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Old 01-05-2010, 06:56 PM
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I would suggest you pick up an alloy servo horn. One good lawn dart or clip an tube at speed and say goodbye to the plastic one (thesplines will strip out).
Good idea ! I have one on my Losi 8 that i can steal.
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Can you post a link to a shoe horn that will work?
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Depends on your servo; 23, 24 or 25 spline. Basically any 1/2 horn will work but you may need to rework the linkage a bit. The HPI horns sit taller than many others so the rod end fits under it.

Racer's Edge makes a nice one that clamps on in addition to the center screw.
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Thanks for the links to the diff articles
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You got it,...I have a list of awesome articles I found to use as I'm getting back into this after a few years.
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Originally Posted by TC_Tuner View Post
Vorza jumps and flies like the D8 - very predictable.

I run on a high traction, clay track (Leisure Hours Raceway - Joliet, IL) - I was using ProLine Inside Job MC compound tires.

Buggy accelerates with all the authority that high powered, electric 1:8 buggies have. Didn't have any poor front/rear diff bias on power using box setup, but I will apply my current nitro D8 setup to see if it gets even better.

As mentioned, I too [incorrectly] predicted that I would feel low speed sensorless studder off the line. I didn't, at all. I also have the 1:8 BL E-Revo (same motor/esc). I find this to also be extremely smooth. Seems like CC is on their game.
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What kind of speed are you getting out of your Vorza and what size track are you running on? I took mine for spin on the street yesterday and I think it's around 30mph with stock gearing & 4s30c lipo. This buggy is geared low, 43/10 diffs and 48t spur, I may go to a 17t pinion for a bit more top end.
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What does the Vorza come with stock?

The gears range from 14 to 21, do you get more top end the higher you go?

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Originally Posted by 85sfarunner View Post
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What kind of speed are you getting out of your Vorza and what size track are you running on?
Here is a video of my local track and their current layout. Obviously, these aren't 1:8 buggies, but you get an idea of the size.

Regarding actual MPH, I have no idea. I'm running stock gearing, and would only adjust if the track layout was to change.
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Originally Posted by TC_Tuner View Post
Here is a video of my local track and their current layout. Obviously, these aren't 1:8 buggies, but you get an idea of the size.

Regarding actual MPH, I have no idea. I'm running stock gearing, and would only adjust if the track layout was to change.
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I race on a large outdoor track that is at least twice that size so I think a 17/18 tooth pinion will do the job.

Stock pinion is 15t.
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Originally Posted by HYDE16 View Post
What does the Vorza come with stock?

The gears range from 14 to 21, do you get more top end the higher you go?

The bigger you go on the pinion the faster top end you have with less off the line speed. If you go smaller pinion you take off faster but don't have the top speed.
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Originally Posted by 85sfarunner View Post
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I race on a large outdoor track that is at least twice that size so I think a 17/18 tooth pinion will do the job.

Stock pinion is 15t.
I race my D8/Tekno at the same track as TC. Internal gearing is the same 4.3 and my spur is a 48. I'm using a Tekin 1900 on 4S with a 17T pinion and hitting top end on the straight.
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Originally Posted by AreCee View Post
I race my D8/Tekno at the same track as TC. Internal gearing is the same 4.3 and my spur is a 48. I'm using a Tekin 1900 on 4S with a 17T pinion and hitting top end on the straight.
Thanks that helps a lot.
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I use the Tork/2200 on my Ve8 with 4S and I use 17 and 19. You dont have to worry about sacrificing off the line speed with the 2200 unless you go rediculosly high on your pinion. It is a truggy motor with tork for days. But for racing you dont want to have a top speed more than 42mph, which is what I get with a 19t. You will have to use the calculator to find out what you need for this. HB gives you a small pinion thinking your going to use 5-6S packs. Incase someone does and dont know what they are doing wont burn the ESc-motor.
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Reveived my Vorza yesterday, looks and feels awesome.

Does anyone here run it with dual lipo-packs? I'm using my Savage Flux packs now (2x 5000mAh 11,1V 3C1P 30C Turnigy) but I have a hard time fitting them in the battery-box.

The packs themselves fit very well, but can't find a way to fit the cables under the bodyshell... Maybe I'll switch to a 4S1P pack soon...
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Originally Posted by 85sfarunner View Post
Took some pics on my cell tonight to share with you guys. I put on the JConcepts Goosebumps
Here's the Vorza with some new AKA City Block tires and white dish rims!

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