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Old 09-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #601
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^looking great, man.
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Hey wassup fellas! New to the forums here. I'm a nitro guy and I just ordered my first electric car!!! The hpi sprint 2 flux. I did lots of researching and googling but a lot of it is still confusing to me. I'm going to use it for a while but plan on getting it to go as fast as possible. Can you guys make any good recommendation as to what motor and esc to get? What gears and such? My radio is a futaba 4pls what else do I need? Thanx and sorry for asking so much in my first post.
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Hey wassup fellas! New to the forums here. I'm a nitro guy and I just ordered my first electric car!!! The hpi sprint 2 flux. I did lots of researching and googling but a lot of it is still confusing to me. I'm going to use it for a while but plan on getting it to go as fast as possible. Can you guys make any good recommendation as to what motor and esc to get? What gears and such? My radio is a futaba 4pls what else do I need? Thanx and sorry for asking so much in my first post.

It would be helpful to know what type of driving you intend to do:
Street bash?
Drift?
On Road Touring Car?
USVTA?
USGT?

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Finally got my hands on the Sprint 1 steering setup, the solidity is unbelievable, why can't HPI put this back in the cars?!?!


Because it actually works...
Lookin' good cadman!!!
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BEAUTIFUL!!

In other words, I have a sprint 2 flux, and I want to start some touring 1/10 newbie racing... what class should i try to enter? I'm new to racing, but have been bashing for 4 years... I'm 15 so I'm looking for a budget setup series... I don't have resources to buy a Super pro level CF chassis... All help is appreciated!
The easiest thing to do is go to your local track, bring your car and talk with the owner -
Explain what you would like to do -

Some tracks allow new drivers to use what they have for a period of time -
It depends on the track owner and what types of racing formats his track offers -

I run a limited edition aluminum chassis -
I find that the extra weight helps plant the car better -

Only one company makes aluminum chassis now for the S2 =
RadshapeRC.com in the U.K. -

You can buy direct or from eBay -
Just under $60.00 USD -

They're selling purple color now -
Their other color is orange -

If you don't like the color =
GOOGLE "How to remove anodizing"

Good luck!

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #606
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It would be helpful to know what type of driving you intend to do:
Street bash?
Drift?
On Road Touring Car?
USVTA?
USGT?

Hey wassup Marv. In the near future I would like to get into racing. But I have only raced nitro off road. And I do street bashing with my on road 1/10 nitro. I want to learn more about electric. So you can say at first I will be street bashing mixed in with some practice at the local track.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #607
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Can you guys make any good recommendation as to what motor and esc to get? What gears and such? My radio is a futaba 4pls what else do I need?

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In the near future I would like to get into racing. I want to learn more about electric. So you can say at first I will be street bashing mixed in with some practice at the local track.

Your S2F, with the OEM X-Pattern tires & gearing, should be good to go for general street bashing -

I would recommend using a local outdoor tennis court or basketball court =
These usually have really nice (new & clean) paved flat surfaces and have virtually no major debris -

Bring a leaf blower just in case (or a push broom) and use a tire sauce recommended for paved surfaces -
Paragon Ground Effects works decently for paved surfaces, but may be on the local track's "you can't use that stuff here list" for indoor use / Check with the local track owner -

Make a trip to your local track and talk to the owner =
Explain what you would like to do and ask if you can run your car as is -

Some tracks allow new drivers to use what they have for a period of time to race with -

It depends on the track owner and what types of racing formats his track offers -

The track owner and local drivers can best advise you as to which motor(s), ESCs, gearing, tires, wheels and tire sauce(s) that they use and recommend for the classes of racing that they do at that particular track -


If you go to the track on an off racing day you should be able to buy some track time to practice with your S2F just the way it is and go from there -
Side note: Your S2F may, more than likely, be geared too fast for the indoor track. So take it slow and easy -

Keep in mind that you will more than likely have to change tires, at the very least, and use the recommended tire sauce to run on a carpeted track.

Some drivers have been successful running the OEM X-Patterns on carpet using the right tire sauce -

It's best to have at least two sets of tires:
One set for street use and one set for indoor use -

You can 'scuff' (break in lightly) your indoor tires on a paved surface -
Rotate the tires after every three runs -
X-Pattern tires are directional =
So just rotate front back / back to front -
Oh, before I forget =
Mark the inside of the rims so you know which tire goes where -


Use canned air and an acid brush to clean off any street dust, etc. after each street run -
Especially before running the car on carpet -
And bring some round tooth picks, Q-Tips and a pair of tweezers -
You'll know what they're for when the time comes -


Car setup: Pavement VS Carpet
That's a different can or worms to open at a later date -


Hope that helps -
Let us know how you make out -

Good luck!
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This thread is amazing

Marv you the man

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Hey Marv

What ESC do you recommend?

I want one that will give me NO problems
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any recommendations for some good drift tires ? I got some abs plastics one and it has like no grip at all.
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any recommendations for some good drift tires ? I got some abs plastics one and it has like no grip at all.
raiku drift tires are good, and they have some combo packs so you can try different compounds and treads
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any recommendations for some good drift tires ? I got some abs plastics one and it has like no grip at all.

If you have the S2 Flux get the Castle Link and turn your power output down to 70-80 percent. It makes drifting tons easier. the stock setup has way too much power for drifting, you'll never get traction.
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raiku drift tires are good, and they have some combo packs so you can try different compounds and treads
Thanks ! do theses require glue ? and what type of glue is recommended ?

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If you have the S2 Flux get the Castle Link and turn your power output down to 70-80 percent. It makes drifting tons easier. the stock setup has way too much power for drifting, you'll never get traction.
I have the s3 and it is way too much power (S3 w/ 4600kv Castle ), I currently don't have the castle link to plug it into the computer The combo didnt come with it, I will try to find one on eBay.

also, what is recommended for lipos battery to check if they don't go below voltage? I have the

DX3S + SR3300T DSM 3-Ch Rx w/Telemetry: Surface
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Thanks ! do theses require glue ? and what type of glue is recommended ?



I have the s3 and it is way too much power (S3 w/ 4600kv Castle ), I currently don't have the castle link to plug it into the computer The combo didnt come with it, I will try to find one on eBay.

also, what is recommended for lipos battery to check if they don't go below voltage? I have the

DX3S + SR3300T DSM 3-Ch Rx w/Telemetry: Surface

Once you get the Castle Link, you'll be able to setup your LiPo cutoff with the click of a button. You can also setup custom cutoff voltages if you like. Otherwise you'll have to use the LiPo cutoff feature built in to your ESC, assuming it has a LiPo mode.
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Hey Marv

What ESC do you recommend?

I want one that will give me NO problems
Anything ^^^ ????
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