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Old 12-24-2008, 10:08 AM
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for those interested the Xcelorin Support website has been updated with the NEW downloads.

The 8th ESC also requires the new setup software to function properly. Please read the instructions.

http://www.losi.com/Support/XcelorinDownloads.aspx
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by rocketron View Post
for those interested the Xcelorin Support website has been updated with the NEW downloads.

The 8th ESC also requires the new setup software to function properly. Please read the instructions.

http://www.losi.com/Support/XcelorinDownloads.aspx

The release notes goes to a bogus website.
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there is a virus in one of the downloads
I think it is the instructions for the set up
make sure you scan it first with a virus scanner
Losi can you fix this before we spread this virus around

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Old 12-24-2008, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DRRC View Post
there is a virus in one of the downloads
I think it is the instructions for the set up
make sure you scan it first with a virus scanner
Losi can you fix this before we spread this virus around
There is NO VIRUS - but within the Setup program there are hardware drivers that depending on the Anti-Virus software mayl trigger a virus alert.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by bradfox2 View Post
The release notes goes to a bogus website.
Using "save-as" I just redownloaded all items without any obvious error. Could you be more specific - thanks
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My PC identified 3 of the components as a virus, and wouldn't let me install. So I tried it on an older PC with minimal virus protection, and it worked like a charm. If you have an older machine laying around with XP on it, use that.

I'm headed to the track right now to try out the new firmware. I'll report back what I find.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:45 AM
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** Click for instructions on how to upgrade to Version 2.0 of the Xcelorin Setup Program, and install the latest firmware for LOSB9516

This hyperlink is incorrect:
http://www.losi.dvweb.com/Content/Su...p_LOSB9516.pdf

Use that:

http://www.losi.com/Content/Support/...p_LOSB9516.pdf
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
Do you run this setup?
I ran the setup I mentioned above, the rear is too firm with the 35wt and black springs. Front felt ok, car drove ok too. Landed the jumps much smoother but the rear danced around on the landings, too much pack I'm thinkin.
Not sure if I want to go to a smaller piston and the heavier oil up front but the 30wt with the stock piston sounds good for out back.. Think I'll also go back to the green rear spring and silver front.

I ran that setup with silver springs front and green springs in back. The track had some pretty big jumps and the setup was awesome. I just went down on my oils for the colder months and to soften it up because of the new track design, but If you are running 4 cell, that piston setup and oil setup works awesome for big jumps and a mild climate.
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Alright folks the web link has been corrected.

Back to Virus there are 3 sets of drivers that may or may not dependig on Virus protection program signal a virus but honestly there is not.

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yes there were 3 viruses found
I did not write them down but I removed it from my computer and yes the virus software was running when I was installing it
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Originally Posted by DRRC View Post
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yes there were 3 viruses found
I did not write them down but I removed it from my computer and yes the virus software was running when I was installing it
Please refer to the Manual for installation along with the Upgrade instructions. There it is mentioned to disable your AV program prior to the install. The 3 drivers that may trigger your AV program will prevent the USB portion of the Xcelorin setup software to function - the ESC will not connect.
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I was able to get everything downloaded and installed in the buggy. I then of course had to try it out. I have a small practice track behind my house which is too small for anything this fast but I figured I could get the idea of the new firmware.....

WOW! Huge improvement in the braking department. This thing actually drives like a race vehicle now. I have much more confidence in my ability to control the vehicle in the air now. If you apply a little brake that is just what you get. If you apply full brake...you get full brake. I can't wait to get it on a big track where I can really try it out on some big jumps. We are heading back down to the Badlands in Myrtle Beach,SC next weekend and I am really amped on the opportunity to run this thing on that track. Thanks for you willingness and effort to improve this Losi.
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What is the optimal tempature for the 2100KV motor? Just want to have an idea so I know what is too hot. Thanks
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The instructions specifically say that 165-180F is the maximum operating temp. I think this is too hot, so I generally gear and heat sink mine for under 140.

I installed the new firmware, and without making any other changes, I headed out to the track. First thing I noticed, not enough brakes. So I turned my EPA back up to about 85%, and now I'm happy with it again. I also noticed, MINIMAL COGGING! It's almost completely gone. Overall, I'm impressed. It's def worth downloading and installing. If your brakes were too touchy before, the new setup is far lighter.
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I'm anxious to hear what the top gas guys are coming up with for setups on the 8ight E.
Is there that much of a weight difference?
What does a gas buggy weigh ready to race?
Mine is 8.6 lbs with the 4s battery.
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