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HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

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Old 06-19-2009, 11:42 PM
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Default HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

So I want to have 1 ultimate electric basher/cruiser that Iwill never be wanting more from. The solution to that problem seems to be getting the biggest and baddest brushless truck that will hold up to bashing while still being very fast. This new generation of 1/8th size brushless trucks has be really excited, so Ithink Imight pull the trigger on one of them relatively soon (after some of the problems have been ironed out).

Here is what I'm wondering about:

Which one is the best basher?
Which is the best at the dunes (with paddles of course)?
Which is the best for crusing around the streets?
Which is the best racer (not that important, but may happen at some point)?
Which is the most durrable?
Do either need upgrades at any time?
Which has the longest run times?

I don't know if anyone out there has both of these bombers (or if they have both been officially release yet, Idon't keep up that well), but if you have just one, please let me know your impressions, whether it's compared to it's nitro counterpart or another truck. Iappreciate any input.

Thanks guys
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:49 PM
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

They're both basically the 2 best electric trucks out there, nothing else really comes close - so you won't be disappointed with either.

I have a Savage Flux, and a non brushless E-revo but I've driven a brushless one.


Which one is the best basher?

I'd recommend the Savage for bashing, meatier parts and more solid platform

Which is the best at the dunes (with paddles of course)?

Either should be fine at the dunes with paddles

Which is the best for crusing around the streets?

The Revo platform handles better on-road if you ask me, but the Flux isn't bad

Which is the best racer (not that important, but may happen at some point)?

Probably the Revo, slightly more nimble platform

Which is the most durrable?

I'd choose the Flux for durability for the same reasons I'd choose it for straight bashing.

Do either need upgrades at any time?

Neither have any glaring weaknesses that need to be immediately addressed, upgrade as you see fit.

Which has the longest run times?

They both essentially have the same electronics, Which is the Castle Creations Mamba Monster Max system, your run times will depend mainly on what batteries you use, as well as gearing and driving style


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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

Everything Sheograth just said i agree!
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Which one weighs more?
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?


ORIGINAL: sheograth

They're both basically the 2 best electric trucks out there, nothing else really comes close - so you won't be disappointed with either.

I have a Savage Flux, and a non brushless E-revo but I've driven a brushless one.


Which one is the best basher?

I'd recommend the Savage for bashing, meatier parts and more solid platform

Which is the best at the dunes (with paddles of course)?

Either should be fine at the dunes with paddles

Which is the best for crusing around the streets?

The Revo platform handles better on-road if you ask me, but the Flux isn't bad

Which is the best racer (not that important, but may happen at some point)?

Probably the Revo, slightly more nimble platform

Which is the most durrable?

I'd choose the Flux for durability for the same reasons I'd choose it for straight bashing.

Do either need upgrades at any time?

Neither have any glaring weaknesses that need to be immediately addressed, upgrade as you see fit.

Which has the longest run times?

They both essentially have the same electronics, Which is the Castle Creations Mamba Monster Max system, your run times will depend mainly on what batteries you use, as well as gearing and driving style



Nicely put Sheograth........................

The Savage Flux weighs more then the E-Revo.................................
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

Yeah, it does weigh more. It's quite a heavy truck even without batteries. Good news is that the motor and ESC are more than capable of handling it. I run mine on 6s (2x 3s lipos) and it'll do standing back flips no problem.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

Which has the higher cog?  Related to the cog, which one is more stable in high speed turns?
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ORIGINAL: Druss

Which has the higher cog? Related to the cog, which one is more stable in high speed turns?
It all depends how you go into the high speed turn. Iknow the Flux has a higher COG causing it to flip in to tight of a turn with the stock tires..
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Are they both waterproof?
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

Water and brushless is usually a big no-no. Yes you can drive through small wet spots in your street but you don't want any water getting near the ESC. The Savvy Flux and Revo are not waterproof, and I doubt they are even water resistant. If you want to drive an RC through a bunch of water, get an RC boat.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

are you lot retards the fluxx is much better every one knows that ..
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ORIGINAL: Luvs2Bash

Are they both waterproof?
If you want waterproof than get either a Summit or an E-Maxx.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

I have both a Savage Flux and a E-REVO Brushless Edition and I like the Savage more because of it's durability. I like it so much I am getting rid of my E-REVO.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

Buy a truggy and put a MMM in it u won't be dissapointed. I raced my cousin yeaterday he's got a Brushless e revo on 6s and I've got a Rc8te MMM 6s, both trucks stock gearing and I killed him in top end and handling. It's almost impossible to flip the truggy on grass it just spin's out, the e revo flipped on it's roof when i was slowing down and turning taking it real easy.
The truggy may cost a couple hundred more but it's worth it. Can handle bashing it's tuff as.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux VS Traxxas E-Revo Brushless - which is best?

I have the e-revo BL setup as a truggy and drives as a truggy! I would choose the e-revo if your doing more on road and not hardcore bashing
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