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Baja Flux enjoying the Beach

Old 06-10-2009, 08:49 PM
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I thought I would share some pics of my week at the beach with my Baja Flux. I will be posting more pics and some video later.....................





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Old 06-10-2009, 08:59 PM
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That looks like fun, I like the looks of the Baja Bug, somehow I doubt your front wheels do much pulling though. I for one, will be looking forward to the video! Glen
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Cool body, tires and wheel combo. Can't wait to see the vid of this Baja Flux.
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sweet lookin!!![8D]
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Looks like alot fun but

A: Why didn' t you put paddle wheels in the front, it really weird.

B.I would NOTwanna try to clean up all that sand
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Running paddles on the front puts unwanted stress on the drivetrain and motor. Clean up was very easy with a garden hose.

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That thing would flat out haul ***** with some paddles on the front! Looks like a blast... I would think than putting all the drive to the rear would cause more damage that using all four.
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Clean up was very easy with a garden hose.
Are you serious?
Old 06-11-2009, 12:22 AM
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Clean up was very easy with a garden hose.
Are you serious?

Yep.............................dead serious..............................
Old 06-11-2009, 12:26 AM
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Here is a short video.....................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUEmGlXFfhM
Old 06-11-2009, 12:29 AM
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That thing would flat out haul ***** with some paddles on the front! Looks like a blast... I would think than putting all the drive to the rear would cause more damage that using all four.
Have you ever seen a Baja Buggy with paddles on the front?
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Thats just too freeking cool!!!
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Not sure, I know Ive seen four wheel drive pullers though.

Are baja buggies four wheel drive?

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Most Baja Buggies are 2wd from what I have seen. I prefer to run paddles on just the rear. I guess you could run paddles all the way around.

Here is another video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRhgc5zjjBQ
Old 06-11-2009, 12:46 AM
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Too cool.... Im going fishing at the coast next week, think Ill bring my .25...
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Needs paddles all the way around..  Just gonna over-strain the rear diff doing that..  Plus with 4x paddles it'd be faster..
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Needs paddles all the way around.. Just gonna over-strain the rear diff doing that.. Plus with 4x paddles it'd be faster..
Have you ever ran paddles all the way around? If so what type of rc was it and what type ground did you run it on? In my opinion running paddles all the way around causes to much strain on the drivetrain and motor.
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No I haven't(no sand here..), but I've seen lots of vids(2Dmaxx in the LST forum made an awsome vid a couple years back, and his LST2 was hauling...  Can go search it if you like...), and your Flux would definitely be a lot faster.  And I mean the whole setup of a 4WD is based on equal size wheels all round..  Those tiny wheels in the front are throwing off the power distribution bigtime..  It must be directing a lot of extra stress to your rear diff and diff bearings and cups,etc..  Surprised your rear diff survived it..  Equal size tires would distribute power.... well, more equally...
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love your rig bro

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That's absolutely awesome.  I'd keep the wheel setup the way it is.  If you haven't broken anything, chances are you won't.  The skinny single rib tires in the front help you turn in the sand better than paddles.  If you put paddles on it, it'll be faster in a straight line, assuming it's all wheel drive, but it won't turn near as well.

Old 06-11-2009, 07:37 AM
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Wow, I so gotta do that. If I do, don't worry I won't copy the yellow bug cover.

I like yellow on the beach though so maybe a yellow painted Savage body. Like I said before, I'm still waiting to get the right pair of Lipo battery packs for my Flux before I drive it again.

What battery packs did you use?
Old 06-11-2009, 10:36 AM
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I am using two 2s 5000mah 7.4v lipos in hard cases made by Losi. They were the only ones the LHS had that would fit the Flux battery boxes, also they were a very reasonable price of $110.
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rooster-tail is a wonderful thing. nice setup

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