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Old 08-16-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Hi all - I'm back into the rc's after many years and will be using this forum to reacquaint myself back into the hobby.

After some research I am picking up a HPI Blitz Flux but am keen to get a thoughts on anyone that has one. More spefically these are my questions and really appreciate your help in advance:

1. Good option for a 2s Lipo battery and a charger?

2. Any issues with the vehicle box stock ie adjustments needed?

3. What are some good initial upgrades?

4. Hobbies Australia has adequate parts for this vehicle, any other sites?

5. I live in the northern beaches of Sydney, where are some good rc public tracks?

Thanks all
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Hi all - I'm back into the rc's after many years and will be using this forum to reacquaint myself back into the hobby.

After some research I am picking up a HPI Blitz Flux but am keen to get a thoughts on anyone that has one. More spefically these are my questions and really appreciate your help in advance:

1. Good option for a 2s Lipo battery and a charger?

2. Any issues with the vehicle box stock ie adjustments needed?

3. What are some good initial upgrades?

4. Hobbies Australia has adequate parts for this vehicle, any other sites?

5. I live in the northern beaches of Sydney, where are some good rc public tracks?

Thanks all
Well I can help you with a few things but being in the U.S. I can't do much for your last two questions Though I might not be of much use to the first one because I'm not sure which lipo manufacturers are available over there. But to start.

1: good cheap lipos that usually are available overseas are brands like Gens Ace. There might be some home grown manufacturers you can order from similar to SMC-racing in the states. But hopefully some locals can chime in with that info. As for a charger, if you have access to Hitec products, then I am a big fan of the new Hitec X2 AC Pro. Gives you enough power to charge 6s batteries and you can fast charge 2s lipos at 20amps if you need the edge for stock racing. Not to mention it comes with its own adjustable temp solder iron

2: not really any major issues but you will want to make sure the slipper is tight enough. Usually tighten it down until you can't twist the nut any further then back off a 1/4 of a turn. The stock setup is actually pretty solid but you will definitely want to change the shock oil and get some springs to match whichever surface you intend to run on. Also changing the diff fluid is a good idea since the stock stuff if I remember correctly is pretty non-existent.

3:One definite upgrade that I don't think I'd want to race without is an aluminum steering rack. That is one of the weak spots on the Blitz in stock form in my opinion. I went with the HPI aluminum rack and haven't looked back. Some other good initial upgrades that I like having on my blitz are front c-blocks and steering hubs in aluminum. I believe STRC still makes them. An aluminum front suspension block is also ideal as the stock one might be the first thing to break if you clip a wall or curb at speed. Then getting aluminum shocks would be my next step but only after breaking the stock shocks as they actually work pretty well when built properly. So no need to dump them yet.

Just an overall tip when getting an RTR; check all screws to make sure they are not loose. Often things break just because there is too much movement and eventually something falls apart.
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Ebb Tide cheers for the detailed info :-)

Overall the car car is very solid as you mentioned and just a few tightening tweaks were required. I am still sourcing decent steering options but went with the hitec charger.

So glad to be back in the game!
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Is the Blitz Flux a newer release, or a version that is on it's way out?

I'm starting to do research for a couple 1/10 SCTs for our back-property track. Not serious racing, just family racing. Durability, parts availability, and run-time between required maintenance are highest priority. I use to race the early years of MT nitro and had good luck with my modified HPI Savage so I am looking at this Blitz Flux for our family race SCTs.

Thinking HPI Blitz Flux or, Associated SC10.3???
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Is the Blitz Flux a newer release, or a version that is on it's way out?

I'm starting to do research for a couple 1/10 SCTs for our back-property track. Not serious racing, just family racing. Durability, parts availability, and run-time between required maintenance are highest priority. I use to race the early years of MT nitro and had good luck with my modified HPI Savage so I am looking at this Blitz Flux for our family race SCTs.

Thinking HPI Blitz Flux or, Associated SC10.3???
That is s tough choice to make. I believe the Flux is on its way out but parts seem to be available in the states at least. I stocked up on a few things just in case though like front arms a set of shock towers and a spare chassis.

The Blitz will probably handle as good or better than the sc10.3 and should be much more durable. But the associated will have better long term support as it sits
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That is s tough choice to make. I believe the Flux is on its way out but parts seem to be available in the states at least. I stocked up on a few things just in case though like front arms a set of shock towers and a spare chassis.

The Blitz will probably handle as good or better than the sc10.3 and should be much more durable. But the associated will have better long term support as it sits
Thank you for your thoughts!

If the Blitz Flux is nearing it's end I'll likely look for a newer release model. Hmmm???
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RGunn the blitz flux seems to still have a lot of online parts available and pretty sure their are common parts across different models ie their is a Blitx ESE (kit) which actually has a hop up chassis for the Flux.

I'm not taking away from team associated as they are..well they are Team Associated �� and I owned an RC10 years back which I love.

I think both these trucks are great choices. Good luck.
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