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Old 01-27-2012, 12:57 PM
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Hi guys,

I am completely new to this, so please bear with me.

On Monday I bite the bullet and went ahead and bought a Savage XS flux, which I found to be quite a handful, Spending most of my time running over to it to flip it back onto four wheels. The thing is great fun and eventually after three runs on 2s Lipo battery I managed to get the hang of it.

Brought it back home to clean it up and recharge the battery to have a go on it yesterday (thursday) only to find that the damn thing wouldn't work . The servo was working, the lights on the ESC were lighting up, but there was no tone on plugging in the battery!!

So I took it back to the shop, so they can then send it off to HPI to get it fixed. In the meantime I was left without a car after being all revved up having just caught the bug for R/C cars. So what is a guy to do in this situation?? I had to buy another one and was toying with the idea of either getting the Brushless E-Revo or the Savage flux HP. I went ahead and bought the bigger brother of my xs Savage and another 2s Lipo so that I could have a bit of fun whilst the other one was away for repair.

I wish I just bought the HP flux the first time round. The thing is soo much fun!! My one gripe about it though just like the little savage xs, its not the best at cornering and I'm always finding my self running over to it to flip it upright again.

Is there any way I can mod it to improve its cornering ability?

I've been reading around lately and it seems I probably would've been better off with the E-Revo purely from a handling perspective.


Any Help would be greatly appreciated!!

PS sorry for the long post
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:47 PM
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hey mate. look into the sway bar kit. it is cheap and improves handling. At the end of the day, i would rather have an indestructible tank that flips over(savvy flux), than a fast plastic car that doesn't flip over and breaks every time i take it out!(e revo). It handles like a monster truck, what did you expect???

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DinoS View Post
Hi guys,

I am completely new to this, so please bear with me.

On Monday I bite the bullet and went ahead and bought a Savage XS flux, which I found to be quite a handful, Spending most of my time running over to it to flip it back onto four wheels. The thing is great fun and eventually after three runs on 2s Lipo battery I managed to get the hang of it.

Brought it back home to clean it up and recharge the battery to have a go on it yesterday (thursday) only to find that the damn thing wouldn't work . The servo was working, the lights on the ESC were lighting up, but there was no tone on plugging in the battery!!

So I took it back to the shop, so they can then send it off to HPI to get it fixed. In the meantime I was left without a car after being all revved up having just caught the bug for R/C cars. So what is a guy to do in this situation?? I had to buy another one and was toying with the idea of either getting the Brushless E-Revo or the Savage flux HP. I went ahead and bought the bigger brother of my xs Savage and another 2s Lipo so that I could have a bit of fun whilst the other one was away for repair.

I wish I just bought the HP flux the first time round. The thing is soo much fun!! My one gripe about it though just like the little savage xs, its not the best at cornering and I'm always finding my self running over to it to flip it upright again.

Is there any way I can mod it to improve its cornering ability?

I've been reading around lately and it seems I probably would've been better off with the E-Revo purely from a handling perspective.


Any Help would be greatly appreciated!!

PS sorry for the long post
Ive never had one of these truks before and dont know if this can be adjusted easily but u could mess with camber maybe put all four wheels at -1.5 for a start that way when it sways the wheels would be a lil more fully touching the ground so it may turn better (but i dont know for sure im just suggesting something to try)
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