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Old 12-06-2010, 06:42 AM
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Are you sure? Tried it the way castle has in the manual, maybe I missed something? In the manual where it says to pull the trigger to enter programming mode, on the blur that is what turns off the auto lipo setting.
I use the Castle Link to program mine. Sorry, didn't realize you were trying to it with the radio.

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:42 AM
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Default selling the flux 2200kv motor

i got the 2650kv motor for my Vorza and figured i would ask you guys if you wanted to buy the 2200 flux before i post it in the FS area.

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Originally Posted by gikkoraj View Post
Thanks armourbl for the inputs.

I assume you are using stock flux blur motor aligned with elite mount to centre diff, right?

Can you please post some latest photos of your buggy? I just want to clarify with a clear picture on how you have done it and how it looks like.

I hope this isn't a troublesome for you.
Try a search on this thread. I posted a lot of photos. Just a couple of pages back are the most current photos with my SC conversion.

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Originally Posted by bigben1165 View Post
i got the 2650kv motor for my Vorza and figured i would ask you guys if you wanted to buy the 2200 flux before i post it in the FS area.

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So is there a big difference between the two? Temps, run time, speed, acceleration? What batteries are you using?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by badaml View Post
So is there a big difference between the two? Temps, run time, speed, acceleration? What batteries are you using?
speed wise yes huge, there is an increase in temp when used with 6s. 4s you will really not see a difference in temp. it will depend on your gearing. multiply 450kv by your voltage equals the increase in rpm of the motor-wheels compared to the 2200kv. its a screamer! if you are racing your vorza, you honestly dont need it. its really for bashers looking for speed/fun.
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Originally Posted by Dagr View Post
A couple of questions...

a) regarding the above, do the DE racing mud guards you mentioned for the D8 fit onto the stock Vorza? (They seem pretty nice, and I do tend to get a ton of dirt in the rear drivetrain area).

b) can any of you guys recommend a solid upgrade to the stock steering servo? I'm looking to upgrade my TX/RX to either an Airtronics MX-Sport or MX-3X & probably would need a better servo to go with them.

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a) Yep.

b) I rank servos in this order: 1-Hitec 2-Hitec 3-Everybody else. The 985MG is great for a cheap option, if you want digital they have that version as well. If you want a higher end option the 7955 or the tower cs-170 are as good as any you can get. There are also new high voltage versions as well.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by LabRat99 View Post
a) Yep.

b) I rank servos in this order: 1-Hitec 2-Hitec 3-Everybody else. The 985MG is great for a cheap option, if you want digital they have that version as well. If you want a higher end option the 7955 or the tower cs-170 are as good as any you can get. There are also new high voltage versions as well.
i just bought a brand new tower 170 servo and it didnt work right at all! the numbers on it look really good, i hope that i just got a rare bad one. just wanted to put my .02 in. tower took it back no problem but if you buy one, they suggest getting an alum. servo arm from hitec. i did that and it does NOT fit the 170. unless my 170 was completely jacked up!
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Originally Posted by bigben1165 View Post
i just bought a brand new tower 170 servo and it didnt work right at all! the numbers on it look really good, i hope that i just got a rare bad one. just wanted to put my .02 in. tower took it back no problem but if you buy one, they suggest getting an alum. servo arm from hitec. i did that and it does NOT fit the 170. unless my 170 was completely jacked up!
What kind of problems did you have with it? I've got one and I had trouble with the HotBodies Alum servo horn fitting on it. I just used the plastic one that came from another Hitec servo. They have held up very well for me in 1/8 scale service. Not sure why the alum. ones are difficult to fit - the cs170 is the same servo as the Hitec 7955. The only difference is that the Hitec version is programmable and the Tower version isn't.

P.S. The stock plastic ones that come with the kit are WORTHLESS! I watched a friend strip one out before he had gone 50 feet when his D8 was new.
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Since I don't plan on racing much, would there be any advantage to having an eRevo over the Vorza? Seems like even though the tires are bigger, it isn't as stable either. Anyone who has had or used both, please offer some insight, thanks.
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What kind of problems did you have with it? I've got one and I had trouble with the HotBodies Alum servo horn fitting on it. I just used the plastic one that came from another Hitec servo. They have held up very well for me in 1/8 scale service. Not sure why the alum. ones are difficult to fit - the cs170 is the same servo as the Hitec 7955. The only difference is that the Hitec version is programmable and the Tower version isn't.

P.S. The stock plastic ones that come with the kit are WORTHLESS! I watched a friend strip one out before he had gone 50 feet when his D8 was new.
control of the servo was sporadic at best! i think it had a bad pot from the factory. not sure why the alum arm didnt fit, i bought some Dubro HD arms and there is no way those will strip out!
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Since I don't plan on racing much, would there be any advantage to having an eRevo over the Vorza? Seems like even though the tires are bigger, it isn't as stable either. Anyone who has had or used both, please offer some insight, thanks.
my friend has an erevo, they are cool but nothing is going to have a lower center of gravity than an 1/8 buggy. it will roll easier, but not as easy as say, most monster trucks. that was the reason i got rid of my brushless emaxx, there is a limit to the speed because you roll it so easily.

Also, you cant buy the roller, you have to get their radio and receiver and all that stuff too.
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Default my new VORZA (2nd generation)

some pics

HPI Vorza Flux 1/8 E-Buggy Thread-new-vorza-2.jpg

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HPI Vorza Flux 1/8 E-Buggy Thread-vorza-wheels.jpg

the last pic has traxxas alum wheely wheels on the wing to serve as a wheely bar!
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Hi bigben1165,

May i know the details of shocks and springs that you are using?

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the last pic has traxxas alum wheely wheels on the wing to serve as a wheely bar!
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Originally Posted by gikkoraj View Post
Hi bigben1165,

May i know the details of shocks and springs that you are using?

Thanks.
sure, im not an expert on the vorza like a lot of the guys on here that have been using this buggy for a year + tho. im sure they can give you a better setup for what you are looking for. they have put a TON of info on setup on this thread if you do a search for it. ive read every page of it!

i am using the stock big bore shocks on the front and the back. on the front i run blue 76mm springs in the second hole in on top and the inside hole on the bottom. i use the same holes in the rear along with the same 76mm blue springs. i am also using the stock factory oil.

im using the stiff shock springs because i bash as opposed to race and i try to keep the chassis off the ground as much as i can, but not so much that the suspension is no longer supple for bumps and jumping.
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Default ok, here is the last body i have, MP9 proline

finished painting and fitting the Proline MP9 body for the Vorza, it fit very well with the speedo rotated and the motor wires coming out the side of the motor.
HPI Vorza Flux 1/8 E-Buggy Thread-img_1343.jpg

HPI Vorza Flux 1/8 E-Buggy Thread-img_1344.jpg

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let me know what you guys think.
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