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Old 05-13-2009, 05:44 AM
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hey guys how is this system?
http://www.teamnovak.com/products/br...ort/index.html.
i may just replace my stock brushless with this.or what are some other systems that are equal or better then the stock brushless system on the Flux?i dont want to spend a ton of money either.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:43 AM
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LVC...oh do you have the non-Flux Firestorm? If you do just get a good 7 cell SXS pack from Cheapbatterypacks for under $50 and it will run almost 30 mins.
Actually, I don't own an E-Firestorm, YET. I currently have the E-Savage. I really had to restrain myself from purchasing the E-Firestorm, but I plan to purchase one in a few months (along with a brushless system).

Thanks for all the info guys.
thats funny...I own a Storm but have been thinking about getting a e-savage...
The E-Savage is great. It's fast right out of the box and really durable. HPI did a good job with the E-Savage, which is the reason why I wanted to purchase their 2wd stadium truck. Another plus is that there's a dedicated forum for it with plenty of useful users, mods and information.
thanks thats good to know the e-savage is a good truck..
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As Killimats said you can get a good lipo for $27 before shipping from hobbycity....I would not waste my time on those nicads.Link below..These are good battery's and comes with deans plug.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...25C_Car_Lipoly
I'm just about to order 2 of these as they seem well rated by some of you guys, as mentioned they come with deans plugs, just want to double check if I order 2 of these they will come with plugs fitted/soldered etc and ready to charge?? only asking as the link page shows them as packs without wires/plugs.
They come with a deans pigtail with bullet connectors that plug into the pack.
Excellent, I've now got 2 on the way, $70 for the 2 including postage to the UK can't be bad!!
How can you go wrong...good price.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:47 AM
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anyone know hpi's return policy on the esc if it does not work?
You have a two year warrenty so they should take it back no problem..... phone this number at tell them the problem 949-753-1099

let us know what they say.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:54 AM
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hey guys how is this system?
http://www.teamnovak.com/products/br...ort/index.html.
i may just replace my stock brushless with this.or what are some other systems that are equal or better then the stock brushless system on the Flux?i dont want to spend a ton of money either.
Link is broken....I assume your looking at the Havoc 8.5 sport? Thats what i run and i like it alot..First you most know that this is a sensored system and is glicth free and no cogging plus it's smooth as butter at any speed...That being said it is also easy to programme the 9 different features of the esc.Now the one big difference with this and the flux system is speed...The Havoc is only 5000kv so you get 700 rpm per volt less then the flux system..So it will be like 35mph instead of 45mph.....

But if you wait a few more weeks the new Havoc 3s ballistic system(check back a few post to see the add.) comes out for $160 and it is the same as the sport but it can run 3s which will be good for 55mph......
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:54 AM
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that was very helpful!!!!!!

I will get set of bead lock wheels when I will need to change my tyres. 1 month and I will have slicks
The most important area to check when ordering bead lock rims is the offset, I have of a friend who recieved a set of rims that rubs on those rear camber links.
I have no idea what my Axial rims offset are, but they are taken off the ARTR orange Axial AX10, and fit perfectly onto the E-Firestorm.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:31 PM
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will bear this in mind while ordering.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:48 PM
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My bro just go the flux, using the same exact battery on mine ( i run the SW 4600) i get cogging and he does not. I dont get it on a full charge but about 1/2 through I have to ease onto the gas, but whatever it works over all. I might have my gearing to tight or something else but its not that bad. In time I think I will try a sensored system but for right now I don't have extra money. I think when I do I will get one of the Novak's as they seem to be very highly recommended.
Right now, I need to get some better batteries, might go with those lipos but that means I have to get a new charger and everything but you can't beat the price, and I have to get some new tires. Also want to get a 2.4 radio but for now the ol' AM works.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:27 AM
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anyone know hpi's return policy on the esc if it does not work?
You have a two year warrenty so they should take it back no problem..... phone this number at tell them the problem 949-753-1099

let us know what they say.
k.will let u know
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:44 AM
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Just wanted to share my positive experience after upgrading the suspensions as follow

Front with 35wt shock oil + Team Associated Silver spring + badhorsie HPI black socks
Rear with 35wt shock oil + Team Associated Green spring + badhorsie HPI black socks

The car sticks MUCH better in turns and handle jumps landing like a pro ! a must do upgrade !!

next is the 10.000 Diff oil with RTV gasket to prevent leaking

Thanks to this forum for all inspiration as well as this one http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ng-thread.html
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:25 PM
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i have managed to get mine to stick to loose fine gravel on standard parts with the rear shocks moved to the inner hole at the top and outer at the bottom using 30wt schumacker oil front and back.
and all standard tyres.

but soon as i have the money i would like a set of new shocks, but its soo hard to decide which shocks though. haha

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Old 05-15-2009, 05:13 PM
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I think Im going to remove the super thick grease I put in the diff....Had a great bash today on a gravel backroad and even with the gyro I get alot of front end push..The gyro counter steers all the way but the posi effect seems to push the truck...Me thinks if i go to a thinner lube in the diffs the gyro will work better.......Wish I had someone to bash with.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:45 AM
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Hi, I'm new at this forum and also for about a week I'm happy owner of FS Flux



I have question about springs, today I changed stock rear springs for some I had already, they have more coils, right now I can't check my ride but I wanted to know how this will influence driving?



By the way this car rocks :P

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:47 AM
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Can't say without knowing what springs you put in.....Have any pics of your storm? oh and welcome...
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:23 PM
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I had my e storm for about three months now



I only drove it maybe three times the only modds



are softer springs and the a arm switch. Is there



anyone out there thats using rpm stage 2 shock



pistons on there ride im thinkin about doing that.



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Do you have the Flux? Why did you switch the a-arms?....people at the track have found that the a-arm switch is making the lap times slower...



 Sorry i have not seen these shocks so i cant help you ......Hello and Welcome.



 

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Why did you switch the a-arms?
Switching the rear arms gives a longer wheelbase, thus making the car more stable (that's what I found out) and easier to drive. It also kept the wheels on the ground a little better when running a hot motor.

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indeed it does
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If your talking about keeping the front wheels on the ground you would be better off adjusting the slipper clutch.....almost all of the guys who came up with that mod have changed their minds and have switched back saying it was a wast of time..made the lap time slower etc.



I have never tried it so I can only say what I have heard from alot of different forums......but if it works for you it's all good.

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Thanks i will try switching the arms back. For the stage 2 piston change



tried it last night now its a diffrent animal as far as suspension goes handling



but you got to know what your doing or your suspension will suffer for those



thinking about using stage 2 pistons get the meduim set. Just thought id



throw that in.



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Thanks for the tip....

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Ordered new diff shafts and dog bones today....That and tires are the only thing i seem to wear out...wish they made better diff shafts....
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I just got a email from RCdriver saying they are going to use one of the tips I sent them in the flip's and tips section of the magizne.....They are sending me some decals for my firestorm.......[8D]
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:20 PM
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Had my first official race day with the E-Firestorm managed to finish second in the A Main. A XXXT beat me and that was it. I was the only Firestorm there and many people were impressed with such a low budget truck and how it handled compared to the more expensive tried and tru ST trucks. Chalk another one up for HPI for engineering a basher truck that is competitive.
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Hey thats Awsome Jeep....What storm where you running the sidewinder or the Novak?
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