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Found Weakness In Vorza

Old 03-30-2012, 06:25 AM
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I just bought an HPI Brushless Vorza. Running on 2 3S Lipo's. I was running up and down my street and it got sideways going about 30mph and hit the curb. I ended up breaking the Drivers side Rear Hub. I'm replacing it with the Aluminum Rear Carrier Set.
Old 03-30-2012, 08:48 AM
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I just bought an HPI Brushless Vorza. Running on 2 3S Lipo's. I was running up and down my street and it got sideways going about 30mph and hit the curb. I ended up breaking the Drivers side Rear Hub. I'm replacing it with the Aluminum Rear Carrier Set.
What you have described is not a weakness. It is actually a safety feature. It prevents you from driving 50mph.
Old 03-30-2012, 04:31 PM
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curb + rc's = destruction the most solid of builds can not handle a curb straight up
Old 03-30-2012, 05:13 PM
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Default RE: Found Weakness In Vorza

A curb is, to RC's, a thick brick wall with a LOT of weight behind it. Nothing will beat it, best to stay away from it. As was said before, that was not a weakness, the aluminum one will break/bend with such an impact as well, this is the case with most RC's on the market.
Old 03-31-2012, 03:10 PM
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Be careful replacing all that stuff with aluminum, it will transfer all that energy somewhere else (AArms, etc). IMHO, you're better off to replace plastic and let those break before you start breaking bigger, more important stuff.

Old 03-31-2012, 11:03 PM
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Hubs should always be alum RPM A arms bend a lot b4 they break so they absorb a lot of the impact but curb is just too much.
Old 04-02-2012, 06:15 AM
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Once i fix it. The Vorza is staying off the street. Strictly for dirt and jumps. The one downfall of owning this Buggy is the availability of parts. None of my local hobby stores carry them. I had to order it off Ebay.
Old 04-12-2012, 03:14 PM
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I replaced the rear hubs with aluminum. Now i'm hitting the jumps with confidence. I have a big dirt area near my house with a 3' tall jump and i'm flying about 20' and easily landing. I haven't broken anything else yet. I'm really happy with this Buggy
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Ilove mine so much, my 11 yr old inherited my BLERevo!

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