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HPI Savage Flux First Impressions (pictures)

Old 02-03-2009, 10:08 PM
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Default HPI Savage Flux First Impressions (pictures)

Just picked up HPI's new offering, haven't had a chance to run it yet. Looks great so far, same Savage X beefiness, except now with a brushless system installed.

* XL based 4 shock suspension
* Flux Tork 2200 1/8 size brushless motor w/ built in heatsink
* Flux Blur ESC, up to 6s (22.2v) Lipo
* All metal transmission, including spur
* Heavy duty dogbones
* New body
* Wheelie bar
* Deans connectors installed

According to HPI it's capable of about 62mph on 6s (2x 2s), which is impressive for a truck this large and heavy. I'll try it out using 6s Lipo as well as with 14 cell NiMh.

Street price is about $630 w/o batteries

Here are some shots, enjoy:







Old 02-03-2009, 10:14 PM
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I envy you....



But seriously, sweet truck. Can't wait to see some videos of this beast on 6S!


Some body off shots please?
Old 02-03-2009, 10:26 PM
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Opps, one of those was meant to be a body off. I'll fix it.
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Nice.. that looks really slick.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux First Impressions (pictures)

ooooo ahhhhhh *drool*drool* lol. Thats a seriously nice truck! cant wait to see that beast tearin it up!
Old 02-03-2009, 10:36 PM
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Opps, one of those was meant to be a body off. I'll fix it.
Thanks.

That motor is a beauty. I like how they milled that heatsink on it, looks sweet.
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lol nice esc mount. Seriously dude that truck is a beaut. You might wanna put some more zip ties on that esc though, you wouldn't want the monster to get off it's leash hahaha .

A guy at my lhs just got one of these. I have not seen it yet but i am pretty sure I will be getting some stick time on it. Can't wait.
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Yeah, you'd think for $600 They'd at least give me 2 zip ties [&:]

I'll take it out tomorrow hopefully if I have time.
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What kind of motor? Is it as good as the castle / steve neu designed one (2200KV) that normally comes with the MMM?
Old 02-03-2009, 11:00 PM
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Yes it is the same thing. HPI just re labels the castle stuff and uses it. They call it some goofy names but it is the castle system. Same as with the e firestorm system. It is all compatible with the castle link also.
Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 PM
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is an MMM based system and a Neu 1512/1515 - just rebranded as HPI Flux.

Which isn't a bad thing, those are good units.
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ORIGINAL: Krawlin

I envy you....

But seriously, sweet truck. Can't wait to see some videos of this beast on 6S!


Some body off shots please?
I'll tell ya what it looks like on 6S...


Picture the truck flashing past on the street at an ungodly speed sliding upside-down on its lid.


That's about what it looks like on 6S!




Seriously!
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That is what my borther's e maxx looks like on 6s . Only the body is usually half on and half off, grinding on the body mounts and breaking tons of rpm parts.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux First Impressions (pictures)

Here's the flux on 6s....way fast....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUmD9BsNk-E

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Impressive video, looks absurdly fast.
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That's a beast!
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Awesome pics, That savy looks so good [8D] cant wait to get mine.
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux First Impressions (pictures)

You should do a Nitro conversion on that, and make the worlds first Nitro converted Savage Flux.

That is one sick piece of hardware there. I am really interested in your impression of the truck and driving it around. Didn't you just get a brand new Slash or VXL Rustler too?
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Default RE: HPI Savage Flux First Impressions (pictures)

Its funny every video i see on you tube of it. And its always on its lid.
I mean its not very fun when you have to keep running to it and flipping it back over.
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You should do a Nitro conversion on that, and make the worlds first Nitro converted Savage Flux.

That is one sick piece of hardware there. I am really interested in your impression of the truck and driving it around. Didn't you just get a brand new Slash or VXL Rustler too?
He bought a vxl sheo what are you? A milionair?
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looks like the dogs were getting a good workout
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Wow, I didn't even know that HPI came out with it... Looks really powerful! but I wouldn't get it because it looks really heavy too...
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They really need a clutch for those engines to get smoother power delivery. Did you see that techno is releasing a clutch for electric motors?
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People need to learn how to setup a truck so it doesn't constantly roll over.
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After watching the video my less than 2 year old E-Savage seems positively antiquated. But I'd get tired of running it in that condition without toning it down. I mean my nitro Savage is hard enough to keep off its lid and I've got offset wheels and a wheelie bar on the thing!

I bet that Flux would be a lot of fun in the sand with paddles on the rear. What a roost it would throw!

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