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Old 07-20-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Kylesfv View Post
what hop ups would u recomend for teh vorza
If you are racing:
Better servo
Aluminum steering arm
M2C outside hinge pins
Otherwise the car is solid.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:38 PM
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i need helpppppp!!!!! i programed the esc and when i pull the trigger toward me it goes in reverse isnt it supposed to go foward

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Old 07-20-2010, 10:05 PM
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Don't know about your HPI rig, but my Spektrum DX3.0 has a feature to invert the throttle/steering so try looking through your manual for such feature.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:39 PM
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Which settings did you mess with?i need to know this first before i can give you accurate answer.You should be able to swap any of the 3 motor wires around to make it go forward.Still tell me the settings that you messed with to see if your not gonna mess any thing up.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:03 AM
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i did what the manual said foward than re3verse then nutral .... the after it finshed the controls were messed up
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:19 PM
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Switch 2 of the wires going to the esc and re-program the esc to the radio. Should fix the issue
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Selling the wide conversion kit for the vorza, getting another r/c in the future. Check it out here -

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...rsion-kit.html
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Originally Posted by Vision View Post
Switch 2 of the wires going to the esc and re-program the esc to the radio. Should fix the issue
i swithched the cable and re did then it went in the right direction but forward was slow and reverse was in sanely fast
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:39 AM
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I would check the esc settings also using the castle link on your computer to see if everything is ok there.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:45 AM
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So it's been a while since we've brought up the latest Castle Creations ESC firmware and our settings.

Last we spoke, Paulie (pgeldz) said he tried installing the V3.25 software.
Has anyone else tried this one or is there a newer version out there?

Also, we've spent some time with our cars on the track to get our setups right. Has anyone really refined the ESC programmable settings since their intial testing?

Where are you guys now and can you post your current settings?
I find that my car is overly powerful for the mid to small size track I run at.
I'm overshooting turns and loosing traction due to the amount of torque.
I'm wondering if I should scale back my car near training mode to keep it controlled.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:54 AM
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I stay current with the firmware and have yet to run into an issue. I even run the betas when they are available.

I've discovered through testing and asking a lot of questions that it is best to disable most of the programmable functions in the ESC and tune control through your radio. I'm talking about stuff like disabling punch control, only running 25% or less brakes, no drag brakes, no throttle or brake curves, etc. Run 0 timing and low initial start speed.

Tune with your radio. Start out at 25% throttle EXPO, turn up the EPA on your brakes until you find the sweet spot, etc. The result of all of this is less heat in the ESC and motor. You are also more in control of things with your throttle finger.

I ran like this at my last race and was much happier with my temps and the way my buggy ran.

I'm still working out suspension tuning. I'm going to try some 1.2 shock pistons in the rear and experiment with shock oils. This should give me more pack on high speed hits and help prevent bottoming as much while still allowing the suspension to move appropriately over the small stuff. We'll see.

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Originally Posted by Kylesfv View Post


i swithched the cable and re did then it went in the right direction but forward was slow and reverse was in sanely fast
Does your radio controller have a switch on the top that says "reverse".
If it does, click it to that.
See if that solves your problem.
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Originally Posted by Kylesfv View Post


i swithched the cable and re did then it went in the right direction but forward was slow and reverse was in sanely fast
See the attached picture. I drew this up really quickly in MS Paint. This is how my motor is wired to the ESC. Set your's the same. Make sure in the ESC software that your motor direction is not reversed. Also make sure your radio throttle isn't reversed, should be a switch on the stock radio, one for throttle and one for steering.

Beyond that, you need to go to your local hobby shop with your buggy and radio, batteries, etc., and ask them to help you.

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Forgot to attach the file. Here it is...
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Originally Posted by armourbl View Post
I stay current with the firmware and have yet to run into an issue. I even run the betas when they are available.

I've discovered through testing and asking a lot of questions that it is best to disable most of the programmable functions in the ESC and tune control through your radio. I'm talking about stuff like disabling punch control, only running 25% or less brakes, no drag brakes, no throttle or brake curves, etc. Run 0 timing and low initial start speed.

Tune with your radio. Start out at 25% throttle EXPO, turn up the EPA on your brakes until you find the sweet spot, etc. The result of all of this is less heat in the ESC and motor. You are also more in control of things with your throttle finger.

I ran like this at my last race and was much happier with my temps and the way my buggy ran.

I'm still working out suspension tuning. I'm going to try some 1.2 shock pistons in the rear and experiment with shock oils. This should give me more pack on high speed hits and help prevent bottoming as much while still allowing the suspension to move appropriately over the small stuff. We'll see.

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Ben,

Good advice with the remote vs ESC settings. Keep us posted on how the suspension tweaking goes, seems like most of us that race are still having issues getting things just right.
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