.
Looks great! Nice race-inspired paint job too. Looks very FORD-like. Also great choice for your battery, I have a pair of those myself.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:41 PM
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ITS NOT A LINK ITS A NUMBER AND NO WERE DOES IT SAY ''EBAY'' AHH! LMFAO!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:46 PM
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What heatsink will fit the motor on a Flux?
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:52 AM
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ok ill take some in the morn and download them.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:55 AM
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are the bodies the same and or interchangeable from the standard firestorm and the flux?
Yes they are the same everything is the same part for part.


oh man,good you asked, the dsx-1 body is fitted for the nitro firestorm,the firestorm 10t and the firestorm flux have the dsx-2 body ,they are almost the same but the dsx1 has the rear shock tower housings further back then the dsx2 i bought and painted a dsx 1 thinking thay were the same only to find this out .with a little moding on the body posts i was able to make it work but it sits up high in the back to clear the shocks,after about 2-3 times at the track it cracked along the body from the shocks smashing into it on the big jumps.heres a pic of the dsx1 body on a flux notice the shock postion in relathion to the housing on the body(red and white).and the black one is the dsx2












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I've been working on using a Telebee gyro as a drift cancel system. Using a DX3 I was able to set up variable gain (correction) based on the throttle. The gyro comes in at high throttle and makes the car drive like it's on rails. This is just the ticket for a fast setup, so I'll need a brushless setup very soon.

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I've been working on using a Telebee gyro as a drift cancel system. Using a DX3 I was able to set up variable gain (correction) based on the throttle. The gyro comes in at high throttle and makes the car drive like it's on rails. This is just the ticket for a fast setup, so I'll need a brushless setup very soon.

Are you using DX3S or DX3R?...I've my gyro on the way and really like the idea of variable gain based on throttle and 2,4 GHz radio too
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Are you using DX3S or DX3R?...I've my gyro on the way and really like the idea of variable gain based on throttle and 2,4 GHz radio too
Just a plain DX3 I scored new on Craigslist. I only bought it because it was cheap, I'm really glad I have that third channel now.
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Nice !

Is this a capacitor I can see in the first pic ? Is this usefull ? There are already capacitors on the SideWinder and also it is too far away from the ESC, limiting it's action.
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